How Art Made the World
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment Brand: Warner Manufacturing
How Art Made the World (Dbl DVD)Why does our world look like it does? That great modern mystery is spectacularly unraveled in this international landmark series and epic quest across five continents and 100,000 years, via some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world -- to the heart of human creativity. Encompassing everything from cave paintings to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, How Art Made the World probes the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of death and the afterlife; and, crucially, why we use imagery at all.]]> As part of BBCâ€™s agenda to generate public awareness about art history's relevance to contemporary culture, the documentary series How Art Made the World is a landmark. Host Dr. Nigel Spivey, a Classical Archaeology professor from Cambridge, asserts, over five episodes, that not only have cultures thrived according to their abilities to communicate visually, but also that, though art, we can historically trace human needs and desires because our minds drive us to create images. Questioning how and why art influences society, Spivey employs art criticism, archaeology, political theory, and anthropology in order to posit theories in each hour-long segment. Episode one, "More Human than Human," traces our obsession with the human body by analyzing the Venus of Willendorf, Egyptian art, and Ancient Greece's preoccupation wit...
The Hangover Trilogy [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: Warner Home Video
Hangover Trilogy, The (BD)Todd Phillips invites you to embark on the ultimate odyssey of bad judgement, hilarious havoc and madcap mayhem with The Hangover Trilogy. Join "The Wolfpack," a.k.a. Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis), and Doug (Justin Bartha), as they endure a plethora of outrageous indignities â€“ including a disaster-magnet Leslie Chow (Ken Jeong) â€“ in all three movies from the explosively funny "Hangover" franchise. Complete with an all new documentary covering all three films.]]>
Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Manufacturer: PBS Brand: PBS
More than 40 years after the Black Panther Party was founded the group and its leadership remain powerful and enduring images in our popular imagination. This will weave together the voices of those who lived this story -- police informants journalists white supporters and detractors those who remained loyal to the party and those who left it.
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