‘Story of Film’ Streams via Hulu July 1

Music Box Films Home Entertainment Presents

 The Story of Film: An Odyssey 

Available on HULU July 1st

  “The results of [Mr. Cousins’]dogged research, compulsive travel and hard thinking are exemplary, useful and sometimes thrilling.” –A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES


Painstakingly researched, curated and filmed over a six year period on five continents, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY covers 120 years of world cinema in 15 hour-long installments brimming with more than one thousand film clips from the greatest and most important movies ever made.

THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY goes further and deeper in the history of cinema than any other recent celluloid survey, examining, amongst many things, Shanghai films of the 30s,the great Indian melodramas of the 50s and the triumph of African filmmakers of the 70s. It also touches and delves into social issues at various periods in the 20th Century including the role of women in cinema and the driving forces behind the industry.

Directed and hosted by film historian Mark Cousins, THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY is, in Cousin’s own words, “a love letter to cinema”—a bold, passionate and essential chronicle on the history and growth of world cinema.

Filmed at key locations in film history around the world—from Thomas Edison’s New Jersey laboratory to Alfred Hitchcock’s London; and from post-war Rome to the thriving industry of modern day Mumbai—THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY also features a cascade of 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, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey – fifteen-part feature 

Part 1 – 1895-1918: The World Discovers – A New Artform.

Part 2 – 1918-1928: The Triumph of American Film – and the First of its Rebels

Part 3 – 1918-1932: The Great Rebel Filmmakers – Around the World

Part 4 – The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres – and the Brilliance of European Films

Part 5 – 1939-1952: The Devastation of War – and a New Movie Language

Part 6 – 1953-1957: The Swollen Story – World Cinema Bursting at the Seams

Part 7 – 1957-1964: The Shock of the New – Modern Filmmaking In Western Europe

Part 8 – 1965-1969: New Waves – Sweep Around the World

Part 9 – 1967-1979: New American Cinema

Part 10 – 1969-1979: Radical Directors in the 70s – Make State of the Nation Movies

Part 11 – 1970s and Onwards: Innovation in Popular Culture – Around the World

Part 12 – The 1980s: Moviemaking and Protest – Around the World

Part 13 – 1990-1998: The Last Days of Celluloid – Before the Coming of Digital

Part 14 – The 1990s: The First Days of Digital – Reality Losing Its Realness in America and Australia

Part 15 – 2000 Onwards: Film Moves Full Circle – and the Future of Movies

Synopsis of each episode available here: http://www.musicboxfilms.com/story-of-film–an-odyssey–the-movies-48.php


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