The Curious Autodidact

April 9, 2011

Documentaries: A Few DVDs not to Miss

Filed under: book related,media related — Honilima @ 9:02 pm

India

The Story of India is a brilliant series about India that will introduce people to the people and history of India as few other broadcasts have been able to do previously. Botany of Desire is the PBS series based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name that talks about apples, tulips, marijuana, and potatoes.

Art of the Steal tell about the struggle to control to 25 billion dollar Barnes collection after the doctor’s death and some of the inside schemes to control this artwork. If you enjoyed that you will no doubt enjoy perhaps even back to back Exit through the Gift Shop a movie no doubt best seen on the big screen about one man’s entry into the art world. Thierry Guetta, a French shopkeeper who immigrated in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. It is a terrific look at the inner-workings of the modern art world and how much can be hype. It’s a priceless look into the world of the “new new” thing.

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