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QUIZZLE 06-06-2012 08:43 AM

Favorite Documentaries?
 
My roommates and I have gotten into them as of late. I almost prefer them now over any other film. I've watched loads of BBC documentaries and most recently a documentary called Gasland talking about Marcellus Shale. Very interesting and I recommend it greatly.

miller-time 06-06-2012 08:51 AM

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i find a lot of documentaries hard to watch these days, too much use of cgi and overly dramatic.

but there was a thread on this not too long ago, i suggested this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qs7lVK-6Y

anything by louis theroux is also an interesting and fun watch. personally i like the one on black nationalism, looking for love (thai brides), and gambling in vegas. he often finds the most eccentric characters to interview.

RaininThrees 06-06-2012 09:04 AM

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Very good, very sad.

Here's the whole thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76I23wBhKmI

RidonKs 06-06-2012 09:10 AM

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i just watched one called Scarlet Road that i highly recommend




you may well have heard of it m-t, its from your neck of the woods. it's about a prostitute in australia, living in one of the half dozen regions in the world where prostitution is completely legal, who specializes in the disabled clientele. unbelievably touching story that cuts straight to the heart about misconceptions regarding both sexuality, its place in the world of buying and selling, and mot notably chronic disabilities and folks who have no choice but to overcome them.

nothing fancy or hi-tek, just a straight to the point low budget narrative about a person changing lives. funniest aspect about it i found was that going in and knowing it revolved around a hooker, as a typical shallow hetero male, i was obviously hoping for a total bombshell. the girl wound up being attractive but nothing particularly special, a little thick, decent face, etc. but as the film went on and she spoke on screen more and more, showed some emotion and spilled her heart out, she just looked better and better. by the end of it there wasn't a girl in a theater of 250 i'd have wanted to fk more than her lol

TheSilentKiller 06-06-2012 09:21 AM

Re: Favorite Documentaries?
 
It seems like every month there is a new thread about documentaries.

check here

and here

and here

Scholar 06-06-2012 04:05 PM

Re: Favorite Documentaries?
 
And don't forget here

Bucket_Nakedz 06-06-2012 04:13 PM

Re: Favorite Documentaries?
 
hbo's "hot coffee"

Styles p 06-06-2012 06:01 PM

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cocaine cowboys and louis theroux law and disorder in philadelphia and magic and bird on hbo

Jailblazers7 06-06-2012 06:20 PM

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Marwencol

QUIZZLE 06-06-2012 06:28 PM

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Thanks for the suggestions and sorry I didn't realize all of the threads were made regarding documentaries. I love you.

miller-time 06-06-2012 08:11 PM

Re: Favorite Documentaries?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RidonKs
you may well have heard of it m-t, its from your neck of the woods. it's about a prostitute in australia, living in one of the half dozen regions in the world where prostitution is completely legal, who specializes in the disabled clientele. unbelievably touching story that cuts straight to the heart about misconceptions regarding both sexuality, its place in the world of buying and selling, and mot notably chronic disabilities and folks who have no choice but to overcome them.

nothing fancy or hi-tek, just a straight to the point low budget narrative about a person changing lives. funniest aspect about it i found was that going in and knowing it revolved around a hooker, as a typical shallow hetero male, i was obviously hoping for a total bombshell. the girl wound up being attractive but nothing particularly special, a little thick, decent face, etc. but as the film went on and she spoke on screen more and more, showed some emotion and spilled her heart out, she just looked better and better. by the end of it there wasn't a girl in a theater of 250 i'd have wanted to fk more than her lol


i haven't but i will check it out. documentaries about this industry are actually really interesting. you think it would be smutty and trashy or abusive, but there are some dare i say it touching stories and sweet people working there.

Jackass18 06-07-2012 05:18 AM

Re: Favorite Documentaries?
 
Cocaine Cowboys
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Man on Wire
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Thin Blue

I haven't seen Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, but I saw a show about what happened, and it's pretty ****ed up.

Timmy D for MVP 06-07-2012 03:19 PM

Re: Favorite Documentaries?
 
Hoop Dreams
Exit Through the Gift Shop

The two that I will watch over and over again. I had reservations about Exit but I had heard enough good things about it. And I watched it and damn! It was very interesting not for it's subject matter, but for it's subjects. Hoop Dreams is the shit.

Other than that it's up to tastes. I like documentaries like No-Impact Man and King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters

Here, if you've got Netflix: http://www.clicker.com/blog/the-75-m...flix-7704.html

Meticode 06-07-2012 03:36 PM

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Velocirap31 06-07-2012 03:40 PM

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Thanks for the recommendations guys. I've mentioned it before, but WWII in Colour is the best WW2 documentary I've ever seen. Since WW2 is very interesting, I recommend it.

It'll take about 12 hours of your life though, but worth it:

1/13 The Gathering Storm


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