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Tapping The Wire

The Wire is an American crime drama tv series which is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Produced by HBO the first episode aired June 2, 2002 and ended in 2008, in its entirety it 60 episodes long all of which are spread out over 5 seasons. The series is highly praised for its literary themes, its unique accuracy with regards to exploring society and politics and its realistic portrayal of urban li

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Empire of Dreams

Empire of Dreams

It is the most popular space adventure of all time, it is one of the most ground breaking sagas in hollywood history, it captured imaginations with its irresistible force and catapulted three young performers to superstardom. But the Star Wars trilogy didn't just change the way we look at movies, it changed the way that movies are made. What began as a galactic fairytale became a success story bey

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Kubrick Remembered

Kubrick Remembered is one of the bonus films which was included in Stanley Kubrick: The Masterpiece Collection, a boxset which contained many of Kubrick's classics. In this documentary we are given a fresh new look into the Kubrick archives as the makers of this film received exclusive access from Kubrick's widow to explore and uncover never before seen footage and great new insight into the metho

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The Doors: The Road of Excess

In 1991 the biographical film The Doors was released, it is a tribute to the work of the 1960-70's rock band The Doors. It was directed by Oliver Stone and starred Val Kilmer as Jim Morrison. The Doors: The Road of Excess is a documentary spin off from the making of this film and includes interviews with those who were close friends with the late Jim Morrison and several people who were directly i

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Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore

Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore was released in 2007 and it is a documentary film which takes aim at filmmaker Michael Moore, claiming that he uses misleading tactics to push his own agenda. This comes in the form of interviews with people who seem to have personal grievances with Moore. The film itself was made over the course of two years by Canadians Debbie Melnyk and Rick Ca

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A World Unseen: The Revenant

As many of you may already know, Leonardo DiCaprio's recent blockbuster The Revenant was inspired by real events, it is a film based on the struggle of one 19th century frontiersman named Hugh Glass and captures his extraordinary adventure and pure will to survive. The film itself was a mammoth project which achieved cinematic excellence and critical acclaim having won several Oscars. In this d

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My Life in Monsters

Phil Tippett is the main man behind the design and animation of some of hollywoods greatest fantasy creatures and his Oscar-winning stop-motion abilities have inspired just about everyone. Tippett started out his career by creating the alien masks used in the iconic Cantina sequence from 'Star Wars: A New Hope', from this humble beginning he was able to spark a relationship with George Lucas, whic

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The Making of Star Wars

The Making of Star Wars

Hollywood California, August 1977, a triumphant moment in screen history. To the world famous Chinese Theatre come the stars of the biggest box office success  in motion picture history. CP30 and R2D2 are reunited for the first time since their epical appearance in Star Wars. Thousands are gathered to see the metallic megastars place their footprints in cement in the theatres courtyard. As the two

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The Rocky Saga

The Rocky Saga

It was the longest of long shots, a low budget boxing movie with a no name star. From a script written in an everyday spiral notebook but against all odds, it became an instant hit that went on to win oscars and made way for one of the biggest movie franchisees of all time. Not just a hero but an icon, Rocky was a symbol of hearth and hope, a no luck down and out who inspired millions around the g

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