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(Deadline)   PBS announces plans for Ken Burns' next ridiculously long special, The Roosevelts   (deadline.com) divider line 52
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2012-07-21 08:10:53 PM
I look forward to seeing slowly panned photographs of the Roosevelts.

All snark aside I like his work.
 
2012-07-21 08:33:20 PM
Teddy or Franklin?
 
2012-07-21 08:34:59 PM
There will be ample coverage of the kinky cousin marrying habits of FDR and Eleanor, right? With Morgan Freeman narrating a recount of the consummation of their marriage, as the camera slowly pans across heretofore unseen photos of Eleanor riding a wheelchair-bound FDR like he was a go kart?
 
2012-07-21 08:36:37 PM
So if it's anything like "Jazz" it will be 30 hours long and spend 10 minutes on WWII.
 
2012-07-21 08:42:42 PM

fusillade762: Teddy or Franklin?


I hope it's Teddy. The man was practically Batman without the cowl.
 
2012-07-21 08:45:03 PM

fusillade762: Teddy or Franklin?


I'm hoping both.
 
2012-07-21 08:46:17 PM
I hope he has black and white photographs to show us while panning in slowly with the pudding voiced narrator behind. Because I love that.
 
2012-07-21 08:46:59 PM

Krymson Tyde: I look forward to seeing slowly panned photographs of the Roosevelts.

All snark aside I like his work.


Damn you, sir, you beat me to it.

/shakes new deal fist
 
2012-07-21 08:48:46 PM

FirstNationalBastard: There will be ample coverage of the kinky cousin marrying habits of FDR and Eleanor, right? With Morgan Freeman narrating a recount of the consummation of their marriage, as the camera slowly pans across heretofore unseen photos of Eleanor riding a wheelchair-bound FDR like he was a go kart?


I'm pretty sure this film will be tightly restricted to wealthy white people unless it involves altruistic motives like interning the west coast Japanese population in the desert for their own protection and well being.
 
2012-07-21 08:58:05 PM
Lots of goddamn flute playing and sepia tones.
 
2012-07-21 08:59:40 PM
Who are they going to find to rival Shelby Foote for historical commentary?
 
2012-07-21 09:15:39 PM

mekki: fusillade762: Teddy or Franklin?

I hope it's Teddy. The man was practically Batman without the cowl.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-21 09:17:01 PM
Sounds like subby has a painfully short attent....SQUIRREL!
 
2012-07-21 09:23:43 PM

FirstNationalBastard: There will be ample coverage of the kinky cousin marrying habits of FDR and Eleanor, right? With Morgan Freeman narrating a recount of the consummation of their marriage, as the camera slowly pans across heretofore unseen photos of Eleanor riding a wheelchair-bound FDR like he was a go kart?


And then the Roosevelt's blah blah blah words words titty sprinkles.
 
2012-07-21 09:40:57 PM
Roosevelt Franklin... Elementary School!
 
2012-07-21 09:45:54 PM
I'll just leave this here.
 
2012-07-21 09:55:40 PM
I used to love Ken Burns but after the travesty that was Jazz, I've avoided his work.
 
2012-07-21 10:02:27 PM
 
2012-07-21 10:18:01 PM
Mornings on Horseback was a great read, expect this to be good also - Burns is better the more narrow focus he has. The Jazz doc was just not going to work, the subject was too broad, too much was missed or glossed over. The WWII doc wasn't great either. Love to see him tackle 'smaller' conflicts like 1812 or the Mexican-American War/Alamo stuff.
 
2012-07-21 10:29:55 PM

mat catastrophe: mcmnky: I'll just leave this here.

If only there were a way to link to the specific part of a video that contains no searchable data for those of us who don't want to wait to get to whatever the fark it is you think is relevant to what we're talking about here.

Goddammit so much.


Thanks. I did know that could be done.

So I'll just leave this there.

I also did know anyone would not want to listen to a little Wait Wait...on a Saturday night.

/Not really, on the second point
 
2012-07-21 10:40:54 PM

GAT_00: fusillade762: Teddy or Franklin?

I'm hoping both.


Both and Eleanor. From the production website:

The Roosevelts



The Roosevelts will present Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as they have never been portrayed on-screen before, as the most prominent members of the most important family in our history. For nineteen of the first forty-five years of the twentieth century, a member of the Roosevelt clan occupied the White House. Theodore Roosevelt was arguably the most important Republican president after Abraham Lincoln. Franklin Roosevelt was undeniably the greatest of all Democratic presidents, and his wife Eleanor was the most influential woman in American political history - as well as being her uncle Theodore's favorite niece.

The partisan politics of their day were allowed to blur the fact that there were far more similarities than differences among them: all three shared the same conviction that great privilege carries with it great responsibility, the same belief in the power of government to do good, the same unbounding optimism about the American future. Through their stories we will chronicle the history they helped to shape - from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to D-Day to the founding of the United Nations.
The film is currently being planned as a seven-episode series, each episode being two hours in length.
 
2012-07-21 10:44:07 PM
Ken Burns' work is farking boring. All of it.
 
2012-07-21 11:19:50 PM
I'm a big fan of Ken Burns. "The Civil War" and "The War" (WWII) helped shape my world view.
 
2012-07-21 11:41:53 PM
So, which segment will be accompanied by Ashokan Farewell?
 
2012-07-21 11:43:51 PM
The Civil War was outstanding, as was the short (not even two hours) documentary about the early days of radio, Empire of the Air, but Baseball and The National Parks would have benefited by a lot of cutting. Actually, the history parts of The National Parks were great, but he put in far too much filler of new footage. Sure, the parks are lovely. ripe subjects for photography, but it isn't his forté. Burns should stick to history. Baseball was at its weakest as it approached modern times.
 
2012-07-22 12:12:09 AM
The Roosevelts? I loved that show!

George and "Weesie" and their son Lionel.

♪♪♫ We're movin' on up to a deelux apartment in the sky!! ♫♪♪
 
2012-07-22 12:22:38 AM
Could we take up a collection to get Brad Pitt to ashcan his World War Z and give Ken Burns and HBO the rights?
 
2012-07-22 12:32:08 AM

NYIslander: The Roosevelts will present Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as they have never been portrayed on-screen before


As vampire hunters?
 
2012-07-22 12:44:58 AM

fusillade762: NYIslander: The Roosevelts will present Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as they have never been portrayed on-screen before

As vampire hunters?


Unlike all the other pictures in this series...

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This one aint exactly out of character.
 
2012-07-22 12:54:56 AM
Finally proof that PBS is a socialist nightmare.
 
2012-07-22 01:25:27 AM
Eleanor is the greatest First Lady ever and FDR might well be the best president ever. I am so stoked about this!
 
2012-07-22 02:00:46 AM
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The face that forced men to coin the phrase "eye bleach please".
 
2012-07-22 02:12:45 AM
This guy needs to pack it in.

His only good documentary series ("The Civil War") is now so anachronistic it's almost unwatchable. It has become its own cliche.
 
2012-07-22 02:23:37 AM

Red Shirt Blues: [images.wegiveadamn.org image 258x256]
The face that forced men to coin the phrase "eye bleach please".


But she had bewbs that would make your eyes water.
 
2012-07-22 02:23:38 AM
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He's got my vote.
 
2012-07-22 05:05:16 AM

Snapper Carr: I used to love Ken Burns but after the travesty that was Jazz, I've avoided his work.


He's done lots of good work since Jazz. His mistake with that film was that th subject was open-ended, so there was no way to end it. Baseball has the same problem.

His Prohibition film was excellent. His series of short biography films were excellent, though the Frank Lloyd Wright film only covered about half of the craziness of the man's life.
 
2012-07-22 05:42:01 AM
I hope they've got lots of black and white photos to slowly pan across while a folksy narrator spins a yarn.

/hey, if they can use the same technique over and over, I can use the same joke.
 
2012-07-22 06:43:12 AM
 
2012-07-22 09:49:22 AM

Marcus Aurelius: FirstNationalBastard: There will be ample coverage of the kinky cousin marrying habits of FDR and Eleanor, right? With Morgan Freeman narrating a recount of the consummation of their marriage, as the camera slowly pans across heretofore unseen photos of Eleanor riding a wheelchair-bound FDR like he was a go kart?

I'm pretty sure this film will be tightly restricted to wealthy white people unless it involves altruistic motives like interning the west coast Japanese population in the desert for their own protection and well being.


I'm sure they'll also include his stacking the supreme court with toadies too.

doris kearns goodwin will be firing up the ol' orgasmatron when this airs.
 
2012-07-22 09:57:00 AM

Basily Gourt: Marcus Aurelius: FirstNationalBastard: There will be ample coverage of the kinky cousin marrying habits of FDR and Eleanor, right? With Morgan Freeman narrating a recount of the consummation of their marriage, as the camera slowly pans across heretofore unseen photos of Eleanor riding a wheelchair-bound FDR like he was a go kart?

I'm pretty sure this film will be tightly restricted to wealthy white people unless it involves altruistic motives like interning the west coast Japanese population in the desert for their own protection and well being.

I'm sure they'll also include his trying to stack stacking the supreme court with toadies too.

doris kearns goodwin will be firing up the ol' orgasmatron when this airs.


Fixed it myself.
 
2012-07-22 11:17:49 AM

mcmnky: mat catastrophe: mcmnky: I'll just leave this here.

If only there were a way to link to the specific part of a video that contains no searchable data for those of us who don't want to wait to get to whatever the fark it is you think is relevant to what we're talking about here.

Goddammit so much.

Thanks. I did know that could be done.

So I'll just leave this there.

I also did know anyone would not want to listen to a little Wait Wait...on a Saturday night.

/Not really, on the second point


See, that's better because I thought you might have meant this, based on the early chit-chat in the thread about cousins.
 
2012-07-22 12:07:32 PM

fusillade762: Teddy or Franklin?


The family goes WAY back in New York history. Back to goddamn New Amsterdam.
Old money is OLD.
 
2012-07-22 12:09:28 PM

Crudbucket: I hope they've got lots of black and white photos to slowly pan across while a folksy narrator spins a yarn.


I just wish they would get a qualified Photoshopper to take out some of the most obvious spots and scratches on their images. WTF, 10 minutes per picture.
And put in some Fark Photoshop memes while they're at it.
 
2012-07-22 12:11:46 PM

raptusregaliter: Who are they going to find to rival Shelby Foote for historical commentary?


Best Southern voice since Levon Helm.
 
2012-07-22 02:51:18 PM
s17.postimage.org

Even if Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian, it is highly unlikely she'd have an affair with Marilyn Monroe who was 5 at the time.

/woof woof, you're welcome
 
2012-07-22 02:53:07 PM

Snapper Carr: I used to love Ken Burns but after the travesty that was Jazz, I've avoided his work.


You really should check out Prohibition. It's easily the best thing he's ever done, and it points out all the parallels between prohibition and the asinine "war on drugs".
 
2012-07-22 06:47:23 PM

mat catastrophe
>>> mcmnky: I'll just leave this here.

If only there were a way to link to the specific part of a video


You need some crap-tastic java script link in order to remember to add: #t=XXmYYs to youtube links?

XX mins and YY seconds
 
2012-07-22 06:53:04 PM

FirstNationalBastard: There will be ample coverage of the kinky cousin marrying habits lesbian and philanderer marrying habits of FDR and Eleanor, right? With Morgan Freeman narrating a recount of the consummation of their marriage, as the camera slowly pans across heretofore unseen photos of Eleanor riding a wheelchair-bound FDR like he was a go kart?


FTFY
 
2012-07-22 09:00:47 PM
 
2012-07-22 10:14:59 PM

Krymson Tyde: I look forward to seeing slowly panned photographs of the Roosevelts.

All snark aside I like his work.


Came here for transition-related jokes, leaving satisfied!
/yes I'm a web designer...
/pagepeel....
 
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