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Old 06-16-2016, 07:40 PM   #7071
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I finally saw Ex Machina. Good thing it was free. It was horrible at best.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:43 PM   #7072
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I recently saw the All Things Must Pass documentary on the rise and then really hard fall of the Tower Records company. A roughly 95 minute fun watch.

A company that started out in California and then moved on to the west coast before trying out in Japan before going really global.

The people behind the company, at least the ones that spoke for a majority of the show, were really happy to work for the company. A good portion of the show was talking about all the booze and drugs they did together as the company was growing. A full on party happy company.

Just for them alone the documentary is a must see, BUTT we also get...

Bruce Springsteen, Dave Ghrol, and Elton John that added some nice celebrity commentary to this piece. Dave said it was the only place that would hire him due to his hair. Elton said they would open the store early just for him to make his massive purchases.

As they company moved on from LP'S to CD'S the company wound up with too many bad deals. Then Wal-mart and Target selling CD'S for at cost pricing along with Napster, internet, and iTunes doomed the company. The Fall of the company segment did not last long, but you knew it was just coming.

In the end you saw one of the founders going to Japan to see the Tower Records Stores that were still open for business.

A full thumbs up from me and a must see.
The company started around the corner from my wife's house. We used to go there. Awesome memories.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:27 PM   #7073
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Glad you enjoyed it, Kayelle. I don't see any 2013 version of it with Val Kilmer. Everything I've found shows 1999. Maybe I missed something.
No, my mistake Katie, I was looking at another free film and confused the dates.
I can't stop thinking about this true story.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:14 PM   #7074
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I can't stop thinking about this true story.
I know. I want to read the book. I imagine it would be really, really good.
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Old 06-16-2016, 09:35 PM   #7075
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Is there a book about this story Katie? The book with the same title by Nicholas Sparks isn't this story.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:28 PM   #7076
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Is there a book about this story Katie? The book with the same title by Nicholas Sparks isn't this story.
No. The book is To See and Not See by Oliver Sacks. It's not available at my nearest local library but I'm hoping I can get it through the library-loan program between area libraries.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:49 PM   #7077
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Oliver Sacks is also the inspiration for the movie Awakenings. There is also a related 'talk' that lasts about an hour or so, with the actual Oliver Sacks, the neurologist, speaking about neurology and all the interesting people he's met and the diseases they have, and how they relate. This is on Amazon Prime, you'll have to search around for it.
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:03 PM   #7078
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Oliver Sacks is also the inspiration for the movie Awakenings. There is also a related 'talk' that lasts about an hour or so, with the actual Oliver Sacks, the neurologist, speaking about neurology and all the interesting people he's met and the diseases they have, and how they relate. This is on Amazon Prime, you'll have to search around for it.
Thanks, blissful. I'll have to look this up. I think I'd find it interesting.
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It's a bit about music and the mind, it was very interesting. I noodled around in Amazon Prime video and it is called: 92Y-Dr. Oliver Sacks on Music and the Mind (April 24, 2007)

Awakenings is one of my favorite movies. I enjoyed At First Sight, too. When I was a young girl, I wanted to study Music Therapy, to help people, and after I watched the 92Y talk, I sometimes still wish I had.


Oliver Sacks spent his life helping people with all kinds of neurological issues, he's written many many books. Such an interesting guy.
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