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Obit

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Obit is the first documentary to look into the world of newspaper obituaries, via the obituary desk at The New York Times. The writers and editors discuss their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures.
Actors: William McDonald ,
William McDonald
William McDonald
Douglas Martin ,
Douglas Martin
Douglas Martin
Jeff Roth ,
Jeff Roth
Jeff Roth
Bruce Weber ,
Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber
William Grimes ,
William Grimes
William Grimes
Paul Vitello ,
Paul Vitello
Paul Vitello
Margalit Fox ,
Margalit Fox
Margalit Fox
Daniel Slotnik ,
Daniel Slotnik
Daniel Slotnik
Jack Kadden
Jack Kadden
Jack Kadden
Genre: Documentary
Director: Vanessa Gould
Vanessa Gould
Vanessa Gould
Country: United States
Release: 2016
IMDb: 7.1
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Duration: 93 min
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Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)
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August 17, 2017

While it's worth a flip-through, Obit doesn't merit an above-the-fold headline.
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San Diego Reader
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May 18, 2017

The real subject here is storytelling, the creation of a stylish, authoritative, highly personal record of "how the world got to be the way it is." One more thing to miss about newspapers when they go.
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Film Experience
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July 20, 2017

Obit isn't a film that strays from the conventional path.
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Los Angeles Times
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May 04, 2017

The people brought to life here, using a combination of the written obituary and news clips, are a varied and fascinating bunch.
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KDHX (St. Louis)
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August 29, 2017

Obit. dives deep, into the morgue, into writers' and editors' hearts and minds, into the dead. Obit.'s world is fascinating indeed.
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ReviewExpress.com
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November 30, 2017

It's almost enough to inspire the reader to go out and do something important
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Detroit News
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June 23, 2017

"Obit" manages to be both about a specific type of journalism and the larger world it reflects while dropping in all manner of colorful lives and circumstances.
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Washington Post
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May 11, 2017

It is fascinating to watch the writers in "Obit" strive to do right by their subjects, warts and all.
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Denerstein Unleashed
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August 30, 2017

If you're an avid newspaper reader, you won't want to miss this informative and entertaining documentary.
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Boston Globe
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May 18, 2017

As someone who takes great pleasure in both reading and writing valedictions to the recently deceased, I can personally attest that the movie's dead on.
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Winnipeg Free Press
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September 15, 2017

Far from being depressing, dirge-like or morbid, Obit is vivacious, funny and effortlessly entertaining.
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San Francisco Chronicle
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May 10, 2017

These folks are neither dour nor sappy; they are just talented journalists who want to do right by the people who left their mark on the world.
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