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Tower - Documentary

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Post by Scott B. » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:08 pm

Watched the documentary, 'Tower' on Netflix. It's available for streaming or DVD rental.

It's obviously about the Aug. 1, 1966, UT shooting. It's a hybrid of archival footage and animation, multi-POV, first person narration. It's really well done, tragic of course, and only anti gun at the very end when they play Uncle Walter espousing his viewpoint.

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Post by Lynyrd » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:25 pm

My brother was there on campus that day. Scary time for the family at the time. Hard to get in touch with people in 66.
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Post by SQLGeek » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:43 am

So you would say it was much better than the Netflix reviews? I think it was sitting at one and a half stars when I saw it on there the other day.
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Post by Bladed » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:49 am

SQLGeek wrote:So you would say it was much better than the Netflix reviews? I think it was sitting at one and a half stars when I saw it on there the other day.
It kind of downplays the significance of the people who returned fire--something that got significant coverage in the Texas Monthly article on which the documentary is based--and it gives a little too much credence to Ramiro Martinez's concerns about campus carry, but overall it's a very good documentary.

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Post by Scott B. » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:53 am

SQLGeek wrote:So you would say it was much better than the Netflix reviews? I think it was sitting at one and a half stars when I saw it on there the other day.
Yes.

Low rating could be because of the subject matter, that it's a documentary, that it's victim/participant pov but excludes the shooter.

I thought it was a really clever way of telling the story. The animation makes the participants the age they were then, which 'modernizes' a 50 year old story, and it's inter-cut with period footage to reinforce the animation.
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Post by SQLGeek » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:53 am

Good to hear. I'll add it to my list.
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