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post #241 of 362

Will see this tonight. Thanks.

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The Queen of Versailles
Unbelievably you end up feeling sorry for them.
post #242 of 362
I watched a short documentary on hg wells on my flight back from London today, I don't remember the name but its narrated by Ridley Scott. Very intriguing documentary, it seemed shorter than it should have been but still worth seeing.
post #243 of 362
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The Island President. Worth seeing.

This guy is a better president that 99.9% of world leaders.


post #244 of 362
Just watched freaconomics,interesting....Anyone else watch it and read the book? Does the book have more studies? Is it basically the same thing?
post #245 of 362
The book goes way more in depth, but the movie actually covers several things that are not in the book, even the revised edition.

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post #246 of 362
another +1 for the bill cunningham documentary.

man is a legend and im so glad to see he is so active and healthy at that age; his passion for his job is probably what keeps him so alive (literally and figuratively).
post #247 of 362
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"The Dust Bowl" - this may be Ken Burn's finest work. Burns likes to use photographs in his work which he pans, the quality, depth and emotion of these photos is extraordinary.


post #248 of 362
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"The Dust Bowl" - this may be Ken Burn's finest work. Burns likes to use photographs in his work which he pans, the quality, depth and emotion of these photos is extraordinary.



Inspiring, yes. but have you seen this Documentary?


post #249 of 362
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^^ smile.gif - great mocking of the way he uses pics

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ESPN 30 for 30 on Sat.... can't wait to see this one

"You Don't Know Bo" ( December 8, 2012)
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Bo Jackson hit 500 ft. home runs, ran over linebackers, and—for a short period—he was the best athlete we had ever seen. You Don’t Know Bo takes a closer look at the man and marketing campaign that shaped his legacy. More than 20 years later, myths and legends still surround the famously press shy athlete, and his impossible feats still capture our collective imagination.
post #250 of 362
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Mother of God. Unbelievable what lengths people go for this. A woman with 800 piercings? Very interesting behind the scenes look at how Guinness employees do their job.

Inside Guinness World Records (ITV1 London)
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First of a two-part journey across the globe, meeting the extraordinary people who can call themselves Guinness World Record holders. From Chandra Dangi, the world's new smallest man, to Sultan Kosen, the tallest; from Elaine Davidson, the world's most pierced woman to Alain Robert, the French Spiderman, the book of Guinness World Records is alive with the extremes of human endeavour. Made with exclusive access to Guinness World Records' adjudicators, the engrossing documentary tells the stories of the people behind the records and discovers what drives them to become world record holders.
post #251 of 362

I hope everyone got to see the 30 for 30 on Bo Jackson, if you didn't, you missed out.

post #252 of 362
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^^ It was spectacular. For those who never say him, this guy had 'the best there ever was' almost written in cement. I remember watching that play where he got hurt.

Another superb ESPN Films documentary is "The Marinovich Project". If you don't know Todd Marinovich, he was a prodigy quarterback. He played HS ball about the same time I did so I watched his HS career closely. The guy broke the all time HS passing record. It went bad for him. Great documentary.
post #253 of 362
Thanks for recommending "jiro dreams of sushi" - I liked it a lot, beautiful pictures and interesting insights into the culture..
post #254 of 362
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Very interesting documentary on PBS

PBS Independant Lens:

Park Avenue: Money Power and the American Dream


It chronicles the idea that America is the most upwardly mobile country in the world.


post #255 of 362
The Last Play at Shea!!

Good stuff!
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