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Any other movies like this?


I know Zelig is similar since it's a documentary with black and white and color plus new footage and old footage, but that's a fake documentary. Is there anything as fascinating visually as this movie.

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Visually fascinating? "Natural Born Killers". It's a great movie as well, but the editing process that Oliver Stone put into it was astounding.

I'd also recommend his next film "Nixon". Another example of how Stone was influenced by Orson Welles (and hey, what director of today hasn't been influenced by Welles on a certain level?)

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Not so much the visuals but for the subject matter watch this year’s 'Exit through the gift shop' by British street artist banksey. What’s true what’s not? What’s real what our perception of reality etc...

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Yes! Exit Through the Gift Shop reviews led me to F for Fake.

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Content wise Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman is extremely similar. They both explore truth in art. Welles's thesis is that all art is fake, Kaufman would agree in Synecdoche, NY. He takes it a step further by suggesting that the smaller scale art is, while omitting detail, the closer art can get to achieving truth.

Hope this suggestion helps. Warning: Synecdoche, New York is extremely depressing and takes several viewing to fully appreciate, but it is definitely worth while.

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Chris Marker's Sans Soliel is like this film in a unique visual style and pacing, and in subject matter (both being personal documentaries/film-essays about "truth").
Sans Soliel was one of the most intense experiences I've had in a movie theatre.

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check out gummo and julien donkey boy by harmony korine. the patricia hearst documentary guerrilla is really good. also, underground by emile de antonio. werner herzog's aguirre: the wrath of god and even dwarves started small are also great. hell, even cannibal holocaust. all of these films (except guerrilla) blur the line between documentary and narrative film in one way or another.

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check out some of the documentaries of Guy Maddin.

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Peter Jackson's Forgotten Silver is also great fun.

Never be complete.

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I just finished watching this, and I'll admit, I tuned out for a few minutes here and there, but I was totally into it during the last half. The first movie that popped into my head that seems to be an unconventional or traditional type of film is "My Dinner With Andre". Maybe not so much about what both of these films are about but just that they aren't your typical films. I'm trying to think of more films I'd put into this list, and I think I might add "8 1/2" but I will need to see it again.

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In addition to Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop," Schulman & Joost's "Catfish" works from the same basic playbook. Both of those films were released in 2010. As for dancing along the line between documentary and scripted story, Dusan Makavejev's WR: Mysteries of the Organism is similar to "F for Fake," and a couple of years earlier.

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