Category “Biographies”

The Secret World of Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a timeless classic and one of the most quoted books in English only preceded by the Bible and Shakespeare. To mark the books 150th anniversary this film explores it's extraordinary appeal and the life of the man who wrote it, the Reverend Charles Dodgson or better known as Lewis Carroll. Martha Kearney a radio broadcaster and journalist examines biographies of the author himself and of they girl who inspired his most famous creation, Alice...

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Manny Pacquiao ‘The Pacman’

The MGM Grande in Las Vagas 2009, Filipino Manny Pacquiao destroys Miguel Cotto and becomes the first man in history to win seven world titles in seven different boxing divisions. Few would have imagined that this former run away would one day emerge as the greatest fighter of his generation, even Thai magazine named him as one of the worlds most influential people and called his story a myth equal to that of any Greek or Roman hero. Fronted by world leaders and movie stars he is an icon, an congressman and the symbol of h0pe for millions of Filipino's and yet behind the hype and glory,...

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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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David Bowie And The Story Of Ziggy Stardust

40 years ago in millions of living rooms located across the United Kingdom a strange being, not of this world was beamed onto television screens, with bright red hair and a multicoloured spacesuit, his unearthly appearance shocked the nation but for many teenagers who experienced this televisual visitation it would change their lives forever. This strange being was with us for only a year but his impact would be felt for generations to come, music on planet Earth would never be the same again. This is the story of Ziggy...

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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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Nicki Minaj: My Time Again

This 40 minute MTV special is all about Nicki Minaj, and gives you an insight into her everyday life, from the effort that goes into filming her music videos and preforming live, to the rehearsals in preparation for preforming at the VMA's. The film also follows Nicki as she visits her hometown, Southside Jamaica, Queens and recounts memories of what it was like to grow up in a one-room basement apartment with her family, including the pain still felt from her father burning down the family...

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Jackass: Where Are They Now?

Okay so Jackass hasn't really finished yet due to the release of their movies, the latest being "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa", but their final episode officially aired back in 2002, so in 2007 they got together to release a documentary that went into how they all found each other and came to be known for savourily injuring themselves on a regular basis for our...

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The Making of Ronaldo

On the 12th of August 2003, Manchester United signed a relatively unknown 18 year old Cristiano Ronaldo for just over 12 million pounds. Ronaldo would go on to become one of the worlds best footballers but his rise to success was far from easy. This film by Sky Sports asks who is Cristiano Ronaldo, what shaped him into the footballer he is today and who helped him get...

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Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

We all think we know Audrey Hepburn, the ultimate style icon, the star of Breakfast at Tiffany's an oscar winner at just 24 and all this from a girl who never planned to become an actress. However beneath the success and glamour there is so much more to Audrey's story. In this BBC film Darcey Bussell sets off on a journey to find out more about the Audrey who has always inspired...

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