Category “Biographies”

John Wayne Gacy

John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer. Between 1972 and 1978, the year he was arrested, Gacy raped and murdered at least 33 young men and boys. Although some of his victims' bodies were found in the Des Plaines River, he buried 26 of them in the small crawl space underneath the basement of his home and three more elsewhere on his property. He became known as Killer Clown because of the popular block parties he would throw for his friends and neighbors, entertaining children in a clown suit and makeup as Pogo the Clown. On May 10, 1994, Gacy was...

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Mourinho

He is the only manager to have won league titles in England, Italy and Spain. In barely a decade he has won 21 major trophies, sparked unprecedented acclaim and controversy and become a sporting phenomenon. As Jose Mourinho approaches his 50th birthday, a new documentary from ITV Sport examines the methods and the mindset, the contradictions and the complexity of the man who has rewritten the rules of engagement for the 21st century football manager. Starring the man himself, and featuring unseen archive and interviews, 'Mourinho' traces the Special One’s decade of dominance. The...

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Marley

Marley is a 2012 documentary-biographical film directed by Kevin MacDonald documenting the life of Bob...

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Ed Gein

Edward Theodore "Ed" Gein was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin. After police found body parts in his house in 1957, Gein confessed to killing two women—tavern owner Mary Hogan in 1954, and a Plainfield hardware store owner, Bernice Worden, in...

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Janis Joplin: Her Final Hours

Janis Joplin is the undisputed queen of rock and roll. It’s a fact that there had been no female superstar of rock before Janis came along. Her rule of thumb was if it feels good do it. Janis also hides her self-destructive, darker side. She was a very troubled girl and a genius and at the same time she was looking for some kind of relief to not have to be Janis. A blast of nearly pure heroin will end her short, dazzling career. This is the analysis on the life and death of Janis Joplin, the undisputed queen of rock and roll. This riveting documentary (which plays out almost like a...

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Bloomberg Game Changers: Jay-Z

His rise to global fame and fortune is even more inspiring when one takes into account the awesome obstacles he has had to overcome. Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, BLOOMBERG GAME CHANGERS follows his meteoric rise from the projects to business success, highlighting the unorthodox business style and entrepreneurial instincts that contribute to his creative genius. This 30 minute profile reveals the many layers and complexities that go to make Jay-Z – the Hip Hop cash...

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Jim Morrison: His Final Hours

Jim Morrison was one of the most famous rock singers in the world. He was also the ultimate sex symbol, but Morrison was at war with his own dark demons. Using archive footage, dramatic reenactment and interviews with his closest companions, this documentary details the last hours of Morrison’s life and the gripping events that led to his tragic death in Paris. Whether or not you are interested in The Doors and their music there is no doubt that lead singer and chief songwriter Jim Morrison was a fascinating guy. And there’s no doubt that the official cause of his death – heart failure...

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Seeking Elvis

American humorist Dave Barry said it best: "Eventually everybody has to die, except Elvis". In many ways in both culture and the law, Elvis Presley never really died. Today, after more than 35 years since Elvis Presley's death in 1977, the "King of Rock and Roll" lives on to profit, both for the owners of "Dead Elvis", Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE), but also for others who seek to live off the many products and derivatives of this dead entertainment icon. Shot mostly at Elvis' former Chino Canyon home in Palm Springs, California, "Seeking Elvis" explores how Elvis, in many ways, is...

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Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune

As the United States continues to embroil itself in foreign wars, Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune is a timely and relevant tribute to an unlikely American hero. Over the course of a meteoric music career that spanned two turbulent decades, Phil Ochs sought the bright lights of fame and social justice in equal measure - a contradiction that eventually tore him apart. From youthful idealism to rage to pessimism, the arch of Ochs' life paralleled that of the times, and the anger, satire and righteous indignation that drove his music also drove him to dark despair. In this brilliantly...

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