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Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

From: Carol Rainey <csrainey1.nul>
Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:32:45 -0400
Archived: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 13:22:54 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 10:30:28 -0400
>Subject: Re: Another Condition For Documentary Participation


>To me, just one little old viewer out here in TV land,
>religious topics are matters of faith in a spirit world. In such
>cases, tasteful limbo lighting is entirely appropriate.

>The problem faced by ufology is credibility. That is not
>enhanced by limbo lighting, in the opinion of this UFO
>documentary viewer.


This is the last conversation I care to have about the subject
of what filmmakers need to do to make the UFO topic "credible".
 The still above is from an HBO documentary airing this Sun at
10:30 EST. It's called "Alive Day Memories," with actor James
Gandolfini interviewing survivors of the Iraqi war. This was the
look chosen by the premiere documentary production unit in the
entire cablecast/broadcast world.


>Wouldn't it fill you with positive pride if you did a
>documentary, _finally_, after many decades, which enhanced
>credibility, and focussed on the very best physical evidence,
>exposing things _never_ before exposed on a documentary?
>Physical traces, radar confirmation and tapes? Multiple witness

>I'm no expert in production, but I think I could do a doc
>according to the wishes of the researchers who participate, and
>_still_ make it appealing. I don't think that would be hard at

Neither was painting the Sistine Chapel, according to the char
woman on the street.

I realize you're unaware of this, but for nearly a decade, my
short docs based on the work of my then husband, investigator
Budd Hopkins, made the rounds of UFO conferences and were the
basis of his lectures.  One told the story, by an eye- witness,
of a crash retrieval case in the Southwest, which was picked up
by Ryan Wood in his book 'Majjic Eyes Only.' Another, "The Frank
Soriano Case," was based on videotape of a peanut-shaped craft
that was extensively analyzed by Bruce Maccabee. It was shown at
a recent NYC conference and will be included in shorter form in
my work-in-progress.

And, yes, thank you, I'm "filled with positive pride...."

Carol Rainey

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