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#1 Guest_Al5x_*

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 11:54 AM

SELF EXPLANATORY, I'll start us off with some basic suggestions:
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Despite the seeming correlation in the title this documentary has nothing to do with 9/11. All about the 2008 financial collapse and everyone and everything that caused it to happen. Very, very interesting, at least for the subject matter, very maddening in places, and a bit too thick in information to process all in one sitting (at least for me :lol: ).

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A documentary that interviews and describes some of the major players of the utterly massive coke importation business in the 1970's and 80's, extremely fast paced, full of likable characters and honestly far more intriguing and enjoyable than movies like Scarface. This film is pure entertainment.

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Deeply disturbing documentary following one of the most notorious child molesting priests of all time. Gripping, disgusting and oddly interesting.

YOUR TURN!

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#2 Fred McGriff

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:02 PM

watched Man on Wire recently... about the dude who tight rope walked between the trade center towers. one of the best docs i've seen

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:16 PM

The Great Happiness of Space - A very interesting documentary about Japanese hosts. I thought I was gonna watch some wacky Japanese documentary but it turned out to be quite sad but also very interesting.

Anyone interested in Japanese culture should check this one out.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:22 PM

18 with a bullet

http://thepiratebay....ang_Documentary

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:00 PM

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+ everything by BBC Nature.

#7 Haldermaniac

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:21 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFukiQOvDYs


This. Also Get Lamp, Witch Hunt, Second Skin, and I like to pretend Fubar is a real documentary.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:40 PM

Man on Wire is mindblowing.

Of course the germans know what their doing:
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and for the kinski fan: my best fiend is an incredible elegy.
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 03:51 PM

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seeing this in 3d was one of the best theater experiences I have ever had

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theres a ton more, this is just what came to mind first, grizzly man is also really good.

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#10 Fred McGriff

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:03 PM

king of kong goes without saying

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:11 PM

I was just about to say that it was great to have not seen King of Kong of this thread, dammit Fred.

This one made me respect the Amish a great deal, and AFX is on the soundtrack!

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I put this in the youtube thread a while ago but this is a good little insight into the joys of high rise living.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNAvyLCTik

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:19 PM

Man on Wire


for some reason I hated this

Grizzly Man


yes




some of my personal favorites are probably the Adam Curtis series of docs about America, terrorism, PR and so on. The best information-wise being Century of the Self. 10/10



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one of my favorite movies everrr
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lesser known but fully mindblowing. not exactly a documentary, not exactly anything really.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:34 PM

Man on Wire and Microcosmos are both really good. I will never, ever, ever understand people who can stomach heights in that way. It's just foreign to me.

Horse Dynasty was pretty good. It's basically about a top secret project in the mid to late 50's where some pretty shady characters in the US government tried to create the ultimate horse. Many people got rich and many more were killed. It's horrible but brilliant.

American Movie: The Making of Northwestern is pretty funny as well

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:38 PM

oh man. american movie is great.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:41 PM

yes american movie!

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

http://forums.mvgroup.org/

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really; join.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 04:46 PM

http://forums.mvgroup.org/

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BUT I WANNA KNOW WHAT WATMM THINKS
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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:15 PM

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:28 PM

hoop dreams
king of kong
persona non grata (america undercover episode by oliver stone in palestine :cisfor: )

i saw both of these a long time ago but i loved them, never saw them again...
God's Country (1986)

and.. i'm not sure if this is the right one, i can't find any clips but Place de la République(?) it came on TCM right before God's Country, so i think it was a louis malle block or something. but the one i'm thinking of i think was black and white and he just walked around an area of france talking to people on the street, people doing errands and the vendors. doesn't sound interesting when i try to describe it but i enjoyed it.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF4H8lB2Y_o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1sQ3mztcW4

Heres an good link for political docus. Its got pretty much every Adam Curtis film made and the Pilger stuff is excellent, but then you knew that =) My link

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 05:54 PM

Jazz

The Union

Raw Opium

The Genius of Charles Darwin

Dark Days

The Corporation

Jesus Camp

Root of all evil

And really anything by Richard Dawkin

And Michael Moore isn't that bad as well

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#22 kaini

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:06 PM

http://forums.mvgroup.org/

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really; join.

BUT I WANNA KNOW WHAT WATMM THINKS
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oh ok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8up9DnXV7BM
carl sagan's cosmos. all of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O101aJ-XGPc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfpiO8ZjIk0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnbOWi6f_IM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn9dO_iL7lo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPGzX5kZd0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTjUqI6W3yQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bGx3UB-Slg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ImvlS8PLIo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOZX-hxffXg

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:08 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30_for_30

a must for ANY sports fan. ive seen around 10 of them and they're all totally amazing.. even if im not really into that sport.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:16 PM

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THE DEVIL & DANIEL JOHNSTON
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#25 kaini

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 07:23 PM


fucking incredible