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just watching this now having never heard of it before seeing it buried in the tcm schedule at 4am last night.
Stuart Cooper’s Overlord doesn’t approach the wartime archive as a homogeneous set of familiar images. In the early 1970s, the director mined the 16mm and 8mm archives of London’s Imperial War Museum and emerged with rare treasures of specific historical occurrences, cinematic pleasures of incredible warplanes at flight, and uncanny records of unfathomable tragedy. What he did with them remains wholly unique in the history of war cinema. Cooper shot his own original 35mm film about a young recruit who suffers loneliness and dread from basic training to his arrival at the shores of Normandy on D-Day. He then combined this footage with the archival materials, creating a hybrid that is never quite a narrative yet never quite a documentary either.
the jewiest christmas story since jesus in the manger. thats my tagline for the movie shooting on my block today. the writer/director, producers and primary actors and none of them know the true meaning of christmas. that they didnt choose borough park as a primary location was their only mistake as nothing screams silent night like the sight of round, furry men in round, furry hats wobbling to and fro.
also, note to producers. christmas takes place in winter.
you know how to whistle, dont you? just put your lips together and blow.
netf1ix original documentary the Battered Bastards of Baseball is about Portland's single-A team the Portland Maverics in the mid-1970's. I saw most of their games and collected all their autographs on my mitt. Kurt Russell was on the team and his father was the owner, that was news, but either I wasn't aware of them being any kind of sensation or I have forgotten. My memory had it that they usually played in the rain to an almost empty stadium and lost most games. Guess I was a cynical, glass-half-empty kind of kid.