The other day I suggested to a pen-using crossword-playing friend she should watch the 2006 documentary “Wordplay,” which takes a look into the New York Times’ long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz (above) and his legions of loyal fans.
And that got me thinking about creating a list of the best documentaries — primary to download so I can watch them on the seven-hour plane ride to Chicago.
I love documentaries. Always have. Even when I was a kid. My favorite part of “Sesame Street,” for example, was the segment that showed how things were made. (I vividly remember the one about crayons.)
So I thought it would be interesting to hear from you folks about your favorite documentaries — and add them to my growing list.
Here are a few of mine:
• “Touching the Void”
• “Inside Job”
• “Food, Inc.”
• “Bowling for Columbine”
• “Hoop Dreams”
Got more to add?