Eric Steel's The Golden Gate Bridge

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For some, the true allure of documentaries is the fact that they are not limited by conventional movie standards and can often portray the explicit vision or opinions of the director. However, are there some subjects that should be off limits with it comes to film? In 2006, Eric Steel pushed the boundaries of this question when he made The Bridge. Keeping cameras trained on the Golden Gate Bridge over the course of a year, he worked to capture the last minutes of life before 23 people jumped to their death. It would seem that there is something deeply wrong with a pursuit where the overall premise is tied directly to human suffering. The unsettling nature of the film brings to light the idea that perhaps some topics are too grim to be exploited

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