The Story Of Film: An Odyssey

At the end of the 1800s, a new art form flickered into life. It looked like our dreams. It showed us foreign lands. It changed what we long for. Movies are now a multi-billion dollar, global, digital, entertainment industry. And they're all about the money. Or are they? This documentary doesn't think so. We believe that cinema is about something else. But what? There's only one way to find out – go on the road, travel the world. Meet people like Stanley Donen who made Singing in the Rain. And Youssef Chahine the first great Arab and African director. And Jane Campion in Australia. And Kyoko Kagawa, who was in  perhaps the greatest movie ever made. They know what cinema is, where it came from and how it works. They know that money doesn't drive movies… innovation does.

 

"THE CINEMATIC EVENT OF THE YEAR"
- The Telegraph

"ONE OF THE MOST STAGGERINGLY COMPREHENSIVE CINEMATIC HISTORIES EVER TOLD!"
- Ultra Culture
 

2011 / UK / B&W and Colour / English / 1.78 widescreen anamorphic presentation / Dolby Stereo / 915 minutes (3 hours per disc)

Director: Mark Cousins

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Toronto International Film Festival, 2011

SPECIAL FEATURES 

  • Special 5 DVD BOX SET including a 44-page Collector's Booklet

Product Number: KNS 50672

UPC Number: 8-81751-50672-6