Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 63: Truth Be Told

Episode 63 Website CoverIt’s time to go back to class as I sit down with Professor Alan (The Relatively Geeky Network) to discuss documentaries. We take a look at the genre as a whole, talking about what makes a good documentary and the mistakes that documentarians often make (from our opinions as viewers) as well as go in depth with a few of our own choices, including King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Room 237, and This Film is Not Yet Rated. There are a number of films mentioned and several recommendations as well.

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For a solid list of documentaries that are well-known and critically acclaimed, here is the Wikipedia page for the Current TV network show …

50 Documentaries to See Before You Die

As a bonus, below are the trailers for the documentaries that Professor Alan and I discuss with a little detail as well as a list of the documentaries mentioned in the episode:

Here are the trailers for some of the documentaries we discuss with a little detail.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil






































Atari: Game Over




































Capturing the Friedmans



































Citizen Four
































The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?






























Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films





























Finding Vivian Maier

























In Search of Steve Ditko























King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters





















Louder Than a Bomb



















Madonna: Truth or Dare

















The Mask You Live In
















Miss Representation















The Nightmare













The Queen of Versailles










Room 237








Super Size Me






This Film is Not Yet Rated






Word Wars


Documentaries mentioned in this show include:

16 Days of Glory
1986 Mets: A Year to Remember1986 Mets: A Year to Remember
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
The Asteroid and The Dinosaur
Behind the Music
Bowling for Columbine
The Civil War
Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team
The Drug Years
The Dust Bowl
ESPN’s 30 for 30 Series
ESPN’s Nine for IX Series
Fahrenheit 9/11
Feasting on Asphalt
Grey Gardens
The It Factor
The Making of Star Wars
The Making of Thriller
March of the Penguins
MTV’s The Paper
MTV’s True Life
Mutual of Omaha Wild Kingdom
NY ’77: The Coolest Year in Hell
Paradise Lost
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation
The Real World
Roger & Me
Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes
The September Issue
Thin Blue Line
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman



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