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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Cousins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Cousins, often where they are interviewed.

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17 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Mark Cousins. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Mark Cousins, often where they are interviewed.

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121: Mark Cousins’ Cinematic Road Trips

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Mark Cousins has changed the way film history is understood. He opened up a global perspective in his book and film series called The Story of Film and now he’s uncovered a hidden history in Women Make Film. The 14-part series is rolling out on TCM this fall along with 100 films by international women directors. Tilda Swinton, one of Mark’s longtime collaborators, is executive producer and a key voice in the series. In June 2019, 
Pure Nonfiction host Thom Powers interviewed Mark in his hometown of Belfast for the inaugural Docs Ireland festival. Mark reflects on his connection to the city that he also explored in the film I Am Belfast. The wide-spanning conversation covers an earlier book that Mark edited with Kevin MacDonald Imagining Reality: The Faber Book of Documentary and his efforts to look beyond the western canon. He describes his personal discoveries of nonfiction directors like Japan’s Noriaki Tsuchimoto and India’s Mani Kaul. In discussing “Women Make Film,” Mark highlights the work of Malvina Ursianu and Xhanfise Keko as examples of directors who were largely ignored by film history. Throughout the conversation, he returns to the theme of looking to re-enchant himself with cinema.

On Twitter: @markcousinsfilm #WomenMakeFilm @thompowers @PureNonfiction

The post 121: Mark Cousins’ Cinematic Road Trips appeared first on Pure Nonfiction.

Sep 17 2020 · 41mins
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Episode 7: Streaming Charts, The Cribs, Full Stops in Social Media and Mark Cousins on Film

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Charles and Graham debate streaming charts before getting stuck into The Cribs, taking a view on punktuation and reminiscing about outdoor festivals and looking ahead to seeing a film, indoors.

Sep 02 2020 · 33mins

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Mira Nair and Mark Cousins

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In an episode dedicated to female film-making, award-winning Indian director Mira Nair talks about her “6 hour film” adaptation of A Suitable Boy for the BBC and recommends her influences from the photography of Dayanita Singh to Visconti’s The Leopard and the cultural history of Lucknow. 

Documentary maker Mark Cousins discusses his 14-hour epic Women Make Film, which actresses he enlisted for the narration, and why he loves The Great British Sewing Bee.  

Mira Nair:

Pataal Lok (15.18)

My 20th Century (17.42)

Mark Cousins:

The Great British Sewing Bee (33.00)

Ideas: A History - Peter Watson (33.57)

Music by Lee Rosevere.

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Aug 13 2020 · 36mins

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Mark Cousins on Kira Muratova

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Mark Cousins, the writer and director of the new 14-hour documentary Women Make Film discusses the prolific and underrated Russian/Ukrainian filmmaker Kira Muratova, whose wildly imaginative work was censored by the Soviets.

Aug 12 2020 · 20mins
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Ep 620: Mark Cousins

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[6 mins.10 secs.] The non-fiction filmmaker Mark Cousins (“The Story of Film: An Odyssey”, “The Eyes of Orson Welles”) makes his first appearance on the podcast. We discuss Mark’s techniques in filmmaking and narration. Mark then unexpectedly turns the tables on his interviewer.

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Jun 25 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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June 4th 2020 Special - Mark Cousins interview, The Lovebirds, Shirley, The Task and BFI Japan 2020

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This month we bring another extra edition of the podcast, broadcast with video on Cinetopia's social media channels. On this edition of the show, co-producers Amanda Rogers (Cinetopia co-founder) and Jim Ross (Managing Editor of TAKE ONE) are joined by show regulars Marc Nelson and Carys Evans to review The Lovebirds, Josephine Decker's Shirley, and The Task. The team also discuss their recommendations for the ongoing Japan 2020 BFI season and their regular short film recommendations, and Jim speaks with filmmaker Mark Cousins about his latest project Women Make Film.

01:41 - We Are One Global Film Festival (https://www.youtube.com/weareone)

06:10 - The Lovebirds (https://www.netflix.com/title/81248748

23:39 - Shirley

43:33 - The Task (Dir: Leigh Ledare - https://leighledare.com/The-Task)

1:00:00 - Japan 2020 on BFI Player

1:19:44 - Interview with Mark Cousins, director of Women Make Film

1:46:38 - Short film recommendations


The Lovebirds Q&A with Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani – SXSW Sessions On Demand Video - https://www.sxsw.com/film/2020/the-lovebirds-qa-with-issa-rae-kumail-nanjiani-sxsw-sessions-on-demand-video/

Japan 2020 BFI Player recommendations (https://player.bfi.org.uk/japan-2020):

Amanda - When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Dir: Mikio Naruse) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-when-a-woman-ascends-the-stairs-1960-online

Jim - Rashomon (Dir: Akira Kurosawa) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-rashomon-1950-online

Carys - Late Spring (Dir: Yasujiro Ozu) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-late-spring-1949-online

Marc - Onibaba (Dir: Kaneto Shindo) - https://player.bfi.org.uk/subscription/film/watch-onibaba-1964-online


Short film recommendations for June 2nd:

Amanda - TOTO (Dir: Marco Baldonado) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eh0wlWwp_M

Jim - KH-4 (Dir: Jon Schorstein) - https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/3631

Carys - Two Cars, One Night (Dir: Taika Waititi) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFmbIO_JTH0

Marc - The Leaden Echo and The Golden Echo (Dir: Margaret Tait)- https://movingimage.nls.uk/film/6217

Jun 04 2020 · 1hr 53mins
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8. Mark Cousins

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Filmmaker Mark Cousins (Women Make Film, The Story Of Film) joins Sam and Jesse for a physically distanced chat about Bill Clinton's speech at the funeral of Martin McGuinness (8:15), the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona (15:22), and Norman McLaren's short film Neighbours (22:05). Then, Mark shares where film lovers could start with their journeys into the works of certain directors (29:39), and plays "Has Jesse Seen This?" (39:35) Then Jesse tells a bedtime story (44:29).

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May 27 2020 · 45mins
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Ep101 Women Make Film (Mark Cousins)

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For the first episode of a new century (of Cinematologists episodes) we are proud to present a conversation with esteemed filmmaker and cineaste Mark Cousins to celebrate the release of his mammoth, 14hr, poetic documentary project, and cinephile treasure trove, Women Make Film.

Recorded during lockdown in 2020, the conversation features Neil and Dario talking to Mark about his process and approach as well as the discoveries and rediscoveries contained within this love letter to cinema and foregrounding of forgotten, undervalued and sidelined directorial voices.

The film is released on Blu-ray by the BFI on Monday 18th May, with the BFI Player also streaming the film in 5 parts over the coming 5 weeks from the same date.

Thanks to Jill Reading at the BFI for helping set up the conversation with Mark. Also, for sending us the review copy of Ozu’s Flavour Of Green Tea and Rice, which gets discussed on this episode alongside two releases from Eureka/Masters of Cinema - The Specialists (Sergio Corbucci) and Throw Down (Johnnie To). Thanks to Steve Hills at Eureka for furnishing review copies of the latter titles.

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May 17 2020 · 1hr 36mins
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Mark Cousins on the house! A very humbling experience talking to him. 
Mark ( needs no intro- but just to get it going) is an award-winning filmmaker who mostly makes long format films.
His most recent one - #WOMEN MAKE FILM- is a 14-hour long film that is getting released by #BFI in UK.
Mark shares with us the making of this exquisite piece of work along with his other most important works. Find him on his IMDB page and twitter handle. 
Also his Vimeo video - 40 days to learn film (link below) has become a huge hit with the filmmakers globally. 
Some of the important pointers in this episode:
1) What is the "WHY" to make films- and how has it evolved over time.
2) Difference between documentary and fiction filmmaking- boundaries are blurred!
3) Visual thinking- Look for a good IMAGE. 
4) In THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES-  it started with FORM
5) In WOMEN MAKE FILM- the detailing, the research, the visuals, the essence- MAKING A 14 HOUR LONG FILM
6) Difference between movies directed by MALE N FEMALE DIRECTORS.
7) Getting the mythic element in your work- getting inspired by nature, landscapes, people more
8) The choices one makes as a filmmaker- SAYING NO, ROAD TRIP FROM SCOTLAND TO INDIA (WOW) and Show what has never been seen before.
9) Best films to watch.
10) Films POST COVID 19

40 DAYS TO LEARN FILM:  https://vimeo.com/399407221

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Apr 18 2020 · 55mins
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Janice discusses Alexander's Film by Mark Cousins and After Curfew anthology by Neu! Reekie! prefaced by Bill Drummond

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Mark Cousins, poet Michael Pedersen, Bill Drummond and Zippy Kearney are on the show.
Oct 15 2019 · 29mins