REVIEWS FOR JULIAN'S WORK
The Brain with Dr David Eagleman
“An exceptional mind-bending series”
"Fascinating and enthralling”
-The SUNDAY TIMES
How We Got to Now (2014)
-New York Times
“Fascinating and Informative”
-LA Daily News
“Thought provoking and compulsively fun”
INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO (2013)
“Atmospheric, gripping and beautifully dramatized documentary based on the personal journals of Leonardo da Vinci, starring Peter Capaldi as the owner of one of the most fascinating minds in history. He speaks words translated directly from the journals while modern footage is intercut with old sketches and jaw-dropping landscapes. A wonderful and unmissable televisual thing”
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
“The visually stunning Inside the Mind of Leonardo takes the approach of having Peter Capaldi read from the artist’s numerous notebooks and journals with his thoughts, imaginings and irreverences brought to life via animation and, particularly, superb cinematography...as we listen to da Vinci’s ideas on nature, weaponry, horses, flying and even hair dye, Capaldi proves captivating.”
“....Peter Capaldi... brings the original renaissance man’s extensive journals and sketches to life through a series of powerfully delivered monologues.”
“Ignoring the traditional documentary approach, Inside the Mind of Leonardo...presents the mind behind the drawings in an intriguingly fresh way.”
JUST A FEW OF THE MANY AMAZING TWITTER RESPONSES:
(Julia Raside TV CRITIC FOR THE GUARDIAN)
-Inside the Mind of Leonardo is WONDERFUL. Peter Capaldi, incredible direction. Oh YES.
-Just watched 'Inside the mind of Leonardo DiVinci' on Sky Arts with Peter Capaldi. Simply brilliant.
-WOW. Inside The Mind of Leonardo with Peter Capaldi is astonishing historical documentary film-making. Find it, watch it, and watch it again
-"Inside The Mind Of Leonardo" - Exceptional. Not a conventional documentary. Far better. Very unusual and visually sumptious.
-Must watch - 'Inside the Mind of Leonardo'. Simply sublime, a perfectly crafted masterpiece.
NICK CLARK (ARTS CRITIC FOR THE INDEPENDENT)
-Inside the Mind of Leonardo. An eccentric if thoroughly engrossing film. Capaldi excellent (as per).
-"Inside The Mind Of Leonardo" - it is astonishing. And don't think it's just another worthy doc on the great man ... it is unlike any such doc you've ever seen or imagined. Simply brilliant.
-The programme on sky arts 2 now about Leonardo is phenomenally good. Wow!
-Inside the Mind of Leonardo was stunning.
-Watching Inside the Mind of Leonardo with Peter Capadli - extraordinary is the only word.
The programme on sky arts 2 now about Leonardo is phenomenally good. Wow!
-Brilliant, brilliant SkyArts2,90 mins 'Mind of Leonardo'. Marvellous sideways thinking. Loved it.
-Inside the Mind of Leonardo - SkyArts1. Peter Capaldi at his absolute best.
-An excellent film, highlighted by a sublimely understated Peter Capaldi as the great man!
-Watched an amazing program called 'inside the mind of Leonardo' truly inspiring.
-This DaVinci prog on SkyArts2 has got me all goose-bumpy-inspired-like. What a voice.
-"Inside the Mind of Leonardo da Vinci" captured his curiosity, his hunger to discover and learn and the way he looked at the world.
-Watching 'Inside the mind of Leonardo' on Sky Arts 2. Fascinating! Peter Capaldi is fantastic!
The Great Sperm Race
“The main thing about The Great Sperm Race is that they did something imaginative and new, which is quite rare in modern television – it was like watching an Indiana Jones film produced by the makers of the Viz comic and directed by Salvador Dali – entertaining, informative and something I will be showing my children, whether they like it or not.”
-New York Magazine
“Julian Jones’ film is lovely and packed with information – this should be a staple part of sex-education lessons”
-The Sunday Times (Pick of The week)
-The Independent on Sunday
"Inventive, fun to watch and terrifically informative”
“The ultimate challenge show”
“Jones-world! – A highly entertaining romp – provided by Jones’ singular vision – that should be made compulsory viewing on the national curriculum”
“Refreshingly lighthearted… Intelligently frank”
-The Washington Post
“A rather brilliant piece of TV – leaves you awed by the journey”
-The London Paper
“The story of Fertilization has never been told with such gusto! Informative and entertaining”
“Inspired and stunning”
“Funny, unique and borderline disturbing”
“The Great Sperm Race – providing Channel 4’s continued commitment to great medical documentaries and high quality programming in general”
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How William Shatner Changed The World
“A marvelous great fun film that makes a fascinating point”
-The Daily Mail
“Its mix of accessible Science and television history was riveting”
-The Sunday Times
“Mad genius – jam packed with fun science. Five Stars”
“The program gives dignity to geeks and Trekkies everywhere”
“Not your average dry Science doc”
“Utterly disarming and hilarious”
“Shatner in hilarious full bluster mode”
-Los Angeles Daily News
The Curse of Blue Peter
“Julian Jones’s labor of love was exemplary: fun, informative and well researched. A subversive chunk of TV history.”