what's the most recent documentary you watched (film/tv/web)

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  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  2. doity

    doity Forum Resident

    God, that is all I watch pretty much. Mostly historical or associated documentaries, and few rock/music ones. I have had my fill of needing to know every last detail about musicians unless they have some kind of compelling story.

    A few nights ago I binged on Japanese war crimes documentaries and last night I watched a few on the beginnings of TV, including one from Britain which focused on this antique dealer who collected pre-war TV sets.
     
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  3. Onkster515

    Onkster515 Forum Resident

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    Rewatched Brother Can You Spare a Dime yet again, and Smartest Guys in the Room. Loooove those.

    Watched a short PBS doc on Venice, CA, and was disappointed. If anybody can round up some backing to do a definitive one, I’d be happy to work on it. Please, PM me!
     
  4. a customer

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    The first world War. On freevee amazon prime too I think
    Fascinating 10 episodes on the War that some thought would never end.
    Shows the War completely not just the trenches .

    Another great one is the road to Moscow
    Two episodes of Napoleon's March to moscow and the return March.

    There are a couple of these documentaries so get the the right one.
     
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  5. a customer

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    LBJ is a fascinating character.
    The breaking bad actor does a good job on the HBO all the way . It focuses on civil rights but the Vietnam War is just starting gulf of Tonkin etc.
     
  6. Lies, Politics and Democracy on Frontline. Great doc.
     
  7. Morpheus

    Morpheus Forum Resident

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    Woodlands Dank & Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror--free on Freevee.
     
  8. sonichood

    sonichood Active Member

    CCR Doc in Netflix. Great!!
     
  9. The Panda

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    Montage of Heck
     
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  10. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Try to read the books, starting with Master of the Senate. Fascinating doesn't begin to describe the man and his Shakespearean fall.
    Then you'll really get why Oprah had to run for cover about her so called truthful MLK doc (and his relationship with LBJ).
     
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  11. a customer

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    I read one by a young Doris Kearns.
    She later recalls some interviews took place with him laying in bed with the sheet up to his chin. I wish I had that book.
    it was LBJ and the American dream
    (1977)
    I just looked it up
     
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  12. The Panda

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    Robert Caro wrote great volumes
     
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  13. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Did you watch Netflix 'Dogs'? Fantastic
     
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  14. MortSahlFan

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    I just saw it as well. There isn't much footage, but as Stu said, "John always finds a way to get through the ********" and does -- interviews, songs, etc.
     
  15. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Yes, it was great!
     
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  16. Lionel Casson

    Lionel Casson New Member

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    The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

    It's an absolutely horrific documentary to watch. It's fairly well done -- although it could have been an episode shorter. There is a bit too much on the government corruption. But on the whole it's pretty well done.
     
  17. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    Napoleon the Russian campaign
    on freevee
     
  18. GillyT

    GillyT Forum Resident

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    Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story - the story of a total sociopath. I need cheering up now, so am off to check out the CCR documentary on Netflix!
     
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  19. georgebz1

    georgebz1 Forum Resident

    The U.S. and The Holocaust on PBS. I've been watching the broadcast but you can also watch it on the PBS website. Informative, thought provoking, and timely.

     
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  20. Sky Dawg

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    Timely indeed. I started it last p.m. It's a very difficult watch and I'm not sure I can make it through all episodes.
    The parallels between then and now were deeply troubling.
     
  21. georgebz1

    georgebz1 Forum Resident

    It's hard to understand how such a thing could happen and how people like you or I could be persuaded that it was all right or even necessary.

    I think Burns has done a good job of explaining it. It's a difficult subject for many of us. I would imagine even more so for the survivors and their families.
     
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Rasputin on Story TV.
     
  23. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical omnivore

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    Two thirds of the way through, conclusion tonight I'll PVR. Many things I never knew in that first episode! Was afraid to mention it here myself in case it's 'political'. :sigh:
     
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  24. Jeff Minn

    Jeff Minn Senior Member

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    The U.S. and the Holocaust

    Like many others, I am finding this to be a very impactful and difficult watch . . . and I am only 2/3 of the way through. I highly recommend others take part in this important enlightenment.
     
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  25. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    I just finished watching the Oliver Stone 4 part series of interviews with Vladimir Putin on Showtime. Interesting-to say the least-especially in light of the events which have occurred this year.
     
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