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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2014, 01:26:23 PM »
Did you watch Chasing Ghosts yet?  It gives more insight into some of the people in  KoK, I think you'd really like it too.

Not yet. I am trying to watch one per week. I will try and watch that one this week.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2014, 03:55:06 PM »
The Good Life is a Danish doc. It's a window into the lives of a mother and daughter who refuse to see reality and live within their means.  http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/the_good_life

Haha -- OK, so I'm 30 minutes into this doc and I started having a panic attack about money. Checked my bank account. Did some math. Sent a couple of frantic emails to a couple of editors who might need articles this week. Now I've got a beer in hand and I'm going to try to finish it. May switch to vodka.  :)

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2014, 03:57:10 PM »
Haha -- OK, so I'm 30 minutes into this doc and I started having a panic attack about money. Checked my bank account. Did some math. Sent a couple of frantic emails to a couple of editors who might need articles this week. Now I've got a beer in hand and I'm going to try to finish it. May switch to vodka.  :)
As your doctor I suggest you start with vodka next time.  My bill is in the mail.  Uh ohhhh.


Re: Documentaries
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2014, 04:00:19 PM »
Haha -- OK, so I'm 30 minutes into this doc and I started having a panic attack about money. Checked my bank account. Did some math. Sent a couple of frantic emails to a couple of editors who might need articles this week. Now I've got a beer in hand and I'm going to try to finish it. May switch to vodka.  :)

Ha, yeah, it makes you think. I was amazed at how oblivious these two women were.


Re: Documentaries
« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2014, 04:33:56 PM »
Ha, yeah, it makes you think. I was amazed at how oblivious these two women were.

I'm halfway through it now. My jaw dropped when she said, (paraphrasing) "Work, even the word, is taboo. I'm not going to demean myself by working."

At that point I lost any shred of sympathy.

But damn, if she's going to wheedle around town all day, talking men out of free toilet paper and deals on car repairs, she should at least invest in a decent bra – preferably one with a little oomph to it. Those are some sad, sad looking boobs. Pick those things up, honey! You gotta work what you got!

**ducks while the feminists throw things at me**

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #65 on: March 09, 2014, 04:43:00 PM »
I'm halfway through it now. My jaw dropped when she said, (paraphrasing) "Work, even the word, is taboo. I'm not going to demean myself by working."

At that point I lost any shred of sympathy.

But damn, if she's going to wheedle around town all day, talking men out of free toilet paper and deals on car repairs, she should at least invest in a decent bra – preferably one with a little oomph to it. Those are some sad, sad looking boobs. Pick those things up, honey! You gotta work what you got!

**ducks while the feminists throw things at me**
Sound advice
*** seeks shelter in basement while feminists unleash barrage of low yield nuclear artillery ***

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #66 on: March 09, 2014, 05:29:19 PM »
Pick those things up, honey! You gotta work what you got!


I fill my wallet with pesos and expired credit cards to make it look huge.

I also wear it on a chain around my neck.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #67 on: March 09, 2014, 07:55:49 PM »
But damn, if she's going to wheedle around town all day, talking men out of free toilet paper and deals on car repairs, she should at least invest in a decent bra – preferably one with a little oomph to it. Those are some sad, sad looking boobs. Pick those things up, honey! You gotta work what you got!

**ducks while the feminists throw things at me**

One look at her face and there's no need to look down.   That waiter was right - she's a fat old woman.  Pathetic excuse for an individual.  In a way, she's right, her parents did a shitty job of raising her. 

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #68 on: March 10, 2014, 09:28:16 AM »
Ha, yeah, it makes you think. I was amazed at how oblivious these two women were.

I really want to know what happened to them. I spent too much time last night Googling this film, the director and those women, looking for a "where are they now" kind of update. Maybe I'll email the director.

Thank you for suggesting SnagFilms. I wasn't aware of that site, I'm embarrassed to say, but I'm really glad I know about it now.

I'm on another bleak documentary kick. They are the equivalent of the type of magazine piece I'd love to write someday, as opposed to my last ultra-compelling local newspaper assignment, "52 Feral Felines Get Spayed." (LOOK OUT, PULITZER PRIZE! HERE I COME! :D )

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #69 on: March 10, 2014, 11:59:01 AM »
I really want to know what happened to them. I spent too much time last night Googling this film, the director and those women, looking for a "where are they now" kind of update. Maybe I'll email the director.

Thank you for suggesting SnagFilms. I wasn't aware of that site, I'm embarrassed to say, but I'm really glad I know about it now.

I'm on another bleak documentary kick. They are the equivalent of the type of magazine piece I'd love to write someday, as opposed to my last ultra-compelling local newspaper assignment, "52 Feral Felines Get Spayed." (LOOK OUT, PULITZER PRIZE! HERE I COME! :D )

I get into researching people in documentaries too.  :-[  I did find a FB page for the daughter. https://www.facebook.com/annemette.beckmann

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #70 on: March 10, 2014, 05:18:18 PM »
Seraphim, have you watched all the Louis Theroux docs?   You'd probably enjoy them if you liked that good life movie.
 
I'll admit it, I googled to find out what happened to those women too.  I can only imagine her mother is dead, and I want to know WTF she's doing to support herself now.   But, I think it wasn't that great of a documentary.  It didn't really tell you anything other than their personal story.  Nothing much to get out of it except watching a spoiled adult brat.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #71 on: March 10, 2014, 05:29:26 PM »
Seraphim, have you watched all the Louis Theroux docs?   You'd probably enjoy them if you liked that good life movie.
 


I agree, Louis Theroux documentaries are really good.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #72 on: March 10, 2014, 07:07:15 PM »
I agree, Louis Theroux documentaries are really good.
the one when he met "The Hamiltons" is my favorite. Especially if you know who they were and the events going on and scandals at the time. So bizarre. Still like "Idi Amin Dada" documentary for the realism, absurdity, and tragic consequences of a megalomaniacal leader.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2014, 08:33:28 PM »
I really want to know what happened to them. I spent too much time last night Googling this film, the director and those women, looking for a "where are they now" kind of update. Maybe I'll email the director.

Thank you for suggesting SnagFilms. I wasn't aware of that site, I'm embarrassed to say, but I'm really glad I know about it now.

I'm on another bleak documentary kick. They are the equivalent of the type of magazine piece I'd love to write someday, as opposed to my last ultra-compelling local newspaper assignment, "52 Feral Felines Get Spayed." (LOOK OUT, PULITZER PRIZE! HERE I COME! :D )
I loved this one too & I was also frustrated for the lack of info online about these two. I felt sorry for the mother but wanted to smack her at the same time. I did read the daughter liked the doc, saying she didn't realize how funny she was. A textbook narcissist.

Another doc about a delusional woman, only rich instead of poor…"The Queen of Versailles"  If you haven't seen it yet YOU MUST! it's streaming on Netflix

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #74 on: March 10, 2014, 09:14:20 PM »

Another doc about a delusional woman, only rich instead of poor…"The Queen of Versailles"  If you haven't seen it yet YOU MUST! it's streaming on Netflix

I forgot about that one. It's a really good one too.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #75 on: March 21, 2014, 04:37:39 PM »
I loved this one too & I was also frustrated for the lack of info online about these two. I felt sorry for the mother but wanted to smack her at the same time. I did read the daughter liked the doc, saying she didn't realize how funny she was. A textbook narcissist.

Another doc about a delusional woman, only rich instead of poor…"The Queen of Versailles"  If you haven't seen it yet YOU MUST! it's streaming on Netflix
I think what made that documentary so great was at first she was expected to be this overboard bimbo model that was impossible to relate to.
By the time it was over I really liked her, and even felt sorry for her. As hard as that may seem, I can see that she really loves her husband and she is a genuinely good person inside and out.
Maybe it came off differently to others but I ended up watching that twice and still believe so.
Her husband on the other hand is in love with success.

I only wish they had made a follow up on it.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #76 on: March 28, 2014, 10:40:38 PM »

Witch Hunt is one of my favorite documentaries. It infuriates me that people's lives were destroyed by the "justice system" that bought into all this Satanic ritualistic daycare abuse garbage. 

The Good Life is a Danish doc. It's a window into the lives of a mother and daughter who refuse to see reality and live within their means.  http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/the_good_life

Snag Films has a large library of documentaries. http://www.snagfilms.com/channel/documentary/
Just watched the Witch hunt. Great documentary. I think that DA Ed Jangels should sit in prison for 1,000 years and think about much he screwed over those people. Give the Social workers and the detectives 500 years a piece as well. Lies and withholding evidence.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #77 on: March 28, 2014, 11:12:51 PM »
Just watched the Witch hunt. Great documentary. I think that DA Ed Jangels should sit in prison for 1,000 years and think about much he screwed over those people. Give the Social workers and the detectives 500 years a piece as well. Lies and withholding evidence.

Yes, it was a travesty. It's disgusting that many involved still claim they did nothing wrong in prosecuting these people.  >:(

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2014, 09:16:39 PM »
There's a good one streaming on Netflix:  talhotblond

It's a true crime story about an online love triangle. There's a twist in the last half of the doc I didn't see coming at all.  Left me stunned.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #79 on: March 30, 2014, 11:34:48 PM »
The Farm - Angola.


Re: Documentaries
« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2014, 09:55:46 AM »
There is a curious doc about "bronies" on Netflix:  guys who are WAY into My Little Pony.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #81 on: April 23, 2014, 12:22:41 PM »
Pandora's Promise
pandoraspromise.com !!1

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #82 on: April 23, 2014, 06:16:38 PM »
There is a curious doc about "bronies" on Netflix:  guys who are WAY into My Little Pony.

If I were dictator this would be in my top five things I'd ban my first day.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #83 on: April 27, 2014, 08:53:18 PM »
You know, yeah, some of the dudes in the doc were a little odd, but they were harmless enough and seemed to be getting pretty beat-over their interest.  I guess I'm a bit more live and let live about it....

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #84 on: April 29, 2014, 01:36:48 AM »
Lovely thread. I recommend anything posted by Vice on YouTube.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #85 on: May 18, 2014, 02:30:15 PM »
I just watched the Errol Morris doc film called "Tabloid ". http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabloid_(film)
It's similar to the doc film "The woman who wasn't there"

 It's about Joyce McKinney and her infatuation with a Morman man in the late 70's. She follows him to the UK and kidnaps and rapes him. The press reported on the story and dug up a bunch of dirt on her. The story got really strange and her insane behavior and lies only fueled the tabloids coverage.

McKinney is a  totally diluted woman. She is a pathological liar and tries to create as much drama around her as she can. Then she plays the 'poor little southern girl' sympathy card.

She sued E. Morris and the producers of Tabloid, because she didn't like how the doc films portrays her as totally unbelievable and crazy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/errol-morris-tabloid-lawsuit-365437?page=show


One of the many bullshit allegations she made about signing the films release form:

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....McKinney also claims that she was tricked into appearing in the film. Those claims were subject to demurrers this summer.
McKinney did in fact sign a release for Tabloid, presented to her by producer and co-defendant Mark Lipson. The details of how and why McKinney signed her consent to be in the movie are highly unusual, and Lipson's attorney says it's all untrue.

Allegedly, after her interview was finished in September 2009, she refused to sign the first version of the release. So Lipson purportedly signed it himself under her name to show her how easy it was. Still, she refused.

Then, months later, in March 2010, Lipson allegedly broke into her home with a new release form and said if she did not sign the paper, her dog would die.
McKinney, who claims she is partially blind, says she was exhausted and didn't have time to get her glasses, and as Lipson allegedly stabbed her hand with the pen and yelled, "Sign it! Sign it, or the dog will die," she complied.

But this doesn't count, McKinney now says.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #86 on: May 18, 2014, 02:46:00 PM »
I recommend anything posted by Vice on YouTube.
Seconded.


Re: Documentaries
« Reply #87 on: May 18, 2014, 04:15:44 PM »
I just watched the Errol Morris doc film called "Tabloid ". http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabloid_(film)
It's similar to the doc film "The woman who wasn't there"

 It's about Joyce McKinney and her infatuation with a Morman man in the late 70's. She follows him to the UK and kidnaps and rapes him. The press reported on the story and dug up a bunch of dirt on her. The story got really strange and her insane behavior and lies only fueled the tabloids coverage.

McKinney is a  totally diluted woman. She is a pathological liar and tries to create as much drama around her as she can. Then she plays the 'poor little southern girl' sympathy card.

She sued E. Morris and the producers of Tabloid, because she didn't like how the doc films portrays her as totally unbelievable and crazy.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/errol-morris-tabloid-lawsuit-365437?page=show


I saw that sometime last year. Really bizarre. I love that documentaries are so widely available these days. They really highlight some strange stuff.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #88 on: May 19, 2014, 12:30:20 AM »


Tony Kaye's Lake of Fire. Greatest American doc of the last 30 years. Profoundly empathetic and moving. Being human is difficult.

Re: Documentaries
« Reply #89 on: May 19, 2014, 02:05:40 AM »
Anyone who has not watched this 9/11 video should do so.  It's not a truther video, it's just what went on from the firefighter's perspective. 

9/11 - inside north tower