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Old 31st January 2013, 10:45 PM   #31
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It doesn't fall into the category of documentaries, but I recently saw a film on Hulu called "The American Astronaut". I went into it not knowing what to expect and it was really quite enjoyable - moreso than any big budget blockbuster I have seen recently. Watch The American Astronaut online | Free | Hulu
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Old 1st February 2013, 03:15 AM   #32
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The White Dawn (1974) - IMDb

Demonstrates what happens when our culture touches a "pure" one.
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Old 1st February 2013, 09:22 AM   #33
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I don't know how "lesser known" Extract is, but we finally got around to seeing it last night and we regret not doing it sooner.
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Old 1st February 2013, 10:24 AM   #34
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A lesser film (not doco').
Early Ridley Scott: "Someone to Watch Over Me" with the first Mrs. Cruise looking stunning...two great versions of the Gershwin song, one by Sting and the other by Roberta Flack. It won't change you life but a nice, well crafted yarn. He's (Scott) very good with light. The shots in her apartment of wine glasses and mirrors are memorable as is the soundtrack which turned me on to opera in a way I was surprised about....
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Old 1st February 2013, 10:27 AM   #35
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Re; documentaries. I like them as a rule but I have two general comments. One, most are too slow in the narrative, especially the ones made for TV and secondly the background music is almost always way too loud for my taste.....
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Tuvalu - The best movie you never saw. The director (Veit Helmer) is German, but the film has almost no dialogue, so anyone can enjoy it without subtitles. The DVD has a bonus film "Surprise!" which is just hilarious, also without dialogue.
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I don't know how "lesser known" Extract is, but we finally got around to seeing it last night and we regret not doing it sooner.
That's a great movie. You should see "idiocracy" if you haven't already. Also directed by
mike judge.
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"Idiocracy" is frighteningly real except we didn't have to wait 500 years! A bit silly, I recognize, but the context is not far off from where I sit.

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My wife and I were watching "Idiocracy" on cable last week. The real commercials were a near reflection of the movie.
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