Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini's History Films - Renaissance and Enlightenment

Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini's History Films - Renaissance and Enlightenment

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Cast: Giuseppe Addobbati, Virgilio Gazzolo, Pierre Arditi

     
 
Criticized as an indulgent and pompous directorial farce, this is really just a slight vehicle in which the lives of artists Cosimo de Medici and Leon Alberti are catalogued in an effort to portray the Renaissance art of Italy from the 1400s. The four hours are an excellent showing of the evolution of Italian Renaissance Art, but there is essentially no plot and

Overview

Criticized as an indulgent and pompous directorial farce, this is really just a slight vehicle in which the lives of artists Cosimo de Medici and Leon Alberti are catalogued in an effort to portray the Renaissance art of Italy from the 1400s. The four hours are an excellent showing of the evolution of Italian Renaissance Art, but there is essentially no plot and critics have suggested that the time might better be spent in a tour of an art gallery to see the actual pieces.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2009
UPC:
0715515034920
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:06:00
Sales rank:
1,101

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Age of the Medici: Scenes 1 & 2
1. Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici [9:08]
2. Last Will [2:41]
3. To Florence [10:24]
4. Wadding's Tour [5:53]
5. Business [6:30]
6. Betrayal [5:34]
7. Intriguers [5:18]
8. The People [4:31]
9. News from Florence [3:26]
10. Rinaldo degli Albizzi [4:18]
11. Taxes [4:23]
12. Cosimo's Treachery [8:00]
13. Imprisoned [4:18]
14. Ten Years of Exile [1:51]
15. A Friend to Venice [6:05]
1. Ten Months Pass [3:45]
2. Alberti Arrives in Florence [7:33]
3. New Signoria [4:41]
4. Taken Up Arms [9:00]
5. Cosimo Returns [9:58]
6. Gossip [3:54]
7. Back in Business [6:28]
8. Brunelleschi [2:49]
9. Duomo Competition [5:30]
10. Faith [4:35]
11. Classical Language [6:19]
12. Assassin [5:02]
13. A Venetian's Story [4:34]
14. New Gonfalonier? [2:02]
15. Florence is Unique [5:11]
1. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #2 -- Age of the Medici: Episode 3
1. The Holy Trinity [8:43]
2. "The Fog of a Dream" [7:28]
3. Alberti's Box [7:27]
4. Rare Texts [3:19]
5. Venetian Concerns [4:02]
6. Francesco Sforza [4:53]
7. Treason [5:14]
8. Ecumenical Council [8:47]
9. On to Rome [3:11]
10. "Rome Seems Dead" [8:02]
11. Architecture [6:21]
12. The Church of San Francesco [5:59]
13. Machines [5:35]
14. Art and Science [7:08]
15. Words of Wisdom [5:32]
1. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #3 -- Cartesius
1. The New Sciences [8:38]
2. Paris [4:40]
3. The Seeds of Truth [7:38]
4. Salon [6:37]
5. Holland [6:32]
6. A Proposition [3:29]
7. Mathematics [9:11]
8. To Germany [6:28]
9. A Traveler [5:16]
10. Twenty-One Rules [6:23]
1. Metaphysical Truths [11:22]
2. The Heart [6:02]
3. Astronomy [12:46]
4. Letter for Mr Reigné [5:20]
5. Proposed Treatise [10:38]
6. Elena [9:32]
7. Caution [4:12]
8. Descartes' Hypothesis [2:17]
9. Promises [2:04]
10. Renunciation [3:01]
11. God and the Soul [7:23]
12. Objections [5:49]
13. A Life's Pursuit [2:45]
14. The Greatest of Pains [4:28]
1. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #4 -- Blaise Pascal
1. The Royal Intendant Arrives [7:03]
2. Father and Son [3:16]
3. "Lesson on Darkness" [4:32]
4. Ruined [3:53]
5. Witch Trial [9:56]
6. Calculating Machine [3:29]
7. Chancellor Séguier [6:00]
8. Collapse [5:15]
9. Vacuum [7:30]
10. A Decisive Experiment? [5:03]
11. Father Noël's Opinion [6:45]
12. A Figure of Infinity [2:54]
13. Port Royal [5:39]
14. Descartes [13:13]
15. Consent [4:39]
16. A State of Uncertainty [4:30]
17. Does He Exist? [2:19]
18. "Let Me Be Never Cut Off From Him" [6:53]
19. Jacqueline [5:22]
20. Meditations on the Cycloid [3:15]
21. Public Transportation [2:48]
22. "I'd Rather They Prayed For Me" [3:45]
23. Sacrament [11:34]
1. Color Bars [:00]

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Eclipse Series 14: Rossellini's History Films - Renaissance and Enlightenment 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PeteNJ More than 1 year ago
These movies are in a class by themselves. If you are interested in philosophy then these movies are a "must have" for your collection. To the best of my knowledge no one else has created movies featuring Leon Battista Alberti or Rene Descartes or Blaise Pascal. The movies give you a feel for what it was like to be living in those times and thinking about issues that concerned scholars.