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Post by Rum » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:03 pm

Cripes they do some good stuff!

I’ve just watched (over two nights) a documentary about the Vietnam war, from the mid 19th C in french colonial times, to the ‘withdrawal’ of American forces.

The quality of the narrative, including a degree of objectivity I’ve rarely seen in American documentaries, was really impressive. The story is told from all sides, with interviews with VC and North Vietnamese people as well as American forces.

Makes me want to seek out more PBS stuff (this is on Netflix btw).

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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:17 pm

I love their Tiny Desk Concerts. Well worth digging through the archive.

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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:19 pm

Oops. Sorry. That's NPR.
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Post by laklak » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:13 pm

NPR/PBS, same bunch of commie fascist gays.
Yeah well that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by PsychoSerenity » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:46 pm

laklak wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:13 pm
NPR/PBS, same bunch of commie fascist gays.
Yeah, but being commie fascist gays they can make the most fabulous "must watch" state TV. :shifty:
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Post by Seabass » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:06 pm

PBS is great, so naturally, Republicans want to kill it.
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The quality of the narrative, including a degree of objectivity I’ve rarely seen in American documentaries, was really impressive.
Merkins make a lot of great documentaries. Errol Morris, Alex Gibney, Robert Kenner, Joshua Oppenheimer, Laura Poitras, Sebastian Junger to name a few.

You should watch Errol Morris's Fog Of War. It's one of my favorites...
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Post by Joe » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:18 pm

Fog of War was excellent!
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:25 pm

Frog of Wart, not so good.
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Post by Joe » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:50 pm

Yes, that one was all toil and trouble.
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Post by Hermit » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:44 pm

Seabass wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Merkins make a lot of great documentaries.
A lot? I don't think so, and compared to UK documentary makers, not great either. Nobody beats the likes of Ricky Gervais, John Morton, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn among many others.
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Post by Seabass » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:57 pm

"His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it." —From the OSS’s psychological profile of Adolf Hitler

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Post by Sean Hayden » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:45 pm

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Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:56 am

Joe wrote:
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Fog of War was excellent!
+1
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Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:57 am

Hermit wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:44 pm
Seabass wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Merkins make a lot of great documentaries.
A lot? I don't think so, and compared to UK documentary makers, not great either. Nobody beats the likes of Ricky Gervais, John Morton, Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn among many others.
Fuck UK and US documentaries. Dutch documentaries are where it's at.
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