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  1. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Most famous film critics are compromised by the relationships they have with the film industry. They lose their objectivity. I disagreed with Mr. Cousins almost from the very start of episode 1. It's hard to find critics that I agree with. I watched this to find films I might want to watch. So, no, I'm never going to agree that Tati or Leone are great film directors. Please stop telling me that they are.

  2. Stefan Drees's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    The idea to write a story of the film by focussing on the history of technical innovation is very intriguing. Although I missed a more sensible access to visual changes related to the handling of sound (initiated by the separation of soundtrack and language and later by the introduction of stereo, dolby stereo and surround sound) the analyses of film excerpts and the mass of background information are overwhelming.

  3. Enrico Gaudenzi's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Un affascinante viaggio nella storia del cinema. Ma un punto di vista molto netto, molto partigiano verso il cinema d'autore, anche quello meno noto e sconosciuto con pochissimo spazio al genere. Buoni spunti ma non del tutto convincente.

  4. tinderness's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Fast schon ein Muß für alle Cineasten: immer spannend, immer wieder überraschende Einsichten, immer wieder den Stream anhalten, zurückspielen, wiederholen. Sich Filmszenen in Erinnerung rufen, die eigenen Sehgewohnheiten hinterfragen. Die eigene Filmgeschichte erinnern. Nächte und Tage damit zubringen und Einsichten genießen. Ängstlich auf das Ablaufen des Mubi-Broadcasts schielen. Wieviel Tage habe ich noch?

  5. itellyouwhatman1988's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Mark Cousins' Personal Journey thru International Cinema (worth seeing for excerpts of obscure titles from Africa and the Middle East), but this epic film essay is not for everybody's taste

  6. bleu's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Story told from a sincere and passionate interest in the subject. Now I want to see all films mentioned that I haven’t seen already, hopefully on MUBI...

  7. Steven Evenhuis's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Been looking for this all my life :)

  8. Juan's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Inocente y pretensioso.

  9. Henk Lamers's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Final score: 9. Storyline: 10, Originality: 9, Cinematography: 10, Involvement: 8, Sound: 7, Editing: 10, Educational: 10, Title design: 7, Acting: 7, Interesting: 10, Unusual: 9, Exciting: 8, Superior: 9 Especially interesting to see how much influence technology has on film. It is also striking that filmmakers apparently have no problem with copying each other's artistic ideas.

  10. Giorgio's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    An odyssey in the story of film making from the first experiments to the modern techniques underling the ideas leading the evolution of the seventh art. The documentary follows the influences of the different styles around the world in a captivating way.

  11. MisterColo93's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    for beginners is not that bad

  12. Graf von Zahl's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Watched almost the whole thing in one go - certainly a good recommendation for something that's 15h long

  13. Adam Whybray's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    3.6 stars. If you can get past Cousins' whispery epigrammatic claim makin' then the 915 will fly by like a wistful and occasionally befuddling dream! Inevitably everyone is going to note their own irritating omissions - personally I'd love to see 'The Story of Animation: An Odyssey'. Still, everyone is also going to discover some previously unseen gems from this. For me, it was 'The Wind'.

  14. lola's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

  15. Leigh Collins's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Best TV series about film ever made. Each episode is a joy for any cinephile.

  16. RumbleFish's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Impressionante. Ho apprezzato in particolar modo le interviste ai registi (Jane Campion, ma non solo).

  17. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Documentary that try to show a broader audience some overlooked and obscure movies from world cinema overlooked by most critics. Since it is all about personal favorites pretty much anything from fantasy, horror, porn and exploitation is left out even if that also is "the story of film", but I guess Cousins didn't want to have his hands "dirty". It is superb for what it is, but could easily have been much longer.

  18. paxy's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

  19. Nicole Richie's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

  20. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    I agree that it maybe wasn't such a great idea to highlight Baz Luhrmann as much as Mark Cousins does, but this is such a valuable resource for getting a taste of foreign directors and foreign films, as well as essential films situated in different periods. Annoying though his cadence as a narrative might be, I would definitely recommend this to burgeoning film fans looking to open up their perspective about cinema.

  21. Alvise Narduzzi's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    La storia del cinema in 16 pillole, dalla sua nascita ad oggi, in tutte le sue sfumature, dalla patinata scena hollywoodiana, al cinema d'essay europeo. Una chicca imperdibile per chi ama la settima arte.

  22. Zach Nabors's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    For all of Cousins' hits and misses the most significant element of this epic documentary is its mere existence.

  23. Konrad Szlendak's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Terrible voice I mean work on it, man. Otherwise pretty informative.

  24. Slow Immersion's rating of the film The Story of Film: An Odyssey

    Nice idea, but focused on too many uninteresting directors that I lost interest in this one. I also had to laugh when he classed Ozu as probably the greatest director ever, &Hitchcock as the most important visually (the two most overrated filmmakers to exist) . Doesn't even really touch on experimental film, and I would suggest everyone to watch the best TV series on film ever made: Screening Room by Robert Gardener.

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