Friday, November 2, 2007

Speaking of Iconoclasts

I've been privy to some great TV lately. For example, am thoroughly enjoying the Sundance series Iconoclasts, directed by the incredible documentary film-makers Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger. Only seen a few but are the one's I've seen are really interesting. The concept brings together two great living innovators/visionaries who have made a great impact on American culture. They discuss their lives, their work and explore ideas and methods in such a way, I feel humbled being witness and relieved that the wizard behind the curtain is just a man.
I was particularly blown away by Maya Angelou's meeting with Dave Chapelle. High marks as well for Tom Ford and Jeff Koons from Season 1 and last night I watched Sean Penn with Jon Krakauer. They hopped a train in Alaska.
A great reason to get cable.

Also saw Good Ol' Charles Schultz on the American Masters Series on PBS the other night which was great. It moved like a Peanuts strip, slow and steady and rewarding in it's quietude. And you don't need cable.
(Also check out the Peanutizer on the PBS website so you can see which character you are most like. It said I was Snoopy, although I was hoping to be Schroeder.


Anonymous said...

I'm Linus. But instead of a blanket, I have a $410 bottle of wine.

Love, taypee

Elaine said...

I think I will be Lucy. But I will check and make sure. I saw the PBS special on Charles Schultz too and thought it was great. I am still thinking about it 2 weeks later.

Deb said...

You know I was hoping to be Schroeder but thought I'd be peppermint patty. But was Snoopy!
What'd you get?