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#46 bredy087


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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:22 PM

Oh poo I forgot about Bigger, Stronger, Faster! Its a fun documentary to watch.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:39 PM

Just watched Vote for me. Nothing ground breaking but different. Only 1 hour long streaming on Netflix.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 06:40 PM

Bigger, Faster, Stronger is basically a guide on how to juice. Awesome doc.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:51 PM

ESPN's 30 for 30

The U
The Geatest that Never was (Marcus Dupree)

Then a lot of "films" on this country I found more than compelling

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 06:48 PM

The Tillman Story is fantastic

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:53 PM

I've seen Catfish and I'm like 80% sure it was fake. It was still good but since the creators of that movie have now made Paranormal Activity 3, I doubt it was a legit documentary. Talhotblonde however was real. The tall hot blonde was from Oak Hill W.V. and I know a few people who knew her irl.

Just rewatched it and yeah, it's fake. It's still very good and worth a watch but there is no way they managed to have a camera at every major event and the fact that started so early in the whole ordeal...

Good but fake.

Watched Restrepo based on this thread. Thanks for the suggestion.

Edited by Inimicus, 29 September 2011 - 11:56 PM.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 12:23 AM

During Sociology class tonight, my professor was speaking about a couple documentaries. One was about Genie Wiley who spent 13 years or something of her life locked up in a bedroom. Her Grandmother and blind Mother both were also abused by the father and escaped, realizing though that they needed the little girl basically as a seeing eye dog because the old lady was senile. Still, Genie isn't socially intelligent and can't function outside of a group home.

The other one was a doc about Russian kids who were supposedly raised by wolves, and he said some of the footage was very compelling. They couldn't grasp concepts of a drinking glass, or dishes, and after being studied and taught by psychologists, they could behave somewhat normally in social situations but would still do things like react to a strange noise in the same way a dog would.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:31 AM

Don't know if anyone caught NFLN's "A Football Life" this week on Jerome Brown and Reggie White. This series is quickly becoming great. The last two on Bill Belichick were phenomenal if you like the guy or not.

I like documentaries that tell a story, not just talk about something. This series delivers.

And there are a bunch of other quality suggestions in this thread. I've watched at least 2 or 3 you guys suggested and haven't been disappointed yet.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:36 AM

Anvil: the story of anvil is freaking great.

(i know we have some old-school metal heads creeping around here)

Edited by mmmbeans, 30 September 2011 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:39 PM

Not a big documentary fan, but Gaslands really changed me in a weird sort of way.

After watching it, I got into the politics of the environment and our energy resources. The film was put together very well, and I think it won best documentary at the last Academy Awards.