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The Story of Film [videorecording]: An Odyssey

the British Film Institute, Film4 and Hopscotch Films present ; in association with UK Film Council and More 4.
Video; DVD
The story of film : an odyssey, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Mark Cousins, is the story of international cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides worldwide guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion dollar globalised digital industry. Described as a 'love letter' to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinemal from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock's London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale.
Mark Cousins
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915 min.
Booklet entitled: Behind the story of film.
  • [v. 1.] Chapters 1, 2, 3 & booklet
  • [v. 2] Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • [v. 3.] Chapters 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
Director, writer, photographer, Mark Cousins ; editor, Timo Langer ; producer, John Archer.
Chicago, Ill. : Music Box Films, c2012.
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5 videodiscs (DVD) (915 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (43 p. ; 18 cm.)
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