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    Thread: Restrepo & Hell and Back Again - two upcming documentaries

    1. Member mavric_ac's Avatar
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      08-01-2010 01:18 AM #1
      Hey guys, just thought I'd make a thread for these two upcoming Afgan War documentaries that look like their going to be pretty intense. They both seem to have awesome camera work are look top notch which is a nice change from regular war documentaries.

      Trailers have some NSFW language


      Here's the trailer for Hell and Back Again which was first named Battle for Hearts and Minds

      http://vimeo.com/6995256

      Restrepo

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCPnJaxC17o


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      08-01-2010 11:23 AM #2
      Highly suggest that you read the book War by Sebastian Junger, especially if you watch Restrepo. They were written and shot in tandem, and involve the same people(Battle company and their camp called Restrepo). Its really good. It just gives you a tiny taste of what our boys overseas are doing on a day-to-day basis.

    3. 08-02-2010 11:16 AM #3
      Danfung Dennis really put DSLR video capabilities on the map. Those things are changing the game. Docs look interesting.

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      01-03-2011 09:43 AM #4
      Just got done watching RESTREPO. Greatest documentary ever.
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      01-03-2011 01:19 PM #5
      I watched Restrepo over the weekend. That's a crazy and beautiful geography, but a ****ty place to try fighting a war.

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      01-03-2011 01:52 PM #6
      ya it was pretty crazy
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      01-03-2011 02:15 PM #7
      I just kept saying to myself, "dam those boys are young".

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      01-03-2011 10:09 PM #8
      Yeah, saw Restrepo a week or so ago. You're right, those guys are really young to be out there on the tip of the spear. God bless `em all.

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      01-04-2011 06:55 AM #9
      The book was excellent as well.
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      03-14-2011 08:07 PM #10
      Restrepo was amazing. Intense, intense, intense. I tend to watch damn near every war movie that comes out, but there's a huge difference between a war movie and a war documentary.

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      03-14-2011 08:09 PM #11
      you should check out Armadillo



      came out a few months ago.

      It's really well shot and sometimes it feels like a movie instead of a documentary. Its weird
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      03-14-2011 08:12 PM #12
      Nice, I'll have to add it to my ever-growing list on Netflix.

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      03-15-2011 12:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by GTi'd View Post
      Nice, I'll have to add it to my ever-growing list on Netflix.
      I would move it up to the top. I watched it recently, really made me respect the balls our soldiers have and what their daily routine is like.
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      03-15-2011 05:16 PM #14
      Will do. I'll get a review of it up on the site as soon as I watch it. Incidentally if any of you are interested in the review for Restrepo it's the most recent one up there now www.popchopshop.com (shameless plug, sorry )

      bummer it's not available on Netflix yet... I'll find it
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      03-17-2011 04:56 PM #15
      Restrepo was a let down for me....

      I thought overall it was a cool documentary, but overhyped/overrated.

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      04-20-2011 03:20 PM #16
      The Restrepo director was just killed in Libya... shame.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/wo...er=rss&emc=rss

    17. 04-20-2011 04:08 PM #17
      That really sucks..

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      01-22-2012 02:29 PM #18
      Hell and Back again is going to be making its debut pretty soon!!

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      01-22-2012 04:20 PM #19
      i read War by Sebastian Junger and then saw Restrepo and thought it was done really well. definitely will catch Hell and Back Again.
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      01-22-2012 07:44 PM #20
      Just watched Restrepo for the first time about a month ago. Really great documentary.
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      01-24-2012 01:46 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by mavric_ac View Post
      Hell and Back again is going to be making its debut pretty soon!!

      I'll let you know how it is . God I love Netflix.

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      01-24-2012 10:40 PM #22
      Hell and Back Again was pretty good. Graphic Warning right now, theres one scene thats straight up faces of death body in pieces....
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      01-25-2012 08:31 AM #23
      I definitely want to check it out. I don't think a war documentary would be any good if it didn't show that side of things.

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