© “Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics” is the documentary that got me interested in American comics.
It passionately tells the tale of the founders of DC Comics and all the circumstances which enabled them to create super-heroes. It also exposes the latter’s influence on culture, how they were perceived by the public and the evolution of this wonderful medium.
Shot in 2010 by Mac Carter.
© Alain Resnais’ 1955 “Night & Fog” is a 30 minute documentary cross-cuts beautiful, scenic shots of lush, green fields with images of the Holocaust. Filmed in 1955 at several concentration camps in Poland. Definitely worth a view.
© “This Film Has Not Yet Been Rated” (2006) by Kirby Dick goes over the rating system of the Motion Picture Association of America. It compares the Hollywood rating system with the European one while elaborating on the absurdities of censorship.
© Leni Riefenstahl ‘s “Triumph of the Will” (1934), the infamous propaganda documentary representing Hitler’s rally in Nueremberg, Germany.
Racks were laid so that her cameramen could get traveling shots of the crowd. When rough cuts weren’t up to par, major party leaders and high-ranking public officials reenacted their speeches in a studio for her.Riefenstahl also used a film crew that was extravagant by the standards of the day. Her crew consisted of 172 people who also worked on aerial photography.
© “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC” (2009) by Ondi Timoner.
A documentary that exposes the life of Dot Com Entrepreneur Josh Harris who also founded pseudo.com
One of Harris’ most famous art project is called : “Quiet: We Live in Public”, which in the late ’90s which placed more than 100 volunteers in a human terrarium under New York City, with many webcams following and capturing every move they made.
The project was forced to shut down on January 1, 2000 by order of the New York Police Department.