The Story of Film: An Odyssey

Season 1 Episode 5

Post-War Cinema

Aired Unknown Oct 01, 2011 on Turner Classic Movies
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Part five begins by looking at the influence of Stagecoach and John Ford on Citizen Kane and Orson Welles. Then we explore how WWII led to Italian neo-realism. The French poetic realism of Marcel Carné and Jean Renoir is also studied. Cousins shows the many elements that merged to form Hollywood's film noir genre, including the history of the House Un-American Activities Committee witchhunt. This chapter also looks at the innovative style of Alfred Hitchcock as he entered the scene.


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