An American military advisor becomes disillusioned by the brutality and corruption of the Central American government which hired him. When his shift in sympathies becomes known, he's arrested and tortured but soon escapes, along with a beautiful American woman, in order to join the rebels.
Based on the controversial case of Pvt. Joseph Pringle, a Canadian soldier convicted of murder in Italy in 1945 and executed by firing squad.
Documentary short film demonstrating the process by which waste fats from the kitchens of American homes can be transformed into the raw materials for explosives for the war effort.
Shadows frighten what one oughtn't be gripping (that thing before/hind you).
Directed by Robert W. Paul.
A film from Tim Story
A mother is waiting or her son, a railroad engineer, to return home when she discovers that a railroad trestle he must pass over has been washed out. She must try to get word to him before his train reaches the trestle
You’ll already know Greg Davies as the psychotic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners (Ch4) and as the most out-of-shape member of We are Klang (BBC3). His hotly anticipated debut stand-up show was a critically lauded sell-out smash hit at the 2010 Edinburgh festival, picking up a prestigious nomination for the Fosters Comedy Award (formerly the Perrier). Following a sell-out autumn tour and a spring 2011 extension added due to popular demand, now’s your chance to see this incredible stand-up show, live on DVD. It promises to address every single issue important to the human race. But it lies - it won’t address any. Buy it though, it’ll be funny. ***** Mail on Sunday ***** The Independent ***** Sunday Telegraph ***** Chortle ***** Time Out
Mr. Buckley reminds us, that Theodore White once wrote that New York City was ungovernable. Prior mayors proved White correct. Then Ed Koch took over, followed by Rudy Giuliani, and things were looking up. Mayor Giuliani begins with a provocative sidelight on why Republicans were doing well as mayors of major cities, then on to marijuana, President Clinton, and much else.
he spirited conversation with Senator Ernest F. Hollings--who strongly opposed the way the quasi-privatization of the Post Office had been done--ranges from permitting real competition in postal services, to the effect of poor postal service on the magazine industry, to the senator's other preoccupation, welfare reform.
Moderator Michael Kinsley starts out by drawing attention to the text of the resolution: "Note that word 'all.' This debate is not just about securing America's borders against illegal aliens. It's about cutting the total number of immigrants, both illegal and legal." New and old arguments about race, personal freedom, xenophobia and government policy all come into discussion.
Is the Social Security system a Ponzi scheme that can't long survive the retirement of the last baby-boomers, as Mr. Buckley suggests? Or is it, as Robert Eisner puts it, the "system which has lifted the elderly out of poverty to at least the same extent as people of working age?" Either way, all the debaters agree the system needs to change, even if they cannot agree how.
ephen Spender had spent the Thirties, as Mr. Buckley puts it, "dancing along the precipice, attempting at once literary integrity and Communist fellow traveling." He recovered from that infatuation, and went on to become the first editor of the anti-Communist "Encounter." No fireworks on this show, but illuminating discussion of the connections between art and politics.
The story is set in 1962, the time of Sino-India war. It revolves around a widowed teacher named Ritu who is transferred to Koronga, a small Assamese village. The school here was destroyed by fire ten years earlier. Ritu takes on the challenge of rebuilding the school and starts campaigning among the villagers.
Antony Firingee was a Portuguese-Indian who became a famous Bengali poet musician and fell in love with Shakila. She agreed to marry him after revealing her tragic history. But his fame was not enough to overcome their ostracisation and tragedy struck again.
A Russian scientist creates a mind-reading weapon for his generals on a remote island. After the demonstration, the generals are pleased. Little do they realize, both the weapon, and the creator of the weapon have a mind of their own
A sad story about a series of tragic events which happened in Greece during the seventies.
A patriotic film tinged with humor and sentimentalism. Stock footage (the crowded town, the departure of warships) and reconstructed war scenes in the desert are part of the second half about the war in Libya. The soldier Bidoni (P. Cuticca) is a mess-maker but has a great affection for Claretta (M. Tucci), the young daughter of the colonel, which she returns.
Firing Line was an American public affairs show founded and hosted by conservative William F. Buckley, Jr., founder and publisher of National Review magazine. Its 1,504 episodes over 33 years made Firing Line the longest-running public affairs show in television history with a single host. The erudite program, which featured many of the most prominent intellectuals and public figures in the United States, won an Emmy Award in 1969.
Join author, activist and commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and voices from across the ideological spectrum.