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#1 Richard Boddington

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:48 PM

Here's a great story about a 106 year old stock broker.

One problem, I can very clearly read both of his phone numbers at 2:33. I could call this guy right now, that's very bad in my view.

The editor at CNN should of blurred the numbers out before this went to air. I wonder how long it will be before CNN realizes their mistake and either takes the story down, or fixes it? His cell number is 646-549-XXXX.

http://www.cnn.com/v...stockbroker.cnn

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#2 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:07 AM

So, did you call him and try and option the rights to his story? B)
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#3 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

I called it. He's very nice. We're having lunch on Thursday to discuss how I too can get in the business of f'ing over people by just moving money around on paper.
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#4 Richard Boddington

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:35 PM

So, did you call him and try and option the rights to his story? B)


Might be interesting if he has had lurid affairs, run ins with the law, oh and throw some drug abuse in there for good measure.

Strange what the public demands isn't it?

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#5 K Borowski

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

At the same time Richard, with such strict rules of journalism footage not being "altered," why do jounalists find it acceptable to blur out trademarks and ads?



Just because something represents a for-profit business means it shouldn't be seen by the public?

As for phone numbers, I tend to agree with you, though. A 104-y.o. doesn't need 104,000 calls from the United States wishing him a Merry Christmas :-D



Sometimes the blurring is done so poorly, too, that you can still make out the number if you look closely, same with "confidential informants." How'd you feel if your sh** blur job got someone shot?
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#6 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

Might be interesting if he has had lurid affairs, run ins with the law, oh and throw some drug abuse in there for good measure.

Strange what the public demands isn't it?

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The public enjoys seeing familiar stories on the telly.
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#7 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:09 AM

Might be interesting if he has had lurid affairs, run ins with the law, oh and throw some drug abuse in there for good measure.

Strange what the public demands isn't it?

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I actually can see a story here without all that. A guy who has lived on the front lines of America's financial history, bridging the gap between the Great Depression and the present day financial crisis. Come on dude, think Wall Street, The Social Network, Glengarry, Glen Ross, Boiler Room,

Basically the evolution of greed set against America's rise from the ashes of October 24, 1929 to become the last remaining superpower as seen through the eyes of a Wall Street insider who started just before The big one hit. That's a Hell of a story, baby! B)
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#8 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:13 AM

I actually can see a story here without all that. A guy who has lived on the front lines of America's financial history, bridging the gap between the Great Depression and the present day financial crisis. Come on dude, think Wall Street, The Social Network, Glengarry, Glen Ross, Boiler Room,

Basically the evolution of greed set against America's rise from the ashes of October 24, 1929 to become the last remaining superpower as seen through the eyes of a Wall Street insider who started just before The big one hit. That's a Hell of a story, baby! B)


Not bad. The first half could be in black & white, but I'm not sure they have B&W projectors anymore.
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#9 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

I'm not sure they have B&W projectors anymore.


What's that, the cinematic equivalent of a left handed monkey wrench? :D

Although, to be fair, in the 50s, TNT did make a black and white only projector to project live television feed in a theater which was called a B&W projector. It's actually kind cool:

http://www.myvintage..._projection.htm

or were you referring to silent projectors?:

http://www.filmproje...w1.asp?catid=19
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#10 Richard Boddington

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 01:55 PM

That's a Hell of a story, baby! B)


Fine then, call him and type up the screenplay. At least we have his number!!

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#11 Brian Dzyak

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:39 PM

or were you referring to silent projectors?:


Neither. The Big Picture. :)

http://www.imdb.com/...096926/combined
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#12 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:11 PM

Neither. The Big Picture. :)

http://www.imdb.com/...096926/combined


Oh Yeah, I remember that picture...particularly the Terri Hatcher character mainly because I met a LOT of women who were EXACTLY like that when I lived in L.A. but I don't remember the Black and White projector line. I'm a huge Christopher Guest fan, but I never realized that was his until I hit your link.
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