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The Vertigo Years

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Innovation-themed docu has violence, some sexual content.

TV Max Educational 2021
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This dense series, which is hosted by Phillip Blom, reviews a long list of social, artistic, and scientific changes that pitted the traditional against the modern at the beginning of the 20th century. It's interesting, but The Vertigo Years is mostly focused on Europe, and only taps into specific historical moments in the U.S., such as the creation of Ford's automotive assembly line. Meanwhile, each 45 minute installment discusses so many inventions, economic changes, and sociocultural phenomena that becomes a bit overwhelming. Nonetheless, if you're a history buff, the series is worth checking out.

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