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#7378 Post by colinr0380 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:54 am

Whilst Shoah is of course overwhelming, the other somewhat contrasting epic Lanzmann documentary (though rather more controversial in its dealing with a current subject) is his five hour documentary about the Israeli Defence Force, Tsahal. Its very much about how historical context influences the present, especially past wars (the Six Day War in particular, of course) and focus on soldiers in such a 'beleaguered' situation, but it is difficult to think of another documentary that was able to interview Ehud Barak and Ariel Sharon about their IDF experience, whose war experiences would go on to feed into their leadership positions and policy decisions to a great extent.

It is sometimes described as the third part of a trilogy of long form films on "Jewish identity", the first being Israel,Why in 1973 (made on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state), then of course Shoah in 1985 and Tsahal in 1994.

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#7380 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 pm

Dead or Deader wrote:
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Ed Schultz
Showed an almost ideal path for a blue collar person to evolve from a cloistered conservative perspective to a lefty one, focused on the needs of the working class. It's the perspective of those like Schultz, from 'Trump country,' that is sorely needed if Democrats are going to have a path back to winning in the rust belt again.

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#7381 Post by Brian C » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:42 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:Showed an almost ideal path for a blue collar person to evolve from a cloistered conservative perspective to a lefty one, focused on the needs of the working class. It's the perspective of those like Schultz, from 'Trump country,' that is sorely needed if Democrats are going to have a path back to winning in the rust belt again.
Oh please. He was a sportscaster turned talk radio hack turned cable news hack turned Russian propagandist. And there’s no reason to think that he had any particular credibility with “working class” folks who weren’t already left-leaning to begin with. He was a demographic toy for city-dwelling progressives to gawk at.

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#7382 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:39 am

The leader of the Aum Shrinrikyo cult and six followers have been executed for the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995. There has been the suggestion that the reason for this happening quite suddenly now is perhaps in order to get the executions out of the way early and minimise any negative publicity around the subject of capital punishment in Japan before international eyes are on the country in the run up to the 2020 Olympics.

This cult in the wake of the attack was the subject of two documentaries: A and A2
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#7385 Post by GaryC » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:50 am

Australian cinematographer/director Michael Edols.

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#7386 Post by Donald Brown » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:07 am

A good breakdown of the neo-McCarthyite smearing of Ed Schultz. And another one.

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#7387 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:10 am

Reports are starting to emerge on-line that Tab Hunter has passed away.

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#7388 Post by domino harvey » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 am

A good time to recommend the underrated Gunman's Walk, one of the last great psychological westerns from the studio era. There's a German Blu-ray out for cheap. Hunter also, of course, sang the best song in Grease 2

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#7389 Post by Werewolf by Night » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Also a good time to recommend William Wellman's left-field Track of the Cat with Hunter, Robert Mitchum, and Teresa Wright.

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#7390 Post by knives » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Not to mention Wellman's last film, Lafayette Escadrille, which is surprisingly good doing significantly better at the The Wings of Eagles sideways autobiopic thing.

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#7391 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:52 am

Nancy Sinatra tweeted that her mother, Nancy Barbato Sinatra passed away. She was 101.
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#7393 Post by GaryC » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:11 am

Australian writer/director David Stevens, Oscar-nominated for the screenplay of Breaker Morant, which he cowrote, and also scriptwriter of The Sum of Us, based on his stage play. Directing credits include The Clinic and much television work in both capacities.

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#7399 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:08 am

okcmaxk wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Jon Schnepp
One thing that he directed was the bizarre segment of The ABCS of Death about filmmakers not knowing what to do for their entry, W is for WTF! (very NSFW!)

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#7400 Post by lacritfan » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:56 pm

bearcuborg wrote:
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The great Jonathan Gold...
Damn, this one is tough. Been reading him since he was with the LA Weekly, a freebie rag mostly known for the pages of sex ads in the back but also the no nonsense reporting and music and film reviews. The fact that he was their first Pulitzer Prize was always so awesome to me, in a way it's like Kendrick Lamar (another L.A. native) winning for music this year.
He was a weekly guest on local NPR station KCRW's Good Food so for the last two+ decades of my life I've heard him almost every weekend.
Was lucky enough to spot him at a hole in the wall chili place in Burbank a few years ago, was too nervous to go up and thank him.

L.A. Times lifting its paywall on Jonathan Gold coverage
KCRW segments
LA Weekly reviews

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