is just one of those documentaries that I feel would stand a better chance if
it was primarily marketed toward the education departments of schools,
although having viewed the disc in it's entirety that is a real shame as it is
a great experience all the way through.
These are the
stories about some of the most influential families in the country and what
has been the driving force behind them. It's amazing, especially in the case
of the Murdochs, how they dominated the world of media and have successfully
groomed successive generations to take over the reins of the business in order
to make sure that the family retains control of the empire.
interested me (the whole disc did, but there were two standouts for me) was
the background of the Downer family (currently headed by Liberal MP Alexander
Downer) and how they have been a part of the Australian scene for years and
years. Every single segment on this 2 disc set has been put together with
amazing attention to detail and edited in a fashion that you never lose
covered in this series are. the Macarthurs, Wrights, Myers, Duracks and De
Bortolis. Each story is told with a degree of respect to those concerned,
however to the interviewees credit, does not shy away from anything that might
be considered to be a bit riske.
and audio varies on this disc depending on where the said footage was taken
from. Some is simply archive footage from family libraries, others is taken
from television, overall it all sounds and looks good. This series is an
amazing chance for the common man to have a look at what the movers and
shakers in our country have done over the years and what they brought to
Australia as a result.
There are no
extras on this DVD. Recommended.