Ways of Marxist Seeing more accurately. This isn’t to slight the general intelligence and clarity of style of the series, but to question how it positions itself in the scheme of things. Given cultural relativity is the thrust of the series, it’s only fair to do so. Nevertheless it’s thought provoking and I’d rather be prodded and annoyed than washed over with trivia; this Berger does with intelligent perspicacity.
By cutting in Botticelli's Venus and Mars, Berger removed a 'perspective' to show us how the way we see things can change in different contexts. Like Venus and Mars, our pleasures and leisure are haunted by the limits of perspective. We are living in a condition that is forcing us to see under its own imposed facts and narrative. This documentary can guide you to find your way out.