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Posts tagged ‘documentary’

Fry and Laurie Reunited

A wonderful documentary on the lives and careers of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. My question is, if they had not met each other, would they have gone onto the stellar careers that both of them had? Or did it require the combination of minds to produce the comedy and art they created?

Mars One Way

Candidates for the Mars One program discuss their reasons for wanting to go. Watching this makes me think they are all depressed people and have issues with life in general, not exactly The Right Stuff I would imagine going to the red planet.

Yuichiro Miura, The First Man To Ski Down Mount Everest

In 1970, Yuichiro Miura became the first person to literally ski down the face of Mount Everest. The event was documented in the 1974 documentary ‘The Man Who Skied Down Everest’ which one Best Documentary at the 1975 Academy Awards. If he didn’t live, he probably would have won a Darwin Award too.

Who Is William Onyeabor?

Here is a great little movie on the reclusive Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor, who is now a priest living in a mansion in a remote village in Nigeria and wants nothing to do with his music anymore, despite plans in the United States to release his music.