HOW DO I ARRIVE AT THESE RATINGS?
When I watch these documentaries, I take several factors into consideration. First and foremost, the content. How accurate and informative is it? Is it concise and organized, or all over the place?
Is the subject at hand presented in a serious manner? Or in a frivolous or sensational tabloid style? Does it all make sense and by watching this particular video, will the audience come away better informed, misinformed or propagandized?
What are the production values like? Professionally produced or slapped together? Ultimately, will it be a “WOW!” or “There goes an hour plus of my life I won’t get back.”
Mind you, all these ratings are from my own point of view and opinion. So please take them as you will. As Charles Fort wrote: “In measuring a circle, one begins anywhere.”
To create this rating system, I turned to the master himself.
All the quotes below are from Charles Fort’s “Book of the Damned”
Five Charley’s –
“This is one of the profoundly damned. ”
Four Charley’s –
“Some of them are corpses, skeletons, mummies, twitching, tottering, animated by companions that have been damned alive.”
Three Charley’s –
”They’ll go by, like you could, arm-in-arm with the spirit of anarchy.”
Two Charley’s –
“There are giants that will walk by, though sound asleep”
One Charley –
“It’s like looking for a needle that no one ever lost in a haystack that never was.”
Pulling Your Leg Charley!
To Find Out More About Charles Fort:
Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural
(Best of the lot.)
By Jim Steinmeyer – 2008
Politics of the Imagination: The Life, Work and ideas of Charles Fort
By Colin Bennet – Forward by John Keel -2002
Charles Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained
By Damon Knight – 1970
Charles Fort’s Books:
The Complete Books Of Charles Fort
(The Book of the Damned, Lo! Wild Talents, New Lands)
Introduction by Damon Knight
Dover Press – 1974
The Outcast Manufacturers
(Kindle Edition only.)
Fort wrote 10 novels, this was the only one that was ever successfully published. The year was 1910.