Top 10 Must-See Theroux Documentaries

Submitted by: madest 6 years ago Entertainment
http://listverse.com/2010/06/18/top-10-must-see-theroux-documentaries/

Louis Theroux is the king of Gonzo journalism. Here"s 10 of his best documentaries.
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Male 152
the Behind Bars one is no longer available :\
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Male 7,378
Show me a documentarian that doesn`t "leave a lot on the floor" and I`ll show you a documentarian nobody has ever heard of.
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Male 12,138
vv Well, fair enough point Crakr, I`ll concede you that one. I guess I was saying that they have very different motives, but I suppose their techniques have similarities.
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Male 17,512
davymid: The two are comparable because of their `creative` editing. Moore`s is more egregious and slanted, But Theroux still leaves a lot of relevant footage on the cutting room floor as Moore does.
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Male 7,378
Dead people cannot be king of anything.
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Male 333
Hunter Thompson is king fer sure! His helps angels stuff was rad.
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Male 1,765
This guy has got BALLS.
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Female 838
Just watched behind bars and it was pretty good. Maybe I`ll check out the survivalist one next. Thanks IAB :-D
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Male 3,842
[quote]Hunter S. Thompson is the king of gonzo journalism.[/quote]

Guys, guys, guys, Hunter S. Thompson WAS the king of Gonzo Journalism, but now he is dead, so he is no longer the king.
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Male 4,746
Hunter S. Thompson certainly was known up here. I think it`s more of an age thing then a location thing.
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Male 341
Theroux is great but Hunter S. Thompson is the king of gonzo journalism.
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Female 1,441
oops *time

how embarassing
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Male 48
Gonzo- Hunter S. Thompson, might not be well know outside of U.S. and Fiji.
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Male 85
theroux is awsome!!! he showspeople both sides of the arguement, is impartial so lets the public decide and helps some of the close minded people he interviews to see the wrong in there arguement, without provoking an agresive response :)
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Male 1,557
What the hell is "Gonzo" journalism?
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Male 15,510
UFO Hunters was way too funny
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Male 25,416
ok
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Male 20
meh
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Female 7,838
I love Louis Theroux- he is always polite to his subjects, lets them be what they are, and allows the viewer to decide. It shows how even odd people are fairly normal, and the truly vile can also be nice- no two dimensional cut outs.
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Male 12,138
[quote]Theroux is not much better than Michale Moore, Sometimes worse. [/quote]
Nah, they`re different fish. Moore (openly admitted from a staunch liberal here) has a clear political agenda from the outset. Theroux does his particular brand of investigative journalism into what most of us perceive as the weirdest, kookiest fringes of society and tries to give an insight as to what makes those people tick. I don`t think you can really compare the two...
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Female 1,441
I used to watch his stuff all the type. Though now I hope he moves on to more hard-hitting stuff. He`s a brilliant journalist.
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Male 271
He is brilliant.

any progressive minded americans who want a great journey in to how the rest of the world (sometimes wrongly) veiws america... look no further than this guy.

he is cool, collected, often funny, but always engaging and incisive. really really worth a watch.
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Male 576
Never heard of this guy but after watching 5 or 6 of these clips I gotta say I`m impressed. BUT... to call someone "the king of Gonzo journalism" who`s not Hunter S. Thompson seems strange to me. It`s like calling a tiger "the king of the jungle."

I would like to see some Louis Theroux on DVD though, just to catch a whole documentary or two. Anybody know if they exist?
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Female 547
I can`t find any of his full-length features on Netflix.
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Female 547
I love documentaries but rarely do I find ones that ask the questions I want to see answered, especially concerning topics I find the most intriguing. Theroux covers interesting subjects and asks the interviewees what I wanna hear. Even if he doesn`t get a straight answer, we get a response.
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Female 40
*shurg*
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Male 6,737
Gotta love Louis.
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Male 6,694
I can take him or leave him.
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Male 37,914
"Our lives are frittered away in detail.
Simplify! Simplify"

Henry David Thoreau
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Male 17,512
Theroux is not much better than Michale Moore, Sometimes worse.
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Male 593
I`ve only seen a bit of 4 and all of 3, I do like the hunting one... in Africa? I never knew he had done so many, THEROUX FTW!!
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Male 7,378
Link: Top 10 Must-See Theroux Documentaries [Rate Link] - Louis Theroux is the king of Gonzo journalism. Here`s 10 of his best documentaries.
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