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Dear Zachary a very emotional documentary.  Every one should see this especially our Canadian friends.

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Recently watched Indie Game: The Movie and Knuckle.

Indie Game documents the trials and tribulations of two groups of indie game designers in the months leading up to the release of their games. Knuckle is about an on-going feud between two Irish families and the never-ending cycle of bare knuckle boxing matches between them. I'd recommend both of them.

Currently watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

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Liked Knuckle.

Didn't care for Indie Game, which surprised me. cuz I thought I'd dig it.

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Knuckle was pretty good.  I watched a similar doc about irish travelers too but can't remember the name.

I watched a doc about the life, but mainly the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe..Tried finding it on YT but the one I saw didn't come up.

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Richard Dawkins' 3-Part Series titled, "Sex, Death, and The Meaning of Life."
An excellent series that will certainly be appreciated by secularists and fans of Dawkins.

BBC's The Beauty of Diagrams: The Vitruvian Man

Leonardo da Vinci: The Man Who Wanted To Know Everything

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Good Selection Creech...I watched that Dawkins series...love that guy.

I watched American Hardcore...not what you think..

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Watched a Horror Doc I think done up for SYFY.  Hosted by Bruce Campbell, featuring Guillermo Del Toro, Dario Argento, George Romero, Tobe Hooper, John Carpenter and more!...fun watch.

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I watched a documentary of the Vietnam war, I'm super interested in the Vietnam war so I love watching stuff about it.

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I love the smell of Napalm in the Morning.

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^ lol

I don't like saying "I love this war" because it sounds morbid. I always try to footstep around the saying. Go figure.

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Anvil!  The story of Anvil.  Pretty enjoyable doc.  Think a lot of people here would dig it.

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^
I watched that a while ago. A very good Doc. U really get to know the guys in the band on a human level, and man they are some awesome guys. I just watched a very insightful doc about Asian horror cinema on Youtube called True Asian Horror (2007)

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Saw it a couple years back.  Really entertaining doc; saw it on VH1, immediately followed by a live performance of Metal on Metal.  The drummer's bad ass, but the lead singer/guitarist is a bit Magoo.  Still, a decent band and I agree with the filmmakers that they definitely deserve more success than the modicum they've had.

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Vietnam: Lost Films

Very, very interesting.

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JackBurton wrote:

Good Selection Creech...I watched that Dawkins series...love that guy.

Me too, dude. I was surprised at how many documentaries he's done when I found them here and there on YouTube. All of them are top-notch too. But I think 'Sex, Death & The Meaning of Life' takes the cake.

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Timothy Leary: The Man Who Turned On America
Richard Dawkins' Slaves To Superstition
Pink Floyd: Behind The Wall
Albert Hoffman's Potion

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The Mindscape of Alan Moore.

Cool doc about the legendary writer of Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong and, of course, Watchmen, among many others.  Amazing writer, but the guy's a total space cadet.

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LoudLon wrote:

The Mindscape of Alan Moore.  the guy's a total space cadet.


That's cool that he is doing a bunch of different things and is interested in space, however, at his age I'm just surprised he's still a cadet.

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Seriously, the dude's a total nut, man.  Pagan, anarchist, "sorcerer," worships a snake.  Again, fantastic writer, I'll defend his written works to my dying day.  But in his personal life?  A couple cans short of a six-pack.  And talk about a whiner...dude pre-emptively pans any film made from his works.  Granted a couple early adaptations left a bit to be desired, but I think he would have loved Zack Snyder's take on Watchmen.  But no, he's sworn off ever seeing any film adaptation based on comics he's written and has refused to accept any royalties owed him from profits those films have turned.

Principle is one thing.  Artistic integrity is one thing.  But turning your back on a couple million bucks without having even seen the finished product?  Like I said: space cadet. lol

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LoudLon wrote:

The Mindscape of Alan Moore.

Cool doc about the legendary writer of Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Tom Strong and, of course, Watchmen, among many others.  Amazing writer, but the guy's a total space cadet.

That actually sounds pretty interesting. I might have to give that a watch. It's on YouTube, thankfully.

Pompeii: Buried Alive - An 'older' documentary on the civilization of Pompeii that was wiped out by Mount Vesuvius. One new thing that I learned of which was quite interesting - apparently, citizens of Pompeii would hang phallus wind chimes in their homes as symbols of fertility and good child-baring. DANGLING DICK CHIMES. Seems bizzare now, but that was the norm for them.
The Fifth Ape - Another decent Richard Dawkins episode on the Theory of Evolution.

Edit - Yep, I watched 'The Mindscape of Alan Moore' on YouTube. It was certainly very interesting. The guy talks about everything from comics to magic, shamanism, philosophy, culture, quantum physics and pornography. I had no idea of what an utterly fascinating individual Moore was until I watched this. I had only previously heard of the writer for Watchman & V For Vendetta being an Anarchist - and that was pretty much the only inkling I had of the guy before going into this (along w/ Lon's post) doc. I was wanting to read the Watchman and V For Vendetta comics for quite awhile before this, but now I really want to check them out.

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Watchmen is a masterpiece.  The movie, as great as it is, still only scrapes the surface in regards to the details both artistic and story-wise of the comic.

Just finished watching Wisconsin Death Trip (1999).  Not so much a documentary as a catalogue of bizarre happenings in the state (with a large focus on the town of Black River Falls) since the 1800s.  Featuring a narrated combination of period photos and artistically directed recreations of things such as mysterious child deaths, puzzling suicides, unexplained murders and combinations of both. 

I can't really recommend it, though; there is no driving narrative, no interviewers asking questions, no explanations, no dissertations -- it's like flipping through a photo album where the pictures all feature dates and titles, but not much else.

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Frank Zappa: X Large And Offal
Frank Zappa: The Present Day Composer Refuses To Die

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A show about people who investigate volcanoes on the Science Channel.  People that are super crazy!  One guy was standing only 300 feet above an exploding cauldrun!  The above view shots looked just like the scene from Mt. Doom in LotR.  Geebuss, I thought I was nuts.

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Honeyboy and the History of the Blues.

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The Psycho Legacy (2010).  Not the most well-produced doc I've seen and while it doesn't start off all that interestingly, eventually the behind-the-scenes details get nice and juicy.  I had no idea that was Brooke Stevens body-doubling for Diane Scarwid in part 3, for instance, or that Anthony Perkins developed a serious hate-on for Meg Tilly during the filming of part 2.

Worth a look.