Thursday, April 14, 2011
Ken Burns Bonus Post
Greetings Cosmic Americans!
You all remember Ken Burns, right? Of course you do - the revolutionary documentary film maker with a bad haircut who brought the Civil War into the living rooms of millions of television viewers on five consecutive nights back in September 1990. Since, the film has undoubtedly been seen by untold gazillions across the world.
Burns's film has inspired a great deal of dialogue on the war - hell...books have been written in response. Many agree with what he says - and many disagree...not surprisingly, the arguments surrounding this film often fall along sectional lines.
But where ever you stand - the fact that people are talking still suggests to me that Burns must have done something right.
Well, here are Burns's comments at the commencement of the 150 Civil War Sesquicentennial. Enjoy - and feel free to add your own commentary. I think we are going to be in for some fun over the next four years.
PS - if you have never seen The Civil War....come on out from under the rock and watch it.