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What documentary are you watching on YouTube right now?

Post by Silent Majority » 29 Jun 2013, 7:22pm

Since my Netflix service degenerated into "Give us you money you bastard, or there'll be no content for you", I've just been using YouTube to watch documentaries and I'm so much the better for it.

Last night was this Hank Williams one.
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Tonight, I'm doing a great RTE one on Michael Collins' guerilla tactics, murder squad & information network.
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Post by muppet hi fi » 30 Jun 2013, 12:35am

A buddy told me to watch this. Strange, disturbing, heartbreaking. Dude was a janitor, recluse, no friends, died alone. Only two known photos exist of him. When they cleared out his crummy apartment room, discovered it completely full of massive paintings, art everywhere, including the longest recorded novel ever (23,000 pages or something). Bizare but compelling story this guy had.
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Post by muppet hi fi » 30 Jun 2013, 12:40am

This BBC doc on the 2011 UK riots. Don't know how accurate it is, not being a UK resident, but compelling viewing.
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Post by muppet hi fi » 30 Jun 2013, 12:53am

Short doc on young Kate Bush. Far from being "Mad Kate", she seems almost boringly normal - though still a consumate singer, musician, songwriter, arranger, dancer, choreographer and all around artist.
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Post by muppet hi fi » 30 Jun 2013, 4:21am

Short 20 minute doc from the US Army Department of Defense Signal Corps on my dad's WWII outfit. He was E Co., 2nd Battalion, 330th Infantry Regiment of the 83rd Infantry Division (formerly Ohio National Guard, deactivated). 2nd Lieutenant, rifle platoon leader. Age 21. This is usual cheesy language and narration of the time, and the Hurtgen Forest campaign (which he fought in for three hellish weeks) gets short shrift (it was the bloodiest battle in Western Europe, for all Allied armies til the siege of Berlin, and such a fuck up by US commanders that the US Army tried to disguise/ignore it in official documents til the mid-1960s). But it's an historical document that bears witnessing (at least for me).
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Post by muppet hi fi » 30 Jun 2013, 4:56am

Wonderful Kurt Vonnegut documentary, unfortunately in 8 segments.
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Post by muppet hi fi » 30 Jun 2013, 5:12am

By the way Mr. Murphy, I think this is an excellent idea for a thread. As I don't watch much TV, I often watch YouTube docs or films for amusement.
It'll be cool to get ideas and turn-on's from other peeps (the Michael Collins one you posted I'll be watching shortly. Likely the Hank one as well. So thanks).
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Post by Heston » 30 Jun 2013, 11:27am

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Been watching the whole series over the last week or two. Fantastic stuff if it's your bag.
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Post by Silent Majority » 30 Jun 2013, 12:41pm

Thanks for the recs, fellas. This is definitely going to be my go-to for when I'm bored with nothing to do. I enjoyed this bugger when I couldn't find a book that cost less than seventy quid on the subject.

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Post by Silent Majority » 30 Jun 2013, 12:42pm

Will probably do the Vonnegut tonight, that science one looks dead intriguing too.
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Post by Silent Majority » 30 Jun 2013, 6:59pm

muppet hi fi wrote:A buddy told me to watch this. Strange, disturbing, heartbreaking. Dude was a janitor, recluse, no friends, died alone. Only two known photos exist of him. When they cleared out his crummy apartment room, discovered it completely full of massive paintings, art everywhere, including the longest recorded novel ever (23,000 pages or something). Bizare but compelling story this guy had.
An hour into this. A weird one. I like it.
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Post by Marky Dread » 30 Jun 2013, 8:45pm

Silent Majority wrote:Thanks for the recs, fellas. This is definitely going to be my go-to for when I'm bored with nothing to do. I enjoyed this bugger when I couldn't find a book that cost less than seventy quid on the subject.

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Just watched this one and enjoyed it. No mention of Edwina Currie though obviously she never spoke with Louis Cyphre as she would would've known the egg is the symbol of the soul.
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Post by eumaas » 01 Jul 2013, 1:34pm

muppet hi fi wrote:A buddy told me to watch this. Strange, disturbing, heartbreaking. Dude was a janitor, recluse, no friends, died alone. Only two known photos exist of him. When they cleared out his crummy apartment room, discovered it completely full of massive paintings, art everywhere, including the longest recorded novel ever (23,000 pages or something). Bizare but compelling story this guy had.
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Re: What documentary are you watching on YouTube right now?

Post by Flex » 01 Jul 2013, 2:11pm

I won't lie, I'm not watching these on YouTube right now, but I have these on DVD and they're excellent:

Anarchism in America (1983)
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The Free Voice of Labor: The Jewish Anarchists (1980)
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Re: What documentary are you watching on YouTube right now?

Post by Flex » 01 Jul 2013, 2:27pm

Point of Order (1964)
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Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (1896)
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Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
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Harlan County U.S.A. (1976)
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