Category “Biographies”

Johnny Depp

This program chronicles the life of the eccentric, sensual, uncompromising, and media-shy star of Pirates of the Caribbean. Johnny Depp rebelled against his early image as a Hollywood hunk, opting to play complex characters in such movies as Edward Scissorhands and What's Eating Gilbert Grape?. Along the way, he romanced actress Winona Ryder and model Kate Moss before settling down with French singing sensation Vanessa...

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Bob Dylan: Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back is both a classic documentary film and a vital pop-cultural artifact, Pennebaker’s portrait of Bob Dylan captures the influential singer/songwriter on the cusp of his transformation from folk prophet to rock trendsetter. The film was shot during Dylan’s 1965 British concert tour, Don’t Look Back employs an edgy vérité style that was, and is, a snug fit with the artist’s own consciously rough-hewn persona. Its handheld black-and-white images and often-gritty London backdrops suggest cinematic extensions of the archetypal monochrome portraits that graced Dylan’s...

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Mega Man

Kim Dotcom claims he wants to protect internet privacy. The United States claims he’s the internet’s biggest pirate. This film meets the man, as the future of the internet and $500m in copyright claims hang in the balance. This film captures the special forces raid on Kim Dotcom’s house last year. His lawyer called it: “A political contract hit…” So why are the US and now the New Zealand government so desperate to get the self-styled Dotcom? The flamboyant 39 year-old tycoon says he just makes a good scapegoat. The US wants him extradited on copyright, money laundering and...

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Jimi Hendrix: His Final 24 Hours

This film explores the reasons why Jimi Hendrix demise became shrouded in rumour, gossip and falsehoods. The authorities and media quickly dismissed the death of Hendrix as just another drugged rock star casualty. For the first time, the circumstances leading to Jimi’s tragic death can be examined as the producers of Jimi Hendrix: His Final 24 Hours present new and compelling evidence. Evidence, which may reopen the inquiry into what may have been for certain parties, a convenient death. You will have to decide for yourself just what happened on September 18th 1970 in a small, private...

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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. This documentary film covers the period from 1964 to 1974, giving viewers a rare glimpse of America’s greatest fighter before he became a legend. Muhammad Ali: The Greatest captures Ali in his most open moments (on the tour bus, in the changing rooms, and talking to fans and supporters), the film offers a portrait of Ali as a spectacular showman. With an array of talking heads, the film builds up a historical picture of Ali’s influence. Yet it also confirms that he was as much a PR genius as a brilliant pugilist. As one university...

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Being Neil Armstrong

It has been said that ten thousand years from now, only one name will still be remembered - that of Neil Armstrong. But in the four decades since he first set foot on the moon, Armstrong has become increasingly reclusive. Andrew Smith, author of the best-selling book Moondust, journeys across America to try and discover the real Neil Armstrong. He tracks down the people who knew Armstrong, from his closest childhood friend to fellow astronauts and Houston technicians, and even the barber who sold his hair, in a wry and sideways look at the reluctant hero of the greatest event of the...

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Gaga by Gaultier

Lady Gaga is one of the most talked about people on the planet. He is a fashion icon and the cult presenter of Eurotrash. She is the music artist who claims the right to be different. He is the first designer who launched non standard models. Lady Gaga and Jean Paul Gaultier are both free artists and have so much in common, yet they have never met, until now. The Popstar has decided to confide in the designer, going face to face in an enriching and unforgettable interview at Jean Paul Gaultier’s fabulous atelier in Paris. Lady Gaga reminisces about her fulgurant career and unveils how...

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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

H.P. Lovecraft was the forefather of modern horror fiction. He inspired writers such as Stephen King, Robert Bloch and Neil Gaiman, but what lead an Old World, xenophobic gentleman to create one of literature’s most influential mythologies? What attracts the minds of 21 century people to read these fascinating stories of unspeakable abominations and cosmic gods? Fear of the Unknown is a chronicle of the life, work, and mind of H.P. Lovecraft, he’s weird tales are told by many today’s luminaries of dark fantasy including John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Stuart...

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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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