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Pompeii

By joannamconrad
Written September 27, 2013
The presentation from the British Museum was a magnificent scholarly lecture on the exhibit in London. Thank you for making this type of program available to the public.
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Pompeii

By stinesmom
Written September 26, 2013
Just as I had expected. A thoroughly enjoyable learning experience about the last 2 days of Pompeii. The pieces they showed, the enjoyable interaction between the presenters and the overall beauty along with the great tragedy of that last few days were unspeakably poignant.
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A dissapointing ripoff

By barryhudson
Written September 26, 2013
For over one hour of this short video we look at talking heads talking about an exhibit which you don't see. We see about a dozen artifacts out of hundreds. The level of discussion was inane and similar to talking heads discussion on television news. At least at my theater, quality of the video was highly over saturated on colors making faces all beet red and highly colored objects like pottery just color blobs making detail impossible to see. The level of this production wouldn't make the cut for either BBC or the Discovery Channel. It amounted to an advertisement for the actual exhibition. Only I paid $34.00 for the dubious pleasure of seeing this teaser ad. A completely misrepresented ripoff.
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This is an exhibition - not a movie

By tantila
Written September 26, 2013
If you go expecting a high-flying time with reenactments, special effects, and loads of excitement, then you will be disappointed. This is NOT a movie. If you go to be walked through an amazing museum exhibit that most of us will not be able to travel to London to see, then you will be thrilled. The BM brings in actual experts (not the so-called ones the History channel keeps in a closet for whenever they need a new alien-friendly specialist) who are giants in the field (Mary Beard, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill) to take you step by step through the exhibition, looking at specific objects and sharing their knowledge. The only cons are that it is extremely British, which might be off-putting for some people, and that it is geared towards a general audience so you shouldn't expect an in-depth analysis. Personally I enjoyed it and thought it well worth the money.
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Pompeii from the British Museum

By cjgran
Written September 26, 2013
After a wait of 20 minutes, we were told the projector wasn't working and that they would refund our money. It took me an hour to get to the theatre. I sure would like my gas money back as well!! This was at the AMC Mission Valley 20 in San Diego, CA
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