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  • brainbird 22 Jul 2013 18:59:44 2,232 posts
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    @Razz Jiro Dreams of Sushi sounds and looks great in the trailer. I hope to see that some time soon.

    If anyone ever has the chance to see The Two Escobars... well, just watch it. It's a great documentary even if you don't like football.

    Here's the trailer:

  • urban 25 Jul 2013 17:11:53 11,068 posts
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    Hit me up with some others!
  • mrcrumley 25 Jul 2013 17:43:15 382 posts
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    Rising Son: The legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi..  Really interesting documentary about the greatest natural skateboarder ever. (US Netflix)

    Is second the two escobars recommendation too,  great film, as are most of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries that I've seen on Netflix.  (really enjoyed the Bo Jackson and Reggie Miller vs The Knick in particular)
  • urban 25 Jul 2013 20:22:59 11,068 posts
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    @mrcrumley or just watch it on youtube
  • Deleted user 3 August 2013 08:41:28
    SAMSARA has just shown up on UK Netflix. The direct follow-up to the incredible BARAKA and it's just as good. Find the biggest screen you can and turn the sound way up :-)
  • Razz 3 Aug 2013 08:57:40 61,655 posts
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    On youtube also, 720p



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  • urban 3 Aug 2013 09:15:56 11,068 posts
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    @Rhythm Also, smoke something.
  • Razz 3 Aug 2013 09:22:12 61,655 posts
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    Edibles work better for stuff like Samsara, the buzz lasts longer and often more euphoric (imo). Reminds me... I've got some cookies stashed away somewhere...

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  • Deleted user 3 August 2013 10:21:50
    McCullin. Fantastic doc on the photographer , really well put together, and a nice insight into the human condition in war zones. Really recommended.
  • Trafford 11 Sep 2013 21:49:24 5,971 posts
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    Requiem for Detroit?
    Doing the rounds on BBC4 and IPlayer at the moment.
    Social history and some lovely ruin porn.
  • richardiox 11 Sep 2013 22:35:31 5,734 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    Requiem for Detroit?
    Doing the rounds on BBC4 and IPlayer at the moment.
    Social history and some lovely ruin porn.
    Watched this earlier, really enjoyed it. Sombre and eye opening too -

    -During GM /Ford workers strikes in the 1920s police fired indiscriminately on the picket lines with machine guns. The strikers were striking for better pay. Fast forward a mere twenty years and those same workers are producing US armour for WW2 under a government slogan of something like "weapons for democracy". What the actual fuck. And Assad is decried for firing on his own people.

    -General Motors and Ford lobbied and bribed the US government to strip away old rail based public transport systems to increase car ownership and create the rise of the freeway. Also excerted pressure on city planners to adopt suburban models that not only necessitated multiple car ownership but also killed previously thriving inner cities.

    Not to mention the usual disgusting racism, state supported police brutality and some classic exploitation of workers.

    USA USA USA!

    The grubby roots of capitalism and the American Dream.
  • Trafford 11 Sep 2013 23:19:39 5,971 posts
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    Good summary, I was left feeling a bit stunned by the program. I'll never just think Motown and cars again. More like ghost town.
  • Mr_Sleep 12 Sep 2013 00:45:06 17,370 posts
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    Yeah, it really was quite eye opening, the urban decay stuff was excellent. Interesting to see how they're trying to take the city back, especially the ex-cons recycling the buildings.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • billythekid 12 Sep 2013 16:01:15 11,397 posts
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    New series of the Fried Chicken Shop starts Monday on channel 4.
    I love this programme, such a plethora of weirdos!
  • Ged42 12 Sep 2013 16:47:12 7,804 posts
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    There was a good WWI documentary/drama called the Wipers Times on Bbc 2 last night. About the satirical trench newspaper of the same name and the soldiers who wrote it.

    Very well done, though one of casting choices had me struggling to distance him from previous roles.

    Should be on iplayer now.
  • billythekid 12 Sep 2013 16:50:40 11,397 posts
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    Sir_Walter_Rally wrote:
    Yeah, not a documentary.
    What the fuck is it then?
  • whatfruit 12 Sep 2013 16:53:21 1,688 posts
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    I watched "Pulling John" at the weekend.

    It is a documentary which looks at the ultra-competitive world of Arm Wrestling. Its main subjects are two young up and coming arm wrestlers from Russia and America who dream of getting to the Zltoy cup and toppling the 20 year reigning world champion John Brezerk.

    One of those documentaries with a stupid topic, that you initially dismiss but get drawn into by the likable characters, skilled editing and the drama which precede each of the pulling contests.

    bobomb wrote:
    so it's not really on her terms, it's on his terms, because she isn't real.

  • billythekid 12 Sep 2013 17:36:17 11,397 posts
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    Sir_Walter_Rally wrote:
    @billythekid A camera positioned in a fast food outlet.
    Documenting reality, thus a documentary.
  • Mr_Sleep 12 Sep 2013 18:05:50 17,370 posts
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    Sir_Walter_Rally wrote:
    And they didn't even mention Detroit techno!!
    They did, only it was quite a brief mention.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Kostabi 12 Sep 2013 18:14:43 5,091 posts
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    @whatfruit I caught it a while back and found it really compelling. The Russian dude and veteran American were hugely likeable.
  • billythekid 13 Sep 2013 09:53:50 11,397 posts
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    Sir_Walter_Rally wrote:
    billythekid wrote:
    Sir_Walter_Rally wrote:
    @billythekid A camera positioned in a fast food outlet.
    Documenting reality, thus a documentary.
    So by this logic, Big Brother is a documentary? :|
    No it's quite obviously a game show.
  • L0cky 13 Sep 2013 11:12:54 1,556 posts
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    Unfortunately the beeb and channel 4 seem to agree with billythekid. Open up iPlayer and it has no Documentary category, only the nebulous "Factual" which is laden with reality tv shows.

    Someone should write them a stern letter...
  • L0cky 13 Sep 2013 12:08:14 1,556 posts
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    I mean they agree in the sense that they're not classed as completely different things. Which of course they are...

    No doubt it's based on ratings.

    I've given up looking for documentaries on those services after wading through pages of Top Gear, Cash in the Attic, and all that crap.
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