I Love to watch documentaries and I have been in HOG HEAVEN. I have seen everthing from a movie following contemporary philosophers with a hand held camera (Examined Life 2008) to a movie that examines the "who knew what, when" leading up to the attack on the Twin Towers (9/11: Press for Truth). I wasn't thrilled with the philosophy movie. Couldn't even finish it. When the second philosopher started using 1000 point scrabble words, 3-4 per sentence, I just couldn't handle it. The phrase 'pompous ASS' kept running through my head. I'll have to try that one another day, maybe. The 9/11 movie was interesting. It started with a website, linking different news stories. As people found the website, it got lots of attention, and was eventually turned into a book that lead to the documentary.
I enjoy most all documentaries but I like the ones that explore normal people and how they work through their unusual experiences. There is a documentary, I saw once, that I have been looking for. It was about a homeless man that received a large amount of money, and the documentary followed him over 2 years to see what would happen. I can't remember the name of it.
I am not a political person. My personal decision has been, to not get involved. In my beliefs, that means I can't bitch about it. I don't believe in people just bitching without offering solutions. In the past, when I've started to get involved, I just become frustrated and angry. When I start getting frustrated I stutter and bluster and basically loose my brain. I don't argue well. I'm one of those people that has to think before I can respond intelligently to anything. Debating on my feet, about issues that matter to me, is not a skill I posess.
I also like "behind the scenes" documentaries. My recent 2 favorites have been Shut Up And Sing and Every Little Step
Shut Up and Sing: Follows the Dixie Chicks through the craziness that occurred after the lead singer (Natalie Maines) said she was ashamed of President Bush, on stage, at a concert in London (2003). Seems they forgot, or didn't realize, that people watched their every action/word. I guess the packed concert venues and millions of dollars the had earned performing were not enough of a clue :0) That was an expensive vowel she purchased.
Every Little Step: Shows the audition and casting process for a revival of, A Chorus Line, on Broadway. The dancers are, as always, amazing.
Beautiful day today. I have all the windows open. Life is not so rough :0) Hope all is well out there is blogland. Thanks for stopping by.
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