Steam Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

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,...

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The Marion Stokes Project
Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Matt Wolf
Michael Metelits, Marion Stokes
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日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, 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» (24)

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Tiffany A.

I saw this film at the 2007 Palm Springs International Film Festival. It was a great movie. While watching the film I found myself thinking about the people that were in it, the differences in how each generation had to deal with the situation, and the emotions that we all felt as we watched this film. I was glad that I had this opportunity to see this film. I hope that it was shown to others. I really enjoyed seeing this film. I can recommend it to anyone.

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Theresa E.

This is a VERY good documentary! Absolutely fascinating to watch how someone with a lot of potential is falling short of their dreams in life. It also illustrates the impact of our memories. We can get lost in the past and forget things we might have otherwise remembered. This is a very important film for anyone who cares about change.

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In what should be the last segment of the movie, Jon Krakauer introduces a documentary by Simon Schama, "The Marietta Review" (MPR) to show how the Marietta News became an epicenter for journalism and how it shaped the beginning of the 20th century. Some of the highlights of the movie include the rise of the modern news service (i.e. The Washington Post and the New York Times), and the development of the idea of a major news organization (i.e. Hearst Publications, etc.). The movies further highlights the changes in the commercial broadcasting industry, and the emergence of the cable TV industry. By the time the film was made in the 1960s, cable television was not even invented! One of the problems that had to be solved in the 20th century was the lack of a unified view of all events in the United States. By 1996, CBS was broadcasting its own programs and could be classified as a news and information organization. As a result, the majority of news and information programs were confined to CBS, and a special focus was placed on the news of the day. This is evidenced by the reruns of "60 Minutes", "60 Minutes Live" (TV and radio), and "60 Minutes" Weekend Edition, among others. Another problem was the limited availability of television programs and the diversity of news content. This made it difficult for the public to get news of the day. By the mid-1990s, however, cable television and new technologies had changed this. Cable television was now available to almost everyone, and viewers could now get the information they wanted. Cable television also became available in the United States by the end of the 1990s. It had expanded greatly by the late 1990s, with the release of hundreds of new and popular shows. The majority of the new shows that became popular were the television shows "Hollywood Squares" and "The Real Story". Today, cable television can serve as a major source of news and information for the public. Many cable networks and cable news shows have extensive news coverage that covers events that occur in major cities in the United States. Some cable networks, such as CNN and the BBC, have extended news coverage to other countries as well, such as Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. I recommend this movie to anyone interested in the history of news and information. It can be viewed by anyone interested in how news and information has changed in the past century.

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The year was 1985, and Mike made his first public appearance, at the World AIDS Conference in San Francisco. He soon won a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago, and moved to Washington, D.C. to get involved in the burgeoning national movement to end the AIDS epidemic. In 1990, he founded the organization, Human Rights Watch, and went on to work with the UN to secure the release of Cuban spies who had been detained in the U.S. after the Bay of Pigs Invasion. In 1993, he was named U.S. special representative to the International Criminal Court, and continues to be involved in efforts to bring about an end to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. He is also a prolific contributor to the New York Times. After all these years, his DVD special edition of the documentary is now available for a limited time in our online store. It is a worthy addition to the Human Rights Watch archives, and we hope you will take a moment to see it and ask yourself, "Was I there?"

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It is truly unbelievable that a film like this would have the bad reputation it does. This movie is very informative and has an amazing impact on the viewer. It is not a documentary like some of the other reviews of this film. I have heard comments that it is 'vintage racist documentary' and 'old footage', but those comments are totally unwarranted. There are no explicit references to race. This is not a documentary about black people or anything. The movies are about a group of people whose lives are extremely interconnected, yet we are never told what those people are like. This is a film about their impact on each other, their lives, and how those stories are intertwined, and how it connects to our world and our everyday lives. There are no ads or major news programs for this film, and the movie can be watched on most TVs and in the background. I've seen it three times now and I'm sure I'll be watching it again. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes this kind of film. I am amazed at the positive comments and the way the story has been received by so many. It's a great movie and I recommend it to anyone who has a desire to learn more about race. It's not a documentary about black people, it is a film about a group of people whose lives are connected and who find the connections in their lives through their interaction and through their connection to each other. It's an amazing story, that I hope will be repeated and will be told over and over again, and I hope that it can reach and inspire a whole new generation of people.

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Virginia Fuller

If you've been following this story for a while, you will know that the night she disappeared is the night she turned in her recorder to the police and the story of the missing little girl and the killers in the woods. The last few years have been filled with many stories of missing children and their parents being found years later. This film is a perfect example. I have seen so many movies about missing kids and their parents, but this film is my favorite and I am a big fan of this story. I would recommend this film to anyone who is a parent or a person who has been affected by a missing child, but especially to parents of missing children. The film was made by the mother of the missing girl in the movie. I am sure the story is similar to many other stories that have been told, but it has always kept me on the edge of my seat as I wonder what's going to happen. The family and the police were fantastic at bringing the story to light and to make it a film. The movie is a very well made movie that tells the true story of the Marion Stokes Project. I'm not one of those people who reads the newspaper and thinks there is a missing child or a missing parent. I prefer to go to a movie to find out what is happening with the family, the situation and the killer and then I get the news on TV. This film is a real feel-good story that makes you feel good about your community. If you are looking for a movie that makes you happy and makes you want to help solve a missing child or a missing person, go see this movie.

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Evelyn Murphy

I've seen this documentary many times, and it keeps getting better each time. The first time I saw it was about a year ago and was entertained enough. Now I saw it a second time recently and enjoyed it even more. It was the most interesting film I've ever seen. This documentary includes many interviews with people involved in the film, and also provides a lot of background information about the "little-known" Nolans and about their times in the "20th Century." The only thing that I felt was missing was a little more information on the size of the film budget for this project. I would have liked to see a little more information on the salary of the actors, or the money spent on the movie itself, but, if you're looking for a simple and entertaining film, this documentary will keep you entertained for quite a while.

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Olivia N.

This film has some very interesting things to say about this marriage. So I was very happy that I found it. The other interesting thing about it is that it is based on a true story. It is basically based on the true story of Marion Stokes and her husband, Maurice Stokes. It really seems like the story is from Marion's point of view. It is very interesting and at times shocking. I felt that there are lots of things that you have to think about before you act on them. I recommend this film to people who are interested in marriages and relationships. It is very interesting and I recommend it to people who are into the area.

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I believe this documentary should have gone to series. I feel the best way to engage a discussion and more importantly, give you the opportunity to learn is by giving people the opportunity to see how good quality and well put together this film is. The documentary, although slow, covers the story of the film makers of all backgrounds, from filmmakers to technical directors and others. I think that if people like me and the people who created the documentary want to help grow this film into a series, I hope that the series comes to our attention. I believe this is an incredible documentary, not only for the film makers involved, but also for the people who have not seen it yet.

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I'm a fan of Marion Stokes, so it's a bit of a challenge to watch a documentary about her, but I found it fascinating and the music and performances were excellent. There are some great interviews with the band members, and some of the details of her career are revealed and re-told. There's some really fascinating stuff about the movies and TV appearances that she made. It's also good to see how she managed to get a career on her own, without having to deal with the expectations of being a star. One of the most important things is the film's focus on the actors and actresses that she worked with and was influenced by, such as Joan Crawford, Ruth Gordon, Ann Sothern, Joan Jonas, Lizzie McGuire, and Jean Shepherd. It also features some of her musical performances, which are great to hear. The director of this film is an expert at making documentaries, and I think it's great that this documentary is accessible to those who aren't into music. I was surprised at how little music was played in this documentary, and I'm glad that there were some of the songs that were played during her interview segments. I think that there are some good things in the documentary, and I think it's an excellent introduction to the music of Marion Stokes.

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Larry Guzman

I have seen this movie twice. I love it. It is a beautiful story and very real. As a Christian, I have seen how evil and sinful people are. And I have seen how evil and sinful people are. So, I am glad that the movie told us the truth. In the end, the audience was inspired. And that is good. I watched the movie twice and I have seen it again. And I have seen it more times than I can remember. The people in the movie told the truth. The sad truth. The depressing truth. I will never forget this movie. The world needs to see this movie. You should see this movie.

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Judy C.

As far as I'm concerned, it is not fair to judge this movie by its title alone. The movie does have a very good message, and it's not something that I can say is completely devoid of morals. I think the overall message is good, and it's a movie that people should watch, just to get a better understanding of the importance of the message. It's worth watching.

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It's easy to understand why I can't take this movie seriously. It is a total travesty. First of all, there is no such thing as "organic" as described in this movie. It is simply a good product that was marketed to the masses. As a matter of fact, the reason the "organic" claims were made was to generate more money for the manufacturers. The organic claim was just a way to justify more money for the manufacturers. Secondly, the "organic" claim is meaningless and made out of thin air. The quality of the product that the "organic" claim is based on, is determined by the consumer. It is possible to make a good organic product but there are some "organic" products that are not as good as the "organic" claims make them out to be. The "organic" claim is a marketing ploy to sell the product. It is really easy to make a product that is "organic". Just look at all the products that claim to be organic. The problem with this movie is that it is a blatant lie and an insult to the consumers. I guess we are supposed to believe that the average American would have such a high regard for a product that is not produced with a lot of care and investment. The only thing organic about this movie is that it is marketed to the masses. I mean, the movie is a bad joke. It is a slap in the face to the consumers. I would rather watch a good documentary than this movie. I have no problem with the "organic" claim but it should be a matter of taste and perception of the product.

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This film is about the Marion Stokes project. Marion Stokes, a young woman who was a member of the Communist Party of the United States, was arrested and imprisoned for 30 years, and became a political prisoner. It's the story of her life and her struggle to break out of prison. It's a beautiful film that shows how our society is built on fear, and how the fear of being victimized makes people more fearful, which makes them more prone to be criminal. The reason why I love this film is because it shows how so many people, especially young people, are being brainwashed into becoming criminals. This film does a great job of explaining the causes of these crimes, and the methods that were used by the Communist Party of the United States. It's a great movie to watch, and a must see.

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Danielle B.

The movie is the "secret" to the complete study of Marion Stokes. The movie shows the efforts of the city of Baltimore to develop the program of the program, the effort to keep the program going, the progress of the program, and the ultimate success of the program. This movie shows the story of Marion Stokes, her story and how she met the people who were instrumental in helping her develop her talent. The film also shows the rise and fall of the Marion Stokes program in Baltimore. The story of the program and the amazing people who helped make it happen is told. This movie is an inspiring story of a great lady, who knew what she wanted, and didn't give up, and didn't give up when others tried to take her away. The movie is a great story, with great actors, and a great story, which is so inspiring and so motivating.

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Dylan D.

I am not a big fan of documentaries. The ones I have watched are generally the worst ones. I saw this movie and I was very impressed. I have been in a lot of bad relationships, and this movie really helped me see what happened. The only thing that I didn't like was that there was a lot of cliches. I think the only reason that they made this movie was to make money. I am not saying that they did a good job. They did a good job. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a good documentary. I think it would be a good movie to see for a first time.

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I have watched this movie a few times, and I am still not sure if it is a documentary or a true story. As a documentary it is good, but as a true story, it is definitely not true. If you do not know much about the history of Marion Stokes, then this movie is definitely not for you. However, if you have read the book, then you might find this movie more interesting. All in all, I recommend this movie for people who are interested in the history of Marion Stokes.

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Jacqueline B.

What a great, engaging, and honest documentary. Some people have complained that the documentary has a few flaws. It does. It would be nice if the film makers would make a second, "trailer" to show us the key parts of the story. They can do this, and this would be a much better film. As it is, I felt that there was a lot of missing parts, and would have liked to have seen a bit more of the Marion Stokes story. But it is still a great film. If you want to see a movie about a woman who had a major role in the development of the automobile, see this film. It will make you want to learn more about the person, Marion Stokes.

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Megan W.

I really enjoyed this documentary. It was a good look at a phenomenon that has been a topic of fascination for over 50 years, but which was finally put to rest in the early 90's. The video of the interview with Joan Hickson is very moving and very revealing. Her testimony has been lost over time, and only recently was discovered by the Project for a Women's Century (founded by her son). The film is very well made, with superb cinematography, interesting interviews, and intriguing locations. This is a must see for anyone interested in women's issues in the film industry. *

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Christina M.

I just finished watching this documentary and can't believe how much I liked it. It was really moving and shows the "power" of the media in this day and age. I watched it while I was watching the documentary on USA Network. I was just thrilled to be able to see it. The documentary started off with some background on the Marion Stokes Project, and then went into a personal story of the people involved in the project. It's a very interesting look into the people involved and the media's role in this story. It was great to see how the media affected people and their lives. I felt very connected to the story and was able to feel the pain and fear that the media was creating. I'm not a big fan of the media and am always on the lookout for something that is negative about it. I think this documentary does a great job of showing that the media is part of society and should be treated as such. I think this documentary was very well done and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the media. It will show you just how big of a part the media plays in our lives and make you feel good.

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Sharon T.

I have never seen a documentary on the 1960's civil rights movement as powerful and as honest as this. It's an inspirational story of how one man's life was changed by a group of individuals. While I didn't know anything about the activist in question, I had to watch this film to learn about his life. I'm a believer in the power of love and the power of one's own story to move people. This documentary does that. It's a great documentary, but I think the story deserves more recognition. That's not to say the film is perfect. The narrator's voice is a little bit cheesy at times, and the ending is a bit contrived. But, it's still a great film. I highly recommend it.

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I had not seen this film before seeing this film at Sundance. I was shocked that it was so unknown. I really enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good story about the history of a women's prison.

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This is an excellent documentary that I recommend to everyone, no matter what their age, gender, or sexuality. The director uses the medium of film to illustrate how our society's laws regarding sex are outdated and harmful, and how young people are just as much a victim of the current laws as older people. The interviews are always interesting, and the camera work is beautifully framed to show the vast range of emotions that can be felt when discussing this issue. Although the "first" film was made in 1999, it is still relevant, and I look forward to seeing what director Laura Dolby will do next.

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Jessica Perry

This documentary is pretty fascinating and fascinating, especially for people who don't know about the Stokes family or the family of the tragic events that happened in the late 1960's. The documentary starts with a segment on the man who died that day, but I would say it would be best if you watch it first, because then you get the whole story, including the legal proceedings. It's a fascinating story, but if you don't know much about the family, it might be hard to understand what's going on. I have a lot of questions about the family and their lives, and the documentary really helps to clarify them. It's a little bit too much at the beginning, but it will get better as it goes along. I thought it was great, and it was also very funny. I think that's the best part of the documentary, because it's really entertaining. I definitely recommend it. * out of *