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Old 08.15.2006, 04:05 AM   #1
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I watched David LaChapelle's "RIZE" (2004) last night.

It documents an evolving style of dance and exceptionally positive youth movement, rooted in South Central Los Angeles. Prefaced with a disclaimer that none of the dance footage has been sped up, "Rize‚" uses no voice over narration, opting instead to let the dancers and community speak for themselves. Juxtaposed with this are stunningly shot dance sequences, including stylized music video segments, a championship battle between Krumpers and Clowns, and much dancing in the streets of South Central LA.

I didn't know anything about this and really enjoyed it.

Any other good doc's?
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Old 08.15.2006, 04:58 AM   #2
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nice thread.

i liked: touching the void, capturing the freidmans (although it left me somewhat confused), i also really liked and was moved by the one about the guy on death row. unbelievable stuff. also liked the one about aileen wuornos.
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Old 08.15.2006, 05:17 AM   #3
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"Why We Fight" from the BBC Storyville series seems really interesting... I haven't seen it yet though...
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Old 08.15.2006, 05:28 AM   #4
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the world at war was also really good.
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Old 08.15.2006, 06:04 AM   #5
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I caught the arse end of a Patty Hearst doco the other week. It was fantastic. I'd really like it if they showed a rerun.
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Old 08.15.2006, 06:41 AM   #6
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Stoked: Rise and Fall Of Gator - documents the 80's skateboarder Mark ''Gator'' Rogowski form his prime to his fall into oblivion,drugs and homicide.
Interviews with all the old school legends including: Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Jason Jesse and many others.

Step Into Blue - a must for any surfer or fan of the ocean, documents the craze of ''Big'' wave surfing, Tow in surfing, and just surfing in general. Seriously the waves these guys catch are ridiculously big.

Dogtown and The Z-Boys - This is the documentary that spawned the hollywood imitation. So, in this you get the actualk people telling about it and the actual fottage and photos, a lot of good history for any young skaters or just new skaters that want some knowledge on how skating came to be what it is today.

thats it for now....
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Step Into Blue - a must for any surfer or fan of the ocean, documents the craze of ''Big'' wave surfing, Tow in surfing, and just surfing in general. Seriously the waves these guys catch are ridiculously big.

Dogtown and The Z-Boys - This is the documentary that spawned the hollywood imitation. So, in this you get the actualk people telling about it and the actual fottage and photos, a lot of good history for any young skaters or just new skaters that want some knowledge on how skating came to be what it is today.

I've got dogtown. It's one hell of a good docu!
I saw some footage of surfers on killer waves in Hawaii a while back. Man! those guys are nuts! Surfing inches above razor sharp coral. You gotta have balls to ride those babies. I'm not a surfer myself, but I suppose you need a coral reef under ya to get such a powerful backwash and wave height?
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Old 08.15.2006, 06:57 AM   #8
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991).
The making of Apocalypse Now is brilliant.
How Martin Sheen had a heart attack on the set, Hopper on LSD, Coppola putting his house on the line to finance his movie and Brando a payment of $1 million upfront before even thinking of coming to the set. He eventually arrived 1-2 weeks later with an arrogant look on his face and in a bad mood. Ha!
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Old 08.15.2006, 11:02 AM   #9
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dark days was also very good and had a very good soundtrack.
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Old 08.15.2006, 11:05 AM   #10
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Dark Days was pretty great.
I really want to see this one that's currently running called "Who Killed The Electric Car?" Sounds like it will be interesting.

I also thought "Brother's Keeper" was really good.
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Old 08.15.2006, 12:09 PM   #11
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I heard that "Who Killed the Electric Car?" one is supposed to be a bit on the pompous side. I still want to see it though.

As I am currently obsessed with Werner Herzog I feel I have to recommend any of his documentaries even the ones I haven't seen. My Best Fiend is a must see though.

Also, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris is pretty fascinating stuff.

Also, I must plug my friends documentary Brand New World also. See here:
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Old 08.15.2006, 12:36 PM   #13
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Rize was a very cool documentary.

I love documentary films. here are some that I really dug a lot.

 
Ghengis Blues is about a blind, down and out blues singer named Paul pena who one day hears Tuvan throat singing on his shortwave readio, and over time teaches himself to sing that way. he hooks up with some people who want to take him to tuva to meet the throat singers. it is a very good film, and sad.


 
I know a lot of people have issues with Michael Moore, but this, his forst documentary about trying to meet with the head of ford or GM or some shit like that is fucking great.

 
This is the single funniest documentary I have ever seen. Vernon Floida, by the same guy who did fast loose and out of control and A Brief History of Time (another great docu about Stephen Hawking, the physicist) details the small town of Vernon Florida and the eccentric and wacked out people that livre there. Some of th funniest lines I have ever heard. Gibby haynes himself said it was the funniest thing he had ever seen.
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Old 08.15.2006, 12:51 PM   #15
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i thought the surfing documentary was called step into liquid. maybe there's two. anyways step into liquid was pretty tight. i watched it with my dad cause he used to surf everyday in brazil. he wouldn't stop describing how amazing the feeling was to be inside the curl of a wave.
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Has anyone seen that Henry Darger one? I really wanted to see that but missed it when it was on at the local arthouse.
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The Last Waltz [1978]
Directed by Martin Scorsese

One of the most influential rock groups of all time, The Band, puts on one final concert in 1976. Some of The Band's friends -- Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young -- show up for the ride. Interviews and studio sessions are mixed in with concert footage.




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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures
Directed by Jan Harlan

The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise.

I really enjoyed this one!
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The Weather Underground (2002)
Directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

These guys started of with good intentions...
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in the realms of the unreal is an amazing film
i want so bad to be like darger and be inspired so much but something
great film
how to draw a bunny is really great too
documentaries on recluses are always fun
watch JANDEK ON CORWOOD
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