Author Topic: FYC 1974: Best Documentary  (Read 2907 times)

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Re: FYC 1974: Best Documentary
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2012, 02:32:10 PM »
Woodcarver Steiner comes in third for me in this category, but it would be my number 1 had it got a nomination for short film.
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Re: FYC 1974: Best Documentary
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2012, 05:00:36 PM »
I watched The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner. It's good and thankfully short since there isn't too much insight to be gained. The best thing is a very Herzogian idea that Steiner was too perfect.

To my mind, he's the greatest ski-flyer there ever was. His 179-meter jump at Oberstdorf was, after all, 10 meters more than the present world record. But it didn't make him world champion, you might say just because he flew too far, and the jury had to interrupt the jumps and start from a shorter run. So his over-long flights were all discounted."

I'm still going with Hearts and Minds.

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Re: FYC 1974: Best Documentary
« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2013, 01:29:57 PM »
RESULTS UPDATE
Best Documentary


No votes for Animals Are Beautiful People, one for General Idi Amin Dada, and two for The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner.

The winner will be either Hearts and Minds or That's Entertainment!.

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I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.