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Old 16-12-2011, 04:59   #16
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Re: A New Documentary Thread

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+1 on BBC series, like The Blue Planet, Oceans, etc. Really enjoyed Sharkwater: SHARKWATER - beautiful, but sad.
Hey Katiusha - isn't The Blue Planet just exquisite, I love it. I watched your link for Sharkwater and have put it in my Amazon Wish List I respect all marine life but have always been wary & a little frightened of sharks, esp when I'm in the water. It might just do me good to watch Sharkwater so I can emphathise with their situation rather than keep them at arm's length & avoiding them like the plague.

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Deep Water was good,it's only half the story though. The book called " A voyage for madmen" is worth a read.
Aussie legend Malcolm Douglas with book and movie entitled "Follow the sun" sailed a pearling lugger along the Kimberly Coast back in the 70's.
I'll go out on a limb here and say Alby Mangles with the "World Safari" documentaries. The critics have some undeniable, valid points about his work but I do think he is the forefather of the travel/adventure documentary genre.
There was a series on Australian TV, SBS I think called "Gap Year" one of the storys was about a family sailing from UK to Australia aboard there catamaran.
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Hey Katiusha - isn't The Blue Planet just exquisite, I love it.
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After watching The Blue Planet we've started accumulating other BBC series about our planet (original BBC DVDs are cheaper in Turkey than in North America). All BBC footage is just perfect - as we watch the most frequent question is: "How did they manage to film THAT?!". Sometimes they show the filming process, but it's still incredible.

Always a treat for the eyes and the brain!
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[QUOTE=Katiusha;839240]Really enjoyed Sharkwater: SHARKWATER - beautiful, but sad.

Hi Katiusha, wow -- I watched Sharkwater last night and found it so moving I was in tears for most of it. Some of the vision was so intense I couldn't watch it but for the most part it was compelling.

Thanx for recommending it. I knew sharks were at risk but that so many of them were in such dire straits was an eye opener. I loved this doco, it has charged me into action.

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BBC TV Series - Tomthy Spall: Somewhere at sea. a Trip around Britain on a barge (sea worthy on nice days)......IMO really captures the joys of simply pottering around

Not sure if available online......

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BBC TV Series - Tomthy Spall: Somewhere at sea. a Trip around Britain on a barge (sea worthy on nice days)......IMO really captures the joys of simply pottering around
Hey David OJ, Timothy Spall from Lemony Snickett, Sweeney Todd & Harry Potter? I never picked him for a boater but his demeanour is so charming on the promos for Somewhere at Sea. Thanks so much for recommending it. Here he is in a promo for Back at Sea (so endearing):




Pottering is highly under-rated

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The Cruel Sea - Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

Last Monday was the 30th anniversory of this incident. 5 years ago a documentory was shown in the UK to mark the 25th anniversory, and was re-shown the other night.

BBC iPlayer - Cruel Sea: The Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

It is a tragic story, but an incredible program to watch.
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Re: The Cruel Sea - Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

Speaking of pottering about, Dylan Winter, a documentary filmmaker, has been studying the east coast of the UK for a few years now. The films are wonderfully relaxing.



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Definitely 180 South
180° SOUTH
Great cinematography, cool storyline & awesome soundtrack!
Maybe I'm a bit bias, also being a climber & surfer.
Jeff Johnson, inspired by Chouinard & Tompkin's adventure in the '60s to drive CA to Patagonia, travels to same destination although mostly via sailboat. Chouinard & Tompkin are legends in climbing community & clips of their original trip is edited in throughout film.
Did I mention awesome soundtrack?
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CBS story re Panama/San Blas Islands

OMG, a startling story about a guy in Panama who murdered boat owners who were cruising the San Blas Is. He stole their boats, their money & even one of their identities.

It's a tv show, not a documentary but I put it here b/c I didn't where else to put it.


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OMG, a startling story about a guy in Panama who murdered boat owners who were cruising the San Blas Is. He stole their boats, their money & even one of their identities.

It's a tv show, not a documentary but I put it here b/c I didn't where else to put it.


Dark Side of Paradise - 48 Hours - CBS News

Wow!
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