Mark Cousins is the writer, director and soothing voice behind "The Story of Film: An Odyssey", a 15 episode documentary series which explores the creators and innovators that have shaped cinema since its inception. I've enjoyed this series for its depth, breadth and incisiveness but also for its focus on lesser known but no less important influencers from around the world.
So it was with great interest that I came across Mark's 2 hour video essay on filmmaking, 40 Days To Learn Film. Whilst tempting to watch it in one sitting, it's better viewed as intended, a roughly 5 min clip on a topic per day. This gives you time to make your own discoveries as you traverse the inevitable rabbit holes that it sends you through. Mark's passion for cinema is infectious and as I've been watching it prompted me to add my own thoughts.
Day Fourteen: Kick Out The Truth?