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Marty Feldman – Six Degrees of Separation (2008)

Marty Feldman - Six Degrees of Separation (2008)

 

 Although his early performing career was undistinguished, he became part of a comedy act, Morris, Marty and Mitch, who made their first television appearance on a BBC series called Showcase in April 1955. Later in the decade, Feldman worked on the scripts of Educating Archie, in both its radio and television incarnations with Ronald Chesney …

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François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema (1996)

François Truffaut: The Man Who Loved Cinema (1996)

 

 After starting his own film club in 1948, Truffaut met André Bazin, who would have great effect on his professional and personal life. Bazin was a critic and the head of another film society at the time. He became a personal friend of Truffaut’s and helped him out of various financial and criminal situations during …

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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)

 

 Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One is a 1968 experimental docu-drama film written, directed, and conceived by African-American film director and documentarian William Greaves. The film, which is shot and presented in the style of a cinéma vérité documentary, attempts to capture and examine pure reality unhindered by the presence of the cameras all around. It is perhaps …

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Le joli mai (1963)

Le joli mai (1963)

 

 https://youtu.be/-SZrEaigk6o Le Joli Mai (“The Lovely Month of May”)is a 1963 French documentary film by Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme. Beginning in the Spring of 1962, just after the close of the Algerian War and the Évian Accords, Marker and his camera operator Pierre Lhomme shot 55 hours of footage interviewing random people on the …

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Salesman (1968)

Salesman (1968)

 

  https://youtu.be/kLMDkGmwSa0 The documentary follows four salesmen as they travel across New England and southeast Florida trying to sell expensive Bibles door-to-door in low-income neighborhoods and attend a meeting in Chicago. The film focuses in particular on the struggles of salesman Paul Brennan, a middle-aged Irish-American Catholic from Jamaica Plain, Boston, who struggles to maintain …

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Making The Shining (1980)

 

 A fascinating, little behind the scenes look at one of the greatest horror films ever made. Stanley Kubrick’s daughter Vivian filmed this 35 minute gem with, appropriately enough, a 35mm camera. Vivian focuses not so much on her celebrated father’s process, but his effect on the people under his command.  You’ll see Jack Nicholson’s brilliance as …

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Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1982)

 

 Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke. The title “Koyaanisqatsi” is a Hopi Indian word meaning “life out of balance.” Personally speaking, this is one of the most mesmerizing works of art I’ve ever seen. The film consists …

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Deep Water (2006)

 

 Here’s one of the best documentary films you’ll see… Donald Crowhurst was a British businessman and amateur sailor who died while competing in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, a single-handed, round-the-world yacht race. Crowhurst had entered the race in hopes of winning a cash prize from The Sunday Times to aid his failing business. …

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Spying On The Home Front

Spying On The Home Front

 

 “So many people in America think this does not affect them. They’ve been convinced that these programs are only targeted at suspected terrorists. … I think that’s wrong. … Our programs are not perfect, and it is inevitable that totally innocent Americans are going to be affected by these programs,” former CIA Assistant General Counsel …

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Countdown to Zero (2010)

Countdown to Zero (2010)

 

 Countdown to Zero is a documentary film released in 2010 which argues that the likelihood of the use of nuclear weapons has increased since the end of the Cold War due to terrorism, nuclear proliferation, theft of nuclear materials and weapons, and other factors.

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Federico Fellini: A Director´s Notebook (1969)

Federico Fellini: A Director´s Notebook (1969)

 

 Interesting insight into one of the great minds of film-making, Frederico Fellini. Here he discusses making motion pictures and his unorthodox methods. He describes his artistic inspirations and takes us to one of those, the Colisseum at night. We also go with him on a subway ride past Roman ruins, to the Appian Way, to …

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