THE STORY OF FILM Stu­dio, 7.30pm

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IR­ISH film critic Mark Cousins’ doc­u­men­tary on the his­tory of film is a mon­u­men­tal achieve­ment — even if his nar­ra­tion has di­vided crit­ics. Tonight con­cen­trates on the rise of Hol­ly­wood from the 1920s. It cov­ers silent com­edy stars Char­lie Chap­lin and Buster Keaton, and Dou­glas Fair­banks’ The Thief of Bagh­dad. The tran­si­tion to talk­ing pic­tures led to block­buster Gone with the Wind and Or­son Welles’ Cit­i­zen Kane.

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