The Story Of Film: An Odyssey DVD

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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.
Additional Details
Director
Mark Cousins
Production Year
2011
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD - Boxed Set
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Run Time: 915 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Music Box Films
  • DVD Release Date: December 11, 2012
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    44 Page Collector's Booklet
    Viewer's Guide
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    5.0

    Ground Breaking

    By Joe

    from Oakland CA

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      this is a important insight into the art forum that has come to dominates our
      cultural and personal histories.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Great Documentary

      By gml

      from Los Osos, CA

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        This is a great series. Well researched and deeply thought out. Well worth watching.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        every film lover must have this!

        By film buff liz

        from Berkeley, CA

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        started to watch this series and decided that we wanted to have our own copy of it because it is so informative, gives new perspective to filmmaking. It is so thorough and fascinating that we know we'll be watching it in the future again and again.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Spectacular! Well narrated and presented

        By Dharma203

        from Springfield, MA

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          I have been watching this on TMC and never thought I would enjoy it so much! Well done - this captures snippets from all the great films, and showcases actors, film, camera angles, set up, lighting, filters, and really details how film has evolved through the years. Points out a lot of information you never would have thought of, and connects things very well.

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          5.0

          Highly Recommended!!

          By Milly

          from Anaheim, California

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            Having viewed first episodes of series and found them thoroughly satisfying and informative and an inventive exercise in presenting motion picture history, I was certain I would look forward to revisiting them over and over to gain additional insight and previous recollections.

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