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622 Ratings

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Directed by Mark Cousins
United Kingdom, 2011
Documentary, History

Synopsis

The Story of Film: An Odyssey, directed by film critic Mark Cousins, is the story of cinema told through the history of cinematic innovation. The film covers 6 continents and 12 decades, showing how filmmakers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other.

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The Story of Film: An Odyssey Directed by Mark Cousins

Critics reviews

It may be a bit of a no-brainer, but Cousins’s notion that films have advanced since the late 19th century, both artistically and commercially, as a result of variations in established schemas (artistic and commercial) is passably ingenious its simplicity.
January 03, 2013
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Cousins is certainly entitled to his subtitle, especially after one considers that he’s trying to remap certain aspects of film criticism as well. But truthfully, his innocent odyssey is, for better and for worse, closer to a theme-park ride than it is to a critical or historical essay, placing it in quite a separate universe from Jean-Luc Godard’s Histoire(s) du ichar.
January 01, 2013
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