Brilliant. 5 out of 5 stars"
"The Ascent of Man - it's
what TV was invented for - Highly recommended"
Dr Bronowski has written and presented a series which is both to
understand and thought provoking!
The Ascent Of Man by Jacob Bronowski
This feature traces the phenomenal cultural
development of mankind from primitive times up to the modern day.
"Harry" (London) - I had no
interest in watching this series - given that it was made over
30 years ago - How wrong I was! I was absolutely riveted
throughout. **None** of it has dated - Not one bit. A truly
fascinating insight into the progress throughout history of
'biological' and 'social' man. I will be watching it again in
Milton Keynes, Bucks - I was
fortunate enough to watch the original transmission of this
series, and have re-visited repeats whenever possible. The
ability to own a copy was too much to resist. Dr Bronowski's
style and the producer's approach is a refreshing change from
today's documentaries. The programme makers assume the viewer
has an attention span of more than 5 minutes, and do not
constantly reprise the material. Those special effects that are
used enhance the material, rather than cover for a lack of
substance. Of course, it does show its age in some respects, eg
film grain and primitive computer graphics, but this does not
detract from the content. I wish that Dr Bronowski had lived
longer to produce more wonderful documentaries, and that I could
have studied with him, he was a great teacher.
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