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Droopy Goines
Aug 2, 2003

Presented in DTS ES 6.1 where available.

rest his guts posted:

Sort of a cross-post, but all fans of jazz, R&B, rock or just outright polarizing human drama should check out the "Beware of Mr Baker" on Netflix (also linked below).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfa1RE7EaN0

While the documentary stays comfortably within the 'rock doc' genre (with a healthy emphasis on drugs and partying), Ginger's personality and sense of self, especially within the context of rock drumming on full display when he calls Keith Moon and John Bonham poo poo, is so volatile and fascinating that virtually every artistic contribution he's ever been a part of culminates somewhere between miracle and disaster and often both. As a huge fan of Cream (and Ginger's peerless drumming on those albums), I think rock fans will be especially enthralled by this story. The doc does a great contextualizing the forgotten drummer's (when measured against the other greats) career and convincingly establishes him among the greatest (if not the greatest) drummers for a generation that hardly remembers Cream save Clapton.

And if all of that isn't a ringing-enough-endorsement, watch to see Clapton behave like a prick for yet another entire duration of his screen time.

Here's a great/painful interview with Ginger Baker from 2013:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPMbbE4rXtg

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Cocoa Ninja
Mar 3, 2007


Girl Model follows a former-model turned talent scout as she discovers a 13 year old girl from Siberia and sends her to Japan.

This doc has a few surprise weapons that make it more than its misleading Netflix poster (this is not an anti-modeling screed, per se). It shows the poverty and hopes that these Russian families pin on their daughters sent abroad. It is right next to these almost prepubescent girls as they struggle in a new culture and shoulder the weight of money and trouble far too heavy for them to bear.

The real surprise is the talent scout -- a hauntingly introspective and depressive personality with dreams of children who struggles to connect with her protégés. The movie has a quiet, desperate tone, and is fleet yet also unrushed.

It leaves a lot of "details" unspoken but the mood says it all. The more I think about it the more I liked it. A couple moments where the director interacts with the characters provides occasional welcome relief but is not overbearing.

Only 75 minutes.

cloudchamber
Aug 6, 2010

You know what the Ukraine is? It's a sitting duck. A road apple, Newman. The Ukraine is weak. It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the Ukraine

BBC 4 are broadcasting a documentary tomorrow night about the impact that the atomic age had on the world, which is composed entirely of stock footage. It's been put together by the guy who made The Story of Film: An Odyssey. The trailer makes it look incredibly interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftGGevf_fZk

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


cloudchamber posted:

BBC 4 are broadcasting a documentary tomorrow night about the impact that the atomic age had on the world, which is composed entirely of stock footage. It's been put together by the guy who made The Story of Film: An Odyssey. The trailer makes it look incredibly interesting:



And the score is made by mogwai

I wonder if Cousins is doing any voiceover though.... I hope not

fancyclown fucked around with this message at 00:19 on Aug 9, 2015

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.


I'm watching The Story of Film: An Odyssey right now. It's really, really goddamn good.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


It's extremely good and there's almost too much of it.

Droopy Goines
Aug 2, 2003

Presented in DTS ES 6.1 where available.

MonsieurChoc posted:

I'm watching The Story of Film: An Odyssey right now. It's really, really goddamn good.

I was really looking forward to this, but I had to quit the series after the first episode because the narrator was too annoying.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.


Droopy Goines posted:

I was really looking forward to this, but I had to quit the series after the first episode because the narrator was too annoying.



The narrator has a really strange voice, but I found it workls really well after getting used to it. It gives the whole thing a very melancholic tone, fitting for a reflection on forgotten moments of film history.

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006

I was living a doritos and mt dew incel life locked in my room. Then covid happened and I could pretend I was some sort of special hero for that. Now I spend all day worrying that could get ruined.I guarantee the post next to this message is me talking in baby talk while hyping up fake doomer news.

I've been chugging through the new CNN doc series The Seventies over the weekend and it's really, really good. Great production values (produced by Tom Hanks) and content, it's definitely worth a watch. I hope it comes to Netflix, etc. soon after it finishes airing on TV. More info at its website: http://www.cnn.com/shows/the-seventies

doug fuckey
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

The way you hear people talk about The Story of Film's narrator you'd think it was a pitch-shifted Gilbert Gottfried, but it's a soft spoken Irish man? It has never made sense to me.

Elderbean
Jun 10, 2013




Watched this last night, it's an incredibly depressing film and an excellent argument against the death penalty. I appreciated the director's empathy for Aileen, he doesn't justify her actions, but he reminds the audience that she was a victim of systematic abuse who should have been in a hospital instead of a prison.

Elderbean fucked around with this message at 21:17 on Aug 11, 2015

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Zesty Mordant posted:

The way you hear people talk about The Story of Film's narrator you'd think it was a pitch-shifted Gilbert Gottfried, but it's a soft spoken Irish man? It has never made sense to me.

We are so used to Stage Irish that a real Irish guy is like ET.

Squeezy Farm
Jun 16, 2009


Have you guys seen MTV's "White People" yet? It's a solid watch. Really makes you think about how privileged some of us are -- something we shouldn't take for granted. Check it out when you have some time, but be prepared to feel like an rear end in a top hat afterwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zjj1PmJcRM

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.




I love how angry that doc makes racists considering how softball it is. Of course, they were angry when it was initially announced, so it's not like they actually watched it.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

Da Bears

Elderbean posted:

Watched this last night, it's an incredibly depressing film and an excellent argument against the death penalty. I appreciated the director's empathy for Aileen, he doesn't justify her actions, but he reminds the audience that she was a victim of systematic abuse who should have been in a hospital instead of a prison.



The same guy made another documentary on her before that one. It's called Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of A Serial Killer. It's on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPD2hd6y_C8

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Selling of a Serial Killer is the superior documentary.

SSJ_naruto_2003
Oct 12, 2012





Squeezy Farm posted:

Have you guys seen MTV's "White People" yet? It's a solid watch. Really makes you think about how privileged some of us are -- something we shouldn't take for granted. Check it out when you have some time, but be prepared to feel like an rear end in a top hat afterwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zjj1PmJcRM

I love Jose Antonio Vargas, thanks for this link.

SpaceAceJase
Nov 8, 2008

and you
have proved
to be...

a real shitty poster,
and a real james


Are there any good documentaries on hackers / OpSec stuff?

Le0
Mar 18, 2009

Rotten investigator!


Are there recommended documentaries on the Afghan/Iraq war? Following some platoons for example?

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

Le0 posted:

Are there recommended documentaries on the Afghan/Iraq war? Following some platoons for example?

Armadillo and Restrepo are probably your go to choices for Afghanistan docs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restrepo_(film)

Le0
Mar 18, 2009

Rotten investigator!


MrBling posted:

Armadillo and Restrepo are probably your go to choices for Afghanistan docs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo_(film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restrepo_(film)

Hey thanks a lot. Just finished Restrepo, gently caress that was powerful. War sucks

DeimosRising
Oct 17, 2005

ˇHola SEA!




Le0 posted:

Hey thanks a lot. Just finished Restrepo, gently caress that was powerful. War sucks

Restrepo has a sequel, sort of, called Korengal.

Garth_Marenghi
Nov 7, 2011



Watching "Tales of the Grim Sleeper", really good! I can't even explain it.
Jesus, the interviews with the survivors!

Garth_Marenghi fucked around with this message at 19:01 on Aug 19, 2015

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006

I was living a doritos and mt dew incel life locked in my room. Then covid happened and I could pretend I was some sort of special hero for that. Now I spend all day worrying that could get ruined.I guarantee the post next to this message is me talking in baby talk while hyping up fake doomer news.

Le0 posted:

Hey thanks a lot. Just finished Restrepo, gently caress that was powerful. War sucks

If you want to look more at the politics of the wars, check out PBS Frontline's documentaries on them too:

Bush's War: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/

Obama's War: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/obamaswar/

Both are fantastic (and depressing).

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

Anyone seen Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie yet?

It's being billed as a new film by CNN but I put it in my Netflix queue 8 months ago and it's credited as being made in 2012. Downey has always struck me as the godfather of modern right wing media, spawning Springer, Rush and now Trump, in the ways that he normalized the disintegration of polite discourse and general common decency and i find him fascinating in that sense.

I'm not really sure if there was someone before him that brought this sort of circus act style to the mainstream of modern discourse, at least in the areas that he did. If there was someone, I don't know about them.

Popelmon
Jan 24, 2010

wow
so spin


Le0 posted:

Are there recommended documentaries on the Afghan/Iraq war? Following some platoons for example?

Bitter Lake was great: https://www.google.com/search?q=bitter+lake&oq=bitter+lake&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l3j69i61l2.1916j0j1&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


BiggerBoat posted:

Anyone seen Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie yet?

It's being billed as a new film by CNN but I put it in my Netflix queue 8 months ago and it's credited as being made in 2012. Downey has always struck me as the godfather of modern right wing media, spawning Springer, Rush and now Trump, in the ways that he normalized the disintegration of polite discourse and general common decency and i find him fascinating in that sense.

I'm not really sure if there was someone before him that brought this sort of circus act style to the mainstream of modern discourse, at least in the areas that he did. If there was someone, I don't know about them.

Not to nitpick but Jerry Springer is a pretty staunch democrat.

cstang
Oct 27, 2005

Da Bears

Le0 posted:

Are there recommended documentaries on the Afghan/Iraq war? Following some platoons for example?

Gunners Palace http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0424129/


The War Tapes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0775566/


This Is What Winning Looks Like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja5Q75hf6QI


The Battle for Marjah http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1866255/


Occupation: Dreamland http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452659/


Inside Combat Rescue http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/inside-combat-rescue/

All of these can be found on YouTube. Out of those The War Tapes is probably the most personal. Most interesting would have to go to This Is What Winning Looks like.

Stockholm
Apr 6, 2010


djwetmouse posted:

Watching "Tales of the Grim Sleeper", really good! I can't even explain it.
Jesus, the interviews with the survivors!

Just saw it
My heart breaks for all those girls on the streets. Some of them who got out of prostitution really seemed to do well for themselves, though, so that was nice.

And the face of Lonny Franklin Jr.'s defense attorney, Seymour Amster, will hunt me forever, goddamn that's a scary dude. It's like his face is two sizes to big for his head.

nonathlon
Jul 9, 2004
And yet, somehow, now it's my fault ...

DeimosRising posted:

Restrepo has a sequel, sort of, called Korengal.

I saw that a few months ago. I think that if you've seen Restrepo, you don't need to see Korengal, although the latter is maybe bleaker and more pessimistic about the war and fate of the combatants.

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

Mahoning posted:

Not to nitpick but Jerry Springer is a pretty staunch democrat.

True. I think Povich is too but those guys aren't newscasters. I was referring to the effect Downey had on modern discourse in the media. Springer doesn't really angrily yell at people, does he?

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


BiggerBoat posted:

True. I think Povich is too but those guys aren't newscasters. I was referring to the effect Downey had on modern discourse in the media. Springer doesn't really angrily yell at people, does he?

No, but his protege Steve Wilkos does.

Bill O'Reilly is a good example of what you're talking about.

Lurdiak
Feb 25, 2006

I believe in a universe that doesn't care, and people that do.




Wilkos' show is spectacularly pointless, even for its genre. He brings people with problems on, yells at one of them, then tells them to get out of there while the crowd cheers. He doesn't even pretend to resolve anything.

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

Have there any been any documentaries about Amway, Herbalife and multi-level marketing? I was thinking about this the other day and thought the subject would be ripe for a Christopher Guest style comedy along the lines of "A Mighty Wind" or "Best in Show".

Kojiro
Aug 11, 2003

LET'S GET TO THE TOP!


djwetmouse posted:

Watching "Tales of the Grim Sleeper", really good! I can't even explain it.
Jesus, the interviews with the survivors!

Just watched it too, Pam's a goddamn superhero. It's her documentary as much as Broomfield's.

Good Soldier Svejk
Jul 5, 2010



Just watched Happy Valley on Netflix. Having grown up near Penn State and actually being in college around there at the time this poo poo went down, I have to fully recommend it to anyone vaguely interested in the hosed-up culture that permeates the area.

Lady Naga
Apr 25, 2008

Voyons Donc!


I just finished the Hellraiser documentary, Leviathan. It's not very good. There is a laaaaarge amount of time dedicated towards patting Clive Barker on the back, and it takes about a full hour to actually get to the part where they start talking about the production of the film. As far as four hour long "making of" documentaries go, it's nowhere near as good as Never Sleep Again (coincidentally, Leviathan has a ton of weird Nightmare lambasting).

EDIT: Holy poo poo, Never Sleep Again is a whole half hour shorter and covers five more movies.

Lady Naga fucked around with this message at 13:28 on Aug 31, 2015

Garth_Marenghi
Nov 7, 2011



Lady Naga posted:

I just finished the Hellraiser documentary, Leviathan. It's not very good. There is a laaaaarge amount of time dedicated towards patting Clive Barker on the back, and it takes about a full hour to actually get to the part where they start talking about the production of the film. As far as four hour long "making of" documentaries go, it's nowhere near as good as Never Sleep Again (coincidentally, Leviathan has a ton of weird Nightmare lambasting).

EDIT: Holy poo poo, Never Sleep Again is a whole half hour shorter and covers five more movies.

In honor of Wes Craven I'm watching Never Sleep Again, Whoah boy the second movie! I only realized now it's the one movie I've never seen out of the series.

Lady Naga
Apr 25, 2008

Voyons Donc!


djwetmouse posted:

In honor of Wes Craven I'm watching Never Sleep Again, Whoah boy the second movie! I only realized now it's the one movie I've never seen out of the series.

If you think the Freddy's Revenge segment is amazing, just wait until you get to Renny Harlin opening his big dumb Finnish mouth.

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Garth_Marenghi
Nov 7, 2011



Lady Naga posted:

If you think the Freddy's Revenge segment is amazing, just wait until you get to Renny Harlin opening his big dumb Finnish mouth.

LOL, just got to that. Basically he was hired so that he would take a shower, I love Hollywood hyperbole.

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