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Hospital (1970) Film of the Week #294

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Hospital (1970) Film of the Week #294

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Film of the Week #294: Hospital (1970)

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Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery of health care.

#521 on 1000<400, with 206 checks.
Nominated by 72allinncallme, Cocoa, and joachimt.
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#521(NEW) Hospital (1970)
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Directed by: Frederick Wiseman
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One of the better Wiseman's I've seen. The style really lends itself well to the subject here - you get to see ample mundanity puncuated with chaos, and really feel like you're in the hospital. A very cool film.
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Hospital is a fine movie. But while people are here, I'd like to highly recommend a similar doc: The Waiting Room, which is about Highland Hospital in Oakland.
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OMG, the guy who
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vomits! I can't continue watching this. :yucky:
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joachimt wrote: August 20th, 2019, 6:39 am OMG, the guy who
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vomits! I can't continue watching this. :yucky:
Did you finish it? It would be a shame if you broke your streak of seeing every film of the week. I don't think anyone else has done that.
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blocho wrote: August 20th, 2019, 2:24 pm
joachimt wrote: August 20th, 2019, 6:39 am OMG, the guy who
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vomits! I can't continue watching this. :yucky:
Did you finish it? It would be a shame if you broke your streak of seeing every film of the week. I don't think anyone else has done that.
I paused it and went on later. Got 20 minutes left.
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Btw, Cocoa and Armoreska are both at 293/294 as well and also need to see Hospital. I think we are the only three though.
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I am disgusted right now by something unrelated to this, so I guess it's the perfect day for me to start watching this. :lol:


*A few hours later*
...I watched it and wasn't impressed. It felt like a mess in terms of not transitioning well between unrelated random scenes that mostly always start out during the middle of an interaction. The sound quality wasn't too great as you can sometime pick up on stuff that's happening off-screen. Most of the scenes were boring. A bunch of scenes felt like they went on for far too long. I could relate to a few of the staff at the hospital a little bit because interviewing clients that keep talking and talking after they already answered the question and you need to move on to the next question or when they don't answer the question in full and you keep having to redirect them -_- There were also a few staff that I hope I never get as doctors.
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