10 inspiring and mind-blowing documentaries

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Ako malý domčifúzko som non-stop pozerala nejaké cestopisné dokumenty, alebo bohviečo, hlavne, že to bola telka, nie? A nejak sa tie dokumenty so mnou tiahnu, aj keď teraz som sa preorientovala na art dokumenty. Tak si užite môj rebríček, snažila som sa vybrať tie najlepšie :)

When I was young kitten, I used to watch lots of documentaries, which were quite interesting. Now I reoriented my taste to the art documentaries about somebody famous :) So here is my list of 10 really inspiring documentaries :) Enjoy my list!

1. Bill Cunningham New York

Cathegory: Fashion

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Nemám pre Billa slov, je to proste génius. Nepoznala som ho, ale tento dokument mi ho priblížil natoľko, že už si svoj týždeň bez dávky módy od Billa ani neviem predstaviť. Skrátka čestný, milý a módu milujúci pán, čo sa preháňa po uliciach New Yorku na jeho bicykli. Láska na prvý pohľad. :)

I am speechless for Bill, he’s just a genius. I hadn’t known him, before I watched this documentary and I was so inspired, that I can’t even imagine my week without Bill’s portion of fantastic trends. He’s the one honest, nice and fashion-loving man, who rides his bike around the streets of New York. He’s my love at first sight.

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2. Eames: The Architect and The Painter

Category: Architecture, Design

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Ich stoličky sú všade po svete, ich dopad na dizajn je neuveriteľný, ich fantázia bola nekonečná a dokument ich tak fantasticky vystihuje. Teraz seriózne. Pre tých, čo túto dvojicu nepoznajú Charles a Ray Eamesovci, boli asi najväčší dizajnéri 20 storočia. Nezameriavali sa len na nábytok, ale dizajnovali sny…Bol to pre nich  životný štýl plný filmov, zábavy, farieb, ale aj driny.

Their chairs are visible almost everywhere in the world, their imapct on modern design is unforgettable, their imagination was endless and the documentary about them just inspiring. For those, who haven’t known them, Charles and Ray Eames were probably the most influential designers of 20th century. They didn’t design just chairs, they designed the dreams. It was their lifestyle full of films, fun, colors and also hard work.

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Pridávam aj ich revolučný film : Powers of Ten/ I’m also adding their revolutionary short film: Powers of Ten

 

 3. Helvetica

Category: Typography

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Helvetica: Najpoužívanejší font na svete, aj keď by to mnoho ľudí nepovedalo, je všade okolo nás…na obálkach, v textoch, v metre, v autobusoch. Preto nie je zaujímavé dozvedieť sa, kde to vlastne všetko vzniklo?

Helvetica: the world’s most popular font. You wouldn’t even say, huh? It’s everywhere around us: in the newspapers, on subway sign, in the buses…So isn’t it interesting to know more about it?

 

4. The September Issue 

Category: Fashion

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Všetci milovníci módy poznajú časopis Vogue. Tento dokument zas spracováva tému, kto je za jeho výrobou a ako vzniká najdôležitejšie číslo roka – The September Issue. Jedna vec je Anna Wintour ( Vo filme Diabol nosí Pradu (2006) sa inšpirovali práve ňou), ktorá je fatálne zatienená kreatívnou editorkou Grace Coddington, ktorá je jedna z najkreatívnejších ľudí vo fashion brandži. Takže odporúčam pozrieť len kvôli nej :)

All lovers of fashion must know the Vogue magazine. This documentary focuses on who exactly is behind it and how the most important issue (The September Issue) is made. The first person is Anna Wintour ( she was an inspiration for the movie- Devil Wears Prada) and the second person, the creative director named Grace Coddington ( one of the best persons in the fashion industry). So watch it at least for her, because she’s really amazing.

 

5. How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? 

Category: Architecture

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Mala som možnosť vidieť niektoré jeho budovy naživo…Možno aj vy, lebo londýnska ‘uhorka‘ alebo Swiss Re Building je jeho dielo. Všade kam príde má pripravené papiere a zastrúhané ceruzky, lebo kreslenie je jeho spôsob vyjadrovania :)  Ako hovorím, jeden z najväčších architektov histórie :)

I’ve had a chance to see some of his building and you might have had the chance, too! Maybe you know London’s ‘ the gherkin‘ or Swiss Re Building. It’s his masterpiece. Everywhere he goes, he has papers and sharpened pencils prepared, because it’s his way of communication. As I say, he’s a brilliant mind.

 

6. Visionaries : Tom Ford

Category: Fashion

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Tom Ford je môj miláčik a asi aj miláčik celej Ameriky. Je tak veľmi bystrý, spôsob akým hovorí je oslovujúci a je perfekcionista, ktorému sa aj podarí tú perfekciu dosiahnnuť. Je to jeden z mojich obľúbených dokumentov, no hlavne preto, že sa naňho nemôžem vynadívať a hlavne kvôli jeho názorom. Ich liebe dich :)

Tom Ford is an absolute joy, he’s my joy and he’s joy of all America. He’s so bright, the way he talks is so appealing and he’s such a perfectionist (the one, who can actually reach the perfection). It’s definitely one of my favourite documentaries, well, mostly for Tom Ford himself and for his work :)

I just can’t omit the fact that he directed Single Man movie it’s like a perfection on silver screen / Nemôžem vynechať fakt, že režíroval môj najoblúbenejší film Single Man.

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7. Diana Vreeland: The Eye has to Travel

Category: Fashion

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Priznám sa, že som sa najprv nevedela prešvihnúť cez prvých 10 minút. Nemohla som si zvyknúť na hlas Diany Vreeland, jednej z prvých veľkých editoriek módy. Hneď ako som sa cez to prehupla, som hltala sekundu za sekundou :) Dokument využíva rozhovory s ľudmi, s Dianou a hlavne atmosféru dopĺňajú tie nádherné obrázky z La Belle Epoque. Skrátka dúševná aj vizuálna pastva pre oči.

I have to admit, that I couldn’t get through the first 10 minutes of the movie. I just couldn’t get used to Diana’s voice. Soon after I got through it, I was an avid watcher of it. She was one of the first editors of fashion. The documentary uses interviews with different people, with Diana herself and uses pictures from different periods, so it’s a visual orgasm.

 

8. Marc Jacobs – Louis Vuitton by Loic Prigent

Category : Fashion

Marc Jacobs je obrovská osobnosť módy a konečne niekto zdokumentoval jeho pôsobenie v Louis Vuitton. Marc má celkom hektický život, kde je vidieť, že dorábanie kabeliek a outfitov na prehliadky za 5 minút dvanásť je aj jeho parketa. Celý dokument je podfarbený až neuveriteľne komickými hláškami a komickým konaním Marca aj počas serióznych situácií. Moja obľúbená scéna: Marc učí šičku vo výrobni tancovať Hustle.

Marc Jacobs is certainly a huge personality of fashion world and finally somebody documented his story in the Louis Vuitton. Marc has quite a hectic lifestyle and he’s quite comfortable with finishing  clothes for fashion shows in the last minute. The whole movie is commented by Loic himself and his humorous comments make the whole film funny. Of course, amusement is not only caused by Loic’s comment, but also Marc’s funny behaviour during serious moments. My favourite moment: Marc teaching a worker how to dance a hustle…

 

9. Sketches of Frank Gehry

Category: Architecture

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Poznáte budovu Guggenheimovho múzea v New Yorku alebo v Bilbau? Tak možno poznáte aj Franka Gehryho a jeho fantazijný svet. Priznám sa, že som to ešte nevidela, ale je to na vrchole môjho zoznamu filmov. Frank Gehry reprezentuje to, že nemusíte byť najlepší v škole, keď chcete byť najlepší v tom čo chcete robiť :)

You might know Guggenheim’s Museum in New York or in Bilbao. So you might know Frank Gehry, a great American architect. I have to admit, that I haven’t seen it yet, but it’s at the top of my must-see list. What I like about him is that he represents, that you don’t have to be best at school, to be best in your field. :)

10. Visual Acoustics Theatrical

Category: Architecture, Photography 

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Čo by bola skvelá architektúra bez skvelej fotky? Asi toľko, čo šaty bez človeka, auto bez motora alebo kniha bez strán.  Chvalabohu v období modernizmu tu bol Julius Schulman a jeho fotoaparát. Myslím, že práve jeho fotky oslovili mnoho ľudí a dodali budovám sex appeal, ktorý nebol predtým očividný.

What would  great architecture be without a great photo? Probably it’d be as much as a great book would be without pages. Blank and faded. God bless Julius Schulman and his camera, when we captured all the beautiful buildings in the era of modernism. Actually, I think professional photo gives the building a sex appeal, which had not been visible before.

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