October 14, 2004

Downloading Upriver

The brouhaha over Sinclair's plans to air a feature-length anti-Kerry commercial seem to be distracting folks (isn't that a consistent pattern? always distraction) from awareness of another Kerry feature documentary, called Going Upriver. I actually managed to find this at a local cinema recently and was really impressed by it. Actually thought it was a very well-made film, better than, say, Fahrenheit 9/11 on a number of dimensions. I learned a lot from this film. Not all of it was good about Kerry, but it painted what I felt was a fair picture of the man circa 1968-74 (would that we had a documentary of GWB from the same time period...)

Turns out the whole movie is available as a gigantic 600+ MB Quicktime movie at a site called TheKerryMovie.com. If you've got the bandwidth, it's worth starting a download at night and it ought to be done by morning. Of course, if your city is showing this in a local cinema, by all means, pay to go see it and then make up your own mind.

Posted by brian at October 14, 2004 11:21 AM


The riot at Slashdot over Stolen Honor prompted me to start writing.

This link : http://slashdot.org/~richie2000/journal/ goes to my Slashdot journal. The nuke to end the whole sorry debate is in the "They came in the morning" entry. There are some more stuff in my latest journal entry, too.

If you're at all squeamish, you probably shouldn't read that first one, just skip to the BLOCKQUOTED commentary at the bottom and the comments. Try to trust me on this one.

Posted by: Richie at October 15, 2004 04:10 AM

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