Vids other than surfing thread (cool doccos, movies etc)

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indo-dreaming started the topic in Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 at 4:42pm

Indonesia is full of so many contradictions in so many different ways but this place takes the cake.

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Craig Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 9:49pm
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arcadia Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 12:01am

Melbourne in the early '90s around the top end of the city and also St Kilda, there'd always be a few people on the nod, but that Philadelphia video is something else entirely.
After watching groups of friends waste away, the thought of that happening in Australia is all too believable.

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san Guine Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 8:51am

The war on drugs, thanks to tricky Dicky (et al.)

https://drugpolicy.org/issues/brief-history-drug-war

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 10:13am
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Make a small prayer to your chosen deity that you have surfing to even consider quitting, and hopefully a good life for yourself and those you love; and spare a thought for those in this situation: The Streets of Philadelphia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi1Kf-1qd6Y

*If anyone is a master of video edit, can you explain why some figures seem frozen in space, and others moving, on the same footage? Is this an effect?

Oh man! Wow, that's so so heavy. And I think those people are just passed out frozen, crazy how they're all hunched over eh. Zombie apocalypse there it is. So lucky to grow up and live here in Australia!

That's pretty crazy, interesting how it's 90%+ white trash too, hardly any black people are fucked up.

Also notice just the amount of litter on the ground, makes a developing country look clean.

The USA is fucked up, Australia is doing pretty good really.

Ive seen recent videos of how bad the homeless is too, just tents and shanty towns on the sidewalk all over the place in some areas i think LA but even by the beach (will try to dig a vid up)

Lets not even start talking about the violence and unrest groups like Antifa cause, saw a video the other day showing how many of Portland's public buildings even police headquarters are still boarded up with plywood because the windows keep getting smashed out.

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Roker Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 10:23am

Driving around LA is a shock for a naïve Aussie. In my limited experience. Seems like a tent city under every bridge. And that's north of the 10...

https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/greater-la/robert-fuller-freeways-urbani...

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 10:32am

Love this guys videos as he really gets into it talking to the homeless people and showing their houses in Venice beach area telling stories etc (plus he is a character himself)

Just a few examples



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Blowin Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 10:55am

I think that crew need to get out more if they think that parts of Australia don’t look identical to this. The problem might be piss instead of crystals still same same.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 11:10am

Where are you thinking?

Ive traveled most of Oz and never see anything like that you wont see anything like that in city area's during the day even in dodgy areas, probably the closest ive see is id hate to say it but Aboriginal people drinking in large groups generally in parks or near pubs/bottle shops mostly in larger regional towns.

Visual homelessness you can see in city area's at times was quite a few tents at one stage around some bridges in Melb (not sure about now) and you see the odd homeless people but nothing like these videos.

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Blowin Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 11:14am

I’ve seen that stuff many, many times. Halls Creek. Fitzroy Crossing. Hedland. Broome. Kununurra etc etc.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 4:13pm

Yep, a night at Fitzroy Crossing is something to remember. Will never forget the constant wail.

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Blowin Monday, 13 Sep 2021 at 6:50am

Finished season seven Alone. Excellent. Thanks for the recommendation. The character and personal philosophies of the competitors rivals their physical survival skills for admiration when we watched it. Indefatigable positivity and stoicism. Really enjoyed it.

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stunet Monday, 13 Sep 2021 at 7:33am

Yeah, season seven is an epic.

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goofyfoot Monday, 13 Sep 2021 at 8:49am

Finished the second episode of season 7 last night.
Wolves are epic looking things aren’t they

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udo Wednesday, 15 Sep 2021 at 6:44pm

Fly Fishing the L.A. River - Eating your catch ....Carp
https://video.vice.com/en_au/video/eating-sewer-salmon-from-the-la-river...

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Blowin Sunday, 19 Sep 2021 at 5:06pm

Living with yourself starring Paul Rudd ( Netflix) is worth watching. 10 half hour episodes. I don’t mind Paul Rudd’s character type of the affable Everyman and he plays this strengths in this unique and interesting tale.

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indo-dreaming Monday, 20 Sep 2021 at 11:01am
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Finished season seven Alone. Excellent. Thanks for the recommendation. The character and personal philosophies of the competitors rivals their physical survival skills for admiration when we watched it. Indefatigable positivity and stoicism. Really enjoyed it.

Finished season seven last night, was stoked on the winner as was my fav from day one, the runners up were pretty good though.

Gee's it got hardcore toward's the end with that degree of cold, the thing that really spins me out is how animals like rabbits/hare's still survive in those conditions.

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freeride76 Monday, 20 Sep 2021 at 11:08am

it's mad how hard-core they all are.

I whinge when I have to spend a few hours cutting up a jewie in car-port late at night.

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Blowin Friday, 24 Sep 2021 at 5:38pm

Anyone got any recommendations? Hankering to binge something excellent.

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AndyM Friday, 24 Sep 2021 at 5:50pm

Here's a man with his own incredible story telling another incredible story.
Nightmare.

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Fliplid Friday, 24 Sep 2021 at 6:25pm

These guys know how to do a riot. Amazing doco

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Blowin Monday, 27 Sep 2021 at 4:17pm

I’m a few episodes into Morning Wars and loving it. I wasn’t that sold on the premise but it’s far exceeded any expectations I had. The writing is really good. Self aware, cutting and clever. The show is smart enough to give the topics it builds off of a nice heaping of nuance.

It’s a bit like a morning TV version of Game of Thrones if you’ll forgive me the most tortured comparison ever. The plot moves quickly and characters jostle for supremacy. Fortunes can change in an instant.

It’s just a show so don’t expect sizzling fireworks shooting out of Reese Witherspoon’s hoo-hoo but I’d recommend a viewing no problems.

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san Guine Monday, 27 Sep 2021 at 9:06pm

Thanks Blowin,
Need something a bit different from my current diet of violent drug cartel shennanigans.

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icandig Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021 at 6:50am

Two Aussie productions for you Blowin.
Mr In Between. Crime drama / comedy. Good array of aussie talent in the line up.
Wakefield. Based on a mental health hospital. Few twists and turns to keep punters interested.

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Blowin Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021 at 8:02am

Thanks very much. I’ll check them out.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:37pm

Sunday Afternoon Cartoons! Yay!

This tip comes from my kids, with the sobering byline: "If you don't know who these characters are, you had a good childhood."

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blindboy Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:39pm

One of the many privileges of grand-parenting is having an excuse to watch the cartoons.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:40pm

Not this one BB, just not this one...

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blindboy Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:43pm

Ha ha! My grand-chidren are aged 24 and 17.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 5:59pm

Ah, they were probably exposed the first time around then. Our eldest said when they were 8 or 9, all the school computers were playing this. I was off at work, none the wiser

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blindboy Saturday, 2 Oct 2021 at 6:17pm

Ah yes the digital revolution whose symbol in most schools was that endlessly rotating little wheel you get waiting for things to load

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blindboy Thursday, 7 Oct 2021 at 4:21pm

Catch-22 on Stan is seriously good. The book was a classic and this series really does it justice. Great cast, (George Clooney, Hugh Laurie etc) script by Luke Davies (author of Candy). A fine selection of period music. Hint: It's been around for a while so you will have to search for it........AND...I think you can still get a free 30 day trial!

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GuySmiley Thursday, 7 Oct 2021 at 5:56pm
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Catch-22 on Stan is seriously good. The book was a classic and this series really does it justice. Great cast, (George Clooney, Hugh Laurie etc) script by Luke Davies (author of Candy). A fine selection of period music. Hint: It's been around for a while so you will have to search for it........AND...I think you can still get a free 30 day trial!

Roger that Major Major Major .....

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indo-dreaming Thursday, 7 Oct 2021 at 6:17pm

Started watching "Animal kingdom" this week on Net flix, it's not too bad (so far), name is misleading, it more about a group of surfers/criminals that live a life of crime and parting.

Some of the surfing aspects are a little cringe in "north shore" "point break" type of way, but not as bad,

Maybe its coincidence or maybe they have taken inspiration for some of the characters on bra boys, one has a Koby look and another a Sunny look.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5574490/

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soggydog Thursday, 7 Oct 2021 at 7:32pm

Indo, check out the movie. It’s Australian and covers a true event/real crime family.
I give no spoilers.

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blindboy Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 5:39pm

The Trial Of The Chicago Seven - Netflix.

An inspired piece of casting with Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman. And if you don't know who he is......you really should watch it.

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indo-dreaming Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 6:08pm
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Indo, check out the movie. It’s Australian and covers a true event/real crime family.
I give no spoilers.

Cheers, i dont think ive seen it and how bizarre it's based on events in Victoria in the 90s.

"Animal Kingdom is a 2010 Australian neo-noir crime drama film written and directed by David Michôd and starring Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, James Frecheville, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, and Sullivan Stapleton.

Michôd's script was inspired by events which involved the Pettingill criminal family of Melbourne, Victoria. In 1991, two brothers Trevor Pettingill and Victor Peirce (along with two other men: Anthony Leigh Farrell and Peter David McEvoy) were acquitted in the 1988 shooting murder of two Victorian police officers.

The film was critically acclaimed and Jacki Weaver received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.[3]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Kingdom_(film)

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Roker Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 6:16pm

"The Trial Of The Chicago Seven - Netflix."

Totally agree. If you're a Sorkin fan, there's a nugget in every chunk of dialogue. Very funny too - the bizarre decrees of the other Hofmann!

A good companion piece is the documentary 'Black Panthers' on SBS On Demand which uses great primary source interviews to dive into all the contradictions of The Panthers.

Someone in America needs to pick up where Fred Hampton left off, and with Sirhan Sirhan looking like he might get parole, when I watch stuff from this remarkable period, I always wonder what if...

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/program/black-panthers

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Roker Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 6:22pm

'Selma' is another excellent Civil Rights era flick. I knew absolutely nothing about this particular event, so for me it was the perfect fact based movie, engrossing, instructive and uplifting. My lack of knowledge also made this movie the one that's come the closest to shocking me into a heart attack!

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blindboy Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 7:09pm

Yeh I watched that Roker. Really interesting. I think.there was another one which was a bio of MalcolmX. There are so many fascinating stories from that era. One thing that is not widely known is that the 1964 civil rights act would not have been passed without the assassination of JFK. He has proposed it before he died and LBJ used the emotions around his death to force it through knowing the Republicans could not be seen to oppose it.

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Roystein Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 7:19pm

Anyone watched Squid Game yet?
As good as tv gets for me…
Watch in Korean with a English subtitles
So many social and philosophical inferences and more satirical than you might expect. Excellent

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flow Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 9:19pm

Yep. Watching episode 7 now.
Enjoying it.

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flow Saturday, 9 Oct 2021 at 9:21pm

The main character looks like Jordy Smith.

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Roker Monday, 11 Oct 2021 at 3:14pm

One to watch - or not - if you live around Bairnsdale and reckon the Mitchell River should be dammed. Or should that be damned?

Les Revenants (The Returned) is a slow burn zombie series from France. Genuinely creepy, stunning and eerie cinematography, and excellent performances. Lots of grieving around, but it’s a theme that’s beautifully explored, never mawkish.

Dead people return to life and come back to their village that rests on the banks of a big dam/hydro electric scheme, in the French Alps. The dam level starts inexplicably declining, relics from the flooded old village start appearing, and the lake starts coughing up dead animals.

The period just prior to the flooding of the valley is often referred to, so one naturally wonders if this manipulation of nature has provoked the unnatural resurrections.

Like a lot of these series that deal with the supernatural, the dénouement is somewhat vague and elusive, but it’s a great ride getting there.

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Westofthelake Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021 at 3:44pm