CINECLUB: THE STORY OF FILM
THE STORY OF FILM: THE ARRIVAL OF SOUND
SAT 26 SEP | 1PM | Arc cinema | FREE | 2011 | 60 mins | DCP | UK | D: Mark Cousins
We see how the coming of sound to films in the 1930s upended everything. We watch the birth of new genres – screwball comedies, gangster pictures, horror films, westerns and musicals – and discover a master of most of them: Howard Hawks.
In England Alfred Hitchcock hits his stride and French directors become masters of mood. And we discover that three of the great films of 1939 – The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind and Ninotchka – have something in common.
About The Story of Film
The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a British documentary film series about the history of cinema, presented in 15 x 1-hour chapters. Adapted from his book, Northern Irish critic and filmmaker Mark Cousins narrates with infectious passion, selecting original film clips best seen on the big screen.
Each month, we screen one episode from the series, accompanied by some of the films he analyses. Whether you think you know it all, or want to learn more, The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a journey for everyone who loves cinema!
'It's wildly ambitious, often extremely good, occasionally maddening, and always stimulating’ – Boston Globe
‘One of the most staggeringly comprehensive cinematic histories ever told’ – Ultra Culture