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    Best Documentary Ever Made

    World at War back in the early 70s. Watching it for the third time and it seems to get better.
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    Re: Best Documentary Ever Made

    Wrong forum
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    World at War back in the early 70s. Watching it for the third time and it seems to get better.
    You won't get an argument from me. Olivier was not fooling around.

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    World at War back in the early 70s. Watching it for the third time and it seems to get better.
    Absolutely. I bought the entire DVD series a few years ago. I love watching and never tire of it. The Military channel shows episodes often and I will stop and watch a little of one when flipping through the guide to find something to watch.
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    Grizzly Man!

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    One of my favorites recently is called "Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas". You can watch it on Netflix. Another good one was "Pulling John", about an arm-wrestling champion, also on Netflix. But the best I ever saw was "Hoop Dreams".

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    Ken Burns' Civil War.

    Period.
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    not counting series, my mind went to a couple of eccentric features..herzog's "little dieter needs to fly" and the maysles' "grey gardens".
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    Re: Best Documentary Ever Made

    Ken Burns' baseball from the early 1990s.
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    Re: Best Documentary Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Raisor View Post
    Ken Burns' Civil War.

    Period.


    But World At War, even though I haven't seen it in eons, is right there too.
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    I love The Civil War and it's very well done, but I don't think it's on the level with World at War as far as quality goes. I can see why some enjoy it more, but IMO it's not as "impressive" a work as WaW.
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    Happy that Military History channel is running a World at War marathon, excellent.
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    Re: Best Documentary Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I love The Civil War and it's very well done, but I don't think it's on the level with World at War as far as quality goes. I can see why some enjoy it more, but IMO it's not as "impressive" a work as WaW.
    World at War had the benefit of actually having living people who were prominently involved in the war. Burns degree of difficulty was much higher, like a home run hitter going to San Diego.

    BTW, does anyone else love the history channel guys who do the civil war shows and have the civil war era beards? Everyone who covers history should have a commensurate hairstyle. Revolutionary war guys should wear wigs. I teach Latin and my hair is going the way of Julius Caesar, so I'm doing my part.
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    Re: Best Documentary Ever Made

    Best documentary??

    Night and Fog

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    The " Civil War" is great and David McCullough is great. But David McCullough is not Laurence Olivier. This is how the English language was meant to be spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    I love The Civil War and it's very well done, but I don't think it's on the level with World at War as far as quality goes. I can see why some enjoy it more, but IMO it's not as "impressive" a work as WaW.
    It may have been if there could have been some archival film footage included in Burn's series like in WaW.
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