Brian Sewell's Grand Tour

Overview

Acerbic British art critic Brian Sewell revisits the time-honored tradition of the Grand Tour, travelling to Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice to offer insight into classical and Renaissance art and culture in his inimitably opinionated style. ~ Sandra Bencic
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Overview

Acerbic British art critic Brian Sewell revisits the time-honored tradition of the Grand Tour, travelling to Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice to offer insight into classical and Renaissance art and culture in his inimitably opinionated style. ~ Sandra Bencic
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Special Features

20-page viewer's guide includes highlights, questions to consider, avenues for further learning, "The Things They Carried," "From Grand Tour to Gap Year"; "Side Trips: Tour Tidbits Explained"; Biographies of Brian Sewell and the Grand Tour artists; Exclusive web extras
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • UPC: 054961825691
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Athena
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 6:26:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Sewell Participant
Technical Credits
Christopher Bruce Director, Producer
Martin Durkin Executive Producer
Nick Goodwin Executive Producer
Brian Sewell Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
1. Educational Pilgrimage [10:08]
2. Planned City [8:14]
3. Level of Lights [9:36]
4. A Palace [:41]
1. Stradivarius [10:08]
2. Carriages [8:14]
3. Food in Parma [9:36]
4. Bolognese Painters [:41]
1. Birthplace of Michelangelo [10:08]
2. Pitti Palace [8:14]
3. Sir Horace Mann [9:36]
4. David's Creator [:41]
5. Flying Over Florence [10:17]
Disc #2 -- Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
1. Via Cassla [10:08]
2. Piazza del Campo [8:14]
3. Hunting Lodge [9:36]
4. Jewel of the Papal States [:41]
1. At Last! [10:08]
2. Ancient Ruins [8:14]
3. Temple of Gods [9:36]
4. Campagna [:41]
1. Third Mecca [10:08]
2. Royal Scultptures [8:14]
3. Active Volcanoes [9:36]
4. 79 A.D. [:41]
Disc #3 -- Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
1. Greek City [10:08]
2. The Road North [8:14]
3. La Farmacia [9:36]
4. No Modern Outskirts [:41]
1. Ancient Roman Port [10:08]
2. 1000 Miglia [8:14]
3. Six Miles of Walls [9:36]
4. So Mischievous [:41]
Disc #4 -- Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
1. The Architect [10:08]
2. Palladian [8:14]
3. Secret Treasure [9:36]
4. Back on Track [:41]
1. City in the Sea [10:08]
2. Wealth of Venice [8:14]
3. A Ball [9:36]
4. Lent [:41]
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Disc #1 -- Brian Sewell's Grand Tour of Italy
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         Portrait
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      Episode 9
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      Episode 9
      Episode 10
   Special Features
      Brian Sewell Biography
      Grand Tour Artists
         Pompeo Batoni
         Giovanni Antoni Canal
         Antonio Canova
         Francesco Guardi
         Giovanni Paolo Panini
         Giovanni Batista Piranesi
         Giuseppe Vasi
         Giuseppe Zocchi
      Side Trips: Tour Tidbits Explained
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