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In the near, I wish I'd been born fifteen years earlier. I would have loved to have come of age in the 60's (as opposed to turning 12 in 1970).
Further out, I run into thoughts like "I'm legally blind without my glasses. What if I got there, and couldn't see?"
Of course, this is more like me thinking 'time travel' than your actual question.
South and central American modern history
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I have also been interested in the early history of motion pictures, the people behind them and the times that produced them.
(Plus classic rock music history, I've read a few bios and seen plenty of docs and remember much of that era first-hand )
And just classic talking pictures and the eras, 1930s, 40s, and 50s that produced them, I'm branching into the silent era.
Here are two favorite documentary series' on early cinema:
This first series narrated by James Mason is my favorite.^ One reason is because it was made long enough ago to get first-hand accounts from people who were actually there making them.
If you watch only the first five minutes, ^ I bet you will never think of a silent movie the same way again; it was a genuine form of fine art, unto it's own.
The next documentary that is even more detailed I believe, (but doesn't have as many first-hand accounts,) is episode 2 of another great series: TCM's Moguls and Movie Stars.
Yes, I'm a super-nerd.
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1830 - 1945, the birth of baseball through WW2.
The 60's - Vietnam, the Kennedys and their assassinations, the rise of Muhammad Ali, the Moon Landings, Woodstock etc. It all came and went years before I was born, but I am hugely fascinated by that era.