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eBook Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey ePub

by Lorne Blair,Lawrence Blair

  • ISBN: 1561764965
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Lorne Blair,Lawrence Blair
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd; DVD Video edition (June 14, 2004)
  • ePub book: 1606 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1298 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 446

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The Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey is a series of five documentary films following the decade-long Wanderjahr of the filmmaker/sibling partnership Lorne and Lawrence Blair.

The Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey is a series of five documentary films following the decade-long Wanderjahr of the filmmaker/sibling partnership Lorne and Lawrence Blair.

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blair brothers ring of fire years ago read this book indonesian odyssey amazing journey fire an indonesian travel adventure lawrence blair lorne blair islands in indonesia bali saw cultures fascinating trip adventures lost today island. I highly recommend this adventure into a world of mystery, magic and marvel. For twenty years, I've made so many trips to Indonesia that I've lost count. But, if you rarely step beyond the crowed cities of Jawa Barat, like myself, the world described by Lawrence still came as a wonder and surprise.

Ring of Fire: an Indonesian Odyssey.

LAWRENCE BLAIR is also the author of Rythms of Vision (Destiny Books). In addition to Ring of Fire, his films appearing on international television include the prizewinning Lempad of Bali. He has appeared on television and radio on both sides of the Atlantic and has lectured in psycho-anthropology at University of California. LORNE BLAIR worked for the BBC until 1971, when he began his work as an independent filmmaker. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred of Lorne's photographs, Ring of Fire tells the story of one of the most captivating and intriguing journeys ever made

The book describes Lawrence and Lorne Blair's explorations in Indonesia in the 1970s and 1980s .

The book describes Lawrence and Lorne Blair's explorations in Indonesia in the 1970s and 1980s: headhunters, grubs for treats, leeches, visions, dragons, semi-pirates and more! Lawrence Blair's writing is witty, moving, and never fails to entertain. Lawrence relates most of their adventures from his perspective, Ring of Fire: An Indonesia Odyssey follows the brothers Blair-the intrepid and indefatigable Lawrence and Lorne-on an unforgettable journey through Indonesia. As far as travel narratives go, this one is pretty amazing.

The Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey is a series of five documentary films that documented the ten-year voyage of two filmmakers, brothers Lorne Blair and Lawrence Blair, through the world's largest and least known archipelago. Financed by Ringo Starr, the Blair Brothers arrived in Indonesia from England in 1972. One major result was the Emmy-nominated BBC/PBS television series Ring of Fire, a masterwork of modern adventure and ethnographic film. Cut from 80 hours of 16mm film in co-production with WGBH, Boston, RING OF FIRE was produced, directed and photographed by Lorne Blair and co-produced and written by Lawrence Blair.

PBS television series Ring of Fire charts the Blair brothers' 10-year sojourn through the world's largest and least-known archipelago - the islands of Indonesia. Books related to Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.

The true story behind the award-winning PBS television series Ring of Fire charts the Blair brothers' 10-year sojourn through the world's largest and least-known archipelago - the islands of Indonesia. Amid impenetrable rain forests, erupting volcanoes and startling natural beauty, the brothers have captured on film and in words one of the most captivating and intriguing explorations ever made.

Beyond the Ring of Fire: Lawrence Blair returns to a lost paradise at the outer edge . A book of the television series was published in 1988 and republished in 2010. Blair, Lawrence; Lorne Blair (1 April 1988). p. 272. ISBN 978-0-553-05232-9

Beyond the Ring of Fire: Lawrence Blair returns to a lost paradise at the outer edge of the known world eight years later in a retrospective voyage to many of the islands first visited and others never previously filmed. The making of the films. With financing from investors including the BBC and Ringo Starr, the Blair Brothers arrived in Indonesia from England in 1972. A digitally remastered DVD was released in 2003. ISBN 978-0-553-05232-9. "Lorne Blair in Bali".

Comments

Ceck Ceck
I highly recommend this adventure into a world of mystery, magic and marvel. For twenty years, I've made so many trips to Indonesia that I've lost count. But, if you rarely step beyond the crowed cities of Jawa Barat, like myself, the world described by Lawrence still came as a wonder and surprise. This is the real Indonesia, a land where the material and spiritual intermingle; where one's feet can be planted firmly on the earth while his "head" truly is in the clouds. Even in the crowded streets of Jakarta or Bandung, though, there is a subtle undercurrent that life is not all it appears.

Please, if you are considering purchasing this book; do so. It is engrossing, trapping you in a world that you will not want to leave. Lawrence's prose is rich with vivid experience, color and humor. Told better than any fictional tale.

I'll leave it to you to reach the last page where the implied image of Hanuman, the monkey warrior and supreme devotee of Lord Rama, as told in the epic Ramayana, and so popular in Indonesia, brings a fitting close to a grand physicial and spiritual adventure. Experience it while you can. As I write this in comfort in Jakarta, sadly I see it is an Indonesia that is too quickly disappearing into the past.
grand star grand star
I was amazed at the quality of the dvds as the origional filming was done in the seventies on an 18 mm camera.It covers an amazing journey by two filmmaker brothers, with no compass etc an quite a dangerous trip it was, well done to the people who made these dvds from that old film.I read the book first and on a recent trip to Bali we met Lawrence Blair at the breakfast station at our hotel,what a figure to see this tall handsome gentle man with a patch over one eye and a parrot on his shoulder WOW, definitely the best part of the holiday.He was easy to talk to and because of this I bought the DVD set from Amazon, I would seriously encourage one and all to get it
Ganthisc Ganthisc
I lived in Indonesia for a year and really enjoyed it. These guys spent 10 years doing it. Amazing!

This adventure is now available on DVD with a slight improvement in quality.

There is a fifth program in which one of the brothers returns to Indonesia acting as guide to a bunch of tourist. It's really not worth the effort.

The first four are real jewels. They will leave you envying their adventure.
Zainn Zainn
I'm not sure if every detail is true, but given they documented it on film for a BBC documentary, I'm sure that most of it can be backed up. I love this book and have recommended it to anyone who loves travel, adventure, cultural experiences and anyone who has ever dreamed of getting truly off the beaten track. For those who love Indonesia, you will also love this book.. and for anyone who hasn't been, it will be high on your list!
Lonesome Orange Kid Lonesome Orange Kid
This is defintely my favourite book, and I am a prolific reader. There is not much I can add to the several eloquent reviews here except that this is true adventure: Swaying palms, smouldering volcanoes, intrepid travel, "lost" cultures. The list goes on. Most importantly the writing is non formulaic and from the outset evokes the wonder of Indonesia. Definitely treat yourself to the DVD set which is vintage National Geographic and early David Attenborough! Both the book and the DVD set are available in most book stores in Bali should you not be able to purchase on Amazon.[[ASIN:B0001I54S4 Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey]
Blueshaper Blueshaper
The Blair brothers track their amazing journey through unknown parts of Indonesia and share views of cultures that are disappearing from the earth. After all these years, these are videos I will watch over and over. If you like documentaries of distant and unusual places, this is for you.
Valawye Valawye
This is a simply incredible set of documentaries culled from film footage two brothers amassed during years of living and traveling in remote regions of Indonesia including Bali and Borneo in the 70's. I was really fascinated by this. I discovered it only recently thanks to a YouTube video of a clip from one of the films about a "healer" they meet who apparently develops supernatural abilities from "meditation every day". Mysteriously, much of what I saw on YouTube doesn't appear in the actual documentary so I'm at a loss as to where that came from...I would really like to see as much of this adventure as I can get my hands on. One caveat: this set comes with a "Return to..." DVD which shows much more contemporary footage of some of the same areas the filmmakers visited 35 years ago. This was extremely depressing as the tourist industry has irrevocably changed them and in my opinion, only for the worse. The native people are outnumbered by westerners with backpacks and water bottles and contact has turned the beaches into resorts and the islands into gift shops. Where the filmmakers originally spent weeks on the deck of a battered ship watching for pirates, sleeping with cockroaches, and subsisting on rice, you now see people fly into a modern airport, collect their luggage, and catch a cab. Gone is the mystery, bold risk, and adventure, only to be replaced by a staged tour of native stereotypes, phony tribal ceremonies, and camcorder memories of the hyper-real. An unfortunate, if predictable, ending to a daring saga.
I read this book on the way home from Bali. Although I had thought our trip to Bali was exotic, this book made our adventures in Bali seem quite tame. It provided a glimpse into the rich history and traditions of Indonesia. Would recommend to travelers to Indonesia, prior to or during their trip, to add to their Indonesian cultural experience.