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Recorder: new documentary about 35 year TV preservationist Marion Stokes

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I caught a news piece about this documentary and in turn, the life of Stokes on the BBC recently and I was absolutely spellbound. She recorded TV broadcasts 24 hours a day for 35 years. Imagine if she had been a member of this community! 😮

Has anyone else on here heard of her, or this film? There are no release dates so far for the UK but I can’t wait to see it.

https://recorderfilm.com/

2013 CNN interview with Stokes’ son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erDPFDn5inY

Discussion with the director, Matt Wolf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb00vGaWa6c

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk
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Please let me know when there is a UK airing - I would very much like to see this.

Really intrigued by her story - thanks for posting it up mate.
 

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here?
And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Will do, you can count on it. 😉

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk
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She recorded a total of 71,000 tapes over 33 years on VHS and Beta.