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  1. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Things like this, I tend to educate myself in a more powder puff way, through reading reviews and people's comments -- instead of immersing myself in the film. Not always. But sometimes. Probably most times.
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    I've enjoyed the Making of-feature on Disc 2 of the Shining. Sad seeing how Kubrick treated Shelley Duval just to get her into character...
    'Crossfire Hurricane' is good, 'Stones in Exile' is alright from what I remember (kept falling asleep!!! xD ).
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Does SOUND CITY count? Yeah, it should--lol. I really, really liked this a lot. The first part, a retrospective on the studio, Sound City, was great; I think I knew just about every song/artist they mentioned, and the interviews were great. The second part, though, where you're watching a bunch of talented individuals 'make' a song--WOW. My music fangirl heart was so happy :)
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    ghost19 .....Damn Zombies.....

    Military documentaries, I'll pretty much watch any of them, World War I, WWII, Vietnam, especially anything about the Marine Corps.
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I watched a documentary on History channel about American slang and why people in the South talk the way they do.

    I was fascinated with how many have Scots/Irish descent and this led to their slang expressions. It was the best show I have seen in ages. (I find etymology very intriguing.)
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    Sounds good, what was the name of it?
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    Heart Of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse (1991)

    A documentary made while Coppola was filming Apocalypse Now. The film took years to make and was delayed for numerous reasons including typhoons, military actions, a Martin Sheen heart attack and a surprisingly hefty Marlon Brando. As this fiasco rolls on, Coppola is going broke because the studio won't kick in any more money and he is financing the completion of it. It's an amazing look at the film making process.

    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) - IMDb
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    I watched an interesting doc Thursday night: First Comes Love - it was a filmmaker's journey to motherhood. It was touching.

    Have you ever tried to watch The Mysterious Stone Monuments of Markawasi? I don't know what it was about the narrator's voice, but it put me right to sleep. I must have fallen asleep to that for about 3 months before I managed to see the end of it. But it was beautiful. I want to go to Peru now. I still have it on my dvr in case I need help falling asleep.
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    I watched The Cheshire Murders. It's about that family in Connecticut that had the home invasion, The Petit family. This is true horror.

    William Petit remarried and he and his wife just had a baby boy. Isn't he beautiful?

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    mstay Older than most, not as old as some.

    I watched Man On A Wire on Netflix yesterday. It was interesting to see the process and the things they went through to walk across a wire between the twin towers in NYC.
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    hi Dana Jean - I recorded it on my PVR so I'll go check it out and get back to you!
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  12. HollyGolightly
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    That's funny - who knew?
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side



    "Y'all speak Country"
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    I watched Against the Tide. Yes, I actually recorded this to watch. It was very good but it always just blows me away that this stuff happened during my lifetime. It's disturbing and shocking.

    "A Showtime Sports chronicle of the seminal 1970 college football matchup between Alabama's Crimson Tide and USC Trojans at Birmingham's Legion Field. Through interviews with former Alabama legends Joe Namath, John Mitchell and USC stars Sam "Bam" Cunningham, Jimmy Jones and more, this documentary examines coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's surprising decision to bring a dominant, racially integrated football team onto the field in Birmingham for the very first time and reveals the impact college football played in the struggle for integration."
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    That sounds interesting. Is it new? I don't have showtime and I looked to see if there was a dvd release but didn't see anything.
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    It was really good. I don't know if it was a new one or not. I just turned into the middle of it one night and found a date to record it from the beginning.

    A lot of people feel that Coach Bear Bryant scheduled this opening game with USC to bring attention to the race issue.
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    I want to know the same thing, DJ :) A future novel that I'm working on begins in NC, and it was an eyeopener how strong the Scots/Irish influence is there. In Charles Frazier's THIRTEEN MOONS, he talks about how they weren't bothered by intermarriage with the Native tribes, either, to the point that great swaths of the tribes were pale redheads and the languages began to blend :) (Sorry for the digression--American history fascinates me :p)
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    She posted the link up above Y'all Speak Country.
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    I love my docos (much to a great numbers of my friends amusement) and cant go past David Attenborough. I have every doco he has made and think that the Planet Earth series has to be up there as one of the very best!
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    DUH! I saw it but didn't realize it was the name of the show (I'm a bonehead-lol)
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