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Ken Burns

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    I think I've found a hero!

    Ken Burns has been making documentary films for more than twenty years. Since the Academy Award nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, he has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made. Stephen Ambrose, the historian, has said of Ken's films, "More Americans get their history from Ken Burns than any other source."

    This guy has made some of the finest documentaries ever!

    JAZZ
    Baseball
    The Civil War

    seriously... If you've got any interest in filmmaking, check this guy out!

    Ken was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953. He graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1975 and went on to be one of the co-founders of Florentine Films. He resides in Walpole, New Hampshire.



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    watch how fast this falls
     
  2. socrates

    socrates Guest

    He also enjoys long walks on the beach, sunsets, and horse back riding
     
  3. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    ^ funny yes, relavant no.
     
  4. socrates

    socrates Guest

    Funny NO, irrelevant YES
     
  5. railroadjerk

    railroadjerk Guest

    baseball and civil war are fuckin dope. very interesting and entertaining.
     
  6. socrates

    socrates Guest

    I watched thid thing on moby dick today...In reality the resorted to cannibalism and went insane
     
  7. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    word up, K7. I remember watching Civil War a few years ago, and I loved it. Ken Burns really knows what he is doing. The other doc I've seen of his is Baseball, and it did not disappoint at all.

    A tad off topic - my parents used to sit my brother and I down and we would watch this multi-part documentary called "The Struggle For Democracy". It was hosted by this white haired dude, and was from '88, or so. Not surprisingly, this is all I remember. Also, that even at my young age, it was very informative. Does anyone else remember this? I think it was a bit of a big deal back then.
     
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

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    ^ i dont recall that one.

    Last summer PBS was playing JAZZ at 2:00am.
    I'd get home around 2:30, and end up staying up untill 4:00 watching it.
    Well it's not like the time would have been better spent sleeping.
     
  9. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

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    That's perfect timing in a way.

    I read some article in the paper about some relative youn'in who started up a documentary on the Blues not too long ago. It may still be playing somewhere on TV land. Anyway, it was done by a Torontonian, and he was new to the world of Blues, but apparently, that works in his favour, and the documentary comes off nice. This is according to the critic that wrote about it. I read about it about three weeks ago in the Star.
     
  10. jazztechno

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    BUMP THIS OLD ASS THREAD. Im in the middle of watching the jazz series, the shit is fuckin incredible. Still gotta see the WWII series yet, should be highly entertaining, but until then Im finna go smoke a reefer n watch the next jazz installment.
     
  11. Milk Grenades

    Milk Grenades Dirty Dozen Crew

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    love that documentary....

    i also have the jazz compilation box set

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  12. earl broclo ESQ

    earl broclo ESQ 12oz Loyalist

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    i haven't seen any of that jazz series, i'd definitely be into that. ken burns is one of those documentary guys who set the bar for other filmmakers.
     
  13. jazztechno

    jazztechno Member

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