Holes in My Shoes
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I highly recommend it to everyone!
Even if your not a native NYer like myself, you will find this highly entertaining and rewarding. RIP Jack Beers. You have inspired so many even to this day!!!
Jack Beers was a very amazing guy. He put his all into his life, succeeding at all the various things he tried. I had never heard of him but apparently he is a famous and much admired figure in New York city and elsewhere, and this film shows why.
Never have I seen anyone with so much enthusiasm for life as this man showed. Even at 94, he was talking animatedly about all he had done, keeping a running dialog going about all the amazing things he accomplished and did.
His greatest accomplishment was shortening the length of World War 2 by inventing machinery that shortened the time required to make atomic bombs. Our boys were dying by the thousands overseas in the war, and whoever made the atomic bomb first would win. It was that simple. But the time frame for producing the weapon was going to be over a year, and during that time the terrible war would be going on, with millions dying. Enter the hero, Jack Beers, the greatest structural engineer in the country and probably the world. And he was self taught.
The list of Jack's accomplishments is long, including over 200 films that Jack appeared in, including seven Woody Allen movies. What an incredible man he was, and this tells his story looking back on his life from the vantage point of the age of 94.
After watching this, all inertia seemed to melt from my body and I now have a renewed interest in life, and making it all it can be. This is terribly inspiring and moving and shows what one person can make of his life.
This won several awards for best documentary. I do feel everyone should see this. And, let's not forget, the United States of America offers the same opportunites to everyone, even a dirt poor immigrant kid like Jack was, with holes in his shoes.
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Well done documentary on the life of a truly remarkable man. Highly recommend it for anyone interested in people and why their lives end up as they do.Published 2 months ago by Caitlyn Bell
If you love NYC, it's history and buildings and/or a story of a versitle self made person, you will love this movie.Published 2 months ago by Helen Frey