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Must See Documentaries

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

  1. runner-guy

    runner-guy Distinguished Member

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    "Restrepo" was one of the docs I've seen in years.
     


  2. Gradstudent78

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    Winnebago man was pretty good and worth a watch.
     


  3. youngScholar

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    Inside Job is the only recent documentary I would consider really "must see."

    More generally, anything by Adam Curtis (Pandora's Box in particular, but also The Century of the Self, The Power of Nightmares, and The Trap)

    The stuff by Errol Morris is good, as is Herzog's work.

    A personal favorite is The Mindscape of Alan Moore.

    Exit Through the Gift Shop was good, but isn't really about Banksy per se.
     


  4. delakingois

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    Burma VJ
    The most dangerous man in America
     


  5. Jerome

    Jerome Distinguished Member

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    Some stuff I have enjoyed- on the net- in recent years:

    Charles Bukowski-doku:
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    Motörhead-doku:
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    An ex-SS man (footage from the 70s):


    Very good: 'Why they voted Hitler' (in German only):
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  6. Gus

    Gus Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I saw a review on TV this morning for Bill Cunningham. He is the NYTimes photographer. The original street blogger and Satorialist.
     


  7. esswhykay

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    "Restrepo" was one of the docs I've seen in years.
    Agreed. To their credit, it's some sort of skill to make a war documentary so forgettable.
     


  8. L.R.

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    Haven't watched this yet, but looks interesting.

    AlJazeera Doc on fast food:

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    I saw a review on TV this morning for Bill Cunningham. He is the NYTimes photographer. The original street blogger and Satorialist.

    His film began playing in San Francisco on the 8th, at the Embarcadero Center cinema.

    Meetup? [​IMG]
     


  10. Pilot

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    God grew tired of us. Really eye opening. Somewhat feel good, funny, and sad all at the same time.
     


  11. Lord-Barrington

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    The First Saturday in May. Great documentary for anyone interested in horse racing.
     


  12. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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  13. Sebastian_Flyte

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    if you like comic books, In Search of Steve Ditko is A+. Crumb: A+ Capturing the Friedmans: A+ Louie Bluie: A+ for blues/jazz fans Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Valentino, The Last Emperor: A if you're into fashion The Kid Stays in the Picture: A (but the book is A++) The September Issue: A for fashion fans Dark Days: A Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton: A Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired: B+ Waking Sleeping Beauty: B+ Michael Jackson's This Is It: B Joan Rivers, A Piece of Work: B New York Doll: B- The Cove: B-
     


  14. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Valentino, The Last Emperor: A if you're into fashion
    The Kid Stays in the Picture: A (but the book is A++)


    Both excellent
     


  15. Lord-Barrington

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    Velentino was really interesting. A lot deeper than I expected, especially the exploration of the work/personal relationship between Valentino and his bf.
     


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