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The Story of Film examines world cinema in the period of 1969-1979. It looks at the work of filmmakers in Germany (Wim Wenders, R. W. Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, and Werner Herzog), ... See full summary »

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Mark Cousins

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Mark Cousins
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Episode credited cast:
Mark Cousins ... Self - Presenter
Wim Wenders ... Self - Interviewee
Rainer Werner Fassbinder ... Self (archive footage)
Bernardo Bertolucci ... Self - Interviewee
Sam Neill ... Self - Interviewee
Kazuo Hara Kazuo Hara ... Self - Interviewee
Gaston Kaboré ... Self - Interviewee
Djibril Diop Mambéty Djibril Diop Mambéty ... Self (archive footage)
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Juan Diego Botto ... Narrator (voice)

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The Story of Film examines world cinema in the period of 1969-1979. It looks at the work of filmmakers in Germany (Wim Wenders, R. W. Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, and Werner Herzog), Italy (Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci), Britain (Ken Russell, Donald Cammell, and Nicolas Roeg), Australia (Peter Weir and Gillian Armstrong), and Japan (Noriaki Tsuchimoto and Kazuo Hara). It also looks at the development of Third Cinema which criticizes the commoditization of film and sees film as a way to fight social injustice. It looks at filmmakers from Algeria (Assia Djebar), Senegal (Ousmane Sembene, Djibril Diop Mambety, and Safi Faye), and Ethiopia (Haile Gerima). It also looks at Kurdish filmmaker Yilmaz Guney and Chilean directors Patricio Guzman and A lejandro Jodorowsky. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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Mark Cousins - Presenter: [about Yilmaz Güney work on Yol, 1982] Güney is credited as co-director of the film, with Serif Gören, because remarkably he was in prison for the whole shoot, but escaped in time for the post-production. He sent out explicit notes on how shots should be filmed.
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New Stuff That Makes Political and Social Commentary
24 April 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

These are directors whose mission goes beyond mere entertainment. Not that many of the films talked about already don't do that, but this gives us that international focus. Directors at the forefront include both household names (to cinema buffs) and some that westerners don't know much about. We have Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wim Wenders, Marethe von Trotta, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Ken Russell, Nicholas Roeg, Martin Scorsese, Peter Weir, as well as a host of Japanese and African filmmakers. I am experiencing many of these for the first time, so this is a learning experience. Many of these films are hard to come by, but I know where some of my reading will go.


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5 November 2011 (UK) See more »

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