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Movie Recommendations from the DP

With a slow night at work ahead of me and some time to kill, what better place to turn for a movie recommendation than the Daily Paul?

Can be fiction or documentary, liberty or non-liberty related, and preferably available on one of the Big 3 - Netflix, amazon or hulu - or youtube.

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Botany of Desire

I love that documentary. Its on youtube and tells the history of four of the most important plants: Potatoes, Apples, Marijuana, and Tulips.


The Stunt Man - Fugitive escapes to a movie location-set, where nothing is as it seems. Peter O'Toole at his best.

California Split - Elliott Gould and George Segal are degenerate gamblers - Shows California and Nevada card rooms as they used to be. Funny and a little sad. Dir. Robert Altman.

Goodfellas - Riveting portrayal of gangsters not as heroic figures, but as stupid but ruthless petty psychopaths. Scorsese's pacing grabs the viewer and does not let go. Do I amuse you?

Anything and everything by the Cohen Brothers.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

good docs

End of the Road: How Money Became Worthless (available on Netflix streaming & Amazon instant video) and Hidden Secrets of Money on YouTube (produced by Mike Maloney). Also, perhaps a little dated, but the Commanding Heights is an excellent 3 part series about the battle between Keynes and Hayek during the 20th century. China Rises is also worth watching. The latter two aired on PBS and Discovery Channel respectively.

A government big enough to provide you with everything you need is powerful enough to take everything away (from you).

Sure, Here are 3

The 1st is "The Corporation" and as the name implies its about Corporations, what they are and how they run everything.


The 2nd is "The World According to Monsanto" This is one everyone should watch. Know what Monsanto is.


The last one is "Slavery By Consent" Crazy, Great movie.


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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!

"It's an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem..."

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

The rest I learned from James Garner in The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files. They have the all of the episodes on Netflix and some on Hulu I think.

Almost everything I ever needed to know it life I learned in kindergarten. The rest I learned from James Garner in The Rockford Files.

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Best Theme Music!

I love the intro theme music to the Rockford Files (though I haven't seen many episodes)


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Inhuman Resources

After watching this, you won't want to go back to work.

If you...

have never heard of Rob Ager... I would definitely look him up on YouTube. He does the most amazing film analysis of the Shining, the Thing, 2001 A Space Odyssey, the Matrix and a lot more.

His analysis of the Shining goes into the Federal Reserve, Woodrow Wilson and all kinds of interesting subliminal film devices used by Kubrick.

I enjoyed his Analysis's so much I coughed up 20 euros and bought his movie "Turn In Your Grave"... one of the most interestingly disturbing movies I have ever seen.

or you could just ignore this post and truly miss out on a brilliant experience.


Duel (1971)

It is available on Youtube.

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Castaway on the Moon

2009 South Korean romance-comedy-drama. A failed suicide attempt leads a heartbroken man to live a life in the wilderness.

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different."

if fiction is ok I recommend

if fiction is ok I recommend Shane, made in 1953, It is a western but a special one.

Mediterraneo if you're cool with subtitles.

Mediterraneo if you're cool with subtitles.

Hard to beat the Jason Bourne movies for action/suspense.

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I love that film!!!

Great story. Great characters. Georgeous cinematography!

Wow! I didn't think anyone else knew that film on DP! "Mia facia, mia razza".

Right on Nonna! ;-) Have you

Right on Nonna! ;-)

Have you seen 'Mostly Martha'?

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No. I haven't heard of that one.

Got info on it for me?

Sure do. It's really

Sure do. It's really good.


The American version with Catherine Zeta-Jones is absolutely horrible. Don't waste your time with it.

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Thanks. I'll look for it.

I can't believe I forgot to mention the great musical score for Mediterraneo! Hauntingly beautiful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NE9RTXko1M

Let me know what you think

Let me know what you think after you watch it.

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Fantastic. I think I know


I think I know what we'll be watching tonight. ;-)

Funny observation about that movie. Did you notice that their wonderful hair styles do not change one bit during all the years they are on that island?

My dad was a projectionist when he was a teenager. Watched many movies many many times. He taught me to pick out things like that. One of the common ones in movies is where two people are having a conversation or something. The cameras switch back and forth from one guy to the other. When it starts one guy's cigarette may be about half way down or more. Then next time they show him, his cig will look fresh like he just lit it. Another will be where the guy has loosened his tie, then they come back to him and his tie is all tight to his neck again.

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Shorts, documentaries, clips, etc. Take your pick:


Not Liberty Related

But Resolution was a really good indie movie.

What the Bleep Do We

What the Bleep Do We Know.....great movie!