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The Complete Story of Film

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The Complete Story of Film collects two epic documentaries by Mark Cousins into a stunningly expansive global journey through film history from the birth of cinema to today.

The Story of Film: An Odyssey is an inclusive and ground-breaking journey through the history of world cinema and a treat for movie lovers around the globe. Guided by filmmaker Mark Cousins, this wonderfully insightful 15-hour love letter to the movies begins with the invention of motion pictures at the end of the 19th century, continuing through the entire 20th century of moviemaking and concluding with the globalized digital industry of the 21st. 

In The Story of Film: A New Generation, Cousins picks up where Odyssey left off, returning with a new epic and hopeful tale of modern cinematic innovation in the new millennium, exploring how movies and moviegoing have evolved and will continue to transform to our collective joy and wonder. 

Cast & Crew
  • Written, Directed and Photographed By : Mark Cousins
  • Edited By : Timo Langer
  • Produced By : John Archer
  • Assistant Editor : Fatma Hegazy
  • Assistant Producer : Jack Archer
  • Executive Producer : Clara Glynn
Technical Info
  • Release Year : 2023
  • Country : United Kingdom
  • Language : English
  • Running Time : 1123
  • Aspect Ratio : Widescreen 16x9
  • Rating : NR
DVD/Blu-Ray Special Features

48-page collector’s booklet and viewer’s guide, featuring stories from the shoot and a full index of films and filmmakers