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Posted: Oct 17, 2022 - 11:46am

Silence of The Tides

"Silence of The Tides" is not a documentary in the true sense of the word. Or rather, it's not exactly what you'd think of as a documentary, because director Pieter-Rim de Kroon, while offering impressive images of the Wadden Sea, its flora and fauna, and the people who live around it, provides no explanatory context. He does without an off-camera commentary. The viewer has to discover the film for himself. Thus it is film in its purest form - something for the senses, to see, hear and feel.



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Posted: Oct 1, 2022 - 9:28pm

The Human Playground...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1...
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Posted: Sep 29, 2022 - 1:38pm

 miamizsun wrote:
I couldn't deal with a minute of that obnoxious animation.

It used to be a right of passage for my caver friends to see Floyd Collins when his coffin was still in his cave in the National Park. Apparently, if you waited for the ranger tour guide to lead the group to the next stop, you could pry up the coffin lid enough to see him.

The rescue attempt was one of the first national media frenzies in the US, with the recent invention of radio and the motor car opening up dusty corners of the country. There is a book about the incident titled Trapped.

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Posted: Sep 29, 2022 - 1:30pm

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nope, can't do it.  that's my room 101.
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Posted: Sep 29, 2022 - 12:34pm

claustrophobic? click away...especially at the turnaround room




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Posted: Nov 1, 2021 - 4:06am

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Great Performances

Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost


Season 49 Episode 6 | 54m 25s


Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.


Here's the preview
if you want to get a feel for the documentary...



so far, very good
easily the best thing i've seen and/or heard on pbs in ages




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Posted: Oct 30, 2021 - 7:38pm

Great Performances

Now Hear This: Beethoven's Ghost


Season 49 Episode 6 | 54m 25s


Go inside the mind of a genius as host Scott Yoo and fellow musicians undertake a recording of Beethoven's most personal music at a historic Berkshires manor to explore the composer’s brilliant career—where they are visited by some unexpected guests.


Here's the preview
if you want to get a feel for the documentary...

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Posted: Jun 27, 2021 - 1:12pm

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Camille Paglia & Jordan B. Peterson

One public figure who is even always wronger than Steven Pinker is Jordan Peterson, in the way that one infinity can be larger than another infinity. For instance, Pinker never debates someone smarter than he is.
 

Other people have noticed that Jordan Peterson is pretending he is smart.
 
>Audaciously, Jordan Peterson (the author) carried his aesthetic project one step further, and began publicly to appear in character as “Jordan Peterson”, at first making incoherent remarks to journalists about gendered pronouns (canny, this: of course “Peterson” would have the answers to a complex subject like gender!), and then going on rock-star-like tours, where, in virtuoso three-hour performances, he kept up the “Peterson” facade, discoursing nonsensically on vast topics like myth, history and sexuality, knocking down straw men left and right, and never cracking a single knowing smile as he did it. Perhaps the peak of “Peterson’’s” performing career occurred when he shared a stage with “Slavoj Žižek”, another spoof academic character played by the Slovenian writer Slavoj Žižek; the resulting “debate” read superbly as a parody of the shoddy condition of popular intellectual discourse.<
 
https://drb.ie/articles/beyond-a-joke/
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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 6:33am

Tina Turner one of my favorites, Tina 

Sad to know she won't be with us much longer.
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Posted: Mar 30, 2021 - 6:11am

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Posted: Mar 19, 2021 - 1:35pm

Watch to the teary end. An important film.


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Posted: Mar 19, 2021 - 8:52am

i'll go ahead and take the risk of getting out in front of this doc on stewart brand

WE ARE AS GODS | Trailer from Structure Films on Vimeo.


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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 - 4:59am

Yes.
 
p.s. Yes in a don't-waste-your-time-on-them way without remembering why. Here is a good example of why, cross-posted from the Vocabulary Quiz forum.
 
double-talk:

Equating zero wages for no work with a minimum wage for some work is double-talk.

“Unfortunately, the real minimum wage is always zero, regardless of the laws, and that is the wage that many workers receive in the wake of the creation or escalation of a government-mandated minimum wage, because they lose their jobs or fail to find jobs when they enter the labor force. Making it illegal to pay less than a given amount does not make a worker’s productivity worth that amount—and, if it is not, that worker is unlikely to be employed.”

       — Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

That is, if everyone got a living wage for work there would be many more jobs to go around, since those earners could pay for goods and services employing others. See the definition of money below.
 
....
 
“The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists.”
                           — Joan Robinson
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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 - 4:33am

 rhahl wrote:
 
I thought it was relevant to the discussion but you're right, it's not really.
 
Here is another tell that Thomas Sowell is mainly a careerist miserymonger. In the "documentary" he is pictured standing next to Milton Friedman, or...
 
Most bad outcomes in society come from government policies. The job of guys like this is to provide cover for bad policies, and also dream them up.
 
Friedman explained candidly how they do it sometimes:
 
“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”
 
 
 
Basically you are describing what Friedman and Sowell are criticizing.  So you are not just wrong, you are 180 degrees Bizarro world wrong about what they are about.  Do you even know who they are??{#Stupid}
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Posted: Feb 6, 2021 - 2:14am

 black321 wrote:
 rhahl wrote:

Camille Paglia & Jordan B. Peterson

One public figure who is even always wronger than Steven Pinker is Jordan Peterson, in the way that one infinity can be larger than another infinity. For instance, Pinker never debates someone smarter than he is.
not really sure of your point, given the discussion of these two that you posted.
but I guess peterson could be viewed as wrong if you solely believe in relativism, subjectivism...sure

(and not sure why you posted this in the Recommended Documentaries topic.)
 
I thought it was relevant to the discussion but you're right, it's not really.
 
Here is another tell that Thomas Sowell is mainly a careerist miserymonger. In the "documentary" he is pictured standing next to Milton Friedman, or...
Most bad outcomes in society come from government policies. The job of guys like this is to provide cover for bad policies, and also dream them up.
 
Friedman explained candidly how they do it sometimes:
 
“Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes the politically inevitable.”
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 2:03pm

This was really interesting!
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Posted: Feb 5, 2021 - 9:49am



 rhahl wrote:

Camille Paglia & Jordan B. Peterson

One public figure who is even always wronger than Steven Pinker is Jordan Peterson, in the way that one infinity can be larger than another infinity. For instance, Pinker never debates someone smarter than he is.
 

not really sure of your point, given the discussion of these two that you posted.
but I guess peterson could be viewed as wrong if you solely believe in relativism, subjectivism...sure

(and not sure why you posted this in the Recommended Documentaries topic.)
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