For those so inclined, TCM is presenting The Story of Film, a 15 part documentary of the history of film. It is based on Mark Cousins book of the same name. I own the book and have seen a few of the episodes and found both to be well worthwhile.
Cousins does a very good job of contrasting things, periods, films, historical perspective and the like. The only negative (for some) is that he definitely has a world view perspective of films almost to the point that one might consider that Hollywood gets short-changed in the overall content. As I'm always interested in discovering world film, I found that actually to be a bit of a benefit.
The first episode is being repeated tonight (technically Wednesday morning at 4 a.m. eastern standard time and will be featured Mondays and Tuesdays into December. Worth DVR ...ing.
Edited by rich_d, September 03 2013 - 02:29 PM.