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From Network, the fascinating film documentary, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, will make its debut on Blu-ray with a release on 26th July. Here’s what they had to say:
Celebrating its tenth anniversary and released in high definition for the first time, The Story of Film: An Odyssey, written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Cousins, is a landmark documentary on international film told through the history of cinematic innovation, which has influenced film teaching around the world.
Five years in the making, The Story of Film: An Odyssey covers six continents and 12 decades, showing how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. It provides a worldwide, guided tour of the greatest movies ever made; an epic tale that starts in nickelodeons and ends as a multi-billion dollar globalised digital industry.
Described as a ‘love letter’ to the movies, Cousins visits the key sites in the history of cinema; from Hollywood to Mumbai; from Hitchcock’s London to the village where Pather Panchali was shot, and features interviews with legendary filmmakers and actors including Stanley Donen, Kyoko Kagawa, Gus van Sant, Lars Von Trier, Claire Denis, Bernardo Bertolucci, Robert Towne, Jane Campion and Claudia Cardinale.
Many thanks to Witchfinder and Network for providing the images above. The Story of Film: An Odyssey can be pre-ordered here.
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