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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
PostPosted: November 18 15, 8:38 pm 
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the WWII series on netflix. Almost all is film footage. Colorized, the effect makes it more real. Horrific, but good.


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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
PostPosted: November 19 15, 9:51 am 
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Freed Roger wrote:
the WWII series on netflix. Almost all is film footage. Colorized, the effect makes it more real. Horrific, but good.

The other thing series does, is deftly add in sound effects-like bombs exploding, the wind whipping a flag, as well as a creepy musical score. None of this seems overdone (color, sound effects, thematic score) and is woven in. It took me a while before it dawned on me, no way did they have that much color film footage, or good audio. this makes each episode look more real and awful, like it must have been.

Content wise, I am only a few episodes in. I suspect this would not satisfy all historical takes with points of emphasis. I think French people were behind this production, and looks like it has their perspective.


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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
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http://www.ninenet.org/blogs/program-highlights/independent-lens-accidental-courtesy/

This ought to be interesting.
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Renowned musician Daryl Davis has an unusual, controversial hobby: meeting and befriending members of KKK, many of whom have never met a black person. When some decide to leave the Klan, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods, a collection built piece by piece, story by story. Accidental Courtesy captures Daryl's search for answers to the question, "How can you hate me when you don't even know me?"


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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
PostPosted: October 10 17, 10:06 pm 
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held off watching this because thought it would be a Nike infomercial. It isn't. there's some techy running stuff, but mostly character profile of the 3 incredible athletes



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I enjoyed Searching for Sugar Man. A wild music story from when the world was still big. It could have dug deeper in certain aspects (my spoiler below), but it's just a great story. If you're interested I'd suggest not googling much first.

Spoiler: show
I think it could have played the 'what might have been' angle harder. I also wonder if it's a better movie from the perspective of Rodriguez and not from the South Africans.




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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
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Not sure how i missed The Bridge all these years. Read the article that it was inspired by- and probably discussed it here.

Powerful.


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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
PostPosted: July 18 19, 5:25 pm 
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Watching "The River and The Wall"
99cents on Amazon.

Follows a group of 5 people with topic-relevant backgrounds traveling the Rio Grande stretch of the border. Sounds interesting eh?

I want to like it but haven't (I keep dozing off with ~ 20 minutes left)

It doesn't tell a story really. Documentaries don't require an overbearing central thesis - but this one is beyond random. Moves around disjointedly between the adventure travel, the group's character portraits, the politics (rather delicately --interviews Beto and GOP Rep Will Hurd ) and the ecology/environment and factoids.

Comes across contrived in all these areas. They do terrible jobs running their loaded canoes thru some class 3 rapids of the Rio Grande -this peaked my interest but it did nothing for the film.

The visuals of the actual border and wall vs the imagery in most our heads is interesting-it displays that ok , but here I am dozing off on it.

Grade C, but only because of scenery and I am now interested in paddling the canyon area of the Rio.

Edit bump to a B minus on the last 25-30 min. They have a thesis after all, and give time to the themes that matter. The Beto Will Hurd inclusions seem pertinent. Skip forward to last stretch of film.


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I'm big into conspiracy theories--don't necessarily buy into them--but find them interesting nonetheless.

Watched a documentary on netflix last night called Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

If you're into aliens and alien technology, this doc is for you.

Basically Bob worked at a facility adjacent to Area 51 called S-4. He was tasked with reverse engineering alien spaceships and goes into great detail about the inner-workings of the ship he was working on.

I mean, could all be [expletive], but he seems like a legit guy who knows his stuff.

Anyway if youre into this stuff, definitely worth a watch.


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 Post subject: Re: Documentaries
PostPosted: July 20 19, 10:55 am 
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go birds wrote:
I'm big into conspiracy theories--don't necessarily buy into them--but find them interesting nonetheless.

Watched a documentary on netflix last night called Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers

If you're into aliens and alien technology, this doc is for you.

Basically Bob worked at a facility adjacent to Area 51 called S-4. He was tasked with reverse engineering alien spaceships and goes into great detail about the inner-workings of the ship he was working on.

I mean, could all be [expletive], but he seems like a legit guy who knows his stuff.

Anyway if youre into this stuff, definitely worth a watch.


I'm not sure how much I believe in that stuff, but I agree it was interesting and at least made you think. He did seem credible.


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