Favorite documentaries?

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  1. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Up the Yangtze

    Crumb

    Jesus Camp

    Project Grizzly

    Mauvaise Conduite (Improper Conduct)

    Festival Express

    The Last Waltz

    The "UP" documentaries
     


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    The World at War (The best doc of all time?)

    The First World War

    Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark

    The Life of Mammals with David Attenborough

    Blood on the Snow - a HIGHLY recommended chronicle of the Russo-German conflict in WW2
     


  3. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Jesus Camp, Word Wars, Word Play, Fall From Grace
     


  4. unpainted huffheinz

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    I also recently watched 'Cocaine Cowboys' on the Netflix instant viewing and thought it was good. The point about how modern Miami was built by the drug trade is something that I always wondered about when I visit there.

    'Fog of War' had a big impact on me. In parts of the film I wanted to slap the shit out of McNamara, and others I just felt sorry for the guy.
     


  5. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Festival Express
    Watching this right now. Especially impressed with the Grateful Dead and Band sets. Unfortunately, someone left Robbie Robertson's mic on for some of the songs...[​IMG]
     


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    The Corporation
    Bus 174
    Jesus Camp
    With God on Our Side
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    The High Costs of Low Prices
    The Real Football Factories (The tv show, not the movie)
    Grass
    End of Suburbia

    Thats all I can think of right now, I went on a huge documentary kick awhile ago... but havent watched any lately
     


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    for my money, moore is more propogandist than filmmaker. the controversy stems from the confusion in some folks mind as to the difference between the two. in other words, i think he is not on a voyage of discovery while doing his films. his mind is made up before he ever turns on the camera. many a recent documentary suffers from this problem.
     


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    I thought When the Levees Broke was pretty moving. Ken Burns' Jazz series was great too.
     


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    Not an aficionado of any sort but I did recently enjoy A State of Mind.
     


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    I am an animal - pretty interesting

    Ganja queen- sad sad story

    dl
     


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    Ganja queen- sad sad story

    Call me nieve, but until the verdict was read, I was 100% certain it wasn't going to go that way.


    There is an HBO documentary on On Demand right now called Hard Times and Douglass High- fantastic look at how fucked the education system can be.
     


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    His "Power of Art" series is also outstanding.

    This series was excellent and a great intro to art history. I especially enjoyed the segment on JMW Turner.
     


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    I've heard nothing by great things about "Man on Wire." I hope to see it this weekend.
     


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    [​IMG]

    Find it on Netflix watch it now. Some of the stories will blow your mind. It also jump started me into watching old Miami Vice eps.


    also my favorite!
     


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