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Old 04-05-2021, 08:57 AM   #1396
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Let me see...

Ok, here is a new one for 'Islands of Wonder3'.
Code:
https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/islands-wonder/456f1837-0449-4b24-a86d-988ed04c42ba/2000199267/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/iswo0103_r2-hls-16x9-1080p_049.m3u8
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but could you recommend something to scrape with?
Sure, python, beautiful soup, htmllib, http.client, xml.etree, xml.dom, urllib, selenium, PyQt5, webkit-webengine, awk, grep, etc. etc.

Or, use the web inspector in your web browser.
 
Old 04-05-2021, 11:58 AM   #1397
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Ok, that new thing seems to be working.

As for your scraping recommendations, you've pointed me at a programming language, and several python modules which I'm sure can do stuff. BeautifulSoup claims to be hot. I'm not on the British side of the Geo-ip blocks, so I don't get much there. In fact I'm turfed out fairly early. Is there a program that uses these weapons, or am I supposed to write that myself?

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Old 04-07-2021, 04:13 PM   #1398
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Anyone who is interested in Ernest Hemingway. 2 hours each.
768x432 resolution is about 1 Gigabyte, each. 1280x720 will probably be 2.5 GB, each.

Hemingway A Writer (1899-1929)
https://www.pbs.org/video/hemingway-episode-1-writer/
Code:
https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/hemingway/0b4ef681-29bc-4806-a4a3-3271498b1fe8/2000227351/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/hemy0101-hls-16x9-1080p.m3u8
Hemingway The Avatar (1929-1944)
https://www.pbs.org/video/hemingway-episode-2-avatar/
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https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/hemingway/c4382e08-c67f-44e3-b199-c412ec12d2fd/2000228038/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/hemy0102-hls-16x9-1080p.m3u8
Hemingway The Blank Page (1944-1961)
https://www.pbs.org/video/hemingway-...-3-blank-page/
Code:
https://ga.video.cdn.pbs.org/videos/hemingway/8edbe399-19bc-4145-836d-adecb640cbb2/2000228039/hd-16x9-mezzanine-1080p/hemy0103-hls-16x9-1080p.m3u8
 
Old 04-14-2021, 08:42 AM   #1399
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The Tick cartoon season 1 episode 6
 
Old 04-14-2021, 11:16 PM   #1400
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Captain Fantastic

Saw it yesterday evening with my wife (who insisted) in a local cinema. Now I insist. If you live in the US, watch it quickly; you never know.
Do you mean if we believe in borders?
 
Old 04-14-2021, 11:22 PM   #1401
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https://www.dw.com/en/hollywood-movi...sis/a-47561660
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What Hollywood movies do to perpetuate racial stereotypes
 
Old 04-15-2021, 12:33 PM   #1402
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Very important. One must never forget how much such nonsense there is in entertainment.
A stereotype may be rooted in somebody's perception of reality, but usually it is very far from the real world.
Only sometimes it seems like these perceptions are taking over the real world, and the entertainment industry contributes more than its fair share.
 
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+1 on that.

It's easy to be influenced by stereotypes, even though you're aware that a particular stereotype is just that. And the foreigners are ≥90% 'baddies' the remainder being female or guides, it seems. I watch less and less from Hollywood these days.

It's good to see a start on reform. Harvey Weinstein et al are ousted. That, however, has a long way to go. And I don't believe Hollywood has a clue how to go about it.
 
Old 04-17-2021, 10:43 AM   #1404
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Goodfellas
 
Old 04-17-2021, 01:49 PM   #1405
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It's easy to be influenced by stereotypes, even though you're aware that a particular stereotype is just that. And the foreigners are ≥90% 'baddies' the remainder being female or guides, it seems. I watch less and less from Hollywood these days.
Without wanting to be too judgmental about it (after all I do want to be entertained, and just today I was captivated by an almost 100 years old sci-fi story that talks about the "yellow peril"), I'm always glad to find films/stories that dare to deviate from these molds, be it actively (better) or accidentally.

One thing I never understand about Hollywood (and wherever the US video entertainment industry resides nowadays): a good story must be much cheaper than a good production - why are they skimping on that, regurgitating the same stories over and over, and splurging on production instead?

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Old 04-17-2021, 11:08 PM   #1406
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There's still good just buried by population and needs for stuff to do?

https://gardeninggonewild.com/great-...garden-making/
 
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Without wanting to be too judgmental about it (after all I do want to be entertained, and just today I was captivated by an almost 100 years old sci-fi story that talks about the "yellow peril"), I'm always glad to find films/stories that dare to deviate from these molds, be it actively (better) or accidentally.

One thing I never understand about Hollywood (and wherever the US video entertainment industry resides nowadays): a good story must be much cheaper than a good production - why are they skimping on that, regurgitating the same stories over and over, and splurging on production instead?
I have a poor view of the Hollywood mind set, but I can't say much without insulting our American friends. I also have a son who has made 'breaking into Hollywood' a study, as he's in that business. His insights are revealing. There's a startling lack of originality over there, and instead a "This is the way it's done in Hollywood" attitude, especially now that everyone realises how thin the ice all of them are skating on actually is.
 
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I also have a son who has made 'breaking into Hollywood' a study, as he's in that business. His insights are revealing. There's a startling lack of originality over there, and instead a "This is the way it's done in Hollywood" attitude, especially now that everyone realises how thin the ice all of them are skating on actually is.
This sounds very interesting! Care to elaborate? What is how it's done in Hollywood, and what is this thin ice he speaks of?
 
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The reason why I lost interest in American TV 40 years ago. A lot of Americans have. We simply don't watch it. That's why PBS and those cheesy soap dramas are so popular in the US. Poldark, Downton Abbey, Van der Valk, Last Tango in Halifax, Flesh and Blood, Cobra, The Trouble With Maggie Cole, Roadkill, All Creatures Great and Small, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, Warren, Doc Martin, Vienna Blood, Howards End...Some of those aren't incredible, but they are 100x better than what's on US TV. Same old looks on the actors faces, as if they all went to the same acting school and learned by the numbers. Then don't forget about the car chase scenes ending with the car flipping and exploding 4 or 5 times from different angles, just about every show.

We don't have shows like Vera, Broadchurch etc on US TV. So we get them from BBC or ITV.

Then there are people like Lucy Worsley. I would watch a show just for her being in it.

Oh, and they actually speak English. Complete with subjects, verbs, and direct objects. Without saying "like" and "you know" every 3rd word. And without the Valley Girl English, where you raise the accent on the end of each phrase, so you can't tell if it is a statement or question.

Yup agree, US TV is not so great.
 
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^ yeah but it's so much more than just "TV". Always has, but especially nowadays with streaming companies producing their own.
And with that in mind, I must say that a lot of good stuff comes from the US of NA. Measured by the sheer bulk of it, maybe not so much, but still.
 
  


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