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The Impressionists: The Other French Revolution

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4.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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IMPRESSIONISTS, THE: THE OTHER FRENCH RE

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This epic documentary does a wonderful job of recapturing the revolutionary impact the impressionists made while providing a historical and artistic context for this extraordinary group of painters. The work of Monet, Degas, Morisot, and their fellow impressionists has now become so familiar that its power to shock has all but disappeared.

Young and resolutely modern, these artists threw off the shackles of academic art to capture everyday life in paintings that were iconoclastic in both style and subject. At first they struggled to survive because their work was rejected by the conservative Paris Salon, but those with independent means helped those without (Monet in particular was frequently rescued from poverty by his friends), and gradually they became impossible to ignore. Bruce Alfred's script thoroughly explains the development of the impressionists' approach to art and reveals fascinating aspects of their individual personalities, while a combination of dramatic reconstructions, period photographs, and the paintings themselves creates a rich and informative visual tapestry. Anyone with an interest in the history of art will find much to enjoy. --Simon Leake

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  • Actors: Edward Herrmann, Victor Garber, Josef Sommer, Amy Irving, Paul Hecht
  • Directors: Bruce Alfred
  • Writers: Bruce Alfred
  • Producers: Bruce Alfred, Alison Guss, CarolAnne Dolan, Michael Kantor, Norman Cohen
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00005MKOP
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,224 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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