Out on dvd – THE STORY OF FILM – AN ODYSSEY – boxset

15 hour documentary series from director and film expert Mark Cousins, takes an in-depth look at the evolution of movies, from their tentative first steps to the multi-million dollar bluster of modern blockbusters.

The 900 minutes documentary includes the following 15 episodes –

1 – Birth of the Cinema (1895-1918)

2 – The Hollywood Dream (1918-1928)

3 – The Golden Age of World Cinema (1918 – 1932)

4 – The Arrival of Sound (1930s)

5 – Post-War Cinema (1939-1945)

6 – Sex & Melodrama (1953-1957)

7 – European New Wave (1957-1964)

8 – New Directors, New Form (1965-1969)

9 – American Cinema of the 70s (1967-1979)

10- Movies to Change the World (1969-1979)

11- The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream

12- Fight the Power: Protest in Film (1980s)

13- New Boundaries: World Cinema in Africa, Asia & Latin America (1990-1998)

14- New American Independents & the Digital Revolution (1990s)

15- Cinema Today and the Future

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Room 237, documentary about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shinning out on dvd

ImageROOM 237 (15) 2012        ASCHER,  RODNEY         £19.99
Having just watched ‘Last Days in Marienbad’ in the cinema and talked about ths films influence on Stanley Kubrick and ‘The Shinning’, it very timely that this documentary has appeared on dvd.

Room 237 examines the numerous theories that have arisen over the years about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film ‘The Shining’. With a reputation for being a playful puzzle-maker as well as a notorious perfectionist, Kubrick was known for attending closely to every detail in his films, providing a field day for analysts to search for all manner of hidden codes, clues, subtexts and messages within the minutiae of his films.

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Philip French Observer review – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/28/room-237-the-shining-documentary

Extract from the Guardian Film Show on Room 237 – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2012/oct/26/room-237-video-review

Guardian review – http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/26/room-237-stanley-kubrick-shining