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Re: TV/Movies Megathread
« Reply #42570 on: August 22, 2019, 03:03:38 pm »
Another World - low budget special effects detract but not as much as the question the show posed for itself in episode 1 but never answered - why did they put a bunch emotionally unstable 20 somethings on that ship?

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« Reply #42571 on: August 22, 2019, 07:56:13 pm »
Highwaymen.  Hard boiled old Texas Rangers Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson get pulled out of retirement to hunt down Bonnie and Clyde.  Not a great deal happens in this movie except Kevin and Woody being crotchedy and hard boiled.
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« Reply #42572 on: Today at 02:06:27 pm »
Woodstock: Three Days that Defined a Generation (2019)

PBS documentary on Woodstock for the 50th anniversary; this one provides a decent overview of the event.  It starts with a lengthy introduction to late 1960s America; especially the Viet-Nam War and the counter culture.  Then it gives an overview of how the festival came together; surprisingly it gives most of that time to the money people (John Roberts and Joel Rosenman) rather than the art people (Michael Lang does appear, but Artie Kornfeld is entirely absent.)  Then they go on to give a day by day coverage of the festival.  There's surprisingly little coverage of the music or the bands, and mostly interviews of the people that were there.  They put a fair amount of focus on the Hog Farm and Wavy Gravy; and even a bit on Max Yasgur.

All the film is done with archival footage; except for the few interviews from the festival the interviewees are never shown.  They almost all agreed that the experience was totally groovy  :cool:; but if you go down to the American Legion tonight, after about 11 their cohort will tell you that Viet-Nam was totally groovy too.   ;)

The background music mostly comes from the festival, except when they show people sleeping, then they play Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground. :huh:
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