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Old 08-09-2020, 10:07 PM   #1186
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Oh, that reminds me of some documentaries.

The first is What The Ancients Knew.

The second is Silk Road -- of which there are two and the story of them is as convoluted as I am ready for sleep. So, this will be easiest accomplished by linking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qer...VvUyEMhbN7OG9y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUqI...dxMIybBrF5jnb5

An astute observer would immediately see those are both playlists. They're very long, each episode being about an hour.

Basically, these crazy Japanese folks got the idea of following the silk road (a misnomer, as there were many silk roads) from start to finish in a couple of Nissan pickup trucks. Which they did... Along the way, they found themselves doing actual new research and making discoveries.

So, they decided to do it again. And, they did. The crazy people got funding and jumped right back into it. This time with more modern pickup trucks and camera equipment. The music for both series was done by a famous guy who's name I've forgotten in my sleep-med induced haze. I should go to bed.

Either way, they're quite enjoyable - and very educational.
 
Old 08-10-2020, 04:14 AM   #1187
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Unfortunately, the '' breaks the links. NHK's Silk Road looks like what you're describing. So your links are:
  • results?search_query=what+the+ancients+knew
  • The silk road (NHK docs).

I couldn't personally recommend the 'Poor Ross Ulbricht' type documentaries on aspects of the Silk Road website saga.
 
Old 08-10-2020, 11:21 AM   #1188
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Clicking on the links works just fine here?

I just opened 'em both to verify they work. If you try to copy/paste them, they obviously won't work. They work by clicking on them, at least they do here.
 
Old 08-11-2020, 03:18 AM   #1189
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There is The Colour of Magic, Hogfather, and Going Postal. (Edit: I just realized he mentioned those. I failed to note them the first time around.) There's an older movie, not as well done as it could be but a product of the era, called Truckers. There are constant rumors of more of his works being transported to film. There's also a cartoon called Soul Music and another called Wyrd Sisters. There's also one that he was involved in, also great for the era, called Johnny and the Dead. Not all of them are set in the Discworld environment.
Thanks.
Seems I found everything there is, according to that.

I went off on a different tangent; because Good Omens is co-produced by Neil Gaiman, imdb.com recommended some of his stuff, too, and I started watching American Gods. Strong stuff. Cruel, ancient gods in the modern world. Meandering stories and fairytales of miracles and horror. The plot is fairly straightforward but it consists of many side stories that slowly converge. Sometimes a whole episode is just to give "background" to one character, introduce another sub-plot. The first season has clearly been working its way up to the second season - a sign of quality in a TV series.
I know Neil Gaiman's stories are lacking style and sometimes substance, and I don't like the continuous slack-jawed awe of the main character (and possibly all human characters) that sometimes seems to be the thread keeping the plot together, but this is epic, and emotional, and fantastic, and I love it.
It gives me weird and vivid dreams; don't recommend watching before going to sleep.
 
Old 08-11-2020, 04:48 PM   #1190
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American Gods is on my list of things to watch. Thanks for the kick in the pants to watch it.
 
Old 08-19-2020, 01:55 PM   #1191
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Is it just me, or is every movie franchise my kids watched been ruined?

RTE in Ireland had the tv premiere of The New Ghostbusters, so it obviously bombed. There were disorganised women lined up as ghostbusters with slapstick action and infantile dialogue. That's insulting to the female actors, who deserve much better characters. Don't get me wrong. Where would movies be without the fairer sex? But did they really have to wreck the franchise?

Star Wars killed off all the main characters that put bums on seats. Then they put in basically untrained girls battling with technicolour light sabres. But it didn't matter, here anyway. Nobody was watching.

People bought up superhero franchises also and seem to have driven people out of cinemas with them also.

The one that got away was Back to the Future. 3 good films - done. They refused to make a fourth, and publicly said as much. They wrecked the DeLorean in the end of Film 3, they left nothing unfinished, the Doc whooshed away into the sunset out of contact, and that was it. Michael J Fox also got Parkinsons, which was a shame.

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Old 08-19-2020, 03:28 PM   #1192
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When not dirt bike riding. I watched at my bros house this series

The Mandalorian. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8111088/

It is after the Empire is over and there is a baby Yoda in a floating baby carriage. It was not a bad yarn.
 
Old 08-20-2020, 01:06 AM   #1193
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Is it just me, or is every movie franchise my kids watched been ruined?
Having a movie franchise for kids at all, already implies that the underlying creative work is ruined.

Incidentally I started watching an older Terry Pratchett film for kids last night, and am quite impressed. Truckers, it is called. A captivating story, very interesting type of animated (analog, mind you, this is 1992) figurines contrasting with the world of humans: because they move 10x faster, everything humans do is incredibly slow. Nice little details everywhere, both in the story and in the set.
A fable touching on ethics in a child-like manner, yet highly entertaining.
And the best VHS rip to digital I have ever seen.
It never became a "franchise" so it was never ruined, and I wish I had kids of a suitable age (school age, not too old) I could share this with.
 
Old 08-20-2020, 04:32 AM   #1194
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I don't think those 3 were aimed at kids in the 1990s. Now, sure they would be. Anyhow, who can get into the head of a Hollywood producer? I know Lord of the Rings, and Star Trek had very adult audiences. It was more when everyone knew there was a Big Movie coming that everyone went to see it. They don't have that impact anymore. Small cinemas have 6 screens.
 
Old 09-03-2020, 05:25 AM   #1195
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https://archive.org/details/Oh_Mr.Porter_1937

Oh Mr Porter! 1937. A comedy starring Will Hay and others. Has excellent reviews.
 
Old 09-10-2020, 04:27 AM   #1196
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Try "The Bravest"..I recently watched this movie.. It's Chinese film and plot is based on a group of firefighters try to prevent fire after chemical plant explosion..Neithr action or scientific one..But heart touching.. I felt emotional at the end of film
 
Old 09-16-2020, 06:52 AM   #1197
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Policing the police 2020 aired 9/15
https://www.pbs.org/video/policing-t...e-2020-ko2tft/

Code:
youtube-dl -F https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/frontline/3712eb5d-8bb4-42dc-a7f7-50ef07726fa5/2000194565/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/00003904-hls-16x9-1080p.m3u8

#or

agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.1; Win64; x64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0"

curl -A "$agent" https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/frontline/3712eb5d-8bb4-42dc-a7f7-50ef07726fa5/2000194565/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/00003904-hls-16x9-1080p-432p-1100k_[00000-00543].ts -o - >> PolPolice.ts
 
Old 09-17-2020, 02:02 AM   #1198
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^ thanks for sharing.
 
Old 09-17-2020, 09:34 AM   #1199
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If you like that, maybe you will like this.

Hacking your mind. 2 episodes so far.

Hacking Your Mind 1
https://www.pbs.org/video/living-on-auto-pilot-5p5jct/
Code:
https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/hacking-your-mind/75f4c705-2eda-4911-baae-e2f1b440c9aa/2000193904/hd-16x9-mezzanine/haym101_nsf-hls-16x9-720p.m3u8
Hacking your mind 2
https://www.pbs.org/video/weapons-of-influence-gpuj68/
Code:
https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/hacking-your-mind/98e6b046-60b0-4f49-b1e2-5819805de8e2/2000194048/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/haym0102fixnew-hls-16x9-1080p_924.m3u8
 
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