FMP Ep. 069 – How We Talk About Documentary Film

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In the podcast this week, Justin and Hilary talk about how we talk about documentaries, what we expect from them, and the successes and failures of the genre. Films gracing the conversation include Nanook of the North, Leviathan, Grizzly Man, Samsara, this year’s documentary winners, and two recommendations for listeners, topped off with a particularly delicious Teach Me Something.

(Apologies for the lower quality audio this week – we had an unexpectedly loud laptop fan to contend with. Call it our sophomore slump.)


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  • Duncan Houst

    I’m not surprised there wasn’t talk about Frederick Wiseman’s “At Berkeley”, my favorite documentary of last year, since very few have seen it. Wiseman’s probably my favorite documentarian, given his rate, consistency and relevance of work.

    Another great episode, and I really like the kinds of discussions you’re having. I wish I could be part of the Mad-Genius-Myth conversation, and not because I feel the need to defend Abdellatif Kechiche, whose vehement, bordering-on-volatile methods just happened to result in one of my favorite films of last year, much to my difficulty.

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