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TennisLovaLova 02-08-2013 02:46 PM

Documentaries
 
Do you guys watch documentaries?
I mean quality documentaries made for theaters, with a real deep story and subject,
I actually found myself watching and downloading more documentaries than movies or even tv shows.
To give you an idea: Errol Morris's thin blue line or Mr Death, The Bridge, last train to home, the paradise lost series, bus 174, the imposter, exit through the gift shop, food inc, control room, etc

So if you guys do watch these and would like to share those you like and recommend some you're welcome to post here.

Bhagi Katbamna 02-08-2013 03:05 PM

Youtube has a lot of good documentaries. Esp. historical. One of my favorites: Engineering an Empire: Rome.

Cindysphinx 02-08-2013 03:42 PM

I am a huge huge documentary fan. Huge. Just huge.

Off the top of my head:

Kings of pastry

Undefeated

The Joan Rivers documentary.

First Position.

Word Wars (national scrabble championships)

Jiro dreams if sushi.

I am currently watching The Lottery.

That ought to get you started.

rk_sports 02-08-2013 11:12 PM

Love documentaries... don't get to watch many lately. I will have to look out for some of them mentioned in this thread!

My all time favorite is Mad Hot Ballroom

.. there is a scene in that documentary where the teacher going through the process of telling some kids that they didn't make the team... pure true emotion.. moving

TennisLovaLova 02-09-2013 12:47 AM

Jiro dreams of sushi was very nice indeed

TennisLovaLova 02-09-2013 09:28 AM

Also
The pirat**** story has been released
Very good

mr_eko 02-10-2013 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cindysphinx (Post 7200953)
I am a huge huge documentary fan. Huge. Just huge.

Off the top of my head:

Kings of pastry

Undefeated

The Joan Rivers documentary.

First Position.

Word Wars (national scrabble championships)

Jiro dreams if sushi.

I am currently watching The Lottery.

That ought to get you started.

Did you like Jiro dreams if sushi?

I just watched it. That guys work ethic is incredible, and still going at his age. I was very inspired but it just goes to show how much hard work and sacrifice it takes to be the best.

Sander001 02-10-2013 05:20 PM

I also saw Last Train Home. A simple thing but it turns into a hell. My heart goes out.

Another I may recommend is The Cove. Very intense stuff but it turns out that in these following years, there may be a happy ending after all: Japanese consumption has declined dramatically and the industry is afloat only because of government subsidy.

Tennishacker 02-10-2013 05:55 PM

Check out Ken Burns national park series.

goran_ace 02-10-2013 05:57 PM

This being talktennis, I feel it's obligatory to mention the tennis documentary Unstrung. I really enjoyed this documentary. Available on itunes, amazon, and netflix.

Here's the trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDWy7R7FruA

ramos77 02-11-2013 02:48 AM

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/watch-online/

MAXXply 02-11-2013 03:20 AM

In The Shadow of The Moon
When We Left Earth
The Right Stuff (yeah yeah a movie but still...)

Rats in the Ranks (fly on the wall movie about suburban Sydney municipal politics)
Martin Scorcese's Blues series
America Revealed
Quizzers (about hardcore UK competitive quizzers)
The World At War - Laurence Olivier's narration still freaks me out
The Corporation

max 02-11-2013 05:52 AM

I really loved Pond Hockey, which is about the love of hockey, particularly amateur hockey played all day long outside.

Also, on hulu is a nice documentary following the fates of several junior players leading up to Kalamazoo.

hollywood9826 02-11-2013 06:03 AM

Theres a pretty good one about this dude trying to become the world record holder in Donkley Kong.

Its like "King of Kong and a fistful of quarters" or something real similar.

millicurie999 02-11-2013 08:32 AM

just saw one about the trial of the founding members of the pirate bay on youtube.
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/...y-documentary/

TennisLovaLova 02-11-2013 01:12 PM

^ saw it yesterday
Weird how they didnt fire that judge who was obviously connected to the majors
That conflict of interest was too much...

Also I hoped they'd focus more on the piracy concept and motivations, not only the trial

ollinger 02-11-2013 01:49 PM

Personal documentaries are especially compelling....see "My Architect," a film about architect Louis Kahn, made by his son.

sureshs 02-11-2013 01:54 PM

I don't watch documentaries because I find real people and real life situations boring, and I am really not interested in anyone else but me.

Relinquis 02-11-2013 02:54 PM

'the cove' was good.

'Senna' was a great documentary and worth watching even if you're not an F1/racing fan. It's pretty cool.

'Closer to the Edge: TT3D' was an awesome documentary about the isle of man TT race and some of the racers behind it. Worth watching even if you've never been on a bike.

'Faster' and 'Fastest' are good documentaries on moto GP.

TennisLovaLova 02-11-2013 10:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sureshs (Post 7207429)
I don't watch documentaries because I find real people and real life situations boring, and I am really not interested in anyone else but me.

The Real Slam would be a great documentary title don't you agree?
:D


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