The fifth of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted returns twenty-eight years on as the subjects, now aged thirty-five, talk about their lives and their hopes for the future.
An embittered Civil War Veteran returns home to Texas to find his sister and brother-in-law killed by the "Commanches" and his nieces captured, prompting him to set out on a search lasting five years.
If ever there was a love story to break your heart, Puccini's opera La boheme is it. La boheme ranks with Madama Butterfly as the most frequently performed opera today. In spite of its popularity it is, in its own way, revolutionary, taking the spotlight off the kings, queens, warriors and heroes of 19th century opera to focus on more realistic subjects.
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.
When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.
Phar Lap is as well-known today for his mysterious death as for his fabulous accomplishments. The chestnut horse won 37 races in three years and united a depression-plagued Australia in the 1930s
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? Director: Leo McCarey; Writers: Delmer Daves (screenplay), Leo McCarey (screenplay); Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning and more. -
The BBC Concert Orchestra and its American principal conductor, Keith Lockhart, explore the rich legacy of film music from Hollywood and beyond. Featuring; Herrmann Music from The Man Who Knew Too Much, Citizen Kane, and Psycho (excerpts) Ennio Morricone Cinema Paradiso (theme) Walton Henry V (Suite - arranged by Muir Mathieson) John Williams Star Wars, Schindler's List and Harry Potter (excerpts) Jonny Greenwood Norwegian Wood (Suite - arr. Robert Ziegler) Sir Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on the Orient Express (Suite) Barry Out of Africa (Love Theme) Various Music from the James Bond films Ennio Morricone The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Main Theme (encore).
After being accused of theft, a young naval cadet is expelled. When the case is taken to court, a mysterious and surprising chain of events begins to unravel.
The enchanting story of an amateur witch who, along with three precocious orphans, flies into one fantastic adventure after another aboard a bewitched bed.
Austrian military officer Leo von Sellentin catches but a momentary glimpse of Felicitas standing in a railway depot, but the vision seared into his mind changes his life forever. When Leo meets Felicitas a few years later, he can't help but fall in love, unaware that she is already married.
Director Phil Grabsky explores the life one of the world's most revered musicians, Fredric Chopin. The story is told through Chopin's music, letters and biographies. Performances by world-leading performers and the views of internationally renowned musicologists embellish the profile, exposing nuances of the composer's life and works, never before revealed.
This high-octane adventure comedy shows that life is about the journey, not the finish line. Hotshot rookie race car Lightning McQueen is living life in the fast lane until he hits a detour on his way to the most important race of his life. Stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on the old Route 66, he meets Sally, Mater, Doc Hudson and a variety of quirky characters who help him discover that there's more to life than trophies and fame.
Prince Siegfried, heir to the kingdom, must nominate a wife at his birthday ball. Upset that he cannot marry for love, Siegfried escapes into the forest at night. When he sees a flock of swans flying overhead, he prepares to shoot one with his crossbow. But as the swans land, he stops; before him is a beautiful creature in white feathers, more woman than swan. Enamoured, the two dance and Siegfried learns that the swan maiden is the princess Odette.
The accident-prone Monsieur Hulot creates havoc in his sister's home. Tati's first colour film won an Academy Award and the Special Jury Prize at Cannes. In French.
This two-part film explores the history of violin performance during the 20th century and using rare archival footage to illustrate the work of its most significant artists. Starting with a performance of Mendelssohn's Concerto by David Oistrakh in 1908 and by Yehudi Menuhin in 1916, this first part retraces the evolution of violinistic styles and examines the relationship between performer and instrument.
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