Tag: Cinema


The Boys Pick Up A Couple Of Girls

Stan and Ollie Pick Up A Couple Of Girls

They are sailor’s out looking for a good time with two young lovelies. Stan and Ollie are out to impress, they intend to buy drinks (in a soda fountain) for everyone, but Stan only has 15 cents, enough for 3 sodas. Sodas were 5 cents in 1929! Here is Jimmy Finlayson doing several of his…
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Animation vs Math

Animation versus Mathematics

Animation versus Mathematics

Josephine Baker

The French American icon who broke all taboos

In the travel documentary ‘Bettany Hughes’ Grand Tour From Paris to Rome’, the renowned historian follows in the footsteps of the ‘grand tour’ explorers and delves into the finest that Paris has to offer. In this clip, she looks into the extraordinary life of Josephine Baker, a bohemian icon and World War Two spy. The…
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Zheng Yi Sao: The most successful pirate in history

Table of Contents Exploring the Life and Legacy of Zheng Yi Sao: The Most Successful Pirate in History Examining Zheng Yi Sao’s Strategies for Successful Piracy How Zheng Yi Sao’s Leadership Skills Enabled Her to Become the Most Successful Pirate in History The Impact of Zheng Yi Sao’s Piracy on Chinese and International Trade Uncovering…
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Charly Chaplin City Lights

Why is the Soundtrack of “City Lights” of Charly Chaplin so Special?

A Genial Oeuvre of Music Exploring the Musical Genius of Charly Chaplin: The Soundtrack of City Lights How Charly Chaplin’s City Lights Soundtrack Captures the Emotions of the Film Examining the Timeless Appeal of Charly Chaplin’s City Lights Soundtrack “The timeless music of City Lights – a perfect accompaniment to Chaplin’s classic masterpiece.” The soundtrack…
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Bob Nadkarni

“Bob Nadkarni: 1943-2023”

by Gabe Ponce de Leon The first time I walked through its doors, back in 2005, the Maze was just a family home. Its main claim to fame, at that point, was having been featured in the Snoop Dog video “Beautiful.” But I was completely blown away by the setup: The idiosyncratic design of the…
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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikov dancing to Sinatra

Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines are two of the greatest dancers of all time, each known for their unique styles and incredible talent. In the 1985 film “White Nights,” Baryshnikov and Hines came together to deliver a performance that is still remembered as one of the greatest dance sequences in movie history. Baryshnikov’s Role in…
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Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone: Deborah’s Theme (Once Upon a Time in America)

“Deborah’s Theme” is a hauntingly beautiful instrumental piece composed by the Italian composer Ennio Morricone for the 1984 film “Once Upon a Time in America,” directed by Sergio Leone. The film is an epic crime drama spanning several decades, and “Deborah’s Theme” serves as the main theme for the character of Deborah, a love interest…
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Schindler's list - John Williams - NL orchestra

Schindler’s list – John Williams – NL orchestra

Simone Lamsma (violin) – Davida Scheffers (cor anglais) Watch til the end, emotion guaranteed… Davida Scheffers has lived her dream in winning a contest and the opportunity to play with the dutch Orchestra. Davida suffers from an extremely painful neuromuscular condition that derailed her career, and she thought she would never get to play in…
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Richard Burton speechs to Frank Sinatra 1983

The man with the greatest speaking voice honoring the man with the greatest singing voice. Frank Sinatra’s 1983 letter to Richard Burton: “You moved me as no other man ever has. And I will be grateful to you every day of my life.”