Earth Flight (BBC 2011)

Six one hour segments about birds and their habitats and migratory patterns throughout the world. The narration by David Tennant and the music are both just fine. However, the video quality is something the likes of which I have never before seen on any screen, projected or otherwise. The definition of this video seen on a 51″ plasma screen from a distance of 7 or 8 feet is positively astounding. Particularly with Blu-Ray. The first five programs are on birds of six continents: North America, Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia. The sixth episode shows details of how these extraordinary images were produced. [Read more…]

The Fight (1974 USA)

The FightAt its best (which was long ago) boxing is the great white shark of sport. For ominous build up and sense of theatre, there is nothing quite like it. For heavyweights, them with the heaviest punch, the danger is magnified. And of the heavyweights, the greatest man of them all left us today and this is my tribute. [Read more…]

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