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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2016, 10:59:28 PM »

I thought it was a great documentary too... But it takes more than just a great voice to become a star...
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2016, 03:59:58 PM »

But it takes more than just a great voice to become a star...

That's why I loathe all those tv shows like, Idol, The Voice, Got Talent etc.
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2016, 03:27:46 AM »



This was a treat. All those voices you hear on hit records but never knew who they are. Interesting how some of these back up singers tried to make it on their own but could never be a lead singer or weren't given the opportunity to shine up front.

4/5.

You should watch The Wrecking Crew. Very similar concept, except it's all the musicians who played on all the classics from the 60s, when you thought it was the actual band playing. (Pet Sounds, for example.)

(Off-topic: You know, there's a famous drummer Bernard Purdie who claims to have played drums on many of the Beatles songs, but in that case he's a nutcase, no matter how good a drummer he might be.)
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2016, 06:27:17 AM »



"The Seven Five"

This documentary covers corrupt cops in a New York precinct in the late '80s and early '90s, and focuses on one officer in particular who went from being an idealistic rookie to a big-time drug dealer.  If you like Sidney Lumet style crime-dramas and/or grew up in NY, then this is worth a watch.

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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2016, 10:50:45 PM »

That looks good Conan... I'll check that out..

It's definitely Ringo playing on Beatles records...
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« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2016, 03:28:37 AM »



"The Seven Five"

This documentary covers corrupt cops in a New York precinct in the late '80s and early '90s, and focuses on one officer in particular who went from being an idealistic rookie to a big-time drug dealer.  If you like Sidney Lumet style crime-dramas and/or grew up in NY, then this is worth a watch.

This looks very interesting. I'll keep an eye out for this.
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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2016, 10:33:52 PM »



This was a riot. Don Rickles at his best. Even Clint makes an appearance. 8)

4/5.

A guest was looking at a topic started by Holden Pike about this doco which is here: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7058.msg117760#msg117760
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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2016, 11:33:07 PM »

I had no intention of watching this, but it started while I was doing something else and I found myself riveted:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/snow-chick-about/13848/

It's the story of the most adorable itty bitty baby Emperor penguin ever.

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« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2016, 08:39:58 PM »


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 Soooooooo Cuuuuuuuuuute!!!  :D

 So lovely family.......!!!  :smitten:
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« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2017, 06:47:58 PM »



Dave Prowse who portrayed Darth Vader in the original three Star Wars films is the focus of this doco. Very interesting. His relationship with Lucasfilm has been strained since 1983 when it was wrongly reported that Prowse had told the press the Darth Vader was being killed off.

George Lucas was furious and hasn't spoken to Prowse since. Also when Vader's mask is taken off at the end of Return Of The Jedi, another actor was brought in to shoot that scene. It was shot on another studio stage with all the doors locked so Prowse would not find out.

Spanish filmmaker Marcos Cabotá tracks down Prowse in the hope of refilmimg the unmasking scene, this time with Prowse.

They do film it but we never get to see it.  :(

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« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2017, 06:58:54 PM »

I watched I am Your Father a few months ago, and enjoyed it as well. You really do have to feel for the guy.
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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2017, 09:33:57 PM »

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3445270/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt


The Battered Bastards of Baseball is a must for all baseball fans. I came across this on Netflix and knew nothing on the story and was fascinated for the entire runtime of this doco.

In the early 1970's Bing Russell (Kurt's dad) runs the only independent baseball team in the USA. All other teams are affiliated with major league clubs but not the Portland Mavericks. To recruit players they advertise in the paper for open tryouts and hundreds show up for a chance. Not for big bucks but a chance to play for the love of the game.

A real against the odds story.

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