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Re: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence - Kimball

From: Paul Kimball <TheRobieShark.nul>
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 20:24:29 EDT
Fwd Date: Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:53:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence - Kimball


>From: Stuart Miller <stuart.4.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 19:39:23 +0100
>Subject: Re: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence

>>From: Paul Kimball <TheRobieShark.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 13:45:42 EDT
>>Subject: Re: Paul Kimball's Best Evidence

Stuart:

>>To be fair, there are a lot of shoddy documentaries out there,
>>and not just about the UFO phenomenon, so critiquing them is no
>>great wrong in my book... even if one of those films, in
>>someone's opinion, happens to be mine. But I agree with you
>>about the "stab in the back" stuff, and said so on SDI last week
>> I've never met a documentary maker who purposefully went out
>>and said, "hey, let's screw this guy over, or treat him
>>unfairly." Usually, it comes down to the fact that the
>>documentary maker(s) have different opinions than you do, or
>>have reached different conclusions. There are, I suppose, the
>>exceptions that prove this rule, but I haven't met them, nor has
>>anyone I know who works in the industry.

>Well, I can think of two examples straight off the top of my
>head where the action on the part of the producer could best be
>described as malicious.

>Firstly, Peter Jennings treatment of Roswell and Stan was at the
>very least uncalled for and the testimony of two retired RAF
>pilots in a British documentary, conducted outside, was finished
>off with the call of a cuckoo as the last words were spoken. Now
>if that isn't putting the boot in, then I don't know what is.

I don't think the Jennings film was malicious per se. It just
represented a different view of Roswell and abductions, that's
all - a point of view shared, in each case, by at least some
within ufology. So, one could disagree with Jennings et al, as
many within ufology did, but I don't think there's any evidence
that they were malicious.

Now, I haven't seen the second example you mention, but that
does indeed sound pretty bad. But, as I said, there are always
exceptions that prove the rule.

<snip>

>>It's at this point that I must object to your subject title.
>>It's not really "Paul Kimball's Best Evidence" - it's

<snip>

>I mean no disrespect to the list of names that followed Paul, but
>someone had to think it up and put it together. If it had turned
>out awful you would have copped the blame so you might as well
>get the kudos while the going is still good.

Yes, this is true, but a producer or director knows that going
in. It's part of the job, so we shouldn't get any bonus points
as a result.

>What I tried to say in my previous post, and didn't elucidate
>too clearly, is that people make great contributions to this
>subject but often don't get acknowledged. Be it books, research,
>whatever, we snipe and criticise but don't often say "Well
>done".

Actually, you were quite clear, and again I thank you. I just
wanted to make sure that everyone else got the recognition they
deserve, and not just me.

>For reasons I can't fathom, you're particularly keen to have
>mention made of Ms Kris Lee McBride. She most certainly did an
>excellent job, very understated, excellent tone, pace, style -
>almost a menace in her voice. But where is Ms. Veronica
>Reynolds? We were just getting used to her Paul but it seems she
>is cast aside and now no doubt locked away in some room,
>desolate and tearful. You heartless brute.

Fear not, thane of Altrincham, Ms. Reynolds is still around, and
will no doubt be working on a future Redstar project at some
point and time.

>Is there any progress on further distribution (of the documentary)?

All sorts of things bubbling under the surface, but these things
take time.


Best regards,

Paul




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