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Sunday, 13 March 2011

CATFISH

You have to see this film. It's a documentary. It's it's hilarious, it's sad, it's poignant, it's moving. The film begins with a bunch of unappealing twentysomething guys making a documentary, and by the end they bring together a film full of compassion and heart. I couldn't glance away from this for a second, absolutely riveting -- at times funny, at times bizarre, at times deeply upsetting. Please see it!


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7 comments:

  1. It's in the Netflix queue, looking forward to it. Speaking of documentaries, have you seen Exit Through the Gift Shop? I thought that was a fascinating doc.

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  2. Tim - I haven't. But I know I should. Please sell it to me in one paragraph!

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  3. OK, it's on my To See list now.

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  4. Kid, oh man, here goes:

    On the surface Exit Through the Gift Shop is a documentary about street art. The world's most famous street artist, Banksy, is initially the main subject of the film, until he decides the original filmmaker, Thierry Guetta, is mucking it up and takes over. That's when things become fascinating. Guetta becomes an instant smash in the street art scene, and Banksy captures it all. This artistic flip-flop has left me wondering about one fundamental question ever since: what does real, authentic art look like?

    This strikes me as a fundamental theme of your blog Kid, and I have a feeling you'll enjoy the film.

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  5. It almost plays out too well to be believable, but I must say that this film did bring me in to its story, and wouldn't let go.

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  6. Alright then - on my list!

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  7. I agree with Dan O., although I would not give it a high ranking. Personally, it seemed way too well played out. And my judgement is that it is false, although thought provoking.

    I too was drawn into the story, something I call a 'trapdoor film'; this is where a film, good and bad, hit a point where the audience falls into and must stay until the ending.

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