December 28, 2010
Another one on Netflix instant watch that would recommend. Never seen a 10 part documentary be this well put together. SOOOO many different people's lives are followed, and I never lost track of who was who.
December 4, 2009
Filmed entirely aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, Carrier is a 10 hour, 10 part PBS original documentary presented in film reality genre.
Besides the obvious, offering an insider look at living on an aircraft carrier, the documentary confirms all our deepest fears of the military being a dumping ground for our society's poor and illiterate.
The primary theme I walked away with is that the U.S.S. Nimitz is a large vocational school for those who couldn't get into college, whether it be because of money or making the grade.
Sad indeed, yet timely in the wake of 2 wars where our administration sends hundreds of thousands off to fight expansionist wars around the world.