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Looten Plunder
Jul 11, 2006


Grimey Drawer

Schlinky posted:

Would anyone else be able to recommend some interesting music documentaries? I'm interested less about the history of an era and more about the stories behind the people, but I'm totally up for anything if it's good.

I'm not sure how many pages back you read before posting but As the Palaces Burn is a documentary about the metal band Lamb of God. It intended to be a generic "on the road" documentary but quickly got turned on it's head when the lead singer got arrested in Czech Republic for the death of a fan.

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Herv
Mar 24, 2005



Soiled Meat

MrBling posted:

Last Days Here is about Bobby Liebling and Pentagram, who could probably have been the american version of Black Sabbath if Bobby hadn't hosed up his life with drugs.

This was very hard to watch, and not because it was a bad production.
--
Roky Erikson has to be the most extreme acid casualty I have ever seen as well. Syd Barrett levels of 'mind losing'. Just heartbreaking stuff.

MrBling
Aug 21, 2003

Oozing machismo

Herv posted:

This was very hard to watch, and not because it was a bad production.


Oh yeah, until the end I was convinced Bobby was going to drop dead at any point. He looked 5 minutes away from dying.

The Doctor
Jul 8, 2007

The angels have my snatch

Fallen Rib

Any recommendations for documentaries on American history?

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

PLEASE CLAP

The Doctor posted:

Any recommendations for documentaries on American history?

All of Ken Burns' stuff, most of it is on Netflix. I highly recommend The Civil War.

savinhill
Mar 28, 2010


Schlinky posted:

I might take a look into that Eagles doco, could be worth the look.

Would anyone else be able to recommend some interesting music documentaries? I'm interested less about the history of an era and more about the stories behind the people, but I'm totally up for anything if it's good.



Schlinky, I just watched an awesome one called The Great Hip Hop Hoax. It's about two Scottish rappers who keep getting told that Scottish rappers aren't marketable and treated like a joke whenever they try to make contacts with music industry people in London, so they reinvent themselves by faking American accents and saying they're from California.

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

Anyone heard of a documentary called "No No" about a dude named Doc Ellis who pitched a no-hitter in the 70's while tripping on acid? It looks really interesting but I don't see it on Netflix. As someone who possessed superhuman basketball and pool shooting skills while tripping, I'm anxious to see the film's take on it.

Intuition says you couldn't hit the broad side of a barn while on LSD but on more than one occasion, the other side of my brain took over and I was unstoppable.

Uncle Boogeyman
Jul 22, 2007



BiggerBoat posted:

Anyone heard of a documentary called "No No" about a dude named Doc Ellis who pitched a no-hitter in the 70's while tripping on acid? It looks really interesting but I don't see it on Netflix. As someone who possessed superhuman basketball and pool shooting skills while tripping, I'm anxious to see the film's take on it.

Intuition says you couldn't hit the broad side of a barn while on LSD but on more than one occasion, the other side of my brain took over and I was unstoppable.

i haven't seen the documentary but i think most people believe Doc Ellis was full of poo poo.

revdrkevind
Dec 15, 2013
ASK ME ABOUT MY TINY DICK

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BiggerBoat posted:

Anyone heard of a documentary called "No No" about a dude named Doc Ellis who pitched a no-hitter in the 70's while tripping on acid? It looks really interesting but I don't see it on Netflix. As someone who possessed superhuman basketball and pool shooting skills while tripping, I'm anxious to see the film's take on it.

Intuition says you couldn't hit the broad side of a barn while on LSD but on more than one occasion, the other side of my brain took over and I was unstoppable.

DocK Ellis

Not playing here but:
http://www.nonoadockumentary.com/

So it is a thing, and yes most people think it's bullshit, although his life was otherwise quite interesting.

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.

There's a good short animation from a few years ago of Doc talking about his no hitter too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14

BiggerBoat
Sep 26, 2007

I'm sorry, everyone.

revdrkevind posted:

So it is a thing, and yes most people think it's bullshit, although his life was otherwise quite interesting.

I wonder why they think it's bullshit. His score line form that night seems like a guy on acid.

quote:

Pittsburgh Pirates
IP H R ER BB SO
9.0 0 0 0 8 6

8 walks doesn't seem like a dude who had his best stuff or control and would seem to support his story. Has anyone else pitched a no hitter with that many walks? A quick Google search gives me this:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/play-index/share.cgi?id=ESrS

So maybe I'm wrong there. But two things: there's some pretty big names on that list (Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson, Jack Morris, Jim Palmer, Sandy Koufax) . Also, why would he lie about it and make it up? Just to sell books? Maybe. Like I said, as someone who seriously was able to shoot pool and drain three pointers well beyond my normal abilities, I'm inclined to believe it.

Uncle Boogeyman
Jul 22, 2007



BiggerBoat posted:

Also, why would he lie about it and make it up?

because it's a loving great story.

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


LSD was one of the drugs in that chemical cocktail that the mumbai terrorists took before they did their business. Then again I think shooting is probably an overall easier task than pitching in the strike zone in major league baseball.

revdrkevind
Dec 15, 2013
ASK ME ABOUT MY TINY DICK

also my opinion on


mod sassinator posted:

There's a good short animation from a few years ago of DocK talking about his no hitter too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUhSYLRw14

With a 'k'.

BiggerBoat posted:

8 walks doesn't seem like a dude who had his best stuff or control and would seem to support his story.

The batting lineup is generally known beforehand. You walk the guys who can hit, and pitch to the ones that can't. This is not an unusual tactic.

Drunkboxer
Jun 30, 2007


revdrkevind posted:

DocK Ellis

Not playing here but:
http://www.nonoadockumentary.com/

So it is a thing, and yes most people think it's bullshit, although his life was otherwise quite interesting.

Then again Rube Waddell supposedly pitched every game drunk and had a career ERA of like 2 so who knows.

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

Just watched the new Netflix documentary Virunga last night and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's about a huge and stunningly beautiful nature preserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo most notable for its large population of endangered mountain gorillas. After oil reserves are discovered in the park, it becomes the target of two factions in an escalating and complex conflict: a British oil company and a rebel group bent on overthrowing the government. The film itself focuses on a handful of protagonists, including a child soldier turned game warden, a young French journalist, a keeper of orphaned gorillas, and a Belgian prince primatologist determined to save the park.

It's incredibly gripping, saddening, and infuriating, and one of those remarkable documentaries which makes you feel like you're truly witnessing something historic unfold. I can't recommend it highly enough (plus it's available on Netflix, so it's easy to watch).

Peas and Rice
Jul 14, 2004

Honor and profit.


MeinPanzer posted:

Just watched the new Netflix documentary Virunga last night and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It's about a huge and stunningly beautiful nature preserve in the Democratic Republic of Congo most notable for its large population of endangered mountain gorillas. After oil reserves are discovered in the park, it becomes the target of two factions in an escalating and complex conflict: a British oil company and a rebel group bent on overthrowing the government. The film itself focuses on a handful of protagonists, including a child soldier turned game warden, a young French journalist, a keeper of orphaned gorillas, and a Belgian prince primatologist determined to save the park.

It's incredibly gripping, saddening, and infuriating, and one of those remarkable documentaries which makes you feel like you're truly witnessing something historic unfold. I can't recommend it highly enough (plus it's available on Netflix, so it's easy to watch).

You aren't kidding - this is one of the best documentaries I've watched in a long time. I'm stunned they managed to get some of the footage from the war zone that they got.

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.


that is a rollercoaster of a doc. Everyone should see it.

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.

drat I'm going to have to add that to my list to watch. Netflix has been killing it with their documentary productions. The one on 3D printing they did, Print The Legend, is quite good and worth a watch.

Allyn
Sep 4, 2007

I love Charlie from Busted!

Anyone have any recommendations for documentaries on American football, focussed more on coaching/behind the scenes stuff rather than specific games? So not films like Harvard Beats Yale, but rather The U or Undefeated. With one caveat: that it not be part of ESPN's 30 for 30, because I know about those Any level from high school to pro.

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.

Allyn posted:

Anyone have any recommendations for documentaries on American football, focussed more on coaching/behind the scenes stuff rather than specific games? So not films like Harvard Beats Yale, but rather The U or Undefeated. With one caveat: that it not be part of ESPN's 30 for 30, because I know about those Any level from high school to pro.

See if you can find Go Tigers! the story of highschool football in Massillon, Ohio. Football is a religion to this town and their highschool team almost rivals college teams in the level they train and play at.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tGclyb1MQ

Also this Frontline episode on highschool football is a good one: http://video.pbs.org/video/1880045332/

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








computer parts posted:

All of Ken Burns' stuff, most of it is on Netflix. I highly recommend The Civil War.

That's a good one, I also really like his documentary about the national parks called The National Parks: America's Best Idea.

Mahoning
Feb 3, 2007


mod sassinator posted:

See if you can find Go Tigers! the story of highschool football in Massillon, Ohio. Football is a religion to this town and their highschool team almost rivals college teams in the level they train and play at.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9tGclyb1MQ

Go Tigers is on Netflix I think.

Don't let that doc fool you though, for all the passion that the Massillon Tigers inspire, they have never won a state championship since Ohio began the playoff era. They're kind of a laughing-stock in NE Ohio except they're not in on the joke.

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



In case you don't read his blog Run Blogger posted a fantastic, but short, documentsry from ESPN about a HS runner with MS.

Catching Kayla

Ropes4u
May 2, 2009



Just watched Shenandoah - Jesus Christ what a rick roll the last thirty minutes turned out to be. It is an excellent flick, which iirc has been discussed here before, if you haven't seen it you should watch it.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.


I watched Virunga with my family the other day, because this thread recommended. It's been a few days and I still find myself thinking about it.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Yeah Virunga is stellar, really makes you feel poo poo that you're not doing much to help the situation over there.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Stare-Out posted:

Yeah Virunga is stellar, really makes you feel poo poo that you're not doing much to help the situation over there.

What could you do? The simplest thing you could say is that it benefits an awful lot of people to maintain instability and weak states in Central Africa, and it's complex because a lot of the weak actors in that region see it that way, as well.

Stare-Out
Mar 11, 2010

not all who wander are lost


Very true, all a first-world slob like me can do I guess is donate which I did the moment the doc was over, but it's disheartening to know the national park is being exploited and under threat of war like that.

MonsieurChoc
Oct 12, 2013

Every species can smell its own extinction.


The most I did was like the Facebook page and share it with my friends ebcause I'm a broke college student.

Cosmos
Jan 8, 2006

All that is or was or ever will be


Just finished watching Virunga and it's the best documentary I've seen in a long time and I don't think I'll ever forget it. I just wish there was something I could do. The rangers that protect that park are real, actual heroes.

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


Anyone got any good reccomendations for docs on the Bosnian war?

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Abu Dave posted:

Anyone got any good reccomendations for docs on the Bosnian war?

Yep, The Death Of Yugoslavia:

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

Empress Brosephine
Mar 31, 2012

by Jeffrey of YOSPOS


That looks amazing, thanks.

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

Abu Dave posted:

Anyone got any good reccomendations for docs on the Bosnian war?

Serbian Epics:
http://youtu.be/R2X7piWcTnw

Tito among the Serbs for a second time:
http://youtu.be/_SiyChCiMio
(This is only an excerpt. You'll have to do some searching to find the actual film but it's well worth it.)

Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006




I'm 2.5 hours deep and completely engaged. The fact that they were able to interview so many officials from all involved parties makes it really dynamic.

HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Kull the Conqueror posted:

I'm 2.5 hours deep and completely engaged. The fact that they were able to interview so many officials from all involved parties makes it really dynamic.

My very favorite thing (other than the rad theme music) about it is that Milosevic is just another guy in it. It was a couple years before Kosovo and before he was tried at the Hague and whatever, but it is wild to see. It would be like seeing Charles Taylor or something as a talking head in a documentary.

Bolek
May 1, 2003




Gonna have to parcel this out.

Can someone recommend any documentaries that go into how prevalent drug use was, historically? You hear these stories about JFK being an opiate and speed addict, Hitler being cranked up all the time, etc. It would be interesting to see something that goes in depth about that. Ideally I'd like something that covers different eras and cultures, but wouldn't be averse to stuff that focuses on a particular group or time. Thanks.

Kull the Conqueror
Apr 8, 2006



HUNDU THE BEAST GOD posted:

My very favorite thing (other than the rad theme music) about it is that Milosevic is just another guy in it. It was a couple years before Kosovo and before he was tried at the Hague and whatever, but it is wild to see. It would be like seeing Charles Taylor or something as a talking head in a documentary.

And also plenty of paramilitary leaders who have now been convicted or awaiting trial, just casually talking about what they've been up to. "Yeah, I was sent to that village where all Bosnian Muslims were systematically murdered. Why are you looking at me like that?"

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HUNDU THE BEAST GOD
Sep 14, 2007

everything is yours


Bolek posted:

Gonna have to parcel this out.

Can someone recommend any documentaries that go into how prevalent drug use was, historically? You hear these stories about JFK being an opiate and speed addict, Hitler being cranked up all the time, etc. It would be interesting to see something that goes in depth about that. Ideally I'd like something that covers different eras and cultures, but wouldn't be averse to stuff that focuses on a particular group or time. Thanks.

It's originally in six parts, other people have uploaded them individually. About 45 minutes per.

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