Currently Watching (Documentaries)

Started by dsanchez, November 20, 2010, 13:49:19

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Ulrich

Sorry for off-topic, this is turning into the history channel here!

For me, it is George W. Bush jr. who'll be remembered as the "war-monger". His dad wasn't the perfect US president, but much better than his offspring!!

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
...I really don't think it can rightly be attributed to him.

Yes, he was president and yes, it can't be attributed only to him, but he was an important factor, as West Germany still had lots of US troops stationed here and the U.S.A. were the most important and powerful partner in the NATO.

Of course Mr Gorbatchov and many others were heavily involved too! Our country needed the support of these "partners" to be able to erase the "iron curtain".

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 14:01:18
...my understanding is that there was growing frustration in East Germany, and it got to the point where people were pushing for freedom, it was gonna happen no matter what, it wouldn't be tolerated any longer.

That's right, something had to be done. The government of East Germany decided to allow "free travelling" (i.e. opening the borders and thus "destroying the wall"). This however did not lead automatically to a "unification" of the 2 states, this was the result of long negotiations with Gorbatchov, Bush & Co.
(Maggie T. was against it, Bush & co. somehow managed to persuade her.)

But, we may not forget, on June 17th 1953 Russian tanks put an end to a similar thing:
https://www.planet-wissen.de/geschichte/ddr/geteilte_stadt_berlin/pwiejunideraufstand100.html
A smilar thing happened in Prague in 1968.
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chemicaloverload

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on December 07, 2018, 09:44:22
...I know what u mean. My Scottish parents are not fans of Ms Thatcher.  By shutting down the ship building on the Clyde so many people lost their jobs, and in many families (including mine) it led to families needing to leave their homeland to find jobs elsewhere.



Absolutely WOAW. She didn't care what she was doing and it's the same with May, so many families are struggling now and with no where to turn to. It's awful. Big Jezza finally brought up the UN rapporteurs findings in parliament and she just point blank refused to acknowledge it.
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chemicaloverload

You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:
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Ulrich

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chemicaloverload

Quote from: Ulrich on December 09, 2018, 10:09:27
Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 08, 2018, 01:03:46
You love Scotland and its people Ulrich ;) :kissing_closed_eyes:

Do I?
Yes, I guess I do.  :heart-eyes

Thats the worst set of wedding vows I've ever seen  :rofl
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Ulrich

Sorry dsanchez for off-topic, could we re-title this thread to "the history channel, wedding vows and general small talk topic, which used to be the "currently watching (documentaries)" topic"? Thank you.

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 12:33:28
Thats the worst set of wedding vows I've ever seen  :rofl

XD
Well; I am often undecided...   :1f636:
and sometimes it's better to look, is she a "Dr Jekyll & Mrs Hyde"?
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chemicaloverload

Haha aye, a take yer chat elsewhere is coming.

Yeah your undecided nature is suitable for a manga script, you know, when the character is talking inwards and it all contradicts itself?   :D

At this rate, to match you, she should be. Mandatory almost. You need to interview both her personalities before she makes the cut   :angel/ :evil:

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Ulrich

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
Haha aye, a take yer chat elsewhere is coming.

Nah, not yet.   :cool

Quote from: chemicaloverload on December 09, 2018, 15:46:07
At this rate, to match you, she should be. Mandatory almost. You need to interview both her personalities before she makes the cut   :angel/ :evil:

:lol:
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Ulrich

Watched this last night, a documentary about a film which was never made. Fascinating stuff still (the people he got on board: HR Giger, Moebius, Orson Welles and many more + the influence on other films...)!

https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/078721-000-A/jodorowsky-s-dune/

QuoteDer Dokumentarfilm blickt hinter die Kulissen eines nie zustande gekommenen Projekts: Die geplante Verfilmung von Frank Herberts kultigem Science-Fiction-Roman "Dune" ("Der Wüstenplanet") durch den chilenischen Regisseur Alejandro Jodorowsky in den 1970er Jahren. Das aufgegebene Filmprojekt ist auch heute noch eine echte Referenz für zahlreiche Autoren und Regisseure.
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Ulrich

Been watching "Here to be heard - The Story Of The Slits" - for any Banshees/Budgie fans: Budgie is in it too, as he was the Slits' drummer for a short while (before he joined Siouxsie & Co.):
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Ulrich

I've watched the first episode of this and think it could be fantastic!


QuoteThe new series follows one of the world's most prolific yet unknown treasure hunters, Hamilton White and his long-time friend Carl Cookson, as they trace the origin of an amazing hoard of relics.

Until today, no major items belonging to the Knights Templar – the medieval Special Forces of Christendom, made famous by The Crusades – have ever been recovered. 
The series follows Hamilton and Carl as they travel through Europe and to the Middle East, as they attempt to uncover the truth behind these remarkable finds.
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Ulrich

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Ulrich

I'm not currently watching this, but hope to do so in September:

https://collider.com/moonage-daydream-release-date-details-trailer-everything-we-know-so-far-david-bowie/

QuoteMoonage Daydream is billed as an "immersive, interactive, cinematic odyssey" to the musical legend. The documentary film follows Bowie's professional and personal life and how he brought it all together to create masterpieces every single time. From behind-the-scenes footage to his creative process, the film includes his music, shows, interviews, and more of the British rock star and music legend.

The documentary is set to release in theaters across the United States on September 16, 2022. Moonage Daydream is also expected to arrive for streaming on HBO Max (and air on HBO as well) sometime in the spring of 2023.

f you expect this film to be a biography of a sort, then you may be disappointed as this is not that at all, as the trailer reveals. In fact, the trailer gives you glimpses of what exactly to expect from this film, namely, how Bowie changed the course of music culture around the world, and how he challenged societal and gender norms, way before the world was ready to talk about it. The sound, light, and animation effects, as the trailer proves, look extraordinary and psychedelic enough to put you in a trance and make you feel you are right there.

Written, directed, and produced by Brett Morgen and co-produced by Andrew Murray, Moonage Daydream will give you the best insight you have ever had into the mind that made David Bowie as we know him.

Morgen worked on Moonage Daydream for five years to bring together the rock star's 54 years of legacy into one holistic, two-hour film.

Tony Visconti serves as a music producer for the film. Visconti is an American record producer, musician, and singer, who had the longest association with Bowie, from the production and arrangement of the 1968 single, "In the Heat of the Morning" to his final album, Blackstar, in 2016. Visconti also occasionally performed on many albums of Bowie.

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dsanchez

Quote from: Ulrich on July 30, 2022, 16:10:38I'm not currently watching this, but hope to do so in September:

thanks for sharing, will definitely watch this!
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dsanchez

Quote from: dsanchez on November 20, 2010, 13:49:19I thought I would start this thread to share the documentaries we're currently watching.

I recently watched Collapse. Info about this movie here:

http://www.collapsemovie.com/

Watch full documentary here:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B70EBCA0F58B981D


posted this 12 years ago... it's more relevant today! re-watching tonight

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