Favorite documentaries?

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  1. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    Helvetica.

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    The Other Side of the River was pretty interesting.
     
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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.
     
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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    On this we can agree. I give it 11 stars.

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    Surprised we've had not Chomsky entries yet.
     
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    40 year old virgin

    Autobiography?

    Off the top of my head I enjoyed Hoop Dreams. Crumb. Up.
     
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    another one I liked a lot was Rize
     
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    Blue Planet series.
     
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    another one I liked a lot was Rize

    I forgot about that one. +1.

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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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