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Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project is a movie starring Michael Metelits and Marion Stokes. For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news 24 hours a day filling 70,000 VHS tapes,...

Other Titles
The Marion Stokes Project
Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Matt Wolf
Actors
Michael Metelits, Marion Stokes
Country
USA
Year
2019
Audio Languages
اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
اللغة_العربية, 日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news 24 hours a day filling 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing wars, talk shows and commercials that show us how television shaped the world of today.

Comments about documentary «Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project» (19)

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Jeremy Wong

I liked this documentary better than I did the original. I watched this one a few days after the first. While it does mention the movie, the movie is never mentioned, and it's just the director talking about it. It's the director talking about how he wanted to make a movie, not about the movie. I think this is the first time I've seen a documentary about a film and not about the movie. It's kind of like the original, but not as good. I'd say this is a good documentary, and it's good to see it. It's about how the director made this film, not about the movie.

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Judith S.

The film was made and released in 2006. A lot has been written about the film, and it is easy to see why. It was highly successful at the box office. I enjoyed it, but the main problem with it is that the movie itself has little substance. It is a collection of clips from various interviews, and there are many that are completely unrelated to the movie. While some are certainly informative and some are simply interesting to watch, most of them do not add anything to the story. What is interesting is the end of the film. When the movie ended, I thought "That's it?" The fact that it was never told how Stokes' and Soltis' characters died was not explained. It is never explained why they left the prison. It is never explained what happened to any of them. What is even more important, the movie does not end with the main characters even saying goodbye to each other. The movie did not even end with Soltis saying goodbye to Stokes. They just left each other for good. If the end of the movie had been much more intense, I would have found it much more enjoyable. But, it's not. It's just a collection of interviews, and the end of the movie is disappointing. I don't think the movie is as bad as the critics say it is, but it is still a mediocre movie. The story is lacking, and the acting is sub-par. The story is interesting, but the movie is not.

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Paul

It is difficult to get a general feel for this film, in part because it is not all that clear. Its intentionally slanted perspective on the history of the health care system in the United States, and the lessons it draws from its own experiences, do not make it particularly gripping, though it does have some engaging moments. It is one of the most thoughtful documentaries I have ever seen, with some really cool ideas that I really enjoyed. One idea in particular is the one presented in the end, where the focus shifts from the documentary to the history of the health care system. The film is also told from the perspective of the doctor, and the patients who have seen the doctor and the patients who have seen the doctor. This allows us to watch the doc and the patient as they are engaging in their own personal story. It also allows us to see the doc's desire to help his patients and how he has tried to reach out to others who are in a similar position. One of the most interesting things about this film is the way the doc's wife has come to terms with her husband's alcoholism, and the impact that has had on their relationship. Overall, this is a fascinating documentary that would be a good read for anyone interested in the health care system in the United States. Definitely worth a watch.

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Tyler

This documentary is a work of art, however, the film is dull and the subject is boring. The documentary is a disappointing effort for documentary makers. It seems like they wanted to make a documentary about the Stokes family, but they didn't get a good one. They even tried to do a biopic of the late John Wayne's death. It just seems like they tried to do too much. They were trying to get it right, but they just didn't get it right. The story is boring, the subject is boring, the documentary is boring. This documentary should have been released as a video, instead of being a documentary.

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Andrew

Spoilers: Before I get started, I just want to point out that I am a woman and I am a mother. My baby is very much a "girl" and I think this documentary is a great story for both women and men. I have seen my husband take one of my daughters to a doctor when she was a young child. This doctor had a large tumor and he was reluctant to do surgery. We went to the doctor and he said that he would do the surgery but he would not have to leave the hospital. He was a great man and a wonderful father to my daughter. He was not ashamed of being a father. It was not something that was talked about much in the family. For me, it was a father who was willing to take on a responsibility for another human being. I think that is the true purpose of the documentary. It is a great story and it is a very powerful story. I recommend that you see this documentary. It is a great story.

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Keith Contreras

The story behind the Marion Stokes project is interesting and thought provoking. It is also a fascinating and informative look into the history of the inner city. The footage is compelling and does a very good job of bringing the inner city to life. However, as a documentary it can be very confusing. Some of the cutaways and scenes are hard to follow. This is especially true for the last two hours. I would have liked a little more explanation on why the project was created. It is obvious that there are many different angles to the film. As a result it is hard to follow. The documentary style and style of editing was very well done, however, at times it could be difficult to tell where one scene ended and another began. This is especially true during the last hour of the film. I would have liked to see more in-depth interviews with the various family members of Marion Stokes and their own views on the project. It would have made for a better documentary, but would not have necessarily been a bad thing. Overall, the film does a good job of capturing the inner city and the people who live in it. I would recommend this film to those interested in inner city history or if you want to learn more about Marion Stokes.

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Mary

This documentary features interviews from four key people involved in the making of the film: The director, Sam Peckinpah (who has since died), The producers, Fred Olen Ray (who died in 2008) and Robert Evans, and The actors, known for their iconic roles in films such as The Maltese Falcon, Rocky, and Young Sherlock Holmes. It is also a retrospective look at their personal lives in the early years of their careers. The film highlights the producers' struggles with the violence in the 1930s and 40s, and the desire to make a film for the boys, both emotionally and financially. The film does a great job of being a celebration of the many contributions the boys made to cinema, and the movie as a whole. It also shows their struggle with making a movie based on their own experiences. I was reminded of the director's own stories as a child growing up in Chicago and watching his brothers and friends make movies. It is a tribute to the courage and strength that they showed, and it is a celebration of a moment in time, but it also tells the story of a generation's collective triumph over adversity.

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Judith F.

Despite it's importance to the history of the country, the accuracy of this film is questionable. On the one hand, this is a documentary on the Coney Island 'Madame Fink' that was closed in 1939 and closed for good in 1949. The movie is set in 1940 and is very accurate about the real life events, but the movie shows people in a very uninteresting manner, showing them dressed in different uniforms and different colors (some are in shorts, others in t-shirts). The movie shows them with their automobiles and so forth, but they don't talk about that. On the other hand, the movie shows a lot of very funny stuff, but this is very unlikely. The movie is made in a very fast manner, and you'll find yourself laughing quite often. The narration is very funny and very amusing, as well as some of the scenes that are shot are interesting. The only problem with the movie is that the shots are very boring. As you watch the movie, you can see the scenes and hear the narration, but at no point do you get to hear the dialogues that the movie is based on. If you watch this movie for the narration, you'll be very disappointed.

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Randy Delgado

This is a collection of five monologues, each one delivered by a different person, dealing with the impact of the Titanic disaster on each of them. Some are sad, others are angry, others are sad, others are angry. I found them all to be very moving. The pieces of the Titanic are shown in a chronological order, and the tears are shown in the manner of a "soap opera". The ten most moving were: 1. Paul G. Allen, "American Haunting"; 2. Thomas C. Foster, "The Seagull"; 3. Richard G. Allen, "Murder of a Mentor"; 4. James B. Thorson, "The Golden Arches"; 5. Kathleen Fanning, "The Big Ship"; 6. Gail Eyles, "The Conscience of a Killer"; 7. John P. Johnson, "At the Edge of the Sea"; 8. Kenneth Devereaux, "The Black Pearl"; 9. Jill G. Jones, "The World's Fastest Fireboat"; 10. Jim O'Connor, "The White Star Line."

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Charles Griffin

Some movies in their own right are worth seeing, this is one of them. I had already seen the movie in a free screening, but I was so impressed with the movie that I had to see it in the theater. The film is the story of Marion Stokes (her life and the birth of her son) and the depression and suicide of her son. The film features archival footage, some interviews with the directors and the actors. It is narrated by the mother, the director and the actors. I enjoyed this movie so much, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good film.

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Harold C.

This documentary is a bit flawed, but overall it is a good documentary. It covers the history of the movie "The Marion Stokes Project" from the 1940's to the present day. The doc will help you to understand the human story behind the story. It's a good watch and a must see.

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Melissa

This is a great documentary on the famous fictional woman Marion Stokes. In her prime she was a real female idol, and she showed her great range in acting. A look into her childhood, her relationship with her father, her career and her relationship with her mother. The film is very well made, and the entire time you are on the edge of your seat. You have to think that this is not really true and that everything this woman has done was fake. But it is a very well made documentary and makes you think about what you are watching. It also shows some of her own personal life and a lot of personal details that you probably never knew. And that makes the whole film feel very real.

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Timothy

This is a great documentary, that discusses the life and times of Marion Stokes, a prominent female civil rights activist, journalist, and writer who died in 1967 at the age of only 32. It does a great job of delving into her career as well as her personal life, focusing on her relationships with her husband, mother, and children, and also exploring her political activism, particularly the anti-war movement, the anti-Vietnam war protests, and the emergence of the Black Panther Party, which she helped found. It also gives some interesting insights into her various roles as a journalist and author, as well as her efforts to raise awareness about her experiences, particularly on the subject of Black Pantherism. I enjoyed watching this documentary because it gives an excellent look at the life of Marion Stokes, and the issues that she faced as a woman, and a human being.

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Brandon Sims

I think this documentary was a great attempt at telling a story and presenting facts, but in my opinion it lacked some of the substance that it needed. The film, while it gives a real, though fictionalized, account of the death of Marion Stokes, also misses a great deal of the details that would have been informative. The film is very basic in many aspects, and some of the facts presented are not new to me. The film is made more with one story, then how Marion died and how she went through the period of her life that she was a reporter, and how she worked with young, talented reporters, and how she became a journalist. While this film is good, it is incomplete and the information that it presents is too much for some viewers to digest. It's also very good for other viewers, but I think that it could have been more interesting for the average viewer, especially people who are not very well-versed in this type of topic.

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Crystal

I think the film is good, but there's not much in it, no real story, no real footage. It seems like a documentary film. Some good clips, but the film isn't that interesting, and there is no real direction. I guess you can call it a documentary, but it's more like a reenactment of a life. I would recommend it to someone who is interested in this subject, but it's not very interesting.

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Theresa S.

When I first saw this documentary, I was very surprised to see the age difference between the filmmakers and the people interviewed. It's very interesting to see the couple talk about how they first met, their favorite foods and their favorite movies. I also liked the fact that they talked about how they had been influenced by those films and heard them speak. I'm glad that they've now released a DVD, and I hope they release it to the public in the future.

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Cynthia

This documentary is about the television series "Marion Stokes", which ran from 1978 to 1983. It was written by Barbara Bain, the wife of CBS president Hugh Bain. The project was a box office success and eventually became the longest running series on television. I was a fan of the show when I was a kid, but after watching the documentary, I know it was a lot more than just a show. It's a look at how the show affected its host and its subjects. It looks at the time the show came to air and the show itself, and then into the various lives that were touched by it. It looks at the career of the show's host and its main subject. It also looks at the show and the personalities involved. We see how the show helped each of the people involved in it become famous and the stories they tell about their lives. It's also important to note that this is a documentary, not a news story, so it's very much about the people involved, not the show. And as a result, the documentary is very lighthearted. It is mostly very funny, with a few tears. I especially liked the interviews with the original writers and the cast members of the show. One of the interviews had a lot of insight into the writing process. One of the interviewees also had a very good sense of humor. This documentary has a lot of very good interviews and the documentary is very well edited. But I was kind of disappointed by the ending, which I can't remember the exact words of. I think the entire project would have been a lot better if it was a series instead of a documentary. It would have given the viewer a sense of the entire project. That is not the case with this documentary.

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Susan M.

At first glance, this documentary seems like an interesting look into the life of Marion Stokes (née Gorman) and her son. However, that's not the case. The movie takes a lot of time to get to the meat of the story. We learn that Marion's son was not sexually abused by her, but rather sexually abused by her former husband. While Marion was not a child molester, her husband was. This all leads to her divorce and the dissolution of the Stokes family. As such, we get a good look into the Stokes family history and Marion's life as a single mother. We also learn a bit about the Marion's faith, which is shown in a good way. The story is filled with good information. It was a good idea to tell the story as a documentary. However, I think it could have been better because of the lack of the documentation. I feel that there is a need for more research in order to understand the movie.

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Randy

I enjoyed the movie and loved the lead actress in it. It was very interesting to watch how she had to find out what happened to her son from the 1950s. She was quite a character and the two stories were interesting. It is so sad to think that this may be the last movie she will ever make. I am so glad that she has now found a movie that she can make and that she can tell her story. She made a great movie and it is great to see the progress she has made. I think the movie is worth seeing if you can find it.