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lafta
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ok so whats some good documentaries that you suggest

i just saw "the nazis: a warning from history" its like 4 hours but i was very well done, shows a side of nazis ive never seen before.
it focuses primarily on hitler and the party and how they got power and spreadout into europe.

3/8/2008 1:25:33 PM

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Fog of War

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3/8/2008 1:37:00 PM

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deliver us from evil
confessions of a superhero
grizzly man
twist of faith
American Movie

3/8/2008 1:38:05 PM

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Ken Burns

3/8/2008 1:38:52 PM

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I was about to post the exact same thing.

3/8/2008 1:39:34 PM

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Hoop Dreams
Crumb
Gates of Heaven (my favorite Errol Morris doc although Fog of War and The Thin Blue Line are fucking geat)
Don't Look Back
Afro-Punk
Our Brand Is Crisis
Grey Gardens
Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns)

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3/8/2008 1:44:27 PM

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Hoop Dreams
Spellbound
Deep Water
American Movie
Crumb
Gimme Shelter
The King of Kong
Salesman
Dark Days
Roger & Me
Dig!
Seven Up/7 Plus Seven/21 Up/28 Up/35 Up/42 Up/47 Up

3/8/2008 2:06:15 PM

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Encino Man
Meteor Man

3/8/2008 2:08:20 PM

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I never saw this, but Errol Morris' documentaries are usually very good.

His "Mr. Death" and "Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control" are pretty entertaining.

3/8/2008 2:15:34 PM

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Three solid docs that i have seen lately:

My Kid Could Paint That
Born Into Brothels
The Devil's Playground

3/8/2008 2:31:28 PM

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King of Kong was great too!

3/8/2008 2:31:55 PM

Mr. Joshua
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^^ Hell, I'd let you borrow my copy if I hadn't already loaned it out.

3/8/2008 2:32:41 PM

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i'd prolly put hoop dreams in my top 20

3/8/2008 2:35:10 PM

lafta
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how about yall post something you like and why?
its not always about top 10 lists, geeeez

3/8/2008 2:36:42 PM

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I like Gimme Shelter because nowhere else can you find footage of Mick Jagger watching someone get murdered during a Stones show.

3/8/2008 2:38:11 PM

Vulcan91
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I think my 3 favorite of all time are

Sherman's March
Roger & Me
Hoop Dreams

3/8/2008 3:03:37 PM

armorfrsleep
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The Weather Underground
Hearts and Minds (the best Vietnam documentary ever)
The Trials of Henry Kissinger
Manufacturing Consent
The Corporation (long but excellent)

3/8/2008 4:07:11 PM

lafta
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sweet, i just wasted 2 hours on king of kong, that was reallly good
so many twists and turns, too bad i didnt learn anything useful

3/8/2008 4:09:15 PM

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"^^ Hell, I'd let you borrow my copy if I hadn't already loaned it out."


I've got Spring Break this week; I'll probably end up renting it.


Quote :
"how about yall post something you like and why?
its not always about top 10 lists, geeeez"


If you're mostly looking to get useful information from documentaries, "Mr. Death" and "Fast, Cheap..." might not be the best ones to watch. Errol Morris is good at capturing character and portraying ostensibly ridiculous/ humorous subjects (a Holocaust denier, a topiary gardner, a lion tamer) sympathetically. He invented this contraption called "the Megatron" made up of about 20 different cameras to capture every minute gesture of the people he interviews.

Pretty cool.

3/8/2008 5:05:36 PM

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message_topic.aspx?topic=482822

for ref

3/8/2008 5:57:18 PM

Vulcan91
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Haha I made the exact same post in that thread. Documentary fans don't forget about http://thewolfweb.com/message_topic.aspx?topic=517393

3/8/2008 6:47:11 PM

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i am trying to break your heart
wilco recording yankee hotel foxtrot

3/8/2008 7:29:58 PM

Ronny
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Heima

Sigur Ros Documentary, mostly them playing unscheduled shows throughout their home country. Rad.

3/10/2008 12:36:26 PM

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i would have liked fog of war more if phillip glass hadn't insisted on plagiarizing himself with the score. it was downright distracting for me because i had played the piece that was listed in the credits as "original score"

but yeah, it's a great doc

[Edited on March 10, 2008 at 12:59 PM. Reason : .]

3/10/2008 12:49:54 PM

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BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE!

3/10/2008 1:10:31 PM

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
The Blair Witch Project

3/10/2008 1:25:38 PM

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I thought The Corporation was pretty one-sided and stupid. Not to say they don't make some good points, but it's so biased against corporations that the overall film just felt like propaganda to me. If you are anti-capitalism you'll probably love it though.

3/10/2008 1:32:24 PM

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Hype!

3/10/2008 1:40:13 PM

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I just watched Meeting Resistance last night. I thought it was pretty good. It is pretty much video of Iraqi insurgents discussing why they fight. All of their faces are obscured, and the story is completely their own words with no commentary. I highly recommend it.

3/10/2008 1:40:50 PM

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Who Killed the Electric Car?

3/10/2008 1:43:46 PM

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http://loosechange911.com/finalcut/

3/10/2008 1:44:37 PM

vinylbandit
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Shit...I completely forgot about My Kid Could Paint That.

3/10/2008 1:49:21 PM

lafta
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"I thought The Corporation was pretty one-sided and stupid. Not to say they don't make some good points, but it's so biased against corporations that the overall film just felt like propaganda to me. If you are anti-capitalism you'll probably love it though.
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yeah i watched like 20 minutes of that and turned it off, im not interested in seeing a biased film that ends up making you dumber, like SICKO

3/10/2008 2:09:05 PM

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helvetica

3/10/2008 2:41:41 PM

Money_Jones
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The Highlander was a documentary, and the events were filmed in real time

3/10/2008 2:48:11 PM

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Roger and Me is great.


Its hilarious how bad the town of Flint Michigan got shit on over and over.

3/10/2008 2:51:38 PM

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I'll admit that The Corporation is a bit of a polemic, and thus people who are ideologically opposed to alot of the ideas presented in it could certainly claim it is biased, but it doesnt change the fact that the film was well thought out and presented alot of material effectively. It got a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes so the vast majority of critics would probably agree.

3/10/2008 3:23:10 PM

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^ agreed. Documentaries don't have to be even-handed. I'm happy to go see another point of view so long as it is an informed perspective and I thought the Corperation did a pretty good job of this.

3/10/2008 3:30:32 PM

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The Trials of Daryl Hunt
Murder on a Sunday Morning
And Unforgivable Blackness

Jack Johnson was a bold ass dude for the early 1900s

3/10/2008 4:11:08 PM

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Crumb is one of my favorite movies period. The Devil and Daniel Johnston has prolly taken over the 2 spot for documentaries, it has a lot of replay value.

3/10/2008 5:17:01 PM

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Why We Fight
Sicko
Loose Change
Devil's Playground

3/10/2008 6:12:34 PM

JCASHFAN
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How did I forget?

For music fans:
Be Here to Love Me
Heartworn Highways

No Direction Home
wasn't bad either.


Fog of War was good. It didn't blow me away.

3/11/2008 6:58:57 AM

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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

3/11/2008 12:25:41 PM

khcadwal
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step into liquid (its a good surfing documentary. it doesn't even matter if you like surfing or not, its way cool)

3/11/2008 12:31:18 PM

JLCayton
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In the Shadow of the Moon

3/11/2008 12:36:41 PM

Vulcan91
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^ Really loved that

3/11/2008 12:50:21 PM

vinylbandit
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That reminds me.

The Stacy Peralta movies are decent. Dogtown and Z-Boys is a better film, but the footage in Riding Giants is spectacular.

3/11/2008 1:01:18 PM

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watched these online from netflix recently. both very good.

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? and
Who the $&$^ is Jackson Pollock?

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3/11/2008 1:52:57 PM

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Spellbound

one of my friends was in the national spelling bee the year it was filmed. she's in it for 2 seconds ha.

3/11/2008 2:51:09 PM

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Hoop Dreams

I have watched this film so many times. It's riveting. In my top 10 films of all time. Probably one of the best films about living in America, the "American Dream," and social structure. Oh, and basketball.

3/11/2008 2:51:11 PM

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