The Story of Film: An Odyssey (movie)

'The Story of Film: An Odyssey' gives a non-Hollywood history

Hollywood is not the center of the cinema universe in film critic-historian Mark Cousins' acclaimed 15-hour documentary, "The Story of Film: An Odyssey," which has its U.S. television premiere Monday evening on Turner Classic Movies.

Cousins, 48, said he didn't want to make a film about show business or celebrity or box office. "I think I mentioned the Oscars twice in 15 hours," he said.

In fact, Cousins, who hails from Northern Ireland, looks upon the dream factory as less dream and more factory.