Documentaries

Discussion in 'Other Movies' started by Dana Jean, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Bryan James
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    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    I had Netflix on my Playstation 3, which strangely died a month before the PS4 was released. Not a conspiracy theorist, but, screw it, yes I am sometimes.

    Not sure about Netflix. It's a fairly old doc and is a wacky character study of family/elderly interaction. I identify with it all too well, so it is probably not for everyone. My family dynamic is pretty much like Hitchcock's "Psycho," so take my reco's with a hunk of salt.
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    I haven't re-watched it yet but agree with everything you posted. The foundation of all churches should be the acceptance of everyone. Love should be nondenominational. Judgment should NEVER be be tolerated in ANY church, or by anyone claiming to be Christian. And speaking in tongues has always perplexed and frightened me.

    I was always the misfit of my family (I started sneak-reading SK books in middle school) and have always had a tumultuous relationship with the church. I believe God is love and love means accepting all people no matter how different. When I think about how many churches have dissolved or split because of the interpretation of a Bible verse, I can't help but think that God is incredulous about such triviality. Love and acceptance should be the premise of any religion. The amount of judgment, condemnation and labeling in so many churches and religions is what gives Christianity a bad name.
  3. Dana Jean
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    Nicely said.
  4. Dana Jean
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    I watched Grey Gardens on youtube this weekend. Sad, strange, fascinating. Both Edie's were very beautiful women in their younger days. Were they crazy? Eccentric? Living in the past and afraid of the world here and now? (at the time they filmed this I mean-- they have both since passed away.) It bothers me a great deal that Jackie and Lee did not step in here immediately to lift these relatives out of an unsafe environment and squalor. They should've been ashamed. Apparently they stepped in with help before they got evicted, but I think that was more so they wouldn't be saddled with them. And there was probably public outcry that a rich woman couldn't help family. I'm sure this sullied Jackie's perfect little Camelot image that she wanted the world to think about her. THe Edie's were not drug addicts or thieves or anything bad in that sense, but women who were very vulnerable and childlike.

    I am disappointed in Jackie and Lee.

    Thank you for recommending this.
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  5. morgan
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    I just tried looking for this. Did the version you watched on youtube have Spanish subtitles or did you pay to watch it? I think it used to be on Netflix but isn't anymore. I've wanted to watch it for quite some time.
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  6. Dana Jean
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    It had Spanish subtitles, but they weren't distracting at all. While watching it though, I saw one over in the line-up that had no subtitles, same running time.
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  7. Dana Jean
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    Johnny Carson: King of Late Night -- I grew up watching Johnny. I loved his humor and his spontaneous comebacks to jokes. His timing and facial expressions just made me laugh. When our TV only had 3 channels and the TV went off the air around midnight or one (The Midnight Special or Tom Snyder show kept it going to that one o'clock slot), Johnny was the only game in town for a little night owl.

    The documentary was full of entertaining tidbits about Johnny and the show ranging from fun to sad. He was a lonely man, surrounded by thousands.

    I recently heard there is a sex tape out there for sale which bums me out. There is something very disheartening about that. I didn't want to know!
  8. Out of Order
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    I miss Johnny sooooooooo much too. Only late night host that I would stay up for. I'll watch Letterman on a rare night, but nothing like JC.

    Did you see that TCM had classic Carson interviews on Tuesdays this month?
  9. Dana Jean
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    Are you kidding me? NO! And I watch TCM frequently but didn't see any comment about this. I'm going to have to check this out.
  10. HollyGolightly
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    I've seen that - it is pretty cool.
  11. Out of Order
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    Out of Order Theorizing

    It was on Tuesdays..........don't hate me...........

    TCM || Carson - Schedule

    Maybe they show them at other times and days??
  12. Dana Jean
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    And just to add, I couldn't wait for the yearly MDA drive with Jerry Lewis. The TV stayed on ALL NIGHT! I would camp out on the couch just to watch as long as I could before I fell asleep.
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    We used to watch that when my girls all lived at home. Everytime it was on ,we camped out on the living room floor and had lots of fingerfoods and snacks. No cooking during the telethan for Jerrys kids.
  14. Dana Jean
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    Exactly! Late night is when those second tiered stars came on and there was more chance of mess-ups because it was live! hahaha.
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    I watched a doc on Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold last night. It was Amazon Prime, but I see it is also posted on youtube. Super entertaining and I love Michael Caine. I wrote him a note card. Hope he writes back! ha!
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    I'm watching The Writer's Room, a 6 episode show that gives a little taste of a writer's process from shows like, Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, The New Girl, Dexter, American Horror Story and Game of Thrones. I find it entertaining.
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  17. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I've been watching music docs lately. Everybody Wants You (Jeff Buckley) and Talihina Nights (Kings of Leon) were very well done--interesting! I've been thinking about watching the Burns doc about the post Civil War era--chasing a lead about white slavery in post war Mexico/South America. I KNOW I read something about it somewhere, but damned if I can find the reference again.
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    The Elephant In The Living Room (2010)
    The Elephant in the Living Room – A Michael Webber Film

    This one is a real eye-opener. This is about people that are keeping dangerous exotic animals as household pets. We all know it goes on but what is eye opening about this documentary is how wide spread it is and how few laws there are against it. You may have someone down the street from you with a lion and not even know it. The film follows a public safety officer in Dayton, Ohio (where recently, a couple of lions got loose from someone's backyard and chased cars down the freeway). In the film there are interviews with these delusional people that think they are animal lovers and are doing the right thing because they care for their animals despite being a danger to everyone around them. In the film, they claim that there are more privately owned tigers in Texas than are in the wild in India. There was a story in the film about these kids that thought they found a python and they were playing with it and wearing it around their necks and when the public safety officer showed up, he informed them that they had been playing with an African viper and one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Somehow none of the kids were bitten. The film is on netflix streaming.
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  19. Dana Jean
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    I saw it there but no way I'm watching it.
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    booklover72 very strange person

    i would watch documentaries relating to WWII, rugby and the once great team Man utd (they lost AGAIN). i am especially interested in the 'Busby Babes and the munich air disaster. This was a team that could have taken on the world and beaten them. sometimes i watch documentaties on Physics i.e stephne hawking and through the wormhole. i like documentaries on Travel say Michael Palin -Himalya, the sahara, around the world.
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