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I am a man on an existential journey. I'm a homesick and war-weary Odysseus looking for my Helen of Troy. I am King Leonides holding off the Persian hordes. A Spartan, if you will. I often ask myself, 'Do Androids dream of electric sheep?' 'Why do kamakaze pilots wear helmets?' 'Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?' These and other penetrating questions plague my beautiful mind. is … Read more


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Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns (Full Screen) [5 Di&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ David McCullough
Whereas critics may have chirped at Ken Burns' other documentaries like 'Jazz' or 'New York', there is virtually universal praise for this single, spectacular masterpiece. Not only is the Civil War brought to life but by the end of the entire 11 hour series you feel like you've been through the war itself.
The most important achievement of the documentary is showing how the war, with all its carnage, achieved the higher purpose of freeing the slaves. While the war may have started with the notion of keeping the tattered union together, it eventually brought societal, constitutional, economic, and medical changes that would have otherwise not come about had their not been a war. It… Read more
When We Were Kings (Widescreen/Full Screen) <b>DVD</b> ~ Muhammad Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Rope A Dope, Oct. 17 2002
Next to "Hoop Dreams", this is the best sports documentary I have ever seen. Terrifically entertaining, funny, historic, illuminating, controversial, colorful, poetic, chaotic and just out and out brilliant. Not to mention that the "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match took place in a stadium built on top of a torture chamber. Yikes!
Muhammed Ali may have not been the greatest fighter of all time (Rocky Marciano would have killed him) but he was certainly the most entertaining. His press conferences were actually more amusing than his fights. He would bust out hilarious poetry on the spot: "They was shocked when Nixon resigned, but wait till I whoop Foreman's… Read more
Greatest Hits ~ Billie Holiday
Greatest Hits ~ Billie Holiday
...Fortunately, this CD contains recordings made in her early years (1930's) when her voice had not yet been affected and when her phrasing was innovative and inspired.
I enjoyed the first half of the CD more so than the second half mainly because the last 6 tracks are quite melancholy. ... This is real blues music from a woman who experienced nothing but the blues.
I enjoyed the opening, peppy teaser "Miss Brown to You", including a more somber "Some Other Spring". But I would have to say my favorite track is the unabashedly romantic "Sailboat in the Moonlight".
I was surprised at the lyricism of the songs. This is more like poetry set to jazz and blues chords. ..