The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 8: “New Waves – Sweep Around the World (1965-1969)”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 8: “New Waves – Sweep Around the World (1965-1969)”

Here at The Moviola, we will be covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing you with an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the eighth installment, “New … Continue reading

<em>The Story of Film: An Odyssey</em>– Chapter 7: “The Shock of the New – Modern Filmmaking in Western Europe (1957-1964)”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey– Chapter 7: “The Shock of the New – Modern Filmmaking in Western Europe (1957-1964)”

Here at The Moviola, we will be covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing you with an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the seventh installment, “The … Continue reading

<em>The Story of Film:  An Odyssey</em> Chapter 6:  “The Swollen Story – World Cinema Bursting at the Seams (1953-1957)”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey Chapter 6: “The Swollen Story – World Cinema Bursting at the Seams (1953-1957)”

One of the great pleasures of Mark Cousins’s epic visual essay The Story of Film:  An Odyssey (2012) is that I always come away with a list of five to ten movies I have yet to see.  Cousins’s series is not concerned with re-telling cinephiles the often told stories of cinematic history.  It’s more idiosyncratic and advanced … Continue reading

<em>The Story of Film: An Odyssey</em> Chapter 5: “The Devastation of War…And a New Movie Language (1939-1952)”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey Chapter 5: “The Devastation of War…And a New Movie Language (1939-1952)”

Here at The Moviola, we will be covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing you with an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the fifth installment, “The … Continue reading

The Story Of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 4: “The Great American Movie Genres and the Brilliance of European Film (The 1930s)”
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The Story Of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 4: “The Great American Movie Genres and the Brilliance of European Film (The 1930s)”

Here at The Moviola, we continue covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the fourth installment, “The Great … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 3 “The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey – Chapter 3 “The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World”

Here at The Moviola, we will be covering Mark Cousins’ 15-part documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey every week, providing you with an overview of each episode of The Story of Film as well as a closer look at some of the accompanying movies set to air on TCM. Today, we examine the third installment, “The … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Chapter Two “The Triumph of American Film”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Chapter Two “The Triumph of American Film”

Turner Classic Movies is currently playing host to The Story of Film: An Odyssey. This 15-part documentary, which originally aired on British television back in 2011, is the brainchild of film critic Mark Cousins, based on his 2004 book of the same name. The documentary provides an overview of the history of cinema worldwide, and … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey — The Work of Alice Guy-Blaché
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey — The Work of Alice Guy-Blaché

In the first episode of his 2011 documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey (airing tonight at 10PM EST on TCM), Mark Cousins examines the technical roots of film by taking viewers on a brief visual tour of, among other places, the factory of the Lumière brothers in France. Fascinated by the possibilities of motion pictures, … Continue reading

The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Chapter One, “The Birth of the Cinema”
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The Story of Film: An Odyssey — Chapter One, “The Birth of the Cinema”

This fall, Turner Classic Movies will play host to The Story of Film: An Odyssey. This fifteen-part documentary, which originally aired on British television back in 2011, is the brainchild of film critic Mark Cousins, based on his 2004 book of the same name. The documentary provides an overview of the history of cinema worldwide, … Continue reading