British BBC4 series: The Genius of Photography

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Amazing. We get this outstanding stuff from the Brits and what do we
    get from the Americans?
    "Dog, the Bounty Hunter."
    RichA, Nov 13, 2007
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    Bruce Guest

    Do you also get the follow up programs about individual photographers
    Lautrec etc. It suprises me that now that digital compacts have made
    photography even more popular that the TV people haven't really picked up on
    it. Programs on Landscape, portrait etc could provide a good series for

    Bruce Liverpool UK)
    Bruce, Nov 14, 2007
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  3. We also got a series where "serious" film photographers were challenged to
    use digital cameras (ranging from mobile phone to top-of-the range) to see
    what images they could produce. I forget the series name now. Did you
    see that, and I wonder if it also made it outside the UK?

    David J Taylor, Nov 14, 2007
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    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, Nov 14, 2007
  5. David J Taylor, Nov 14, 2007
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    Mark B. Guest

    Not now that his show has been pulled. Never saw it, but I don't feel like
    I missed anything. Here's hoping BBC America airs the Photography series.

    Mark B., Nov 15, 2007
  7. Why not write and ask for it?

    David J Taylor, Nov 15, 2007
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    Bruce Uttley Guest

    The book "The Genius of Photography" by Gerry Badger that accompanies
    the TV series was published in September. It can be ordered at and elsewhere.
    Bruce Uttley, Nov 15, 2007
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    Troglodyte Guest true, but they did at least give us that bastion of good
    cuisine, McDonald's.
    Troglodyte, Nov 15, 2007
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    Mike Coon Guest

    I watched some of the first episode and found it rather pretentious. And got
    bound up in the "is photography 'art'" debate. It may be of interest the
    first time you hear of it but quickly becomes sterile and pointless. Rather
    like debates about the worthiness of all sorts of "art", really! ;-)

    IMHO, YMMV, of course...

    Mike Coon, Nov 15, 2007
  11. RichA

    RichA Guest

    They're changing the name to "Transfat City."
    RichA, Nov 16, 2007
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    Mark B. Guest

    Yes, I may do that. My hopes aren't too high since the shows they're
    promoting on their site at the moment are, among others, 'Hotel Babylon' and
    'My 100,000 Lovers'.

    Mark B., Nov 16, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    Actually, they are changing the name to, "You Got A Choice." Either
    turn the dial or flick it off, and, with the burger joints, eat at
    home or at another restaurant.

    By the way, what cuisine, or TV for that matter, has Canada given the
    Charlie Self, Nov 17, 2007
  14. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Just 'cause you force you kids or grandkids to eat there, (because you
    are likely a cheap bastard who believes children don't have good
    enough taste to eat decent food)
    don't get too bent out of shape when Ronald's house of Heart Attacks
    is criticized.
    RichA, Nov 18, 2007
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    John Adams Guest

    Um, Tim Horton's Donuts, Maple Syrup, Hockey Night in Canada, and Anne
    of Green Gables.
    John Adams, Nov 20, 2007
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    John Adams Guest

    Yea, in countries where trans fats are banned McDonald's has no problems
    serving them heavily salted fries cooked in non-hydrogenated oils but
    they claim they can't do the same for people in the U.S. due to issues
    that they are vague about. Of course this is BS and the only reason they
    don't care if they kill people in the U.S. with trans fats is because it
    affects their profit margin.
    John Adams, Nov 20, 2007
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    HankB Guest

    Not only that, I've heard that the carbon footprint of the average
    Canadian citizen is higher than that of the average US citizen. They
    have a lot of coal. I think they're filling the earth's atmosphere
    with CO2 to promote global warming. They will turn vast stretches of
    frozen tundra into arable land (and probably vast stretches of arable
    US land into desert.)

    BTW, the TV series has been running on Bravo in the US for the last
    two nights.

    HankB, Nov 21, 2007
  18. We had Maple syrup in Vermont well before the first Canadian was mounted.
    John McWilliams, Nov 22, 2007
  19. RichA

    RichA Guest

    True. Their huge advertising to Black inner city people (despite the
    near double incidence of heart problems in that community) proves that
    So, they invent "Ronald McDonald House" as a hospice for all the
    cancer patients, some of whom no doubt put their because of eating
    McDonald's food.
    RichA, Nov 22, 2007
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    RichA Guest

    They also spawned Howard Dean.
    RichA, Nov 22, 2007
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