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Re: iCM Forum's Favourite Documentaries 2019 (Nominations, Jan 26th)

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Post by joachimt » January 3rd, 2019, 5:37 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 5:16 pm
albajos wrote:
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joachimt wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 11:12 am

Been a while for me as well, but I remember a concert only.
I just skimmed it. There are interviews between most of the songs,
I just watched it. The stage stuff is only about half of it.
Fine then. Allowed.
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Post by jvv » January 3rd, 2019, 5:42 pm

Is Borat allowed?

It's not tagged as documentary on Imdb and it could maybe be considered a mockumentary, but it does have real reactions from people in it.

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Post by Onderhond » January 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm

jvv wrote:
January 3rd, 2019, 5:42 pm
but it does have real reactions from people in it.
The chestbuster scene in Alien had genuine reactions too ;)

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Post by joachimt » January 3rd, 2019, 6:38 pm

jvv wrote:
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Is Borat allowed?
No
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Post by Mate_cosido » January 3rd, 2019, 7:16 pm

Here is my list: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041746705/ i still have to finish ranking it, but it will be fully ranked, i may change it and trim it down a little perhaps

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Post by jeff_v » January 4th, 2019, 4:22 pm

I guess if you're a Godard type ("Cinema is truth 24 frames-per-second"), everything is a documentary. If you're a De Palma type, ("Film lies 24 times per second") then everything is fiction.


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Post by Jimi Antiloop » January 5th, 2019, 1:22 am

One of my very favorit genres.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls041582845 (ranked)
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Post by Gershwin » January 8th, 2019, 4:01 am

I find it hard to digest mockumentaries are not allowed. I guess all our future genre polls should exclude parodies as well.
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Post by beasterne » January 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm

A reminder to everyone in this thread to watch Documentary Now! if you like documentaries. One of my favorite shows ever, it does a brilliant job of paying homage to and poking fun at some of the most famous documentaries out there.

My list will be coming soon!

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Post by Onderhond » January 8th, 2019, 5:39 pm

Gershwin wrote:
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I find it hard to digest mockumentaries are not allowed. I guess all our future genre polls should exclude parodies as well.
They should (unless it's a comedy poll).



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Post by joachimt » January 9th, 2019, 8:37 pm

I just updated the OP. 30 participants so far. Please check if you are listed correctly.
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Post by zuma » January 10th, 2019, 4:24 pm

I had left My Winnipeg off my list because I doin't really think of it as a documentary....but now that everyone else it adding it I think it is time for an update to my list.

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Post by joachimt » January 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm

Melvelet wrote:
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Top 27 ranked
If you post it like this, I read this as "1-27 ranked, rest unranked". After clicking the link I noticed that there are no more than 27 titles on your list. Better not mention numbers if your list it completely ranked.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » January 10th, 2019, 6:19 pm

joachimt wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Melvelet wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Top 27 ranked
If you post it like this, I read this as "1-27 ranked, rest unranked". After clicking the link I noticed that there are no more than 27 titles on your list. Better not mention numbers if your list it completely ranked.
Maybe he only just now revised it, but I see 64 total titles on his list.
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Post by joachimt » January 10th, 2019, 7:42 pm

GruesomeTwosome wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:19 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Melvelet wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Top 27 ranked
If you post it like this, I read this as "1-27 ranked, rest unranked". After clicking the link I noticed that there are no more than 27 titles on your list. Better not mention numbers if your list it completely ranked.
Maybe he only just now revised it, but I see 64 total titles on his list.
I was mistaken. Remind me I shouldn't do this kind of work with kids running around me. :rolleyes:
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » January 10th, 2019, 7:52 pm

joachimt wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 7:42 pm
GruesomeTwosome wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:19 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:04 pm

If you post it like this, I read this as "1-27 ranked, rest unranked". After clicking the link I noticed that there are no more than 27 titles on your list. Better not mention numbers if your list it completely ranked.
Maybe he only just now revised it, but I see 64 total titles on his list.
I was mistaken. Remind me I shouldn't do this kind of work with kids running around me. :rolleyes:
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Post by allisoncm » January 11th, 2019, 10:33 pm

My list is ranked, but I will probably mess with the order a little more before the deadline:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls072027093/



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Post by outdoorcats » January 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm

Decided to leave off experimental, non-narrative documentaries (such as Fata Morgana, Mysterious Object at Noon or Too Early/Too Late) for this list as I think those sort of occupy their own space, but I don't really mind if someone else chose to include them. Lessons of Darkness was kind of on the edge but I decided it had enough of a narrative to include it, as there's no doubt for the viewer they're watching a film about the Kuwaiti oil fires even if the narrator frames the story differently. These are just my opinions! :shrug:

Here's the list, anyway. It is ranked.

Question, if I had to try and watch one Frederick Wiseman film before the nominations end, which should I pick? (already seen: High School)

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Post by Opio » January 13th, 2019, 10:04 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Here's the list, anyway. It is ranked.
Hi, skimmed through your list and noticed #33 is a Rowan Atkinson comedy series called "The Thin Blue Line", instead of the Errol Morris film that I assume you wanted to include.

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Post by outdoorcats » January 14th, 2019, 12:56 am

Correct, thanks for the heads up!

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Post by blocho » January 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm

outdoorcats wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Decided to leave off experimental, non-narrative documentaries (such as Fata Morgana, Mysterious Object at Noon or Too Early/Too Late) for this list as I think those sort of occupy their own space, but I don't really mind if someone else chose to include them. Lessons of Darkness was kind of on the edge but I decided it had enough of a narrative to include it, as there's no doubt for the viewer they're watching a film about the Kuwaiti oil fires even if the narrator frames the story differently. These are just my opinions! :shrug:

Here's the list, anyway. It is ranked.

Question, if I had to try and watch one Frederick Wiseman film before the nominations end, which should I pick? (already seen: High School)
I'm far from a Wiseman expert, but I'm partial to Basic Training.

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Post by outdoorcats » January 14th, 2019, 10:52 pm

Thanks!

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Post by maxwelldeux » January 14th, 2019, 10:54 pm

blocho wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 10:46 pm
outdoorcats wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Question, if I had to try and watch one Frederick Wiseman film before the nominations end, which should I pick? (already seen: High School)
I'm far from a Wiseman expert, but I'm partial to Basic Training.
I'm only 11 Wisemans in, but Welfare is my favorite.

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Post by sebby » January 17th, 2019, 12:22 pm

Welfare is Def the best.


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Post by Lonewolf2003 » January 17th, 2019, 5:15 pm

At Berkeley is my favorite. But I have to confess I haven’t seen any from before that.

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