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TV to watch Thursday night.

MarkD
Posted 27/11/2011 - 09:07 Link
America in Pictures. BBC4 9pm Thursday.
Rankin tells the story of Life magazine and their legendary photographers.
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Gwyn
Posted 27/11/2011 - 09:16 Link
Thanks for the tip Mark, I shall try to watch it.
Algernon
Posted 27/11/2011 - 09:40 Link
Should be good!

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Algi
Edited by Algernon: 27/11/2011 - 09:45
beebee
Posted 27/11/2011 - 13:21 Link
Just set the V box - just in case I forget! Thanks for that Mark.
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tyronet2000
Posted 28/11/2011 - 22:48 Link
Isn't it a shame there is only one time slot 2100hrs available for half decent programs. This applies to ALL the channels. I've a second hdd recorder so should be able to record it. Then I can watch it in bed and it won't matter if it turns out to be boring
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Stan

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Gwyn
Posted 01/12/2011 - 18:05 Link
Just topping for anyone who missed this post or forgot the programme is tonight!
Father Ted
Posted 01/12/2011 - 21:46 Link
Forgot about this!!
I'll have to record it at 2:30.
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Algernon
Posted 02/12/2011 - 09:16 Link
I didn't think it was all that good. Partly because they kept
showing photos by the photographer that presented it, that were
all burnt out by flash. The original Life photos were all
available light.

I used to subscribe to Life right up to the end in 1972.
It was ludicrously cheap by subscription they were obviously
trying to sell as much as possible. It was quite expensive
on the news stands though. I never kept any it was too big
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tyronet2000
Posted 02/12/2011 - 09:22 Link
Looks like I'll be reaching for the Delete button then
Regards
Stan

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Algernon
Posted 02/12/2011 - 09:36 Link
No it's worth watching, but not keeping
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japers45
Posted 02/12/2011 - 11:06 Link
An entertaining hour- some real characters working at that magazine in its heyday.

Sounds like they were pretty fearless too.

The production itself was not that good- i didn't find Rankin particulalry watchable. I guess he is a "name" to encourage people to watch- Does anyone remember the programme last year where he tried to re-create classic Hollywood photos? That is worth a look if its online anywhere
tyronet2000
Posted 02/12/2011 - 12:01 Link
As long as he's not Rankin, Peston style
Regards
Stan

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dougf8
Posted 02/12/2011 - 12:25 Link
Rankin did a good job and recognised his own specialism and how the life photographers had distinct tallents.

Rankin''s portraits at the end were a treat and watching him compose them was like a mini masterclass.

I'd much rather Rankin did this kind of thing than a presenter or d-lister.

I only caught the last 30 mins though.
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japers45
Posted 02/12/2011 - 17:16 Link
Agreed but I would have liked to have seen a news tog who knows the specific demands that are placed on these guys rather than a guy who admitted he rarely leaves the studio.

I like the look of his Leica set up though- bordering on product placement at times. not many people have 20k to blow on a camera though!
Pentaxophile
Posted 02/12/2011 - 17:43 Link
tyronet2000 wrote:
As long as he's not Rankin, Peston style

You mean Robert Peston?

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