An exiled magician finds an opportunity for revenge against his enemies muted when his daughter and the son of his chief enemy fall in love in this uniquely structured retelling of the 'The Tempest'.
Starz Inside takes a look at film adaptation of comics books. It interviews some of the biggest names in the industry to discuss the history and appeal of comic book movies.
When his high school's newspaper is threatened to be transformed into an online blog, David seeks out the best story within the halls of Prichard Hall School that'll save the newspaper...even if the story is completely untrue.
"BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, seems to have it all - except the right guy in her life. Her friends urge her to "get back out there." But they don't yet know about Scott - a charming man with a secret background whose true colors paint a streak of pain and fear through Julia's life. When Scott's effect on Julia reaches the breaking point, she and her friends take matters into their own hands... and underestimate the consequences. The outcome forces all of them into a desperate situation. Everyone pays the price.
The sloth. Nature’s champion sluggard. One of the most misunderstood animals in the world. As recent as a century ago, the sloth was regarded as a "blunder of nature." To capture this story, the Moody Institute of Science did research in the laboratory and in the jungles of Panama. The message, Of Books and Sloths, points out the dependability and the accuracy of the Scriptures as compared with man's writings that must be constantly revised to correct inaccuracies.
A Van Beuren Studios cartoon...
After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of story. Using a variety of techniques (miniatures, computer animation, 2D animation) award winning author/ illustrator William Joyce and Co-director Brandon Oldenburg present a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and MGM Technicolor musicals. Morris Lessmore is old fashioned and cutting edge at the same time.
In Uganda, AIDS-infected mothers have begun writing what they call Memory Books for their children. Aware of the illness, it is a way for the family to come to terms with the inevitable death that it faces. Hopelessness and desperation are confronted through the collaborative effort of remembering and recording, a process that inspires unexpected strength and even solace in the face of death.
Typically sampling of obscure sounds and speech, records like "The Lemon of Pink" have made "The Books" seminal 21st century music artists. A short profile that fascinatingly matches the tone of the filmmaking to the pleasures of their music. - - Short of the Week
Who left a dead body on a farm of truck driver's of which the best quality milk is made? Who smuggles illegal Betangin tablets? Who set on fire policemen's hands? Why does the ominous rabbit shows up? Two brave but incompetent police inspectors are trying to find out all of this.
"The Books Of John" is a movie that follows the lives of three different people, Frank McLean, Will and Caryn. Frank finds himself alone after losing his longtime partner suddenly and without warning. Months later he finds that his partner had been keeping secret diaries. With the information in the diaries, Frank delves into his lover's past in an attempt to get to know more about the man that he never really knew. Will is a party boy who is a friend of Frank and Frank's late lover John.
Children aged 3 to 5 years and their parents can join in some melodic fun in this collection of favorite preschool tunes. Songs include "She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain," "The Farmer in the Dell," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "The Grand Old Duke of York," "Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me," "Ring Around the Rosie," "Hickory, Dickory Dock," "Hush, Little Baby," "Where Is Thumbkin?" and more.
Part of BFI boxset Ration Books and Rabbit Pies: Films from the Home Front.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese and his longtime documentary collaborator David Tedeschi, A 50 Year Argument rides the waves of literary, political, and cultural history as charted by the The New York Review of Books, America’s leading journal of ideas for over 50 years. Provocative, idiosyncratic and incendiary, the film weaves rarely seen archival material, contributor interviews, excerpts from writings by such icons as James Baldwin, Gore Vidal, and Joan Didion along with original verité footage filmed in the Review’s West Village offices. Confrontation and original argument are in the Review's DNA - the magazine seems as vital now as when it was run by its indefatigable founding editors, Robert Silvers and the late Barbara Epstein. Co-produced with the BBC's award-winning Arena and shaped by Scorcese's vivid filmmaking style, The Fifty Year Argument captures the power of ideas in influencing history.
A nameless young character travels to the country, meeting some acquaintances and strangers, having banal conversations, and dedicating his existence to daily mundane activities.
Books are everywhere in Meena's house - in cupboards, drawers, and even piled up the stairs! Her parents love to read, but Meena never even opens a book! When her cat Max accidentally knocks down a huge stack of books, heroes, heroines, and animals with attitude come to life and pandemonium reigns. Meena finds a unique solution to get the characters back in the books, and nothing, as they say, is the same after that. Based on the story by Manjusha Pawagi. The Girl Who Hated Books is part of the NFB's Talespinners 2 collection.
Children & Family, Kids' Music, Kids' Inspirational, Faith & Spirituality, Inspirational Sing-Alongs - Young viewers with a hankering to master soulful tunes, or parents who want to teach their kids a melody or two, can tap into their musical side with this collection from Golden Books. Includes "When the Saints Go Marching In," "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," "I've Got Peace Like a River," "Jesus Loves the Little Children," "Whisper a Prayer," "Alive, Alive," "This is My Commandment" and "Oh, How I Love Jesus."
Want to learn about the heroes of the Bible? There's no better -- or more enjoyable -- way than with this collection of tunes featuring characters from the Good Book. Includes standbys and new classics such as "This Little Light of Mine," "Father Abraham," "Isn't He Wonderful," "Only a Boy Named David" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Extra's include a "Get to know the Kids" section and more.
This rare foray into filmmaking by the iconic California visual artist opens with Mason Williams, the composer of "Classical Gas" solemnly making himself a drink on a hillside patio at dusk as if performing an incantation. Heavy reverb on the soundtrack amplifies every sound until he sits down to read through a stack of Ruscha's photography books, Twentysix Gas Stations, Some Los Angeles Apartments, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, etc. In an over-the-shoulder shot, we see each page of each book as Mason flips through them, briefly contemplating what he sees and reading any available text as a kind distanced recitation. Mason punctuates this seeming solemnity with moments of irreverence, manhandling, at times, these limited edition art objects as if they were toss away shopping catalogs as he presses on with his appointed task
The world of a reclusive bus driver is turned upside down when he coughs up a mysterious and unrelenting phlegm creature.
Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. Bearded, sweet and good, Manny is everything that Bernard isn’t and is punished by Bernard relentlessly just for the crime of existing. They depend on each other for meaning as Fran, their oldest friend, depends on them for distraction. Black Books is a haven of books, wine and conversation, the only threat to the group’s peace and prosperity is their own limitless stupidity.
Books and Authors was an Australian television series which aired from December 1956 to 1 September 1957. Broadcast live on Sydney station ATN-7 in a 15-minute time-slot on Sundays, as the title suggests the series the series focused on the authors of books. It is not known if any of the episodes were kinescoped.
Anne Robinson hosts a chat show which invites well-known personalities to discuss the books they most love and why.
Series combining human stories, expert interviews, book illustrations and historic archive to reveal the beauty of books.
Great Books is an hour-long documentary and biography program that aired on The Learning Channel. The series was a project co-created by Walter Cronkite and former child actor Jonathan Ward under a deal they had with their company Cronkite-Ward, the The Discovery Channel, and The Learning Channel. Premiering on September 8, 1993, to coincide with International Literacy Day, the series took in-depth looks into some of literature's greatest fictional and nonfictional novels and books and the authors who created them. The series is mostly narrated by Donald Sutherland. Episodes feature insights from historians, scholars, novelists, artists, writers, and filmmakers who were directly influenced by the novels showcased and discussed.