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#76 essines

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:15 PM

it'd be so much fucking nicer if people surmised, even slightly, what the doc they are mentioning is about. it's annoying to have to google 15 or 20 names, and if it is a favorite doc you'd think you could said a couple of words to at least give a slight understanding as to what it is about.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:11 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiO3d9BwFy0

^Union Square

A powerful look into the world of homeless heroin addicts UNION SQUARE captures the true and painful essence of drug addiction and drug - HEROIN. Stealing, shelters, hustling, detox and rehab - all is revealed in this



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2007206186362541122#

^This Is What Democracy Looks Like

This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle’s streets. The film cuts through the confusion and tear gas to paint an intimate, passionate portrait of a week that changed the world.With narration by SUSAN SARANDON and SPEARHEAD's MICHAEL FRANTI, and with a driving soundtrack including RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, DJ SHADOW, DJ MUSAKA, and COMPANY OF PROPHETS, This Is What Democracy Looks Like is the first documentary to capture the raw energy of the WTO protests, while clarifying their global and historic significance.

The Independent Media Center provided a production infrastructure for over 450 media activists during the WTO protests in November 1999. With autonomous, volunteer-run media centers operating in four continents, ten countries and twenty-one cities, the IMC represents a new and powerful emerging model for independent media.

"The IMC isn't waiting for the old guard media to tell the true story. . . the IMC is simply doing the job itself, reporting directly form the front lines." Naomi Klein, author of NO LOGO

55 min.



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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiO3d9BwFy0

^Union Square

A powerful look into the world of homeless heroin addicts UNION SQUARE captures the true and painful essence of drug addiction and drug - HEROIN. Stealing, shelters, hustling, detox and rehab - all is revealed in this



http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2007206186362541122#

^This Is What Democracy Looks Like

This Is What Democracy Looks Like, a co-production of the IMC and Big Noise Films, weaves the footage of over 100 videographers into a gripping document of what really happened on Seattle’s streets. The film cuts through the confusion and tear gas to paint an intimate, passionate portrait of a week that changed the world.With narration by SUSAN SARANDON and SPEARHEAD's MICHAEL FRANTI, and with a driving soundtrack including RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, DJ SHADOW, DJ MUSAKA, and COMPANY OF PROPHETS, This Is What Democracy Looks Like is the first documentary to capture the raw energy of the WTO protests, while clarifying their global and historic significance.

The Independent Media Center provided a production infrastructure for over 450 media activists during the WTO protests in November 1999. With autonomous, volunteer-run media centers operating in four continents, ten countries and twenty-one cities, the IMC represents a new and powerful emerging model for independent media.

"The IMC isn't waiting for the old guard media to tell the true story. . . the IMC is simply doing the job itself, reporting directly form the front lines." Naomi Klein, author of NO LOGO

55 min.


Thanks man! here's one that i enjoy.

Through a Blue Lens. It is mostly about life in Vancouver\s Downtown Eastside/East Hastings neighborhood. We had to watch it in juniour high but it's some good shit. I got to meet Randy (whom you'll meet if you watch the documentary) after he cleaned up on his tour through schools to tell kids not to fuck with heroin and crack and drugs in general. good shit.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:24 PM

I agree with whoever said Hoop Dreams was a good documentary. I think i might have actually watched that twice which isn't usual for me.

StinkHouse was good. Pretty hard to find though. It's basically about some guy who was in a motorcycle accident in the 70's, bumped his head real hard and now he pays people to take a dump in his house with his disability money.

There was quite a moving documentary about amnesia that i watched a couple of years ago. Cant remember the name but it was about a guy who had a rare form of amnesia where he kept thinking that he'd had accidentally shredded a hamster that never even existed. He spends much of the documentary being consoled by the interviewer only to repeatedly burst out crying again each time. So futile. He's probably crying right now.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:38 PM

There was quite a moving documentary about amnesia that i watched a couple of years ago. Cant remember the name but it was about a guy who had a rare form of amnesia where he kept thinking that he'd had accidentally shredded a hamster that never even existed. He spends much of the documentary being consoled by the interviewer only to repeatedly burst out crying again each time. So futile. He's probably crying right now.

that is so tragically bizarre. but if it weren't real life it would be a lol.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 05:43 PM

Sorry, i made that up. After all this time, essines.

You've still got it, John

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

you ruined the mystique! i was trying to fuck with ya and you just flat out gave up! for shame!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 07:58 PM

Boom! I double bluffed us both. I tricked myself into believing that you would pretend you didn't get it! But also, i knew that i wouldn't know it was a joke so i cloned myself so i could warn myself in the past. AND IT WORKED! ICED!

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 08:25 PM

fuck.

way to go, jerk.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:45 AM

American Movie
The Land Of Silence And Darkness
DOTWC2: The Metal Years

The Beaver Kid:
part 1...
part 2...
part 3...

(the clips are incomplete but give you an idea)

Edited by jefferoo, 11 April 2011 - 01:16 PM.


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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

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Short clip from Tokyo-Ga, by Wim Wenders, 1985. IMDB: 7.2/10

Very unique... little random pieces of Tokyo nostalgia mixed with stories and interviews about a filmmaker...

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:54 PM

documentary on l ron hubbard. fascinating figure, completely insane.. the most effective con man of all time. a film needs to be made on him.. i remember reading paul thomas anderson was developing a film called 'the master' with phillip seymour hoffman to star as the hubbard figure, but they abandonment development. wouldnt be surprised if they were pressured to do so..



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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:21 AM

I watched Cocaine Cowboys last night thanks to this thread, and it is indeed a top notch documentary. Everything about it is solid aside from the soundtrack, but the film is engrossing enough that that can be easily ignored.
Here's the trailer:


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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:29 AM

just watched The King of Kong

Spoiler

and it was good

I also, and yes it was.

And someone linked that doc in a London high rise lift called Lift and it was terrific. (Edit: it was Tec [thanks tec] and its here )

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:23 AM

I'll do some more. Oddly no-one has even mentioned Louis Theroux yet? Perhaps too obvious but to the uninitiated try..

Spoiler


which leads nicely into

Spoiler


WATMM I can do this for days. I've got over 400 documentaries. For the most part it is all I watch. Movies are too much of a commitment of my time and a risk that it'll be wasted. Documentaries are almost always a learning experience, even the poorly made ones.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:51 PM

this is incredible



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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

this is incredible

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldUXVtbbH40

12:40 = Blue Clax

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:28 PM

this one just came out...im probably going to order it. difficult to explain, just watch the trailer>>



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Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:46 PM

last one ill post as ive clogged up this thread enough, but i found this to be really interesting. the late richard "the iceman" kuklinski was an infamous and incredibly effective hitman for the mafia for a number of years. here hes interviewed by a forensic psychiatrist about his life and crimes.. its absolutely chilling (ha) how incredible intense and coldblooded (haha) this guy was>>



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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:35 PM

^ I love that one Z B Z, I always crack up when he says "..and that's when I learned that it's better to give than to recieve."

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Great mother of fuck, this movie is the craziest shit I've ever seen.

I just watched this on iTunes and it blew me away. If you don't know who Ray Kurzweil is he's the dude who came up with the technological singularity which is the idea that in the future man and machine will connect to become one big entity which will spread its influence across the universe.

WATCH THIS FILM! It'll freak you the fuck out! (getting stoned would help)

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 09:00 PM

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Great mother of fuck, this movie is the craziest shit I've ever seen.


I was just about to post this, saw it last night. There's something slightly nutty about almost everyone interviewed in it, but some interesting points are raised.

I watched The Iceman Tapes a while ago as well, and yeah... it's chilling hearing that guy recount his experiences. Definitely an interesting delve into the mind of a sociopath. I've always found that kind of thing fascinating and disturbing in equal measure.

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

This one is a little out there to be sure, but it's interesting. You can stream it before the 29th when Google video will give its last breath.
http://video.google....48701355447870#

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Posted 19 April 2011 - 03:16 PM

forgot about this one too

some amazing stuff in there

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:17 AM

this one just came out...im probably going to order it. difficult to explain, just watch the trailer>>

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWFhplFSEQ&feature=related


there was a great documentary on more 4 about mark hogancamp last night called village of the dolls. interesting, touching story. you really end up connecting with the guy. edit: in fact looks like the same film as your clip.

Village of the Dolls is a fascinating documentary about the fantasy world of Mark Hogancamp. After a vicious attack leaves him brain-damaged and broke, Mark seeks recovery in Marwencol, the Second World War scale model town he builds in his garden. He populates it with dolls representing his friends and family, taking photographs detailing the town's many relationships and dramas. Creating the town and photographing the action helps Mark to recover his hand-eye coordination and deal with the psychic wounds of the attack. But Mark and his photographs are discovered by a prestigious New York gallery that wants to set up an art show. Suddenly Mark's homemade therapy is deemed to be art, forcing him to choose between the safety of his fantasy life in Marwencol and the real world that he's avoided since the attack.


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Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:56 AM

Ray Kurzweil isn't the guy that came up with the technological singularity btw