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Imagination is essentially memory

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2019: A Future Imagined – A short film were Syd Mead, designer and concept artist (probably most notable for for his work on Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron) “reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future.”

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December 8, 2010 at 11:10 am

Ozzy!!!!1!

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We Sold Our Souls For Rock ‘N’ Roll (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) – a documentary on the Ozzfest ’99 tour (MLYT) (NSFW – mainly swearing and tits)

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July 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Good Taste Made Bad Taste

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Documentary about the making of Peter Jackson‘s first feature film, Bad Taste.
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August 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm

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The David Lynch Interview Project

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We met Louis in Canon City, Colorado.

The David Lynch Interview Project. A 121-part documentary series featuring 3-5 minute portraits of ordinary (and sometimes extraordinary) Americans from all over the country. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

Hands On A Hard Body

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Go Baby Go

Go Baby Go

I sort out Hands On A Hard Body after hearing y, Hands On A Hard Body, Filmit referred to by a couple of documentary directors as a key inspiration for them.

The film follows an endurance competition in East Texas organised to promote a car dealership to win a hard body pickup truck. The rules are simple: you just have to stand next to the truck and keep one gloved hand on it, day in day out for as long as you can with just a few minimal breaks for resting, feeding and watering. Last man (or woman) standing can drive the truck away.

The film concentrates on a few of the more colourful contestants out of the two dozen that start. Stand-outs include an ex-marine, the stoic previous winner of the contest who had latest 80+ hours, an overweight religious fanatic who sings hymns to keep her going, and a missing-teeth hillbilly type who’s equally gapped-tooth husband supports her wearing a home-made cardboard hat. That is when he’s not bragging about the industrial air conditioner he’s installed in his house; that’s an air-conditioner that once cooled an whole store and he claims can now get his house down to freezing temperatures… Read the rest of this entry »

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July 23, 2009 at 10:06 am

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The Baseball Card Movie

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Short documentary on the hobby (actually more like addiction) of baseball card collecting. Interesting even if, like me, you know next to nothing about baseball or baseball cards.

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July 18, 2009 at 10:49 am

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A Day In The Afterlife of Philip K Dick

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An Arena documentary first broadcast by the BBC in 1994

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July 15, 2009 at 10:47 am