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El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



mod sassinator posted:

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.

That said, avoid the gently caress out of Kurt and Courtney, also by Broomfield.

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TLG James
Jun 5, 2000

Questing ain't easy


Just to let anyone know, Blackfish is going to be on CNN on Oct 24th.

Holy crap, I will never spend a dollar at Sea World for the rest of my life until they get rid of the killer whales.

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011




Stare-Out posted:

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.
The whole thing is loaded with abuse, but nothing got to me like those sad floppy dorsal fins. :smith: Everyone should watch this.

Goosed it. posted:

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.
It's a thin history, but I loved the stories of how each person discovered rap. That 30 year old record that labeled an instrumental as the do-it-yourself version was really cool. It's worth your time if you like music and/or Ice T interviewing people.

A Band Called Death is an ok documentary about a great subject. Three brothers from Detroit were playing punk music before The Ramones were even founded. They refused to change their name and couldn't get a record deal. 34 years later, one of their sons found the demos in the attic and the band blew up. It's a really good story but the movie didn't grab me.

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten is about the lead singer of The Clash. It's good when it focuses on Joe's life and people who knew him, but it's very bloated. There are so many interviews with celebrities or musicians influenced by The Clash. This would be ok if the global impact of The Clash was the subject, but it's about one man's life and a lot of time is spent on his later work. If a Joe Strummer documentary isn't inherently appealing, this probably isn't worth your time.

The Loving Story is about the couple who sued Virginia and led to the Supreme Court overturning bans on interracial marriage. As a whole it's not great, but it's interesting to see the huge amount of footage and home movies recorded at the time. The Lovings are nice people who want to be left alone. The lawyers are great. They obviously believe in the case and fairness etc., but instead of the humble men fighting for justice seen in so many bad scripts, they are also careerists looking to make a name for themselves. You can skip it.

Pilli
Jul 3, 2011

Dogs have owners,
cats have staff


I just went through the BBC series "Addicted to Pleasure" and highly recommend it to history enthusiasts. It's presented by Scottish actor Brian Cox and consists of a mix of on-location interviews, scientific explanations, cutely animated drawings and lots of historical background. An excellent production.

Sugar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_9U5TZiemM

Whiskey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxP31qS3IM4

Tobacco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sext0OA7a-g

Opium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTQWc6G3vwo

Note: all of the pictures are misleading. For instance, there is zero mention of Jack Daniel's in the whiskey episode.

eminkey2003
Oct 11, 2009


Troma has free documentaries about their filming and selling process. It's inspiring for any creative type.

Highlights include filming in an abandoned Mcdonald's with volunteer actors, and painting green collars on t-shirts when they run out of green-collared shirts.

VERY :nws:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_X9FnnhC8I&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLLnfvt0TjwhorW5MdWaAahntogiNFaK3m
VERY :nws:

Dr.Caligari posted:

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.

Not paranormal, but Halloweeny and enjoyed: "The American Scream":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQMkrdzD3xM (trailer)

eminkey2003 fucked around with this message at 04:58 on Jun 15, 2015

true.spoon
Jun 7, 2012


I just watched The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On by Kazuo Hara and holy poo poo, what a haunting experience. Hara follows a WWII veteran who fought in New Guinea and now revisits his superiors and other members of his unit to bring the gruesome details of some incidents to light. Of course most don't want to talk to him but he is relentless (to say the least).
I don't whant to spoil anything more if you need more details check out the IMDb link above or the Wikipedia entry.

The movie can be found on Youtube and is also easily downloadable if you want to.

SeanBeansShako
Nov 20, 2009


The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On is simply intense. Watch it.

fancyclown
Dec 10, 2012


Thank you for this. Just watched it and man, this one is an experience that will stay with you for sure. :japan: :anarchists:

MeinPanzer
Dec 19, 2004
anyone who reads Cinema Discusso for anything more than slackjawed trolling will see the shittiness in my posts

true.spoon posted:

I just watched The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On by Kazuo Hara and holy poo poo, what a haunting experience. Hara follows a WWII veteran who fought in New Guinea and now revisits his superiors and other members of his unit to bring the gruesome details of some incidents to light. Of course most don't want to talk to him but he is relentless (to say the least).
I don't whant to spoil anything more if you need more details check out the IMDb link above or the Wikipedia entry.

The movie can be found on Youtube and is also easily downloadable if you want to.

Just want to echo the sentiment that this is a great film. Truly one of the most spellbinding documentaries I've ever seen.

ulvir
Jan 2, 2005



Can anyone recommend any good documentaries about old subcultures, Akin to Filth and the Fury, Headbanger's Journey and the like? Anything about punk, skinhead, mod and early goth would be greatly appreciated.

No need to bring up anything about black metal, however.

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.

ulvir posted:

Can anyone recommend any good documentaries about old subcultures, Akin to Filth and the Fury, Headbanger's Journey and the like? Anything about punk, skinhead, mod and early goth would be greatly appreciated.

No need to bring up anything about black metal, however.

You might like Blank City, a documentary on the late 70's post punk/DIY art scene in New York. I watched it recently and enjoyed it.

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

nocal
Mar 7, 2007


Decline of Western Civilization, if you haven't seen it.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


I and II are on Youtube, no dice for III.

fenix down
Jan 12, 2005



ulvir posted:

Can anyone recommend any good documentaries about old subcultures, Akin to Filth and the Fury, Headbanger's Journey and the like? Anything about punk, skinhead, mod and early goth would be greatly appreciated.

No need to bring up anything about black metal, however.
This one was posted earlier in the thread. It's about French punks who went around beating up skinheads in the 80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dn2NRvrR-U

And if you have a really strong stomach you could watch the GG Allin documentary. I couldn't make it all the way through.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


Stare-Out posted:

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.

Just watched this. Really well made almost had me :cry: a few times.

doug fuckey
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

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

I clicked this not knowing what it was, and my god is it wonderful. This is incredibly interesting and entertaining, even for being as old as it is.

Which got me to wondering, are there many other television shows, documentary or otherwise, that are basically the product of one person? I mean, besides crew and all, something like Connections or Cosmos (or even "Louie") that is the work of a writer/director/editor/presenter. The result usually seems pretty good.

ulvir
Jan 2, 2005



mod sassinator posted:

You might like Blank City, a documentary on the late 70's post punk/DIY art scene in New York. I watched it recently and enjoyed it.

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

nocal posted:

Decline of Western Civilization, if you haven't seen it.

fenix down posted:

This one was posted earlier in the thread. It's about French punks who went around beating up skinheads in the 80s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Dn2NRvrR-U

And if you have a really strong stomach you could watch the GG Allin documentary. I couldn't make it all the way through.
Thanks a bunch.

Don't think I've the stomach to watch the one about GG Allin, though (did some reading on the guy). I've already seen Decline of Western Civilisation II, but I'll definitely check out part 1.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


You need to watch Hated to see where The Hangover came from.

Rocksicles
Oct 19, 2012

by Nyc_Tattoo


Finally got around to watching The Cove about the Japanese slaughtering 20,000+ dolphins every year for basically pocket change. loving heart breaking. exceptionally well made doco with some extraordinary footage.

Big eye opening for me in terms of what a joke the IWC is, and why Sea Sheppard are so into their cause.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KRD8e20fBo

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012

Easter was an Inside Job


big business sloth posted:

This is incredibly interesting and entertaining, even for being as old as it is.
I thought the same thing when I discovered it. How had I gone this long without ever someone shoving this in front of me and going "please pay attention, for the love of god this stuff is worth learning." For some reason I fall asleep when Sagan talks, but James Burke has me :allears:

doug fuckey
Jun 7, 2007

hella greenbacks

KoRMaK posted:

I thought the same thing when I discovered it. How had I gone this long without ever someone shoving this in front of me and going "please pay attention, for the love of god this stuff is worth learning." For some reason I fall asleep when Sagan talks, but James Burke has me :allears:

I really would like to see more presentations as such. Both "The Day the Universe Changed" and "Cosmos" begin with "A Personal Journey/View by..." and I think that format is astounding.

Angryhead
Apr 4, 2009

Don't call my name
Don't call my name
Alejandro




Fallen Rib

There's a new VICE "Guide to Travel" video out, called "The Japanese Love Industry". :nws:
It's great, fascinating and sad, as their stuff tends to be.

Watching it makes me want to learn more about the Yakuza, any suggestions for that?

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Angryhead posted:

There's a new VICE "Guide to Travel" video out, called "The Japanese Love Industry". :nws:
It's great, fascinating and sad, as their stuff tends to be.

Watching it makes me want to learn more about the Yakuza, any suggestions for that?

Jesus as an adder the end was horrible

tagelthebagel
Oct 23, 2008


Angryhead posted:

There's a new VICE "Guide to Travel" video out, called "The Japanese Love Industry". :nws:
It's great, fascinating and sad, as their stuff tends to be.

Watching it makes me want to learn more about the Yakuza, any suggestions for that?

This poo poo is crazy. I don't want to ruin any of it by saying any quotes or nothing, but what the cuddle girl said about Christmas blew my mind.

penismightier
Dec 6, 2005

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



big business sloth posted:

I really would like to see more presentations as such. Both "The Day the Universe Changed" and "Cosmos" begin with "A Personal Journey/View by..." and I think that format is astounding.

As I understand it, that format began with Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark, in part as Kenneth Clark's disclaimer that he was really only concerned with Western Civilization. It's a really good show, very much worth a watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNGzoJFj9g8

true.spoon
Jun 7, 2012


tagelthebagel posted:

This poo poo is crazy. I don't want to ruin any of it by saying any quotes or nothing, but what the cuddle girl said about Christmas blew my mind.
Along those lines a friend told me that on Valentine's day there are crowds of otakus chanting "Death to lovers!". Factuality not guaranteed.

As always Vice is rather superficial (but admittedly entertaining), if this got any of you interested in the strange phenomena of host clubs, I highly recommend The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief (can be found on Youtube). I think it was already mentioned in the thread but it's worth repeating.
Also thanks to whoever linked the Troma documentaries, I enjoyed them tremendously without ever having watched any of the movies they were about.

true.spoon fucked around with this message at 21:36 on Oct 16, 2013

Baron Bifford
May 24, 2006
Probation
Can't post for 1975 days!


I watched this excellent NOVA documentary on the 2004 case where a Kansas school district tried and failed to introduce creationism to the curriculum. It's a thoroughly informative program, but it has a major gap. Before the judge even rendered his verdict, the people of Dover voted to oust the creationists from the school board. The creationists had lost the support of the people. What happened there? For what reasons did the people choose mainstream science? What swayed them?

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012



I just watched a documentary called Billionaires Club yesterday on the Tea Party. Are there any more recent docs on the TP movement, or any extreme right movements in the US?

Edit: I also watched an HBO doc on the 2009 election. I love seeing crazy people cry because Obama became President.

Edit 2: I watched two-thirds The Power Principle today; any opinions on it?

Professor Shark fucked around with this message at 22:43 on Oct 21, 2013

Stick Figure Mafia
Dec 11, 2004



Professor Shark posted:

I just watched a documentary called Billionaires Club yesterday on the Tea Party. Are there any more recent docs on the TP movement, or any extreme right movements in the US?

Edit: I also watched an HBO doc on the 2009 election. I love seeing crazy people cry because Obama became President.

Edit 2: I watched two-thirds The Power Principle today; any opinions on it?

What was the name of the HBO doc?

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


I think the one he's talking about is Right America: Feeling Wronged.

UltimoDragonQuest
Oct 5, 2011




How To Survive a Plague is a interesting history of ACT UP and AIDS activism. It's worth watching but super depressing since you're watching people slowly die.

The official site has a trailer and link to Netflix Instant.
http://surviveaplague.com/

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012



HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

I think the one he's talking about is Right America: Feeling Wronged.

Correct- it's from 2009, however, so it hasn't caught up with the crazy.

It was decent, and I found that I had more respect for the guys who said they didn't like Obama because they were racist (literally "I don't like ****** :geno:") than the ones who couldn't explain why they didn't like him/ were frothing mad because he's a Hitler-Stalin-Socialist-Dictator.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Are there any similar documentaries on the whacko left?

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Ropes4u posted:

Are there any similar documentaries on the whacko left?

Who, specifically? Occupy, or something?

NeilPerry
May 2, 2010


I'm looking for documentaries about veganism, anarchism and punk. I've already seen Antifa -Chasseurs de skins, Food Inc and Earthlings.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010



Ropes4u posted:

Are there any similar documentaries on the whacko left?


I'm sure some Infowars stuff would fit the bill. If you're looking for a laugh, anyways.

Paper Jam Dipper
Jul 14, 2007

by XyloJW


Ropes4u posted:

Are there any similar documentaries on the whacko left?

I'd probably consider anything by Morgan Spurlock to be whacko left. At least Super Size Me.

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011



Ropes4u posted:

Are there any similar documentaries on the whacko left?

Here's 15 minutes on the most leftist of all the first-wave American underground comic book artists:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_VSYSI5WU

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT

Baron Bifford posted:

I watched this excellent NOVA documentary on the 2004 case where a Kansas school district tried and failed to introduce creationism to the curriculum. It's a thoroughly informative program, but it has a major gap. Before the judge even rendered his verdict, the people of Dover voted to oust the creationists from the school board. The creationists had lost the support of the people. What happened there? For what reasons did the people choose mainstream science? What swayed them?

I would imagine they were embarrassed by the national media coverage. Either that, or an organized group of townsfolk mobilized to oust those people.

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Diodeous
May 14, 2002



Ropes4u posted:

Are there any similar documentaries on the whacko left?

Not sure whether or not these fall under that umbrella, but "If A Tree Falls" about the ELF is somewhat in that vein, as is "Better This World", which vaguely touches on a domestic terror plot related to the 2008 RNC in Minneapolis. I'm probably doing a bad job explaining, but check them out.

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