What are some good, informative, and accurate documentaries and/or podcasts covering the various American presidencies? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast
on Apr 19, 2010 -
Please recommend some uplifting, inspiring, happy, fun movies/documentaries that will restore one's faith in humanity. The tone of Pixar's UP is perfect, though it need not be animated.
posted by desjardins
on Mar 16, 2010 -
What are the best documentaries about b-movies, fandoms, and weird or niche interests which often involve a widespread community, such as zombies? [more inside]
posted by lhall
on Dec 23, 2009 -
I am working on a PhD in music theory and cognition. I hate wasting time, but sometimes my brain needs a break from reading/writing/listening/analyzing. Help me create a list of films and documentaries that relate in some way to my field so that I can stare at a screen sometimes and still feel like I'm feeding my unquenchable desire to learn about music and mind. [more inside]
posted by nosila
on Nov 1, 2009 -
Favourite psychedelic / drug / shaman / consciousness related books? My brother met a shaman in South American and has given me his credit card and asked me to order him a bunch of books. Think Terence McKenna, Alex Grey, Alexander Shulgin, Carlos Castaneda, DMT, Ayahuasca...
*Documentary/DVD recommendations welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Where are the best places on the web for news, information — and, if available — streaming versions/trailers of new indie documentaries? (I'm interested in interviewing their directors on the radio and thus promote the films.) [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Is there anything like Salt or Duke's Center for Doc Studies in the Mid-Atlantic region?
posted by melodykramer
on Nov 10, 2008 -
Looking for good documentaries that are truly informative (i.e. a kind of textbook in movie format). What are the best documentaries you've seen that left you much more informed about basic history and human knowledge? [more inside]
posted by the other side
on Oct 28, 2008 -
I often download documentaries, and generally love them, and frequently feel like I want to give back to the director.
Monetarily-wise, that is, as perhaps I didn't pay for them.
What do you think of a service that allowed for paypal or such donation to individual directors? Could it work?
Alternately, directors of small films could set up a link on their websites, and one could spread the idea memetically.
I'm not looking to cash in on this, just to get feedback on an idea of how to assuage my guilt and help support those who make films worthy of support.
posted by aschwa5
on Aug 1, 2008 -
ID this (Bill) Clinton campaign official in the documentary The War Room
? [more inside]
posted by jca
on Mar 30, 2008 -
Can anyone reccomend good books, or documentaries, about Australia (history, culture, politics) written by people from outside Australia? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Feb 7, 2008 -
I just watched King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters and loved it. Any other pop culture type documentaries out there I might like? [more inside]
posted by hiptobesquare
on Nov 26, 2007 -
How can a Indian software engineer join documentary/photography crew of National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, PBS or other similar production houses? What kind of jobs are available in these organizations? Are there similar jobs (outside of the documentary business) that can take me to such places and pay for it? Low salary not an issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 7, 2007 -
Help remember the name of this this film, please. A surrealistic mock-documentary about an ill-fated antarctic expedition. [more inside]
posted by scottr
on Sep 1, 2006 -
I'd like recommendations for Polish or Ukrainian historical documentaries or fact-based films. [more inside]
posted by rinkjustice
on Jul 19, 2006 -
Does anyone know of any good articles or essays regarding 'making of' documentaries or non-fiction films about filmmaking? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless
on Oct 29, 2005 -
First, help me ID this one from my friend's description:
it's this one done by this old man up in the northwest somewhere. he built his own cabin and lived there for something like 50 years by himself--completely by himself. All the camera work is done soley by him. the man is amazing. he does everything on his own. it's the most relaxing thing i ever watched
Next, recommend your favorite interesting and well-made documentaries.
I'll start with Joseph Campbell's The Power of Myth and the PBS Evolution series.
posted by foraneagle2
on Apr 17, 2005 -
I'm making a documentary/mockumentry in old newsreel style, and I'm looking for old cheeseball educational film/newsreel music to use as a background soundtrack. Hints? Links? Free would be nice...Cheap OK.
posted by cccorlew
on Feb 12, 2005 -
Can anyone recommend any independent, niche-oriented documentaries that I could buy/rent/download? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by armage
on Dec 20, 2004 -
Faux-Beatlefilter: There are two Beatles tribute/impersonator related questions that I have been unable to find answers to thus far. One deals with remembering the title of a certain CD; the other, tracking down a documentary. More is inside. [more inside]
posted by adamkempa
on Jul 13, 2004 -
I'm a big fan of Ken Burns' documentaries (just finished up watching Baseball for the third time, for instance, and have seen The Civil War twice)... What I'm curious about is what books
would you recommend that present history in a siimilar fashion (easily digestible, compellingly written, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on Jul 3, 2004 -
I recently saw Assault on Precinct 13
again and was smitten for some inexplicable reason by actress Laurie Zimmer
who played the character Leigh.
Anyway she disappeared from acting and director Charlotte Szlovak made a documentary called Do You Remember Laurie Zimmer?
which is about looking for here in L.A. I have been unable to find out what happens in the film Do you Remember.... or what happened from any other source. Anyone remember her or know where she is. I am prepared for the mundande truth.
posted by kenaman
on May 20, 2004 -
Does anyone have experience with promoting an independent documentary film? [no links to, or mention of the film itself... I'm not trying to be that guy -- more inside] [more inside]
posted by cadastral
on Dec 18, 2003 -