All Creatures Great and Small

It’s been a while since I posted anything entertainment-related, so I figured that Friday was a good day to talk a little bit about what I’ve been digesting.  I seem to be generally attracted to British shows (Jeeves and Wooster, Jam and Jerusalem, Pride and Prejudice, etc) and this instalment is no different.  For your […]

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Documentary: Watergate

I can’t remember when I first read “All the President’s Men”, but I do know that when I read it, I was fascinated.  After I sorted out who all the players were (thanks to the pictorial “Who’s Who” in the centre of the paperback), I read through the Watergate account over and over again, astounded […]

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Documentary: A Titanic Post!

Benno and I have been on a bit of a Titanic kick lately.  We gave him a book on the Titanic and he is fascinated by the subject.  I think my current interest started with the 100th anniversary of the sinking on April 15, 2012. However, my love affair with that doomed vessel began a […]

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Documentary: Objectified

From Gary Hustwit, the filmmaker who created Helvetica, comes Objectified, a film about our relationship with manufactured objects and the people who design them. Definitely watching this on the weekend.   In other news, I am hoping to have some blog updates soon, so stay tuned…and have a lovely weekend.

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Documentary: The Fog of War

The Fog of War is an interview with former American Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara.  As a historical document, it is fascinating.  As a study in leadership, it is invaluable.  It is a beautiful film, illustrating the starkness of war, the uncertainty inherent in the actions of the powerful, and the thoughtfulness of a human […]

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Documentary: The Shroud of Turin

It is Holy Week, the week that Christians everywhere walk with Christ through His passion, death, and resurrection. Sunday was Palm Sunday, where we remember His triumphant entry into Jerusalem (as well as His eventual betrayal by Judas and the subsequent events). On Holy Thursday we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist, or, the Last […]

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Documentary: Century of the Self

As you may have guessed, I like documentaries.  So, I’ll be posting some of my favorites. Today, Adam Curtis’ Century of the Self.  This four part series first aired on the BBC in March/April of 2002 and looks at the influence of Sigmund Freud on advertising. Fascinating stuff here.  Makes you think about what we […]

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