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  • Actors: Julian Glover, Crispin Bonham-Carter, Tommy Knight, Will Keen, James Lance
  • Directors: Mary Downes, Tim Dunn
  • Format: PAL
  • Subtitles: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Acorn
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Sept. 2006
  • Run Time: 170 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GW8TF0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,297 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Mini-series which tells the intimate story of an illustrious brotherhood of impressionist artists, including Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Manet. Populated by the cream of British acting talent, the programme recreates the illuminated landscapes and haunting portraits of late 19th-century France.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Nicola J. Harris on 14 Sept. 2006
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This dramatisation of the life of the Impressionists, as told through the eyes of an aged Monet, is truly beuatiful. It tells of Manet, Degas, Renoir and Monet, and later Cezanne, meeting and wanting to draw what they saw in nature. Filmed to show the viewer the beauty of the world around us all and why these young men felt so compelled to paint it in this way, it has you looking up the opening times of The National Gallery so as you can get to see the paintings for yourself. You are drawn into their world by the sensitive way in which the painters are depicted. It is amazing that it has taken so long to put this story on to our screens. Beautiful.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Iain S. Palin on 15 Nov. 2006
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Three one-hour episodes tell the story of the Impressionists, mainly in the form of flash-backs as an ageing Monet gives an interview to a young journalist. Their struggle for recognition is well told, the atmosphere of late Nineteenth-Century France well created.

Two things stand out - the linking of the artists' work in specific scenes with individual well-known paintings, and the way the differing personalities of the artists is revealed. They may have all been called "Impressionists" but they were not a generic group, they were individuals, with their own lives, strengths, and faults.

This is a must-have for - well, for just about anyone interested in art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Jun. 2014
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At times the hearty laughing of the merry band of Manet, Degas, Monet and Renoir (all with suspiciously perfect teeth) seems to owe more to the Errol Flynn school of thigh-slapping, or such great B Movie lines as "It's a boy, we'll call him Ludwig, Ludwig van Beethoven" than the grimness of being poor in Paris. However before it all becomes too much of a soap opera Julian Glover pops up to give us an excellent late age Monet and then throughout the three episodes we see the modern locations reform as Impressionist classics which is quite captivating. Beautifully shot the films take us from Normandy to Paris and then down to Aix for the brilliantly twitchy Cezanne. Nicely done.
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By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 11 Jan. 2015
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Every now and then -- in every medium -- a new artistic movement rises up to challenge the old ways. One such was the Impressionists.

And the miniseries simply titled "The Impressionists" gives a pretty good overview of the formation of this movement, specifically the struggles they went through to become respected artists. While sometimes it whitewashes Claude Monet's life, the emphasis is mostly on their travails as artists, the source of their groundbreaking art and their relationships to each other.

The framing device is that a young reporter is coming to interview the aged Claude Monet (Julian Glover) in his garden. So Monet waxes nostalgic about his career and friends in the Impressionist movement, who have all passed away by now.

He recounts how, as a young man (and played by Richard Armitage), he came to an elite art school in Paris... but is quickly disillusioned when they refuse to let him paint and/or sketch anything but classically-influenced "style." So he joined up with a group of like-minded artists, who sought to show the beauty of light and water, to capture nature, to capture the reality of the world in a single moment from a single perspective. The Salon rejected them, so they chose to exhibit their own works.

These men included Monet's inspiration, the almost homophonically-named Manet (Andrew Havill), who raged against an art community that ignored him; Bazille (James Lance), who was tragically killed in battle before his genius was acknowledged; the troublesome Edgar Degas (Aden Gillett), who specialized in the backstage world of ballet; the playful femmephile Renoir (Charlie Condou); and eventually the erratic and eccentric Cezanne (Will Keen), a brilliant artist with a troubled personal life.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 4 Nov. 2009
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Just finished watching this mini-series with my husband and I am extremely glad I bought it as we both loved it. The various artists were brought back to life in front of our eyes over the course of the three hours and turned what had just seemed like names before, into real human beings. The actors did a wonderful job, portraying the various personality quirks and idiosyncracies - some of them quite surprising to us, eg Degas and hints at a darker side and Cezanne who seemed likeable but a bit eccentric. As for poor Bazille's fate - how sad! I will probably look at all the impressionist paintings a little differently now and will make a point of recognising more of them than I did before. As we reached the end of the last programme and Monet talked retrospectively about how and when his various friends died, I could feel myself getting emotional. You know you've experienced something good when it can grab you like that. We will definitely watch it again.
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I've been reading about the Impressionist movement, so the DVD was a useful supplement to my reading. However had I not had a prior interest in the subject, I would probably not have spent the time watching more than the first of the three episodes presented on this DVD, since the acting is generally wooden and the plot-line (such as it is) weak. The story itself is simplified for the sake of dramatization to the extent that several key figures are missing - such as Whistler, Sickert, Sisley Lautrech and others. Indeed, in my opinion, the program would have been more interesting, more educational and more appealing if it had been presented as a three-part documentary. Nevertheless, it has helped me by being able to visualise the characters - Cezanne in particular, who seems to have been portrayed very accurately, as indeed (I suspect) were Degas, Manet and Monet.
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