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Old August 17 2012, 05:08 PM   #947
Harvey
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Re: Movies Seen in 2012

Here are the differences; it seems probable to me that they held back some footage so they could release an "unrated" version on home video -- even though that version could have gotten an R-Rating without problem.


123. Primary (B-)

Primary: A fascinating historical document (we see, first hand, the Wisconsin primary race between JFK and Hubert Humphrey) and an important progenitor for both cinéma vérité and political documentaries, this films is nonetheless difficult to watch today. The portable sound equipment used was revolutionary at time, but the quality is quite awful compared to studio films of the period or anything today. The editing is also a bit scattered; you get the sense that scenes come in and go out due to the length of the magazine possessed by the cameraman at the time, not any overriding editing scheme. Still, it's a fascinating look at two important political figures that's worth seeing if you're interested in that sort of thing.

Theatres: 44+1
Home Video: 71
Computer: 8
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