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    Quote Originally Posted by argonauta
    That was enthralling!

    I just watched "My Kid Could Paint That"
    Pretty interesting take on the value of abstract art.

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    well, i just spent 2 hours fighting every urge to ball my eyes out like a little girl from watching "Dear Zachary- A letter to a son about his father"

    wow.

    (it's on netflix 'instant play' right now if you're interested)

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    What was it about lefty?

    Has anybody come across any interesting documentaries recently about this whole credit crisis bull****? Namely anything about businesses closing etc. It's for a photodocumentary project I'm working on.

    Or any interesting docu's about The Great Depression?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbmcaulay View Post
    What was it about lefty?
    Hmm, i don't know where to start. Basically it's a film made by the childhood friend of a guy who was killed by his x-girlfriend and it's dedicated to the child who was born from the relationship, as if the kid were to watch it when he got older and could understand what happened.That's all i can really say about the plot without saying too much.

    It really is a must watch, but it was so heart wrenching i had to put on Eddie Murphy Raw to shake myself back to normalcy.
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    MSNBC played the whole thing one night. I just couldn't stop watching and when it got towards the end I wished I had. I was so angry by the end. What those people went through just about single-handedly disproves the existence of god.

    Quote Originally Posted by robbmcaulay View Post
    What was it about lefty?

    Has anybody come across any interesting documentaries recently about this whole credit crisis bull****? Namely anything about businesses closing etc. It's for a photodocumentary project I'm working on.

    Or any interesting docu's about The Great Depression?
    seen http://www.iousathemovie.com/ ?
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    Just watched Religulous. It's not technically a documentary so much as Bill Maher asking good questions to (read: fk'ing with) believers of the popular faiths.
    I figured I'd review it here since it really can't be categorized as anything else. I didn't really agree with the way he acts insulting towards some interviewees but the goal of the film really wasn't to win an argument. It's main point was to get those of us who don't buy the fairy tails to not feel bad about it and to feel free to preach logic. That, I agree with.
    He also makes a great point that pretty much all religions predict some sort of extinction level war albeit in pretty terms, and as long as there's that kind of thinking, war is inevitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbmcaulay View Post
    Has anybody come across any interesting documentaries recently about this whole credit crisis bull****?
    This one on CNBC did a great job of explaining the interaction of the mortgage initiators to the end game of credit default swaps and how AIG and others exacerbated the global meltdown. They gave just enough info, yet kept it dumbed down enough to keep the average viewer involved.

    They're showing it throughout the month -- try and catch it.
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    This the same CNBC that got roasted by the Daily Show for being consistently wrong about everything and only serving to incite panic? Can't wait to see it.

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    The same Daily Show that makes a living by mocking everything in life? Yes...that one. Perhaps they can do an analysis video on how the stock market reacts each time Mr. Obama opens his mouth, since that one is a winner too.
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    They totally should, I bet it would be enlightening as well.

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    The last five minutes of Religulous, where the tone suddenly looses all the humour, are really quite powerfull. Great film/doc though.
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    i just want to throw out http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv for you documentary fans.

    Really great stuff, plus a look behind the scenes of childs play
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    Oh, last documentary I've watched was Occupation 101 , but i'll start watching the one's you've recommended, especialy "The machine that changed the world" sounds pretty intresting
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    Quote Originally Posted by jAQUAN View Post
    Zeitgeist has a 2hr addendum video now.
    There is an interesting section on a legal case where a man got out of paying his mortgage because the bank loaned money that never existed. There's also a hard to swallow yet appealing section on a utopic resource vs. profit based society.
    Zeitgeist: Addendum
    I LOVED the Zeitgeist doccies, until I started doing my own digging and found that about 70% of the "facts" they sited are complete tosh! Wonderfully presented conspiracy theory though, and a lot of fun to watch.

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    I never said it was truthful, just thoughtful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jAQUAN View Post
    I never said it was truthful, just thoughtful.
    Still, highly entertaining though.

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    I love documentaries, especially anything related to politics or science.

    Just started watching homo-futurus:
    http://documentaryheaven.com/homo-futurus/

    http://documentaryheaven.com has a lot of good videos.
    Last edited by random25; 02-07-2010 at 11:43 PM.

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    Can't wait for the new one "LIFE" from the same team that did Planet Earth.
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    About half way through this one, but it has been fascinating so far.
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