Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Extraordinary People: The Human Camera

http://www.onthebox.com/program/1929767/extraordinary-people-the-human-camera.aspx

Channel 5 9pm tonight, looks really interesting.

20 comments:

susan marie said...

HURLY; As I don't think it is on over here, why don't you write about it after you've seen it, if you have time. . .

Karl L Le Marcs said...

The documentary which is on UK TV later tonight is about a remarkable young man named Stephen Wiltshire (who I actually had the pleasure of meeting about 6 years ago when I was writing within the Mental Health sector).
There have been many previous programmes regarding Stephen, who lives with Autism and is able to draw incredibly detailed landscapes from memory. The most iconic being a BBC edition of QED in the late 80s when Stephen was just 13 years of age.
His website which contains some of his work is: http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/

susan marie said...

KARL; When are they going to do a special on you? It would be called, "Extraordinary People: The Human Google Search Engine Prancing around Liverpool area on 2 legs".*sobs*

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Ha Ha!
I wouldn't let them do a special on me, primarily 'cause I ain't special.
And if I prance around Liverpool then you want to see what I do in my beloved Camden Town.
*smile*
Now where did I put my oversized gingham handkerchief to remove those sobs?
*pats self in the lost keys fashion*

Hurlyburly said...

Now watching another Extraordinary people on five life - The man who dreams the future. A guy predicted 9/11 among many other events.

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Ah but did he also dream that one day he would be featured in a Five Life Documentary?
*sings from South Pacific*
"You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?"
*holds out upturned Trilby for any loose change*

Hurlyburly said...

Talk about things you like toooooooooooooooooooooooooodoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

That is quoted in a another film or a sitcom or something and i can't place it, i've been trying for about a year now. I can hear it in my head and usualy i keep replaying it untill i eventualy get it but this one is stumping me!

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Erm, it's a pretty well worn cultural reference; you're not thinking of the Captain Sensible version of the song are you?

Anthony Peake said...

Dr. Darrold Trefford, a sometime visitor to this site, has done a good deal of work with Stephen over the years. You may recall that Darrold was the technical advisor for the movie "Rain Man". His book "Extraordinary People" is well worth reading.

HB: Thanks for the text message with regard to the 9/11 guy. Most frustrating that I couldn't act upon it because as I was in the car driving back from my lecture in Blackburn when I received your message (the band Modest Mouse playing away in the background).

Hopefully I will catch it again at a later date.

Anthony Peake said...

Dr. Darrold Trefford, a sometime visitor to this site, has done a good deal of work with Stephen over the years. You may recall that Darrold was the technical advisor for the movie "Rain Man". His book "Extraordinary People" is well worth reading.

HB: Thanks for the text message with regard to the 9/11 guy. Most frustrating that I couldn't act upon it because as I was in the car driving back from my lecture in Blackburn when I received your message (the band Modest Mouse playing away in the background).

Hopefully I will catch it again at a later date.

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Tony,

Playing in the background wasn't "This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Something To Think About" was it?

*oh how we all laughed.............
no, just me again then!*

Hurlyburly said...

I know it's a pretty worn out refference but there's one in particular i have in my head and i don't know where it's from, it's quite annoying!!!

The first one on Stephen was quite interesting and his work was truely amazing. The second one i watched about the guy who had the dream about 9/11 and several other things wasn't as good. You may want to contact him Tony, he's very keem on researching this and is quite active on the internet apparently.

There's another one i want to watch about the man who's half man / half tree. That's just ridiculous!

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Half Man Half Biscuit
*smile*

Hurlyburly said...
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Hurlyburly said...

I'm pretty sure i'm 1/4 salmon 1/4 chicken. The other half is made up of sarcasm and eveeeel.

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Sounds a bit fishy and cock sure *ha ha! oh dear!*

Anthony Peake said...

Half Man Half Biscuit! - Lets all Do The Len Ganley Stance!

Enough cryptic comments. I am sure that we are confusing the hell out of our non-British fellow bloggers.

For clarification - Half Man Half Biscuit were a stuningly original (if a little strange) rock band who were sort-of-popular in the mid 1980's. As far as I am aware they share two things with myself:
1. They support Tranmere Rovers and
2. They used to (and proably still do) drink in The Bridge Inn in Port Sunlight ( the pub that Karl L Le Marcs and ItsCoolToCare met recently.

How things all inter-relate!

Anthony Peake said...

re: Modest Mouse.

No Karl, unfortunately it was not. I think that really weird song "The Stars Are Projectors" from the album "The Moon and Antarctica" was playing when HB's message came though.

Karl L Le Marcs said...

Indeed, everything is linked if you look hard enough.
*smile*

*chuckles at Len Ganley dance*

Karl L Le Marcs said...

And lastly, Tony, have you heard Modest Mouse's latest album (2007) "We were dead before the ship even sank", as it includes the former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr on guitar and is rather good.