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Title The story of film : an odyssey / The British Film Institute, Film4 and Hopscotch Films present ; a Hopscotch Films production ; written, photographed, and directed by Mark Cousins ; producer, John Archer.
Imprint [Chicago, Ill.] : Music Box Films, [2012]

Subject Motion pictures -- History.
Motion picture industry -- History.
Cinematography -- History.
Motion picture producers and directors -- History.
Silent films -- History.
Alt Name Cousins, Mark,
Archer, John, 1953-
Denis, Claire, 1948-
British Film Institute,
FilmFour (Firm),
Hopscotch Productions,
Music Box Films,
Description 5 videodiscs (915 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in + 1 guide (43 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm)
4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, NTSC, Widescreeen (16:9), stereo.
Performer Contributions from: Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles Burnett, Jane Campion, Claudia Cardinale, Youssef Chahine, Terence Davies, Claire Denis, Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Abbas Kiarostami, Baz Luhrmann, Paul Schrader, Alexander Sokurov, Robert Towne, Gus Van Sant, Sharmila Tagore, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Haskell Wexler, Yuen Woo-Ping.
Narrator, Mark Cousins.
Credits Editor, Timo Langer.
Note Issued in slipcase, with quadfold disc container and booklet in front pocket.
Originally broadcast as a television program in 2011.
Contents Disc 1. 1895-1918. The world discovers a new art form -- 1918-1928. The triumph of American film and the first of its rebels -- 1918-1932. The Great Rebel filmmakers around the world -- Disc 2. The 1930s. The great American movie genres and the brilliance of European film -- 1939-1952. The devastation of war and a new movie language -- 1953-1957. The swollen story : world cinema bursting at the seams -- Disc 3. 1957-1964. The shock of the new, modern filmmaking in Western Europe -- 1965-1969. New waves sweep around the world -- 1967-1979. New American cinema -- Disc 4. 1969-1979. Radical directors in the 70s make state of the nation movies -- The 1970s and onward. Innovation in popular culture and around the world -- The 1980s. Moviemaking and protest around the world -- Disc 5. 1990-1998. The last days of celluloid, before the coming of digital -- The 1990s. The first days of digital : reality losing its realness in America and Australia -- 2000 onwards. Film moves full circle and the future of movies.
Summary 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 a 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 cinema 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.
ISBN/ISSN 741360538108
Publisher # MBFHE-046 Music Box Films
OCLC # 815549225