Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Lascaux - The Prehistory of Art

MVG Torrent

General Information
Arts, History Documentary published by Arte in 1995 (Extra from 1944) - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Multilanguage narration

Lascaux is the most beautiful and the most lavish of all the adorned prehistoric caves . But is there really such a thing as prehistoric "art" ? Who were the painters of Lascaux ? How to explain the striking stylistic unity of certain clusters, or the contradictions between similar figures that may be painted in different periods?

The images themselves can only astonish and provoke questions. Lascaux furnihes evidence of refined knowledge and skill, which reflect a much more capable and complex prehistoric civilisation that we have yet imagined.

The technology put to use in this film - computer graphics and special effects - facilitates a deeper investigation of the images. While comparing several hypotheses and expounding on the latest theories, the film also provides an encounter with a mythical, unfathomable site that continues to fascinate us.

EXTRA Days long gone The Discovery of the Lascaux caves

A Roger Verdier film

Days long gone was the first film about the discovery of Lascaux by children from the village of Montignac. The village school teacher appears as himself in this short film, shot in 1942.

In the Dordogne of World War II, equipped with candles and pocket torches, the children stumble upon the most fabulous cave paintings of the Old Stone Age. This exeptional and unprecedented document was made a year after the discovery of Lascaux.

Technical Specs

  • Main Movie
    • Video Codec: DivX6
    • Video Bitrate: 1641 kb/s
    • Video Resolution: 624x464 (1.34:1)
    • Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
    • Audio Codec: AC3 - 5 language tracks
    • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s, monophonic CBR 48000 Hz
    • Runtime Per Part: 60 min
    • Part Size: 1,123 MB (or 1,150,806 KB or 1,178,425,620 bytes)
    • Ripped by jvt40
  • Extra
    • Video Codec: DivX6
    • Video Bitrate: 1633 kb/s
    • Video Resolution: 624x464 (1.34:1)
    • Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
    • Audio Codec: AC3
    • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s, monophonic CBR 48000 Hz
    • Language: French
    • Runtime: 12 min
    • Part Size: 150 MB
    • Subtitles: English , German , Italian , Spanish
    • Ripped by jvt40

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