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Kenp
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 2:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Film Premier: Stranded at the Corner

Tonight: April 24, 2006 @ 7:30pm
Gem Theater
Filmaker was interviewed on WWJ this morning
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_sj_
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 4:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

He has posted here before, he makes good documentaries. But appears to lack good social skills when dealing with the public.
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Kathleen
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From yesterday's newspaper:

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs .dll/article?AID=/20060423/ENT 01/604230349/1035/ENT
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Jt1
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 5:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

The film's narrator posits that some black Detroit residents feel that the call to save Tiger Stadium comes primarily from nostalgic white suburbanites. However, the black person interviewed in the film takes the side of saving Tiger Stadium.




Whew, glad the one black person in the film speaks on behalf of all city residents, black or white.
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The_aram
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Having seen a couple of his films, I'm not too wild about Gary Glaser. Severely underwhelming films.
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Harpernottingham
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Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - 11:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

First of all, Gary Glaser handles himself VERY well in the media. I've paid close attention.

No bull.

Secondly, more than one black person is interviewed in the movie. Willie Horton, Benny Napoleon, et al. John Monaghan's editor at the Freep blew that one. The "black person" he's referring to is James Turner, the former president of Preservation Wayne.

Thirdly, look for "Stranded" soon at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak.

In case you're wondering, no, I'm not Glaser, but I do know the man. And if his movies are so "underwhelming," how come he has three Emmys?

Last, but not least, Glaser doesn't use film.
He shoots on videotape.

Anyhow, Kwame oughta take a look at some of 'em. He could learn a thing or two before it's too late.
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 12:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh, geez! Just what this town needs. Another guy making a documentary about some historic structure. ;-)
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Jt1
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Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 3:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

/quote{Thirdly, look for "Stranded" soon at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. }

Go where the outrage is. Far away from the effected community.
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Xd_brklyn
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Post Number: 142
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Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2006 - 6:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"Far away from the effected community."

Not quite. You can get to Tiger Stadium from 12 & I-75 just as easily as I can walk to a neighborhood diner here in Brooklyn. If you are watching the game in Mad Heights and say it's the middle of the fifth inning, you could be in your seat at the stadium before the end of the sixth. In fact, did this a couple of times as the ushers would just let you walk in at that point of the game without a ticket. Driving and walking are two different experiences, but to say a city like Royal Oak is "far away" is just creating an unwarranted divide.
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Kenp
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I heard Gary Glaser on WWJ promoting his movie on Tiger Stadium. He was really stressing the need to keep the closed buildings secure and sealed. The Book Cadillac, if maintained, would have never cost as much and probably be open today.
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Jt1
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XD - I meant far away form the community itself. It is the same as people on the far east and far west sides of Detroit trying to save TS. They don't live near it and don't have to deal with it on a daily basis.

Not city vs. suburbs just Corktown is the effected community.
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Al_t_publican
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Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 2:02 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Save Tiger Stadium for what? I lived on Bagley and 8th from 1991 to 2001, next door for a time to the Save Tiger Stadium org, I might add. The lights of Tiger Stadium came into my living room from two blocks away. In the 1970s and 1980s I used to go to a half dozen a season, but in the 1990s I couldn't take the painfully slow three hour games played by mostly uninspiring teams. Fans in general felt likewise as attendence was often below 20K even in mid summer.

I was probably once of the few voices in Corktown who felt Tiger Stadium should have been razed within days of the last game played there in Sep 99. (Man, it's been that long, seven years.) Something to enhance the neighborhood like a mixed commerical-residential should have been ready for developement at Michigan and Trumbull. If some chintzy stripmall goes in there the stadium preservationists and city gov will be to blame.

Nostalgia has its price...
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 9:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looks like nostalgia will meet the wrecking ball soon.

"Jackson ... has another project in mind that he suggests will be an easy sell.

"You'll know Tiger Stadium was there," Jackson says. "It won't be, 'We're just going to tear it down.'"

He says an announcement could come within a week. Pending mayoral approval, he can't say what it is."

www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ article?AID=/20060505/OPINION0 3/605050368/1283

I'm hopeful for the Corktown plan. Jackson's words seemed to suggest that.
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Xd_brklyn
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Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 10:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, get what your saying Jt1, but not having seen the movie and having no idea who the directory/producer is, can't comment on what take the TS movie has on Corktown.

What is the "Corktown plan"?
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 10:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Preserving the actual field with about a thousands or so seats around it. Demolish the rest. Build mixed use residential and commercial around it. The field would operate like a park run by a conservancy similar to how campus martius is run.
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Detroitstar
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Hemingway, that seems to be the most popular idea for redevelopment. I would even add that they should leave the flagpole where it is at, even if it is not in the field of play after the new development is complete.
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Xd_brklyn
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Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 10:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, thanks.
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E_hemingway
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Posted on Friday, May 05, 2006 - 10:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know the specifics of the plan, but I'm guessing historical parts like that would be preserved. The emphasis of the plan is historical preservation. There are a few people on here who do know the details of this plan. They also probably know what specific plan Jackson is talking about.

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