On 1 July 1952, 30-year-old architect Michael Ventris made a BBC radio broadcast which secured his place in archaeological and history books forever. He'd deciphered Linear B, Europe's earliest known writing system - a discovery that revolutionised our understanding of Western civilisation.
*** Dennis Hopper , Sylvia Miles , Peter Bogdanovich ,
Richard Dreyfuss , Kris Kristofferson ,
John Milius , Peter Fonda , Cybill Shepherd and others contribute to
Kenneth Bowser 's 2003 documentary about the raucous, inspired and occasionally sordid cultural revolution of 1960s and 70s Hollywood. Based on Peter Biskind 's bestseller, it's narrated by William H Macy.
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