The story of film. Episode 5 / the British Film Institute, Film4 and Hopscotch Films present ; in association with UK Film Council and More 4.
- Additional Titles:
- História do cinema : uma odisseia and Story of film : an odyssey
- Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (64 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Cousins, Mark, 1965-, Archer, John, 1953-, British Film Institute, FilmFour (Firm), and Hopscotch Films
- Language Note:
- In English.
- The Story of Film: An Odyssey is an unprecedented cinematic event, an epic journey through the history of world cinema that is a treat for movie lovers around the globe. Guided by film historian Mark Cousins, this bold 15-part love letter to the movies begins with the invention of motion pictures at the end of the 19th century and concludes with the multi-billion dollar globalized digital industry of the 21st. The Story of Film: An Odyssey heralds a unique approach to the evolution of film art by focusing on the artistic vision and innovations of filmmaking pioneers. Cousins' distinctive approach also yields a personal and idiosyncratic rewriting of film history.Filmed at key locations in film history on every continent, from Thomas Edison's New Jersey laboratory, to Hitchcock's London; from post-war Rome to the thriving industry of modern day Mumbai--this landmark documentary is filled with glorious clips from some of the greatest movies ever made and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Wim Wenders, Abbas Kiarostami, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale. SYNOPSES: Part 5 This part of The Story of Film shows how the trauma of war made cinema more daring. The story starts in Italy, and then we go to Hollywood, discover Orson Welles and chart the darkening of American film and the drama of the McCarthy era. Screenwriters Paul Schrader and Robert Towne discuss theses years. The director of Singin' in the Rain, Stanley Donen, talks exclusively about his career, and we discover that British films like The Third Man best sum up these extraordinary years.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- data file
- Title from resource description page (viewed October 19, 2017).
- Won 2013 Peabody Award
Won 2012 Traverse City Film Festival, Stanley Kubrick Award-Bold & Innovative Filmmaking
Nominated 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival, Audience Award-Best Documentary Feature
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