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Hello everyone, my name is Bart Hendrikx. No, I don't have any blood relations with Jimi. Berlin is where I am now. In less than 3 decades of this inspired life of mine, I've uncovered a bit of Mother Earth, living in cities like Amsterdam, Maastricht, Antwerp, London, Antibes, NY, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and 5 years of Malibu, CA where I worked in Advertising, Music, Film and TV. I collect air miles as often as I redeem them. Welcome to my My World: A Non-Commercial Blog intended for private personal study and educational purposes only with no charge made for any materials. Together we will absorb a daily recommended dose of inspirational content. We will laugh, we will cry - but most of all - we will delight in the inspired creations of humanity. Great documentaries, films, TV series, books, music, eclectic visions, interesting opinions, history lessons and anything else that uplifts and informs the human spirit. Enjoy your stay. And don't hesitate to click on the Random button, arrow above or by messaging me if you want your mirrored copyright material (Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976) which is intended for private personal study only removed - I enjoy talking to strangers.

“Science reveals that all life on Earth is one.”

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” the reboot of the classic science TV series helmed by Carl Sagan that aired in 1980 (Youtube - 13 Ep.) is a simple definite one-to-watch for all of us. The show is presented by the current most visible American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (Discover Magazine - “50 Best Brains in Science”) , who was inspired by Sagan as a young college student. Executive produced by Family Guy’s creator Seth MacFarlane, whose clout and financial investment were instrumental in bringing the show to broadcast television, and Ann Druyan, Sagan’s widow and a co-creator of the original series. Premise: the series loosely follows the same thirteen-episode format and storytelling approach that the original Cosmos used, including elements such as the "Ship of the Imagination", but features information updated since the 1980 series along with extensive computer-generated graphics and animation footage augmenting the narration. Within each episode truly are historical reenactments that are being depicted in 2D Animation and all Character Art Direction, 2D Animation and Effects for all 2D segments were done by 6PH. Anywhere from 2.5 –27 minutes of animation in any given episode. About 132 minutes total over 13 episodes. The Title Sequence above was created by BBDGShaun Collings and Curtis Doss. WATCH FULL SERIES HERE Presented by FOX Sun 9/8c and National Geographic Mon 9/8c. And don’t forget….:Our Sun is a second- or third-generation star. All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant star. We are made of star-stuff.” Carl Sagan - 1973. 

Neither Remake Nor Sequel

NPR guest host and TV critic David Bianculli explains FX’s new network premiere of  the drama series called Fargo, yes it has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie -  it’s very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it’s just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It’s not a remake — and it’s not a sequel - READ HEREAccording to show’s creator Noah Hawley, FX asked him to make his own original adaptation of the Academy Award®-winning feature film. The premise of series evolves around a drifter named Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), who arrives in Bemidji, Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). Set in late 2000’s. The actual Coen brothers were not involved: They read the script, liked it enough to add their names as Ex. producers, but did nothing else. The original concept was born out of MGM’s (Former Polygram) desire to get more of its movie properties onto television, and the goal was to franchise Fargo without remaking it. Fargo | Tuesdays 10 - FX

Errol Morris Loves Directing Ads

A truly inspiring Radio interview with one of the best best active directors around namely Errol Morris (NYTIMES) (THR Roundtable) (Fog of War) (Umbrella Man)KCRW presents THE BUSINESS with Kim Masters and John Horn. Errol Morris discusses how and why he uses the interrotron (Article) when interviewing subjects like Donald Rumsfeld in The Unknown Known (Trailer). Then he lets us in on his secret love of directing commercials. Plus, Graham Yost, showrunner of the FX series Justified on Timothy Olyphant, production incentives, and the challenge of making California look like Kentucky. Thankx for the tip Joris Debeij.

"One of the most important television series ever." 

Years of Living Dangerously (TRAILER) is a 9-part, by American premium television cable network Showtime, documentary television series focusing on climate change that will premiered yesterday on April 13, 2014. Watch Premiere Full Episode here (VIDEO). James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger are executive producers of the series. The episodes feature celebrity investigators, who travel to areas around the world and throughout the U.S. affected by global warming to interview experts and ordinary people and view the impacts of climate change. The celebrities include Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Schwarzenegger, Lesley Stahl, Mark Bittman, Ian Somerhalder, Olivia Munn and Michael C. Hall. Joseph Romm and Heidi Cullen are the chief science advisors. Watch new episodes Sundays at 10PM ET/PT. A simple One-to-watch! TAKE ACTION