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,...

Other Titles
The Marion Stokes Project
Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Matt Wolf
Michael Metelits, Marion Stokes
Audio Languages
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» (15)

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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 *