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Obit

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.
Duration: 93 min
Quality: HD
Release: 2016
IMDb: 7.2
Keywords:  #Bruce Weber #Margalit Fox #Obit #Vanessa Gould #William McDonald
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Boston Globe
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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Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Alberta)
August 17, 2017
While it's worth a flip-through, Obit doesn't merit an above-the-fold headline.
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ReviewExpress.com
November 30, 2017
It's almost enough to inspire the reader to go out and do something important
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San Diego Reader
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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KDHX (St. Louis)
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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Los Angeles Times
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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Denerstein Unleashed
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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Washington Post
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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San Francisco Chronicle
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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Film Experience
July 20, 2017
Obit isn't a film that strays from the conventional path.
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Winnipeg Free Press
September 15, 2017
Far from being depressing, dirge-like or morbid, Obit is vivacious, funny and effortlessly entertaining.
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Detroit News
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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