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Re: UFOs: The Greatest Story Ever Denied

From: Brian Ally <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 02:01:10 -0500
Archived: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 08:02:07 -0500
Subject: Re: UFOs: The Greatest Story Ever Denied

>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 10:53:44 +0000
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Re: UFOs: The Greatest Story Ever Denied

>>Jose Escamilla's UFOs: The Greatest Story Ever Denied
>>is on-line at:


>>"This is the best of the whole story of UFO investigation that
>>we have today. Its an All in One, UFOs Prophecy and

>>Its 1:34:04 in length.


>This production, whatever its ufological merits, is severely
>marred by unsympathetic 'incidental' music which obscures the
>soundtrack in many places. This is particularly irritating when
>applied to archive footage where the original sound is poor to
>start with. One is left with the impression that the director
>thought that the subject material lacked sufficient interest or
>drama, and felt the need to inject some creative excitement all
>of his own. Utterly Pathetic.

You've nailed it. With the ho-hum cable shows, one at least can
be confident that the cheesy production is the product of
overworked, supremely jaded 'artists' and producers whose
biggest concern is scoring a job doing World's Most Stupendous
Nazi Monster Trucks Showdown. This documentary, though showing a
lot of very interesting clips from interviews - and some
stinkers - is weighted down considerably by the ridiculous
music. Another aspect that bothered me was the rather poor
editing. The choice of graphics for inclusion, for example was
often ill-timed or even misleading.

I wonder if Errol Morris would consider interviewing some of
these people. I'd pay twice to see that. And not because I'd
rather listen to Phillip Glass.

>List members driven to the exit by this annoyance during the
>early part of the production might be interested to learn that
>during the second half of the show things do get better and
>interviewees do become audible.

Though to be clear: the wretched music does not cease. :-(

>Clearly, the director's lack of sensitivity (perhaps I should
>say 'everyday professionalism') is matched only by his lack of

I also wonder if the filmmaker has the raw footage that was
used. This doc could be remade into something much better. I
have no problem with a filmmaker revisiting past projects in
order to make them better.

I hope the soundtrack has been lost forever, though.

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