Finally, A Documentary That Speaks To My Interests And Sensibilities
Every year, in order to ensure that I am adequately informed as Oscar season heats up, I take a gander at the list of award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentaries that are safe bets to be Academy Award contenders, and every year, I am left disappointed, even generally embarrassed that none of them particularly capture my fancy. Sure, Anvil: The Story of Anvil looks to be a pretty interesting flick with a compelling story, kind of a real-life This Is Spinal Tap, if you will, but come on – a documentary about the slaughtering of dolphins by Japanese fisherman? Depressing. A film about how the food we eat and the method in which it is produced is completely controlled by only a few money-hungry, power-grabbing multinational corporations? Depressing again.
Let’s face it. Documentaries are by and large a depressing lot. If I wanted to be bummed out by watching a movie, I would go see Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
But enough about how my entire family was slaughtered by a bloodthirsty band of anthropomorphic rodents. There is good news to be had on the documentary front, as Darren Rovell is reporting on his Sports Biz blog that CNBC will be airing a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue documentary next month.
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Anyhoo, details are sketchy at the moment (Rovell states he will reveal more about the doc in the coming weeks), but I can only hope they allow us deep, deep inside and really get, you know, behind – what goes into erecting the annual issue.
I meant “creating” the annual issue. Somehow, I transposed the “c” and the “e” in the word. Oh, and I guess I substituted an “e” for an “a.” God only knows where my mind was a minute ago.
In any event, I hope the production quality is at the very least a little bit better than this:
Then again, that wasn’t all bad, either.
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Documentary Airing Next Month [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell]