The Documentary Thread

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Bit of a necro on this thread:

Anyone caught the Fyre and Fyre Fraud documentaries? I just watched Fyre Fraud and holy shit people are just so fucking stupid nowadays buying into all this social media shit.

Jesus they even said Escobar owned Normans' Cay, anyone with the remotest knowledge about drugs can tell you Carlos Ledher owned that island.

People are so dumb now it's literally unreal.
It goes to show you the power of social media and nativity of people believing whatever they see...

I am so happy that they all lost tons of fucking money for living such lifestyle.

Billy McFarland was an interesting character...truly a sociopath...
 

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It goes to show you the power of social media and nativity of people believing whatever they see...

I am so happy that they all lost tons of fucking money for living such lifestyle.

Billy McFarland was an interesting character...truly a sociopath...
Watched it, was interesting. Felt very sorry for those Bahamian day laborers and the lady who owned the restaurant though. They were all out thousands and like that lady said, she lost 50k that she had been saving up for a lifetime for a rainy day. Then these crooked punks show up and stiff these poor people just trying to do their job. Glad to see he got 6 years, hope he is still serving it.

Social media just makes it much easier and faster to manipulate people. We are without a doubt headed into dystopia territory in the future. The power and control it is capable of his way beyond the old days of pravda and snake oil salesmen going from town to town.
 

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Watched it, was interesting. Felt very sorry for those Bahamian day laborers and the lady who owned the restaurant though. They were all out thousands and like that lady said, she lost 50k that she had been saving up for a lifetime for a rainy day. Then these crooked punks show up and stiff these poor people just trying to do their job. Glad to see he got 6 years, hope he is still serving it.

Social media just makes it much easier and faster to manipulate people. We are without a doubt headed into dystopia territory in the future. The power and control it is capable of his way beyond the old days of pravda and snake oil salesmen going from town to town.

One of the guys' in the documentary who was there and writing about it on twitter started a go fund me for the Bahamian lady and it has raised 100k or something.

The media all portrayed it as rich kids who went and go fucked over but 99% of the people at the festival were normal people who figured 700 bucks for a few days in the islands was a good deal even without the festival.

I'm glad he got prison, hopefully anyone in business will give him a wide berth in the future.
 

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One of the guys' in the documentary who was there and writing about it on twitter started a go fund me for the Bahamian lady and it has raised 100k or something.

The media all portrayed it as rich kids who went and go fucked over but 99% of the people at the festival were normal people who figured 700 bucks for a few days in the islands was a good deal even without the festival.

I'm glad he got prison, hopefully anyone in business will give him a wide berth in the future.
6 year is nothing....holy shit...you get more for snorting a line...
 

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Bit of a necro on this thread:

Anyone caught the Fyre and Fyre Fraud documentaries? I just watched Fyre Fraud and holy shit people are just so fucking stupid nowadays buying into all this social media shit.

Jesus they even said Escobar owned Normans' Cay, anyone with the remotest knowledge about drugs can tell you Carlos Ledher owned that island.

People are so dumb now it's literally unreal.
I watched the Hulu one. It seems to imply that the FuckJerry social media company made the Netflix one? Makes me tempted to watch it too.

I only vaguely remember the Fyre festival shit when it happened, but wow was that whole ordeal a fucking mess. I lost it when after all the ridiculousness, they got to the pirate ship part. Just summarized the whole thing perfectly.

About 3/4 of the way through I was just thinking the guy got in over his head and it snowballed with him trying to cover his loans with bigger and bigger ones. But by the end it was pretty clear he was just a serial fraudster.
 
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I watched the Hulu one. It seems to imply that the FuckJerry social media company made the Netflix one? Makes me tempted to watch it too.

I only vaguely remember the Fyre festival shit when it happened, but wow was that whole ordeal a fucking mess. I lost it when after all the ridiculousness, they got to the pirate ship part. Just summarized the whole thing perfectly.

About 3/4 of the way through I was just thinking the guy got in over his head and it snowballed with him trying to cover his loans with bigger and bigger ones. But by the end it was pretty clear he was just a serial fraudster.
yeah, just getting to the netflix one now.

I was initially thinking "this sounds like every single entrepreneur, or "keep trying, never let losing get you down"! bullshit. Every time you hear someone insist the key to success is never give up, or take chances, etc. which just totally ignores people who try, and fail, and are just ruined by it.
But yeah, by the end, when the reveal the full on investment fraud for the capital they did have. And, the inexplicable, event booking scam, which he intentionally filmed himself doing for some fucking reason?
 

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Ted Bundy documentary was pretty interesting... So .. unbelievable.....
Yeah it was alright. Bundy was a legit sociopath, I absolutely believe he killed Ann-Marie Burr when he was 14. He always denied it but he was a true sociopath and I think he was ashamed because she was very local to him and only 8 years old and he almost certainly raped her - she's never been found.
 

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On the Australian based Stan streaming service. For those outside Aus, if you're a fan of the band, perhaps try and find a stream of it. It's good.

Midnight Oil 1984

Midnight Oil: 1984 (2018) - IMDb

There's some blurb about the footage was shot and left untouched for 30 years. It's all been well restored and looks fantastic. It shows them as a hard working and touring band, with a bunch of their live performances ( Oh yeah and the audio is really good ) and is set during a very interesting period when Peter Garret was making an early run for the Federal senate. Coupled with them in the current year being interviewed and looking back at that time.

I myself, saw them twice, a few years after this period and this doco was a great reminder of just how awesome a live act they were / are.
 
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And, the inexplicable, event booking scam, which he intentionally filmed himself doing for some fucking reason?
Yeah why the fuck did they film all this shit? It's all the incriminating evidence you need.
 

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Just watched The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) - IMDb

I loved his comedy growing up (and it still holds up today), and Hulu kept showing it as the first thing that came up. Holy fuck what a disappointment though. It's basically a documentary about how there was another documentary about The Amazing Johnathan. What a fucking colossal waste of my time. It'd be like if one of the two Fyre festival documentaries was all about how much it sucked that someone else was making one, and oh yeah, here's a bunch of stuff about the director's life that no one fucking cares about.

And this is the 2nd time I've been burned by one of these dog shit documentaries that sounds neat but then just becomes a documentary about the director. The first was Generation Wealth (2018) - IMDb which touted itself as an interesting look into the lives of rich people, but instead just seemed like a plug for the director's book.

I think we've passed peak saturation of documentaries. They're now just doing them about themselves under the guise of something else.

Edit: Yeah, fuck that documentary. Here's the one they actually show in the first one (seriously, he flies out to Vancouver for the film show, pays an actor to confront them during their Q&A, and looks like an asshole). It's...an actual documentary. That other thing is an abomination.

 
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