In the footsteps of Alexander the Great
horrendous Hollywood flop “Alexander the Great”, it was only natural for
distributors to get on the bandwagon and release their own special
branding of the history of Alexander the Great and with that said,
Michael Wood follows the path of this ancient Greek hero that is
entitled “In the footsteps of Alexander the Great”.
PBS miniseries in the United States and a SBS documentary in Australia,
host Michael Wood follows the path that Alexander took during his
conquest, telling the story of his life along the way. Wood does a
brilliant job at accurately portraying the life of Alexander the Great
with references to leading Greek and Roman historians and also accurate
settings in the modern world of where this ancient hero went.
some viewers may find Wood’s style of storytelling too in-depth and
verbose, I beg to differ because he not only gives an accurate account
as to the story of Alexander the Great but also breaks up the mythology
by actually showing the current of history of today which is a nice
blend of new and old.
video quality of “In the footsteps of Alexander the Great” was
originally filmed on tape and does contain some of the inconsistencies
of this format but because of the perfect cinematography of Wood’s team,
the viewer is soon drawn into this ancient world and forgets about all
the errors of the video. The audio is extremely is clear and errorfree
and match that with some great ambient music and sound effects and you
have one well made documentary. A must have for documentary buffs!