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Monday, March 26, 2007

entry arrow2:14 PM | Non-Fiction Overload

This morning, when I woke up, I went straight to watching two documentaries in a row: Patrick Reardon's Wordplay, which is about crossword puzzles and the people fascinated by them, and Kirby Dick's This Film is Not Yet Rated, which is a fascinating attempt at muckraking versus the moralist raters of the MPAA. I've been watching several documentaries over the past few months, endlessly fascinated with their true stories, with the device of non-fiction in film. There's something riveting about them because you know that these are real people in real events, telling real stories.







They can be very demanding, and some -- like Tarnation -- can be off-putting, but I come away ultimately better-informed. And I feel good about that. You see the world so much more differently.

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