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Description: Set in 19th-century Russia, Allen is a cowardly serf drafted into the Napoleonic war, who would rather write poetry and obsess over his pretty but pretentious cousin. Allen's cowardice serves him well when he hides in a cannon and is shot into a tent of French soldiers, making him a national hero. A hilarious parody of Russian literature, Love and Death is a must-see for fanatics of Allen's films.
Description: In 1972, a seemingly typical shoestring budget pornographic movie was made in a Florida hotel, "Deep Throat," starring Linda Lovelace. This movie would surpass the wildest expectation of everyone involved to become one of the most successful independent movies of all time. It caught the public imagination which met the spirit of the times, even as the self appointed guardians of public morality struggled to suppress it, and created, for a brief moment, a possible future where sexuality in movie had a bold artistic potential. This movie covers the storyline of the making of this controversial film, its stunning success, its hysterical opposition along with its dark side of mob influence and allegations of the on set mistreatment of the film's star.
Description: The tragic storyline of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the fights grouped with another naïve painters like Henri Rouseau only to descend into madness and obscurity with the onset of Nice Depression and Globe Fight II.
Description: A look at the evolution of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to understand his ideas.
Description: Eight boys escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one boy survives and the storyline he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This storyline is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
Description: The earliest surviving celluloid film, and believed second moving picture ever created, was shot by Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince using the LPCCP Type-1 MkII single-lens camera. It was taken in the garden of Oakwood Grange, the Whitley family house in Roundhay, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire (UK), possibly on 14 October 1888. It shows Adolphe Le Prince (Le Prince's son), Mrs. Sarah Whitley (Le Prince's mother-in-law), Joseph Whitley and Miss Harriet Hartley walking around in circles, laughing to themselves and keeping within the zone framed by the camera.
Description: The inimitable Danny Kaye stars as famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen in this charming fictionalized biopic that blends music, romance, comedy and fantasy to trace the life of Denmark's literary hero. A small-town shoemaker with a knack for spinning yarns, Hans encounters happiness and heartbreak on his street to becoming a full-fledged writer.
Description: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former character pilot actually working for military intelligence, is assigned to the nice Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races vs the clock to uncover a possible saboteur aboard the doomed zeppelin he finds that any of the passengers and team should be the culprit.
Description: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The recent attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse... Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne... The regiment is named upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?
Description: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master of life or death. When he finds the superb Hayyah sneaking with one kilo of beam stolen from the German army, he sentences her to death; but when he is informed that she was a former successful singer, he decides to activate the old theater and promote shows in the ghetto. The Jew Chief of Police Gens uses the theater and a sewing factory to save as much lives as he can; in his ambiguous position, he kills Jews to save lives of others.
Description: Based on real events, The Lena Baker Storyline recounts one African-American womans struggle to rise above the challenges of her life, to face the choices she makes, and to ultimately triumph over her...Lena Baker was the first and only girl to be sentenced to death by the electric chair in the state of Georgia and was executed in 1945. She was pardoned posthumously in 2005.
Description: A fascinating acc of the presidency of Andrew Jackson, who was both one of America's nice presidents and a borderline tyrant. The seventh president shook up the glossy globe of Washington, DC with his "common-man" ways and ideals, but also oversaw one of the most controversial happenings in American history: the forced removal of Indian tribes, including the Cherokees, from their homes.
Description: At a young age, Nitaroh is stricken with an disease that leaves him blind. He inherits the shamisen guitar once used by his mother and is taught its basics by a blind travelling shamisen player. In time with the support of mates old and new, he walks the paths that leads to his ultimate fate - that of founder of the Tsugaru style of shamisen play.
Description: Just as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) is testimony to German silent movie art, The Storyline of the Kelly Gang (1906) symbolises both the birth of the Australian movie industry and the emergence of an Australian identity. Even more significantly it heralds the emergence of the detail movie format. The Storyline of the Kelly Gang, directed by Charles Tait in 1906, is the first full-length narrative detail movie produced anywhere in the world. Only fragments of the original production of more than one hour are known to exist and are preserved at the National Movie and Sound Archive, Canberra. (unesco.org)
Description: Directed by Al Reinert and with melody scored by Brian Eno, "For All Mankind" provides a testament to NASA's Apollo tool of the 1960s and '70s. Composed of current NASA footage of the missions and astronaut interviews, the documentary offers the viewpoint of the individuals who braved the remarkable adventure to the moon and back. While compiling the material for the film, Reinert went through more than six million feet of movie of these historic moments.
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Description: The real storyline of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful warrior pilot and wing leader during Globe Fight II.
Description: Set both in Latin America and the United States, the movie explores the historic and actual relationship of Washington with countries such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Chile. Pilger tells that the movie "...tells a universal story... analysing and revealing, through vivid testimony, the storyline of nice power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the real nature of the so-called "war on terror". According to Pilger, the film’s message is that the greed and power of empire is not invincible and that folks power is everytime the "seed beneath the snow".
Description: THE MONEY MASTERS DVD Set is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that guidelines our nation and the globe today. The modern political power structure has its roots in the hidden manipulation and accumulation of gold and another forms of money.
Description: The problems the miners strike for contain equity in wages with Anglo workers, and health and security issues.Ramon Quintero supports organize the strike, but at home he treats his wife,Esperanza Quintero,as a second class citizen.Esperanza who is pregnant with their third child,is usually passive but she changes her attitude when the boys are forced to end their picketing by a Taft-Hartley Act injuction.
Description: In the days of Lord Henry IV,stalwart young Myles and his sister Meg have been raised as peasants,without any knowledge of who their father really was. But one day they adventure to Macworth castle. There Myles falls in love with the Macworth's daughter Anne,makesfriends and enemies,and learns to be a knight.
Description: In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a terrible orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his mate Horemheb is appointed to the service of the fresh Pharoah. Sinuhe's private triumphs and tragedies are played vs the larger canvas of the turbulent happenings of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth.
Description: In the late 15th century, a forbidden romance blossoms between Gusti Putri, a Javanese Hindu princess and Hang Tuah, a Malay Muslim fighter from Melaka, vs a backdrop of fight and mysticism.
Description: Sir Martin Gilbert, creator of over sixty ebooks and the host of A&E's JERUSALEM, hosts this gripping acc of Israel's hard first years. Filled with rare footage, photographs, and interviews with participants in the Fight of Independence, this is the definitive document of one of the turning points in modern history. Extraordinary footage filmed by Bernard Beecham, a British soldierBritish sol
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Description: A film based on true wartime diaries says the storyline of the Swedish speaking Finns' infantry regiment 61. The storyline follows the regiment during the Continuation Fight from 1942 to 1944 and from Syväri to the Karelian Isthmus where they faced some of the most grueling wars vs the Soviet Union.
Description: Under the rule of Lord David, Israel is united and prosperous although surrounded by opponents including Egypt and its allies. The aging Lord David favors his younger son, Solomon, as his successor, but David's elder son Prince Adonijah, a warrior, declares himself King. When David learns of this, he publicly announces Solomon to be his successor. Adonijah and Joab, his general, withdraw in rage. Israel prospers under Lord Solomon's wise and benevolent rule and is seen as a threat to more tyrannical monarchs in the region. The Pharaoh of Egypt agrees to cede a Red Sea port to the Queen of Sheba in a plot to undermine Solomon's rule. Sheba is to seduce Solomon and introduce Sheban pagan worship into Jerusalem. Meanwhile, Prince Adonijah, actually banished, also conspires with Pharaoh and is given an units to conquer Solomon. The movie is a highly fictionalized dramatization of happenings depicted in The Bible -- First Lords chapter 10 and Second Chronicles chapter 9.
Description: Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a man as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under Lord Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire as she discovers the difficult life of the terrible folks of France. She is caught up in the French Revolution, and gotta select between her loyalty and love.
Description: Le Ly lives in a tiny Vietnamese village whose serenity is shattered when fight breaks out. Caught between the Viet Cong and the South Vietnamese army, the village is all but destroyed. After being both brutalized and raped, Le Ly resolves to flee. She leaves for the city, surviving desperate situations, but surviving nonetheless. Eventually she meets a U.S. Marine called Steve Butler who treats her kindly and says her he would like to be married -- maybe to her.
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This costumer film is partially based on historical happenings . It's developed in the court of Felipe II (Juanjo Puigcorbe) , the Prudent Lord , also named the Noon demon . The case of Weak Countries ruled under Juan of Austria , his illegitimate brother is extremely risky . The protestant rebellion and the harassing by William of Orange create Flandes an uncomfortable zone . Duke of Alba (Fabio Testi) regaining the lord favour attempts to force measures over the rebels . Meanwhile , Ana of Mendoza (Julia Ormond) married one of Philip's minister , bore sons , and later became a widow Duchess of Pastrana and princess of Eboli . She wears a patch over her right eye and is an ambitious girl with selfish aims . Antonio Perez (Jason Isaacs) is the first secretary to the Crown . Ana of Mendoza and Antonio later become lovers and make a scandal in court , everytime the scenario of perpetual intrigue . Escobedo , John of Austria's private secretary (Joaquim De Almeida) is sent to ask for liberation of Mary of Scotland and support to stifle revolts . He comes from Flandes to Madrid, but he aware passionate romance between Antonio Perez and Ana Mendoza . Then , a deadly conflict takes zone ..This is a lavish but slowly-paced costumer that has Julia Ormond wearing a black eye-patch as the one-eyed Ana of Mendoza whose superb beauty is hard to resist . Ormond is marvelously photographed throughout but the role , as written , and she gives her tiny occasion to really shine , though being wasted . Jason Isaacs gives a convincing hero as astute and mean Antonio of Mendoza . Jordi Molla plays with enormous distinction as Mateo Vazquez , the incorruptible priest . Personality and charisma of Juanjo Puigcorbe's portrayal as one of the most remarkable European lords that ever reigned . The rest of the helping cast is average , as Blanca Jara as Morisca Desirea and Jurgen Prochnow as Espinosa , but neither the love storyline , nor the characters have much interest with the effect which this duo doesn't work either as romantic couple . Extraordinary costume design by Javier Artiñano , accompanied by colourful , though some misty , cinematography by Carlos Suarez . Luxurious sets create perfect test of true territories in Spain and has a look of a nice production . The motion picture was professionally directed by Antonio Del True .In 1955 was filmed by Terence Young an inferior ver about these historic deeds titled 'That lady' starred by Olivia De Havilland in the role of Julia Ormond ; Gilbert Roland , role of Jason Isaacs ; Dennis Price, similarly to Jordi Molla hero and Paul Scofield , role of Juanjo Puigcorbe , among others. And recently a TV series starred by Belen Rueda as Princesa de Éboli , Hugo Silva as Antonio Pérez and Eduard Fernández as Felipe II .
I usually wait some time after a film is released to watch it. I prefer to avoid the crowds and rely on some friend's advice. Still, I am not everytime consistent with this and, sometimes, films like this one painfully bring me back to the right path."La conjura de El Escorial" should have been excellent. Perfect as most of its actors (a very experienced, international cast) or its historical recreation (location spots, costumes ). And yet A nice film needs a nice script. When the script is bad, and this one is terrible (or, to tell the least, very uneven), all hope is lost. The narrative is hesitant; there are few unneeded, distracting (and even positively disgusting) scenes; the whole love-story subplot (of course there is one!) is difficult to believe, simplistic and boring The movie's changing pace is made worse by the editing: for instance, a fadeout between two scenes with some 20 seconds between them and involving the same characters. I also suspect the terrible editing is to blame for not understanding how and why a number of scenes take place, the character's reasons for a change of mind, and son on. Quite true, some takes are brilliantly shot; but others are simply laughable (NOT funny). Take the wars for instance. I was wondering why they forgot to enjoy the theme tune of Benny hill's show. Bud Spencer or Terrence Hill should have signed it- but we're talking of a 16th century sword fight Terrible action scenes, terrible editing, mostly static dialogs: technically speaking, this is more of a enjoy than a movie.All things considered, I trust Antonio del True (director and scriptwriter here) is much to blame for this waste of my time and money. The film is worth watching, perhaps, if you like costumes or have a historical interest in 16th century life in Spain. Also, it is probably one of the greatest renditions of Phillip 2nd of Spain (a very interesting king), much unlike most productions. But if you like movies, please, forget this one.
The 'conjuration' in the game refers to a true event: the political assassination in Madrid of a high-ranking official in the Spanish court in 1578. A plaque marks the spot today in the exact corner of the road where it happened.The script starts with the stage of the murder and then takes us back to recount the happenings leading up to it. There are many characters involved, and although at the beginning it is not clear why we are being introduced to so many, eventually they all search a reason for being there, from a priest who ends up a the centre of the investigation, to a young 'morisca', a half-Moorish woman who is plucked from the roads to serve in a rich house.The movie is not very imaginatively shot and some of the expository dialogue is quite clumsy: some actors seem to be there just to summarise in words what the atmosphere at the time was, which is everytime a pitfall in historical films. Many actors means many lines of dialogue and this movie -not short, about two hours and a quarter long- is full of conversations, often stilted and stagy. There's a lot of standing upright with broody brows with the purpose of looking imposing and serious, in bunches around the lord or another necessary characters. It is not a slow film, however, but it's not a swashbuckler either. In fact, the one time when we are given a nice old sword-fight, it goes so lamely clichéd, with stalls of fruit and ceramic bowls being turned upside down in a road store and a couple of unrealistic war moves, that it feels utterly wrong.In its favour, the costumes are nice and many scenes are shot at El Escorial itself, the palace-cum-monastery where lord Phillip II pored over the business of governing the world's leading superpower. Some of the actors are quite nice in their roles, and this despite a cast mixing Spanish and foreign stars. I would single out for praise Julia Ormond, who looks not a day younger than her 43 years old. With her ageing beauty, she brings alive one of the most fascinating characters of her time, the eyepatch-wearing princess of Eboli. Joaquim de Almeida is also very nice as the vigorous secretary Juan de Escobedo, acting his scenes with much-needed energy. It is a pity, though, that the role of Jason Isaacs, Antonio Pérez, fizzles out somewhat towards the end, when he could be one of the most memorable characters, according to the true story. Juanjo Puigcorbé plays a more ironic and even affable Phillip than the sombre and adust quasi-monk we have seen in another portrayals. And I personally took a liking to Jürgen Prochnow's character, a local 'alguacil' (sheriff) who becomes involved in the matter both through his job and his personal life.The question at the heart of the movie is: did Lord Phillip II order the dismissal of one of his own officials? This has been much debated by historians, and the evidence is not conclusive. It may have been in his favour because of political rivalries, but the public backlash would have been uncomfortable (as it in fact was), even for a monarch as self-assured and with so nice a grip on power as he happened to be. This matter is one of the central charges vs him laid out by the so-called 'Leyenda negra' (Black legend), with which another European rulers and political opponents sought to discredit him in public, in particular in the Netherlands and Britain. Whether the movie takes a stance on it or not, you will have to see it.
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