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  • Lock Down delights

    Due to my health, I am classed as extremely vulnerable. So shielding indoors, I am spending more time watching TV. My interest is in documentaries of scientific subjects.
    If you have Prime then they have large selection on various topics. I commend two films to you:-

    Radioactive Dramatised life of Marie Curie.

    The Current War Dramatised story of the struggle between Edison and Westinghouse to electrify America.

    I have also watched stories of the Battle of Britain and development of the Atom Bomb and Hitlers V weapons. The latter of great interest to me as I well remember the September air raid when I looked out of our shelter and the sky was filled with droning bombers, Also saw many V1s and we had two rockets fall not far from us.

    Even my wife liked the story of Marie Curie.
    johnep
    Last edited by johnep; 9, September 2020, 12:36 PM.

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    I remember one about Louis Pasteur, and another about Banting and Best.
    The modern documentary is hard to watch.
    They continually repeat the same 'slow mo' scene and drag out the point and are slow to get to the evidence.
    Watch some of the early 60s and 70s documentaries and you have to concentrate to keep up.
    47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
    2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
    How times change.

    If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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    • #3
      "How to fix a drug scandal" on Netflix is a fascinating watch as well.

      Also "The Pharmacist" is brilliant and well worth the time.
      I remember when a blog was an individual boot.

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      • #4
        Thanks for these suggestions. I will view The Pharmacist ASAP.
        johnep

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johnep View Post
          Thanks for these suggestions. I will view The Pharmacist ASAP.
          johnep
          I'd love to hear what you think Johnep. There's a few drug reps interviewed as part of the documentary as well so you'll likely see it from several angles.
          I remember when a blog was an individual boot.

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