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Albert Maysles: The Hollywood Interview

Albert Maysles: Gimme Some Truth


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I'm sick and tired of hearing things/From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocritics/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth/I've had enough of reading things/By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians/All I want is the truth/Just gimme some truth. – John Lennon

Albert and David Maysles are generally regarded as the fathers of the modern American documentary film. Beginning in the early 1960s, their pioneering work with contemporaries such as Robert Drew, Richard Leacock and D.A. Pennebaker helped launch the “Direct Cinema” movement, devoted to capturing real life as closely as possible, in all its unscripted reality. Today, filmmakers like Michael Moore, reality TV and every news magazine on the air and on the web can trace their linage back to the Maysles brothers.

Their three defining features: Salesman (1968), a sobering and often hilarious look at the lives
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Tiff Futures: Vice Editor Andy Capper Goes Behind the Camera to Shed a Light on Snoop Dogg in 'Reincarnated'

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Tiff Futures: Vice Editor Andy Capper Goes Behind the Camera to Shed a Light on Snoop Dogg in 'Reincarnated'
"Reincarnated" -- directed by Vice magazine editor and first-time feature documentary filmmaker Andy Capper -- tells the true story of Snoop Dogg's divinely inspired trip to Jamaica and the effect that it had on the man he has become today. It world premieres tonight in Toronto. Capper, a long-time fan of Snoop's work, sought muse in Dr. Dre and Fab Five Freddy's "Murder Was the Case," a 1994 short film that starred Snoop Dogg, among other documentaries -- such as Leon Gast's 1996 documentary, "When We Were Kings," and Jonas Mekas and Andrew Solt's Lennon-inspired "Gimme Some Truth". "Reincarnated" is meant to chart the artist's journey from dark to light: Snoop's evolution from a 'Dogg' to a 'Lion,' and the creation of a new record. What the movie is really about: "Snoop's life story set against a real, personal transformation and an examination of...
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John Lennon's widow feels he is still campaigning in spirit - News

John Lennon's widow feels he is still campaigning in spirit - News
London, Dec 10: John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono on insisted that the star's spirit still soars, 31 years after his tragic death.

On the anniversary of the late Beatle's shooting, she claimed that he would have supported the anti-capitalist 'Occupy' protests.

"John was about making the world a better place," the Mirror quoted her as saying.

"He sang Gimme Some Truth so, when I see all the activism today, I feel we will turn the corner soon," she said.

The 'Imagine' singer was gunned down outside his home in New York on 8th December 1980 by Mark Chapman.

However, Ono still believes that Lennon,.
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Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention | Edwardian Farm | John Lennon Night | Ancient Worlds | Al Murray's German Adventure | Robbie Williams' Crazy 2010 | Tonight's TV highlights

Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention | Edwardian Farm | John Lennon Night | Ancient Worlds | Al Murray's German Adventure | Robbie Williams' Crazy 2010

Wallace & Gromit's World Of Invention

7.30pm, BBC1

With excruciating puns ever in the driving seat, Wallace & Gromit turn their attention to unconventional forms of transportation. These include the pedal-powered miniature sub secretly constructed by inventor Mikhail Puchkov in Soviet-era St Petersburg, Clive Sinclair's X-1 and a flying saucer powered by laser. Great fun, never more so than when Jem Stansfield explores the science behind Brunel's atmospheric railway, which used air pressure to give power for propulsion. It didn't work too well back in the Victorian era, but was clever Isambard on to something? Jw

John Lennon Night

From 8pm, Sky Arts 1;

10pm, BBC4Both Sky Arts and BBC4 are marking the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death tonight. Sky Arts starts things off with a Classic Albums documentary (8pm,
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John Lennon: Gimme Some Truth

Relive the warts-and-all making of John Lennon's classic album Imagine in Gimme Some Truth. A precious record of a genius at work, this documentary is as honest as it is entertaining. Independently edited from original 16mm footage, the film bears witness to every stage of the recording process, as Lennon, Yoko Ono, co-producer Phil Spector and a host of extremely talented musicians work to create a masterpiece.
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Ono Offers Lennon's 'Truth' to New Generation

Ono Offers Lennon's 'Truth' to New Generation
This Saturday, Oct. 9, iconic musician and peace activist John Lennon would have celebrated his 70th birthday, an occasion that inspired his wife, Yoko Ono, 77, to collaborate with Emi Music to release today Gimme Some Truth, a set of themed discs. The comprehensive compilation features eight remastered Lennon solo albums and new titles, including Power to the People: The Hits, Gimme Some Truth and Double Fantasy Stripped Down. The John Lennon Signature Box includes 13 previously unreleased home recordings, and Ono, as well as Lennon's sons, Sean and Julian, contribute personal essays. Ono put together Gimme Some Truth amid her own artistic endeavors; the Twittering avant-garde artist, musician and author maintains a schedule these days that would exhaust people a quarter her age -- most recently she opened "Das Gift," a sound, film and sculpture exhibit in Berlin, and...
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The Playboy Murderer | T in the Park | Dive | John Lennon Night | The Old Guys | Brotherhood | Watch this

The Playboy Murderer | T in the Park | Dive | John Lennon Night | The Old Guys | Brotherhood

The Playboy Murderer

7.30pm, Channel 4

It would seem you can fool just about anyone if you dazzle them by waving enough cash in their faces. Property developer (of sorts) Thanos Papalexis had a large derelict warehouse in London to turn into flats. The only problem was his sitting tenant, 56-year-old Charalambos Christodoulides, a problem for which Papalexis – with the ruthless, unimaginative hubris of the very rich and greedy – saw murder as the only solution. Interviewing his friends and colleagues as well as the police, and with his arrest interview tapes, this documentary covers his eight years of outrunning justice.

T in the Park

8pm, BBC3

Continuing the same kind of popification that saw the Isle of Wight festival playing host to Pink and the Saturdays, T in the Park kicks off this evening with sets from Black Eyed Peas,
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2009 Year in Review: Television

In 2009, the number of leading lesbian characters on primetime broadcast TV doubled — from one to two.

Out of the estimated 600 lead and supporting characters on network TV, seven of them of are lesbian or bisexual. And of those seven, five of them kissed women last year. And of those five, three of them made out during Sweeps.

Things looked bleak at the beginning of the year, but with the growing trend of lesbian brides getting gunned down or cheating on their wedding days, and the continued trend of bisexual characters only expressing their same-sex attraction during Sweeps, and the loss of Showtime's lesbian drama The L Word, we're ending the year on a downward spiral in terms of lesbian visibility.

Scripted Television: Broadcast


The most surprising story in 2009 was the relationship between Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez) and Arizona Robbins (played by Jessica Capshaw) on Grey's Anatomy.

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Say It Ain't So Joe: A Playlist for Senator Joseph Lieberman

Here are some tunes meant to encourage the Senator from the fine state of Aetna to change his mind about a public option and actually act independently of his insurance donors when it comes to fixing health care. Say It Ain't So Joe - Roger Daltrey Political World - Bob Dylan Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Politician - Cream Double Cross - Greg Allman Take Out Some Insurance - Buddy Guy The Traitor - Herbie Hancock White Liar - Miranda Lambert Public Enemy #1 - Public Enemy Gimme Some Truth - Jakob Dylan featuring Dhani Harrison People Got To Be Free - The Rascals Know Your Enemy - Green Day Are there any songs that can bring our Senator Joe to his senses? ...
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2.7 million see latest 'FlashForward'

2.7 million see latest 'FlashForward'
FlashForward's ratings continue to be affected by the clash with ITV1's Murderland, overnight viewing figures show. Episode five, titled 'Gimme Some Truth', pulled in 2.66m (11.1%) for Five, compared to Murderland's 5.49m (22.8%). The 9pm show was down slightly from last week's instalment, which also lost viewers to the Robbie Coltrane-fronted drama. Also at 9pm, BBC One's Life had 5.27m (21.9%), 1.26m (5.2%) watched The World's Greatest Money Maker: Evan Davis Meets Warren Buffett on BBC Two, and Channel 4's Race And Intelligence: Science's Last Taboo managed 1.02m (4.5%). University Challenge and (more)
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CinemaSpy's Week-End TV Recap (Oct. 24)

Our reviews for this past week are down a couple of shows, thanks primarily to baseball. Fringe was a no-show on account of the former, and Supernatural offered us a repeat of this season's premiere.

That said, we've got some new entries in the mix, which we'll be continuing as well. Blaine Kyllo chimes in with his thoughts on this past week's episodes of House, 30 Rock and Dollhouse (the latter of which returned to the airwaves after a one week absence).

With choices reduced on account of America's favorite pastime, viewers had a second look at shows they might have otherwise missed the first go-round, in their quest for something to watch, and this benefited FlashForward, which earned its best audience since its second week, picking up a 6.2 rating/10 share.

Meanwhile, according to the stats, Fringe, which has been a big ratings loser in its sophomore season, saw an uptick the week ending Oct.
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Blackout: Why "FlashForward" is Still Frustrating Me

Oh, FlashForward, I really do want to love you. But I keep finding that I just can't. Last night's episode of FlashForward ("Gimme Some Truth") was the worst yet and underlined once again the problems that I have with the series, which seems to be coasting by on some lazy plotting, wooden acting, and an odd mix of tones that's ultimately frustrating. Despite its promising concept and a pilot episode that had one of the best cliffhanger endings in recent memory, subsequent episodes of FlashForward have been alternately dull and unintentionally hysterical. (What it needs to be is better.) There are moments of cleverness, such as last week's Bjork-laden opening sequence but for the most part, FlashForward continues to chug along at an almost glacial pace, introducing new mysteries that aren't all that compelling and forcing many of the characters into situations that are just completely unbelievable. (Last night's example:
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FlashForward: A Dead President, A Confusing Text and More

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FlashForward traveled to D.C. this week, taking an assortment of developments and questions with it.

While the episode focused mainly on Mark's hazy vision and Stan's shady relationship with various players in the nation's capital, it still managed to create new mysteries all around.

A few hours, and a good night's sleep, behind us since "Gimme Some Truth" aired, these are the questions foremost on our minds:

Will the President be dead by the time April 29, 2010 rolls around? Who sent that text message to Olivia? Is Janis really a goner? Why doesn't Demetri go hide out in a cabin, with a gun aimed at the door on March 15, for the next few months? Is Aaron supposed to have an accent or not?!? Will Olivia confront Mark about his drinking?

Have any answers, or theories, regarding these issues? We'd love to hear them!

You can also take a quick look at next week's episode,
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FlashForward Season 1, Episode 5 Review: Gimme Some Truth

"Gimme Some Truth" is the first FlashForward episode to open, somewhat appropriately, with a scene set in the future. Taking place thirty-nine hours in the future we see a car, containing Mark, Wedeck, Demetri and Vreede, get attacked and subsequently blown up.

With this brief promise of an action-filled climax the episode returns to the present time, switching pace. The group is preparing for a Senate hearing that will review the investigations of federal agents about the blackout. The Mosaic project's funding is in question and, we learn, the hearing's chair is likely to be hostile to their case.

Barbara Williams is superb in the role of the chair, Senator Clemente. Bitter at Wedeck's role in the events of the presidential election campaign six years earlier, she seems to look on the hearing as an opportunity to hurt his career, alleging that he not only exceeded his authority but that
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FlashForward Review: "Gimme Some Truth"

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The first major death on FlashForward likely took place this week.

Before we get into a review below, which includes our take on this individual's probable passing, readers can catch up on the episode "Gimme Some Truth" by following our link. All set? Here we go...

This Worked: Rip, Janis, you seemed very nice. But this is the exact development the show needs. It couldn't have gone on for too long blindly assuming everyone's flash forwards were going to come true. Now, assuming Janis doesn't recover, Mark and company will be forced to figure out how to proceed.

This Needs Work: Courtney B. Vance and Joseph Fiennes are clearly solid actors, but each is struggling with his FlashForward role. Vance overplays every scene - did he really need to overtly sigh and shake his head during the Senate hearing? - and Fiennes looks either constipated or confused. His character is stale and boring,
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Janis Hawk comes out as a lesbian on "FlashForward"

As much as I like the premise of the new ABC drama FlashForward — a mystery in which a team of FBI agents try to piece together what happened when everyone on earth blacks out for two minutes at the same time — I've been a little bored with the show.

Not a good sign when the show is only on its fourth episodes (it took me at least a season and a half to get tired of Lost).

**spoilers for this episode only**

But the show suddenly got interesting again in this week's episode ("Gimme Some Truth"), when FBI agent Janis Hawk (Christine Woods) had a very romantic date with a chef named Maya (played by Numb3rs star Navi Rawat), in a development the series has been hinting at from the beginning.

It was revealed on the date that Janis is a lesbian who stays closeted on the job because, "I work for the federal government,
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'FlashForward' Episode 1.05: 'Gimme Some Truth'

Episode Title: "Gimme Some Truth"

Written by: Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin

The Story: The Mosaic Team — including Agents Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes), Demetri Noh (John Cho) and Stanford Wedeck (Courtney B. Vance) — heads to Washington, D.C. to speak before Congress about their investigation into the blackouts and resulting flash-forwards, culminating in difficult choices for Wedeck, hard realizations for Benford and plenty of gunfire. Meanwhile, Agent Janis Hawk (Christine Woods) explores a new relationship.

Back On The Beltway: Plot development was front-and-center in tonight's episode of "FlashForward," but characterization was right behind in full-force. Not only did we get some interesting insight into how the world is reacting to the blackouts — specifically, the U.S. government headed by President David Segovia (the always excellent Peter Coyote) — but we got a nice look into Agent Stanford Wedeck, the typically sharp-as-nails director of the Mosaic Team who apparently has more of
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Review: FlashForward - Gimme Some Truth

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(S01E05) FlashForward took us to Washington, DC to see the political ramifications of the blackouts, as well as some of the maneuverings that the city is made of, at least in this reality. Also in this reality, Peter Coyote is President. I've always liked him, and I like how he plays the characters as a very regular and relatable guy.

We were introduced to a new character in Senator Joyce Clemente (Barbara Williams), and she's definitely set up to be a major thorn in the side of the ongoing investigation. There was always something a little wacky about the La office taking Mark's vision and building an entire investigative force around it just because they felt like it. And now, they have to face the music and justify their very existence.

It made for some pretty intense television. That and the bullets flying at the heads of our intrepid heroes.
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Flash Forward 1.5: “Gimme Some Truth”

At the end of last week’s episode we got a nice little teaser featuring Dominic Monaghan’s character, known only as Simon, on the phone with Jack (the man Olivia Benford supposedly cheats with in her flash forward), claiming to have had caused the worldwide blackouts. Feel’s a lot like another show I used to watch…

This week’s episode, “Gimme Some Truth,” begins with Benford walking through a parking garage somewhere; presumably where the agents took a trip for their investigation as he begins to tell someone there is good news as he climbs into a sedan with the other agents. Before we can hear what the good news is, however, their car is struck by a speeding vehicle while still inside the garage. Suited men with automatic weapons climb out of another vehicle across from the accident and one fires a rocket into the agents’ car.
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Medialog: Fear for the Dollhouse!

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Established 1974! Our news column is getting weary of these Friday night TV genre marathons.


Bad news for Dollhouse, as Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello reports. Fox Won’T be airing Dollhouse during November (a ratings Sweeps month). The ratings-challenged show will then return December 4, airing two episodes back to back every Friday (probably until they run out). Repeats of House and Bones will substitute on Fridays in November. See this link.

Starlog favorite Katee Sackhoff will be the next genre personality (after Summer Glau and Wil Wheaton) to make a pilgrimage to The Big Bang Theory. The Battlestar Galactica heroine will appear on the November 23 episode.

Atypically, tonight (Thursday) only features One new genre entry: Flashforward (“Gimme Some Truth,” ABC, 8 p.m. Est). The CW fields two repeats: the just-renewed The Vampire Diaries (“The Night of the Comet,” 8 p.m.) and Supernatural (“Sympathy for the Devil,” the fifth season opener,
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