I've recently gotten in a terrible habit.
I go to bed.... and wake up at 1 am. Like clockwork. I get "bad tapes" in my head... where I think about things nonstop. My cure? Documentaries. On Netflix instant.
I watch one until I feel tired and then go to bed. But honestly, I end up liking them so much that I am up until 3 finishing them!
My documentary recommendations:
Art & Copy
This goes through a history and the evolution of advertising. It provides an inside look at some of the most memorable campaigns. Absolutely inspiring!
Scary. And surprisingly funny at times. The documentary follows families around while they apply to preschools in Manhattan. It's cut throat. Juliana and her parents were my favorites.
The September Issue
I want to be Anna. End of story.
It was also a little depressing... She details how it was decided that she would be the editor of Vogue and how people (including her family) think fashion and the industry is just silly. There was an odd sadness and loneliness that seeped into her interviews.
Michael Jackson's This is It
Phenomenal. He was truly a genius.
Beautiful film. Think Black Swan minus the creepiness. Lots of dancing!!!
America the Beautiful (Hulu.com)
You might lose all faith in humanity. It's sickening to watch. But also important.... All girls should be required to watch this. It really brings to light the issues in today's society with women and media and advertising and modeling and everything. Very intriguing.
I really recommend all of them. They're all different, but each provide a story that I found completely interesting.