Oscar nominated documentary short from 1973
For decades, film and television audiences have watched their favorite stars with little thought or concern for the people standing behind them. All of that is about to change as "Strictly Background" explores the charm and determination of some of Hollywood's hardest working actors, professional "extras." Turning industry convention on its head, this humorous & heartfelt documentary follows ten background actors as they navigate their way on and off the set. Both a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood and a character-driven film, "Strictly Background" is a dynamic exploration into the pursuit of stardom and the real life struggle to stand out. Written by Hunter Woo
Two years of deterioration sees John and Barbara Lomax's marriage reduced to bitter sniping and "keeping up appearances" for the sake of the children. When John's old friend Bill professes his love for Barbara, the marriage finally breaks up – causing their three children to react in different ways and their son secretly determined to do Bill harm.
An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.
The story of a dedicated Red Army commander who was killed in Stalin's "purges."
This film which examines the background to the Battle of the Somme should be watched before our other films which cover a series of unit and formation actions during the campaign. During this film we look at the ground over which the battle was fought, the men that fought the battle, the Geo-political situation, the grand plan and of course the enemy, the Germans.
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and Royalists (Cavaliers) over, principally, the manner of England's government. The first (1642–46) and second (1648–49) wars pitted the supporters of King Charles I against the supporters of the Long Parliament, while the third (1649–51) saw fighting between supporters of King Charles II and supporters of the Rump Parliament. The war ended with the Parliamentarian victory at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651. This programme charts the lead up to the war and its outbreak, setting the scene for the following programmes in the series.
This story of exceptional situations that happen only once, based on real events, tells of the struggle of six people to survive the great dangers of nature and to stand out in the eyes and opinions of others. It takes place in the beautiful city of Puerto Vallarta, and it shows the frailty of human beings in the face of the mute wall of nature. A story that ponders on the unforeseen and why it is important to live every moment as if it were the last.
A historical analysis of how groups such as the Nazi’s may use language, symbols, and religious connotation in order to come to power. It raises questions that deserve in depth analysis and consideration. Questions include: Where do legends expand our thinking and where do they bury it? When does spiritual pursuit suddenly turn into fanaticism and violence? Last, have we as a society learned from our past, and if so have forgotten the lessons of the 20th Century? Are we now embarking on a new level only to learn the same old lessons about humanity again? In addressing these questions we are taken into the back drop of the history of Germany beginning in the late 1800’s through the late 20th Century at the eve of the 21st. “A society that does not take archetypes, myths, and symbols seriously will possibly be jumped by them from behind.”
Background Music is a documentary-based short film that chronicles a Rap Hype man's path into legend. Directed by Ian Randolph and Solomon Gross, this uniquely riveting story of an unsung individuals successes and struggles within the music industry is like one that's never been told before.
This is a story of a talented and ambitious musician who faces a major crossroads in his life. Paul’s career has progressed to the point where he plays his own music in pubs, but he has struggled to go beyond that. It is a hand-to-mouth existence and Paul and his girlfriend, Sera, struggle to keep the bank balance in check. However, one day an important music producer sees Paul play and, realizing he has talent, offers him a big contract. Paul throws caution to the wind and signs the deal, certain that this is his big break. Unfortunately, the fine print in the contract stipulates that Paul make the kind of commercial music he vowed he never would, and also forces him to act under a stage name. Now, Paul must decide if he is willing to sell his soul for financial stability. And whatever he decides, he realizes that it will have a lasting effect on his career and on his life.
The comedic short film Backgrounded takes you into the wacky world of Evan Higginbotham: professional movie extra. One morning on the way to set, Evan and his fellow "Background Actors" are left behind. Unwittingly picked up by Terrorists, they are taken over the border to Mexico. Even after being stripped, hosed down, and stuck in a cold warehouse, not one of them can tell the difference between this and a normal day on a Hollywood set. Will they escape? Does anyone care? After experiencing this absurd circus Evan calls his career, he only knows one thing for sure: Hell IS other extras.
Great to enjoy all year long. It's a beautiful mountain stream for your television. Watch the water as it flows over the rocks. See insects as they buzz by or watch a leaf or two fall from a tree. A great relaxing backdrop to play all the time. Designed to be a ambient display - this edition does not change or rotate to different scenes.
Extra offers the first true glimpse of the absurd, oppresive, yet hopeful experience of working in front of the camera - even when it barely knows you are there.
Documentary on the interdependence of the world of the living and the dead, and 'the infernal influence on the thoughts and actions of living people.
Lance Bangs interviews one of the extras whose job is to drive their car in the background of scenes in 'Being John Malkovich'.
Background was a Canadian journalistic television series which aired on CBC Television from 1959 to 1962.
Background is a news series hosted by Joseph C. Harsch that first aired in August 1954 on NBC. Each half hour episode covered a foreign policy or national politics subject through films reports, interviews, and live broadcasts. The series was cancelled after one season.
Al fondo hay sitio is a Peruvian TV series created in 2008-2009 by Efraín Aguilar. It deals with the problems of social differences and economic status. It's one of the most popular shows in Peru and is now being shown in Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.