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
Did You Know?
Cousins claimed that Psycho was influenced by the 1960 documentary Primary. Yet Hitchcock started shooting Psycho on 11th November 1959 and finished on 1st Fenruary 1960 and the Wisconsin Primary was held on 21st January 1960 - which means that not only was the documentary not finished until after Hitchcock made Psycho, but the events in it didn't even happen until Psycho's final week of shooting! See more
Himself - Interviewee
I think a lot of film makers think a story is the purpose of a film, and that the characters and the actors really have just got to establish the story and take it to where it's going. And that seems to me to be the complete opposite of what should be happening, because there should be no story. I mean, we spend our lives inventing stories, but the story actually doesn't exist. We exist, and our apprehension of a story is how we explain the kind of meanderings that we take. So, there's no such ...