Must See Documentaries

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  1. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Beyond good. Its a must see.
     


  2. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Tyson or man on a wire?
     


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    Mark it 8 Senior member

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    Billionaire was interesting.

    If you like watching train wrecks, see Hated: GG Allen and the Murder Junkies

    While a mockumentary, Zoo was incredibly well done if you can get past the subject matter

    I'm sure someone already mentioned Grey Gardens

    The Dancing Outlaw is pretty fascinating as well; Knoxville did a sort of remake in 2011
     


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    Man on Wire
     


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    Hampton Senior member

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    WIll see, no worries :)
     


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    BBC doc on perfume, a hobby of mine, but IMO a very well crafted doc showing the industry's range.

    3 parts I believe with 3-4 sections each.
    start here -
     


  8. Hampton

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    This is one of my best doc about fashion
     


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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    ^^^ yep, one of the better ones I've seen recently. Really found it insightful to see into Tom's vision of life, fashion, etc
     


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    ^^ The Tom Ford film is really good indeed!

    Only problem was that on 1 or 2 occasions I busted up laughing because he sounded too much like Mugatu..
     


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    Dreams With Sharp Teeth is a good doc. about sci-fi/fantasy writer Harlan Ellison. I don't care at all for the genre and I've never read a word of his writing but he's an interesting and hilarious guy.
    Another good literary doc. is Hubert Selby: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow
    Unforgivable Blackness is a great documentary about Jack Johnson. (the great heavyweight fighter, not the lame surfer frat boy douchebag who writes the same song ten thousand times.)
     


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    Joffrey Senior member

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    Two part PBS Special on Richard Nixon. Despite his flaws and watergate, I find it hard not to admire his achievements as president.
     


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    Not a documentary as such but an interesting animation based upon a lecture by Sir Ken Robinson called Changing Education Paradigms.

     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^Thanks guys, I've just filled up my Netflix queue!
     


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