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« on: September 06, 2011, 09:14:20 PM »
Hello! This is my first post. I started listening to Coast to Coast AM only 5 months ago, and I love it. This year has been full of odd synchronicity for me. It feels like I'm in a rush to learn all I can about C2C related subjects. It's really bizarre, out of nowhere. I love old time radio. And it was this love for old radio (all usually horror) shows that led me to download a HUGE collection of shows from the BBC. Among these shows was a four-part documentary about Atlantis. I was blown away. I had never given Atlantis any thought before this. Right after getting a hold of this documentary A girl I used to know got back in touch with me out of nowhere and told me how I should start listening to Coast to Coast. I've had a blast learning about the Annunaki, Trans-humanism, Astral projection and all that other good stuff.

The documentary was about everything Coast to Coast is mostly about. Ancient wisdom, the secrets of Egypt and the Pyramids, Edgar Cayce, world ages, so much more. It was produced by Radio Canada International in 1975. I thought the information it covered must be out of date, but the more I hear about current thoughts and discoveries about Atlantis, I'm surprised very little has changed in knowledge about Atlantis. The main person who is interviewed is a man named Egerton Sykes. Others who were interviewed were Edgar Cayce's son Hugh Lynn Cayce, Dr. Manson Valentine, James Sturziker, Immanuel Velikovsky to name a few. Many, many others give their thoughts in this documentary.

I took the liberty of putting the entire documentary up on youtube. I had to break up each episode into six parts. I've put each part in listening order. I'm wondering if some people here might want to give it a listen and maybe get something out of it. Egerton Sykes was pretty old at this time, around 80, so he says some odd things here and there (he mentions he was inspired by Jules Vern's book 80,000 Leagues Under The Sea...) But he had great insight, if nothing else it's great fun to hear. The documentary is presented very intelligently and it's critically thought out in its questions. The audio sounds kind of muffled at first, but it is listenable.

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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 02:51:10 PM »
Hey guys,

mine are (at the moment)

Anything by Louis theroux

Chris Everard Secret Space 1 & 2

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 04:59:52 PM »
for me, the first documentary that comes to mind is the men who killed kennedy.  although several of the series' assertions have been discredited over the years, it still holds up as a great viewing choice for anyone interested in the alleged conspiracy behind kennedy's death.


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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 05:20:46 PM »
Scorsese's No Direction Home - Bob Dylan
 
Festival Express - a 1970 train ride across Canada with 3 stops for concerts.  On the train were the Dead, Janis, The Band, Buddy Guy, Flying Burritos, tons of others, sitting around jamming
 
Two from Werner Herzog:  Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams
 
Hearts of Darkness - the making of Apocalpse Now


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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 05:25:33 PM »
 
  Off the top of my head...

   Harlan County USA, 1976
   The Thin Blue Line, 1988
   Gimme Shelter, 1970
   The California Reich, 1975
    One Day In September, 1999
    Grizzly Man, 2005
    Bob Dylan: No Direction Home, 2005
    Roger and Me, 1989
    Paradise Lost(all 3)1996-2011
 
 
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 05:36:44 PM »
Titicut Follies from the late sixties, about a portion of a prison in Massachusetts set aside for the criminally insane.

And another that I will likely never again find, about some guys that tracked a flock of geese as the geese migrated south. The documentary filmmakers had an old van with a satellite dish type thing on it and when the geese bedded down each night, so did the filmmakers. What I remember best is that one morning, none of the filmmakers awakened for that day's journey, and the geese actually flew away but came back and honked angrily for the guys to wake up and follow. It was a very homespun production but somehow it was just so good. It might've been a Nova-type thing, but I'm unsure; if anyone knows what I'm talking about, tell me the title.

MV: thanks for changing the header to this thread.

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 05:43:12 PM »
Anyone seen Inside Job? If you want more reasons to dislike the Obama administration, it has them in spades.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 06:45:01 PM »
Nice to see no Direction Home on people's lists.
Some of my favorites-
When We left Earth: The NASA Missions
Ken Burn's "The West" and "The Civil War" (anything about american history really)
Horatio's Drive
i also enjoy pretty much anything from American Experience.

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 08:08:05 PM »
King Corn - a documentary about corn subsidies.  very informative.  if you've ever wondered WHY EVERYTHING IS MADE FROM OR CONTAINS CORN ... watch this documentary

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 08:44:47 PM »
Idiocracy

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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2012, 09:25:23 PM »
Quantum Activist - Complex but rewarding in the end. Best movie on my list. Takes the Dancing Wu Li Masters book to the next step. 

http://www.ewatchfreemoviesonline.com/the-quantum-activist/

Money as Debt (Promises Unleashed) - 2nd movie of the series. Made me really understand how we don't really have money. Or how our economy is screwed.



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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2012, 10:56:38 PM »
Idiocracy

True.  I find myself believing it was a documentary a little more each day.

I was really into Louis Theroux's work about a decade ago.  Haven't seen very much of him in the past few years. I love documentaries and watch them all the time.  A few that stand out in my mind right now are:

Marjoe
An American Family
Methadonia
Kimjongilia
Winnebago Man
Following Sean
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
Jesus Camp

Those were on my recent Netflix watch list.  I tend to like the sociological documentaries the most.

Gina

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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2012, 11:01:19 PM »
I have seen some really good HBO documentaries.
Especially:
Journey into Dyslexia
America Undercover  Crank: Made in America
The Origin of Aids (some conspiracy theory here)

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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2012, 11:14:34 PM »

      Shame on me for forgetting "The Kid Stays In The Picture", "Monterey Pop" and "Hearts and Minds"

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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 11:35:06 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 06:02:54 AM »
The last waltz, Point of Order, Koyaanisqatsi, In the Year of the Pig, Stop Making Sense, Roger  and Me.

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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 04:46:36 PM »
A few more I've remembered:

If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story (The Pogues singer)
Bad Blood (infected blood products given to hemophiliacs)
Commune
Grey Gardens
American Grindhouse

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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 07:26:30 PM »
Anyone have any good documentary suggestions, as in creepy, true crime, interesting, strange, thought-provoking, etc.? (Preferably ones I can find on YouTube, Netflix or somewhere else online.)

I've seen the UFO doc thread.

I'm itching for something weird to watch.

I recommend the Paradise Lost (West Memphis Three) docs, BTW, just so I'm contributing to this conversation.

There's also a really horrible one on YouTube called "Just Melvin, Just Evil" that blew my mind and made me feel like I wanted to throw up for hours after I watched it. So if you're in the mood for a twisted trip to the dark side, there you go. A sickening look at white trash, incest and warped psychology.  :-\

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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2013, 07:49:06 PM »
If you haven't watched Drive on Netflix you might like it. It's a movie though. Best to not know what it's about, and immerse. Prepare for awkward long pauses. I loved it

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2013, 07:55:17 PM »
Netflix Instant Streaming

I can't remember his name but the man who wrote Cropsey was on C2C and it seemed pretty interesting. "Two filmmakers explore an urban legend from their own childhoods: a rash of child abductions that struck Staten Island, N.Y., in the 1970s and 80's".


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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2013, 07:57:58 PM »
Great thread! I love docs! True crime and justice docs in particular.
Some suggestions:( all of which I've watched on netflix in the past few months)
The thin blue line
Dear Zachary
False witness
After innocents
Capturing the Friedmens
Deliver us from Evil

These should get you started.
Dear zach is heart wrenching. It will leave you shaking your head about the justice system.  Most on the list will as well, but dear zach is very troubling indeed.

Edit: these are definitely in the same vein of  Paradise lost. (One of my favortie true crime docs)

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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2013, 07:58:15 PM »
If you haven't watched Drive on Netflix you might like it. It's a movie though. Best to not know what it's about, and immerse. Prepare for awkward long pauses. I loved it


Drive is my favorite movie of all time. Watching it was like a religious experience.

It's not a documentary though.  :o

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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2013, 08:01:04 PM »
Lars Von Trier's Antichrist is another movie worth seeing

Drive & Antichrist are the most memorable movies I've seen in awhile.

I haven't watched any documentaries in quite some time. 

I was finding and watching a bunch of full length feature movies on youtube awhile ago. Kinda cool when you find one movie and the suggestion lead you to more. I watched In the Heat of the Night. Some great acting right there.

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2013, 08:04:05 PM »

Drive is my favorite movie of all time. Watching it was like a religious experience.

It's not a documentary though.  :o

I had no idea what I was getting in to when I watched it. I can't wait to see it again. Whenever I recommend it to people I try to get them to just watch and not read about it. A lot of people can't stand the long pauses.

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« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2013, 08:07:08 PM »
I had no idea what I was getting in to when I watched it. I can't wait to see it again. Whenever I recommend it to people I try to get them to just watch and not read about it. A lot of people can't stand the long pauses.


Yeah, Drive changed my life. "A.D." now means for me "After Drive." Fuck yeah.

Did you see the same director's other one, where they were in Thailand? I wasn't as impressed with it.

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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2013, 08:09:11 PM »
Lars Von Trier's Antichrist is another movie worth seeing

Drive & Antichrist are the most memorable movies I've seen in awhile.

I haven't watched any documentaries in quite some time. 

I was finding and watching a bunch of full length feature movies on youtube awhile ago. Kinda cool when you find one movie and the suggestion lead you to more. I watched In the Heat of the Night. Some great acting right there.


Antichrist was amazing, too. That movie also changed my life and was like a religious experience. Damn, Sambo.

I'm trying to think of any other movies that were religious experiences. Besides About Schmidt, of course.

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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2013, 08:25:27 PM »
I've been bingeing on Heaven's Gate cult documentaries lately. Thus far, I've yet to see one that does justice to the absolute insanity and sadness of the whole deal. But there's a ton on Youtube.

I sat through the entire "Exit Statements", too. And I fell asleep listening to the Marshall Applewhite lectures. I wish this was just another Tertiary Imam joke post but, sadly, its not. :(

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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2013, 08:27:16 PM »

Antichrist was amazing, too. That movie also changed my life and was like a religious experience. Damn, Sambo.

I'm trying to think of any other movies that were religious experiences. Besides About Schmidt, of course.

I'm going to have to watch About Schmidt. Seriously, it's really good?

Cloud Atlas was pretty freaking awesome, and Barney's Version is one of the best Dramas I've seen.

Actually I can't speak enough to the excellence of those two movies. I watched Cloud Atlas twice in theatres, and I've been buying and giving out copies of Barney's Version from the $5 discount bin. Fuck Barney's Version is so good, and sad. Paul Giamatti is a fucking brilliant actor

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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2013, 08:31:58 PM »
I wish this was just another Tertiary Imam joke post but, sadly, its not. :(
I'm pretty stupid so I appreciate this notification because usually... well actually, now I think you're just fucking around and so that means you were fucking around... Oh shit nevermind.

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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2013, 08:48:11 PM »
Netflix Instant Streaming

I can't remember his name but the man who wrote Cropsey was on C2C and it seemed pretty interesting. "Two filmmakers explore an urban legend from their own childhoods: a rash of child abductions that struck Staten Island, N.Y., in the 1970s and 80's".

I watched that Cropsey doc a few months ago DAMN that was unsettling and horrible, huh? CREEPY I had totally forgotten about it.