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#1

How many do you own?

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How many documentaries do you own and which ones? / which ones are your favorites?

(note: extra’s on DVD’s don’t count, only the ones you bought individualy)



i own:



The Kid Stays in the Picture

Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius

The World at War Boxset

World War II: The Complete History Boxset

The Thin Blue Line

The Corporation

Blue Water, White Death


#2

From the top of my head, 2…


  • Woodstock Diaries
  • and one about the Beatles (not really sure if that’s a documentairy, still haven’t checked it out)



    Maybe I have more, I’ll have to take a look when I come home.

#3

If you haven’t seen “The Wisconsin Death Trip” - Do so. It is a collection of newspaper articles and photography from the mid 1800’s from the archives of Wisconsin newspapers. According to the movie, a lot of really strange things occured in Wisconsin during this short period of time such as: Children comitting murder, a wealthy heiress snorting cocaine and breaking windows of local businesses, and Husbands killing their entire famileis. Also, there are extremely rare photos of children’s funerals - back in those days, many children died - their parents would hire a photographer to photo the body for a keepsake. It sound gory, but it is done in good taste. Other documentaries I own include:

  1. Orson Welles
  2. Stevie
  3. Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, and Mighty Wind - haha
  4. The Mountain Meadows Massacre: Brigham Young’s Bloody Past - great stuff Mormons don’t want you to know about!
  5. Bowling for Columbine - Even though I hate Michael Moore, I like to watch his shitty films!

#4

I’ve got one more:


  • Normaal: Ik kom altied weer terug



    Bennie Jolink is de baas 8)

#5

[quote=“Johny_Exhale”]




Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

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This is really great! I have it too. Wonderful way to learn about Kubrick.


#6

Before I knew anything about Stanley Kubrick, I knew that three of my favorite movies were The Shining, Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket. When I learned that he made those films I was astonished…all of these film fanatics talk about this guy and probably only like him because everyone else in this circle likes him…because of his name and reputation- I didn’t know him from Adam but liked his films…this is why he was so great - because he made great films…unlike woody allen!


#7

[quote=“Biohazard”]
Kubrick was fat, he wore glasses, he had a beard, and he was ill-tempered.
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What have this statements to do with his abilities as a film maker?


#8

[quote=“Biohazard”]
Kubrick was fat, he wore glasses, he had a beard, and he was ill-tempered.
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Biohazard was skinny, had no muscles, and his brain was weak due to bad breeding


#9

Oh, and Biohazard…come and get one in the yarvels…that is if you have any yarvels!


#10

[quote=“Tanukihime”]
This is really great! I have it too. Wonderful way to learn about Kubrick.
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yeah it really is, i got the book too



it really cuts through my soul when Tom Cruise says “there will never ever be another Kubrick film, we’ll never have that experience again” cause that made me realise … "holy shit, he’s right!"



Stanley didn’t do anything for 12 years, he regreted that and i’ll never forgive him, he had the idea for a Napoleon Bonaparte film but squashed it when Waterloo came out, i’d sacrifice everything and everyone i have to see that film, would be magical



very very fine documentary, belongs in the “films you saw twice in a row”-thread for me 8)



edit: stop with fucking around in threads Kilgore and Biohazard, it’s extremely annoying

[quote=“Biohazard”]
This topic is about Kubrick
[/quote]

no, it’s about documentaries, stay awake, will you?


#11

Congratulations Biohazard! you are bigger asshole than I am. Hey everybody! Look…its an asshole!


#12

[quote=“Biohazard”]
This topic is about Kubrick; so please fuck off and die you twat, thank you and good day. I love Kubrick. I’m just saying he’s a mean old bastard, or used to be one. 2001 Space Odysee is a classic.
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The Topic is DOCUMENTARIES


#13

documentaries I’ve seen recently (movie-quality ones only)



hearts and minds 9/10

why we fight 7/10

easy riders, raging bulls 5/10 (the book is so awesome though!)

hearts of darkness 7/10


#14

Kid stays in the picture is the only one I own.



Others I’ve liked:



Waco-Rules of Engagement

American Pimp

My Best Fiend

Lock-Up: The Prisoners of Rikers Island (This needs a DVD release)

Crumb

Lost in La Mancha

Endless Summer 2 (Not sure if this counts)

When We Were Kings

Supersize Me





Regarding filmmaking/filmmakers:



Hearts of Darkness

Full Tilt Boogie

Empire of Dreams

Lon Chaney: A Thousand Faces

Curse of the Dragon

Taxi Driver-Making of

Snowball Effect: The Story of ‘Clerks’

Under Pressure-The Making of The Abyss

La Constellation Jodorowsky

The typewriter,the rifle,and the camera

Behind the Planet of the Apes

Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream

Platoon-Tour of the Inferno

The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys

Kurosawa-The Last Emperor

Dawn of the Dead- The Dead Will Walk

The Phantom Menace-In The Beginning

Still the Fairest of Them All: The Making of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Hostel Dissected

Boyz N The Hood-Friendly Fire

Sam Peckinpah’s West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade


#15

[quote=“Laydback”]
Sam Peckinpah’s West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade


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yeah that ones great too, on my Wild Bunch DVD, too bad they don’t discuss Straw Dogs at all


#16

Supersize Me 6/10

Full Tilt Boogie 9/10



but i dont own many of those i mentioned in this topic already.


#17

i forgot Bowling For Columbine, have that one for a long time, amazing docu


#18

the Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett story

Oliver Stone’s Looking for Fidel & Persona non Grata


#19

Some of these have already been mentioned:



Ban The Sadist Videos!

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth

The Thing: Terror Takes Shape

Full Tilt Boogie

The Hamster Factor And Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys

The Dead Will Walk (Dawn of the Dead)


#20

I’ll add The Aristocrats to my list. Just saw it and loved it.