Peter Ackroyd: Venice Revealed

Peter Ackroyd: Venice Revealed

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This documentary from Athena Learning and Colonial Pictures finds historian-cum-belletrist Peter Ackroyd leading viewers on a multidimensional tour of Venice, one of Italy's most intriguing and mysterious cities. As Ackroyd tours such landmarks as churches, palazzos, alleyways and much more, he opts to focus on Venetian art (immortalized in tableaux by Guardi and Canaletto), music (such as the hymns of Vivaldi and theater (typified by the legendary Venetian carnival). The film also interpolates conversations with preservationists struggling to protect the city's artifacts from time and the sea.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2010
UPC: 0054961841295
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Athena
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:44:00
Sales rank: 38,491

Special Features

12-Page Viewer's Guide with Highlights, Questions to consider, avenues for further learning, interview with Peter Ackroyd, story of the Great Flood of 1966, gondola facts; ; Biographies of Venetian architects, artists, playwrights, and composers; Venice on film and exclusive web extras

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Peter Ackroyd: Venice Revealed
1. Ultimate City [7:46]
2. The Stones of Venice [5:46]
3. Mixture of Styles [6:27]
4. Renaissance Style [8:27]
5. Restoration [7:39]
6. Island of the Dead [7:16]
1. Born to Be Painted [7:46]
2. The Same City [5:46]
3. ll Furioso [6:27]
4. The Venetian Way [8:27]
5. Art Is Religion [7:39]
6. The Blank Canvas [7:16]
Disc #2 -- Peter Ackroyd: Venice Revealed
1. Conversation in Music [8:21]
2. Vivaldi [7:08]
3. Replicating Vivaldi's Chorus [9:15]
4. Music as Political Propaganda [4:18]
5. Working Composer [6:08]
6. Joy in Creation [5:34]
1. A Stage Set [8:21]
2. Secret City [7:08]
3. Opera House [9:15]
4. The Carnival [4:18]
5. Universal Madness [6:08]
6. Mourning "Old" Venice [5:34]

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