Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Vice Documentary on North Korea

23 posts in this topic

Posted

just watched the liberia doc.

 

holy fuging poo. Shane Smith has balls of steel. That was fuging crazy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I'd love for them to do followups. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

nail on the head scrum. its one thing to do that first view. go back and see how things are is the litmus test. otherwise it could be considered ratings grab.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

nail on the head scrum. its one thing to do that first view. go back and see how things are is the litmus test. otherwise it could be considered ratings grab.

 

easier said than done. A lot of these docs are just lucky, where the stars aligned perfectly. although i agree going back and doing follow ups would be fascinating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

What's Vice?

 

 

A thinly veiled opinion forming Bill Maher production on HBO.

 

 

bill-maher-makes-huge-campaign-donation-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

^ dumb

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

A thinly veiled opinion forming Bill Maher production on HBO.

 

 

bill-maher-makes-huge-campaign-donation-

 

 

I thought the same thing, but their stuff before being HBO'ed is really good.

 

Has he always been their backer?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

easier said than done. A lot of these docs are just lucky, where the stars aligned perfectly. although i agree going back and doing follow ups would be fascinating.

oh totally it would be hard. but gentle relentless pressure tends to lead to change.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I thought the same thing, but their stuff before being HBO'ed is really good.

 

Has he always been their backer?

 

No Shane Smith, Suroosh Alvi and some other guy who is no longer apart of it started it 20 years ago in Canada then moved it to New York.  This HBO thing is new. But never once did I feel like they were being biased.  Vice is a well-oiled machine so I doubt Maher had any influence on it. He is just investing in the show.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I thought the same thing, but their stuff before being HBO'ed is really good.

 

Has he always been their backer?

 

no, he hasn't, and vice has always been like that it was a magazine before they made video stuff...  i know a few guys who work for them and have worked for them in the past.  it's shock-journalism and very hit or miss but at least it sometimes gets people engaged in something.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

watching in the middle of the NK 2/3 and it is fuging crazy, I can't imagine what it must be like to live in a place like that, just wtf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites