The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Season 1, Episode 4

Episode #1.4 (24 Sep. 2011)

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The Story of Film: An Odyssey is an epic journey through the history of cinema. Guided by film historian Mark Cousins, this 15-part love letter to the movies spans from the invention of film in the 19th century to the digital industry of the 21st. Written by Anonymous

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Himself - Presenter: A spokesman of the Vichy government, which sided with the Nazis, said if we've lost the war it's because of Quai Des Brumes. Director Carney retorted that you can't blame a storm on the barometer.
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The Arrival of Sound
12 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

By the title of this episode, you would think the focus would be on sound stages being on the rise as the outdoors was no longer a silent environment with which to film. Instead, we all but abandon that after five minutes.

Another review complained (if that is the right word) about this episode's jump from the 1930s to the present day and back and forth and all over. It is true -- unlike the first three segments, this one does not seem nearly as cohesive.

Instead, we see the rise of horror, western, cartoon and gangster films, which brings us such things as the comparison of the "Scarface" films an even a look at "Audition". This segment champions Howard Hawks, and suggests he might have been bisexual and anti-semitic. Was that necessary? Probably not.


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