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post #151 of 376

I just watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi and it was excellent. Really good look at the Japanese work ethic and the beauty and simplicity of sushi.

post #152 of 376
i just watched that as well. it was good, but i could've done without so many scenes of making sushi set to classic music. we get it, it's conducting a symphony, etc
post #153 of 376

I got the feeling that a lot of the nuances they described may be a little bit exaggerated. But as a piece of art I enjoyed the film, just not sure I buy the premise.

post #154 of 376
Only seen the first couple of minutes but this looks interesting:

The Great Happiness Place - Tale of an Osaka Love Thief
post #155 of 376

^ just saw it, that was so weird to watch. Did you see that girl in the beginning ''you have a penis we don't like you'' happy.gif

post #156 of 376


Monarchy (The complete BBC series hosted by David Starkey). Excellent!
post #157 of 376
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One of the best documentaries I have ever seen:
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
A must see.
 

 

I'm glad you found it and enjoyed it.

 

 I think it was the combination of music and cinematography that put it over the top.  I'm in McLean as well, I saw it at Landmark E-street..great cinema!

 

Keep the recommendations coming. 

post #158 of 376
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Monarchy (The complete BBC series hosted by David Starkey). Excellent!

Oh, yes!!! This was recommended to me by the Netflix brain and I am eternally grateful. Starkey, as one of the most captivating speakers, could make anything sound interesting. The episode about William the Conqueror started with Starkey at the beaches of Normandy and reads to you the writing on the memorial to the British who fought there, and then goes on to explain how William the Conqueror's reign impacted the English so much that he is mentioned on that memorial almost a thousand years later.
post #159 of 376
CE thread made me think of Sprawling from Grace.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1294716/
post #160 of 376
Gentleman, I present to you, the incomparable Isambard Kingdom Brunel.



(source- http://www.maritimequest.com/side_wheel/great_eastern_1858/great_eastern_page_1.htm )

Long before TITANIC was conceived, Brunel, an engineer, designed (among other things) the largest ship of his time.
Here he is seen striking a pose against the drag chains of his 'Great ship' the Great Eastern.
If you have an hour to learn more, here is an excellent documentary on both Brunel and the Great Eastern.



http://vimeo.com/26048326
post #161 of 376
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Gentleman, I present to you, the incomparable Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
(source- http://www.maritimequest.com/side_wheel/great_eastern_1858/great_eastern_page_1.htm )
Long before TITANIC was conceived, Brunel, an engineer, designed (among other things) the largest ship of his time.
Here he is seen striking a pose against the drag chains of his 'Great ship' the Great Eastern.
If you have an hour to learn more, here is an excellent documentary on both Brunel and the Great Eastern

 

 

Great!  Thanks for sharing.

post #162 of 376
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BBC did a 3 part series called "The men that made us fat"

Real eye opener. From supersizing, to food engineering to discounting or bundling thru 'value meals', we are basically being intentionally addicted to trash food. It also explains the history of high fructose corn syrup.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jxzv8

The most poignant moment for me was seeing one of those 64 oz big gulp soda containers and learning that there are 50, yes 50 teaspoons of sugar in just one drink.

They are basically killing us.
post #163 of 376
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Gentleman, I present to you, the incomparable Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Long before TITANIC was conceived, Brunel, an engineer, designed (among other things) the largest ship of his time.
Here he is seen striking a pose against the drag chains of his 'Great ship' the Great Eastern.
If you have an hour to learn more, here is an excellent documentary on both Brunel and the Great Eastern.
http://vimeo.com/26048326

I read a shitty "beach fiction" novel which had him as a major character. Reasonably entertaining nevertheless. As such, I will look into this.
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post #165 of 376

Hoop Dreams!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry if it was mentioned already (probably was) :)

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