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by Triple-S » Mon May 31, 2010 3:17 pm
Swerb wrote:Go start a blog if you want to tell the world your incomprehendible ramblings.
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I have a big arm and can throw the ball pretty damn far...... maybe even over those moutains. The Browns should sign me, i'll let you all in locker room to drink beer. Then we can all go out the parking lot to watch me do motorcycle stunts.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Mon May 31, 2010 3:46 pm
and one full of guilt trips for the modern American, such as focusing on the amount of people killed making the hoover dam, rather than say the significance of why it was indeed built.
by Triple-S » Mon May 31, 2010 3:54 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:and one full of guilt trips for the modern American, such as focusing on the amount of people killed making the hoover dam, rather than say the significance of why it was indeed built.So talking about people who DIED making the dam isn't important, their sacrafice should just be a footnote?? And they did focus on on why it was built and how important it was for the Southwest and America. Listen, I know your annoyed that Michael Douglas was interviewed for the show instead of Glenn Beck, but the show was well done, not perfect, but still solid. Liev Schreiber is a really good narrator.Not as good as WWII In HD (much better than The Pacific), which no one talks about because it's not done by Hanks and Spielberg or pimped by HBO's marketing department.
by Cerebral_DownTime » Mon May 31, 2010 4:08 pm
by aoxo1 » Mon May 31, 2010 5:10 pm
by British_Pharaoh » Mon May 31, 2010 6:01 pm
by mattvan1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:21 am
British_Pharaoh wrote:Anything with Laurence Olivier is a masterpiece
by Love child of shawn kemp » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:23 am
by Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:00 am
Love child of shawn kemp wrote:I have been watching this for the most part because my son was interested in it. One thing that cracks me up is how the documentary can seamlessly morph into a commercial for Bank of America who must be a presenting sponsor. You end up watching a minute commercial thinking it was a part of the show.
by jb » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:41 am
by noles1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:34 pm
by waborat » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:51 pm
mattvan1 wrote:British_Pharaoh wrote:Anything with Laurence Olivier is a masterpieceExcept the film "Marathon Man".
by mattvan1 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:01 pm
waborat wrote:And let's not forget this classic
by Commodore Perry » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:02 pm
Triple-S wrote:I came in watching this series with high expectations, from the series previews it seemed very good to have a series covering the time from when Jamestown was a colony to the present day. I imagined it was going to be rather typical of something that would air on the history channel, a narrator describing the events, some actors portraying various scenes, various photos of the actual event and then some clips from interviews from professors, historians and those actually around to witness the events.What I got was several celebrities voicing their opinion on what occurred during events like the civil war, a very erroneous filled coverage of some of the events (from something as minor as incorrectly potraying Paul Revere's Midnight ride as having him say "The British are coming", when in fact this was never said, he said "The Regulars are coming", to something as major as forgetting to mention that the reason why the Native Americans surrounded Jamestown was because the colonists, who were clueless sons of nobility had no idea to grow and hunt for food, resorted to stealing from said Native Americans), and one full of guilt trips for the modern American, such as focusing on the amount of people killed making the hoover dam, rather than say the significance of why it was indeed built.A sugguestion to anyone on the forums who may consider watching this series at all during this weekend and expecting anything more than pure entertainment, I reccommend not viewing it and picking up one of the many Ken Burns series, or view "The world at war" series that airs on the Millitary Channel, both actually are fairly accurate and well done, unlike this show.
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