Anybody here a fan of documentaries?

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Jesse Daniels, executive producer of “The Life & Murder of Nicole Brown Simpson,” says the source of the documentary is a box of videos given to him by one of Nicole’s sisters. He tells “Dan Abrams Live” we’ve heard so much of Brown’s story, except from Nicole, herself. And this documentary addresses that. The film premieres Saturday night on Lifetime.

 

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When is a documentary not a documentary?

When it's made by Dinesh D’Souza.


Dinesh D’Souza’s movie that sought to prove former President Donald Trump’s fantasy that the 2020 election was stolen from him by widespread fraud has been debunked time and time again. Now, years after its release, its executive producer is retracting the film entirely.

Following the 2020 election, D’Souza released 2000 Mules as an attempt to justify Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden. Trump famously held a screening of the movie at his Mar-a-Lago estate and MAGA supporters promoted the film during it’s release in May 2022.

The film was produced by Salem Media Group, a conservative radio juggernaut that airs the likes of Sebastian Gorka and Charlie Kirk.

In a new statement, Salem apologized for the film and said it would cease distributing it. The move came after a man featured in the movie sued Salem for defamation.
 

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I've been watching Hilter and the Nazis: Evil on Trial on Netflix. Its backdrop is the Nuremberg Trial, and ties the progress of Nazism and the war with the trial testimony. Pretty interesting.

I did not know that Paulus (German general that surrendered Stalingrad) was a prosection witness at Nuremberg.
 
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I've been watching Hilter and rhe Nazis: Evil on Trial on Netflix. Its backdrop is the Nuremberg Trial, and ties the progress of Nazism and the war with the trial testimony. Pretty interesting.

I did not know that Paulus (German general that surrendered Stalingrad) was a prosection witness at Nuremberg.
My criminal law professor in law school, Clint McGee, had been a prosecutor there. He had a lot of interesting tales. He's the one who named Roy Moore "Fruit Salad"... :)
 

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I saw Pacific. I did not like it as much as Band of Brothers, but it was still worth watching. I still have not seen Masters of the Air, but will this summer.
I read Sledge's book, The Old Breed, in the staff college.
Agree on The Pacific. Band of Brothers followed the same guys from training through to the end of the war. By the end, you felt as if you knew them.

The Pacific followed four different storylines, so it was necessarily choppier, and you didn't get to know the men as well.

With The Old Breed is a great book. I was lucky enough to meet Sledge at a book signing in Birmingham years ago and have a signed copy.
 
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Agree on The Pacific. Band of Brothers followed the same guys from training through to the end of the war. By the end, you felt as if you knew them.

The Pacific followed four different storylines, so it was necessarily choppier, and you didn't get to know the men as well.

With The Old Breed is a great book. I was lucky enough to meet Sledge at a book signing in Birmingham years ago and have a signed copy.
To study different techniques for inuring soldiers to suffering and to build unit cohesion, we read With the Old Breed as well as Soldiers of Destruction, about the SS Totenkopf Division. The SSTK sent soldiers to the concentration camps for a year before joining the tactical unit in the field, to get them habituated to being around suffering and death.

Two very different techniques. The USMC's program was to push young men physically to the limits, so that, once they pass through it, they feel indestructible. Sprinkle in a bit of devil-may-care machismo, and a heaping helping of unit history ("Marines were the greatest thing since sliced bread and you recruits are standing on the shoulders of giants"), and voila, cohesive unit. The Army very rarely does that, especially not any more, only in specialized units (Airborne, Rangers, Green Berets).
 
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