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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2010, 04:57:44 PM »
I have fond memories of all these NFB films

How about Memorandum?

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2010, 04:59:50 PM »
Matt giving the NFB some love.

BTW If the Star Wars is allowed can this be too?

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2010, 05:31:04 PM »
Maybe my #1...

Alone in the Wilderness

I love watching him work. His precision with a couple simple hand tools is SICK. Need a mallet? Build it. Need a chimney? Build it. Need a door? Build it.

I first saw this as a young teenager. It really brought out the DIYer in me. Taught me the value in building things yourself. The personal satisfaction that comes with working with your hands. I mean I always kind of knew there was value, but this made me respect it and understand it. On top of that Dick has a lot to say about life, but not in a know-it-all way. He's not looking for the meaning of life or anything so grand, but he's come to his own humble conclusions and it's wonderful to listen to him talk about them as you watch him build his cabin.

Anyways, it's worth seeking out the full doc.

I second matt's choice: Cesar's Bark Canoe (Bernard Gosselin, 1971). Watched it not long ago after he mentioned it elsewhere. I enjoy it for similar reasons.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2010, 05:48:32 PM »
I have fond memories of all these NFB films
How about Memorandum?
I don't think I've seen that one. I'll try to catch it soon.

Maybe my #1...
Alone in the Wilderness
I remember that from when I was a kid, it was hypnotic watching him work.

I second matt's choice: Cesar's Bark Canoe (Bernard Gosselin, 1971). Watched it not long ago after he mentioned it elsewhere. I enjoy it for similar reasons.
Nice.

Matt giving the NFB some love.
Forgot to include The New Mayor (1980) and The Old Believers (1988).
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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #54 on: November 10, 2010, 06:19:23 PM »
Mr. Death by Errol Morris is probably my favorite or second favorite doc of all time.  Wish more people saw it. 

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #55 on: November 10, 2010, 06:21:08 PM »
It's been sitting in my queue for a while. Maybe they'll send it to me before this is due.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #56 on: November 10, 2010, 06:22:07 PM »
It's been sitting in my queue for a while. Maybe they'll send it to me before this is due.

Put it on top, its awesome.
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« Reply #57 on: November 10, 2010, 06:27:54 PM »
It's been sitting in my queue for a while. Maybe they'll send it to me before this is due.

Put it on top, its awesome.

Done.

I really liked the First Person series Morris did, though I don't suppose that's really eligible here...

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« Reply #58 on: November 10, 2010, 08:28:12 PM »
It's been sitting in my queue for a while. Maybe they'll send it to me before this is due.

Put it on top, its awesome.

Done.

I really liked the First Person series Morris did, though I don't suppose that's really eligible here...

My inclination is not as a series. I'm not sure what its structure is like but I picked a Frontline episode (because they largely do function as independent docs and are available on Netflix as such) so if First Person has similarly distinct episodes they could probably be nominated individually.

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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries: FYC and Your Lists
« Reply #59 on: November 10, 2010, 08:35:34 PM »
It's been sitting in my queue for a while. Maybe they'll send it to me before this is due.

Put it on top, its awesome.

Done.

I really liked the First Person series Morris did, though I don't suppose that's really eligible here...

My inclination is not as a series. I'm not sure what its structure is like but I picked a Frontline episode (because they largely do function as independent docs and are available on Netflix as such) so if First Person has similarly distinct episodes they could probably be nominated individually.

Hmm, dunno which one I'd chose. They are only 15 minutes or so a piece iirc. Whatevs.

 

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