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Watch: 50-Minute Episode Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring Roman Polanski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 4:22 PM
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Regular readers of the blog will likely have already caught up with episodes of "Scene By Scene," Mark Cousins' former BBC series focusing on various filmmakers. We've already featured episodes centered on David Lynch, Woody Allen, Brian De Palma and Bernardo Bertoucci. If you haven't seen them, they're well worth a spin and now comes another that's definitely worth setting aside an hour for.

Watch: 2 Episodes Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring Brian De Palma & Bernardo Bertolucci

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 17, 2013 10:42 AM
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In terms of the conflict between content and presentation, director and critic Mark Cousins is a singular case. Exampled most in his 15-hour documentary epic, “The Story of Film,” Cousins explores ideas surrounding film and its players with a personal, insightful ability, but also carries a lilting accented brogue (featured prominently) that is either irksome or accepted. However, his interviews are always topnotch, and that trend continues today with archival talks with two cinematic giants.

Watch: 50-Minute Episode Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring David Lynch

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 14, 2013 9:21 AM
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If the “Scene By Scene” interview with Woody Allen whetted your appetite for in-depth film discussion, there’s more to be found here. In this episode from critic/filmmaker Mark Cousin’s brief BBC series, sits down with the enigma that is David Lynch.

Watch: 1-Hour Episode Of 'Scene By Scene' By Mark Cousins Featuring Woody Allen

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 10, 2013 11:45 AM
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School is almost out, but the learning never stops when you have access to the internet. There are so many discussions, behind-the-scene videos, and interviews from master filmmakers floating on the web that you can spend a whole summer immersing yourself in the world of film studies and not run out of material. So to kick off your summer studies, why not start off with some Woody Allen?

6 Personal Highlights From The Film Festivals Of 2012

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 28, 2012 12:12 PM
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We're generally anti-navelgazing here at The Playlist, but being the end of the year, it can't really be avoided. As we continue to take a look back at the cinematic year of 2012, we're trying to shake things up and keep things fresh outside of the usual Best/Worst lists. This year saw The Playlist making a presence around the world at more than a handful of festivals. And while you've already read our reviews and news, we thought we'd give you a taste of the experience of attending these festivals. Even if you can't make Cannes or board a flight to Marrakech, we hope this helps in translating what it's like to run around a foreign country with nothing more than a laptop and a love of cinema. So, without further ado, here are six personal highlights from the various film festivals in 2012 we attended.

Mark Cousins On ‘What Is This Film Called Love,’ PJ Harvey, 'Prometheus' & “The Sadness Of Time Passing”

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 14, 2012 12:33 PM
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Having seen and loved Mark Cousins’ almost unreviewably subjective “What Is This Film Called Love” on its international premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival last week (read about that experience here), we got to sit down with Cousins in person pretty much immediately afterwards. And it felt rather like walking straight back into the film we had just left: ‘What Is This Film’ is so unapologetically personal that it’s difficult to escape the feeling that, like him or not, you kind of know Cousins by the end of it.

Our Karlovy Vary Film Fest Reviewer Experiences A Personal Epiphany At Mark Cousins’ ‘What Is This Film Called Love’

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • July 5, 2012 3:19 PM
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Ok, this is going to be a tricky one. Celebrating its international premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, having only screened before at the festival in Edinburgh, the new film from Mark Cousins had on us such a completely subjective and personal level that it all but defies attempts to marshal those scattered impressions into a coherent, generalised review. But said effects were so positive for us that we're going to try anyway. Essentially, we were charmed beyond belief by this rambling, philosophizing self-described "ad lib" of a film, but we absolutely can't guarantee the same reaction from anyone else.

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