August 16th, 2007 · 1 comment or link to (permalink)
28 min 18 sec – Aug 16, 2007
52 min 19 sec – Aug 11, 2007
This is the rare documentary that provided the original footage for the award winning, documentary by D. A. Pennebaker, Dont Look Back.
58 min 50 sec – Jul 31, 2007
Many people see Newton’s religiosity as an endorsement of the divine by a powerful intellect. Another view: he though so hard that he cracked and became a delusional fairly chasing nut-case.
50 min 2 sec – Jul 23, 2007
When the Sex Pistols released Never Mind The Bollocks, the type of music that was as old as the Sex Pistols are now, would have been Noel Coward singing ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’. Which pretty much proves how modern and groundbreaking the Pistols were.
49 min 3 sec – Jul 16, 2007
The 5 thousand year old city of Caral, in Peru, is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and a thousands years older than any other civilization in the Americas. Many believe it is the missing link of archeology.
1 hr 24 min 10 sec – Jul 11, 2007
The story of Live Aid – the worlds biggest concert. Seeing this in an age where people don’t seem to give-a-shit, almost brings tears to my eyes. In fact, it almost brought tears to my eyes then, because I couldn’t go, on account of being somewhere in the middle of Hungary, where I crashed a party after hearing ‘do they know its Christmas’ from the window.
Journalists have been trying for years to track down the girl that Bono picks out of the audience making her globally famous for 15 minutes. I know who she is, but I’m not telling!
There are two places in the world that rank high in the importance of 60’s and early 70’s Soul: the North of the Midwest, where it was made and the North of England where the blue-collar, black American art form was truly appreciated by their white English counterpart.
This is a great documentary about the Wigan Casino an unlikely and forgotten cultural Mecca.
Running time: 26 mins.
Classic cold war piece. Infamous 1965 production about a hypothetical nuclear attack on Britain. The film was deemed so disturbingly realistic that it was never broadcast in the UK. It was released theatrically in the US, and went on to win an Oscar.
Running time: 48 mins
If I were to pick my favorite documentary of all time – it would be this. Mathematics, the most rational of all subjects may seem to be an unemotional topic. For this very reason, seeing the tears in Wiles’ eyes when he recounts the inspirations that enabled him to finally solve a centuries old enigma make this a dramatic piece of the most subtle kind. Simultaneously gentle and powerful.
Running time: 43 mins.
Documentary exploring nuclear fears in the 50s and how they manifested themselves in the sci-fi movies of the time.
Running time: 34 mins.
A film the British Government deemed too traumatic for release after World War II – Frontline pieced it together and aired it in its unedited form.
Running time: 53 mins
You cannot join with a French passport and you relinquish your passport when you join. A long way from Beau Geste this documentary praises the contribution of the bizarre, official French mercenary force in the other war with Iraq.
Running time: 50 mins.
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