This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

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This 4 part BBC series examines the science behind facial beauty, expression, and fame in an entertaining fashion.

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26 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Anthropino prosopo  »

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Host: [open with John Cleese on a beach with three young women approaching him from the background.] One of these women is my daughter, Camilla.
Camilla: Can I have some money?
Host: Sure... here's a fin.
Host: [to camera] Of course I recognized her face as well.
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A fun and informative set of programs
25 June 2002 | by (Oklahoma, USA) – See all my reviews

In short, I found this very entertaining miniseries both interesting and informative. John Cleese's presentation as well as the appearances by familiar actors and actresses alone make it worth watching, but the topic itself just happens to be very interesting: the complexities of the human face, and the way we respond to faces mentally, make for a fascinating bit of viewing.

John Cleese doesn't seem to have gotten the credit he deserves in some of the other reviews here. He is not just a celebrity who knows nothing about the topic he is presenting--he in fact conceived and wrote "The Human Face."

In short, "The Human Face" is both comical and scholarly and definitely worth watching if you have an opportunity.

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