Category “Biographies”

Overnight

Overnight is a documentary released in 2003, about the rise and fall of the filmmaker and musician Troy Duff. Troy Duffy wrote and directed the cult classic "The Boondock Saints" but is described to be a victim of his own ego, having made it to the top only to witness his fortunes fade whilst becoming more and more abusive towards his friends, relatives and business...

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Outlaw Comic: The Censoring of Bill Hicks

A biographical documentary on the late great comedian Bill Hicks and his career; in particular the censorship by Letterman that scarred it. Hosted by Janeane Garofalo, this documentary tells the story of Bill’s transition from a non-drinking, non-smoking, straight laced funny man, to a hard drinking, hard smoking, drug taking angry ranter, to the happy and finally, peaceful and insightful man of much wisdom. A rare insight into the battle against censorship that the great Bill Hicks waged against corporate America and it’s mainstream media for the better part of 15 years. After...

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OJ Simpson the Untold Story

This program is an in depth investigation into new evidence that has been found surrounding the murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Who did kill OJ's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman? This is still a gripping tale. It may be five years on but this story hasn't lost its heady mixture of violence, race, sex and Hollywood glitz. Five years ago, the world watched spellbound as OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder. And interest in the case remains as great as ever. Why, asks the BBC's former Washington correspondent Bridget Kendall, are we still obsessed? Ask any...

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Not Afraid: The Shady Records Story

The folks over at Complex magazine recently got an opportunity to sit down with Eminem and his entourage, which included Paul Rosenberg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Royce Da 5’9 in order to discuss the rise of one of the most notorious labels from the naughties. The film itself which is just over half an hour long was commissioned to mark the 15th anniversary of Shady Records and gives great insight into how those mentioned above made it big and the labels future. Complex themselves stated that even though the album Shady XV, which was a double disk was released to mark the anniversary, it...

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Nixon By Nixon: In His Own Words

In August of 1974, Richard Nixon became the first American president to ever resign from office. During his time as president, Nixon secretly recorded every one his own private conversations held within the Oval Office for the purpose of historical reference but this very act would go against him once the Watergate scandal broke and ultimately lead to his downfall. Nixon feared that his blunt remarks recorded on tape would be taken out of context and tarnish his presidency forever, because of this he set about preventing their public release, however once he died in 1994 the US government...

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Nixon

On August 9th 1974, Richard Milhous Nixon became the first president in the history of the United States to resign from office. His staff gathered in the Whitehouse to bid him farewell, as millions of Americans watched on television, some in sorrow and disbelief, others are glad to see him go. As president, Richard Nixon had accomplished great things, and had been reelected overwhelmingly, but he was also widely distrusted, sometimes ridiculed, even despised. In this episode of American Experience, we gain new insight into the inner workings of a man who was a tireless campaigner, having...

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Nina Simone: The Legend

This film captures an up-close and personal portrait of the famous singer Nina Simone through interviews and footage with friends, family and Simone herself. The film follows Simone on a journey back to her childhood home and opens discussions regarding her activity during the civil rights movement where Simone voices her opinions which were most certainly controversial ones given the...

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Nile Rodgers The Hitmaker

Nile Rodgers has sold over 100 million records. As the co-founder, songwriter, producer and guitarist of Chic he helped define the sound of the '70s, as disco took the world by storm. Nile and musical partner Bernard Edwards captured the essence of New York's iconic Studio 54 creating hits like Dance Dance Dance, Le Freak and Good Times for Chic and We Are Family and Lost In Music for struggling vocal group Sister Sledge. But the music that had made Chic would also break them, thanks to the 'Disco Sucks' backlash. What could have been the end for Nile Rodgers would actually be a new beginning...

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Nikola Tesla: Master of Lightning

This amazing documentary gives long overdue recognition to a great and misunderstood man of science. The life of Nikola Tesla is an inspiring example of the power of one man to change the world with technology and revolutionary ideas. Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was one of the most fascinating scientists of the 20th century. He invented, developed or imagined the technology that brought us electricity, remote control, neon and florescent lighting, radio transmission and much more… all the basic inventions that now connect the world with power and information. He was a brilliant and charismatic...

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