Documentaries

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

  1. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I Am Divine. What a good show! We watched John Waters' This Filthy Life (also very good. He's a clever, witty, thoughtful guy.) a week or so ago, and I Am Divine was a good bookend.
     
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  2. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Oh, and Inside LEGO (at least three times--lol). LilMan loves those foot murdering toys. WHo knew you could combine six 2X4 bricks in almost a billion different ways? The guy narrating this show!
     
  3. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Loved This Filthy Life, (spoke on it myself in this thread a few weeks ago), but I can't stand Divine. I just can't stand her/him. Maybe I need to watch the doc to understand her.
     
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  4. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I'm going to try and find both of those, then.

    Has anyone been watching This American Life on Showtime? They are so random but so incredibly good. Things you never ever think about. Very good brain food.
     
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  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    It's interesting, and very humanizing. S/He was a complex person, but very loving.
     
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  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    That sounds good, wasn't aware of it but going to be from now on.
     
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  7. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    I am liking all these . as since this thread now I check our used bookstore that has lots of DVDs for documentaries.
     
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  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I heard about that from one of my kids--they watched some episodes in history class :) I'm pretty sure it is on Netflix (or mane it was Hulu? Can't remember, but I know I looked it up to watch :D)
     
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  9. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Check your library, too! We get quite a few from ours :)
     
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  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Thanks I will.
     
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  11. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What would Hobbes do??

    Just watched Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' on Netflix.

    Excellent Hendrix documentary. Hendrix, man \w/ Best. Guitarist. Ever!

    40 some-odd years after his death and people are still trying to catch up to him musically. And the thing is, there is no one even close.

     
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  12. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Bettie Page Reveals All.

    This was very interesting. Bettie Page was the breakthrough pin-up girl way back when sexuality and nudity were practically underground. She was very sweet and had a great outlook on what she did. She was happy doing it. She loved her work and she didn't take any sh*t from anyone. Just because she posed nude didn't give anyone any right to disrespect her.

    But she was fragile. Her mother never wanted her. Her father molested her (which I have opinions as far as highly sexualized people and molestation). She ended up a paranoid schizophrenic, hospitalized for 10 years in a psychiatric hospital. I very much hated that people used her sweet nature against her and made money off her without her seeing one dime of the profits. Hugh Hefner jumped in there and got her surrounded by lawyers who saw to it she was compensated for her image. She made her own bathing suits that a company bogarted not only the suits, but her wearing them in their brochure and she didn't sue!

    Definitely a look back into a repressed world.

    I like Hugh Hefner. He is a smart man who has led an interesting life and has walked the walk when it comes to fighting for 1st amendment rights.
     
  13. Lily Sawyer

    Lily Sawyer Inquisitrice | Author | Mother of Jack

    "The Rhino Who Joined the Family", on PBS' My Wild Affair.
    Really interesting piece about an orphaned baby black rhino who was fostered for 6 months by a veterinarian's family in Harare, Zimbabwe (known then as Salisbury, Rhodesia) in 1962. I don't dig rhinos but this was very touching.
     
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  14. swiftdog2.0

    swiftdog2.0 What would Hobbes do??

    Finally caught Muscle Shoals.

    Great documentary if you are into music.
     
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  15. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    Marley (2012)

    Outstanding documentary on the life and music of Bob Marley. This kind of doubles as an account of the political turmoil in Jamaica in the 70s. It's over 2 hours long and it never drags. Highly recommended.
     
  16. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Life on Four Strings.

    Very inspiring.
     
  17. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Watched I Am Divine last night. And, I still hate the character Divine. Crude and vulgar in my opinion, with nothing creative at all in anything he did. His schtick seemed all fat and hair and alien make up shouting at people and people shouting at him.

    But, I liked him as a person. Obviously his persona worked and he made good money and traveled the world, but I think he was much more than Divine and he knew it. He had beautiful blue eyes.
     
  18. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I think about the same about Melissa McCarthy--lol.

    And I agree with you about his aspirations. That made the end, when he was so excited about being on Married with Children as himself, being taken seriously (well, as seriously as that show took anything) as an actor, all the more poignant.
     
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  19. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I know! a day or two before starting his legitimate career and poof! dead. i'd like to know what part he would have had on that show.
     
  20. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    In the past few weeks I watched a docudrama on Jonestown and Nova:Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby? both on Netflix. I honestly didn't know much about either topic. The Jonestown story broke my heart-what lengths people will go to for acceptance and a sense of belonging. And I think Lindbergh himself had more to do with the kidnapping of his child than people realize. There are many theories out there, that's just my opinion!
     

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