In this look at Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898), aka Lewis Carroll, Dennis Potter mixed biographical drama with a psychological profile to explore the roots of Dodgson's creativity. Dodgson tells stories to ten-year-old Alice Liddell, leading to recreations of scenes adapted from ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (1865), designed to resemble the original Sir John Tenniel illustrations.
She was an expectant mother, but she endured every hardship these seasoned soldiers experienced. Without her, the Corps of Discovery would have failed. This program re-enacts her journey in her own words. Taken captive as a child during a raid, adopted into the tribe of her captors, and then married off, her adventures have only just begun.
Huey Lewis And The News: BEFORE! follows one of the world’s top rock-and-roll bands of the 80’s and a crew of fifty technicians to the Bahamas for the making of a music video for their number one hit single, “Stuck With You” for their album, “FORE!” Blank takes us behind the scenes for an off-beat look at what happens when a song is transformed into visuals and musicians are transformed into actors. Hidden in the straightforward reportage are sly comments on the MTV machine, sexism in the media, and the business of rock-and-roll. Best of all, Huey Lewis and the News maintain their sense of humor even when absurdity threatens to overwhelm them.
Bonus content on the Stark Raving Black DVD.
A documentary profiling Mark Lewis, the Canadian-born artist known for his experimental films.
Huey Lewis and the News was the can-do band of the 1980s, racking up a string of feel-good tunes for the masses. This 1984 performance from the German music show "Rockpalast" features some of the band's greatest hits, including "Heart of Rock 'n' Roll," "If This Is It," "Workin' For a Livin,'" "Bad Is Bad" and "Do You Believe in Love?" Lewis also rocks out on an extended harmonica solo, proving his talent extends far beyond his powerful pipes.