May 19, 2010

Out of the present

In 1991, Russian cosmonauts Anatoli Arzebarski and Sergei Krikalev are stranded on the MIR orbital space station due to political upheaval in the Soviet Union. Unable to return to Earth as scheduled, Krikalev becomes the first human to live a record ten months on a space station.

Excellent transitional experience between Soviet Russia and Russia. Fantastic on the ground film and shots of Earth from MIR. Also some very claustrophobic shots of inside MIR. ~Mike

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March 24, 2010

The Sun

"On the 15th of August, 1945 millions of Japanese heard the voice of their Emperor for the first time when he made an appeal to his army and his people to cease all fighting. He publicly renounced his divine lineage as the 124th descendant of the 'Goddess of Sun Amaterasu' thereby saving the lives of millions of Japanese who were prepared to die for their divine Emperor. The film reproduces the Emperor's meetings with the American Commander-in-chief, General Douglas MacArthur (Robert Dawson). In his memoirs, MacArthur wrote that the Emperor was prepared to accept responsibility for the actions of his government and his army, although he was well aware that the consequences for him would be trial and death."

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