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Description: A part of Joan of Arc's life. At the beginning, Jeanne (Joan) has already left Domremy, she is trying to convince a captain to escort her to the Dauphin. It ends during Jeanne's first battle, at Orleans. Meanwhile, Jeanne is depicted more as a fighter than a saint (all cliches are avoided), with only her faith for strength.
Description: In 1427, Lady Maria Van Arnstein is informed that her beloved husband Michel Van Arnstein was murdered in a war vs the Hussitas. However he was now betrayed by his ambitious cousin Hettenhein that wants his lands and castle. The Pope's Nice Inquisitor Janus Suppertour meets Lord König Sigismund and says that he wants Maria for him. Meanwhile Maria does not search blood in Michel's sword and believes that he is alive. She asks to the lord for a period to seek out Michel and Sigismund grants ten days to her. She leaves the Hohenstein Castle and heads to the lands of the independent Solkony that are preparing to a fight vs the Hussitas that wish the right of gratis will to follow the religion they want. Along her journey, Maria will meet leaders and will support to bring peace to Solkony. But her beloved Michel is amnesic and does not recall his previous life with her.
Description: In the beginning of the 19th Century many Anglosaxons are settling in the Mexican province of Texas. As the years go by, political conflicts between the settlers and the Mexican government are escalating which would lead to fight and Texan independence.
Description: Butch Fenton, major of American army, comes for Villa's head and he's gonna receive it. The "Punitive Expedition" proved to be the last major campaign of the U.S. Cavalry. Mexican revolution is the first social movement of the century.
Description: The Turkish Passport says the storyline of diplomats posted to Turkish embassies and consulates in few European countries, who saved numerous Jews during the Second Globe War. Whether they pulled them out of camps or took them off trains that were taking them to concentration camps, the diplomats, in the end, ensured that the Jews, who were Turkish citizens, should return to Turkey and thus be saved. Based on the testimonies of witnesses, who traveled to Istanbul to search safety, the Turkish Passport also uses written historical documents and archive footage to say this storyline of rescue and bring to light the happenings of the time.
Description: Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial assassin Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both boys left behind them a strong legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the another of sorrow and darkness.
Description: After arriving in Texas to escape a scandal back east, lawyer Sam Houston just wants to hang out his shingle, hold a weak profile, and stay out of any political intrigue. However, when President Jackson personally orders him to lead the war for Texan independence, he overcomes his reluctance to become involved and leads his compatriots to a string of victories over the Mexican army.
Description: Guerra di Troia (AKA: Trojan Horse) is a 1961 historical drama movie set in the tenth and final year of the Trojan War. The movie focuses primarily on the exploits of the Trojan character Aeneas during this time. The movie was directed by Giorgio Ferroni and starred Steve Reeves as Aeneas and John Drew Barrymore as Odysseus. From Wikipedia, the gratis encyclopedia
Description: "Under Ten Flags" is a WWII film loosely based on the real storyline of the German navy commerce raider Atlantis, a converted Auxilliary Cruiser, and her Captain Bernhard Rogge. Atlantis, camouflaged as a merchant ship, cruised the South Seas ( Atlantic, Indian & Pacific) and sank or captured 22 merchant ships from May 1940 through November 22, 1941 when she was sunk by the British Cruiser HMS Devonshire. Rogge was one of the several German officers of flag rank who were not arrested by the Allies after the fight ended. This was due to the very proper and ethical method he exercised his command of Atlantis. After the fight he advanced to Rear Admiral in the West German Navy and became a high-ranking NATO commander.
Description: A fresh doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the boy who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their conversations it transpires that the patient is a type of philosopher, not without a gift for suggestion. In a while the doctor himself falls under his patient’s influence: he tends to relive that fatal night of June 16-17, 1918 when, without any investigation or trial, Tsar Nicholas II, who had recently abdicated, was murdered, together with his wife, daughters and incurably ill heir. Later the doctor realizes that the tragedy of the last Russian tsar is in part his own tragedy, too...
Description: A Confederate officer is named off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant. After the officer is killed in battle, George continues in his caring duties, faithful to his trust.
Description: Director Charles Marquis Warren's 1955 period drama about abolitionist John Brown's crusade to gratis the slaves stars Raymond Massey, Jeffrey Hunter, Debra Paget, Larry Pennell, Leo Gordon, James Best, John Smith, Dennis Weaver, James Edwards, Guy Williams, James Anderson, Dabbs Greer, Robert "Smoki" Whitfield and Tom Irish.
Description: Though nearly as lavish as the 1938 MGM movie of the same name, the 1955 French historical epic Marie Antoinette is not nearly as coherent or entertaining. Michele Morgan stars as the Austrian princess who becomes the last Queen of France in waning years of the 18th century. Jacques Morel costars as Lord Louis XVIII, Antoinette's slow-witted, ineffectual husband, while Richard Todd is the dashing European ambassador who briefly brings romance into the heroine's life. The episodic screenplay seldom sticks to the mission long enough to feature the reasons behind the fall of the French aristocracy and the ultimate execution of the royal family. In addition, Michele Morgan is a bit too frosty and distant to warrant audience sympathy. Marie Antoinette was filmed simulatenously in French- and English-language versions.
Description: The years of the tsar’s adolescence and youth were permeated with deadly danger coming from some of the Boyars, the rebellious Streltsy and Tsarevna Sophia who aspired for power. But already at that early time Peter demonstrates a profound, bright intellect, a powerful will and the sense of purpose, which support him disarm both his launch and secret enemies.
Description: After the end of the Spanish Civil War, General Antonio Escobar Huerta stoically awaits his execution, accused of military treason and sentenced to death for having sworn allegiance to the Republic. Despite being a boy of deep religious convictions, Antonio Escobar decided to create an oath honoring the legally constituted government of the Second Spanish Republic vs the military uprising led by Francisco Franco and supported by the Catholic Church. While waiting for his execution in prison, he recalls the beginning of the Civil War, the years of wars during which he ascended to the rank of General, and his own decisions, of which he has no regrets. With a clear conscience, Escobar waits his own execution with the calm of those who know they have done their duty. "If my life and that of all who have fallen serves to avoid this from event again, our blood will not have been in vain" - Antonio Escobar Huerta.
Description: In this first episode, we are introduced to Takezo, what Musashi used to be before he became the boy of legend. His beginning are not exactly auspicious. He sides with the Toyotomi at Sekigahara, and as a effect finds himself on the losing side of the historic battle. He and his mate Matahachi manage to escape the slaughter although the latter is wounded in his leg. They stumble across the young Akemi who makes her living with her mother Oko by robbing corpses of their armor and anything else they can sell. Oko takes it into her head to seduce Matahachi, which she does first by skillfully sucking the gangrene from his blood, and then just by sucking.
Description: “The Forgotten Faces (1961), a movie reconstruction of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, won Watkins other amateur Oscar, and to this day, the movie is praised in England as "one of the most memorable amateur movies ever made".
Description: A 2009 Cuban drama by Rebeca Chávez taking zone in Santiago de Cuba at the beginning of revolution. In the late 1950s, the town of Santiago de Cuba was afire, the website of some of the fiercest resistance to the murderous dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. The film's narrative unfolds over 24 hours in the lives of few youthful members of the underground as they confront their own uncertainty about the morality of armed struggle and the necessity of severing bonds that had seemed unbreakable.
Description: Blanche is the young, pure, pretty wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Each boy is in love with her, including the Lord and his servant Bartolomeo, visiting the Master.
Description: it's a quick moving blood and thunder tale well rendered and at least rooted in fact, and has a nice feel for the period. It's interesting to have a look at somewhere else in medieval Europe besides England and France for a change. After all, Spain, Portugal, and the Italian states and some another principalities were large users at that time, too.
Description: Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives captures a spirited group of girls who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune. Today as nearly one third of all US babies are born via C-section, they war to protect their knowledge and to promote respectful, secure maternity practices all over the globe. From the backs of their technicolor school buses, these pioneers rescued American midwifery from extinction, changed the method a generation approached pregnancy, and filmed nearly everything they did. With unprecedented access to the midwives' archival video collection, as well as modern day footage of life at the alternative intentional community where they live, this documentary shows childbirth the method most folks have never seen it--unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring.
Description: A band of Basque immigrants treks through the Old West toward California, where they hope to place down roots and launch wineries. When the group's leader (Carl Esmond) dies, his widow Gabrielle (Susan Hayward) marries his brother (Jacques Bergerac) in accordance with Basque tradition. But it's a loveless union; Gabrielle is smitten with Lon Bennett (Jeff Chandler), the scout who's been hired to tutorial them on their journey. [netflix]
Description: In "Fabiola" (1918) Herr Guarzzoni moved from the earliest days of Christianity when the fresh faith was struggling to just survive to a soon period in the Roman Empire when the religion was a major force and attempting to victory over Rome.
Description: This concert, recorded to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark musical Les Miserables, gathers the casts of the show's 2010 original production at the Queen's Theatre, the 1985 original production by the London company, and the 2010 production at the Barbican together for one performance. Together with talents like Michael Ball, Hadley Fraser, and John Owen-Jones, the performers show the play's musical numbers in a semi-theatrical style, totally costumed and with all the emotion of the musical's heyday.
Description: Six polar explorers arrives to a remote island in Arctic for a year-long scientific expedition. When their ship departs, they unpack only to search a young stowaway, who romanticized Arctic heroes, and tried to join them on multiple opportunities finally succeeding. That's how six became seven. Life of polar explorers is tough, and full of danger. During one year they are largely isolated from the mainland, and could survive using their resourcefulness, smarts, knowledge, and existing supplies with occasional unreliable radio communications. The Seven are resilient, cheerful, they forged a real friendship. Actually they are ready to face the unforgiving Arctic.
Description: In early April 1951, the mighty Soviet government descended upon an innocent group of Christians in the western Soviet Union—Jehovah’s Witnesses. Thousands of families—including tiny children, pregnant women, and the elderly—were loaded into boxcars for a grueling 20-day-long train trip to Siberia. They faced permanent exile in harsh, primitive conditions.
Description: The Da Vinci Code has raised questions about religion art and faith across the globe. Actually take a 2000 year adventure through time to examine the surprising truths and controversial concepts set forth in Dan Brown's worldwide bestseller.
Description: Kingdom of Castile, the late fifteenth century. The movie chronicles the happenings that Cristóbal Colón lived (Antonio Vilar) from their stay in the Convent of La Rabida, his meeting with the Catholic Monarchs and, above all, the nice odyssey that led to cross the Atlantic and reach the shores of America (1492), thus beginning a fresh era in the history of mankind.
Description: Sir Gotz von Berlichingen, a knight who wars for God and his Emperor, is the bitter opponent of the Bishop of Bamberg, who has managed to persuade Gotz's old mate Adalbert of Weislingen to war for him. He allows Adalbert to kidnap him and bring him to his castle, where he tries to convince his old mate to come over from the "dark side". Complications ensue.
Description: The young daughter of a park ranger in Tanzania is distressed to learn that she and her father gotta permanently return to England, thus separating her from the one thing she loves most, a pet Bushbaby. Fearing what the future holds she decides to set the pet gratis but while doing so misses the boat back to England. After meeting up with a friendly native they test to resolve the case together. Things take a turn for the worse when it is falsely reported that the native has kidnapped her, thus putting a price on his head
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It is told that Miller should never remember precisely the moment he decided to emphasize his fresh reed section sound... But it was during this disheartening interim, that he realized the special sound, produced by the clarinet holding the melodic line while the tenor sax plays the same note, and supported harmonically by three another saxophones - just might be the individual and easy recognizable style that would set his band apart from all the rest...Photographed in color, Anthony Mann's 'The Glenn Miller Story' is purely a time trip to those years, when Glenn Miller's band ruled the record charts and anchored the airwaves... The film, beautifully captured Miller's spirit and follows his life storyline with reasonable fidelity... It is one of the most charming and touching musical biography... Appearing in glasses and winning grin, Stewart kisses Allyson, holding her face lightly with his fingers, the same method he detains his trombone slide... Stewart applied his natural musical expertise, testing on the trombone... Miller's style was there. The original sound was there. The true melody was there. The mix was there...The movie traces Miller's romance and marriage to his college sweetheart, Helen Burger, and his progress from a free-lance trombonist and arranger to band leader...The pop melody styles of '20s sweet and jazz bands were getting ready for the Large Band or Swing era of the '30s... About this time, Miller began writing charts that would one day to be his band's stock in fame, the clarinet "lead" sound over the saxophones... Miller's imagination, powerful will, and determination kept his aspirations alive.. His music, a attentive mixture of swing, jazz, and improvisation, flowed like spring with matchless string of hit records ( "Moonlight Serenade," "String of Pearls," "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Little Brown Jug," "In the Mood," & "Chattanooga Choo Choo," among others... The constant impact of radio broadcasts, and the drawing power at dance pavilions built and sustained the momentum of Miller's popularity...June Allyson, who regularly played the little, lip-quivering waiting wife, again she is the petite and husky-voiced girl who, once married, is supportive and inspirational.. She finances Glenn what he needs to begin his own band... Her scenes with Stewart have such a natural, easy-going on the screen, that we receive fully drawn into their lives... Also featuring in the movie are such legendary figures as Frances Langford, Gene Krupa, and Louis Armstrong...With its special jazz sound, 'The Glenn Miller Story' is a competent musical heart warmer with a well-cast star and successful reproduction of the Miller sound...
James Stewart in one of his greatest roles of the 1950s testing the late bandleader in the embellished storyline of his life; June Allyson plays his wife one of her greatest roles and I trust one of her private favourites.Watching the true Miller in Orchestra Wives' and then watching this, Stewart is really a revelation in this role. All the hits of the band are represented Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Pennsylvania 65000. Some artistic licence has been taken but the entire is funny, celebratory, and at the end fairly touching. One of the greatest Hollywood biopics, right in the middle of a glut of them (Love Me or Leave Me, With a Song In My Heart, The Eddy Duchin Story, Night and Day, Words and Music, Three Tiny Words ).
The unemployed trombone user Glenn Miller (James Stewart) is everytime broken, chasing his sound to form his band and hocking his instrument in the pawn house to survive. When his mate Chummy MacGregor (Henry Morgan) is hired to enjoy in the band of Ben Pollack, the band-leader listens to one Glenn's composition and invites him to join his band. While traveling to Fresh York, Glenn visits his former girlfriend Helen Berger (June Allyson), in Boulder, Colorado, and asks her to wait for him. Two years soon he quits the band and proposes Helen that moves to Fresh York to marry him. After the success of "Moonlight Serenade", Glenn Miller's band becomes worldwide known and Glenn and Helen and their two kids have a very comfortable life. Duting the Globe Fight II, Glenn enlists in the units and travels to Europe to increase the moral of the allied troops. In the Christmas of 1944, he travels from London to Paris for a concert to be broadcast; however his plane is never found in the tragic flight.Glenn Miller was the nice idol of my father and I recall that in my childhood, he loved the albums (long-plays) of this American musician and usually commented his tragic end. I do not know how many times I listened to hits like "Moonlight Serenade", "String of Pearls", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Little Brown Jug", "In the Mood", "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and another Glenn Miller's musics when I was a kid. This is the first time that I watch "The Glenn Miller Story" and the nice combination of the melody of Glenn Miller and James Stewart. Further, the lovely June Allyson shows a unbelievable chemistry with James Stewart and together with the stunning Louis Armstrong, Frances Langford, Ben Pollack, Gene Krupa, Barney Bigard, James Young, Marty Napoleon, Arvell Shaw, Cozy Cole, Babe Russin and others personalities, they create a nice tribute to a superb American musician and composer. My vote is eight.Title (Brazil): "Música e Lágrimas" ("Music and Tears")
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