Category “Biographies”

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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Fred & Rosemary West: The House of Horrors

Frederick Walter Stephen West, was an English serial killer. Between 1967 and 1987, he alone, and later, he and his wife Rosemary, tortured, raped and murdered at least 11 young women and girls, many at the couple's homes 25 Midland Road and later 25 Cromwell Street respectively. Rosemary West also murdered Fred's stepdaughter (his first wife's biological daughter) Charmaine, while he was serving a prison sentence for theft. The majority of the murders occurred between May 1973 and August 1979 at their home in 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester. The pair were finally apprehended and charged in...

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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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