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Henri Cartier-Bresson Doc, availabe/streamed on Netflix.
Old 02-09-2008   #1
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Henri Cartier-Bresson Doc, availabe/streamed on Netflix.

Thought I might mention, since I'm sure other members have Netfilx, but - like me, didn't know it was available as one of their "Watch It Now" titles. If you don't have Netflix, you might consider signing up for a free one month trial, and then cancel if you're not interested, to check out the flick. (Not sure if "Watch It Now" streamed movies are part of the free trial - I think they are...)

As Netflix has increased it's streamed titles (now 7000 titles) I have been using the service more. All movies are "free" (it's part of your membership), no "per view" charge, and with most memberships you can stream as many as you want.

I've been most impressed with the quality of the streaming video. It's really come of age, IMO. I'd peg it at "VHS Slow Play" quality.

I haven't seen this film yet - literally "just" saw the title, but intend to view it this weekend, sometime.
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye (2003)
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Length:
72 minutes
Rated NR Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Director:

Heinz BŁtler
Cast:
Henri Cartier-Bresson Robert Delpire
Isabelle Huppert Arthur Miller
Genres:

Documentary

Biographical Documentaries

Photography

Art & Design

Foreign Documentaries
Original Release Date:
2003

Exploring the life and work of influential French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, this captivating documentary tells the story of a camera-shy photographer whose vision quietly shaped the emerging field of photojournalism. Focusing primarily on the artist's career from the 1940s to the '60s, the film features memorable images of Marilyn Monroe, Henri Matisse, the liberation of Paris and the death of Gandhi.

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This is cool. I have the three DVDs at a time plan and with that I appear to get unlimited Watch Instantly access. Just tried the HCB video but it said I need to use Internet Explorer instead of Firefox. So as soon as my wife tells me what the damn password is I will give it a whirl.
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