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Rajan Parrikar
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« on: September 26, 2009, 09:04:54 PM »
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Starts this Sunday, and is directed by Ken Burns.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2009, 11:24:13 PM »
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Did they shoot this thing on film?

Someone buy the blu ray version and let me know if it is worth getting.

I have a bunch of the Roosevelt and Muir images from the LoC.  Nice to know the story behind them.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 10:40:56 AM »
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Did they shoot this thing on film?
It's shot on 16mm film, and looks a bit grainy at times. The HD broadcast looks good but not great, I certainly wouldn't call it reference material.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 10:02:03 PM »
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The word "pompous" frequently came to mind during show #1.
Tepid music.  Very unlike KB.
Some very nice time-lapse of the Tetons, though.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 10:05:01 PM »
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I really liked the way they revealed Denali.  (Although it did remind me of the Powersauce guys showing Homer the Murderhorn on an old Simpson's episode.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 04:05:31 AM »
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Starts this Sunday, and is directed by Ken Burns.

http://www.pbs.org/nationalparks

Take a look at David's version-- the timelapse is incredible

http://iasos.com/detalist/timeless-dvd/

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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2009, 10:25:52 AM »
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Tavis Smiley interview with Ken Burns on the mini series...

http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archiv...0915_burns.html
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 03:09:31 PM »
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It was a splendid series, the narrative put together quite beautifully.  Kudos to Ken Burns and Dayton Duncun.  It was above all a story of America's capacity for "error detection and correction" - ploughing through initial uncertainty, missteps and folly, but eventually bringing the idea to fruition.
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