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The Story of Film: An Odyssey 

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A comprehensive history of the medium and art of motion pictures.
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Mark Cousins ...  Self - Presenter / ... 15 episodes, 2011
Juan Diego Botto ...  Narrator 15 episodes, 2011
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Film critic and historian Mark Cousins uses film clips, interviews with filmmakers, and illustrative footage of locations around the world to take viewers through film and filmmaking history, from the late 19th century to today, with a particular emphasis on world cinema. Written by agentstinky

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A passionate ode to cinema, spanning 6 continents, 12 decades and 1,000 films.


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Mark Cousins is an Honorary Professor of the University of Glasgow. See more »

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Complete 900 minute version shown at the Toronto International Film Festival (in 2011), and the New York Museum of Modern Art in New York City (in 2012). See more »

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Featured in Brows Held High: Gerry Redux! (2014) See more »

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Excellent show for film buffs.
28 September 2011 | by ianmck15See all my reviews

If you have an interest in the history of international cinema and don't expect to be spoon-fed then "The Story of Film:An Odyssey" is excellent. Sure, it is Mark Cousins' personal view and he does jump around quite a bit but that doesn't detract from either the entertainment value or the interesting and valuable information in the series.

Of course, if you have no knowledge of the films / directors he is talking about then it no doubt will be rather difficult to follow. The four episodes I have seen have contained a lot of interesting information on the history of world cinema, including the production / finance side, and you can learn about some old classics which I can vaguely remember seeing at film festivals in the 60's and 70's. Highly recommended. Update : I have now watched the complete series of "The Story of Film" and it is a classic, a great resource for those interested in world cinema and thoroughly entertaining to boot.


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Channel 4 [UK]

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UK

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English

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3 September 2011 (UK) See more »

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$12,766
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(15 episodes)

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