Sunday, March 21, 2004

In our sundown perambulations of late...

Ken Burns has always had an impact on me. While his documentaries may seem overly nostalgic and epic in nature, the powerful storytelling abilities of the man make any shortcomings tolerable. On permanent PBS rotation, he tackles such varying topics as the Brooklyn Bridge and 'Horatio's Drive' (not to mention his definiative 18 hour masterpiece - Baseball). Burns' blend of focused still shots, folksy stories and celebrity sound bite interviews make for a telling of history which is palatable to the masses, yet relevant to history buffs. Comes complete with a healthy dose of throw-back Americana.

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