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Favorite documentaries?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Connemara, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. HomerJ

    HomerJ Well-Known Member

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    Autobiography?

    Off the top of my head I enjoyed Hoop Dreams. Crumb. Up.
     
  2. Get Smart

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    another one I liked a lot was Rize
     
  3. GoSurface

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    Blue Planet series.
     
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    A Y Well-Known Member

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    another one I liked a lot was Rize

    I forgot about that one. +1.

    --Andre
     
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    Modulations, a brief history of electronica that came out in the late 90s.

    from recent memory, this little gem that i found while looking for footage of Steve Reich on YouTube:



    -Jeff
     
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    I've been enjoying Simon Schama's "A History of Britain" series. Obviously it's just a survey, but it is nicely produced and well-narrated.

    His "Power of Art" series is also outstanding.
     
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    The last good one I watched, discounting history stuff, was "New York Doll."
     
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    Where Eagles Dare!
    The Thin Blue Line
    Hoop Dreams
    Kon-Tiki
    Le Monde Du Silence
    The Man Who Skied Down Everest
    Buena Vista Social Club
    Fog Of War
    Dark Days
    Children Underground
    Murderball

    And from my favorite documentarian of all:
    Bells from the Deep: Faith and Superstition in Russia
    The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
    Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (not directed by Herzog, but starring him, and his shoe)
     
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    When We Were Kings
    The War Room
    Triumph of the Will
     
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    Don't know how I forgot the previously-mentioned "Blue Planet" and "Buena Vista."

    Also "Planet Earth" the BBC version. And on Blu-Ray...
     
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    Fugazi Instrument

    Ice cream eating motherfucker.

    I loved this documentary. The high school interview and the live footage were top notch.
     
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    And the Band Played On (though I'm not sure the movie was totally historically accurate)



    b
     
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    Hoop Dreams

    When I was in high school, one of the main subjects of the documentary started working there as a security card, totally without any fanfare. Blew my mind grapes.
     
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    I caught The Fog of War one night late on the History Channel. Enjoyed it, may have to check it out again sometime.

    +1 I own it on DVD
     
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    Capturing the Friedmans. Check it out if you have not seen it.
     
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    +10 I really enjoyed it and the soundtrack was great.
     
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    Lots of wildlife-themed BBC documentaries with Attenborough.

    The only other one I can think of right now is Herzog's Grizzly Man.
     
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