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OM3N



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I've been on a real documentary kick lately. Grizzly Man really put my teeth on edge so I have been on a mission to find the best and weirdest out there.

I need good recommendations.

Here is one I found about a 14 year old girl from the Isle of Mann (pop. <80,000) becoming a multimillion dollar pop idol in Japan due to 1 youtube video. The effect it has on her father is almost sickening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJLzqo_1M2M

Let's see the best documentaries you know!
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:34 pm
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Raoul DeGroot



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This was a good one.
Of course the American babyfam was an embarrasment.

Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:47 pm
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Can always rely on Raoul for the goodness. This looks awesome!

Edit: downloading now. I'd buy stuff like this if I could... But paying 40$ for shipping on a couple DVD's is not within my budget.
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:53 pm
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STYLE WARS!
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http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/scratch/trailer
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This was great. Roger Ebert summed up my thoughts on it pretty well in his review. - http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100616/REVIEWS/100619991/1023
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catfish
man on wire
exit though the gift shop
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:40 pm
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This is really great, here's what Patton Oswalt says about it:

One of the best horror movies ever made. The whole movie is shot inside the belly of a quivering, invisible demon—the 1960s, rotting in the sunshine of idealism and about to burst with flies.

And if you liked Grizzly Man, give this a shot:

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OM3N



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Lots of great suggestions here. Keep em' comin'!
Edit: I loved "Man On Wire"

Try "First Ascent" the MEN in that movie make me ashamed to have testicles.
Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:00 pm
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the NFB is rife with canadian documentaries(and other publicly funded films), all on the net for free. i'd recommend to anyone to check out this site. a lot of good canadian stuff on there.

this could have been posted before, but is awesome nonetheless
http://www.nfb.ca/film/carts_of_darkness
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Raoul DeGroot



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nodirectionhome wrote:
the NFB is rife with canadian documentaries(and other publicly funded films), all on the net for free. i'd recommend to anyone to check out this site. a lot of good canadian stuff on there.

this could have been posted before, but is awesome nonetheless
http://www.nfb.ca/film/carts_of_darkness



Love that place.












Post Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:29 pm
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Up the Yangtze and Last Train Home - both about the impact of globalization on modern chinese families - are a must-see.
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Neuro wrote:
STYLE WARS!


Style Wars is the best of all time


Check out this great documentary about how the red Punks and the first Hip Hop heads came together in Paris to deal with the Neonazi Skins that had increased their brutal attacks in the early 80's. Inspiring documentary with some great narration...

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Check on the youtube for the next 6 parts if you digg...
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A doc called "Second Skin" was pretty interesting. It's about gamers fascinations with MMO RPGs and the impact on their lives. I watched it on Netflix at one time, but it's also on youtube in its entirety.

"Restrepo" was an interesting look at a platoon of U.S. soldiers defending an outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley.
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