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Seasons:
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Release Date:
3 September 2011 (UK) See more »
Plot:
A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures. Full summary »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(54 articles)
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 23)

Mark Cousins ... Himself - Presenter / ... (15 episodes, 2011)

Juan Diego Botto ... Narrator (15 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Mark Cousins (15 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Mark Cousins (15 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
John Archer .... producer (15 episodes, 2011)
Helen Du Toit .... co-producer: USA (15 episodes, 2011)
Tabitha Jackson .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2011)
Tanya Seghatchian .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2011)
Laura Marcellino .... location producer: Italy (4 episodes, 2011)
Anita Oxburgh .... location producer: Sweden / associate producer: Sweden (4 episodes, 2011)
Rose Issa .... location producer: Cairo / associate producer: Iran (3 episodes, 2011)
Dhivya Kate Chetty .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlotte Wontner .... location producer: London (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mark Cousins (14 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Film Editing by
Timo Langer (15 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Production Management
Amy Fritz .... production manager: New York / production manager: New Jersey (7 episodes, 2011)
David Gibson .... production manager: Paris (6 episodes, 2011)
Takuo Yasuda .... production manager: Tokyo / production manager: Japan (6 episodes, 2011)
Annabel Bates .... production manager: London (5 episodes, 2011)
Sonali Bhattacharya .... production manager: India (5 episodes, 2011)
Kristina Frick .... production manager: Berlin (4 episodes, 2011)
Maxim Pakhomov .... production manager: Moscow (4 episodes, 2011)
Fatoumata Traore .... production manager: Ouagadougou / production manager: Burkina Faso (4 episodes, 2011)
Kingman Cho .... production manager: Hong Kong (3 episodes, 2011)
Karoninka .... production manager: Senegal / production manager: Dakar (3 episodes, 2011)
Laura Marcellino .... production manager: Turin / production manager: Italy (3 episodes, 2011)
Julia Pomirska .... production manager: Sydney (3 episodes, 2011)
Zoe Thompson .... production manager: Shanghai (3 episodes, 2011)
Davy Gibson .... production manager: Paris (2 episodes, 2011)
Rose Issa .... production manager: Egypt (2 episodes, 2011)
Chen Nan .... production manager: Beijing (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Art Department
Darri Donnelly .... graphic design (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Sound Department
Kevin McCue .... dubbing mixer (15 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Archer .... additional camera operator (8 episodes, 2011)
Timo Langer .... additional camera operator (4 episodes, 2011)
Simon Arthur .... additional camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Wang Yi Fau .... additional camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Robert Glassford .... additional camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Mahmoud Kalari .... additional camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Liu Jian Kui .... additional camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
Robert McKillop .... additional camera operator (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chas Chalmers .... colorist (14 episodes, 2011)
Darren MacLean .... edit assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
John Sackey .... colorist (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Location Management
Charlotte Wontner .... location producer: London (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Other crew
Fabien Westerhoff .... worldwide sales: Hanway Films (14 episodes, 2011)
James A. Smith .... archive researcher (12 episodes, 2011)
Iain McKinna .... commentary record (4 episodes, 2011)
Alfred Archer .... runner (2 episodes, 2011)
Neil Bromhall .... archive (2 episodes, 2011)
Jennifer Hanlon .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Emma Lennox .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Claire Mackenzie .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Thanks
Tom Luddy .... thanks (7 episodes, 2011)
Layla Alexander Garrett .... thanks (5 episodes, 2011)
Cari Beauchamp .... thanks (4 episodes, 2011)
Gill Moreton .... thanks (4 episodes, 2011)
Maggie Renzi .... thanks (4 episodes, 2011)
John Sayles .... thanks (4 episodes, 2011)
Maggie Cheung .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Ian Christie .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Julia Chu .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Shiv Das .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Buck Henry .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Kazuyo Kanayama .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Bill Krohn .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
David Murphy .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Kate Ogborn .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Jessica Shen .... thanks (3 episodes, 2011)
Bernardo Bertolucci .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
S.N. Bhattacharya .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Lizelle Bischoff .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Peter Bogdanovich .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Clementine Deliss .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Jake Flynn .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Kerry Fox .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Jean-Michel Frodon .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Natascha Genz .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Robert Glassford .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Clara Glynn .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Dennis Hopper .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Deborah Hunter .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Mani Kaul .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Marianne Khoury .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Richard Kilborn .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Timour Mambety .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
B. Ruby Rich .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Donald Richie .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Thelma Schoonmaker .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Tanya Seghatchian .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Rod Steiger .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Kamal Swaroop .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Sharmila Tagore .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Neville Tuli .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlotte Wotner .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
Jan Younghusband .... thanks (2 episodes, 2011)
 

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Very Educational, 4 January 2014
Author: shiva-28 from United States

I watched every episode of the Story of Film on TCM and quite frankly found it very educational. As a film buff, with a pretty good knowledge of the history of cinema, I thought I had a good grasp of what has come before but Mark Cousin's epic documentary with a focus on International cinema, and not just the West, really opened me up to so many foreign films that I was not aware of it. So, thank you Mark for that!

There's been much talk about Mark's accent as the narrator. Frankly, since this series is about Mark's own vision of cinema's history, it makes sense for him to narrate. Because all along he is the one telling us what he thinks of this film or that, this director and another.

It would not have made sense if SOF was narrated by someone else, because the points being brought up in this 15-hour long documentary aren't necessarily cinema facts, but one person's rather educated opinion. So, I have no issue with Mark's personal narration.

As for his accent, why such a fuss? Why do we need to have generic, impersonal narrations all over the place. If Michael Moore gets to narrate his own documentaries and telling us how feels about various topics, why shouldn't Mark do that.

If the real fuss about Cousin is that he is not American, then the blame is on us for being so uptight and not him.

Good work Mark and thanks for expanding my cinema knowledge.

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