Category “Biographies”

Amy Winehouse: The Girl Done Good

Amy Winehouse sadly joined the notourious 27 club on 23rd July 2011. Amy joins music icons such as Kurt Cobain, Jimmy Hendrix and Jim Morrission, who all tragically died at the young age of 27. Whats even more tragic, is that she only released two albums, and did not live long enough to mature in to the true musicaly talented genius she clearly was. The documentary – The Girl Done Good is a fitting tribute. Amy Winehouse The Girl Done Good is a review of her music and career to date. Drawing on rare and classic performances, exclusive interviews, lengthy contributions from...

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Richie Hawtin

Slices - Pioneers Of Electronic Music Vol. 1 - Richie Hawtin The launch of this DVD special series, Slices - Pioneers of Electronic Music celebrates in detail the life and work of prominent artists or "pioneers" in the global electronic music scene. The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin's personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computerminded teen that develops by way of Detroit's radio and records...

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Bobby Fischer Against The World

The first documentary feature – originally aired on HBO – to explore the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer’s career was undeniable, from his troubled childhood, to his rock star status as World Champion and Cold War icon, to his life as a fugitive on the run. This film explores one of the most infamous and mysterious characters of the 20th...

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The Confessions of Robert Crumb

Recently immortalized in a feature film from Terry Zwigoff, this documentary — the only officially sanctioned film about his life — reveals the life of underground comic pioneer Robert Crumb. Crumb used comic books as a confessional for the perverse fantasies and visions that formed in reaction to a hostile world. As a child, Crumb avidly read and began to create comic books with his brothers-and ever since-his style has continued to evolve. He emerged among the hippies at Haight and Ashbury streets in San Francisco, and Crumb continues as an iconoclast who’s loved, hated, feared and...

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Da Vinci was one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance, hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and...

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Frank Abagnale

The movie "Catch Me If You Can" is based on the life of Frank Abagnale. Now you can hear Frank's version of Steven Spielbergs movie as he tells it here at this conference. You can read more about Frank Abagnale over on his wikipedia...

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The World’s Greatest Money Maker: Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. His decisions about buying shares and companies have beaten the stock market year after year and made him the richest person in the world – thought to be worth 37 billion dollars. Yet Buffett lives modestly in his native Omaha, in America’s mid-West, and runs his 150 billion dollar business with a staff of just twenty. Evan Davis meets him to find out about his unique investment strategy and his eccentric lifestyle. Evan talks to Buffett’s family, friends and colleagues about the man they call the Sage of Omaha, and Buffett’s...

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The Rockefellers

For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America–associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half his fortune–but even his vast philanthropy could not erase the memory of his predatory business practices. His only son, John D. Rockefeller Jr., would dedicate his life to recasting the family image. In the quest for redemption and respectability, Junior would give away hundreds of millions of dollars, and would insist that his six children behave impeccably. Their contributions transformed America....

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Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Some Kind of Monster is a music documentary about Metallica’s making of their album St. Anger and the difficulties they had to go through in the process. The directors shot over 1200 hours and followed the band around night and day for over a year to create this...

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