High-Quality Videos

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2017-03-28 23:58

I think it would be nice if there was a place here for high-quality videos, such as films, t'v' shows, and video shorts. Watching well-made videos is one of the great pleasures of life. Perhaps the Solo Passion community can post the links here, along with a very brief introduction, which contains no plot-spoilers. Smiling


'Genius!'

Lindsay Perigo's picture

This series on Albert Einstein has had me spellbound for the last several weeks:

http://channel.nationalgeograp...

I especially have enjoyed the release from "naturalistic" anti-values where characters talk over each other as they might in real life; utter inconsequential things; etc. This could have been made in the '50s. And that's a compliment!

A chronicle of one brilliant man's truthfulness to himself. Every second riveting.

'Last Resort'

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Intelligently-conceived American t'v' show and nuclear submarine thriller from 2012. 13 44-minute shows. One season only. I watched the first ten episodes a long time ago and thought it was outstanding.

Free of charge. Philosophically-challenging. Starts fast and great.

http://www.crackle.com/last-re...

Modern Problem

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Thanks for posting this, Luke! Smiling I thought the movie Creator was funny but uplifting.

My basic idea on this thread is I hope people will be selective and well-disciplined, and only post relatively obscure or little-known video fiction which other Objectivists or Romantic Realists probably missed. About 6 months ago I heard the Objectivist Penn Jillette (from the rebel magician team of Penn and Teller) state that he thought one of the greatest issues and problems of our time was the vast excess of media and information we all now had access to, mostly due to the internet. Thus the great question is: Where and how do we find the highest quality news, information, education, and entertainment? I agree with Penn that we all have limited time and thus this is a huge problem to solve.

Creator, 1985

Luke Setzer's picture

Simple and full of soul, this delightful little film was written by the author of the novel of the same name. Peter O'Toole's character of integrated body and soul contrasts perfectly against the soulless materialism of the character played by David Ogden Stiers. The parallelism between the past love story of O'Toole's character and the current one of Vincent Spano's character brings tears of tragedy and joy to the viewer. Sylvester Levay's haunting, minimalist, romantic score will stay with the audience long after the film has ended.

Dr. Harry Wolper is an eccentric scientist who cannot forget the wife he lost to childbirth 30 years ago. To assuage his heartache, he decides to clone his dead wife. Little does Wolper realize, however, that true love may be staring him in the face in the form of his lab assistant, Meli.

The Philadelphia Experiment, 1984

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

An intelligent, evocative, time-travel yarn which is freely available on YouTube.

Last Night, 1999

Kyrel Zantonavitch's picture

Doomsday scenario. Canadian film from 1999. A little-known, low-key, ensemble-based masterpiece.

We already have ...

Lindsay Perigo's picture

... The Movie Thread, but it hasn't been used since 2013! Kyrel, I'll blue-sticky your post and it can be the go-to thread for videos, movies etc., in future. Best "new" DVD I watched recently was The Imitation Game.

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