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The Story of Film part 11: Innovation in Popular Culture Around the World

The blockbuster arrives, driving a new revolution with Jaws and Jedis. Meanwhile, Bollywoood and Hong Kong are adapting too.

Documentary 2011 61 mins

Director: Mark Cousins


Star Wars, Jaws and The Exorcist created the multiplexes, but as Mark Cousins shows, they were also innovative. Amitabh Bachchan, the world's most popular film star, shares how Bollywood was doing new things in the '70s. And we discover that Bruce Lee movies in Hong Kong kickstarted the kinetic films of Hong Kong, where Master Yuen Wo Ping talks about his choreography for The Matrix.