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Pablo Picasso
The Lost Gods of Easter Island

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The Doors: The Story of L.A. Woman

A nice little doc on the making of the album. It wasn't magnificent, but I learned a few things I didn't know before. So all in all, cool stuff.

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Cleanflix - About the movement to edit movies to rid them of sex, violence and swearing.  Great documentary.

American Jihadist.

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PUMPING IRON

I know its faked(the story), but its an great Influence and Motivation

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^^^ Yeah, a lot of Pumping Iron is staged and several parts are taken out of context, but still, a great documentary.  I watched that thing so many times in high school I lost count.  I've always been a fan of Arnie but I got lots of platonic man-love for Big Lou Ferrigno.  Wish he'd continued competing, he would have won the next Olympia after, no doubt.

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American Civil War: The Early Years.

The first semester of my senior year in high school has ended, and the second half of the year begins Tuesday. Starting then, I'm gaining a credit for being a teacher's assistant in American History class for sophomores. We're starting with a three week unit on the Civil War. Within the first week, I'm supposed to propose a lesson plan and then give the lesson to the class - so I'm trying to fully educate myself before Tuesday comes. It's going to be interesting, I think.

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^^^
Woah that's great man, congrats.

An woah, starting with Civil War, always loved these years of History. As much as the Viking years, Medieval ones, WWII, Inquision and my favorite, French Revolution.

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kXnPunk wrote:

^^^
Woah that's great man, congrats.

An woah, starting with Civil War, always loved these years of History. As much as the Viking years, Medieval ones, WWII, Inquision and my favorite, French Revolution.

Thanks, P. In truth, I'm not much of a history buff (I know more in some areas more than others, mostly stuff not normally covered in school curriculum), but I do desire to become one. I'm thinking this class will at least point me in that direction, which is nice. After the American Civil War unit, we're going to be spending time in The Progressive Movement era of the early 1900's and then later onto the turbulent 1960's - which should be a bit of fun.

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Nightmare Factory (2011) - very fun to watch...I could see watching this one over again.

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^^^ I've been DLing that doc for over two days now and am only at 67.1%.  Frustrating...

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Val lewton: Man In the Shadows. complex man with a air of mystery. found out a few things i didn't know about him. still a remarkable batch of films he produced in the 1940's.

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There's a new one called Bully that I have heard a little about, but now it's coming to Blu Ray next month I think.  I just watched some of it online but am going to hold off to buy it next month

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The Creature wrote:

American Civil War: The Early Years.

The first semester of my senior year in high school has ended, and the second half of the year begins Tuesday. Starting then, I'm gaining a credit for being a teacher's assistant in American History class for sophomores. We're starting with a three week unit on the Civil War. Within the first week, I'm supposed to propose a lesson plan and then give the lesson to the class - so I'm trying to fully educate myself before Tuesday comes. It's going to be interesting, I think.

good for you tyler! i find the Amercian Civil War very interesting even though i'm a damn Brit :)the last of the old fashioned wars and the first of the "modern" and one of the fiercest most bloody wars ever and bitter as it affected every family.

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Gardenofstone10 wrote:

There's a new one called Bully that I have heard a little about, but now it's coming to Blu Ray next month I think.  I just watched some of it online but am going to hold off to buy it next month

I read an article by Roger Ebert last year about that doc.  There was some controversy that the distributors wanted to edit it so as to gain a PG or PG-13 rating, thus ensuring a wider release, which pissed off the makers because they felt that trimming it of its more harrowing moments would be excising the film of its very purpose -- showing bullying as the horrific ordeal it can be and quite often is. 

They may as well have been cutting all the jokes out of a comedy, or all the sex scenes out of a porno.

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^^
Pornos are like Playboy articles, I watch them for the plot.

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wolfman1959 wrote:
The Creature wrote:

American Civil War: The Early Years.

The first semester of my senior year in high school has ended, and the second half of the year begins Tuesday. Starting then, I'm gaining a credit for being a teacher's assistant in American History class for sophomores. We're starting with a three week unit on the Civil War. Within the first week, I'm supposed to propose a lesson plan and then give the lesson to the class - so I'm trying to fully educate myself before Tuesday comes. It's going to be interesting, I think.

good for you tyler! i find the Amercian Civil War very interesting even though i'm a damn Brit :)the last of the old fashioned wars and the first of the "modern" and one of the fiercest most bloody wars ever and bitter as it affected every family.

Thank ya, Wolfy. I'm looking forward to learning more about it. As I've said, I'm not a big history buff - but I intend to be at some future date. smile

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Mario Bava: Operation Fear (2004).  Documentary on, duh, the films of Mario Bava.  Interesting, but unfortunately half of it was in Italian with no subs so a lot of it sounded like just so it was all Greek to me.  Well, Italian Greek, anyway. hmm

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Thats no good... I bet ya downloaded it anyways, right?

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Yeah, but I didn't know it was going to be half in Italian.  The host was Joe Dante, for pete's sake, I thought it was an English-language doc. lol

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Nightmare Factory (2011).  Documentary about KNB FX.  Much more about Greg Nicotero than his partners, though; we even get to meet his wife and kids, plus hear him shred a little on his guitar.  Not as all-encompassing as I would have hoped (it barely scrapes the surface of the deep wealth of movies KNB's been involved with) but it's entertaining, has lots of celebrity interviewees and Nicotero et al have plenty of entertaining anecdotes.  Could have been better but also could have been way, way worse.  6.5/10

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Took it from here:
http://www.horror-movies.ca/Forum/viewt … 41#p640241

But I thought it had to be in here too cause man I dig this thing.
Gotta find the title absolutely.

More stuff stucked into the What I've Learned more about american history part of my brain. lol

"I will bring war to Africa."
How much more KKK can you be than that???
Brown. He massacred another Senator with the golden ball of his stick.
And he was the one leading the Against blacks' army. Or maybe not I know that they hung him up but anways...
While one the other side the liberate the blacks ones were lead by a much wiser man, Garisson. That's why they lost.
Peace will flow like a river...

Acting intercut with historians interviews and another is commentary showing photos. I'm really enjoy this thing.

10/10

EDIT: Found it.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperie … itionists/

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Japan, on the road of festivities.
http://surlaroutedujapon.wordpress.com/

WOOOoooOOOWWW!!!
Freaking awesome.

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I watched "Will You Kill For Me?" A documentary about Charles Manson.  I've watched this one a lot.  It's pretty good and has interviews with a lot of family members in it.  I'm a sucker for a good Manson documentary.  "Charles Manson Superstar" is also a pretty good one.  I don't necessarily think everything in either of these documentaries offers a direct explanation of what REALLY happened, but it's cool to hear different sides of the story and try to piece everything together.  I'm into it anyway.

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I've been watching a lot of conspiracy documentaries this week, although I get a little annoyed because they swing from one extreme to another - either they are condescending, piss-taking docu's, making all theorists out to be lunatics and explaining yet at the same time dismissing them as nothing more than fantasy, or they are presented by people who will not hear anything other than the exact version of the theory they subscribe to.

I tend to believe that the government has much more of an agenda than most in getting us to believe the 'official' line, and am completely open to and believe in a few conspiracy theories, but I am not 100% convicted on most. What I want is a more independent documentary on them, but they are few and far between

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I was sent a copy of Orozco the Embalmer as a bonus for a screw up in an online order.  I've had it for about 3 weeks and got around to watching it this weekend.  Do many people know about this title?  Before I got it, I had only heard of the Director, Kiyotaka.  It's a very gritty doc about an Embalmer who has spent his entire life and career in the armpit of Columbia.  It paints a very honest look at death and the practice of prepping a body for final showing.  This one will stick with you for a while, guys.  It still didn't feel exploitative. It's done with a lot of humanity, if not with as much dignity.