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  • RichieTenenbaum 12 Apr 2012 23:43:31 2,223 posts
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    For the Bible Tells Me So

    About religion and gayness and the literal interpretation of the bible.

    Surprisingly fair. You really get a sense from the interviews about how religious parents must feel when their kids come out. About the conflict between decades of ideology and the love for their kids.

    Also has a nice animation in it and is on Netflix
  • spamdangled 13 Apr 2012 00:18:46 27,413 posts
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    That cartoon alone should be shown to every homophobe on the planet.

    3DS: 4055-2781-2855 Xbox: spamdangled PSN: dark_morgan Wii U: Spamdangle Steam: spamdangled

  • Deleted user 13 April 2012 09:08:49
    Little Dieter Needs to Fly - 11/10

    Just caught this on BBC4 a few nights ago and I'm still thinking about it.

    The title doesn't sound much but its Werner Herzog so I didn't hesitate to read a bit more about it before deciding to record it. Its actually the real-life story on which the Christian Bale film "Rescue Dawn" was based (which I recorded a few weeks earlier but still haven't seen yet).

    Anyway, this documentary won't diappoint - I can't imagine anyone not being gripped by this. It is hugely entertaining, incredibly moving while the events it describes are almost unbelievable.
  • Deleted user 13 April 2012 10:13:12
    anthonypappa wrote:
    i love scouring iplayer for docs, is it storyville? they have done some great ones.

    will catch it at weekend hopefully.
    Spot on - its in the Storyville series (the documentaries they show are consistently good).
  • skuzzbag 13 Apr 2012 12:17:49 5,651 posts
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    Whoever posted up about Madness on Wheels - Rallyings Craziest Years - that was a great documentary, it might still be available on BBC
  • DUFFMAN5 17 Apr 2012 19:53:39 14,982 posts
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    Sweet Home Alabama
    BBC4 doc about southern Rock, excellent viewing.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Vortex808 17 Apr 2012 22:17:50 7,306 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    BBC4 doc about southern Rock, excellent viewing.
    Shite. I meant to sky+ that last friday. Anyone know if it's on iplayer?

    Must try to watch it before it goes.

    Edit:Having checked, it is indeed. 5 days left in case anyone else has been dense enough to miss it too.

    Edited by Vortex808 at 22:19:34 17-04-2012
  • mrcrumley 17 Apr 2012 22:21:22 378 posts
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    Vortex808 wrote:
    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    Sweet Home Alabama
    BBC4 doc about southern Rock, excellent viewing.
    Shite. I meant to sky+ that last friday. Anyone know if it's on iplayer?

    Must try to watch it before it goes.
    Here you go, its well worth a watch

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01f1bt0
  • localnotail 17 Apr 2012 22:38:11 23,093 posts
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    The Old Grey Whistle Test show that was on before it was also really interesting. Whispering Bob Harris on excellent beaver-faced form.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • jonsaan 17 Apr 2012 22:40:10 25,360 posts
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    Cocaine Cowboys is the best documentary I've ever seen.

    FCUTA!

  • Madder-Max 18 Apr 2012 00:03:41 11,660 posts
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    WWII in HD & colour

    on Millitary History channel I think. Its excellent and opens up WWII in new ways. really good. there is also loads of docs on ariel dogfighting through the ages and saw one on the history of the Navy hosted by prince Andrew.

    All depends if you're into Millitary stuff though

    99 problems and being ginger is one

  • glaeken 18 Apr 2012 11:53:52 11,223 posts
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    @Madder-Max I feel cheated when I watch that as its clearly not in HD. I can report the colour part is correct though.
  • craigy Staff 18 Apr 2012 11:56:17 7,722 posts
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    If you like boxing I can heartily recommend On Freddie Roach.
  • urban 19 Apr 2012 13:52:25 10,978 posts
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    Many celebrity careers have been ruined by drugs but how many had the stupidity to record it? and then come back from it...
  • Vortex808 29 Apr 2012 14:43:14 7,306 posts
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    Is the Pearl Jam Twenty documentary worth watching? I see it's on BBC4 on Friday, so reckon I'll sky+ it.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2012 22:38:51
    Just got back from seeing SAMSARA - totally fantastic, very much worth watching. It's a total bucket list for photographers, the soundtracks amazing, the subjects thought provoking...

    Comes out here 31st August. Definitely one to see in a quality cinema (we saw it on a 4k screen with DATASET 7.1 - stunning!)
  • urban 30 Apr 2012 14:59:49 10,978 posts
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    I'll be going to see it at the DCA they have a small but great screen.

    Watched Marley on Friday. T'was good! imdb linky Not sure what to think of his family though.
  • KD 30 Apr 2012 15:48:57 687 posts
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    Focuses on grand prix racing during the early 1960s and 70s a horrific period where death was all too commonplace. Was on BBC 4.

    GP The Killer Years
  • Deleted user 1 May 2012 08:42:32
    I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - 7/10 - Focuses on two very different Tiffany stalkers. One's a 50 year old Asperger's sufferer who thinks Tiffany's his best mate and the other's a 38 year old hermaphrodite who "genuinely loves" Tiffany (which, according to him, makes him 'not a stalker').

    Very weird little insight into the lives of these characters. All done with no narration but it had a very Louis Theroux feel to it, nicely laying things out for the viewer to draw their own conclusions.

    On US Netflix, would recommend
  • Deleted user 1 May 2012 08:51:56
    Vortex808 wrote:
    Is the Pearl Jam Twenty documentary worth watching? I see it's on BBC4 on Friday, so reckon I'll sky+ it.
    yeah it is. got a nice amount of mother love bone/temple of the dog stuff as well.

    I don't think you will learn anything new, but its well put together, and really enjoyed it.
  • pistol 3 May 2012 09:46:59 13,019 posts
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    I haven't read the whole thread but Senna is one of the best documentaries I've seen in a while, and I'm not much of an F1 fan anymore.

    I was when he was racing though.
  • Deleted user 3 May 2012 10:01:50
    @pistol I didn't get on with that one at all. Similarly, a fan at the time but not now
  • mrcrumley 3 May 2012 10:45:23 378 posts
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    urban wrote:
    Many celebrity careers have been ruined by drugs but how many had the stupidity to record it? and then come back from it...
    Steve-O most definitely had a couple of issues. Great doc tho, well worth a look if you find addiction interesting. Could anyone else recommend any other good docs, which cover similar issues. I remember seeing a Storyville doc a couple of years back about a high profile American news anchor who had a massive meth addiction, and filmed a lot of his life. Another really fascinating documentary. I can't remember the name of it though, sorry!

    Edit. Found it this is a synopsis from the bbc here

    Edited by mrcrumley at 11:05:18 03-05-2012
  • urban 3 May 2012 16:27:24 10,978 posts
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    Sometimes I really do bloody love having a BBC Redux account. I doubt I would have ever found that otherwise.
  • mrcrumley 3 May 2012 16:54:55 378 posts
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    @urban Whats BBC redux?
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