Favourite documentaries – what's your's?
How could I forget Joe Kid on a Stingray? Essential viewing for all cyclists. Amazing history lesson into BMX. Even goes into mid-school BMX when I got into it, when there was no money at all – hear Dennis McCoys description of how the prizes changed when the money went. Every time I watch it and I hear Matt Hoffman talking about that period it chokes me up a bit and I have to go and ride!! “They were telling me BMX was dead – it’s my life and I wasn’t going to take it”. He organised the Bicycle Stunt Series with no money but it became a legendary thing and morphed into the X-games. Wonderful!Posted 4 years ago
Also got Spike Jones in it, who started out working in a BMX shop as a kid.LiferSubscriber
athgray – Member
Series years ago on the History Channel about the American Civil War.
Ken Burns one? Most of his series are cracking see also ‘The West’ and ‘The Dustbowl’
Couple of my favourites are:
Burma VJ – trailer
How Vietnam was Lost – whole thing
Pretty much any Adam Curtis onesPosted 4 years agoorganic355Member
enjoyed this the 1st time round, looks like its getting (or has been) re-released
In S.R. Bindler’s 1997 cult classic, Hands On a Hardbody, two dozen small-town Texans compete for a brand-new “Hardbody” pickup truck at a local car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep-deprivation—whoever can remain standing the longest with one hand on the truck will get to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter, struggle and heartbreak, Hands On a Hardbody is more than a documentary about winning a truck. It is a remarkable study of competition, camaraderie, faith and determination—the ultimate human drama.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MjlCK1qvS8[/video]Posted 4 years agogrumMember
Some Kind of Monster
Dogtown and Z Boys
Lots of good stuff on Storyville – really enjoyed this one.
Was a bit disappointed by Senna.Posted 4 years agoSaxonRiderSubscriberbikebouyMember
Hmmm..Posted 4 years ago
I’d say anything that has these subjects in and I’ll either record or watch..
That stuff that Coxy does best
Any thing that Dr Lucy Worsleys doing
In the main BBC4 outputs and occasionally BBC2arrpeeMember
In addition to the above, ‘Capturing the Friedmans’. It’s about a family dissolving in the midst of allegations of child abuse by the father and the accompanying media frenzy. It largely stitched together out of their own home movie footage.
I’ve never been wrong-footed so many times by a single film. Just as you’re settling on a particular perspective, there’s another revelation that catapults you across to the opposite view.Posted 4 years ago
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