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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Hamilton was amazing. Every scene, every actor, every minute, every camera angle was unlike anything I've ever seen on tv. (Thomas Jefferson is a hoot)
If you don't want to subscribe, go to a friend's house, a bar, a daycare center, wherever, just go see it and enjoy. I'll watch it again.
And I don't like musicals.
I'm gonna keep talking to myself until someone else watches

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"It's no exaggeration to say that Hamilton changed Anthony Ramos' life. Not only did the actor find his career ascending thanks to his involvement in this acclaimed musical, but he also found love along the way. Indeed, as the actor performed in the show both off and on Broadway, he found himself in a relationship with his co-star, Jasmine Cephas Jones,"
OK so we're signed up, tested it on a few trailers, and will likely watch Hamilton this week.

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O Really wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:16 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Hamilton was amazing. Every scene, every actor, every minute, every camera angle was unlike anything I've ever seen on tv. (Thomas Jefferson is a hoot)
If you don't want to subscribe, go to a friend's house, a bar, a daycare center, wherever, just go see it and enjoy. I'll watch it again.
And I don't like musicals.
I'm gonna keep talking to myself until someone else watches

https://amp-cinemablend-com.cdn.ampproj ... knives-out


"It's no exaggeration to say that Hamilton changed Anthony Ramos' life. Not only did the actor find his career ascending thanks to his involvement in this acclaimed musical, but he also found love along the way. Indeed, as the actor performed in the show both off and on Broadway, he found himself in a relationship with his co-star, Jasmine Cephas Jones,"
OK so we're signed up, tested it on a few trailers, and will likely watch Hamilton this week.
Let me know what you think. Other than Rocky Horror, I've never recommended a musical to anyone, it'll be interesting to hear your opinion.
btw - Lafayette and Jefferson are played by the same actor. Someone else didn't understand why Jefferson didn't show up early on, after I had said to watch for Jefferson.

I don't know if you watch Marvel, but Avengers End Game is pretty good and Agent Carter is good comic book fun.

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Ulysses wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:18 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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Finished watching the tenth of ten episodes of Band of Brothers last night. Overall, it was very good. The live interviews with a few of the survivors were also illuminating.

It emphasized to me what a brutal war at a brutal time in this world....
I was impressed by it, too.

#3:

I've watched most and thought they were gripping.

Band of Brothers was so gripping and well done. 10/10.

The Pacific did not grab me as much and had a lot of shock gore.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/
Just finished watching last night the extra content on the sixth DVD of Band of Brothers. I hadn't realized that the actors were subjected to 10 days of realistic basic training before starting filming. Ron Livingston was handed a camera by the producers to document most of it, except for the couple of days when General Dyer (who commanded the training) forbid its use. He was later overruled, LOL.

Only one casualty during the training; the guy who played Compton got accidentally smacked in the mouth by a rifle tip. Two stitches. Don't recall it showing up in the series, but if it did, it would have added some realism.

Altogether it was well done, even if Ross never saw Rachel in it.
I just finished it on this recommendation - Great series. Thanks

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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:49 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
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Band of Brothers was so gripping and well done. 10/10.

The Pacific did not grab me as much and had a lot of shock gore.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374463/
Thanks. I have not seen The Pacific, "a companion piece to the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers".
The Pacific was such a different war than Europe. Band of Brothers followed a journey of a few men as they fought for every step along their slog from France and Belgium to Germany in a way that we can all almost imagine. Great series.
The Pacific was a different war, as was the series. The Pacific battles were more intense and instead of a continuous battle along a front as in Europe, each battle had a beachhead, followed by huge violent casualties on both sides, followed by a success, and that followed by redeployment or shore leave. Then doing it all over again.
The Pacific also paid more attention to PTSD.
I enjoyed both for historical accuracy, but The Pacific didn't/couldn't have the flowing storyline. Both are worth the time to watch.


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O Really wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:16 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:15 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:36 pm
Hamilton was amazing. Every scene, every actor, every minute, every camera angle was unlike anything I've ever seen on tv. (Thomas Jefferson is a hoot)
If you don't want to subscribe, go to a friend's house, a bar, a daycare center, wherever, just go see it and enjoy. I'll watch it again.
And I don't like musicals.
I'm gonna keep talking to myself until someone else watches

https://amp-cinemablend-com.cdn.ampproj ... knives-out


"It's no exaggeration to say that Hamilton changed Anthony Ramos' life. Not only did the actor find his career ascending thanks to his involvement in this acclaimed musical, but he also found love along the way. Indeed, as the actor performed in the show both off and on Broadway, he found himself in a relationship with his co-star, Jasmine Cephas Jones,"
OK so we're signed up, tested it on a few trailers, and will likely watch Hamilton this week.
Well?

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The War

Ken Burns' award-winning WW2 TV mini-series (2007), 14 hours.

First 2.5 hours on one of my PBS stations tonight. I can't recall if I watched before. I didn't think so, but the Tom Hanks narration rings a vague bell.
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Evil Roy Slade is on Starz

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Great website here - views from people's windows around the world, and you can send in your own. https://www.window-swap.com/
The idea is for people around the world to shoot 10-minute video clips from the perspective of looking through a window in their home or apartment, and to submit these to the couple’s site. So far, hundreds of people around the world have done so (all you have to do is email a horizontal, HD video that includes your window and frame to qunaliaa@gmail.com), and the results offer a welcome escape, however brief, from the feeling of being stuck at home, wherever you happen to be in the world.

The best way to enjoy the site, in my opinion, is on a big, expansive computer screen. And make sure your sound is turned on. As you cycle through the respective video snippets, you may even find yourself feeling a strange bit of relief. You’ll see people carrying groceries down the street. Cars sputtering by. A cat nestled beside a typewriter in the warm glow of the sun. “So this is what it’s like to live in British Columbia, Canada,” I find myself musing, staring out of “Kaslow’s Window” (they’re all labeled with the submitter’s name) at the sublime vista of a lake with trees and hills all around.The idea is for people around the world to shoot 10-minute video clips from the perspective of looking through a window in their home or apartment, and to submit these to the couple’s site. So far, hundreds of people around the world have done so (all you have to do is email a horizontal, HD video that includes your window and frame to qunaliaa@gmail.com), and the results offer a welcome escape, however brief, from the feeling of being stuck at home, wherever you happen to be in the world.

The best way to enjoy the site, in my opinion, is on a big, expansive computer screen. And make sure your sound is turned on. As you cycle through the respective video snippets, you may even find yourself feeling a strange bit of relief. You’ll see people carrying groceries down the street. Cars sputtering by. A cat nestled beside a typewriter in the warm glow of the sun. “So this is what it’s like to live in British Columbia, Canada,” I find myself musing, staring out of “Kaslow’s Window” (they’re all labeled with the submitter’s name) at the sublime vista of a lake with trees and hills all around.

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Local PBS just showed the Jeff Bridges movie "Fearless" tonight, w/o commercials. It's an interesting story, touching not so much on the obvious issue of air travel safety, but rather on various effects of PTSD on different survivors. It wound up making me think about my own experience with trauma and risk, and how I have reacted to it, in some cases not fully understanding why.

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