Civilisation: the Complete Series

Overview

Conceived, written and narrated by the eminent Lord Clark, and reportedly over two years in the making, the legendary BBC documentary Civilization checks in as one of the most ambitious programs of its kind in history. The 11-hour miniseries - which aired between February and May 1969 - found art historian Clark undertaking a comprehensive survey of Western European culture, from inception, through various evolutionary stages, until the mid-20th century. To accomplish this, Clark and his camera crews journeyed to...
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Overview

Conceived, written and narrated by the eminent Lord Clark, and reportedly over two years in the making, the legendary BBC documentary Civilization checks in as one of the most ambitious programs of its kind in history. The 11-hour miniseries - which aired between February and May 1969 - found art historian Clark undertaking a comprehensive survey of Western European culture, from inception, through various evolutionary stages, until the mid-20th century. To accomplish this, Clark and his camera crews journeyed to 13 countries and over 100 locations, and photographed countless European landmarks. As issued by the BBC, this set contains the entire program as it originally aired, with bonus features including reminiscences by Sir David Attenborough, a 36-page illustrated booklet, and a photo gallery of behind-the-scenes stills.
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Special Features

Sir David Attenborough remembers the making of Civilisation; Photo gallery of behind-the-scenes stills; Includes a specially written 36-page illustrated booklet
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • UPC: 883929126385
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  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Presentation: Repackaged
  • Language: English
  • Time: 11:10:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 45,293

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Civilisation: The Complete Series
1. Expressions of an Ideal [7:15]
2. The Fall of Rome [6:31]
3. Skelling Michael [5:15]
4. Iona [4:00]
5. The Norsemen [4:33]
6. The Baptistry at Poitiers [2:22]
7. Charlemagne [11:22]
8. The Cross of Lothar [8:40]
1. The Triumph of the Church [6:09]
2. The Abbeys of Cluny and Moissac [5:03]
3. St Bernard of Clairvaux [6:44]
4. St Foy [5:20]
5. The Abbey of Vézelay [2:23]
6. Gislebertus [4:13]
7. The Abbey of St Denis [4:51]
8. Chartres [13:33]
1. The Gothic Spirit [5:58]
2. Courtly Love [2:26]
3. The Siege of the Castle of Love [4:54]
4. The Duke of Berry [6:34]
5. St Francis of Assisi [12:20]
6. Civic Life [3:02]
7. Giotto [7:06]
8. Dante and Pisano [7:21]
1. Early Renaissance [7:04]
2. Leonardo Bruni [5:03]
3. Perspective [8:39]
4. Jan Van Eyck [4:13]
5. Botticelli [3:59]
6. The Palace of Urbino [7:09]
7. The Court of Mantua [5:41]
8. A Civilised Countryside [7:35]
Disc #2 -- Civilisation: The Complete Series
1. Giants and Heroes [4:18]
2. The Decadence of the Popes [6:37]
3. Michelangelo [5:28]
4. Bound Captives [4:04]
5. The Sistine Chapel [6:35]
6. Raphael [11:45]
7. Leonardo Da Vinci [4:47]
8. Man as a Mechanism [5:31]
1. Erasmus [6:17]
2. Holbein [8:26]
3. Albrecht Dürer [3:14]
4. Melacholia I [7:18]
5. Luther [4:10]
6. The Destruction of Images [5:04]
7. Michel De Montaigne [4:25]
8. William Shakespeare [11:03]
1. The Church of Rome [6:26]
2. The Rome of the Popes [7:40]
3. St Peter's [3:20]
4. The Catholic Church [9:19]
5. The Art of Baroque [2:38]
6. Bernini [6:46]
7. Baldacchino [3:57]
8. The Ecstasy of Teresa [8:44]
1. The Light of Holland [4:37]
2. Frans Hall [9:19]
3. Rembrandt [6:07]
4. Descartes [3:40]
5. Vermeer [6:35]
6. The Royal Society [6:40]
7. Sir Christopher Wren [3:59]
8. St Paul's Cathedral [8:14]
Disc #3 -- Civilisation: The Complete Series
1. French Classicism [6:23]
2. Johann Sebastian Bach [7:39]
3. Balthasaar Neumann [5:54]
4. Handel [6:03]
5. Watteau [8:22]
6. Haydn [3:40]
7. Rococo Buildings [3:14]
8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [8:39]
1. The Enlightenment [4:18]
2. England [8:39]
3. The Parisian Salon [3:57]
4. Chardin [8:52]
5. Scotland [3:36]
6. Voltaire [7:35]
7. Thomas Jefferson [5:12]
8. George Washington [6:44]
1. The Ruins of Religion [6:50]
2. Rousseau [4:18]
3. The Cult of Sensibility [7:07]
4. Wordsworth [7:42]
5. Constable [7:42]
6. Turner [5:20]
7. The Sky [4:10]
8. Impressionism [6:32]
1. An Escape From Reason [4:44]
2. The French Revolution [11:20]
3. Napoleon Bonaparte [7:10]
4. Beethoven [7:12]
5. Byron [3:30]
6. Turner and Gericualt [3:56]
7. Delacroix [2:41]
8. Rodin [8:51]
Disc #4 -- Civilisation: The Complete Series
1. The Abolition of Slavery [7:49]
2. The Industrial Revolution [4:51]
3. Humanitarianism [5:57]
4. Isambard Kingdom Brunel [5:00]
5. Courbet and Millet [6:29]
6. Tolstoy [7:24]
7. Our Urge to Destruction [6:23]
8. God Given Genius [7:03]
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      Episode 10: The Smile of Reason
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      Episode 11: The Worship of Nature
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      Sir David Attenborough Remembers the Making of Civilisation
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