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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...
Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the world fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career paths to forge lives as modern-day paper folders.Through the art of origami, these offbeat and provocative minds are re...
From the Producer:“There’s No Place Like Home is documentary about my home city ofBath, England. It follows me as I return home after three yearslooking to find out if there is something special about the small cityof 80,000 people. I look at whether Bath, home to the likes of KenLoach, Peter...
An enlightening and enveloping reconstruction of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's (1756-1791) life. Masterfully written and directed, every aspect of the film has been given thorough thought in order to ensure an accurate historical reconstruction. Inspirational performances from the main actors and actres...
Documentary about a diverse painter who paint and teaches many styles. Born in Vietnam, studied in France, lived 24 years in Africa and now works towards educating children about art and culture in North Texas – USAFrom the islands of Halong Bay to the dusty back roads of south Texas, Lap Ngo...
The documentary is centred around the group and their creation, rise to fame, exit of member Geri Halliwell, break-up and reunion. The film features narrative insight and commentary from the five girls themselves. The title of the documentary comes from chorus lyrics from their UK #1 single "Say You...
Documentary about Henry Joseph Darger, Jr. (1892 – 1973), a reclusive American writer and artist who worked as a custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously-discovered 15,145-page, single-spaced fantasy manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known a...
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LennoNYC is a 2010 documentary film written and directed by Michael Epstein about the life of John Lennon in New York City, after the breakup of the Beatles. The film premiered at the New York Film Festival and was shown at a free public screening in&nbsp...
Salvador Domenec Felipe Jacinto Dali Domenech, Marquis de Pubol (May 11, 1904 - January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain. Dali­ was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His pain...
Matthew Collings has a wonderfully simple and funny way of making you understand the when, where, why and how of important is art so this programme will get your head around impressionism in a couple of hours.Matthew Collings will reappraise the Impressionists. The four stars are Courbet, Manet, Mon...
In this intimate film art critic Brian Sewell gives his sympathetic private view of a man whose life and work were surrendered to sexual obsessions.Salvador Dali is one of the most popular of all Surrealist painters, yet behind his image of dream and fantasy was a deeply troubled man of ambiguous se...
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Filmmaker Aaron Rose celebrates the independent spirit of D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) culture in this documentary detailing how a group of like-minded American artists emerged from the underground in the early 1990s. Film Duration: 90 min
The week before Kurt Cobain was found dead from a single gunshot, he went missing. His whereabouts for that week has remained a mystery until now. But for the first time, the story of what happened to him can now be told, using the testimony of people who knew him, the witnesses who saw him in that...