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Documentaries - Discussion - Which should I watch?
« on: October 10, 2014, 11:17:41 AM »
Nothing better than a legit documentary. Let's help each other sort through the bullshit to get to the good stuff.

If you could give at least a few sentences description with the post, that would be nice. (And with luck I won't be the only person posting in this thread)

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 11:19:08 AM »
Louis Theroux looks carefully at a situation to find the most effective way to stir the bullshit, which sometimes makes his documentaries pretty borderline (to me), but he's SO good at it, it's tough not to watch...

This is about the Westboro Baptist Church. I actually found myself understanding their POV through this (not necessarily agreeing with it, but it became less mystifying to me):

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 11:23:20 AM »
Louis revisits the Westboro Church, four years later:


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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 11:38:11 AM »
One day I watched this without giving it much thought, but for some reason it became very memorable. So much unintended humor in such short time, I guess. The main guy (Joe Blackburn) is great, and by the end of the flick, he's on his way to managing himself quite well. It is about people that cannot curb themselves from eating practically nonstop:

(It may be currently unavailable to stream from youtube. It's called Can't Stop Eating)


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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 11:49:13 AM »
I'm sure many of you have already seen this one, but it's worth the post, for sure. It is on bodybuilding culture.

About midway through, Louis is at a hotel with a female BB and her schmoe, and he (Louis) starts edging toward the obvious with the BBer, which makes the most amusing part of the vid. (Haha..You can tell by the editing during the exchange, that it took some work for Louis to get around to it):


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Re: Documentary Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 12:05:04 PM »
Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island in the world. It is in the lower Atlantic, between Africa and South America, and has maintained a population of about 300 people for the past few hundred years.

The inhabitants are extremely cautious of being looked at too carefully (as least while being documented), and the host may have fucked-off any future chance of another docu being made by himself or by anyone else, thanks to his attitude. From what I know, it is the only documentary of its kind, and it is from 1989:




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Re: Documentary Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 12:48:17 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 07:44:03 PM »
(I added a bit of description on some of those I posted earlier, in case someone can't see the YouTube titles.)

FitnessFrenzy - That looks interesting. Will definitely check it out. Here's a description I found:

"THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD is a screwball true story about two gonzo political activists who, posing as top executives of giant corporations, lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks.

From New Orleans to India to New York City, armed with little more than cheap thrift-store suits, the Yes Men squeeze raucous comedy out of all the ways that corporate greed is destroying the planet.

Brüno meets Michael Moore in this gut-busting wake-up call that proves a little imagination can go a long way towards vanquishing the Cult of Greed.

Who knew fixing the world could be so much fun?"

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2014, 11:51:12 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 01:21:27 AM »
Best I've ever seen is "The Fog of War".

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Re: Documentary Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 06:55:45 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2014, 05:47:34 PM »


Not sure how real some of this is, but there's a great message in there. Always meant to watch it, but might not have if it hadn't been posted here. I enjoyed it.

I don't quite understand what web addresses they used for their bait sites, though, and it seems very hard to believe they left it up to fate as to whether they'd be pursued for adversely affecting stock prices with false information, etc. It would be incredibly risky behavior, not advisable in any way, so it seems like there must be a missing piece to the story.

Good watch, nonetheless. Great message.

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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2014, 02:35:32 AM »

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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2014, 06:31:34 AM »




24:30-28:15   49:30-55:50  (click "screen" and watch on youtube.)


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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 02:06:57 AM »
Louis revisits the Westboro Church, four years later:



Recently saw both of these. Incredibly twisted family.

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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2014, 01:01:30 AM »
Easily one of the most disturbingly moving docs I've ever seen.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about His Father.


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