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Viva Amiga (2017)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 7 January 2017 (USA)
In a world of green on black, they dared to dream in color. 1985: An upstart team of Silicon Valley mavericks created a miracle: the Amiga computer. A machine made for creativity. For games... See full summary »

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In a world of green on black, they dared to dream in color. 1985: An upstart team of Silicon Valley mavericks created a miracle: the Amiga computer. A machine made for creativity. For games, for art, for expression. Breaking from the mold set by IBM and Apple, this was something new. Something to change what people believed computers could do. 2016: The future they saw isn't the one we live in now. Or is it? From the creation of the world's first multimedia digital art powerhouse, to a bankrupt shell sold and resold into obscurity, to a post-punk spark revitalized by determined fans. Viva Amiga is a look at a digital dream and the freaks, geeks and geniuses who brought it to life. And the Amiga is still alive. Written by Watch_Movies

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"Viva Amiga" is inspired
16 January 2017 | by bcahlamerSee all my reviews

Zachary Weddington's "Viva Amiga" is an exceptional documentary about the Amiga computer. Although it's heyday was in the 1980's, there are fans even today that are still modifying the software and running these revolutionary devices.

Spanning the globe to find those who worked on the original product, their passion, and rightfully so, their disappointment is revealed. When scales of economy ruled the day at Apple and Microsoft, this device, similar to the Commodore 64, tried its level best to enter a general market that just wasn't ready for it. Don't tell that to the legions of global fans who, much like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, were toying with their Amiga computers in their garages.

"Viva Amiga" is as much about the people who worked on the product as much as it is of the fans. Weddington's passion is on full display.

I cannot recommend "Viva Amiga" enough.


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