The Story of Film: An Odyssey

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The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a 2011 British documentary film about the history of film, presented on television in 15 one-hour chapters with a total length of over 900 minutes. It was directed and narrated by Mark Cousins, a film critic from Northern... read more
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a 2011 British documentary film about the history of film, presented on television in 15 one-hour chapters with a total length of over 900 minutes. It was directed and narrated by Mark Cousins, a film critic from Northern Ireland, based on his 2004 book The Story of Film.

Original Release

09/03/2011

Cast

Juan Diego Botto Narrator (voice)
Mark Cousins Himself - Presenter
Lars von Trier Himself - Interviewee
Haskell Wexler Himself - Interviewee
Aleksandr Sokurov Himself - Interviewee
Paul Schrader Himself - Interviewee
Norman Lloyd Himself - Interviewee
Judy Balaban Herself - Interviewee
Donald Richie Himself - Interviewee
Mani Kaul Himself - Interviewee
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Birth of the Cinema Saturday, 03 September 2011
2 The Hollywood Dream Saturday, 10 September 2011
3 The Golden Age of World Cinema Saturday, 17 September 2011
4 The Arrival of Sound Saturday, 24 September 2011
5 Post-War Cinema Saturday, 01 October 2011
6 Sex & Melodrama Saturday, 08 October 2011
7 European New Wave Saturday, 15 October 2011
8 New Directors, New Form Saturday, 22 October 2011
9 American Cinema of the 70s Saturday, 29 October 2011
10 Movies to Change the World Saturday, 05 November 2011
11 The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream Saturday, 12 November 2011
12 Fight the Power: Protest in Film Saturday, 19 November 2011
13 New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia & Latin America Saturday, 26 November 2011
14 New American Independents & the Digital Revolution Saturday, 03 December 2011
15 Cinema Today and the Future Saturday, 10 December 2011

Directors

Mark Cousins

Writers

Mark Cousins

Cast

Juan Diego Botto Narrator (voice)
Mark Cousins Himself - Presenter
Lars von Trier Himself - Interviewee
Haskell Wexler Himself - Interviewee
Aleksandr Sokurov Himself - Interviewee
Paul Schrader Himself - Interviewee
Norman Lloyd Himself - Interviewee
Judy Balaban Herself - Interviewee
Donald Richie Himself - Interviewee
Mani Kaul Himself - Interviewee
Baz Luhrmann Himself - Interviewee
Bill Forsyth Himself - Interviewee
Sharmila Tagore Herself - Interviewee
Stanley Donen Himself - Interviewee
Bernardo Bertolucci Himself - Interviewee
Francois Truffaut Himself (archive footage)
Terence Davies Himself - Interviewee
Kyoko Kagawa Herself - Interviewee
Robert Towne Himself - Interviewee
Gaston Kaboré Himself - Interviewee

Producers

Editors

Timo Langer

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