A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each director's unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.
Narrated by Christopher Plummer, this offers a rare, personalised look at the American film industry, featuring the remarkable men and women whose drive and ambition founded the "Dream Factory" that became Hollywood. This personal history of Hollywood's founders draws together interviews with important past and present industry figures, archive photography and excerpts from the greatest American movies of all time to better understand how the interpersonal relationships, collaborations and conflicts between key personalities created an industry and an art form. These biographies are set against the backdrop of the major events in American history such the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights Movement and will investigate how Hollywood responded to the changing world around it.
Presented by Python nut Hugh Bonneville, each episode sees stars of the comedy world pick their favourite sketches and explain why these moments deserve to be considered as Monty Python's finest. Celebrity fans include Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Chevy Chase, Steve Coogan, Eddie Izzard, Kate Beckinsale, Tracey Ullman and Simon Pegg.
Presented by Monty Python fan, Hugh Bonneville, this series features some of Python's greatest sketches, and the classics include: The Argument Clinic, Hell's Grannies, Whicker Island, Fish License and The Olympic Hide and Seek Final, plus we feature a scene from Monty Python's Life of Brian and ogle some of Terry Gilliam's psychedelic animations. Also, there are fantastic contributions from Eddie Izzard, Mike Myers, Stephen Fry, Jessica Hynes and Ben Miller.
This film tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with the lovely Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents.