THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER MARK COUSINS PROVIDES A WORLDWIDE GUIDED TOUR OF THE GREATEST MOVIES EVER MADE AND TELLS THE STORY OF INTERNATIONAL CINEMA THROUGH THE HISTORY OF CINEMATIC INNOVATION. EPISODE 1. How this art form was born. Filmed in the buildings where the first movies were made, it shows that ideas and passion have always driven film, more than money. The story is full of surprises, such as the greatest and best-paid writers in these early years were women.
EPISODE 2. The roaring twenties, when Hollywood became a glittering entertainment industry, and star directors such as Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton emerged. But the likes of Robert Flaherty, Eric Von Stroheim and Carl Theodor Dreyer wanted films to be more mature. Filmed in Hollywood, Denmark and Moscow.