Century of Cinema Poster


Episode List


Season 1

1 Sep. 1995
100 Years of Japanese Cinema
Nagisa Oshima explores the first century of Japanese cinema.
14 Apr. 1995
A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears
Director Stephen Frears casts a subjective eye over British cinema, from World War Two, the 1960s and the emergence of working-class voices, to the erratic 1980s, where spectacular success and catastrophic failure go hand in hand.
28 Apr. 1995
Die Nacht der Regisseure
150 German filmmakers of all generations are led through a fictitious ultramodern Cinema of Time, where they can experience a taste of what ambience and technology can offer.
28 Nov. 1995
Cinema of Tears
A Brazilian director goes to Mexico city to study the great Mexican melodramas of old. He meets a student he had previously met in Brazil and he becomes his assistant. But the student begins to miss the projections, behaving mysteriously. The director suspects something strange must be happening. But he will only find that out back in Brazil... Investigation about the melodrama myths, paying homage to South America cinema, especially the Mexican, in the 1930s until the 1950s, when Mexican moviemaking had stars like Maria Felix and Dolores Del Rio. The film took part ...
21 May 1995
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies
Martin Scorsese describes his initial and growing obsession with films from the 1940s and 50s as the art form developed and grew with clips from classics and cult classics.
26 May 1995
2 x 50 Years of French Cinema
At a lakeside hotel, Michel Piccoli discusses the centennial of cinema with Jean-Luc Godard. Godard asks why should cinema's birthday be celebrated when the history of film is a forgotten subject. Through the remainder of his hotel stay, Piccoli tests Godard's hypothesis.
10 Oct. 1995
Cinema of Unease: A Personal Journey by Sam Neill
A personal journey through Sam Neill's childhood and memories.
14 Jul. 1999
40,000 years of dreaming
Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and song-lines. In extrapolating the idea of movies as song-lines he examines feature films under the following categories : songs of the land ; the bushman ; the convicts ; the bush-rangers ; mates and larrikins ; the digger ; pommy bashing ; the sheilas ; gays ; the wogs ; blackfellas ; urban subversion. He then concludes that these films can be thought of as "Hymns that sing of Australia".

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