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Favorite Documentaries About Artists

Broad sense of the word.. Those involved in movies, music, comedy, literature, etc

-Bill Hicks: American
-Totally Bill Hicks
-Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman (and any documentary on The Doors and/or Jim Morrison)
-Pink Floyd - Which One's Pink?
-John Cassavetes - A Constant Forget – A favorite, but just as interesting as a defiant man and artist.
-John Cassavetes - I'm Almost Not Crazy
-Listen To Me, Marlon - Brando's dictations over the years
-The Life and Times of Luchino Visconti - one of my favorite directors
-Stanley Kubrick - A Life In Pictures
-I'm A Born Liar - Fellini isn't one of my favorite directors, despite "La Strada" being my #2, but he is interesting.
-Jaco - wonderful bass player who was just as interesting.
-Lynch - I fell out of love with surrealism quickly, still love his two "normal" movies. He's fascinating, even though he says he has the answer for the world, but first, $49.95 for your very own mantra! (I'll save you the money – take a deep breath, and then keep doing it. Close your eyes, dark room, no other sounds)

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Tim's Vermeer

DescriptionInventor Tim Jenison conducts experiments to discover how 17th-century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer achieved such photographic realism in his paintings.

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Derailroaded - Sad and sobering doc on mentally unbalanced novelty singer Wild Man Fischer.
Edgar G. Ulmer: The Man Off-screen - Interesting doc on the cult maverick filmmaker.
Don't Look Back - Bob Dylan in the 60's, baby.

You've seen Guy Standeven in something since the man was in everything.

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F for Fake - about art forger Elmyr de Hory and hoax author Clifford Irving
The Mystery of Picasso - it's entirely Pablo Picasso painting
The Beatles Anthology
The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl
In the Realms of the Unreal - about an outsider artist who created a bizarre fantasy world

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Good list. I'd add:

You're Gonna Miss Me
(documentary about Roky Ericson)

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey
(documentary about the life of Leon Theremin and his invention)

Hired Gun
(documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists)

Anvil: The Story of Anvil
(documentary about one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts)

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Eight Days A Week. Early Beatles.

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