A decade before The Story of Film: An Odyssey, I had a TV show on the BBC in which I interviewed movie directors and actors about their craft. Scene by Scene ran for 24 episodes. I talked to people as varied as Roman Polanski. Jane Russell, Sean Connery, Bernardo Bertolucci, Janet Leigh, Rod Steiger, David Lynch, Brian de Palma, Jeff Bridges, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Jeanne Moreau and John Sayles. In each case we watched film clips of their work, which I paused, rewound or slo-mo’d as we talked. I learnt about American cinema in those encounters, and life, too. My guests were talented people, but many had been troubled. Scene by Scene was about movies and life. For copyright reasons, the series hasn’t been broadcast for a decade. Now, the great editor Timo Lager has compiled two ninety minute mash ups of it. We’ve done this without permission and for the love of film. Please don’t sue us. Thanks to our all producers, DPs, editors, researchers and guests. They were golden years.