When I was first given the film Twelve Monkees (on DVD), I really disliked it. With repeated viewing.. I've come to like it. I read that it's based off of a French short film called "La Jetée". Perhaps that's worth seeing as well.
Rereading collection of Isaiah Berlin's essays, read his summary of Johann Herder's ideas - would both like to offer an alternative not presented and understand whether it's presented accurately.