(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 11/25/2016
TITLE: Civilization - Volume 2
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 40 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 23.6 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5636.9 miles
SYNOPSIS: (from Wikipedia)
3. Romance and Reality. Beginning at a castle in the Loire and then traveling through the hills of Tuscany and Umbria to the cathedral baptistry at Pisa, Clark examines both the aspirations and achievements of the later Middle Ages in 14th century France and Italy.
4. Man: The Measure of all Things. Visiting Florence, Clark argues that European thought gained a new impetus from its rediscovery of its classical past in the 15th century. He also visits the palaces at Urbinoand Mantua and other centers of (Renaissance) civilization.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Society and culture in ancient times as portrayed by the art that they left behind.
PROS AND CONS: This is one of the crown jewels in my documentary library.
As I have stated before when I watched the first installment of this series, it is like sipping coffee and listening to one of the smartest people on the planet walk you through the great galleries and cathedrals of Europe.
This series is showing its age, especially with the video tape format. We tend to get spoiled with digital, but the improved sound on my audio system was a definite bonus.
To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.
This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film.
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.