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briarbuck

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The new 30 for 30 The Last Dance, by ESPN about Michael Jordans Bulls is a 10 part series. Episodes 1 and 2 have been released so far.

If you want a really great movie that you never heard of, War of Arrows is awesome. Korean film with subtitles. It's on Youtube or Netflix.

 

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Burns has a new series, "The Gene",I've recorded two episodes so far.
Thanks for the heads up. I believe Ken Burns’ stuff is available to watch on the PBS website for “free,” since PBS is public. Last time I checked his documentary on country music was up there and I started watching. By the way, that’s one I should have included in the original post. I have a feeling a lot of people would like his country music documentary.

The new 30 for 30 The Last Dance, by ESPN about Michael Jordans Bulls is a 10 part series. Episodes 1 and 2 have been released so far.
Awesome. I love sports documentaries for some reason. Even though I’m a huge hockey fan I like watching documentaries about other sports. I’m about to look it up to see where I can watch it.
 
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SoddenJack

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Not specifically for pipers per se but;

King of Kong (2007) One of my favorite docs, I try to watch it at least once a year. It’s about the Donkey Kong record score rivalry between Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell. You kind of think to yourself “why do I care about this“ when you watch, but you’re really invested by the end. Fun doc that you don’t have to think about and isn’t trying to make some political statement
 

briarbuck

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Thanks for the heads up. I believe Ken Burns’ stuff is available to watch on the PBS website for “free,” since PBS is public. Last time I checked his documentary on country music was up there and I started watching. By the way, that’s one I should have included in the original post. I have a feeling a lot of people would like his country music documentary.



Awesome. I love sports documentaries for some reason. Even though I’m a huge hockey fan I like watching documentaries about other sports. I’m about to look it up to see where I can watch it.
One of my absolute favorites...
 

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"Hurley" - if you are a fan of sports car racing, you will enjoy this. As much about Peter Gregg as Hurley. He also uses this doc and book to announce that he is gay, an unusual life choice for a macho racer.
A decade ago, my brother and I had pit passes for the Six Hours of Watkins Glen, Hurley won his class. We used the pit passes like they were press passes and joined Hurley on the podium as he accepted his trophy. He leaned over and said "who are you guys?", we congratulated him and got escorted out.

 

brian64

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I recently learned of this 2015 movie based on Stanley Milgram's 1960's experiments at Yale studying human obedience to "authority". I immediately purchased the DVD...I'm so glad they made a film about this.

As a movie, I'd rate it 4 out of 5. Good performances and well written.

For its subject matter I give it 5 out of 5. Now more than ever before we vividly see what Milgram's experiments reveal about human nature, being acted out in the world around us on a mass scale.


Some great quotes from the movie:

 

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I don't associate Ron Howard with high culture -- Oppie on the Andy Griffiths "Mayberry" show as a child actor -- nor am I schooled in opera like many opera fans, but I thought his bio-documentary on Pavarotti was strong, both in terms of the culture surrounding opera, but more in the depth of the depiction of the singer's personal life. A friend who was a trained tenor went to see him when he was making his arena tours later in his career, and my friend marveled at the power of "his instrument," his massive body that made the sound resonate from the center of the earth, as it were. You don't have to know or care much about opera per se, just about a human story. I thought Pavarotti in performance looked like he was in heaven, couldn't possibly be more overjoyed to be singing before a large audience, doing what he was born to do.
 
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I'm enjoying a well made documentary about the life and struggles of one of the greatest English orators of all times. Little known piece of English history.
The man attempted to stop the horror that would become the Second World War. Attacked by hordes of street thugs. He fought for a brighter future for Europe.

 
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I recently learned of this 2015 movie based on Stanley Milgram's 1960's experiments at Yale studying human obedience to "authority". I immediately purchased the DVD...I'm so glad they made a film about this.

As a movie, I'd rate it 4 out of 5. Good performances and well written.

For its subject matter I give it 5 out of 5. Now more than ever before we vividly see what Milgram's experiments reveal about human nature, being acted out in the world around us on a mass scale.


Some great quotes from the movie:

Also interesting, as research such as Milgram's would NEVER be approved by the IRB in today's world.
 

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I believe every American should be forced to watch this movie.

The name is Inside Job. Narrated b y Matt Damon.
It is an in depth look at what really happened during the 2008 financial crises where regular American tax payers were forced to pay for billion dollar bonuses to bank execs who pretty much tanked the world and watched as regular Anerican lost their savings,houses, cars, pensionI
I will warn you that you will be so pissed off after this you will want some pay back.

As fragile and corrupt that are system was, it is even in worse shape today. They describe what the derivatives market is. They will explain it still exists An investror named Bill Ackman just bought 27 million in credit default swaps a couple of weeks ago betting against the markets. He made 2.7 Billion a couple of weeks and the company that allegedly back that bet was AIG, who we ad to bail out last time for 85 Billion

They think there is a few trillion out there is Credit Default Swaps.

The criminal fraud that was shown on tv for everyone to see resulted in none of the worst offenders did not go to jail . You are not going to believe your ears or believe your eyes. It is so obvious to me that those types of people have a completely different set of rules than we do. It is going to make you made, I will bet on that but it is so important to see and understand so they cannot do it to us again.

I would love to read your comments. I recorded it on the channel HDTV. NOt sure who has it but even if you have to rent it I really think you need to see it at least once.
 

docpierce

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Also interesting, as research such as Milgram's would NEVER be approved by the IRB in today's world.
Well, there is increasing volume of evidence that the 1963 Milgram Experiment was a hoax. It appears that it was more of an art performance piece-having little to offer in the way of an insight into the human mind.
And more as a piece of social engineering. As every high school age American was required study it as a sad fact about human psychology.

A high percentage of the participants later said that they knew that the cries of pain were faked. Others stated that they refused to go on with the project. That the "doctors" would not allow them to leave off. And further, that their negative responses were not recorded in the data. To quote the article: ” Milgram’s studies were famous because their implications were also devastating: If the N@zis were just following orders, then he had proved that anyone at all could be a N@zi". The trouble is that it's just not true. It's a classic case of the researcher matching his results to his own preconceived notions. " Milgram, who was born in New York City in 1933 to Jewish immigrant parents, came to view his studies as a validation of Hannah Arendt’s ideas(about German cruelties)".
"...in the introduction of his 1963 paper, he invoked the N@zis within the first few paragraphs: “Obedience, as a determinant of behavior, is of particular relevance to our time,” he wrote. “Gas chambers were built, death camps were guarded; daily quotas of corpses were produced … These inhumane policies may have originated in the mind of a single person, but they could only be carried out on a massive scale if a very large number of persons obeyed orders.”


Recent studies the Stanford Prison Experiment have suffered a similar fate under scrutiny.
So yes. those experiments couldn't be conducted today.

It seems that our high school teachers and historians may have misled us (again).
 
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brian64

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Well, there is increasing volume of evidence that the 1963 Milgram Experiment was a hoax. It appears that it was more of an art performance piece-having little to offer in the way of an insight into the human mind.
And more as a piece of social engineering. As every high school age American was required study it as a sad fact about human psychology.

A high percentage of the participants later said that they knew that the cries of pain were faked. Others stated that they refused to go on with the project. That the "doctors" would not allow them to leave off. And further, that their negative responses were not recorded in the data. To quote the article: ” Milgram’s studies were famous because their implications were also devastating: If the N@zis were just following orders, then he had proved that anyone at all could be a N@zi". The trouble is that it's just not true. It's a classic case of the researcher matching his results to his own preconceived notions. " Milgram, who was born in New York City in 1933 to Jewish immigrant parents, came to view his studies as a validation of Hannah Arendt’s ideas(about German cruelties)".
"...in the introduction of his 1963 paper, he invoked the N@zis within the first few paragraphs: “Obedience, as a determinant of behavior, is of particular relevance to our time,” he wrote. “Gas chambers were built, death camps were guarded; daily quotas of corpses were produced … These inhumane policies may have originated in the mind of a single person, but they could only be carried out on a massive scale if a very large number of persons obeyed orders.”


Recent studies the Stanford Prison Experiment have suffered a similar fate under scrutiny.
So yes. those experiments couldn't be conducted today.

It seems that our high school teachers and historians may have misled us (again).
Well, the experiments have been duplicated more than once, and it rings true to me anyway based simply upon decades of observing human nature...and as I said previously, never so painfully obvious in our society as what we're witnessing these days.

So these revisionist efforts to call Milgram a fraud strike me as BS. It's an aspect of human nature that the "authorities" have a vested interest in downplaying.




 

brian64

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So, some people really do get their history from Hollywood. Fascinating!rotf
Oh, sorry to hear you had never heard of this prior to the movie Warren...but even you can't be expected to be omniscient.
 

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If you enjoy motorsports, there’s a fantastic documentary titled “1.” It’s the history of Formula One racing, though the main focus of the film is how the emphasis of safety in the sport has shifted through the years. I thought it was very well done. I think it’s available on Amazon Prime Video.
 

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I believe every American should be forced to watch this movie.

The name is Inside Job. Narrated b y Matt Damon.
It is an in depth look at what really happened during the 2008 financial crises where regular American tax payers were forced to pay for billion dollar bonuses to bank execs who pretty much tanked the world and watched as regular Anerican lost their savings,houses, cars, pensionI
I will warn you that you will be so pissed off after this you will want some pay back.

As fragile and corrupt that are system was, it is even in worse shape today. They describe what the derivatives market is. They will explain it still exists An investror named Bill Ackman just bought 27 million in credit default swaps a couple of weeks ago betting against the markets. He made 2.7 Billion a couple of weeks and the company that allegedly back that bet was AIG, who we ad to bail out last time for 85 Billion

They think there is a few trillion out there is Credit Default Swaps.

The criminal fraud that was shown on tv for everyone to see resulted in none of the worst offenders did not go to jail . You are not going to believe your ears or believe your eyes. It is so obvious to me that those types of people have a completely different set of rules than we do. It is going to make you made, I will bet on that but it is so important to see and understand so they cannot do it to us again.

I would love to read your comments. I recorded it on the channel HDTV. NOt sure who has it but even if you have to rent it I really think you need to see it at least once.
And they’re doing it to us again...
 
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