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Elizabeth Taylor
Renowned for her legendary beauty and startling violet eyes, actress Elizabeth Taylor has mesmerized audiences with her dramatic performances on the big screen as well as her private life, which included eight marriages and seven husbands. She was the Queen of Hollywood, with a film career spanning six decades. Discover the real woman behind the cinematic legend with this intimate look at the turbulent personal life of silverscreen queen Elizabeth Taylor. The film includes interviews with peers Natalie Wood,...
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Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making A Clockwork Orange
In this documentary, we follow Stanley Kubrick as he creates one of the most controversial films of all time, one that retains its power to shock audiences, even after 35 years. At the time of its release, A Clockwork Orange created a firestorm of controversy. Through interviews with collaborators, filmmakers, screenwriters and authors, we come to appreciate Stanley Kubrick as an artist unafraid to take risks and court controversy, committed unwaveringly to his single-minded goal: the highest artistic quality of...
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Michael Jackson: The Making Of Thriller
Michael Jackson's Thriller is an American 13-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983. It was directed by John Landis, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Jackson. It was MTV's first world premiere video. Voted as the most influential pop music video of all time, Thriller proved to have a profound effect on popular culture, and was named "a watershed moment for the [music] industry" for its unprecedented merging of filmmaking and music. Guinness World...
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The 100 Scariest Movie Moments
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments on TV and film hosted by Jimmy Carr. Celebrity guests include John Carpenter, Janet Leigh, Wes Craven, Alice Cooper, Robert Englund, Christopher Lee and Stephen Spielberg. Actor Jack Nicholson’s cry of “Here’s Johnny” as he axes his way through a door in pursuit of his wife is the most terrifying screen moment of all time, according to a UK poll. It beat classic terror scenes such as the head-spinning scene in the 1973 horror film The Exorcist and the moment a severed...
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This Film Is Not Yet Rated
This film is an unprecedented undercover investigation into the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) film ratings system and its profound impact on American culture. This Film Is Not Yet Rated reveals how the ratings system restricts the exhibition independent and foreign films, gay themed films, and rates sexuality much more harshly than violence. Maintaining power through secrecy, the MPAA refuses to let the public know even the names of the people who rate the films. This documentary overcomes...
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Room 237
Room 237: A subjective documentary that explores the numerous theories about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining (1980). The film may be over 30 years old but it continues to inspire debate, speculation, and mystery. Five very different points of view are illuminated through voice over, film clips, animation and dramatic reenactments. Together they'll draw the audience into a new maze, one with endless detours and dead ends, many ways in, but no way...
The Making of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey
2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was co-written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially inspired by Clarke's short story The Sentinel. Clarke concurrently wrote the novel of the same name which was published soon after the film was released. The story deals with a series of encounters between humans and mysterious black monoliths that are apparently affecting human evolution, and a space voyage to Jupiter tracing a signal...
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The Warrior’s Way A Wider Shot
A behind the scenes documentary on the making of The Warrior's...
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Manufactured Landscapes
Manufactured Landscapes is a feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned artist Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky makes large-scale photographs of ?manufactured landscapes? ? quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. He photographs civilization?s materials and debris, but in a way people describe as ?stunning? or ?beautiful,? and so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to easily answer them. The film follows Burtynsky to China as he travels the country...