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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1440 on: June 13, 2019, 02:01:07 PM »
What is the best OJ Simpson documentary to watch? Preferably something with real footage of the events?

I have seen The People v OJ Simpson and read that book. Looking for something different if it exists!

Best documentary I saw was call OJ: Made in America. I think i saw it on Sky and not that long ago ...  maybe a year or so?  ... but itís not there anymore. It was very long, perhaps even in two parts from memory, but an excellent in depth look at his whole life and how he turned out as he did, so not just focusing on the murders and everything after that. Worth watching if you can find it

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1441 on: June 14, 2019, 09:02:32 AM »
Best documentary I saw was call OJ: Made in America. I think i saw it on Sky and not that long ago ...  maybe a year or so?  ... but itís not there anymore. It was very long, perhaps even in two parts from memory, but an excellent in depth look at his whole life and how he turned out as he did, so not just focusing on the murders and everything after that. Worth watching if you can find it

That's the one.
I think it was 4 parts in total....each over an hour

Worth it because it not only told the story of what happened in detail but the context of what America was like back then at the same time (in relation to the riots etc)

Still one of the best docs I've seen of this sort to date
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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1442 on: June 14, 2019, 09:21:58 AM »
ESPN's OJ Simpson: Made in America is the definitive watch. It's 5x1 hour parts, rather than a 2 hour movie, and it still won an Oscar for best doc.

agree, brilliant doc that one
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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1443 on: June 14, 2019, 09:51:31 AM »
I think you are all talking about the same documentary? :D

Just had a look on Sky and it is on BT Sport 2 tonight at 9pm - episode 2, episode 3 tomorrow night etc... so I have missed episode 1 but I am sure I can find that somewhere.

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1444 on: June 14, 2019, 10:39:02 AM »
Planets on BBC with Brian Cox has been excellent so far.

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« Reply #1445 on: June 14, 2019, 11:06:11 AM »
Planets on BBC with Brian Cox has been excellent so far.

It's a *little* bit basic but beautiful to sit back and just soak up all the amazing imagery and CGI. Can't wait for the bluray.

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« Reply #1446 on: June 14, 2019, 11:11:32 AM »
Here's something I wanted to post about for a fortnight. It's one of the very best documentaries about sport, I've ever seen. SB Nation a Youtube channel that normally focuses on US sport does a series called 'chart party' where it takes very niche sporting data sets and makes the most compelling documentaries about them. They have just released their piece de resistance - "The Bob Emergency: A Study of Athletes named Bob". It might sound weird, and it is in a way, but it's also beautiful, funny, touching and massively compelling. It looks at the fact that people named Bob are dying out in sport - there's only 10 professional sportsmen in the world called Bob currently - this peaked in the fifties at nearly 1000. It looks at why they're dying out and also celebrates the greatest and worst Bobs, sport has ever seen.

I honestly can't recommend it enough:

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1447 on: June 14, 2019, 12:13:43 PM »
It's a *little* bit basic but beautiful to sit back and just soak up all the amazing imagery and CGI. Can't wait for the bluray.

Yeah, I totally get that but the way it is being done is visualising those basic things you probably know in a whole new way, at least I've never seen anything done as well as this anyway.

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1448 on: June 14, 2019, 12:15:12 PM »
Yeah, I totally get that but the way it is being done is visualising those basic things you probably know in a whole new way, at least I've never seen anything done as well as this anyway.

Agreed and it can't be all things to all people - overcomplicate it and you lose probably 80+% of your audience. The Jupiter episode was a marvel.

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1449 on: June 14, 2019, 03:11:20 PM »
Here's something I wanted to post about for a fortnight. It's one of the very best documentaries about sport, I've ever seen. SB Nation a Youtube channel that normally focuses on US sport does a series called 'chart party' where it takes very niche sporting data sets and makes the most compelling documentaries about them.


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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1450 on: June 17, 2019, 07:54:30 PM »
Last Breath on Netflix.

Not going to say anything about it but really worth a watch.
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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1451 on: June 18, 2019, 10:48:00 PM »
Last Breath on Netflix.

Not going to say anything about it but really worth a watch.


Thanks for the recommendation. I was on the edge of my seat through that one.

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1452 on: June 19, 2019, 05:54:35 PM »
I highly recommend the Ali documentary which is on Sky Atlantic right now, ĎWhatís my name: Muhammad Ali. Itís in 2 parts and probably the best Iíve seen about Ali.
Really insightful and, particularly towards the end, very moving.

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« Reply #1453 on: June 20, 2019, 03:26:59 PM »
Last Breath on Netflix.

Not going to say anything about it but really worth a watch.
Was really good. Top recommendation mate.

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1454 on: June 20, 2019, 03:39:57 PM »
Last Breath on Netflix.

Not going to say anything about it but really worth a watch.

Saw this available on the flight home from holiday but didn't watch it

Defo gonna give it a go now though.

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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1455 on: June 20, 2019, 05:30:37 PM »
I highly recommend the Ali documentary which is on Sky Atlantic right now, ĎWhatís my name: Muhammad Ali. Itís in 2 parts and probably the best Iíve seen about Ali.
Really insightful and, particularly towards the end, very moving.

Yeah this is class. Plenty of footage that I hadn't seen before and it actually remembers that he had fights in between Liston/Fraser/Foreman.. The 2nd part is pretty depressing though when they showed people forewarning him about his health if he carried on fighting.
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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1456 on: June 21, 2019, 12:00:02 AM »
Last Breath on Netflix.
Not going to say anything about it but really worth a watch.
And it was... Thanks  :wave
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Re: Awesome documentaries thread
« Reply #1457 on: June 21, 2019, 01:44:42 PM »
I probably missed discussion on this before, but I've watched the first 3 episodes of the Netflix Ted Bundy doc.

I have to admit to only knowing that Bundy was a famous serial killer but I didn't know the finer details of the case or his life. So to say my jaw dropped on at least 3 occasions at some of the stuff that was going on is an understatement. I mean, he was in the FBI's 10 most wanted list yet the Florida authorities had him in custody for several days without knowing who he was. That is absolutely mind-boggling. The strange thing is, when you look at some of the varied pictures of him, he DOES look completely different even without disguise gimmicks like glasses or facial hair. I don't want to get into his crimes but the detail of those compared to how he comes across on tape/video is unnerving. No question where Jonathan Demme got a lot of his inspiration from.

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« Reply #1458 on: Yesterday at 12:20:26 PM »
'When They See Us' on Netflix, 4 part mini series on 5 Young Lads failed by the american justice system in 1989 by racial profiling. I won't say too much as its one of those that everyone should watch it, its really hard emotionally to watch at times especially episodes 1, 2 and 4. The acting by the 5 kids portraying the young lads is amazing especially the young guy who plays both younger and older Korey Wise.

Also on Netflix after the episodes is an Oprah show with the actual 5 guys, worth a watch too and you can see the lasting damage this has done each of them.

The one quote from the Oprah show from one of the actual guys that has stuck with me was 'The justice system wasn't broken, it was built that way'


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« Reply #1459 on: Yesterday at 04:55:15 PM »
'When They See Us' on Netflix, 4 part mini series on 5 Young Lads failed by the american justice system in 1989 by racial profiling. I won't say too much as its one of those that everyone should watch it, its really hard emotionally to watch at times especially episodes 1, 2 and 4. The acting by the 5 kids portraying the young lads is amazing especially the young guy who plays both younger and older Korey Wise.

Also on Netflix after the episodes is an Oprah show with the actual 5 guys, worth a watch too and you can see the lasting damage this has done each of them.

The one quote from the Oprah show from one of the actual guys that has stuck with me was 'The justice system wasn't broken, it was built that way'




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ďWell to be honest with you, Iíve not got a lot to say about David Haye apart from heís not a proper fighter, is he? Heís basically a bit of a gay fighter as Iíve said. Nothing against gays, but if there was ever a gay fighter David Haye would be one. He showed nothing! He had all the talk beforehand and he went in there and acted like a bitch!"