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Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
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I also recommend this documentary on the construction of the HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship. In this era, a ship of the line was the most sophisticated thing on the planet.

In this one, Julius Caesar builds a bridge to impress some barbarians.

Baron Bifford fucked around with this message at 17:44 on Aug 28, 2013

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exmarx
Feb 18, 2012


This is a 45 minute documentary about income inequality and the failure of Neo-Liberalism in general. It should be available outside of NZ. Edited with official youtube link
INSIDE NEW ZEALAND: Mind the Gap

exmarx fucked around with this message at 09:31 on Aug 31, 2013

McBeth
Jul 11, 2006
Odeipus ruined a great sex life by asking too many questions.

I got the first disc from Netflix, God or the Girl and made it through 1 1/2 episodes. Skip this one. It followed 4 young American guys who are deciding to become Catholic priests or not. I just couldn't get into it, one had him and his christian frat outside of abortion clinics and strip clubs praying and that was annoying. He was of the opinion that he was right and pure and not a complete rear end in a top hat who deep down needs to grow the hell up. One guy didn't even have a girl so I don't know what the gently caress that was about, he had a German exchange student flirtation going on from high school and went to Germany to see the pope and was a complete pussy about meeting up with her at which point she bailed. Oh and he was 28, which means he's kept in contact with her for 10+ years and kept that flame burning only to be ambivalent about calling her there for 3 days.

They were all pretty intensely deciding but most were pretty egotistical about their way being the right way. It felt like a good family show for anyone on Fox News, maybe outside of my own culture I would have enjoyed more.

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/God-or-the-Girl/70050607?strkid=1117987905_0_0&strackid=37001a5993885c45_0_srl&trkid=222336

MRC48B
Apr 2, 2012



Errol Morris is doing another Interrotron documentary, this time with Donald Rumsfeld.

I'm hoping Morris gets him to at least indirectly admit his fuckup, like with McNamara. Probably not though.

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

CMYK BLYAT!
Nov 7, 2011

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



Does anyone know anything about Adam Curtis' Everything is Going According to Plan? I can't seem to find anything about it beyond the initial festival presentation. Is it planned to be released as a standalone film at all?

Bolek
May 1, 2003



MRC48B posted:

Errol Morris is doing another Interrotron documentary, this time with Donald Rumsfeld.

I'm hoping Morris gets him to at least indirectly admit his fuckup, like with McNamara. Probably not though.

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

That loving smile he gives at the end.

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006
Probation
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Paper Jam Dipper posted:

For those who enjoy Connections and James Burke, there's an awesome YouTube channel for him: https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesBurkeWeb

Thanks for this--I loved watching Connections as a kid, and they're even better to watch now that I'm older and understand more of what the shows were about.

Tiny Faye
Feb 16, 2005

Are you ready for an ORGAN SOLO?!


mod sassinator posted:

Thanks for this--I loved watching Connections as a kid, and they're even better to watch now that I'm older and understand more of what the shows were about.

It sometimes hurts my brain to think that TLC used to have great programming like Connections 2 and now runs poo poo like honey boo boo.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Serving Life

Plot Summary
Actor Forest Whitaker narrates the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside a maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years.

Incredible and a bit sad if you believe people can change. There isn't much to add to the summary. I couldn't fix it but our prison system is sort of messed up.

Watching the two brothers interact when the youngest started dying was brutal. Its impossible for me to imagine

Ropes4u fucked around with this message at 04:37 on Sep 1, 2013

Hormones
May 9, 2009


Ropes4u posted:

Serving Life

Plot Summary
Actor Forest Whitaker narrates the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside a maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years.

Incredible and a bit sad if you believe people can change. There isn't much to add to the summary. I couldn't fix it but our prison system is sort of messed up.

Watching the two brothers interact when the youngest started dying was brutal. Its impossible for me to imagine

i suggested this on the last page. it was so good but it kind of messed with my heart

Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

Dogs have owners,
cats have staff


Paper Jam Dipper posted:

For those who enjoy Connections and James Burke, there's an awesome YouTube channel for him: https://www.youtube.com/user/JamesBurkeWeb

Wow, major flashbacks here. I was watching these videos back in 2009, then all of a sudden everything got stripped out of the channel. Major let down. So thank you.

If you enjoy bleak, depressing documentaries, I suggest Death and the Civil War on Netflix, by Ric Burns. Seeing movies/documentaries about the Civil War always had me question about the what/how regarding the corpses, as they were so numerous. This documentary addresses this question but much more, like how the idea of death was culturally altered "thanks" to this war. I could not get through it, though, way too dark.

On a brighter note, I also went through the three-episosode documentary called Prohibition by Ken Burns. The storytelling begins as far as in the mid-1800s, thus covers pre, during and (a little) post-prohibition eras. I highly recommend it to history freaks.

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 2097 days!


Pilli posted:

If you enjoy bleak, depressing documentaries, I suggest Death and the Civil War on Netflix, by Ric Burns.
Is this it?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drroLo4DCTQ

The broken bones
Jan 3, 2008

Out beyond winning and losing, there is a field.

I will meet you there.

MRC48B posted:

Errol Morris is doing another Interrotron documentary, this time with Donald Rumsfeld.

I'm hoping Morris gets him to at least indirectly admit his fuckup, like with McNamara. Probably not though.

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

Whoa.

If anything, this is the one guy you want doing this. Morris doesn't stop interviews until he feels he's finished. Mr. Death was one 14-hour interview.

Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

Dogs have owners,
cats have staff



That's the one indeed, thanks for putting the link for those interested.

Peas and Rice
Jul 14, 2004

Honor and profit.


Here's something interesting: a 1981 documentary about the DeLorean. It's basically a hype machine for the car, but it's interesting as an artifact.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sueqDrq9VBw

54 40 or fuck
Jan 4, 2012

No Yanda's allowed

Anyone have some good crime docs online? I have Canadian Netflix and there's slim pickings. I like murder documentaries in particular, but not full of dramatic reenactments.

Popelmon
Jan 24, 2010

wow
so spin


You should watch Dear Zachary. It's also on YouTube.

Paper Jam Dipper
Jul 14, 2007

by XyloJW


Toriori posted:

Anyone have some good crime docs online? I have Canadian Netflix and there's slim pickings. I like murder documentaries in particular, but not full of dramatic reenactments.

There's a pretty good series on Canadian Netflix on the history of the Mafia.

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


Toriori posted:

Anyone have some good crime docs online? I have Canadian Netflix and there's slim pickings. I like murder documentaries in particular, but not full of dramatic reenactments.

Not sure if it's on the CA site, but The Thin Blue Line is a good one.

nocal
Mar 7, 2007


mod sassinator posted:

Not sure if it's on the CA site, but The Thin Blue Line is a good one.

It's a really great documentary, with a pretty amazing story overall (including its effects), but it does have reenactments. They're not ones where people say lines, and they're not really cheesy, but still.

e: looking at netflix, a good recent crime doc is the nearly unbelievable The Imposter, one by Werner Herzog called Into the Abyss (which I haven't seen) about the aftermath of a murder, Brother's Keeper by the guys who did the West Memphis docs (which I also haven't seen, but have heard is good).

And I am completely hooked on the TV series The First 48, which follows actual homicide detectives during the first 48 hours after a murder (after which, it's said, the chances of solving a murder decline by more than 50%). It shows interrogations, arrests, confessions, and sometimes the case is solved in 30 minutes.

nocal fucked around with this message at 17:24 on Sep 7, 2013

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Popelmon posted:

You should watch Dear Zachary. It's also on YouTube.

You monster.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


I honestly can't watch First 48.

nocal
Mar 7, 2007


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

I honestly can't watch First 48.

Because it's too good?

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


I find it really, really depressing, like moreso than any crime show.

DrVenkman
Dec 27, 2005

I think he can hear you, Ray.


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

I find it really, really depressing, like moreso than any crime show.

There's something very desperate about it all. I don't mean the show is trying to hard or anything like that, but it really hammers home how important those first hours are and how in a lot of cases it's just a lost cause. You also realise how people are willing to kill someone over some of pettiest poo poo.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Yep, it's those exact two things. People will kill each other over 250 dollars, people will kill each other because they suspect you may have seen them selling drugs, people will kill you because they think you're talking to their girlfriend.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



The Human Experience

In a world fraught with hostility and violence, an altruistic group of young men endeavor to understand the true essence of the human spirit by visiting forgotten souls such as homeless New Yorkers, Peruvian orphans and isolated Ghanian lepers. By spotlighting heartwarming stories from around the world, this uplifting documentary shows viewers that every single person, no matter his or her lot in life, is beautiful.

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-Human-Experience/70138631

Beautiful flick..

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 2097 days!


HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

Yep, it's those exact two things. People will kill each other over 250 dollars, people will kill each other because they suspect you may have seen them selling drugs, people will kill you because they think you're talking to their girlfriend.
In one episode a guy is shot because he asked some revelers to quiet down when they strayed onto his property.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


It's a dispiriting illustration of what poverty does to human dignity. Also, one thing I've always thought was really wild (back when you could make a show like To Catch A Predator and not get sued out of existence) was that they didn't blur out the faces of witnesses, which I think they changed in later seasons.

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



nocal posted:

And I am completely hooked on the TV series The First 48, which follows actual homicide detectives during the first 48 hours after a murder (after which, it's said, the chances of solving a murder decline by more than 50%). It shows interrogations, arrests, confessions, and sometimes the case is solved in 30 minutes.
I am hooked on it now too. Thanks!

Bolek
May 1, 2003



If you want to cry your eyes out watch the Suicide Plan Frontline episode. It's absolutely heartbreaking.

Dr.Caligari
May 5, 2005

"Here's a big, beautiful avatar for someone"


I'm sure it has been asked somewhere in the last 78 pages, but I am wanting to gear up for Halloween early and watch some good mysterious/paranormal type documentary's. The more plausible the better.

I've saw Cropsey, but I may watch it again anyway.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


I finally managed to catch Blackfish and while it's basically Humans Exploiting Sentient Beings for Profit: The Documentary, it's still extremely captivating and really reinforces what amazing animals Orcas are and how lovely SeaWorld is while remaining pretty objective. I highly recommend it.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009





Voyager 1 entering interstellar space has me craving space/physics docs, but a lot of stuff is outdated and done at a 5th grade level. Any good recommendations?

mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


Josh Lyman posted:

Voyager 1 entering interstellar space has me craving space/physics docs, but a lot of stuff is outdated and done at a 5th grade level. Any good recommendations?

Check out The Universe, it's really good and pretty modern.

edit: Oh drat, I guess they don't have it on streaming anymore? That's a bummer. Looks like Amazon video has it free for prime: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Of-The-Sun/dp/B0095KYYV2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379214574&sr=8-2&keywords=the+universe

Digital Jedi
May 28, 2007

Wow....that feels good






Fallen Rib

Josh Lyman posted:

Voyager 1 entering interstellar space has me craving space/physics docs, but a lot of stuff is outdated and done at a 5th grade level. Any good recommendations?

Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe with Brian Cox. I never get tired of re-watching them. They show the Universe and our Solar System so beautifully.

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



Check out One Life if you like nature docs. It's charming and quite varied.

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

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Digital Jedi posted:

Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe with Brian Cox. I never get tired of re-watching them. They show the Universe and our Solar System so beautifully.
Yeah, I'd recommend these as well, and the recent 3 episode thing Stephen Hawking did with Discovery is pretty cool too.

Goosed it.
Nov 2, 2011


El Gallinero Gros posted:

Because I like the cut of yer jib, here's TV ruined Your Life, an examination by Brooker of how TV has corrupted various concepts of Humanity:

Fear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQBwNyJDHsw

The Lifecycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1tVQmVj00k

Aspiration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D12FGiGegfc (My favorite, especially when he rails on My Sweet 16 and Cribs)

Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm5pf1uRyYE

Progress https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4vICxegQCs

Knowledge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7T4YTtMxbzk

Brooker also did a 6 episode run of Newswipe this year, very good. All on Youtube.

Thank you--these are fantastic.


I'm sure this has already been recommended but Canadian Netflix currently has Something from nothing: The Art of Rap which is really excellent. I've always liked rap but had no real understanding of it's history and development. The video website [url=http://theartofrap.com/]is here[/u].

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mod sassinator
Dec 13, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 3 hours!


Goosed it. posted:

Thank you--these are fantastic.


I'm sure this has already been recommended but Canadian Netflix currently has Something from nothing: The Art of Rap which is really excellent. I've always liked rap but had no real understanding of it's history and development. The video website is here.

Another good hip hop documentary I recently saw on Netflix instant is Biggie & Tupac, which investigates the story of their rivalry and death. The director is Nick Broomfield and he has a great confrontational yet not confrontational style.

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