Documentaries

by idek
  • _____NOBODY 02-16-2016, 08:21 AM
    I couldn't find a YT link due to copyright strikes but, All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is pretty good. It is about the impact that Computers and networks have had on society, culture, economics and science. It should be easy to find on most torrent sites and the like. It's really quite surprising just how far the influence reaches, changing society in such drastic yet unseen ways.
  • maid.mona 02-21-2016, 10:29 AM
    can't wait to watch realms of the unreal! I LOVED Machines of Loving Grace, that's really important!

    I've got SCRAPPER queued... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4pFat3VTkI

    and I'm kind of excited/curious about the new micheal moore film.
  • Backlash 04-25-2016, 10:54 PM (Edited 04-25-2016, 10:54 PM)
    On a somewhat more lighthearted note, my sociology professor in my freshman year of college showed us a rather interesting web-documentary called "Everything is a Remix"; basically an examination of the concept of originality, with a discussion on copyright and IP law towards the latter half.

    Since Vimeo embeds don't work, here's a link.
  • Witchie 09-17-2016, 11:49 PM (Edited 09-17-2016, 11:50 PM)
  • All in One 09-21-2016, 12:11 AM
    Ken Burns makes pretty good documentaries from what I've seen.  I really liked The Roosevelts and The Civil. There's also a Vice documentary from a few years back about going on a tourist trip in North Korea which was also a good watch.
  • Blacka 09-21-2016, 04:36 PM


    I also really enjoyed Ethos http://www.ethosdocumentary.com/
  • Bitch-chan 12-30-2016, 12:31 AM
    If anyone loves street cars and are interested in seeing a world record run from New York to California, I suggest "32 Hours 7 Minutes". I've uploaded it to Nya.is if you're at all interested (takes a little time to load because large file).


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    Synopsis: A documentary film on the legacy of the U.S. Express - once known as the Cannonball Run - and the controversy shrouding the incredible secret behind the record time set on the last such illegal race nearly a quarter century ago.
  • Backlash 11-01-2017, 09:26 PM (Edited 11-01-2017, 09:27 PM)
    I've always been rather partial to Everything is a Remix. It starts off as a look at how what we call "creativity" is really just the combination of certain elements in previous works to come up with something new; essentially, how there's "nothing new under the sun."

    The second part is where things get real interesting. It surprises us with a discussion of copyright laws, and contrasts this with the inherently interdependent concept of creativity it defined earlier.

    Something that's worth mentioning is that prior to the concept of copyrights, fiction was less a number of discrete works and more of a loose canon endlessly modified by the individuals who purveyed it. We saw this in antiquity with Vergil's Aeneid, which was based off a character from Homer's Illiad; and we continue to see this today among writers who aren't concerned about profit, the largest such group likely being the fanfic community.

    As a fanfic writer myself, I can personally attest to lifting concepts and ideas from other (oftentimes better) works and integrating them into my writings and roleplays. Without the possibility of profit (no matter how minuscule that may be), one tends to adopt a very communistic mindset, freely exchanging ideas and ingenuity with anyone and everyone. By my mark, that sort of world is something we all ought to strive for.

  • All in One 02-09-2018, 10:31 AM (Edited 02-09-2018, 10:31 AM)
    Watched one a few days ago called The Ambassador. It's the tale of one Danish man's quest to become an African diplomat. Only an hour and a half long, I'd recommend it.
  • GlassMoon 02-09-2018, 04:19 PM (Edited 02-09-2018, 04:23 PM)
    I haven't watched any in a long time. The last major one I can remember is Burden of Dreams by Les Blank, a document of Herzog making the Fitzcarraldo. This section was incredible. If you ever wondered what a year of living in the Amazon jungle trying to make a movie will do to you, and what kind of a rare breed you must be to persevere...



    I love Herzog dearly, though unfortunately the young version of him looks like one of the biggest cunts I ever knew who I trained under for ESL... god am I glad those days are over.

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Documentaries