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The documentary "Dub Echoes" shows how the Jamaican invention called dub ended up influencing much of the music we hear today, from electronic music to hip-hop, transforming the studio in a musical instrument and giving way to all of sonic experiments.PS: This is just a trailer of this doc...
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This personal story is told from the perspective of satellite engineer and vocalist Michael Dafferner, who is a member of an unknown "math-core" metal band called Car Bomb. In 2007 Michael ventures out on his first U.S. tour and discovers that performing in an unknown band playing an unkno...
In 1888, in Provence, France, an event occurred that was so bizarre it would enter modern legend. In the red light district on the edge of town a foreigner arrived at the door of a brothel, he was baring a package which he handed to one of the girls, the package contained a bloody piece of his own f...
We Are All Artists, 1936Silent FilmMoving Images from the Harmon FoundationNational Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures, College Park, MDItem from Collection H: Harmon Foundation Collection, 1922 - 1967ARC Identifier 94970 / Local Identifier H-HF-232Creator: Harmon FoundationSeries: Motion Pi...
Perfumers are molecular chemists and sensual creatives who seek to trigger pleasurable memories and associations through our most primitive sense. We follow three different types of perfumer - or nose - to find out how they do it and what it takes to become one. Jean Claude Ellena is in-house nose a...
Once upon a time the ability to draw was seen as the first and most essential skill of any artist, but in the age of the unmade bed and the pickled shark, drawing is widely perceived as an old fashioned activity. Many modern art schools don’t even teach it, preferring to arm their students wit...
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The Wire is an American crime drama tv series which is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Produced by HBO the first episode aired June 2, 2002 and ended in 2008, in its entirety it 60 episodes long all of which are spread out over 5 seasons.The series is highly praised for its literary themes, its unique...
College Street in Kolkata is the throbbing home of a maze of old book shops and stalls and this traditional place of learning and trading hosts the largest non-trading book fair in the world every year. But encroaching globalization, in the form of a modern and fancy book mall being built opposite,...
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Original aired on the BBC in 1994, this documentary follows the jungleclub scene in the UK at the top of its game. Featuring interviews withpioneers LTJ Bukem, Gunsmoke, Shy FX and Fabio among others.Jungle is a genre of electronic music that incorporates influencesfrom genres including breakbeat ha...
Janis Joplin is the undisputed queen of rock and roll. It’s a fact that there had been no female superstar of rock before Janis came along. Her rule of thumb was if it feels good do it.Janis also hides her self-destructive, darker side. She was a very troubled girl and a genius and at the same time...
Meeting People Is Easy takes place during the promotion of Radiohead’s 1997 release OK Computer, containing a collage of video clips, sound bites, and dialogue going behind the scenes with the band on their world tour, showing the eventual burn-out of the group as the world tour progresses. Th...
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Renowned as the "Mind of the Renaissance," the genius of Leonardo da Vinci reaches beyond the centuries.Painter, sculptor, engineer, and scientist, in each field Leonardo da Vinci was both master and pioneer. Creator of some of the world's great artistic masterpieces, such as the Last...
Pink Floyd "The Wall" Documentary is a 25 minute documentary based around The Wall live shows, and features the unloading of the touring equipment as it arrives at the Earls Court venue in 1980, it goes on to show Roger at sound check, and a general walk about during the set up of the August London...
Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China's most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. As Ai Weiwei's latest work is unveiled in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, Alan Yentob reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight for artis...
This episode offers a look at very different sides of the porn industry, as Louis interviews both male and female stars. He reveals the problems a lot of porn actors face, be it not getting a job in straight films and therefore having to do gay ones, or not getting an erection when it is needed.
Everybody's favourite droid, C-3PO presents an hour-long exclusive celebration of the Star Wars saga including footage from all the Star Wars movies including 'Revenge of the Sith.' Packed with rare behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive clips and specially recorded interviews with a whole host of Sta...
A 60 minute documentary produced by Tiger Aspect for the BBC andbroadcast on 25 December 2008, to celebrate the 25th anniversary ofthe show. It featured interviews with all of the major cast membersand other contributors, including Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry, HughLaurie, Richard Curtis, Ben Elton,...
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In his early twenties and with no formal training McCullin began his career in Finsbury Park, London, with pictures of the violent teenage gangs who appeared to rule the roost in the 1950’s. McCullin would however go on to capture history as it was being made baring witness to some of the bloo...
On December 8 1980 the news that John Lennon had been shot dead caused shock waves around the world. The Day John Lennon Died is a brand new documentary for ITV1 that commemorates the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death by revisiting the key moments of that fateful day.The film retraces Jo...
1985. SECRETS provides a clear, no-nonsense guide to making any sound on any synthesizer. Starting with the fundamentals of sound creation, it progresses through such advanced topics as programming FM synths like the DX-7. Valuable insights are offered into stage and studio performance techniques wh...
Who was Michael Jackson really? Michael Jackson's work, life and his 'troubles' are not what you thought they were.Jackson was used and abused relentlessly by a media gone mad because any mention of his name drew crowds and cash.Learn the truth of who Michael Jackson really was as we take a look at...
Author Ian Fleming wanted his suave secret agent to be the ultimate spy - but who provided the inspiration for Bond? This film reveals Fleming's wartime service in naval intelligence and profiles two men who could have supplied the basis for Bond's character.On February 17th 1952, Ian Fleming sat do...
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Andy was born August 6th 1928, in a two-room shanty in a ghetto of Pittsburgh. The family were Russian immigrants leaving poverty and the threatening of conscription. The youngest of three boys, Andy had 3 nervous breakdowns spread a year apart at 8,9 and 10. From just fifth grade on, he attended fr...
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Come Back Buddy is a 3-piece rock-n-roll band inspired by the legendary "Buddy Holly and the Crickets." The trio's repertoire includes the music of many artists from the 50's era including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson, and of course, Buddy Holly.The ba...
A portrayal of the life and musical career of New Orleans banjo and guitar jazzman Emanuel 'Manny' Sayles. The documentary portrays the 71 year old Sayles as both a musician and as a person, sketching in historical developments in his musical career from time to time, and following him through the n...
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1988. Documentary on the life of Woody Guthrie, the travelling songwriter and singer who paved the way for the likes of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.Born in Okemah, Oklahoma, in 1912, Guthrie became a spokesman for a whole generation of downtrodden Americans during the 1930's with poignant songs...
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Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage.In the late 1970s, small pockets of electronic artists including the Human League, Daniel Miller and Cabaret Volatire were inspired by Kraftwerk and JG Ball...
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A documentary about the cultue of hip hop. Through interviews with some of hip hops biggst names, the filmmakers attempt to find out why it has become so popular. Film Duration: 92 min
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Concentric Beats is a documentary film about the US drum'n'bass music experience, focusing mainly on three cities: Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Besides featuring club and rave footage, the narrative of the film is carried through by over 70 interviews with some of the main protagonists o...
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A production of Japan"s NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai, or Japan Broadcasting Corporation), this roughly 45 minute documentary — recently broadcast in Japan — provides English narration, and explores the martial art of Katori Shinto-Ryu.At age 88, Japan"s "last Samurai" is still a powerful ma...
Funky Monks is the title of a 1991 documentary (also the title of a song from the 1991 album Blood Sugar Sex Magik) about the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and the recording of their highly successful 1991 Warner Bros. debut Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and recorded...
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The 52 minute documentary (with English subtitles) With a very old national culture of folk music, Georgia's modern musicians have now started to create electronic music. Samplers of this kind of music first appeared here in the late 1980s. They began mostly with imitations of New Wave, New Romantic...
This Is Modern Art was a series written and presented by the English art critic Matthew Collings.The series won several awards including a BAFTA. It became popular both because of its sometimes jokey and sometimes thoughtful explanations of the work and attitude of a new wave of artists that had rec...