Story of Film 5

1939-1952: The Devastation of War…And a New Movie Language

Story of Film 4

The 1930s: The Great American Movie Genres…

…And the Brilliance of European Film

Story of Film Episode 3


1918-1932: The Great Rebel Filmmakers Around the World

Story of Film Episode 2


1918-1928: The Triumph of American Film…

…And the First of its Rebels


Story of Film Episode 1


  • Saving Private Ryan (1988) dir. By Steven Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment
    • Spielberg makes us feel as though we are there, the purpose of filmmaking
  • Three Colours: Blue (1993) dir. By Krysztof Kieslowski, MK2 Productions
    • White light transitions used to bring them together
  • Casablanca (1942) dir. By Michael Curtiz, Warner Bros.
    • The essence of Hollywood, full of the yearning and romanticism
  • Record of a Tenement Gentleman (1947) dir. By Yasujiro Ozu
    • Very restrained and calm cinematography
  • Odd Man Out (1947) dir. By Carol Reed, Two Cities
    • Protagonist hallucinates problems inside bubbles
  • 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967) dir. Jean-Luc Godard
    • Same as above, inspiration
  • Taxi Driver (1976) dir. Martin Scorsese
    • Another inspired by two previous films
  • The French Connection (1971) dir. William Friedkin
    • Frantic visuals

1895-1918: The World Discovers a New Art Form or Birth of the Cinema

1903-1918: The Thrill Becomes Story or The Hollywood Dream