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What films are about people who decide to live on the road?

Besides Lost in America, Easy Rider, Surfwise, and Into the Wild, what other films are about people who make an affirmative decision to live on the road? The closest Wikipedia seems to get is Road Movies, which is not really apt. If not movies, what other cultural works of fiction deal with that kind of decision?
posted by artlung on Nov 11, 2009 - 35 answers

Long Gone seems to be long Gone

Is there any official source of DVDs or digital copies of Tony Eberhardt's 2003 film "Long Gone" available in the US? The goal is for personal use, not presentation.
posted by Science! on Nov 7, 2009 - 1 answer

Help a workaholic have a productive break.

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 - 15 answers

Annexation of Texas Video Clip

What are some documentaries/movies/video clips that are about the Annexation of Texas? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Oct 23, 2009 - 1 answer

What is this documentary called?

I'm trying to track down a documentary I saw online years ago. Details are sketchy, but I remember either 8x8 or 16x16 pixel art animation - enlarged. I think they talked about Edison electrocuting an elephant, and many design and art related topics. Two people were narrating and I believe they worked for some kind of design firm. What is the name of, and for bonus points where can I find a copy of that film online?
posted by jeffmilner on Oct 22, 2009 - 9 answers

Seeking documentary about every country.

Is there a documentary that contains basic info (+ maybe some cultural info) for every country in the world? [more inside]
posted by nnevvinn on Oct 16, 2009 - 5 answers

20th Century History of Berlin in Moving Pictures

If you were giving a crash course on the history of Berlin 1933-1990, and you were limited to just a couple films, which ones would you assign? Documentaries preferred, and they must have some kind of English language option. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Do you remember a tender 1990s reality tv-ish documentary on tv about a group of sweet old ladies in a house together?

Looking for a documentary I once saw: Old ladies live together in a house for a while, sort of reality-style. Casual activities, them giving their thoughts on life. At least one of them English, maybe all. Possibly a lake there. Saw it on tv late 90s I think. Very tender. Know it? [more inside]
posted by Askr on Oct 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Is the 1967 program "Our World" available anywhere?

Where can one see/obtain the full version world's first live international satellite broadcast "Our World"? Does footage still exist besides the easy-to-find Beatles segment? [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Sep 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Please help me find this documentary

I am going bonkers trying to find a documentary that I saw on PBS or the History Channel. I have googled for hours over the last few months to no avail. It was about the fall of Mayan or Aztecs. I now admit defeat and turn to the hive... [more inside]
posted by futz on Sep 23, 2009 - 15 answers

cut to ECU of Dr Joyce Brothers

Name this 1960s NFB sex ed documentary! [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Sep 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find "Living Famously"

Can anyone help me track down a documentary series called "Living Famously"? [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Sep 3, 2009 - 2 answers

Your suggestion could help establish a revolving credit line in the Himalayas!

Help me find good films on Nepal, for a high-school crowd. [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Aug 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Do I really have to blur out every coke can?

What are the rules regarding logos captured incidentally in documentary? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Looking for a documentary from the 1970s - "Glass India"

I keep hearing about a documentary from the 1970s called "Glass India" - about glass blowing in India. Does anyone know where to buy it or download it?
posted by abirae on Aug 19, 2009 - 3 answers

How can I find information on the average gross income from all streams (theatrical, DVD, VOD) for a documentary?

How can I find information on the average gross income from all streams (theatrical, DVD, VOD) for a documentary? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Aug 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Where can I watch/download/buy/whatever the 90s documentary DICEWORLD?

Where can I watch/download/buy/whatever the 90s documentary DICEWORLD? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Jul 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Trying to find a documentary about whirlpools

I am trying to hunt down a documentary I saw around 5-10 years ago which was all about whirlpools and maelstroms. [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jul 17, 2009 - 2 answers

What is the Name of This Tornado Doc?

Inspired by this thread, I am trying to remember the name of a tornado special that aired, I think, on HBO several years ago. [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Jul 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Tips for making a great audio documentary?

So this summer there is a big family reunion and, with my grandparents getting a bit older and more forgetful, I think it would be interesting to make some recordings. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jul 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Can you deliver to a kayak?

Does anyone remember a documentary, or show on PBS about someone researching an old kayak design, where the people doing the building paddled around Manhattan Island? [more inside]
posted by fnerg on May 13, 2009 - 10 answers

What are the best documentaries / movies on depression?

What are the best documentaries / movies on depression? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on May 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Name That Video: Surreal animated interview between student and master.

Looking for a video I saw on the internet before May 2008. It was an interview with a ton of post-processing, making it very surreal. Seeing this image reminded me of the video. I seem to remember the interviewer was an art student, or a student of the interviewee. The interviewee had been down on his luck, and it seemed as if the interview was happening in a soup kitchen or hostel. I associate two words with the interviewee: "video art", but I can't think of any sort of title he might have. [more inside]
posted by hatsix on Apr 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Where in the world can I find a tidal lake

Please help me find a nature documentary I saw once, about 5 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Mar 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find widely ranging podcasts

Looking for variety of different podcasts or radio shows to listen to. Please give me many recommendations. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 3, 2009 - 16 answers

Assholes in documentaries for the win

The greatest a-holes to ever strut in front of a documentary film maker's camera? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Feb 4, 2009 - 70 answers

Looking for some brain-food! Specifically, documentaries...like Louis Theroux

Looking for some brain-food! Specifically, documentaries... [more inside]
posted by jdlugo on Jan 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Yet another "name that movie"

Name that Documentary: Hanging women over water (pond?) to feed organisms living inside the water. Aired around 2008. Possibly located in Asia. [more inside]
posted by ellighi on Jan 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Where can I study photography or journalism this summer?

Help me find an amazing summer program in documentary photography, digital storytelling, radio production, creative writing or journalism! [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jan 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Documentary theater tips?

HighSchoolDramaTeacherFilter: Any tips for doing documentary theater with students? [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Jan 23, 2009 - 3 answers

Interviewing techniques for the amateur videographer. GO!

Interviewing techniques for the amateur videographer. GO! [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jan 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Nonfiction DVDs for background?

DVD recommendations needed - boxed sets of documentaries and historical/cultural overviews to put on in the background while I'm working. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Dec 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me remember a documentary

Many years ago I either heard or read a documentary about an American rock 'n' roll producer who was—according to this documentary—highly influential but never particularly famous, but whose name I cannot now recall. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Dec 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Like Shawshank Redemption rewound

I want to build a fake prison cell set that's mobile. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Dec 1, 2008 - 8 answers

What would be interesting to a high school class?

My wife, a high school teacher, has an extra period with her students tomorrow. She wants to show them something (documentary, TV episode) interesting and have a discussion afterward. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by FeldBum on Oct 28, 2008 - 30 answers

Need help finding a documentary about mind control.

Looking for a documentary about subliminal messaging, the power of suggestion and holding up a armored truck. [more inside]
posted by notchristopher on Oct 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Books and Movies Documenting Complex Organizations?

I like to learn about how complex organizations and projects are run behind-the-scenes -- to see how decisions get made, how responsibilities are divided, what tools and technologies are used, how knowledge is documented and new workers trained. Recommend books, articles, films that do a good job documenting / explaining how a complex organization functions. [more inside]
posted by alb on Oct 1, 2008 - 8 answers

What interesting photographers should I know about?

Homeworkfilter: what obscure (viz. not Ansel Adams) photographer should I explore? Who is doing creative and (intellectually) challenging work that I might not be familiar with? [more inside]
posted by cmyr on Sep 27, 2008 - 26 answers

Help me name my documentary!

Please help me name my documentary on urban farming! [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Aug 20, 2008 - 25 answers

What to ask the Chinese populace?

I am leaving for Beijing in a few days. I am bringing a video camera and plan to interview English-speaking Chinese people on the street. My goal is to edit the footage together into an informative and insightful piece. If you could ask the people of China any question, what would it be?
posted by srkit on Aug 8, 2008 - 32 answers

I want to make documentary films. What kind of video-camera should I get?

I want to make documentary films. What kind of video-camera should I get? [more inside]
posted by softsantear on Aug 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Giving back to directors who need it?

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 - 13 answers

I'm curious. C-U-R-I-O-U-S.

Why do they make the subjects of A&E's Intervention spell their name out loud? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Jul 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Music from Kubrick documentary.

What music played during the Stanley Kubrick's Boxes documentary? [more inside]
posted by rokabiri on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 answers

What questions should I ask the subjects of my documentary on the Philippines porn industry?

I'm going to be filming a documentary in the Philippines about families supported by the pornography industry, and I'd like to hear any interesting questions you might have for the subjects. [more inside]
posted by premiumpolar on Jun 23, 2008 - 15 answers

What's the rock band seen briefly in the documentary Lake of Fire?

What's the rock band seen briefly in the documentary Lake of Fire? [more inside]
posted by kittens for breakfast on Jun 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Title music to Ric Burns' New York documentary?

Can anyone name the title music to Ric Burns' documentary New York? [more inside]
posted by Mephisto on Jun 8, 2008 - 5 answers

What was the programme I watched?

What was the name of this BBC documentary? It was broadcast sometime around 2000. It was about how Britain has changed post-WWII, dwelling on rail closures due to the Beeching Axe, the construction of the motorways, and the subsequent death of the 'traditional' rural Britain. Its tone was pretty melancholic, and it was (to me) quite a moving piece. [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on May 17, 2008 - 1 answer

BBC Documentary Filter

Looking for the name of a BBC documentary involving people performing interpretive dances which portray the lives/mating rituals of insects. [more inside]
posted by Hutch on May 14, 2008 - 7 answers

Darkon - What happened next?

Friends and I saw Darkon this weekend. Given that many of us (not me) are historians, the question was, "What happened next?" (spoilers) [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Apr 28, 2008 - 6 answers

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