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Why do I love documentaries so much? I asked myself this question this week and came to this conclusion: I am partial to them because I love nonfiction, learning and new discoveries. This week, unfortunately, I did not get to experience as many documentaries as I normally do, but I want to highlight two I found very inspiring.
The sound is incredibly infectious. The editing insane. The cinematography is frantically fantastic, elegant and fresh. Watching it made me hyper, and I asked myself, is this a true sport? Is this what they call free running or parkour? I gather that the answer is yes.
I admire the style of filmmaker Frank Sauer. He did an excellent job building up the tension and hooking me on something I would generally not seek out on my own. Jason Paul and the others are very likable, acrobatic and daring characters.
I have a deep appreciation for the craft of painting signs on the sides of buildings; I’ll look at the wall paintings around town now with a vastly different perspective. Each character has an empirically natural down-to-earth vibe, with sincere directness as well as the perfect amount of stubble and grime. I dig characters and people like this. These guys brought such a depth to this piece that it made me care much more about this art form.
Caption: Screengrab from the film “Dream World”
- Tags: Learn & Discover
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