Posts Tagged "documentary"

The Solitary Life of Cranes

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“Coming down… it’s like coming out of a cloud. You sort of come down it, and it just disappears and then you’re back on normal ground again. You think, ‘Jesus, what a different way of life down here than what it is up there.'”

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Jake Weidmann: Master Penman

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There are currently only twelve master penman in the entire world, and Jake Weidmann is one of them. He’s also the youngest. Watching what he can do by hand is really fascinating. Hearing him talk about how much work and practice he did previously is difficult to comprehend.

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Florida Man: Documentary by Sean Dunne

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A lot of different people are interviewed (many of them in different states of altered consciousness). While some of the stories are incredibly wild, the most intriguing part of this doc to me is when Dunne zooms in and just holds on the face of the person he’s interviewing.

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Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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The “In Memoriam” segment came on – a portion of the awards where they remember those who worked in the movie industry who passed away, the year prior. I happened to have Twitter open during this time, and several people posted their surprise when the segment ended and there was no mention of Joan Rivers.

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The Art of the Marbler

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Though it’s dated, I found this old documentary about creating marbled paper to be really fascinating (and really soothing to boot). It’s surprising that such simple tools (colors, liquid, and rakes) can produce such interesting designs and patterns.

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Blackfish: Trailer

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This looks to be a really fascinating documentary, though it also looks like it would be really tough to sit through. I still haven’t gotten up the courage to watch The Cove yet, and some portions of the trailer strike me as being difficult to watch.

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Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots

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About halfway through, I realized I had mentioned Kusama’s work before on here – as she was the artist behind the amazing Obliteration Room. Having just seen her most recent work in 2012, I’d be curious to know more about what she was making at the start of her career, some 50+ years ago.

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Six Months at Sea in the Merchant Marine

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His film documents his six-month journey aboard a container ship, travelling between New York and Singapore via the Suze Canal. Combining both still image and video, the documentary covers a wide range of topics: the various jobs on board the ship, the precautions taken for fear of pirates in the Gulf of Aden, and the constant comfort/problem of monotony.

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