As of late I have been watching some documentaries related to very odd topics or people was curious if anyone had any good ones they could suggest. My last three have been Hand on a hard body which is about a radio contest where you place your hand on a new truck last man standing wins. Pulling John about a arm wrestler which has been undefeated for 20 years , basically true life Over the Top. Last I watched Superheroes which is about grown men and women who put on costumes and fight crime. All three highly suggested , but wondering if anyone else has some to share?
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Post by sixstringer on Mar 23, 2012 5:57:18 GMT -8
I'd rather watch an obscure doc than anything else! Here's some I've seen recently on Netflix streaming...
Overnight - (rise and fall of Hollywood's next big thing) Darkon - (live action role players) Waiting for Hockney - (artist works on 1 drawing full time for 10years...) I Like Killing Flies - (NY restaurant owner "soup nazi") I Think We're Alone Now - (bizarre individuals obsessed with 1980s pop star Tiffany) Until the Light Takes Us - (Norwegian black metal murder)
If you haven't seen Overnight I would watch that first. It is super good! The others are pretty decent and very quirky.
I recommend: -Hearts and Minds (Vietnam doc) -Paradise Lost (West Memphis Three trial/story) -Dear Zachary (heart-breaking doc, murder, injustice, friendship, family, parenthood) -The Bridge (doc about people who have jumped off Golden Gate Bridge/suicides) -Business of Being Born (a required watch for anyone expecting a baby). ;D -I have seen a bunch of docs on illegal immigration, Balseros, Mojados, Farmingville, La Boda, but there is one (I can't remember its title) where a fillmmaker follows an immigrant struggling to make ends meet in Austin. TX and then suddenly dies. It was one of the best/saddest docs I have ever seen; wish I remembered the title...
Post by curiousgeorge on Mar 23, 2012 12:32:48 GMT -8
Dear Zachary smashed me to bits,toughest film/doc I've ever seen
Waiting for Hockney left me feeling cold towards Hockney (that's even allowing for poor editing in the film)
When The Levees Broke & If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise. Thanks to James Lee-Burke and his novels I've always felt a pull towards NOLA.Not the best work of Spike Lee but worth viewing (4 hours each movie!) Followed by the fantastic TREME tv series
Solo: Lost at sea 1 man 1 kayak against Tasman Sea
The Man Who Cycled The World- Ohh my! some of the food this guy had to eat!
Post by The Gorgon on Mar 23, 2012 20:27:20 GMT -8
This is a great thread.
Here are my art related suggestions for Netflix:
- Art of the Steal (Paul Barnes collection) - Stolen (art theft) - Walt and El Grupo (Walt along with Mary Blair go to So. Ame. to crush commies) - The Sherman Brothers (Disney song writers) - NOVA PBS Mysteries of a Masterpiece (proving a certain painting is a real Da Vinci)
Interests: Tim Biskup, SHAG, Miles Thompson, Eric Joyner, Brandi Milne, Bosko, Heather Watts, Sam Gambino, Derek Yaniger, Scott Schiedly, Yumiko Kuyakawa, Luke Chueh, Carlos Ramos
'Knuckle' its about a 3 familys of travellers who are all related, but have some bad historys between them. Its pretty much about the culture of bareknuckle fighting to sort problems. It was filmed over a 12 year period and imo well worth a watch.
undefeated is the most recent doc i've seen in theaters. good, not great. worth seeing still, in spite of p diddy's affiliation.
some real winners listed already, but some other must sees that haven't been mentioned include..
man on wire. so good. koyaanisqatsi. inspired footage of the human condition aside, the philip glass score is landmark in ever sense of the word. gasland. get ready for clean water in the mid-atlantic to be a thing of the past thanks to fracking and greed. the cove. fucked. dark days. homeless communities in nyc subways. cocaine cowboys. narcotics trafficking in miami in 80s. loose change. just for shits and giggles.