Byron

Byron

DVD - 2007
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The life and loves of George Gordon, the sixth Lord Byron, one of England's great romantic poets and highly controversial figures in his time.
Publisher: [England] : BBC Video : BBC Worldwide Americas, [2007]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781419817342
1419817345
Branch Call Number: BYR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 150 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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harrybrowne Dec 17, 2013

Utterly awful. Incoherent and rambling, hysterical acting, and poor direction. Only bright spot is Vanessa Redgrave.

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makarina
Sep 30, 2012

Since there wasn't a rating, and partially my fault for not reading up on his biography prior to watching, I was rather shocked at the very visual content which is completely inappropriate to watch with young children. I wish there was a rating, however, since there isn't and because I take responsibility for my laziness, I thought I'd add a comment here to advice others instead. As I understand his life story post watching some of it, I think it follows pretty closely to the biography available. If you're expecting an inside view into his creative process, you'll be disappointed, but you'll get a glimpse of his troubled and complicated life and personality.

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heartofoak
May 03, 2011

This series started off well in the beginning, but by the second half it fell apart by degrees. It never followed any cohesive storyline: instead it wandered back & forth between several relationships, none of which ever really develop into anything meaningful. One moment the focus is on some intrigue in London, the next we're with Shelley & his wife in Venice: all fleeting escapades with dozens of whores poking out of every crevice in nearly every scene. As for thin-lipped Johnny Lee Miller, I found him unconvincing as Byron-he lacked vigour & charisma. Saddest of all, there is very little attention paid to his actual works - a few lines of poetry here & there, but not enough emphasis on this or the man himself to give me any sense of greatness.

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makarina
Sep 30, 2012

makarina thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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