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Obit.

Obit. is a movie starring Bruce Weber, William McDonald, and Margalit Fox. Writers and editors from the New York Times discuss their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures.

Other Titles
Elämäntehtävänä muistokirjoitukset, Verdens bedste nekrologer, Nekrologer som livsuppgift
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Vanessa Gould
Actors
Margalit Fox, William McDonald, Bruce Weber, William Grimes
Country
USA
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

How do you put a life into 500 words? Ask the staff obituary writers at the New York Times. OBIT is a first-ever glimpse into the daily rituals, joys and existential angst of the Times obit writers, as they chronicle life after death on the front lines of history.

Comments about documentary «Obit.» (20)

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Emma Martinez

The film is simply amazing. The original version is just a TV program. This film does a great job of bringing the story to life. I have never seen a documentary so well done. This documentary is something that I will never forget. The director does a great job of giving the audience the story of the many victims of the black death. This documentary is the best documentary I have ever seen. It is really amazing how this documentary is able to bring the story to life. This documentary should be on every TV and movie channel in the country.

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Martha

I'm going to say it straight up, this is a great documentary. I was blown away by the visuals and the documentary itself. I've never seen a documentary with so many angles and such a wide range of subjects. There's no one-on-one interviews in this film, which is why I wanted to go and watch it. I can't really say much more than that without giving away any more. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is interested in this subject, or if you just want to be surprised. This film is just a great way to see the world from a different perspective.

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Nicholas W.

Breathtakingly beautiful. The only thing that can make it better is the music, which is so haunting and beautiful. This documentary is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It makes you want to go back in time and see things that were not only rare but were not even known to the people who lived them. I would recommend this documentary to everyone, it is a must-see.

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Patrick Fields

If you're an avid gamer, I highly recommend this movie. It gives an amazing look at the highs and lows of the industry. I'm a game developer, and I've been playing the game for almost 20 years, and this movie will leave you with a huge appreciation for the industry. The movie covers everything from the competitive scene to the off the field antics. From the start of the industry, to the decline, to the resurgence. You'll be amazed at the amount of detail this movie has. If you're a gamer, this movie will be a true inspiration to you.

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Denise Douglas

I am a great fan of the Innocence Project. This film is just incredible. I feel like a kid again. I have never felt that way about a documentary film before. The director did a great job. The people who made this film did an amazing job. It is a film that I would watch again and again. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD. This is truly one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I will never forget this film.

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Ralph Wood

I was looking forward to seeing this film. I am a huge fan of the more sensational, and non-conventional documentary style of the likes of Mike Bostock, and Kmozil's work has been extremely useful to me in getting a more complete picture of how I felt and thought about my life. The doc was an eye-opener for me, and I was glad I watched it. I was particularly surprised at how honest the film was in the way that it portrayed my father and me. I found myself actually seeing my own pain, as well as the pain of the parents of the children in the film, as I was seeing the pain of my father, and the pain of my mother, and how we are all experiencing the pain of the world in which we live. I really appreciated this film. It was not only very informative, but it was very moving and honest. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in their own personal stories, and can appreciate a documentary that isn't just about the tragedy of a person or event, but about the pain that can come with living in a world where everyone is different. I'm glad I watched it, and I hope others will find it as enlightening as I did.

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Dennis

I was one of the first people to see this film when it first came out and was so disappointed. But I finally saw it on DVD and I can honestly say it is the most compelling film I have ever seen. It's not about the Vietnam War or anything like that. It is about the battles in the battle to keep a system of torture, rape and murder in place. This is about the only truly clear cut case of genocide of an entire people. If you want to know more about this subject go to the IMDb page for the film. This is a very powerful film that should be seen by every American and every American must see it. This film should be required viewing in every high school. I give this film a 10/10.

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Kelly

A must see for everyone, and a great reminder to all of us, that we need to keep fighting for our planet and our future. I hope everyone who sees this will feel inspired to do more. This film will touch everyone in the viewer's life. I hope you will watch it. This is a great film for all of us.

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Rachel

I have never seen a documentary film like this. I don't have to see a lot of documentaries to know how it feels to be alone, and I am so grateful for that. I have a feeling this film will be a masterpiece of the documentary form, as it is such a heart wrenching and emotionally moving story. The cinematography and sound is beautiful and the editing is superb. The subject matter is very personal and difficult to watch. It is one of the most important films I have ever seen. Thank you so much to all of the people involved in making this film, and I hope to see more films like this in the future.

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Stephanie Bowman

I think this film is absolutely brilliant. I have never heard of the film, but I'm sure I've seen it many times. The title is a wonderful choice, because it conveys the power of the message it contains. The documentary features the music of Tony Bennett and the drama of Harry Potter, and is a documentary about the relationship between the world's most famous wizards. I think the only thing I didn't like was the ending. The last scene is an unnecessary and anticlimactic ending, and the movie feels incomplete without it. But I still think it's a brilliant documentary, and recommend it to anyone.

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Anna Schmidt

This is a movie that I can watch over and over again and still get some new insight into the situation of the people in Zimbabwe. It is a good job of the director to do this without the need for any sound effects, and yet still get the story across. It is a very good movie, and it has given me a lot of information about the country. It also gave me some insight on the situation in Zimbabwe, which I had never known about before. I am very impressed with this movie, and I hope that it will be able to give the same kind of impact on the people of Zimbabwe.

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Daniel

This is an excellent film, with some really compelling information. However, it's a bit slow moving, and at times boring. It's an important film, but there is a lot of information to be learned, but it's not all that exciting. This film is a bit different, and not all that entertaining. It's worth watching, but it's not one of the films that I would recommend to my friends. Still, if you want to learn about an important subject, this is a good film to watch.

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Richard

I am a film student and I really enjoyed this film. It has a great message about not letting prejudice influence your life. It also has a great message about how prejudice has consequences for all people. It is a very personal film that shows how you can change the world. The filmmaker is an individual who is a survivor of some very difficult circumstances. This is not a film that I would recommend to everyone, but I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in the causes of prejudice and discrimination.

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Mark C.

This film, with its simple and stark camera-work, takes a very critical look at the rampant corruption of American politics. It is also a reminder that the U.S. is a country with an enormous history of corruption and that we have not yet learned from it. This film is a work of art and one of the best documentaries ever made. It is timely and well-done.

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Edward

I agree with most of the points in this film, but there is one thing that is a little bit wrong. It's not the nature of this film, it's the reason why it was made. It was done to be the most "political" film ever, and so I think it was more "commercial". They couldn't just have made a film that was just a documentary, as they were trying to make it an epic, they had to make it a "political" film. I think this is a pretty bad thing, because it makes it seem like a film made to make a political statement, but it's really just a film about a story about a woman who lost her husband, and a man who lost his wife. I think it should have just been a documentary, and that's what the film is about. If it had been a documentary, it wouldn't have made the film a "political" statement, it would have been just a good documentary, and a good film. This is just a bad mistake, and I hope the people who made this film don't make any more of these mistakes. This is a good film, but I think it would have been better if it had been a documentary, as it would have made it seem like a "political" statement, instead of just a good documentary.

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Sean Clark

I never write reviews, but this one's pretty important. This film really hit home for me, and I didn't expect it to be as strong as it was. The movie is really worth watching. The subjects are not new, but they are relevant and should be studied. The movies make you think about society and what it is like to be poor. People don't seem to know that they live in a society that is not fair to them. We all have friends who are rich, and we all have friends who are poor. If you want to see a movie that has an impact, this is the one.

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Shirley

A tremendous and highly inspiring film! No doubt this is the best documentary I have ever seen. It is so important to all people. This documentary is so inspirational and so real. I would give it an A+ for sure. The amount of information given about the Holocaust, the plight of the Jews in the camps and the lack of love and compassion shown by all the people in the camp is so realistic. No doubt the experience of the SS officers is very painful and depressing. The pictures of the people in the camp are extremely moving. The most powerful thing is that the film was shot in just 3 days and they used just one camera. The film really shows the reality of what was going on in the camp and it also shows the love and compassion shown by the SS officers. The last part of the film is very emotional and I think it is very important to all people to see it. It is such a strong film. You can't take your eyes off the screen. I highly recommend this film to all people who want to learn more about the Holocaust. This film is truly a must see.

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Nicholas A.

I think this is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I had never heard of this until I came across it in a book store. I am glad I didn't go to the library to see it. This movie is absolutely amazing. I am a great fan of documentaries. I like documentaries that cover the history of something, like an airline pilot. This one covers the history of the very human emotions that drive us to the modern world. The subject matter is so well done, that I can't help but want to see more. I think that this is a great documentary and it deserves more attention. I recommend this movie to anyone who loves to learn about a subject and enjoy a great movie.

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Adam Martin

I thought this was a great film and I am glad I watched it. I am a widow and my husband and I both were widows in the Vietnam war. This film shows the impact that the war had on my husband and myself and how difficult it was for us to live our lives without a connection to this war. I do not want to see my husband on TV talking about war. I want to see him talking about his life and that of his family. This film is very informative and the narration is very real and emotional. The film has a wonderful message about the war and the impact it had on both of us. My husband and I both lost our sons in the war. I was proud of him for the things he did in the war and I am proud of him for his willingness to live his life to the fullest. We both could not live our lives without this war and we both wish that the government would do more to end it. It is a very good film that will be shown in my high school class.

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Billy Austin

I had the privilege of attending a screening of this film. I was pleasantly surprised. I am a feminist and I was not disappointed in the film. I am pleased that the film addresses a subject that is important to me, but it also addresses a topic that is important to many others. The film does not take a stand on the morality of abortion. It shows the real life of women who have had abortions and how they were treated by doctors and the community. It also shows the anti-choice community's attempts to "educate" the women that have had abortions about their options and the consequences of an abortion. The film is very educational and it is an excellent tool for discussing abortion and the anti-choice movement. I would encourage everyone to see this film. It is well worth it.