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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1310 on: July 01, 2019, 11:43:33 PM »
Times of Harvey Milk
For All Mankind

So many good docs!

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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1311 on: July 03, 2019, 09:57:48 PM »
13th
12 Years a Slave
Malcolm X
Gods and Generals


I really want to recommend 1776, despite itís hero-worship and inaccuracy, because it is where I got  an outline of the Revolution and it represents the American mythos  of the war pretty well,
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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1312 on: July 29, 2019, 05:14:31 PM »
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

I'll be working part time at a university's history and political science department as an instructional assistant: helping the students with their assignments, grading the subjective ones and may even guest lecture down the road. This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!

This is amazing Sandy, good luck!  I remember in my pop culture history class we discussed the role of history in film.  Whether or not it was important for a film to be historically accurate or for it to be allowed creative license and not care as much about historical accuracy.  A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures By John N. Dunbar Ph.D. is worth a read.  As for historical films I like things like Quo Vadis (or de Mille's Sign of the Cross) and Glory.  Political science films I liked American President, Nixon, and the two Eastwood WWII films Flags of our Fathers and the much better Letters from Iwo Jima. 
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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1313 on: July 30, 2019, 11:05:22 AM »
This is amazing Sandy, good luck!  I remember in my pop culture history class we discussed the role of history in film.  Whether or not it was important for a film to be historically accurate or for it to be allowed creative license and not care as much about historical accuracy.  A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures By John N. Dunbar Ph.D. is worth a read.  As for historical films I like things like Quo Vadis (or de Mille's Sign of the Cross) and Glory.  Political science films I liked American President, Nixon, and the two Eastwood WWII films Flags of our Fathers and the much better Letters from Iwo Jima.

Ah, Quo Vadis! I remember it well. :)

The Sign of the Cross?! The pre-code pushing-the-envelope one with Claudette Colbert? :D I still need to see that! Thanks for the book recommendation and the films. I'll add them to my list!

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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1314 on: July 31, 2019, 02:00:48 PM »
Went to Netflix for a wrap party for the new doc series I worked on earlier this year. Coming soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4pi6hGbo8Y


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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1315 on: July 31, 2019, 04:24:12 PM »
Nice. Another one in the bag. :)

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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1316 on: July 31, 2019, 08:28:20 PM »
Looks good
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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1317 on: August 01, 2019, 05:55:21 AM »
I went to an interview yesterday and they gave me the job right then and there! :))

I'll be working part time at a university's history and political science department as an instructional assistant: helping the students with their assignments, grading the subjective ones and may even guest lecture down the road. This semester is U.S. History, so it would be fun to build a film list that I can share with the students to help in their studies. Any favorites of yours will go directly on the list!

This is amazing Sandy, good luck!  I remember in my pop culture history class we discussed the role of history in film.  Whether or not it was important for a film to be historically accurate or for it to be allowed creative license and not care as much about historical accuracy.  A Critical History of History in Moving Pictures By John N. Dunbar Ph.D. is worth a read.  As for historical films I like things like Quo Vadis (or de Mille's Sign of the Cross) and Glory.  Political science films I liked American President, Nixon, and the two Eastwood WWII films Flags of our Fathers and the much better Letters from Iwo Jima.
All this mad me think of this site for a bit.
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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1318 on: August 01, 2019, 12:19:24 PM »
Went to Netflix for a wrap party for the new doc series I worked on earlier this year. Coming soon.

Looks awesome.
Iíll be watching it.
Hey, nice marmot!

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Re: What is the best thing you did yesterday?
« Reply #1319 on: August 07, 2019, 11:58:39 PM »
All this made me think of this site for a bit.

Great find! Thanks!