Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Story of Film

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey"  Here's an excerpt from the series description:

"Film critic and curator Mark Cousins chronicles the birth and evolution of the great and popular art form- cinema. This 15-hour journey filmed over six years on five continents covers 11 decades of movie history illustrated with over a thousand film clips. This voyage takes us to many famous moments in film -- the birth of Hollywood and the great movie genres, the evolution of movie stardom, the shock of the French 'New Wave', the revolution of digital cinema, etc. But it goes much further, to open a window on, amongst many things, Shanghai films of the 30s, the great Indian melodramas of the 50s and the triumph of African filmmakers of the 70s. The journey also touches and delves into social issues at various periods in the 20th Century including the role of women in cinema and the driving force behind the industry."

"The Story of Film: An Odyssey" is available via Netflix streaming.  

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