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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2004, 07:05:01 PM »
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Buena Vista!!!!! my favorite, this Documentary is beautiful, and i loved it maybe because i always thought that there was nothing better than Music and Cinema at the same time, and GREAT music in a GREAT documentary, is just perfect to me....God bless Win Wenders
                               
i know, i know, Leni Riefenstahl's name will be always controversial but if we talk just about cinema and documentaries, hers is one of the most important names...and "Olympia" is a Master Piece in my opinion...
and talking about her, there is a very interesting documentary called "The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl" , i recommend it.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2004, 11:53:38 PM »
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Lots of repeats here, but my list would include:

Harlan County, U.S.A.
Sherman's March
Gates of Heaven
Vernon, Fla.
The Thin Blue Line
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control
Mr. Death
Salesman
Gimme Shelter
Night and Fog
Shoah
The Sorrow and the Pity
Into the Arms of Strangers
Hearts and Minds
Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
Hoop Dreams
Startup.com
American Movie
Spellbound

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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2004, 02:51:46 AM »
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Hah!  Brad made that movie... I know him from my Oklahoma days.

It's a fun little flick.


My roommate always rents strange documentaries from netflix, that was one he rented that I sat down and watched.  Very enjoyable.
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2004, 05:04:36 PM »
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WGA Creates Docu Category
Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine will be the first and only documentary ever nominated for the Guild's original screenplay award.

The Writers Guild of America is tweaking its awards system, creating a feature documentary writing award and excluding documentaries eligibility for its original screenplay award.

The new awards will be presented at a reception early next year rather than at the WGA Awards ceremony on February 19.
 
The change was made partially because the amount of documentaries released this year in Los Angeles has more than doubled, going from 23 to 50. Thirty contain writing credits, while last year, only eight did.

The change means that Michael Moore will not be winning his second WGA award for original screenplay for Fahrenheit 9/11, after winning the original screenplay award in 2002 for Bowling for Columbine. That film is now officially the first and last documentary ever nominated for the guild's original screenplay award.

Moore is unconcerned. He has chosen to submit Fahrenheit 9/11 for a Best Picture Oscar, rather than best documentary.
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« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2004, 05:29:30 PM »
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Was there a threat that Fahrenheit 9/11 would have been nominated for original screenplay? I thought the narration/writing was the movie's flaw.
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« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2004, 05:33:54 PM »
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Was there a threat that Fahrenheit 9/11 would have been nominated for original screenplay? I thought the narration/writing was the movie's flaw.


The narration is, essentially, "House of Bush, House of Saud," by Craig Unger -- sometimes it's even word-for-word -- and a lot of the old stuff Moore wrote in his book, "Dude where's my country," i.e. the joke about Clinton helping the McVeigh family out of the country.

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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2004, 06:46:55 PM »
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I heard some really good things about Fog of War.
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« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2004, 07:04:40 PM »
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I heard some really good things about Fog of War.

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« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2004, 07:51:27 PM »
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... and I've also heard some bad things about Fog of War.
"As a matter of fact I only work with the feeling of something magical, something seemingly significant. And to keep it magical I don't want to know the story involved, I just want the hypnotic effect of it somehow seeming significant without knowing why." - Len Lye

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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2004, 08:01:13 PM »
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his stuff is effin impossible to get ahold of, but ive heard nothing but great things about frederick wiseman....i desperately need to see his films...

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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2004, 08:24:30 PM »
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the war game won an academy award for best documentary in I think 65 and like 99% of the film was a dramatization of a potential nuclear holocaust.
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2004, 09:34:07 PM »
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also, Nanook Of The North is ranked as one of the best documentaries ever and every shot in it is staged.
context, context, context.

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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2004, 09:40:00 PM »
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So is Reefer Madness a documentary?
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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2004, 03:54:11 PM »
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The images speak for themselves in this one:
Trinity and Beyond

Mentioned before, but definitely Fog of War. Fascinating, just fascinating. Maybe not the most incisive documentary ever made, but the subject matter and McNamara make the film worth seeing.

For the title alone (plus, I happen to like garlic):
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers

And, probably the funniest documentary I have ever seen:
American Movie: The Making of Northwestern
It's the cinematic equivelant of Spinal Tap, only for real. And funnier for it.
If you can, do watch the end result of "Coven" for extra laughs.

I'll post more if I remember any.
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« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2004, 05:32:33 PM »
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Rumsfeld should take lessons...

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