Captain Cook

Captain Cook

Obsession & Discovery

DVD - 2008
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A four-part documentary series which traces the private and professional life of Britain's greatest sailor, examining his triumphs and defeats, his hopes and disappointments, and the unlikely rise to social prominence of a man born into rural poverty. Cook expert and bestselling British author Vanessa Collingridge, searches for the man behind the legend as she traces his story in a series that is part biography and part travelogue." -- ABC website.
Publisher: [Australia] : Roadshow Entertainment, c2008.
Branch Call Number: 910.41 COO
Characteristics: 1 disc (177 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,4 3/4 in.


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Mar 05, 2014

Vanessa Collingridge does an excellent job of narrating this award-winning documentary which was adapted from her book "Captain Cook: Obsession and Betrayal in the New World". It's a two disc set of approximately 220 minutes - very interesting, enlightening and entertaining.

aaa5756 Oct 06, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Sep 30, 2013

Part travelogue, part history lesson, with use of actors and some stunning cinematography. British historian Vanessa Collinridge follows the trail of Cook across the world, from his early beginnings to his eventual death, painting the portrait of a man who was infinitely complex, showing his triumphs and his low moments. She examines the controversies of the man and his influence, ultimately giving us a man who changed the world in different ways, a genius of navigation, and in the end, a man who pushed himself too far in pursuit of immortality. A compelling documentary that sheds some insights on its subject.


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