The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Living underground

I just finished watching Dark Days, a facinating documentary on a very unique neighborhood—one that existed in the subway tunnels of New York City. Granted, these were formerlly homeless people, but can you really call them homeless when they made their own homes (okay, huts made out of found plywood) and had electricity (and at one point, running water)?

Equilly fascinating was the making of the documentary, where the film maker, Marc Singer, managed to rent camera equipment, bum B&W film, use the subjects of his film as film crew (and he himself had no experience in making films) and solely on the subject matter of his film, get it developed, edited and scored for an incredibly low amount of money, where it went on to win several awards at Sundance 2000.

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