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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #90 on: July 31, 2014, 09:56:34 AM »
Great read!

"Recently released games which initially sold for USD$35 were in bins for $5." -- I loved these bins. I still regret not buying a copy of Revenge of the Beefsteak Tomatoes that I saw in one of these bins once.

Still $5!


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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #91 on: August 06, 2014, 10:49:30 AM »
Hmmm... 



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The Dog, the film about the libertine bank robber behind Dog Day Afternoon, is an action film told in words.

“If anybody gets up, they’re dead. Anybody moves, they’re dead. Anybody makes a sound before I leave this movie, they’re fucking dead,” the voice of John Wojtowicz, “The Dog,” warns us as the leader tape counts down to the start of the documentary about his life. Right away you wonder if his bark is as bad as his bite. It doesn’t take long to figure out that they are one and the same.

Dog Day Afternoon is one of my favorite movies. Directed by a former Dead End Kid, Sidney Lumet, and starring Al Pacino in an instantly iconic role. It wasn’t iconic just because of the great acting, it was original, daring and ahead of its time. John Wojtowicz, the Dog in The Dog and Dog Day Afternoon, was original, daring and ahead of his time. Wojtowicz pretty much loved Dog Day Afternoon and when he got out of prison after completing a six-year sentence he rechristened himself Dog. He is still The Dog.

The new documentary The Dog, directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, looks at the man who robbed a Brooklyn bank on a hot sunny day to pay for his wife’s sex change. A sex change Wojtowicz didn’t even want him to have, by the way, because John wanted the man he fell in love with at first sight. Oh, did I have to mention that his wife was a man?

The documentary is a historical gem, telling the story of the rising gay rights movement in New York City with copious vintage film. It is also a suspenseful crime doc: the planning, the false starts, the fights and the pre-robbery fucking are all detailed. Very detailed. You might say graphically detailed. But every detail rings true with the honesty of the liars who lived it.


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http://www.denofgeek.us/movies/the-dog/237951/the-dog-review

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #92 on: August 28, 2014, 11:53:41 AM »
Larry is a bit of a documentary fanatic, so we've watched more than our share over the past couple years. Two of the best we've seen (again, sorry if these are a repeat, but I'm too lazy to read the entire thread... MISS ME MUCH?!). Both of these were available on Netflix last time I checked.

Dear Zachary

Let the Fire Burn
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #93 on: August 28, 2014, 12:15:32 PM »
Not repeats, as far as I know, and both very interesting looking...

Are people still on Netflix?

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #94 on: August 28, 2014, 01:38:51 PM »
Not repeats, as far as I know, and both very interesting looking...

Are people still on Netflix?

I guess so? I'm cheap, so I refuse to pay for cable... I use Netflix almost exclusively.

Both of these documentaries are amazing... Dear Zachary is the kind of movie that sticks with you for a couple of days afterwards. Very powerful. Actually, both of them are. Let the Fire Burn is interesting in the context of #Ferguson. History repeating.
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #95 on: August 28, 2014, 03:26:06 PM »
Wait! Netflix is cheap?

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #96 on: August 28, 2014, 04:10:48 PM »
Wait! Netflix is cheap?

Compared to cable it is.

If I didn't like sports, I would probably pick some streaming service over cable.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #97 on: August 29, 2014, 11:41:50 AM »
Yeah, it's like $8 a month or something now. We use my Xbox to stream it. It's very convenient.
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #98 on: August 29, 2014, 12:28:56 PM »
I got rid of cable, I only use Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu.  The only thing I miss is the football games.  And with my photography taking up every other weekend I don't have time for those anyway.  Best decision I made was cutting the cord.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #99 on: August 30, 2014, 11:55:27 AM »
My TV sports network is €11 per month, no contract. And that includes 10 channels of Football, Rugby, NBA, Tennis, Boxing, etc. from across a dozen countries/leagues/competitions.
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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #100 on: August 30, 2014, 12:08:37 PM »
You're ruled by socialists.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #101 on: September 04, 2014, 08:10:26 AM »
Dinosaur 13! The true tale of fuckery that surrounds the greatest T-Rex find in history. I've been following Sue's story since it blew up in the newspapers when I was in high school.  Glad to see a doc about it... This is a must see.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #102 on: September 04, 2014, 11:48:28 AM »
My Roosevelt obsession continues... Plus, Ken Burns!


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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #103 on: October 30, 2014, 07:01:17 PM »
What makes To Be Takei fascinating is how these people's lives (the whole TOS crew) have been shaped on every level by a show that only lasted three seasons.

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Re: Documentaries
« Reply #104 on: October 30, 2014, 07:05:05 PM »
Oh, and, motherfucker...when he describes his experience in the internment camps...