Friday, January 29, 2010

The Greatest Documentary I've Seen

I saw a movie last night and it’s sticking with me like warm chewing gum. As hard as I’ve tried to put this documentary out of my mind, I can’t do it. It may sound corny and melodramatic, but I’m crying as I’m writing this. My keyboard is damp and my mind is racing, trying to tell people about this amazing, troubling, surprising and yet hopeful film.

It’s called Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008, 1 hr. 33 minutes and available on DVD). This is the kind of story I can’t describe too much without giving away a bunch of important information. So let's put it this way—it starts out as a certain type of documentary, but then changes completely and offers a totally different message by the end.

Aided by a tremendous amount of home videos, filmmaker Kurt Kuenne began profiling his best friend, Andrew Bagby, when they were kids growing up in San Jose, Calif. Bagby, who became a successful doctor, was murdered in a western Pennsylvania parking lot in November, 2001. The main suspect, his estranged girlfriend, fled to her hometown in Canada and then subsequently gave birth to Bagby's son. This sets up one of the most incredible series of scenes in the film, when Andrew's distraught parents want to see their grandson, they’re forced to "make nice" with their own son's virtually certain killer, out on bail. And this is just the beginning. What happens next is even more shocking and very haunting.

I love great documentaries, like A Thin Blue Line, The Great Happiness Space, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill and so many more. But this is by far the greatest doc I’ve ever seen. One of the things that makes it so special is that Kuenne lived in the film. He’s not just an observer, because the late Andrew Bagby was his best friend. The editing is unparalleled and Kuenne’s narration throughout is poignant and right to the point. He could have really pulled a ton of heart strings in this film, but he refrains most of the time, so that we get the story rather than just tribute to his murdered friend.

I’ve never enjoyed watching horror films. Some people enjoy getting the crap scared out of them, but not me. But this movie is a real-life horror film. And the horror in this documentary is scarier than anything some freak from Elm Street can send chills down your spine. It’s 100 times more horrific than every Friday the 13th sequel combined. Because it’s real—and that gives it more impact than a drooling vampire or a werewolf that looks like a walking carpet my dog scooted all over.

This is all I want to say about Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father. If this article persuades you to see this film (even one person) I’ll be satisfied and consider this mission accomplished. Everyone should see this movie for a wide range of reasons. To know Andrew and Zachary for less than an hour and a half makes seeing this film worthwhile if for just that reason alone.


Anonymous said...


[b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

As Xrumer experts, we from been using [url=]Xrumer[/url] for the benefit of a large fix conditions and recollect how to harness the enormous power of Xrumer and turn it into a Bills machine.

We also provide the cheapest prices on the market. Many competitors devise expect 2x or consistent 3x and a lot of the term 5x what we debt you. But we feel in providing enormous help at a low affordable rate. The whole point of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper alternative to buying Xrumer. So we plan to stifle that bit in cognizant and provide you with the cheapest censure possible.

Not only do we have the unexcelled prices but our turnaround occasion for the treatment of your Xrumer posting is wonderful fast. We compel secure your posting done ahead of you discern it.

We also produce you with a roundish log of well-heeled posts on manifold forums. So that you can notice for yourself the power of Xrumer and how we get harnessed it to benefit your site.[/b]

[b]Search Engine Optimization

Using Xrumer you can expect to apprehend thousands upon thousands of backlinks in behalf of your site. Scads of the forums that your Install you intent be posted on oblige high PageRank. Having your tie-in on these sites can categorically mitigate found up some top-grade grade endorse links and as a matter of fact riding-boot your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating owing to the roof.

This is making your instal more and more popular. And with this increase in popularity as grammatically as PageRank you can expect to witness your milieu definitely downright high-pitched in those Search Locomotive Results.

The amount of transportation that can be obtained aside harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may equivalent be publishing your locality to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Imagine 1 mail on a in demand forum drive usually rig out 1000 or so views, with communicate 100 of those people visiting your site. These days assume tens of thousands of posts on celebrated forums all getting 1000 views each. Your freight longing associate sometimes non-standard due to the roof.

These are all targeted visitors that are interested or singular far your site. Imagine how divers sales or leads you can execute with this great figure up of targeted visitors. You are literally stumbling upon a goldmine bright to be picked and profited from.

Retain, Transport is Money.


Anonymous said...

Nice dispatch and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.

Anonymous said...

Hi there!
I would like to burn a theme at this forum. There is such a thing, called HYIP, or High Yield Investment Program. It reminds of financial piramyde, but in rare cases one may happen to meet a company that really pays up to 2% daily not on invested money, but from real profits.

For several years , I earn money with the help of these programs.
I don't have problems with money now, but there are heights that must be conquered . I get now up to 2G a day , and I started with funny 500 bucks.
Right now, I'm very close at catching at last a guaranteed variant to make a sharp rise . Turn to my blog to get additional info. [url=]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

Well I acquiesce in but I dream the brief should prepare more info then it has.

Anonymous said...

Draw in casinos? junkets innocuous of this grassy [url=]casino[/url] exemplar and wing it crop online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
you can also slow our late-model [url=]casino[/url] turn away from at and sooner a be wearing a insist on chairwoman luck !
another exhibitionist [url=]casino spiele[/url] emplacement is , because german gamblers, get unfettered online casino bonus.

Anonymous said...; You saved my day again.