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    ^ ^ Thanx for that, sounds interesting, avail on Demoniod in a couple of formats/

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    ^ ^ Thanx for that, sounds interesting, avail on Demoniod in a couple of formats/
    That it is, so not so hard to find I guess! Right in front of my nose on the 'noid, jeez.

    I don't know what PB is, sorry.

    "The veterans sit at a dais, talking about squeezing the dignity and life out of beings which they were brainwashed into believing were not human. Later in a hallway, a black veteran goes on a tirade about how it’s all based on racism, something that the white man couldn’t possibly comprehend. He’s right, of course. How else to explain the flagrant disregard for another person’s life unless one believes they’re superior?

    As for the film itself, it offers no flourish or grand gesture. It simply reports moments from an event, voices speaking of things once buried in the closet. “The first thing we do is burn down the village and kill everyone just to show we weren’t fucking around,” says one vet. “We just wiped ‘em out, women and children and everything.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud
    Winter Soldier has been rarely seen in the United States.
    Maybe they should drop copies from planes over the US...



    Thanks for that, sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bexar County Stud
    America’s youth is no longer in solidarity, no longer rejecting the hideousness that’s been systematically foisted upon them.
    Not just the youth...The US government learned their mistakes there. Not from the war per se but not controlling the media enough. Now they have it down pat and it is all but a crime to question the governments and military's actions.
    Fahn Cahn's

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    Anything by John Pilger.

    ITV - John Pilger - Films / DVDs

    His doco's on Vietnam (the Quiet Mutiny), Palestine and Timor are particularly well rated. For something a bit lighter- but still fascinating- "Burp! Pepsi v Coke in The Ice Cold War".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Any chance you could upload to PB or somewhere?
    It's here on BTjunkie Ant, not many seeders though:

    WINTER SOLDIER Torrent - btjunkie

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    ^Thanks mate. Already managed to grab it from Demonoid though -- not very well seeded there either.

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    Yeah what I usually do if somethings not well seeded is grab additional trackers from torrentz.com.

    I do a google for the name of the file and torrentz provides a uTorrent friendly list of all trackers seeding the file. It certainly helps boost speeds (a bit).

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    Didn't realise you could do that. Thanks, another good tip, will have to give it a try next time.

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    Watched the BBC Box Set AUSCHWITZ: The Nazis and the Final Solution last night.

    Very interesting.

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    filch...how about a tutorial on how to do that.....

    Ant....a copy please, bout time you did something for me.....

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    I annoy you on a regular basis, how is that not enough??

    But yeah sure. How, send on disk?

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    Yeah, or upload it to somewhere that i can get it from...hang on...gotta think of one such place.

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    Fock it, lets just abuse our respective Co.'s IT/mail systems and I'll burn/send you a copy.

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    OK...I'll give you the address

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    filch...how about a tutorial on how to do that.....
    Here we go, it's fairly simple.

    First in your uTorrent (or whatever torrent app you use) select the file name and copy it (CTRL+C).



    Open up Google and paste (CTRL+V) it into the search bar. Look out for the search result from torrentz.com. If necessary add the word torrentz after your filename.



    Open the link and scroll down until you see the sentence 'click here for a uTorrent compatible list'.



    Click on the link and it will open a new window with a list of trackers, copy the list like so...



    Now, back to your torrent app, in this case uTorrent. Double click the file name to pop open the tracker window. Then paste the list of trackers into it. Make sure there is a space between every tracker address otherwise it won't read the tracker.



    Once pasted in, click ok and away you go!

    Hopefully after a few minutes your seeders will increase and speeds will increase.

    Let me know if any of this is not clear. And remember, seed people, don't just leech ya swines!

    EDIT: Before anyone asks why the torrents in my list are red, 2 reasons. 1 - all my torrents are on an external HD not connected to this laptop. 2. I am at the office and this place is firewalled up to the nutsack.

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    I do I do.... thanks.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    Watched the BBC Box Set AUSCHWITZ: The Nazis and the Final Solution last night.

    Very interesting.
    I've not seen that, looks like a must-download.

    Another BBC documentary series, The Nazis, A Warning From History is highly recommended.



    I recall one of the episodes got into the mechanics of the police state. How, for example, could so relatively few secret police/Gestapo control such a large population?
    Short answer is they were ratting each other out. The documentary crew confronted a German woman who turned in her neighbor (who later died in a concentration camp) for being a lesbian.

    I also recall another riveting sequence in which they confront a former Lithuanian army grunt for participating in the mass killings of his neighbors/fellow villagers.

    Not suprised that it happened, but surprised it doesn't happen more often as the saying goes...

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    The Nazis, A Warning From History is highly recommended.
    I bought this on DVD at the same time I bought the Auschwitz box set. My next one to watch.

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    ^Is there a full length version of that?

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    ^ Do you want to know who wins The F Word?

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    The Man Who Bought Mustique (2000)

    Lord Glenconner (known before his peerage as Colin Tennant) is a Scottish lord who bought a tiny Caribbean island called Mustique for a song in 1956 and turned it into a playground for the rich and famous. For years, celebrities like Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Tommy Hilfiger and British royalty such as Princess Margaret and Prince Andrew flocked to the island for fun in the sun. But in the late 1970s the "Jet-Set Monarch" ran out of money, lost control of his island, and was banished to nearby St. Lucia.

    The documentary The Man Who Bought Mustique is a deliciously entertaining look at Glenconner, a man who has been called the "Basil Fawlty of the aristocracy" (London Daily Mail) and "Alec Guinness playing Lawrence of the Caribbean" (New York Observer). British filmmakers Joseph Bullman and Vikram Jayanti (When We Were Kings) follow the indomitable Glenconner as he visits his former island paradise for the first time in ten years. Equal parts high comedy and shock theatre, Tennant's return stirs up old animosities and creates new ones.


    9 out of 10 stars. Hard to believe people like this still exist. His photo should be placed in the dictionary next to the word "twit."

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    Sounds great, We are just about to cruise to St Lucia, I'll have to keep an eye out for him!

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    "A Mighty Wind"

    Hilarious.

    Synopsis: Christopher Guest follows up his hilarious mockumentary BEST IN SHOW with this parody of the folk music industry. Three well-known folk groups come together for a reunion concert in New York City,... Christopher Guest follows up his hilarious mockumentary BEST IN SHOW with this parody of the folk music industry. Three well-known folk groups come together for a reunion concert in New York City, singing brilliantly funny songs and producing uniquely bizarre laughs along the way. The Folksmen are an all-male trio consisting of an upright bass, a banjo, a guitar, and a whole lot of melody. Hilarious scenes of the group rehearsing casually in the kitchen, while reflecting on bygone days, are some of the most candidly funny moments in the film. Fake archival photos of the band, combined with the names of their hit songs--"Hitchin'", Singin'", "Ramblin'", "Wishin'", and "Pickin'"--generate wonderfully dry jokes. When not peering in on the Folksmen, the film spends time getting to know Mitch and Mickey, a popular duo and a great folk love story. Mitch and Mickey talk openly about the emotional torment of their breakup, though it is clearly difficult for them. However, back together again, they manage to rehearse--and perform--their famous love song that requires a dramatic kiss in the middle. Last but not least are The New Main Street Singers, a raucous group of nine--a neuftette--that wear matching outfits and sing upbeat songs. Some of the more bizarre personalities in the film come out of this group, bringing a tone to this folk odyssey that recalls moments from Guest's BEST IN SHOW and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. A hollerin' good time, A MIGHTY WIND is yet another comic masterpiece from Guest, whose films resonate with viewers long after they're through, and easily lend themselves to repeat viewings.

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    Just watched this, it is brilliant and brought back memories of me sitting in a primary school classroom spellbound as was the rest of the entire world where for a few days it literally stood still. Awesome archival footage, was done by Ron Howard of Apollo 13 fame, and great interviews with (now old) former astronauts opening up. The footage of the rocket taking off in slow mo is still amazing to see. Brave men indeed and a great time in history when good things were done that captured the worlds attention.

    In the Shadow of the Moon
    I met the man in the moon
    Release Date: 2007
    Ebert Rating: ****
    / / / Sep 14, 2007


    By Roger Ebert

    We think of the Apollo voyages to the moon more in terms of the achievement than the ordeal. On the night of July 20, 1969, we looked up at the sky and realized that men, who had been gazing at the moon since before they were men, had somehow managed to venture there and were walking on its surface.

    Yes, but consider the journey. Three men were packed like sardines in a tiny space capsule ("Spam in a can," the Gemini astronauts called themselves) and sent on a 480,000-mile round trip in a vessel whose electrical wiring was so questionable, it had already burned three of them alive on a test pad. The capsule sat atop a rocket that had a way of blowing up. They had no way of knowing where, on the moon, they would land, if they got there. Compared to them, Evel Knievel was a Sunday driver.
    Yes, but they took their chances, and they made it. Six of the seven Apollo missions landed on the moon, and the saga of Apollo 13 was a masterpiece of ingenuity in the face of catastrophe. Now here is a spellbinding documentary interviewing many of the surviving astronauts, older men now, about their memories of the adventure. One who is prominently missing is Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, who says he was first only by chance, and gets too much attention. Gene Siskel sat next to him on an airplane once, and thought to himself, "Here is a man who is very weary of being asked what it was like to walk on the moon." So they talked about other things.
    Of the others, every one is still sharp and lively and youthful in mind, even often in body. I attended the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colo., several times with Rusty Schweickart, and noticed that he tended to be on panels that were about everything but space exploration. Yet here, in front of the cameras, they open up in a heartfelt way. The most stunning moment reveals how desperately they wanted to be part of the missions: Gus Grissom, one of the three astronauts killed in the launch-pad fire, doubted the safety of the wiring in the 100-percent oxygen atmosphere of the capsule but didn't dare complain because he might be booted out of the program for a negative attitude.
    When you were on the moon, they remember, you could blank out the Earth by holding up your thumb in front of your face. Yet they were struck by how large the planet was, and how thin and fragile its atmosphere, floating in an infinite void and preserving this extraordinary thing, life. And below, we were poisoning it as fast as we could.
    The interviews with the astronauts are intercut with footage that is new, in great part, and looks better than it has any right to do. A researcher for this production spent years screening NASA footage that was still, in many cases, in its original film cans and had never been seen. The film was cleaned up and restored, the color refreshed, and the result is beautiful and moving. The Apollo missions were, after all, the most momentous steps ever taken by mankind; our species, like all living things, was evolved to live and endure on the planet of its origin. Random life spores may have traveled from world to world by chance, but this was the first time any living thing looked up and said, "I'm going there." These astronauts are still alive, but as long as mankind survives, their journeys will be seen as the turning point -- to what, it is still to be seen.
    Reviews of "The Right Stuff" and "Apollo 13" are online in the Great Movies section of rogerebert.com :: Movie reviews, essays and the Movie Answer Man from film critic Roger Ebert.
    Cast & Credits
    Featuring Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Michael Collins, Jim Lovell, John Young, Charlie Duke, Edgar D. Mitchell, Harrison Schmitt and Dave Scott.

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