The Story of Film looks at American and Australia cinema in the 1990s and examines the rise of digital film-making which allows for the crafting of scenes that would otherwise be impossible. It looks at the innovative effects work of Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and Steven Spielberg and discusses the popular CGI animated film Toy Story (1995). It also look at the low-budget The Blair Witch Project (1999) which was primarily shot on video. It looks at the rise of post-Moderism in American film and examines the work of Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Oliver Stone, Joel and Ethan Coen, Gus Van Sant, Matthew Barney, and Paul Verhoeven. It also looks at directors in New Zealand and Australia including Jane Campion and Baz Luhrmann.
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Baz Luhrmann - Interviewee
Shakespeare and Bollywood cinema had something in common. And what they had in common was the blindness to taste or style or any of those imposed ideals about art. What they were singularly focused on was the engagement of as many human beings as possible, from as many types of humanity, to be moved and touched by story, to deliver a big idea. A big idea through an emotional experience.
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