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If the expanded view makes the ensuing narrative necessarily amorphous, it's also exciting, and compulsory viewing for a new generation of viewers who may not have seen the earlier productions.
No, it's not Civilisation, but it is televisually more sumptuous, technology having improved so much since the 1960s. I enjoyed it.
While its frantic restlessness is undoubtedly wearying and queasy-making, I might invest in one of those anti-travel sickness wristbands before part two - there is, I think, no doubting the sincerity of its writer-presenter.
There was no coherent timeline but, that said, I did enjoy seeing what I could see of the artefacts, given all the perching.
If nothing else, a kind of TV talent show for academics: Britain's Got Intellectuals.
The series is an important one -- it should be watched.
This series has sputtered as it attempts to include all world history, but it came thrillingly to life when Schama compared the Renaissance in East and West.
Audience Reviews for Civilisations: Miniseries
Feb 09, 2019Summary: christianity bad, islam good
Dec 03, 2018So much effort yet such indifference. Not unlike the british, the film-makers decided to completely ignore arguably the most widespread and prosperous of the old world civilizations. The Indus Valley Civilization. There are cave paintings in Bhimbetka that are anywhere between 100,000 to at-least 30,000 years old. Hand painted murals, the impression of a human hand, very much like what the film-makers show of the caves in Spain. They hire art critics to talk about sculptures in Greece and Rome and a truck driver to talk about art in India, the standard of editing takes a complete nosedive for the small portions that are shot in India anyways. At-least please, do not bring racism to art. You have exceptionally talented film-maker, why to stoop so low. This is sad.
Oct 31, 2018If you can tolerate the pretentious assumptions of what inspired the artist to create such art, the overly broad statements completely unsupported by facts and the ridiculously hyper-enthusiastic performance of the narrators- then this series is well worth watching for the visual aspects.