Sunday, August 03, 2008

Documenting Reality

Still from Wim Wenders Buena Vista Social Club

The International Documentary Association (IDA) has named 25 Best Documentaries, only 13 of which I've seen. So plenty more viewing pleasure to be had. Hoops Dreams is number 1. Is it really that good? Three Michael Moore docs made the list. But only two by Errol Morris. And only one by Werner Herzog? Definitely something wrong there.

Right now, I'm finally watching Wim Wenders' lovely Buena Vista Social Club, which clocks in at number 20 on the IDA list, beating Woodstock, another music-themed entry.

In other documentary news, Gary Hustwit, the director of Helvetica, is working on his next documentary, Objectified, which will be about industrial design. If it's half as good as Helvetica, I'll be in line early for a ticket.

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