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think i might watch 'the man who eats badgers' unless you can recommend one ???
i wanted to watch that! let me know if it's good.
the "feral children" one is good!
yeah... i've seen that one. but that's exactly the sort of thing i want to watch...
is there a doc on the jonestown massacre?
i watched a bbc one on nietzsche earlier, it was rubbish. i want one on wolves next.
on the Jonestown massacre. It was really interesting, a lot of depth and background on his upbringing and methods.
best. documentary. ever.
i had no idea Josh Hartnett was that old
Okay so its kind of about a font but give it a chance! Its only when you really look you start seeing it Everywhere.
...you really should watch 'The Valley', it's the best documentary that I have ever seen.
Set in Kosovo in 1998 during the fighting between the KLA and Serbian police/army augmented by local Serbian paramilitary units the film shows the conflict from a variety of perspectives in the Drenica Valley where the fighting was at it's most intense.
The documentary focuses on various parties to the conflict, both combatants and non-combatants from both sides of the ethnic divide.
It's very balanced and genuinely moving.
I defy you not to love it.
There's one on BBC2 now about Oxbridge chaps boxing each other. I heard it was quite entertaining, but it conflicts with Hot Shots. Something had to give,
what that British documentary that was made in the 80's about a group of upper class gents who end up getting drunk all the time and shooting seabirds from a small fishing boat was called?
I saw a clip of it on tv a few months ago and I really want to know what its called so I can track it down.
but can't think of the title.
I thought it was on the C4 Greatest Documentaries list but I can't recognise it from the titles.
Thanks loads for that, now to try and find it somewhere 'online' to watch
they re-showed it in a series on BBC4 a year or two ago with a follow-up documentary to see where the people are now.
I do sometimes think reality TV has killed documentaries on mainstream TV. There is still great stuff around (especially Storyville) but it isn't so commonplace now.
I missed it. I only saw a brief clip of it and looked incredible, like you say made at a time before reality tv desensitised us really abhorrent people. I need to track it down.
its about the moon landings and it has all the astronauts talking about what it was like. It has some amazing footage and follows them from when they picked who was gonna go right upto them landing on the moon. Because we weren't alive at the time we kinda forget how amazing it actually was.
with 'king of kong', it is brilliant.
But at the other end of the documentary spectrum anything by adam curtis is brilliant, 'the trap', 'pandora's box' etc.
oh, and that oscar nominated iraqi war documentary was the first thought-provoking documentary i've seen on the subject.
Dark Days-about a group of homeless people living in a New York underground, soundtrack by DJ Shadow
American Movie-about two hopeless amateur filmmakers
American Boy-great documentary by Scorsese where he interviews an eccentric friend
is one of my favourite films ever. Well worth buying even though certainly used to be import only.
but also treats it's subjects with affection. Great film.
It had me tearing up a bit. I recommend it highly though. Beautifully shot.
'grizzly man' this weekend which was fascinating in a morbid way.
Plus i can recommend, 'Crumb' about R. Crumb by Terry Zwigoff. Features a lot of stuff about his brothers in it, who are very interesting in their own right.
The King of Kong.
I thought the Bridge was okay too. I was disappointed with About a boy, the Kurt Cobain documentary, it wasn't really that interesting, and they tried to make a film out of what little recordings they had.
i watched that inside hammas the other night... that was really good..
..and i saw that baby bible bashers one- which just freaked me the fuck out!
Just the director filming for a few days in a lift in a block of flats in East London - really effective. I recommended it on here once and it was received quite well - if you've got half an hour it's perfectly crafted in my opinion.
on the screen.
sorry.. i'm a bit of a spanner sometimes =)
not sure what depressed me more - the stories behind the people that actually jumped or the fact that somebody spent a whole year just hoping to film another person die .... although gene's fall was pretty fucking cool ....
absolutely great... if you enjoy people watching then you must watch it...
the lift doc...
This film is not yet rated. And that Unchained America looked quite good but I missed it.
was quite good, especially the bits about how the MPAA liked to regulate gay sexuality in films.
But it was a bit patchy in other parts. Half the film seemed to be following anonymous MPAA members round in a car, with not much resolution.
is probably not the sort of documentary you mean but is about the BEST thing on TV at the mo.
the other day: http://tinyurl.com/2q7xdb
BBC Horizon documentary, 'Britain's Most Dangerous Drug'. I don't know if it has been on TV yet or not, but I didn't catch it. It's interesting to see how a panel of 'experts' rate each narcotic in terms of damage to the user, but not fantastic in terms of a TV documentary as a whole.