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Power of The Past With Bill Moyers: Florence
Power of The Past With Bill Moyers Florence
Actor: Bill Moyers
Director: David Grubin
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
NR     2008     1hr 30min

Guided by art historians and Florentine citizens, Bill Moyers tours the city's rich Renaissance legacy, seeking the sources of our common artistic, architectural, and cultural heritage. Interviews with novelist Umberto Eco...  more »

     
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Actor: Bill Moyers
Director: David Grubin
Genres: Television, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Educational, History
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/11/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Powerful evocation of Italian Renaissance
AuldTymeReader | 02/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bill Moyers' evocation of the power of Donatello's St. Mary Magdalene in the Duomo museum recalls for me my own experience of that piece when I visited her, nearly 20 years ago in Florence. I sat before that statue (it almost seems sacreligious to call the piece a "statue" -- the wood seems alive!) for a long, long time, and I wept at its beauty, its anguish, its serenity, its penitential power.

Bill Moyers "gets" the Italian Renaissance. He talks to the right people; he gives time to those aspects of the culture and art that beg to be treated; and best of all, he asks the right questions and listens quietly for the answers. This man is a treasure, as is his marvelous journey into the heart of the Renaissance in Italy.

Who cares about this period in Western history (and especially what it can and should be showing us about where we are -- or sadly, are NOT -- as a bearer of the seal of Western culture) will benefit from viewing this documentary. It is remarkable and valuable -- a must-see program. Don't wait: Get it now (even if it is old)."