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MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

If I'm reading the site correctly, You're Gonna Miss Me the 2005 documentary about Roky Erickson is available on Netflix.

It is a great look at one of the pioneers of psychedelic rock in the US and his struggles with mental illness.

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Stocking
Jul 24, 2007



Exclamation Marx posted:

*Afghan :v:

I've been looking for art documentaries, painting especially. I liked Exit Through the Gift Shop. The Simon Schama BBC series was kind of lame, there was gently caress all content there.

Here is a series from the 80s I liked, Tom Keating on Painters. Kind of like if Bob Ross used to be an art forger:
http://vimeo.com/album/1497051

The best art docs i ever saw is Robert Hughes The Shock of the New. Its about the development of modernism. It goes from the 19th century to today (1980) and does a good job of putting everything in its context and being hella interesting.
Here's part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZsQl6L9WCI
There are i think 8 in total all findable on youtibe

Haerc
Jan 2, 2011


Has anyone been watching Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States? I think the last episode is airing on Monday (on Showtime), but IIRC, you can watch it online. It's been fantastic.

That Damn Satyr
Nov 4, 2008

A connoisseur of fine junk


Just finished watching this, and despite the :nws: and sometimes very :nms: content, it was actually a very interesting film.

Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

Graphic Sexual Horror is a 2009 independent film written and directed by Anna Lorentzon and Barbara Bell in their directorial debut. The film is a documentary about Insex, a bondage website. [wiki]

Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade behind the most notorious of bondage websites, exploring the dark mind of its artistic creator and asking hard questions about personal responsibility. Interviews reveal deep fascinations with bondage and sadomasochism that run parallel, and in fact become irreversibly entwined with the lure of money.


http://gorillavid.in/vid/38crpxci67xm

cptn_dr
Sep 7, 2011

Seven for beauty that blossoms and dies



I caught West of Memphis at it's New Zealand premiere a few months back, and afterwards, Peter Jackson and Damien Echols came out and did a Q&A. Dude's really well spoken.. I really enjoyed the documentary, even if it was a bit heavy-handed in pushing Hobbsas the killer. .

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 1964 days!


One of my favorite documentaries is this BBC Horizon episode exploring the cause of the Permian extinction:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn62AjIpWMw

unam3d
Dec 31, 2012

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


I'd like to throw a warning on this, because I've seen the first part before: this documentary series occasionally will throw up some evidence pictures and video without warning that might chill you to the bone. It's censored but awfully shocking if you're not ready for it.

Friendly Factory
Apr 18, 2007

I can't stand the wailing of women


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unam3d
Dec 31, 2012

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


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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

unam3d posted:



Thanks to Jambo Jambos on the Jim'll Fix It: literally every 1970s icon was a nonce. Even him. And him. And them. GBS thread for making me aware of this documentary.

Let me know if you find a better quality version.

Never thought I'd see anybody thanking someone for introducing to them to that doc.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


I will say a couple things, since I don't want to come off as being negative about it - one thing is that it makes me realize how reliant U.S. style tv docs are reliant on constant, driving music to tell you how to react to something. It's shocking how evenhanded this is. It also makes me think something like Chicken Hawk - Men Who Love Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l5Mc28GbEE could basically not be made today.

unam3d
Dec 31, 2012

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


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unam3d
Dec 31, 2012

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


unam3d posted:

How the hell is NAMBLA even a thing?!

Free speech. It's not strictly a crime - however you can bet your rear end anyone who openly puts their government name on their registration rolls is on a list.

unam3d
Dec 31, 2012

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


unam3d posted:

That's the one thing I like about America, you guys really go the extra mile with this free speech stuff.

Please. Half the stuff in this documentary literally could not be shown in the US, censored or no, actually showing the crimes in commission would get that networks' HQ firebombed.

MRC48B
Apr 2, 2012



For good reason.

Anyway, continuing my tour of Ken Burn's catalog: Prohibition was excellent. I want Keith David to narrate my life now.

Working my way through Jazz now, but next will be The House I Live In. I expect it to be super :smithicide:

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


MRC48B posted:

For good reason.

It's *a* reason, the frankness of it doesn't seem prurient to me. Contrast this with the US' To Catch A Predator which despite showing nothing is quite playful and exciting, using excerpts solely for entertainment value. The House I Live In is incredibly depressing.

peter banana
Sep 2, 2008

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.


Friendly Factory posted:

I'm gonna emphatically second the :nms: on that one. Very difficult to watch.

I'm actually finding it very "Not Stomach Safe"

unam3d
Dec 31, 2012

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.


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Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Friendly Factory posted:

I'm gonna emphatically second the :nms: on that one. Very difficult to watch.

The end of that show broke my heart.

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


Just watched Shadow Billionaire on netflix and enjoyed it a lot. It's best to go into it without knowing much (don't watch the trailer).It's about the founder of DHL Larry Hillblom and what happened after his sudden death/disappearance. Really fascinating story.

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Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


Speaking of awesome docs:

American Movie
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3528468

BogDew
Jun 14, 2006

E:\FILES>quickfli clown.fli

On the subject of "productions from hell" there's Audience of One about Pentecostal minister Richard Gazowsky's quest from God to create a sci-fi film.

Overnight which details the journey of Troy Duffy and his trials of filming The Boondock Saints and how the possibility of fame goes to his head.

And Operation Filmmaker in which an Iraqi film student gets the chance of his life when he is given the opportunity to move overseas and work on American productions after his school is bombed. It's cringe worthy to watch as he burns all of these bridges people throw at him.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.




This is like advocating for Godfather II, but I love this movie, it is amazing, and you should see it.

Netflix rule: I personally would really like to just watch it right now, which means that there's absolutely no way it's on Netflix.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011



Ultra Carp

Reincarnated
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2312602/

Snoop Dogg travels to Jamaica in an attempt to transform himself into a reggae star.

Is it basically Snoop smoking copious amounts of weed for the entire running time? Yes. Do you come out of it with serious doubts as to Snoop's genuine desire to embrace Rastafarian culture? Absolutely. Do either of these things impede the film or make it less compelling? Not at all. I really dug this film, way more than I thought I would. I can't even put my finger on what exactly is so riveting about this, but I think it's worth a watch if the subject matter is even halfway interesting to you.

How To Make Money Selling Drugs
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276962/

Slick, smartly-presented look at the drug war in America with a number of interviews/sources including drug dealers, mules, and a wide range of celebrities including Eminem, Susan Sarandon, David "The Wire" Simon, and many others. It is presented as a 'how to' guide to becoming a drug kingpin and despite it being information that I largely knew already, I liked the way the arguments against the traditional philosophy of drug enforcement were presented.

exmarx
Feb 18, 2012


The experience over the years
of nothing getting better
only worse.


Stocking posted:

The best art docs i ever saw is Robert Hughes The Shock of the New. Its about the development of modernism. It goes from the 19th century to today (1980) and does a good job of putting everything in its context and being hella interesting.
Here's part 1
There are i think 8 in total all findable on youtibe

Thanks! I'll check this out.

Stolen from the D&D pictures thread, here's Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian, it's about

quote:

Comedian Rich Hall goes in search of the real American Indian, a people who have too often been stereotyped. This image portrayed through cinema and literature is not a true representation of the Native American, giving Rich the opportunity to redress the balance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afn-F0nd-lo

Well worth a watch.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



Someday the BBC will figure out how to just let the whole world watch their stuff, until then, there're YouTube links like this. Thanks!

BogDew
Jun 14, 2006

E:\FILES>quickfli clown.fli

doctorfrog posted:

Someday the BBC will figure out how to just let the whole world watch their stuff, until then, there're YouTube links like this. Thanks!
They have their global app which is a monthly fee for limited content. It's interesting as it's generally helping gauge what is popular enough to be sold overseas.

Exclamation Marx posted:

Stolen from the D&D pictures thread, here's Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian.
He did one last year about Westerns.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKuw8MgvmAE

And if you want more about Native American's on film, there's also Reel Injun

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Undead Unicorn
Sep 14, 2010

by Lowtax


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

Please. Half the stuff in this documentary literally could not be shown in the US, censored or no, actually showing the crimes in commission would get that networks' HQ firebombed.

If that's true, how the hell did you link it here?

Still I couldn't get past the ten minute mark in Chickenhawk. It's a good documentary...but dear god is it depressing as gently caress.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


The internet has no country, try as they might!

Mola Yam
Jun 18, 2004

Kali Ma Shakti de!

WebDog posted:

On the subject of "productions from hell" there's Audience of One about Pentecostal minister Richard Gazowsky's quest from God to create a sci-fi film.

I'll second Audience of One. It takes maybe 15 minutes to really get going, but once it does, god drat. I won't spoil anything, but there's a scene involving a powerpoint presentation towards the end that elicited a series of increasingly higher-pitched screams (of disbelief, horror, and amusement) from me.

Alan Smithee
Jan 3, 2005


doctorfrog posted:

Someday the BBC will figure out how to just let the whole world watch their stuff, until then, there're YouTube links like this. Thanks!

Americans don't do British tariffs. We'd throw it in the harbor! That or proxy their site

Undead Unicorn
Sep 14, 2010

by Lowtax


just saw Thia Is My House. Holy crap was that depressing.

CMYK BLYAT!
Nov 7, 2011

tolko zhaesh, poshli ikh na X
ne umru ya, moi drug, nikogda!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w8zME-uDtw

Vory v zakone/Thieves in Law, mostly a collection of interviews with some Russian mafiosos. Presents a sort of vague idea of the forces driving the growth of Russian organized crime during and following the fall of of the Soviet Union.

Undead Unicorn posted:

just saw Thia Is My House. Holy crap was that depressing.

The House I Live In?

CMYK BLYAT! fucked around with this message at 19:07 on Jan 25, 2013

penismightier
Dec 6, 2005

What the hell, I'll just eat some trash.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dQvqlC3EuA

Here's a pretty great 50 minute doc on the Seminole Indians, and how they came to be the last unconquered tribe.

doctorfrog
Mar 14, 2007

Great.



Alan Smithee posted:

Americans don't do British tariffs. We'd throw it in the harbor! That or proxy their site

Bingo

zenintrude
Apr 7, 2008

Where we're going,
we won't need eyes to see.


Finally got around to watching Undefeated and goddamn, why did it take me so long to watch this thing?!

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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.

WebDog posted:


He did one last year about Westerns.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKuw8MgvmAE


This is great, thanks! I love classic westerns and this pointed me at a few I really need to check out.

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