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Author LinkConlin, Jonathan.
Title LinkCivilisation / Jonathan Conlin.
Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan ; London : On behalf of The British Film Institute, 2009.
Description viii, 154 p. :  ill. (some col.) ;  19 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( BFI TV classics )
Series ( BFI TV classics.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-147) and index.
Summary "A breathtakingly ambitious series that tackled over a thousand years of history, Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation (1969) was the first colour documentary series broadcast in the UK. For its fans the series gave hope for the future at a time of civil and political unrest; for its critics the series elicited only despair at its supposedly elitist values. Meanwhile in the United States, the series had an even deeper impact; a flagship for a new public broadcasting service, and the start of a new transatlantic partnership between the BBC and PBS. Forty years on Civilisation has become synonymous with the golden age of the BBC documentary series, even as many television professionals have come to deride it as patronising and slow. Drawing on interviews with members of the original crew and extensive archival research, Jonathan Conlin reveals a series that combined healthy scepticism towards traditional ideas of progress with a genuinely inclusive approach to its audience. Special chapters contrast the British and American response to Civilisation and consider its legacy to all those interested in putting art and history on the small screen."--p. [4] of cover.
Title Sub. LinkCivilisation (Television program)
Subject Linkpmc

System Number 000677197
ISBN Link9781844572700 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Link1844572706 (pbk. : acid-free paper)

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