Subtitle: One person's journey through the Age Of
Put a human face on this amazing period in history.
First scene describes the place she was born, her parents
and the town etc but quickly zeros in on what the state
technology at that time, then chronicles the
achievements of the next hundred plus
using her birthdays as markers, sort of a human element
yard stick to give it some perspective. "She was born in a
world without bicycles and rode a jet airliner on her 73rd
birthday, watched man walk on the moon on her
television on her 88th
(sample scene with Martelle narrating) "I just turned 65,
we all went out and looked up in the
sky, and after a few minutes, there it was. It looked like
the rest of the stars up there, except this one was
very fast. We gasped and how quickly it flew overhead.
"God damned Russians!" Bob said. "How the hell did this
happen?" (Narrator) "The way it happened was this. In
1955, the father of the Russian space program, Sergei
Pavlovich Korolev announced the Sputnik program..."
Then it covers that invention.
In addition the inventions in the below link that would be
there would also be exploration of the invention of
Coca-Cola, the original Macintosh computer, VHS video
recorder, the video game, and communication satellites.
I'm using Martel Murphy as a place holder, I'd want the
person who lived in this period whose life was the most
It would also be a sort of and oblique celebration of an
person. I like average people being one myself. They
should be celebrated
more. But mainly we'd put ourselves in her place and
through first person descriptions of these inventions and
the changes they brought, better appreciate these
incredible milestones that people actually experienced
through their eyes.
It just hit me, picture the movie Forrest Gump only as a
technology documentary but with a real person as the
protagonist. Dialog could be gleaned from different
people, there would be a note at the beginning saying
this was a dramatization but it would be based on
She doesn't have to say profound or Earth shattering
things about these events, just what real people said. "I
remember thinking what will we do with all this free
time now that we have this washing machine. I knew I'd
figure out something, as I watched the clothes splash
around and around in the foamy water."
Think I'll call Netflix or Amazon Prime. Get a budget for