The Story of Film looks at the period 1918-1928 and examines the growth of Hollywood as the center of an entertainment industry. It looks at the story telling techniques of The Thief of Bagdad (1924) and looks at the comedy work of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, and Harold Lloyd. It examines the birth of documentary film-making with Nanook of the North (1922) before discussing Erich Von Stroheim and his ultra-realistic film Greed (1924). It also looks at King Vidor's influential The Crowd (1928) and how Hollywood rejected its non-optimistic take on New York Life. It also looks at several major Soviet films of the 1920s and the work of Carl Theodor Dreyer. Written by
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Lars von Trier - Interviewee
He started with a very thick script, and then he kind of reduced and reduced. I don't know what he did, but it had this monumental feeling, of course, after reducing for many years. It's like a very good soup, you know.
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