watched "william eggleston in the real world" last night. thought it had potential, since i really like his photography, however it didn't really get into much of his background, his style of photography (other than a little bit about his first major show in NYC in the 70s), and spent the bulk of the time following him around memphis (not talking), or sitting in a room with some woman who just kept rambling on about dying.
"By following acclaimed photographer William Eggleston around his home base of Memphis, Tenn. -- and on trips to Kentucky, Los Angeles and New York -- filmmaker Michael Almereyda presents an intimate portrait of the man who made color cool again. This revealing documentary uncovers the deep connection between Eggleston's enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking work, which expertly captures the beauty of ordinary objects."
I too love this thread.
The Other F Word.. Had high hopes, it was basically the Pennywise dude talking about his kids and his band for most of it. Meh.
Not a documentary but I've been watching Steven Rinella's TV shows on Travel Channel. He has a couple. If your into hunting and gathering and cooking and eating food then you might dig his stuff.
The Other F Word just screams 'meh' to me.
On youtube I recently watched Detroit: The Murder City 1 & 2. I'd recommend them. That town has some kind of miserable history to it.
"I find it funny that this other dude is going to be quoting writings that are over two thousand years old and Robbie is going to be quoting gigposters.com." - allenboe
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stumbled upon this great site yesterday: Folkstreams » The Best of American Folklore Films lots of long and short documentaries of Americana... things like music, appalachia, folk artists etc.
this one is particularly good... about stone cut lettering... the guys featured do gravestones, national buildings and did the JFK gravesite... the second half is amazing as they make a lettering tablet... check it out...
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watched "bill cunningham new york" this afternoon. interesting.
Living simply and using a bicycle to get around New York, 80-year-old photographer Bill Cunningham tirelessly records what people are wearing in the city -- both out on the sidewalk and in the salons of the wealthy.