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Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent

Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent is a movie starring Stephen Torres, Martha Stewart, and James Villas. This documentary profiles an influential chef who played a pivotal role in the invention of a revolutionary new American...

Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Biography
Director
Lydia Tenaglia, Morgan Fallon
Actors
Mario Batali, James Villas, Stephen Torres, Martha Stewart
Country
USA, Mexico
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

This documentary profiles an influential chef who played a pivotal role in the invention of a revolutionary new American cuisine.

Comments about documentary «Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent» (27)

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Lawrence Ortega

So many of the commenters on this film's IMDb page have compared the picture to the 2010 documentary "America's Natural History." I suppose that some of them may have been under the impression that this was a documentary about American natural history. It is not. This is an amazing account of the last great migration of Indians from the West to the East. I would say that the picture is better than the 2009 documentary. Although both films tell a great story about a great tragedy. The 2009 film has a really great idea of how to present the film. The 2010 picture has a wonderful visual style. However, the 2010 picture does not tell the whole story. What we learn in this film is what happened after the Spanish left. This is interesting in itself, but what the 2010 film doesn't show is the gradual disintegration of the economy and the depredations of the American Civil War. The film would have been better if they had told the story about the Native Americans. I found the 2009 documentary much more interesting because of the accuracy of the interviews and the incredible number of photographs that were taken. I would give this film an 8/10. The 2010 picture is just mediocre at best.

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Martha Contreras

I was fortunate enough to see a screening of this documentary at the Ottawa Film Festival and I was extremely impressed by the intensity of the people interviewed and the historical context presented. To those of us who've seen a great deal of history and have felt as if we know a lot about it, the documentaries are very powerful. You can't expect to know everything about something like this and I've watched these documentaries so many times that I have no problem walking away knowing a little more about this story. I don't think that the documentary is in the same league as certain other documentaries like "The Soldiers of Apocalypse" but the power of it was still very clear to me. The final and best point of this documentary is that it actually contains two stories that are intertwined in a very real way. This might sound like a contradictory statement, but I think that the only way you can fully appreciate this documentary is if you have the opportunity to see both stories and can be truly engaged by both stories. I hope that this will be a good example of how people can truly listen to each other and learn from each other and share their knowledge.

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Michael Kelly

This was an awesome documentary. The interviews with the families who were very emotional. They were talking about the loss of their sons. The father said that he has had to go through some intense emotional times in his life and this documentary really hit home for him. The documentary starts out slow and picks up a bit. The interviews are really great. It was really fascinating to see the reaction of the families to their lost sons. It was very well done. It really gets you in the shoes of the families and their feelings on losing their sons. The dad is quite emotional and his son to father relationship is really touching. You really get to know what his dad goes through. The dad talks about the big bond he had with his son and his wife and how they would go through the emotions they had when he was away and it really touches you. I really liked this documentary. I hope it gets the distribution it deserves. 9/10

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Pamela Bishop

I first saw the documentary on HBO in 2003. I enjoyed it then and I enjoyed it today. It tells a wonderful story about a man whose life changed for the better in a small town, while his son lived a boring life in a small town. During the film we learn about the difficulties in getting the movie made, the problems in the relationship between the father and his son, and of course the effects of the long distance that the father had from his son. There are many parts that just make you realize that life is not what we want to think it is. When I see what a father does for his son, I just think that what they do is more important than how they came to be together, and we all know that sometimes that is the truth. All I can say is "thank you!"

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Marilyn

This is a wonderful film, not just for the people who work in the movie industry, but for anyone who has ever felt that they were different and wanted to find their place in the world. I saw this film in my class at UCLA and I was amazed by the story of the film. It's not a documentary, it's a very personal story. I had never heard of this film until I went to the local library and found a copy of the DVD. I can't wait to see it again.

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Joshua B.

I really liked the film, and the director did a good job. I think the film is in line with what is going on in America today. I was glad to see a real documentary about the situation in the 'hood, although there are a lot of inaccurate stories. I think this movie is a good example of what is going on in the streets of America, but it is not quite right. I think the filmmaker is about to go too far with the way he portrays the hood, and it's going to be a real difficult film to pull off.

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Jonathan R.

While it was very entertaining to see "Dianne", I'm glad I didn't see the movie in 3-D. I was afraid the 3-D would make the movie seem over-saturated with 3-D effects. At least the movie's pace was good. I was wondering if the movie would get too convoluted. I liked the description of the "good" in the film and how it relates to what we see in the movie. It was a bit confusing that the movie was released so late, but I guess people are getting too excited about 3-D and other special effects. The movie is really just about these two people. But you can see what the movie is really about. It was just a really interesting story.

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Kevin Gutierrez

When I started to watch the documentary I was so happy that I wanted to see it, and I am glad that I did. It is a great documentary about three rock stars and a young kid. Although this is about three rock stars, the documentary tells that it is just a documentary. The interviews are very well done, the photographer, David Norgren, is really nice, and the camera work is very good. The scenes are very nice and the documentary itself is really enjoyable. In my opinion it is a must see for rock fans. If you have seen the documentary before, I recommend you to see it again. It is really cool.

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Bobby

This is a great, insightful film that will inspire you. You will learn about the myth of two brothers who believed that they were one person. Their brother William Forrest (C. Thomas Howell) was a famous and wealthy man, and his brother David (Kevin Spacey) was a famous and wealthy man. William (Donald Sutherland) was very religious, and would only go to church for two hours. He believed that the Son of God came and healed his wounds. He never took any medicine or anything that would be given to him. When David (Kevin Spacey) died, William and his brother became obsessed with finding the right person to carry on his legacy. David (Kevin Spacey) was one of the most highly educated people in the world, and could write on the back of a napkin. He had an IQ of 135, and had degrees in philosophy, theology, and mathematics. However, when David went to a religious meeting, the brother William (Donald Sutherland) made him confess to his sins. David said that he felt that he had failed his family and friends. William stated that he could never forgive himself for not giving his brother enough attention. When David died, William and his brother started trying to find someone to carry on David's legacy. They visited the best and brightest students in the world, who claimed that David was the reincarnation of their deceased brother. William and his brother asked their best friend to take them to him. At the hospital, William found a door in a bathroom that had been locked for years. They entered the room, and William asked the doctor (Matthew McConaughey) if he could see David. The doctor said that David was not a patient at that time. William then explained to the doctor that he had found a room in the hospital that he could fit in and use the bathroom. However, the doctor and William were in the middle of an argument, and could not go to the bathroom. Eventually, William and his brother were able to have a meeting with the doctor, who was a very wealthy man. William and his brother explained that the doctor was one of the wealthiest men in the world. The doctor, David, and his brother agreed that they were going to live life as a family. William and his brother agreed to marry David and start a family. As William and David began living as a family, David was able to stay with William and his brother. David felt that he could not stay with William and his brother, and so he left. They had no money. However, David found a job that allowed him to

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Christine K.

A truly amazing documentary that deserves a lot more attention than it gets. A film that should be shown to everyone in school and college as a must-see. This film is a must-see for anyone who is interested in the history of the American west. It is not an easy film to watch, but it is well worth the time and effort.

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Adam B.

It is about a man, that was an accomplished musician, who left the music world in 1979 to become a world traveler. During that time, he left behind an incredible record of sorts, and it is now found and shared in some way or another, and you can be sure it will be found again. The film is mostly about a group of people, that were his friends, and who knew him. This is not a great film by any means, but it is very fascinating, and informative. The subject matter of the film is very much a subject matter, that is not suitable for children. There are some scenes in this film, that are a bit disturbing. This film is a collection of his music, and the people who knew him, and some of his friends. It is not a film for those who are easily offended. Also, there are some really graphic scenes in this film, that some people may find disturbing. If you like this film, I recommend it.

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Jesse L.

I watched this on a whim, in hopes of some honest conversation and a sense of the malaise that has now engulfed this country. Sadly, the movie (a poorly done documentary) didn't accomplish much. It basically portrays how today's politicians and bureaucrats are operating on the basis of racism and the lack of understanding of how they treat the poor and disenfranchised. It doesn't spend enough time on the various causes of the poverty that exist in the US today. The biggest problems it tackles are not what makes the poor poor, but rather how they get to be poor and how the system responds to them. The film does have some merit, especially with the interviews with people who were caught in the trap of the welfare system. But I was left feeling empty, cheated and cold as I left the theater. The documentary, and especially the interviews with the former welfare beneficiaries, does not paint a sympathetic portrait of the current system and its cruel and abusive results. And with the current presidential campaign, it will be interesting to see how this film does during the primaries. The current Administration needs to understand the impact of the welfare system on the poor, and how it negatively affects them. If this movie can put a dent in the current situation, I'm going to give it a good review.

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Adam

In 1982, the theater of Jericho, Ohio was a drama as well as a boxing arena. On November 2, 1982, John Conner, a champion boxer, was stopped by Cuban fighter Guillermo Jimenez. The film, written and directed by Daniel Mays, shows the dramatic events that transpired on the night of the fight. The director also uses this story to shine a light on the hatred that exists between the US and Cuba. The audience is transported to the feel of a boxing ring, the talent that lies within the ring, and the loneliness that comes with being one of the top fighters in the world. I urge all boxing fans to see this film and then see "The Last Magnificent."

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Rose S.

There are many documentaries, TV shows and films available on the subject of World War II. 'The Last Magnificent' (2011) was the first to bring the subject of this war to the screen. It is a documentary about the life of Stephen Land, a U-Boat navigator during the Battle of the Atlantic during the second world war. It also brings to light the importance of the radio to the Allied forces during the battle. The film is a good one, though it is slightly slow. It is also very informative on the subject of World War II. But the film is a bit slow and not very entertaining to watch. It is however, a very entertaining one to watch.

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George F.

This documentary on the life of rock legend Jack Casady was an enlightening and uplifting look at his seemingly random and apparently lost days. When I first heard about the film I was skeptical, however, it had a good director, interesting subjects, and good performances by the whole cast. Jack died during the filming and was buried by his family. This documentary followed him as he received hospice care, received letters from fans, and received information from the public. The film was a fascinating look at one man's life and a better understanding of the history of rock and roll. It was a little boring, but was still enjoyable. It is a must see for anyone who loves Jack Casady or knows someone who does.

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Tyler C.

Jesse uses his perspective as a stand up comedian and former athlete, to share his story. Jesse offers an eye opening look into the lives of a homeless family, who were thrown out of their home due to a medical emergency. His personal experiences led him to change his life completely. He has to say goodbye to all of his family and friends. He shares his journey through a documentary. A must see!

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Walter Shaw

This is a must see documentary about the last great book publisher in America. It is a fascinating story of a small group of people who are determined to keep the last great book publisher in business. It is a story of how a small group of people could make such a huge impact on the world. This is a great story about the power of people and the power of people to change the world. I highly recommend this movie.

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Rose

I didn't know what to expect when I watched this documentary. Was it a political documentary, or was it a heart-wrenching story of a real person? The answer to both questions is no, and in fact, the movie is more of a chronicle of Jeremiah's life and death than it is a political story. The documentary is extremely moving, it was difficult to watch at times, but in the end, I learned a lot about a person that I never knew. I was reminded of that someone I had met, or that someone I had known. I am very glad I watched this, and am praying that it inspires people to watch it.

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Tyler Kennedy

I didn't like all the movies of Tommy Lee Jones. Some of them were great and I'm not a big fan of his. But then I found a few movies, like Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Star Wars, that he was absolutely brilliant. And I found these two movies, Straight Up and M:I, to be an epic and memorable tribute to a true patriot, and to the self-sacrificing and sublime love of a country that does not make it easy for one to make it to the top of it's government, but it is there for the good of the people. These movies will make you cry and you'll know how much of a warrior this man really was, and how he did what he had to do to survive in a country that didn't take him seriously as a leader of a nation. A lot of the people who hated this movie were guys that I'm sure don't watch the news very often. They just couldn't deal with a person who had the guts to say the things that the US military was doing to the people in Iraq. This movie should be shown to the schools, to give them an accurate picture of what the US military is doing in Iraq. It is even going to be used in military training exercises. To make the people understand what is going on there, the military will have to be attacked, and this movie should make them understand why. I think it is going to make the US military defend the troops against the attacks made against them. I have to say, the movie is touching and heart-wrenching, and it is a must see for all the patriotic people.

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Richard

After watching this movie I wanted to give it a try. I watched it with one other person and the second person said "That was very moving." And that was exactly what I expected. I was very impressed with the way this movie was shot. The actors and actresses all looked very professional. I am amazed at the way they managed to capture the feel of the time period. One scene reminded me of a scene in A Star is Born. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of wrestling.

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Jason Wallace

When I heard that I had to see this film, I wasn't sure how I was going to react. It is one of the films that I am always looking forward to seeing, and I am really glad that I did. I am really glad to have a film like this to show people that they should all be aware of the dangers of motorcyclists, especially those that have had the opportunity to use their motorcycle to protect themselves from harm. I am so glad that more people know about this tragic situation, and that it is being talked about by the media. It makes me sad that we are not seeing more people like Elijah with respect to his brother. It really does make me sad. The people that would rather use their bike to cause harm rather than to protect themselves are still out there. The people that are going to hurt themselves or get hurt doing it are still out there. It is good that this film is going to make people aware of the dangers of motorcyclists, as well as the people that should be using their bike to protect themselves. Thank you, Aimee Smith, for this incredible film.

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Arthur

The last magnificent is a documentary that tells the story of how the great architect of the twentieth century, Le Corbusier, died. It is a testament to the strength of his work and the influence it had on the world. I would have to say that it is one of the most fascinating documentaries I have ever seen. The documentary covers the history of Le Corbusier, his life, his work and the influence he had on the architecture of the world. It is a fascinating look at a man who is still remembered today, even though his work has been completely destroyed. The documentary is very well done, the cinematography is stunning and the documentary is very well made. It is well worth watching, even if you are not a fan of architecture or Le Corbusier.

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Henry

I am a huge fan of Jeremiah Tower and was very excited to see this documentary. This film is very well done, and is very inspiring. The people of the United States are very different than the rest of the world. I hope this documentary will be a great influence on other countries to make their own films. This film is very inspirational and I encourage everyone to watch it.

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Albert Hernandez

This is a wonderful documentary on a very special subject. The film is beautifully produced, with some truly moving moments and scenes, but it also has a series of incredibly sad, yet still incredibly moving scenes. It's fascinating how, for example, the documentary has captured this moment when Dr. Jean-Marie Gasson, a French psychoanalyst, was arrested in 1981 for the murder of his wife and child. He appears as a young man, a man who seemed to be totally committed to the profession, but who was profoundly troubled by the grief of the loss of his family. The scene when he's escorted away from the police station is particularly moving. It shows the loss of his wife and child in such a raw and horrific way. The documentary also has some great interviews with some of his students, and many of the things they had to endure during their treatment, along with the frequent violent outbursts of Dr. Gasson, give an extremely harrowing and tragic sense of what it must have been like to deal with a patient like this. The documentary also ends with a beautifully felt touching and devastating scene, when Dr. Gasson is giving a lecture to a class of psychoanalysts in which he discusses his own story, and how his own mental illness came to be. In this lecture, he begins to talk about what he's learned from the case of Dr. Gasson, and how he's learned to forgive and move on. The documentary shows that sometimes it's very difficult to forgive, even when the person in question is a criminal and is still living a life of crime, and to forgive someone who you know is a criminal and still living a life of crime is one of the most difficult and, at times, most difficult things to do. This is a very important lesson, and a powerful one, and I think it's a lesson that many people need to learn.

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Steven R.

I really enjoyed this documentary and have to say that many people have been expecting this kind of subject matter and never really delivered. The biggest disappointment to me, is that the film had so many strong points that it just became a bit overlong. It is important that there is no single point of view because there is so much to cover. This film could have been condensed to an hour, but it just did not live up to my expectations. My only recommendation would be that you make sure you are not expecting a Hollywood type of documentary. It is important to look at what went on during the years that this happened, and that is important because the consequences of this, are still being felt today. The impact of this time in history will never be erased from history. It is important to remember that there were many people who supported this and felt that it was a positive step in the right direction. This is not a film for everybody. It is a must see for people who are in the minority and those who are already affected by the issues of the time. You will be very disappointed if you don't like this documentary. This is not a typical Hollywood type documentary that has the same format as the old documentaries. I think this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen in my life.

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Jerry H.

I was just recently made aware that the Nicholas Hytner Documentary was made to promote the merits of The Last Magnificent. I was also made aware of the recently released "6th Sense" which was released on the same day. The film "The Last Magnificent" is directed by Derek Cianfrance who directed "Edge of Seventeen" and "Cabin Fever". The film tells the story of the one and only Nicholas Hytner (played by Daniel Craig) and his unique friendship with Ralph Lauren. Both actors are the perfect choice for the roles. Both are American models who became wealthy thanks to their friendship with one another and their business. The film is not just about clothes, although the majority of the film is focused on that aspect. There are also many other aspects to the story which also make this movie a highly engaging experience. For example, the ending that is set up just moments before the film begins will have you wondering what happens in the film's final moments. The filmmakers did a great job of showing both sides of the story which is a testament to their talent. I think the next film that this director will make will be about the Hollywood studio system which is already showing some signs of collapse. I look forward to the next film.

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Zachary B.

I loved the trailer for this movie. It showed all the great scenes that I would love to see in the movie. I never watched the movie, but I am so glad I did! I have always been a fan of great screenwriters, so seeing this movie was a joy for me. The movie was informative and very well done. I don't want to give anything away, but I can tell you this: There is more to be told in this movie. I also love that the movie is a bit different. It is not a Hollywood film, but I will never go to see an movie about motivational speakers and how their ideas work. I have always been the same: Someone who does good things. The actors in the movie are great. There is an amazing story. The only complaint I have about the movie is that the editing was a little choppy. But, I am sure you would understand that I do not have much time to review it. I hope you enjoy this great movie.