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Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:55 PM

What Ken Burns replied when asked if he'd make a documentary about dumdum

https://variety.com/video/ken-burns-on-why-he-would-make-a-trump-documentary/

Burns is so articulate and so intelligent, yet he's totally down-to-earth and approachable.

I heard him speak last night and was blown away-- best speaker I ever heard!!! Wish we could clone him

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Reply What Ken Burns replied when asked if he'd make a documentary about dumdum (Original post)
ailsagirl Jan 2019 OP
pecosbob Jan 2019 #1
ailsagirl Jan 2019 #3
USALiberal Jan 2019 #2
ailsagirl Jan 2019 #4
pecosbob Jan 2019 #5
ailsagirl Jan 2019 #6
pecosbob Jan 2019 #10
ailsagirl Jan 2019 #11
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #8
FakeNoose Jan 2019 #7
ailsagirl Jan 2019 #9

Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:57 PM

1. He has made the world a better place

I just re-watched part 1 and 2 of his parks series last night as I felt I needed a little grounding. Perhaps I will continue tonight during the speech. Fitting I think...

For any who have not seen them I wholeheartedly recommend all of his series; the most recent one on the Roosevelts is rather good and helps to remind me what it means to be an American.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:59 PM

3. He absolutely has!!

Guess I'll have to start watching all his documentaries-- so far I've seen Civil War and Mark Twain; I look forward to seeing more.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:58 PM

2. Burns said that? "He is so articulate and so intelligent"??? nt

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:59 PM

4. I said that Burns was articulate and intelligent

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 09:59 PM

5. the poster said that...not Burns

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:00 PM

6. Thank you

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:02 PM

10. There are also some very interesting pieces he worked on prior to his civil war series

on the history of New York City that are quite good, but more difficult to find.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:17 PM

11. He's certainly prolific!

I believe he's made (somewhere around) 24 documentaries-- the one about Vietnam took him 10 1/2 years.

Staggering, really

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:01 PM

8. No, *Burns* is intelligent and articulate.

About making a Trump documentary, he said he would be interested but it would have to be 25 or 30 years in the future to allow for a different perspective.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:00 PM

7. Thanks for posting!

Ken Burns is a great American and a remarkable film-maker.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2019, 10:01 PM

9. I had NO idea until I heard him last night

What a special evening

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