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Posted: 12/21/2005 8:18:00 PM EDT
I really like watching informative documentaries. I must credit this forum for turning me on to some fascinating shit. Most notably, Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie, Waco:Rules of Engagement, and 44 Minutes: North Hollywood Shootout. Anyway, I'm looking for some recomendations... Anyone know of some other good ones?
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ken burns civil war
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Heat
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4 Days in September: about the terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

No Direction Home: Scorcese's documentary about Bob Dylan, who is completely different from what you think you know about him and his image.



Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:52:45 PM EDT
Failure is Not an Option... documentary about circa 1960's NASA Mission Controllers, with a focus on Gene Kranz. It's aired on the History Channel, but available on DVD as well at historychannel.com.

--Mike
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The Canadian Healthscare system - 25 minutes long

http://www.onthefencefilms.com/video/deadmeat/
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The Hunt for Red Mercury

An utterly facinating documentary from about 10 years ago. Red Mercury is supposedly a substance used in nuclear weapons manufacture and was on the black market with the collapse of the Soviet Union. They never could really pinpoint if the stuff actually existed really, but their search for the substance and their inclusion of what other things were going on in post Soviet Russia was really interesting.

It's a bit dated now probably, but I really enjoyed it.
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Those Battle of the Seas documentaries (someone will have to help here with the proper title )
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Waco: Rules of Engagement
Waco: A New Revelation
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Dawn of the Dead.


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The Disappearance of the PX-15 on the Science (Discovery?) Channel...it is about the Submersible Ben Franklin and it's Gulf Stream Drift Mission(NASA) that took place at the same time as the moon landing.

Interesting stuff, I cannot seem to find any pictures from the mission, i.e. the pictures taken during the mission, not pictures of the Ben Franklin.


ByteTheBullet (-:
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The latest edition of BHD has the movie, plus, two documentaries done
re: Somolia. One's from PBS, the other's from the History Channel.
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Originally Posted By samsong:
Dawn of the Dead.



heh, i waiting for that one!

"lions and hyenas: eternal enemies" one of the most riveting nature documentaries i've ever seen. "i laughed, i cried, i peed my pants a little!"
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Gladiator Days

Ring of Fire

Frozen in Time- Saddest documentary I've ever seen

shop.wgbh.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=11154&storeId=11051&catalogId=10051&langId=-1

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The follow-on to"WACO: The Rules of Engagement"......is "WACO: A New Revelation"........both are MUST SEE videos.........unless your life goal is to become a "No Questions Asked" Federal Agent.
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Any of George Romero's Dead documentaries.
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"Michael & Me" The rebuttal documentary to Michael Moore's "Bowling For Columbine" documentary Fairy Tale.
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Any documentary that deals with things of a military nature. That's why I spend so much time watching The History Channel, The Military Channel, Discovery, etc.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:22:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ARChoo:

Frozen in Time- Saddest documentary I've ever seen

shop.wgbh.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=11154&storeId=11051&catalogId=10051&langId=-1




OMG. I saw that one. I seriously did want to cry at the end of that one. Very good, but very very sad.
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Originally Posted By Tweak:
www.imtx.com/art/nso/PanamaDeception_cover.jpg



He said documentaries not fairy tales.
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Originally Posted By Tweak:
it's documented


hahahahaha being on videotape doesn't mean it's documented! hahahahahahaha
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 9:30:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr0w1:

Originally Posted By ARChoo:

Frozen in Time- Saddest documentary I've ever seen

shop.wgbh.org/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=11154&storeId=11051&catalogId=10051&langId=-1




OMG. I saw that one. I seriously did want to cry at the end of that one. Very good, but very very sad.


dang, i just thought it was mildly interesting...but i'm no aviation buff. when the plane burned up all i could think of was homer going, "D'OH!!!"
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+1 on Killing Pablo
That was good.
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Discovery Times channel recently ran an EXCELLENT two part documentary series on South African police commandoes.

You should only watch this series if you like gunfights caught on camera every 5 minutes, exploding cars, etc.


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Vietnam, the Ten Thousand Day War
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>APE to MAN

documentary about early man's relationship to apes and how we evolved
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