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#1 Mr. Not

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 04:06 PM

What are some good ones? Which have you seen lately?

I've been watching a lot by Louis Theroux. If you already have a basic knowledge on the subject of the documentary you probably won't learn a thing  but rather experience it. Or at least, that's been my experience so far.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

I remember praising Theroux on here a while back.  I love his style, he's done some really interesting shit over the years as well.   Deathrow prisoners, Westboro charmers (most hated family in US) are two corkers that spring to mind.  Has he finished up?  Haven't seen anything new for a while now.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:24 PM

A few years ago, I watched this documentary from the mid '90s called Hoop Dreams. It's as long as a feature length movie (171 minutes), but it's probably one of my favorite documentaries. It follows these two African American teenagers over the span of 4 years as they get recruited by a high school with a great basketball program and their dreams of making it into the NBA. It's often quoted by movie critics as one of the best documentaries of all time; Roger Ebert went far as to naming it the best film of the '90s.

To be honest, I've never watched any of Louis Theroux's documentaries, but I think I'll make time to watch one of his works later this week.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:42 PM

Showtime has been killing it with their documentaries lately:

U2 - From The Sky Down
History of the Eagles
Richard Pryor Omit The Logic
Springsteen And I

Speaking of Showtime, I saw a documentary on their sister channel, TMC, that's really good about a handful of years ago.  It's called The Last Mogul The Life And Times Of Lew Wasserman.  It's a great look at the maverick behind his long tenure at Universal Pictures.

PBS has some good ones on American Masters.  I saw one on David Geffen a couple of years ago.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 12:33 AM

View Postinvisible airwave, on 10 February 2014 - 10:42 PM, said:

Showtime has been killing it with their documentaries lately:

U2 - From The Sky Down
History of the Eagles
Richard Pryor Omit The Logic

I caught these three.  Excellent.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:16 AM

View PostSteevo, on 10 February 2014 - 08:00 PM, said:

I remember praising Theroux on here a while back.  I love his style, he's done some really interesting shit over the years as well.   Deathrow prisoners, Westboro charmers (most hated family in US) are two corkers that spring to mind.  Has he finished up?  Haven't seen anything new for a while now.

He was out for a bit for one reason or another, wikipedia says family issues had to do with it. A recent photo on his facebook page shows him editing with some of the crew.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:21 AM

View PostMr. IsNot, on 11 February 2014 - 02:16 AM, said:

View PostSteevo, on 10 February 2014 - 08:00 PM, said:

I remember praising Theroux on here a while back.  I love his style, he's done some really interesting shit over the years as well.   Deathrow prisoners, Westboro charmers (most hated family in US) are two corkers that spring to mind.  Has he finished up?  Haven't seen anything new for a while now.

He was out for a bit for one reason or another, wikipedia says family issues had to do with it. A recent photo on his facebook page shows him editing with some of the crew.

Great news, thanks.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:47 PM

Also, feel free to share political documentaries so long as you don't get into the political discussion itself, just description.

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

Just saw a NHL documentary called The Last Gladiators. It follows Chris Nilan and some others in their lives after NHL. It was great.

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:44 AM

Just saw The Armstrong Lie on Redbox today.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 07:26 AM

GPS: A Global War

Path To Violence (about preventing school shootings)

We Ride (about the history of snowboarding)

KKK Beneath The Hood (self explanatory ;) )

PQ17 - An Arctic Convoy Disaster ( During WWII the soviets needed material from the west to uphold the battle against the germans. Due to fear of the german battleship Tirpitz and bad decisions in the Admiralty, the convoy was dispersed and the escort was called away, leaving the convoy alone. Tirpitz wasn't around but several nazi u-boats and bombing airplanes was, and over the next days the convoy was attacked relentlessly.)

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:20 PM

This might be considered an artsy piece of shit compared to the usual structure of documentaries but I nevertheless, I just finished watching this. It's debatable whether it should be considered a documentary or not, but alas it's commonly tagged as one.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

View PostPolarizeMe, on 19 February 2014 - 10:20 PM, said:

This might be considered an artsy piece of shit compared to the usual structure of documentaries but I nevertheless, I just finished watching this. It's debatable whether it should be considered a documentary or not, but alas it's commonly tagged as one.



Looks interesting enough. The music reminds me of a certain ultra-violent film I know of.

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:25 PM

I'll probably be watching this short later...

From what I've heard one of the interviewees is insufferable, but the rest gives good insight... Not that someone like me needs it. :lol:

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:54 PM


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:40 AM

Documentaries are probably 95% of the movies I watch today.

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:04 PM

"A Day In September" (about the 1970 Munich Olympics tragedy)

"New York Doll" (about Arthur "The Killer" Kane bass player for the "New York Dolls" one of my fav bands btw)

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:33 AM

Blackfish, about the Killer Whales at SeaWorld..very eye opening..Ive always known that shit wasnt healthy for them, but not to that extent..I will never go to one of those shows




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