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Title: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 02:57:20 PM
100.  My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski  (Werner Herzog, 1999)
99.  Trekkies  (Roger Nygard, 1997)
98.  Bus 174  (Josι Padilha, 2002)
97.  La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet  (Frederick Wiseman, 2009)
96.  Control Room  (Jehane Noujaim, 2004)
95.  Fahrenheit 9/11  (Michael Moore, 2004)
94.  24 City  (Jia Zhangke, 2008)
93.  Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains  (Gonzalo Arijon, 2007)
92.  For All Mankind  (Al Reinert, 1989)
91.  Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father  (Kurt Kuenne, 2008)
90.  The Elephant Will Never Forget  (John Krish, 1953)
89.  An Inconvenient Truth  (Davis Guggenheim, 2006)
88.  The House Is Black  (Forugh Farrokhzad, 1963)
87.  Catfish  (Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, 2010)
86.  Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room  (Alex Gibney, 2005)
85.  Ryan  (Chris Landreth, 2004)
84.  Dogtown and Z-Boys  (Stacy Peralta, 2001)
83.  Restrepo  (Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger, 2010)
82.  Koyaanisqatsi  (Godfrey Reggio, 1982)
81.  Murder on a Sunday Morning  (Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, 2001)
80.  Street Fight  (Marshall Curry, 2005)
79.  When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts  (Spike Lee, 2006)
78.  One Day in September  (Kevin Macdonald, 1999)
77.  Jesus Camp  (Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, 2006)
76.  Standard Operating Procedure  (Errol Morris, 2008)
75.  The Five Obstructions  (Jψrgen Leth & Lars von Trier, 2003)
74.  The Last Waltz  (Martin Scorsese, 1978)
73.  Winged Migration  (Jacques Perrin, 2001)
72.  Gates of Heaven  (Errol Morris, 1978)
71.  Encounters at the End of the World  (Werner Herzog, 2007)
70.  Man of Aran  (Robert Flaherty, 1934)
69.  The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear  (Adam Curtis, 2004)
68.  The Devil and Daniel Johnston  (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005)
67.  Hearts and Minds  (Peter Davis, 1974)
66.  Super Size Me  (Morgan Spurlock, 2004)
65.  A Time for Burning  (Barbara Connell & Bill Jersey, 1967)
64.  Shoah  (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
63.  This Film Is Not Yet Rated  (Kirby Dick, 2006)
62.  The Kid Stays in the Picture  (Nanette Burstein & Brett Morgen, 2002)
61.  Blood of the Beasts  (Georges Franju, 1949)
60.  Young@Heart  (Stephen Walker, 2007)
59.  In the Shadow of the Moon  (David Sington, 2007)
58.  Stevie  (Steve James, 2002)
57.  Anvil! The Story of Anvil  (Sacha Gervasi, 2008)
56.  Lost in La Mancha  (Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe, 2002)
55.  The Cove  (Louie Psihoyos, 2009)
54.  Baseball  (Ken Burns, 1994)
53.  My Kid Could Paint That  (Amir Bar-Lev, 2007)
52.  Baraka  (Ron Fricke, 1992)
51.  Sicko  (Michael Moore, 2007)
50.  Inside Job  (Charles Ferguson, 2010)
49.  Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills  (Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky, 1996)
48.  Up the Yangtze  (Yung Chang, 2007)
47.  Crumb  (Terry Zwigoff, 1994)
46.  Capturing the Friedmans  (Andrew Jarecki, 2003)
45.  The Beaches of Agnθs  (Agnθs Varda, 2008)
44.  Spellbound  (Jeffrey Blitz, 2002)
43.  American Movie  (Chris Smith, 1999)
42.  Dark Days  (Marc Singer, 2000)
41.  High School  (Frederick Wiseman, 1968)
40.  Nanook of the North  (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
39.  Little Dieter Needs to Fly  (Werner Herzog, 1998)
38.  Murderball  (Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro, 2005)
37.  When We Were Kings  (Leon Gast, 1996)
36.  Sans soleil  (Chris Marker, 1983)
35.  The Gleaners & I  (Agnθs Varda, 2000)
34.  Streetwise  (Martin Bell, 1984)
33.  Wordplay  (Patrick Creadon, 2006)
32.  Lake of Fire  (Tony Kaye, 2006)
31.  Woodstock  (Michael Wadleigh, 1970)
30.  Salesman  (Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1968)
29.  Los Angeles Plays Itself  (Thom Andersen, 2003)
28.  No Direction Home: Bob Dylan  (Martin Scorsese, 2005)
27.  Grey Gardens  (David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1975)
26.  Gimme Shelter  (Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1970)
25.  The Civil War  (Ken Burns, 1990)
24.  My Winnipeg  (Guy Maddin, 2007)
23.  F for Fake  (Orson Welles, 1973)
22.  Waltz with Bashir  (Ari Folman, 2008)
21.  Roger & Me  (Michael Moore, 1989)
20.  Titicut Follies  (Frederick Wiseman, 1967)
19.  Man on Wire  (James Marsh, 2008)
18.  Burden of Dreams  (Les Blank, 1982)
17.  The Up Series  (Paul Almond & Michael Apted, 1964-2005)
16.  Bowling for Columbine  (Michael Moore, 2002)
15.  Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse  (Fax Bahr & George Hickenlooper, 1991)
14.  The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters  (Seth Gordon, 2007)
13.  The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara  (Errol Morris, 2003)
12.  Dont Look Back  (D.A. Pennebaker, 1967)
11.  Harlan County U.S.A.  (Barbara Kopple, 1976)
10.  Touching the Void  (Kevin Macdonald, 2003)
9.  Man with a Movie Camera  (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
8.  Planet Earth  (Alastair Fothergill, 2006)
7.  Exit Through the Gift Shop  (Banksy, 2010)
6.  The Times of Harvey Milk  (Rob Epstein, 1984)
5.  Grizzly Man  (Werner Herzog, 2005)
4.  The Thin Blue Line  (Errol Morris, 1988)
3.  Stop Making Sense  (Jonathan Demme, 1984)
2.  Hoop Dreams  (Steve James, 1994)
1.  Night and Fog  (Alain Resnais, 1955)
Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:03:02 PM
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My Best Fiend: Klaus Kinski
Directed by Werner Herzog (1999)

Every grey hair on my head, I call Kinski.
— Werner Herzog


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:05:51 PM
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Trekkies
Directed by Roger Nygard (1997)

People ask me, "Don't you have a life for real?" And I tell them, "This is my life for real."
 — David Greenstein


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:10:50 PM
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Bus 174
Directed by Josι Padilha (2002)

This ain’t no action movie. This is serious shit, bro.
— Sandro do Nascimento


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:13:05 PM
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La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet
Directed by Frederick Wiseman (2009)

She imagines an arabesque where there is none.
— Choreographer


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:16:58 PM
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Control Room
Directed by Jehane Noujaim (2004)

Yankee Doodle went to town, riding on a Sunday. Found some people living there and killed them all by Monday.
— Hassan Ibrahim


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:18:28 PM
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Fahrenheit 9/11
Directed by Michael Moore (2004)

I think we should just trust our president in every decision that he makes and we should just support that.
— Britney Spears


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:21:55 PM
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24 City
Directed by Jia Zhangke (2008)

I know I can do it — I'm the daughter of a worker!
— Su Na


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:24:01 PM
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Stranded: I've Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains
Directed by Gonzalo Arijon (2007)

You want to cover your eyes and ears, get the hell out of the place, but when you turn to run out, you see the plane is gone.
There’s nothing behind you. In the back, my friend Gaston is gone. There’s a big hole. All you see is snow. It’s snowing.

— Adolfo Stauch


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:28:32 PM
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For All Mankind
Directed by Al Reinert (1989)

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard.
— John F. Kennedy


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:30:30 PM
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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Directed by Kurt Kuenne (2008)

I set off on a quest to bring your dad back to life.
— Kurt Kuenne


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:34:02 PM
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The Elephant Will Never Forget
Directed by John Krish (1953)

We'll remember the rattle and the clang and the sway – and how snug it was to be inside when it was raining outside.
— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:36:41 PM
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An Inconvenient Truth
Directed by Davis Guggenheim (2006)

You know, more than 100 years ago, Upton Sinclair wrote this, that "it's difficult to get
a man to understand something if his salary depends upon his not understanding it."

— Al Gore


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:42:08 PM
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The House Is Black
Directed by Forugh Farrokhzad (1963)

On this screen will appear an image of ugliness...a vision of pain no caring human being should ignore.
To wipe out this ugliness and to relieve the victims...is the motive of this film and the hope of its makers.

— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:44:52 PM
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Catfish
Directed by Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman (2010)

I mean, she must be pretty awesome. At least, from Facebook.
— Nev Schulman


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:48:37 PM
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Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Directed by Alex Gibney (2005)

Oh I can't help myself. You know what the difference is between the state of California and the Titanic?
(And this is being webcast. I know I'm going to regret this.) At least when the Titanic went down, the lights were on.

— Jeffrey Skilling


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:51:07 PM
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Ryan
Directed by Chris Landreth (2004)

What? There's nothing I enjoy more than a good glass of cold beer.
Am I supposed to give that up for, like, tea or something? No, can't do that.

— Ryan Larkin


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 06:54:29 PM
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Dogtown and Z-Boys
Directed by Stacy Peralta (2001)

On one hand it's kinda sad that we were all bought out. On the other
hand, what does a kid do when you put a candy bar in front of him?

— Wentzle Ruml


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 06:56:44 PM
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Restrepo
Directed by Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger (2010)

It’s sad to me that, as much as Captain Kearney would go down there and conduct different shuras and
tell 'em about the positives about what we can do to help them, it seemed like it didn’t go anywhere.
It seemed like we took one step forward and it seemed like they took two steps backwards.

— First Sergeant LaMonta Caldwell


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:00:46 PM
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Koyaanisqatsi
Directed by Godfrey Reggio (1982)

One of the most rapturous and riveting film experiences, an absolute enthralling sensory
overload of sights and sounds that melt back and forth into each other, building and flowing.

— James Ewing, Cinema Sights


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:03:25 PM
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Murder on a Sunday Morning
Directed by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (2001)

Officer Martin came in and candidly admitted that the only reason Brenton Butler was even
stopped that morning was because he happened to be a black male walking in the neighborhood.

— Ann Finnell


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:08:14 PM

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Street Fight
Directed by Marshall Curry (2005)

We're not gonna win this campaign on tv. We're not gonna win this
campaign on radio. We're gonna win this campaign in the streets.

— Pablo Fonseca


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:11:11 PM
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When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
Directed by Spike Lee (2006)

We are destroyed. I've seen Beirut. I've seen Calcutta. I've seen downtown Jakarta. I've seen Aceh. They have nothing on us.
— Garland Robinette


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:14:10 PM
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One Day in September
Directed by Kevin Macdonald (1999)

When I was a kid my father used to say our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized.
Our worst fears have been realized tonight.

— Jim McKay


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:17:00 PM
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Jesus Camp
Directed by Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (2006)

Did you get to the part yet where they say that science hasn't proven anything?
— Levi's Mom


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:22:52 PM
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Standard Operating Procedure
Directed by Errol Morris (2008)

You gotta consider yourself dead, and if you come back, you're just a lucky bastard, you know.
But if you're there, and you consider yourself already dead, you can do all the shit you have to do.
I wouldn't recommend a vacation to Iraq anytime soon.

— Tim Dugan, Civilian Interrogator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:25:09 PM
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The Five Obstructions
Directed by Jψrgen Leth & Lars von Trier (2003)

My plan is to proceed from the perfect to the human, right?
— Lars von Trier


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:29:08 PM
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The Last Waltz
Directed by Martin Scorsese (1978)

He called me up, and I said, "Sure I'd like a job. What does it mean? What do I do?"
And he said, "Well, son, you won't make much money, but you'll get more pussy than Frank Sinatra."

— Robbie Robertson


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:32:01 PM
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Winged Migration
Directed by Jacques Perrin (2001)

The story of bird migration is the story of promise - a promise to return.
— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:35:47 PM
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Gates of Heaven
Directed by Errol Morris (1978)

Death is for the living and not for the dead.
— Pet Cemetery Investor


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:38:23 PM
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Encounters at the End of the World
Directed by Werner Herzog (2007)

McMurdo has climate-controlled housing facilities, there's a radio station,
a bowling alley, and abominations such as an aerobic studio and yoga classes.

— Werner Herzog


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:42:11 PM
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Man of Aran
Directed by Robert Flaherty (1934)

In this desperate environment the Man of Aran, because his independence is the most
precious privilege he can win from life, fights for his existence, bare though it may be.

— Prologue


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:45:01 PM
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The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear
Directed by Adam Curtis (2004)

But the fear will not last, and just as the dreams that politicians once promised turned out to be illusions, so, too, will the nightmares;
and then our politicians will have to face the fact that they have no visions, either good or bad, to offer us any longer.

— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:49:30 PM
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The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig (2005)

All geniuses are crazy, but this was someone we knew and cared about.
— Louis Black


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:51:45 PM
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Hearts and Minds
Directed by Peter Davis (1974)

We weren't on the wrong side. We were the wrong side.
— Daniel Ellsberg


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 07:55:35 PM
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Super Size Me
Directed by Morgan Spurlock (2004)

You start getting the McTummy. You get the McGurgles in there. You get the McBrick, then you get the McStomachache.
— Morgan Spurlock


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 07:59:00 PM
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A Time for Burning
Directed by Barbara Connell & Bill Jersey (1967)

You realize as a church we’re behind business. What a ridiculous thing for a church, as a Christian body, to say on a moral issue "We’re behind business."
— Program Proponent


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:02:24 PM
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Shoah
Directed by Claude Lanzmann (1985)

In the 35 years after the war, I don't go back. I have been a teacher for 25 years. I never mention the
Jewish problem to my students. I understand this film is for historical record, so I will try to do it.

— Jan Karski


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:04:36 PM
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Directed by Kirby Dick (2006)

We don't disclose that.
— Ratings Board Chairperson


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:07:24 PM
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The Kid Stays in the Picture
Directed by Nanette Burstein & Brett Morgen (2002)

Any man who thinks he can read the mind of a woman is a man who knows nothing.
— Robert Evans


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:09:28 PM
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Blood of the Beasts
Directed by Georges Franju (1949)

The others follow obediently, bleating, like condemned men who sing yet know their song to be useless.
— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:12:23 PM
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Young@Heart
Directed by Stephen Walker (2007)

Our marriage was built on faith and trust. She had no faith in me, and I didn't trust her.
— Fred Knittle


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:15:18 PM
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In the Shadow of the Moon
Directed by David Sington (2007)

My father was born shortly after the Wright Brothers. He could barely believe that I went to the Moon.
But my son, Tom, was five. And he didn't think it was any big deal.

— Charlie Duke


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:20:29 PM
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Stevie
Directed by Steve James (2002)

I don't have a mother, I never had one, and on the day she dies, I'm gonna go, and I'm gonna laugh at her!
— Stephen 'Stevie' Fielding


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:22:58 PM
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Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Directed by Sacha Gervasi (2008)

Everything on the tour went drastically wrong. But at least there was a tour for it to go wrong on.
— Steve 'Lips' Kudlow


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:25:16 PM
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Lost in La Mancha
Directed by Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe (2002)

At least if we're going to be f—ked, let's know we're f—ked ahead of time.
— Terry Gilliam


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:26:51 PM
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The Cove
Directed by Louie Psihoyos (2009)

If you aren't an activist you're an inactivist.
— Richard O'Barry


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:28:52 PM
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Baseball
Directed by Ken Burns (1994)

It is played everywhere. In parks and playgrounds and prison yards. In back alleys and farmers' fields.
By small children and old men. Raw amateurs and millionaire professionals. It is a leisurely game that demands blinding speed.
The only game in which the defense has the ball.

— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:30:11 PM
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My Kid Could Paint That
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (2007)

All writers, all storytellers, are imposing their own narrative on something. I mean, all art in some ways is a lie.
It looks like a picture of something, but it isn't that thing, it's a representation of that thing... Your documentary is itself going to be a lie.
It's a construction of things, it's how you wish to represent the truth and how you've decided to tell a particular story.

— Michael Kimmelman


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:33:00 PM
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Baraka
Directed by Ron Fricke (1992)

I like to imagine Tarsem watching Baraka and thinking, "Hmm, not bad, but it needs more people running around in silly costumes."
— duder


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:34:08 PM
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Sicko
Directed by Michael Moore (2007)

Cuba is a little island in the Caribbean with little to no resources. We can do a lot to improve the people's health.
This does not happen in the United States. Why are we able and you are not?

— Aleida Guevara


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:37:36 PM
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Inside Job
Directed by Charles Ferguson (2010)

The financial industry is a service industry. It should serve others before it serves itself.
— Christine Lagarde


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:39:38 PM
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Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
Directed by Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky (1996)

People are gonna talk about me for years. People in West Memphis will tell their kids stories...
It'll be sorta like I'm the West Memphis boogie man. Little kids will be looking under their beds. "Damien" might be under there.

— Damien Wayne Echols


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:42:26 PM
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Up the Yangtze
Directed by Yung Chang (2007)

It's hard being a human, but being a common person in China is even more difficult
— Shopkeeper


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:43:50 PM
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Crumb
Directed by Terry Zwigoff (1994)

France isn't, you know, perfect, or anything, but it's just, oh, slightly less evil than the United States.
— Robert Crumb


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:50:49 PM
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Capturing the Friedmans
Directed by Andrew Jarecki (2003)

"If you're not me, you really shouldn't be watching this... If you're the police, f—k you!"
— David Friedman


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:52:02 PM
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The Beaches of Agnθs
Directed by Agnθs Varda (2008)

Cinema is my home. I think I've always lived in it.
— Agnθs Varda


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 08:54:55 PM
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Spellbound
Directed by Jeffrey Blitz (2002)

I don't think it really helped me, in my love live; my nascent love life. I think that
having won something like that could be regarded as being a significant liability.

— Former Spelling Bee Winner


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 08:56:31 PM
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American Movie
Directed by Chris Smith (1999)

No one has ever, ever paid admission to see an excuse.
— Mark Borchardt


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:00:14 PM
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Dark Days
Directed by Marc Singer (2000)

You'd be surprised what the human body and the human mind can adjust to.
— Greg


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:02:17 PM
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High School
Directed by Frederick Wiseman (1968)

And I think that you should prove yourself, you should show that you can take a detention when given it.
— The Dean


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:06:21 PM
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Nanook of the North
Directed by Robert Flaherty (1922)

The tiny igloo Nanook made for the puppies has kept them warm all night and safe from the hungry jaws of their big brothers.
— Intertitle


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:07:59 PM
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Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Directed by Werner Herzog (1998)

I don't think of myself as a hero. No, only dead people are heroes.
— Dieter Dengler


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:10:33 PM
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Murderball
Directed by Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro (2005)

We had been calling it Murderball, but you can't market Murderball to corporate sponsors.
— Mark Zupan


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:11:54 PM
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When We Were Kings
Directed by Leon Gast (1996)

I done something new for this fight. I done wrestled with an alligator. That's right.
I have wrestled with an alligator. I done tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail. That's bad!
Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick! I'm so mean I make medicine sick!

— Muhammad Ali


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:14:04 PM
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Sans soleil
Directed by Chris Marker (1983)

He wrote me: curiosity of course, and the glimmer of industrial espionage in the eye –
I imagine them bringing out within two years time a more efficient and less expensive version of Catholicism –
but there's also the fascination associated with the sacred, even when it's someone else's.

— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:15:36 PM
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The Gleaners & I
Directed by Agnθs Varda (2000)

A clock without hands is my kind of thing.
— Agnθs Varda


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:17:55 PM
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Streetwise
Directed by Martin Bell (1984)

I love to fly. The only bad thing about flying is having to come back down to the f—king world.
— Rat


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:19:53 PM
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Wordplay
Directed by Patrick Creadon (2006)

I've always been intrigued by the letter Q.
— Norman Payne


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:23:37 PM
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Lake of Fire
Directed by Tony Kaye (2006)

These are the hardest questions. These are questions that are impossible of solution in the abstract.
— Alan Dershowitz


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:25:17 PM
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Woodstock
Directed by Michael Wadleigh (1970)

There's always a little bit of heaven in a disaster area.
— Hugh Romney


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:27:55 PM
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Salesman
Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin (1968)

And, don't worry, they don't repossess the Bible if one month you don't mail in the payment.
You mail in the payment the following month, that's all.

— Paul Brennan


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:29:04 PM
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Los Angeles Plays Itself
Directed by Thom Andersen (2003)

If we can appreciate documentaries for their dramatic qualities, perhaps we can appreciate fictional films for their documentary revelations.
— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:32:31 PM
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No Direction Home: Bob Dylan
Directed by Martin Scorsese (2005)

You can't be wise and in love at the same time.
— Bob Dylan


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:34:02 PM
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Grey Gardens
Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer (1975)

If you can't get a man to propose to you, you might as well be dead.
— Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:37:03 PM
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Gimme Shelter
Directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin (1970)

They told me, if I could sit on the stage so nobody climbed over me, I could drink beer till the show was over.
— Hell's Angel


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:38:31 PM
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The Civil War
Directed by Ken Burns (1990)

I appear this evening as a thief and robber. I stole this head, these limbs, this body from my master and ran off with them.
— Frederick Douglass


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
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My Winnipeg
Directed by Guy Maddin (2007)

Winnipeg has ten times the sleepwalking rate of any other city in the world.
— Guy Maddin


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:42:34 PM
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F for Fake
Directed by Orson Welles (1973)

Ladies and gentleman, by way of introduction, this is a film about trickery, fraud, about lies.
Tell it by the fireside or in a marketplace or in a movie, almost any story is almost certainly some kind of lie.
But not this time. This is a promise. For the next hour, everything you hear from us is really true and based on solid fact.

— Orson Welles


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:44:52 PM
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Waltz with Bashir
Directed by Ari Folman (2008)

They knew that I couldn't shoot a person, so they said to me, "Boaz. Go and shoot the dogs."
— Boaz Rein-Buskila


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:46:10 PM
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Roger & Me
Directed by Michael Moore (1989)

My favorite was the exhibit sponsored by General Motors: a puppet auto worker singing a love song
to the robot replacing him on the assembly line. The song was called "Me and My Buddy".

— Michael Moore


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:49:14 PM
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Titicut Follies
Directed by Frederick Wiseman (1967)

I have a perfect right to be excited! I’ve been here for a year and a half, and this place is doing me harm!
— Inmate, State Hospital for the Criminally Insane


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:51:40 PM
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Man on Wire
Directed by James Marsh (2008)

The fact that I could not speak French, and didn't know what the sound was or what had happened with the wire... was probably just as well.
— Alan Welner


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:53:14 PM
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Burden of Dreams
Directed by Les Blank (1982)

Kinski always says [the jungle's] full of erotic elements. I don't see it so much erotic.
I see it more full of obscenity. It's just - Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn't see anything erotical here.
I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and... growing and... just rotting away.

— Werner Herzog


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:54:52 PM
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The Up Series
Directed by Michael Apted & Paul Almond (1964-2005)

When I get married I don't want to have any children because they're always doing naughty things and making the house untidy.
— Neil Hughes, Age 7


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 09:57:05 PM
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Bowling for Columbine
Directed by Michael Moore (2002)

Thank you for not shooting me.
— Michael Moore


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 09:58:49 PM
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
Directed by Fax Bahr & George Hickenlooper (1991)

There were too many of us, we had access to too much equipment, too much money, and little by little we went insane.
— Francis Ford Coppola


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:01:27 PM
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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Directed by Seth Gordon (2007)

Work is for people who can't play video games.
— Jillian Wiebe


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:03:05 PM
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The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Directed by Errol Morris (2003)

If we can't persuade nations with comparable values of the merits of our cause, we'd better reexamine our reasoning.
— Robert McNamara


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:06:50 PM
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Dont Look Back
Directed by D.A. Pennebaker (1967)

You don't ask the Beatles those questions, do you?
— Bob Dylan


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:08:06 PM
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Harlan County U.S.A.
Directed by Barbara Kopple (1976)

If it don't taste good, you spit it out. That is what God gave us a tongue fer.
— Ruby


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:09:47 PM
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Touching the Void
Directed by Kevin Macdonald (2003)

You gotta make decisions. You gotta keep making decisions, even if they're
wrong decisions, you know. If you don't make decisions, you're stuffed.

— Joe Simpson


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:11:48 PM
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Man with a Movie Camera
Directed by Dziga Vertov (1929)

This experimental work aims at creating a truly international absolute language of
cinema based on its total separation from the language of theater and literature.

— Prologue


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:15:09 PM
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Planet Earth
Directed by Alastair Fothergill (2006)

A distracted squirrel is a vulnerable squirrel.
— Narrator


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:17:23 PM
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Exit Through the Gift Shop
Directed by Banksy (2010)

It was at that point that I realized that maybe Thierry wasn't actually a filmmaker,
and he was maybe just someone with mental problems who happened to have a camera.

— Banksy


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:18:51 PM
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The Times of Harvey Milk
Directed by Rob Epstein (1984)

We kind of tried to get close to the stage, and I saw friends up there, and I thought, "Oh, I just can't face anybody."
You know, and I started to cry. And everyone started to cry... It was just so touching. I'm going to start to cry now.

— Tory Hartmann


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:20:14 PM
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Grizzly Man
Directed by Werner Herzog (2005)

Oh my gosh! The bear, Miss Chocolate, has left me her poop! It's her crap!
It was just in her butt and it's still warm! This is a gift from Miss Chocolate!

— Timothy Treadwell


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:23:39 PM
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The Thin Blue Line
Directed by Errol Morris (1988)

Prosecutors in Dallas have said for years: Any prosecutor can convict a guilty man.
It takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man.

— Melvyn Carson Bruder


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:24:36 PM
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Stop Making Sense
Directed by Jonathan Demme (1984)

I wanna introduce the band by name.
— David Byrne


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 10:27:07 PM
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Hoop Dreams
Directed by Steve James (1994)

Do you all wonder sometime how I am living? How my children survive, and how they're living?
It's enough to really make people want to go out there and just lash out and hurt somebody.

— Sheila Agee


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Title: Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries 2011: The Countdown
Post by: Bondo on May 02, 2011, 10:28:32 PM
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Night and Fog
Directed by Alain Resnais (1955)

No description, no picture can restore their true dimension: endless, uninterrupted fear. We would need the very
mattress where scraps of food were hidden, the blanket that was fought over, the shouts and curses, the orders repeated in
every tongue, the sudden appearance of the S.S., seized with a desire for a spot check or for a practical joke.
Of this brick dormitory, of these threatened sleepers, we can only show you the shell, the shadow.

— Narrator


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