Mark Cousins (film critic)
Mark Cousins (born 3 May 1965) is an Irish director and occasional presenter/critic on film. He is a native of northern Ireland . He interviewed famous filmmakers such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski in the TV series Scene by Scene.
In 2009, Cousins and actress/director Tilda Swinton created a project where they mounted a 33.5-tonne portable cinema on a large truck and hauled it manually through the Scottish Highlands. The result was a traveling independent film festival which was featured prominently in a documentary called Cinema is Everywhere. The festival was repeated again in 2011.
His 2011 film The Story of Film: An Odyssey was broadcast as 15 one-hour television episodes on More4, and later, featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. In September 2013, it began to be shown on Turner Classic Movies.
- The First Movie (director, 2009)
- The Story of Film: An Odyssey (director and presenter, 2011)
- What Is This Film Called... Love? (director, 2012)
- A Story of Children and Film (director, writer, 2013)
- Here Be Dragons (director, writer, 2013)
- Russell, Ken (18 December 2009). "The First Movie: peace through a child's eye". The Times. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
- Details Pilgrimage.org
- "Our gal Tilda and her magical perambulating film festival" August 5, 2009, Sun Times
- "Entertainment | Actress Swinton hauls cinema". BBC News. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
- Staff (2012). "The Story of Film: An Odyssey". Channel 4. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- Scott, A. O. (January 31, 2012). "Your Film of Films: A Sweeping History of an Art". NYTimes. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
- Staff (2012). "The Story of Film: An Odyssey - Episodes". Channel 4. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- Cousins, Mark (2011). "The Story of Film: An Odyssey - Real To Reel". Toronto International Film Festival. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
- Mark Cousins at the Internet Movie Database
- Articles by Mark Cousins for Prospect magazine (registration required)