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MWM
06-23-2012, 09:12 PM
World at War back in the early 70s. Watching it for the third time and it seems to get better.

MWM
06-23-2012, 09:30 PM
Wrong forum

Mutaman
06-23-2012, 11:55 PM
World at War back in the early 70s. Watching it for the third time and it seems to get better.

You won't get an argument from me. Olivier was not fooling around.

cumberlandreds
06-25-2012, 11:45 AM
World at War back in the early 70s. Watching it for the third time and it seems to get better.

Absolutely. I bought the entire DVD series a few years ago. I love watching and never tire of it. The Military channel shows episodes often and I will stop and watch a little of one when flipping through the guide to find something to watch.

kpresidente
07-01-2012, 12:31 PM
Grizzly Man!

j/k

One of my favorites recently is called "Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas". You can watch it on Netflix. Another good one was "Pulling John", about an arm-wrestling champion, also on Netflix. But the best I ever saw was "Hoop Dreams".

Raisor
07-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Ken Burns' Civil War.

Period.

Sweetstop
07-01-2012, 01:34 PM
not counting series, my mind went to a couple of eccentric features..herzog's "little dieter needs to fly" and the maysles' "grey gardens".

Spitball
07-02-2012, 10:52 PM
Ken Burns' baseball from the early 1990s.

GAC
07-03-2012, 06:29 AM
Ken Burns' Civil War.

Period.

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But World At War, even though I haven't seen it in eons, is right there too.

MWM
07-03-2012, 08:50 AM
I love The Civil War and it's very well done, but I don't think it's on the level with World at War as far as quality goes. I can see why some enjoy it more, but IMO it's not as "impressive" a work as WaW.

redsfanmia
07-03-2012, 10:34 PM
Happy that Military History channel is running a World at War marathon, excellent.

improbus
07-03-2012, 10:59 PM
I love The Civil War and it's very well done, but I don't think it's on the level with World at War as far as quality goes. I can see why some enjoy it more, but IMO it's not as "impressive" a work as WaW.

World at War had the benefit of actually having living people who were prominently involved in the war. Burns degree of difficulty was much higher, like a home run hitter going to San Diego.

BTW, does anyone else love the history channel guys who do the civil war shows and have the civil war era beards? Everyone who covers history should have a commensurate hairstyle. Revolutionary war guys should wear wigs. I teach Latin and my hair is going the way of Julius Caesar, so I'm doing my part.

westofyou
07-03-2012, 11:18 PM
Best documentary??

Night and Fog (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CFcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imdb.com%2Ftitle%2Ftt0048434% 2F&ei=rqfzT9nWDsLMqgGykr3kAw&usg=AFQjCNGXbuDDf5q25awdsQLq0WMBSClwfg&sig2=99EaPfGZLrUiWJ7K0xTLLA)

Mutaman
07-03-2012, 11:40 PM
The " Civil War" is great and David McCullough is great. But David McCullough is not Laurence Olivier. This is how the English language was meant to be spoken.

GAC
07-04-2012, 05:06 AM
I love The Civil War and it's very well done, but I don't think it's on the level with World at War as far as quality goes. I can see why some enjoy it more, but IMO it's not as "impressive" a work as WaW.

It may have been if there could have been some archival film footage included in Burn's series like in WaW. :D

reds1869
07-04-2012, 06:17 PM
Best documentary??

Night and Fog (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CFcQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.imdb.com%2Ftitle%2Ftt0048434% 2F&ei=rqfzT9nWDsLMqgGykr3kAw&usg=AFQjCNGXbuDDf5q25awdsQLq0WMBSClwfg&sig2=99EaPfGZLrUiWJ7K0xTLLA)

+1.

cumberlandreds
07-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Ken Burns' Civil War.

Period.

Number 1A on my list. Great series that was extremely well done.

redsfan1980
07-08-2012, 01:01 PM
I saw the Steve Jobbs documentary last night. The one that's an hour long (you can find it on youtube). What an incredible man.

kpresidente
07-08-2012, 01:10 PM
Jobs's genius was in recognizing how stupid and petty the general public is, then creating technology to suit.

redsfan1980
07-08-2012, 01:23 PM
Jobs's genius was in recognizing how stupid and petty the general public is, then creating technology to suit.

yeah man check out the documentary its pretty fascinating