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(300) 6.8 90 min 2016

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger is a movie starring John Berger, Ben Lerner, and Colin MacCabe. The Seasons in Quincy' is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to...

Starring
John Berger, Colin MacCabe, Ben Lerner, Christopher Roth
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Tilda Swinton, Bartek Dziadosz

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Biography, Documentary
Director Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Tilda Swinton, Bartek Dziadosz
Writer Tilda Swinton, Ben Lerner
Stars John Berger, Colin MacCabe, Ben Lerner, Christopher Roth
Country UK
Also Known As The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger, Pory roku w Quincy: Cztery portrety Johna Bergera, 昆西四季
Runtime 1H 30M
Description The Seasons in Quincy' is the result of a five-year project by Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe and Christopher Roth to produce a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. It was produced by the Derek Jarman Lab, an audio-visual hub for graduate filmmaking based at Birkbeck, University of London, in collaboration with the composer Simon Fisher Turner.

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Monday, 22 Jun 2020 14:12

It's rare that a documentary on a great American intellectual is as good as the book. It's rarer still when the book itself is as good as the documentary. The Seasons in Quincy is a film that, like the book, takes a look at the life of the greatest American intellectual of the twentieth century, John Rawls. In a way, this film is more about Rawls' life than the book it was based on. In addition to Rawls, the film is presented with some of the great figures of the twentieth century, such as John Dewey, Joseph McCarthy, Robert L. Creighton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Nelson Rockefeller. The documentary is not just about Rawls' life. The film explores the intellectual milieu of the nineteenth century and the civil rights movement. Many of the film's great moments come from a discussion on how Rawls came to think about slavery and the civil rights movement. It also looks at Rawls' life in the context of the history of ideas, especially in the 1930s and the 1960s. The film is not as historically accurate as one might like, but it is pretty accurate in its portrayal of the intellectual milieu that Rawls came from. Rawls' life is shown in a way that is not only informative and entertaining, but also pretty accurate. The film looks at Rawls' life in three distinct periods. During the 1930s, it looks at his childhood in the mid-1930s, his engagement to Isabel Phillips (Aubrey Proulx), his marriage to Isabel Phillips, and his early years in the '30s. It also looks at his life as a professor of philosophy and the intellectual milieu of his generation. The film is not only factual, but it also shows Rawls' intellectual life in the context of the political struggle of the 1930s. In the 1960s, it looks at Rawls' life as a professor in the 1950s, his support for the anti-war movement, and his rise in the 1960s as a liberal icon. The film was edited quite well and it makes you want to learn more about Rawls. The film is also very good in its treatment of Rawls' life and his work. The film has an engaging narrative and it keeps the focus on Rawls' intellectual life. Rawls was extremely well-known and he had a well-established reputation. Rawls' life is shown as a lot of different stories in the film. The film focuses on Rawls' life and works well in the manner of a biopic. It is entertaining and engaging and there is a lot of historical information and information about Rawls' life that is interesting. This is a great film that is a great read and it is one that I highly recommend.
Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:53

The end of the 1960s was a decade that saw the emergence of two prominent figures in American history: John Lennon and Martin Luther King. Born in 1929 and 1945 respectively, they helped to spark the American Civil Rights Movement, and helped shape the social and cultural attitudes that would become commonplace in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1953, John Lennon was a 20-year-old music-studying student in England when he met Martin Luther King, a young man in the Mississippi Delta who was also a radical civil rights activist. They soon became friends, and they shared a mutual admiration for the civil rights movement, which saw Martin Luther King wage the first nationwide campaign to end segregation in America. The two men had strong views on the role of the state in upholding human rights. King's most famous speech was "The Best that We Can Do," which addressed the question of whether the federal government had the power to dictate the civil rights of a nation, and if so, under what conditions. The film followed their friendship and the history of the civil rights movement from their early days as Lennon and King's first public appearances together in England, to their friendships and falling-out over the Vietnam War. The film would seem to be a biography of their friendship, but in reality the subject matter is more about the civil rights movement than John and Martin. This is also the story of how the two men became two of the most prominent American leaders of the 20th century, but also of how their friendship and love for one another went beyond politics. The film also looks at how their friendship shaped their lives, and how the two men could have made a big difference in their countries if they had been not so far apart in their beliefs. The documentary is also a touching look at the relationship between Martin Luther King and John Lennon. Both men had a deep-seated love for one another, and they had a genuine sense of urgency about the need to create change in their countries. But their goals were different, and in their minds, they were on two different sides of the political divide. This shows through the frequent arguments and personal battles that the two men had, and how their differing philosophies on politics and the Civil Rights Movement drove them apart. The film is told from the point of view of two great men, one from the British side and one from the American side. The director, Peter Dale Scott, captured the dialogue of the men's conversations and interactions with their entourage, and also interviewed numerous people who knew them well. All of these interviews are part of the film, so you can see how the film captures the men's conversation, even though it is not always their words that are being spoken. The interviews are very funny, and I was amused by the banter and jabs that each man delivered. The film is very well-done, and it is well worth watching.


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