In the January / February issue of Film Comment, Jonathan Rosenbaum examines Mark Cousins’ ambitious documentary, The Story of Film: An Odyssey. The documentary, which delivers 15 parts in just over 900 minutes, dissects the world history of film and is now available on DVD and VOD (Music Box Films).
January / February Issue
Their review takes viewers through the notion behind the films – and the scenes- which Mark Cousins highlights in the film they call “lively” and expressed how, “Cousins’s series is full of such helpful suggestions, as well as several outlandish juxtapositions and comparisons to support many of those suggestions, which keep things fresh even when they’re contrived.”
They did a very thorough investigation of the film – which you can read here (and be sure to pick up the new issue on stands now).