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Listmania redux: The Greatest Documentaries of All Time, part two

The Fuhrer as a state of mind: Hans-Jurgen Syberberg's Hitler - A Film From Germany (1977)

Although the idea of creating lists of the “best” is always problematic, the attempt often provides the impetus to think about and reevaluate our own likes, dislikes and judgements. The recent Sight & Sound list of “the greatest documentaries of all time” affords an opportunity to think about what actually qualifies as documentary and to talk about personal favourites.

Listmania redux:
The Greatest Documentaries of All Time, part one

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Although the idea of creating lists of the “best” is always problematic, the attempt often provides the impetus to think about and reevaluate our own likes, dislikes and judgements. The recent Sight & Sound list of “the greatest documentaries of all time” affords an opportunity to think about what actually qualifies as documentary and to talk about personal favourites.