Random Questions: Recommend me some documentaries


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morgan
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831 posts since 22/2/11

3 Jan 2019 17:55
On rewatch it’s still funny as fuck but the latter half is pretty sad when you aren’t laughing as much.

I’m sure the production team knew they had gold when they got the footage.

The way it’s edited after each more laughable cliche or metaphor is just like The Office.

A daft look at the camera and sharp cut.
I think this will go down in history alongside Spinal Tap.

I have to admit I don’t know much about drumming but Luke didn’t look half bad in the small bits we saw.

Twitter was on fire the night it aired.
Crackajack
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6879 posts since 21/4/05

3 Jan 2019 18:11
Sour Grapes on Netflix. Quite interesting view on the high-end wine reselling business / one particular chap.
swiftus
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608 posts since 1/7/09

3 Jan 2019 18:57
Crackajack wrote: Sour Grapes on Netflix. Quite interesting view on the high-end wine reselling business / one particular chap.

I loved watching this. If you like this, recommend watching 'The Price of Everything'. Similar docu but about the art world.
gonzoking
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739 posts since 13/3/11

posted 4 Jan 2019 22:06, edited 4 Jan 2019 22:06
The Staircase . Netlfix, old but not everyone has seen it, competely riveting and you cant't work out if the guy is guilty of killing his wife or not, even though the shoddy cops try to make all the evidenve fit his guilt, no spoiler as you never know if he did it or not, worth it when they drag a hilarious male prostitute to court who specialises in rich guys only, judges atorneys surgeons etc, also hes ex army who served himself in combat and all his clients play a huge whack as they are all married ex serving military men who only want a gay ex miitary escort and so the ex male escort charges a huge amount, has the whole court in stitches when he says some of my clients are senior judges, the black judge overseeing the case immediatly blurts out "not this judge though" fascinating. (no spoilers)
Burt
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5021 posts since 3/1/10

5 Jan 2019 10:02
Some solid 4 outta 10's and below in that Chiles Doc.
jogon321
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580 posts since 13/4/12

5 Jan 2019 19:50
This is really good

Waco: Madman or Messiah Part 1
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001v8s

Part 2
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0001vzj



In 1993, Mt. Carmel Ranch outside Waco, Texas, was the site of the deadliest siege in American history. A 51-day standoff with federal agents ended in tragedy, all at the hands of charismatic cult leader David Koresh.

Now, a new group of Branch Davidians is living on the same property under a new leader, Charles Pace. His goal: to repopulate the Branch of Davidian sect before the coming apocalypse.

This two-part feature documentary weaves a current-day narrative with the story of Koresh and his doomed followers. It is now 25 years since the Waco tragedy took place. The programme combines interviews with survivors on location at Mt. Carmel Ranch, some of whom have never spoken publicly before, as well as family, friends and key ATF/FBI officers, along with dramatic reconstructions of past events.
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MLI
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3970 posts since 6/10/09

5 Jan 2019 23:27
That was a good shootout.
TCB
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3367 posts since 5/7/11

5 Jan 2019 23:32
When all the kids died?
morgan
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831 posts since 22/2/11

5 Jan 2019 23:33
Waco was a good watch.
Storyville always great. Better than most Oscar winning docs.
Burt
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5021 posts since 3/1/10

21 Jan 2019 15:28
'Fyre' on Netflix - worth watching purely for the customs/import duty story.
swede
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7332 posts since 21/3/09

21 Jan 2019 15:39
one of the best things I've seen on tv in recent times. truly superb
Rez
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7834 posts since 5/4/09

21 Jan 2019 15:47
Can really recommend 'The Raft'

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/14/mutiny-on-the-sex-raft-70s-experiment-santiago-genoves
morgan
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831 posts since 22/2/11

21 Jan 2019 20:52

Burt wrote: 'Fyre' on Netflix - worth watching purely for the customs/import duty story.


Oh man.

The fuckin schadenfreude with all those Instagram cunts is the best ever.
He should rot for what he did for a long time.
Ja Rule is a cunt as well.
I couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of people.
I feel warm and fuzzy.
classikon
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146 posts since 2/2/14

21 Jan 2019 23:41
THere's a Hulu Fyre doc too:

joeyjojo
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3807 posts since 24/8/06

22 Jan 2019 09:53
I don’t understand this whole smug reaction to the Fyre festival debacle. Didn’t you see the documentary ? Most of the actual workers didn’t get paid. Granted it’s an amazing story, feeling warm and fussy is kind of weird
toocan
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684 posts since 7/11/07

23 Jan 2019 14:41
I think 'most' people as mentioned in the documentary enjoyed seeing privileged rich millennial kids get conned and experience slumming it as they were manipulated by social media but also feel empathy for those none privileged workers and suppliers that got shafted. I don't think its either one or the other.. This Hulu doc is more content rich than the Netflix one imo if your gonna watch one its a lot better
morgan
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831 posts since 22/2/11

23 Jan 2019 18:54
joeyjojo wrote: I don’t understand this whole smug reaction to the Fyre festival debacle. Didn’t you see the documentary ? Most of the actual workers didn’t get paid. Granted it’s an amazing story, feeling warm and fussy is kind of weird

Yeah hold on a bit.
It’s the over privileged cunts I’m laughing at.
Of course it’s a shit storm for the locals, but that woman who lost 60k has already had over 80k donated via crowdfunding so I’m not that bothered.