The Story of Film: An Odyssey (E5) - Post-War Cinema (2011)
War brings trauma and makes cinema more daring. In Italy, Roberto Rossini releases Rome, Open City. In Hollywood, Orson Welles is discovered and American film begins to slowly darken. In Britain, Carol Reeds makes the era’s emblematic picture, The Third Man. This episode features Stanley Donen, Paul Schrader and Robert Towne.