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Must See Documentaries

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Well-Known Member

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    The glaring difference between undercover police officers and this guy is that when police authorize money they recoup it. From my count Brugger put 135k euros in the pocket of a shady passport dealer and his equally suspect Liberian lawyer, and 15m Central African francs in the hands of an oppressive mine owner/corrupt politician.

    The only worth beneficiary of this documentary was Sumeet, Indian match tycoon.
     
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  2. idfnl

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    I don't believe most money transacted in undercover operations is recouped. My understanding is, to build a case, you make multiple deals. In most cases unless you make a bust right away that money is gone within hours.

    I understand and respect your point, though. My counter is that to expose the behavior you needed to bait a hook. With these roaches you need to flash cash for them to leave the shadows. I would also suggest its a not even a fraction of a drop in the bucket. And remember, he was risking his life.

    While the middle man getting him credentials did profit, his name is mud now. I'm sure, given the choice, he wouldn't trade the money for anonymity.
     
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  3. idfnl

    idfnl Well-Known Member

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    Being Liverpool - This is like Hard Knocks for soccer, not as good but enjoying it....


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    Awesome.. ESPN 30 for 30 is back!

    Watched ep 1 - "Broke" about athletes that go broke after retirement.

    Love this series.
     
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    Until The Light Takes Us is a really interesting doc on Netflix. Just a bunch of odd Norwegian black metal guys telling their story about the start of black metal. Great sound track and beautifully shot
     
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    Something good and new out there, need an little update :)
     
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    Just watched ep 2 and 3 of ESPN 30 for 30.

    '9.79' was about Ben Johnson

    'There's no Place Like Home' is about bringing the rules of basketball written by Naismith to Kansas

    Both are excellent episodes
     
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    180 Degrees South. Follows one man's journey from California to Patagonia, Chile. The same journey the founder of Patagonia clothing line and a friend made in the 60's. Good movie.
     
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    It's not new but Encounters At the Edge of the World is excellent.
     
  10. Hampton

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    Cocaine Cowboys 1 & 2 (1 is better)
     
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    Ken Burns Prohibition and if you love baseball check out his 18 and a half hour Baseball documentary. Well actually anything from Ken Burns is worth watching.

    Also, Grand Prix: The Killer Years, its a very emotional documentary but very in depth with lots of graphic footage
     
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    This is why I started the thread. Great rec. Would have never heard about it. Thanks man.
     
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    Both big time thumbs up.

    If you are into grand prix... see Senna.
     
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    Haha I just bought it and Steve McQueen's Le Mans, I haven't had time to watch them yet.
     
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    Le Mans is a classic.

    See James Gardner is Grand Prix, its brilliant. Brilliant. Better than Grand Prix, actually, but in a different way.
     
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    No problem. Also, like someone posted earlier, everyone needs to check out Cocaine Cowboy's. The first one is fantastic, the second one I didn't really care for. Rakontour makes some really good documentaries. They did Broke and The U for ESPN's 30 for 30, the Cocaine Cowboy's movies, and Square Grouper. They are a quality documentary group.
     
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    Didnt know they were connected, but makes total sense now. Wow. Fascinating.
     
  18. CodyNC

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    Actually it was watching Garner's Grand Prix that got m motivated to watch The Killer Years documentary
     
  19. idfnl

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    Its gone full circle, then. :nodding:
     
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