History Buffs: Braveheart
Well, you have all been asking for Braveheart and for this Christmas that's exactly what you're gonna get! Although this review may not look too kindly on what is regarded as one of the most historically inaccurate movies of all time. Braveheart is a 1995 historical drama epic film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. The story is based on Blind Harry's epic poem The Actes and Deidis of the Illustre and Vallyeant Campioun Schir William Wallace and was adapted for the screen by Randall Wallace. The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards at the 68th Academy Awards and won five: Best Picture, Best Makeup, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, and Best Director. Randall Wallace, who wrote the screenplay, has acknowledged Blind Harry's 15th century epic poem The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie as a major inspiration for the film. In defending his script, Randall Wallace has said, "Is Blind Harry true? I don't know. I know that it spoke to my heart and that's what matters to me, that it spoke to my heart." Blind Harry's poem is now not regarded as historically accurate, and although some incidents in the film which are not historically accurate are taken from Blind Harry (e.g. the hanging of Scottish nobles at the start),  there are large parts which are based neither on history nor Blind Harry (e.g. Wallace's affair with Princess Isabelle). Elizabeth Ewan describes Braveheart as a film which "almost totally sacrifices historical accuracy for epic adventure". The "brave heart" refers in Scottish history to that of Robert the Bruce, and an attribution by William Edmondstoune Aytoun, in his poem Heart of Bruce, to Sir James the Good Douglas: "Pass thee first, thou dauntless heart, As thou wert wont of yore!", prior to Douglas' demise at the Battle of Teba in Andalusia. It has been described as one of the most historically inaccurate modern films. Sharon Krossa notes that the film contains numerous historical errors, beginning with the wearing of belted plaid by Wallace and his men. In that period "no Scots ... wore belted plaids (let alone kilts of any kind)." Moreover, when Highlanders finally did begin wearing the belted plaid, it was not "in the rather bizarre style depicted in the film". She compares the inaccuracy to "a film about Colonial America showing the colonial men wearing 20th century business suits, but with the jackets worn back-to-front instead of the right way around." "The events aren't accurate, the dates aren't accurate, the characters aren't accurate, the names aren't accurate, the clothes aren't accurate—in short, just about nothing is accurate." The belted plaid (feileadh mór léine) was not introduced until the 16th century. Peter Traquair has referred to Wallace's "farcical representation as a wild and hairy highlander painted with woad (1,000 years too late) running amok in a tartan kilt (500 years too early)."  In 2009, the film was second on a list of "most historically inaccurate movies" in The Times. In the humorous non-fictional historiography An Utterly Impartial History of Britain (2007), author John O'Farrell notes that Braveheart could not have been more historically inaccurate, even if a "Plasticine dog" had been inserted in the film and the title changed to William Wallace and Gromit.
Sharks : Scavengers of the Seas
Before being an earthly paradise with enchanting colours, the lagoon of New-Caledonia is above all a paradise for sharks. Usually considered as fierce predators, sharks really are opportunistic scavengers. Scavengers that are not too picky when it comes to their menu: feathers, fins or fur, anything will do. Amongst the most striking scenes which punctuate this documentary filmed for four years in New Caledonia, is the never-seen-before sequence of the planet’s greatest animal, a weakened blue whale, attacked and cleaned up by hordes of sharks from the surface down to the abyss. High quality images and a dramatic backdrop soundtrack plunge us into the shark's world.
Brexit The Movie
Full version of Brexit: The Movie - the crowdfunded film making the case for Britain to LEAVE the EU on June 23rd.
Quantum Physics and Microscopic Universe
This space documentary covers quantum physics.
The Arizona Kid (1939)
Roy is a Confederate officer stationed in Missouri during the Civil War. He must put an end to outlaw gangs working under the pretense of service to the Confederacy. Director: Joseph Kane Writers: Luci Ward (screenplay), Gerald Geraghty (screenplay), Stars: Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Sally March
The Terror (1963)
Th Terror (1963) is an American horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. It is famous for being filmed on sets left over from other AIP productions, including The Haunted Palace. The movie was also released as Lady of the Shadows, The Castle of Terror, and The Haunting; it was later featured as an episode of Cinema Insomnia and Elvira's Movie Macabre. The movie is sometimes linked to Corman's series of "Poe films," which were made between 1960 and 1964 based on the public domain works of Edgar Allan Poe, but The Terror is not actually based on any text by Poe.
The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Based on the chilling Richard Matheson science fiction Classic "I am Legend" and later remade as "The Omega Man" starring Charlton Heston. This classic features Vincent Price as scientist Robert Morgan in a post apocalyptic nightmare world. The world has been consumed by a ravenous plague that has transformed humanity into a race of bloodthirsty vampires. Only Morgan proves immune, and becomes the solitary vampire slayer.
Prison Kids: Juvenile Justice in America
We incarcerate children at a higher rate than any other developed country. Kids make mistakes — sometimes large, sometimes small. And every day in America, they can be locked up in stark, mismanaged hellholes and marked for life. Fusion traveled across the country, gathering the stories of kids who grew up behind bars. We found children subjected to solitary confinement; mental health problems; physical, mental, and sexual abuse; racial inequities; lives ruined forever at an early age.
Defending the Indefensible 2016 “The Occupation of the American Mind” PART 1
For those who ever wondered why the perps thot they could get away with 911, this movie, “The Occupation of the American Mind” says it all! With the subtitle “Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States,” it gets right to the point: Hasbara. And even knowing we are Mind Controlled is not enough. We’ve got to clean out the cobwebs AND the spiders! Here is a description of the video. This documentary film aims to explain why United States media, in contrast to most of the world’s media, omit the Palestinian story, and thus why US public opinion favors Israel so markedly. The film organizes the evidence in plain sight of the unnatural situation that has been maintained in US news reporting — the tropes that reinforce Zionist ideology, and recognize only Jewish Israeli life as imperiled. One very peculiar point is that Noam Chomsky is prominent in this video, while being the archtypical gatekeeper of 9/11. If it wasn’t so sick, it would be admirable: the Tribe does stick together. Ethnically White Europeans pretending to be Semites, Occupying and Settling Palestine with Deadly Intent. PART 1: Introduction, The Catastrophe, Propaganda is Not a Dirty Word PART 2: Terror - Not Territory, In the War of the Pictures – We Lose PART 3: The Lobby, Changing Perceptions.
At the age of 19 Samuel Stefan, consumed by crisis, was drawn into a cult. It would be 10 years before he was able to escape. This documentary speaks with countless people who were impacted forever by the existence of a cult.
Who Really Discovered America
Did other explorers beat Columbus to our shores? New evidence suggests that America may have been discovered -- and rediscovered -- by Asian, Celtic, and Polynesian tribes, among others. Dramatic recreations augment the story of these amazing journeys.
Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal
Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal. We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal -- which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off. Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on VICE in 2009
Till the Clouds Roll By
Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) A musical and fictionalized biography of American Broadway pioneer Jerome Kern (portrayed by Robert Walker), who was originally involved with the film, but died before it was completed. The film features renditions of the famous songs from his musical plays by contemporary stage artists, including a condensed production of his most famous: 'Showboat'. Plot: On the success of his latest and most elaborate Broadway musical "Show Boat", composer Jerome Kern (Robert Walker) reminisces to his chauffeur about his life that led to this point. He talks about: his long time friendship with arranger James Hessler who in large part helped him hone his craft, and who himself wanted to get out of arranging to focus on composing serious music; how he overcame the mentality of the time of Broadway producers of featuring the English music halls revues; how he met an English country lass named Eva Leale, who would become Mrs. Kern; his near death experience in almost boarding the ill-fated Lusitania sailing, the liner which was ultimately torpedoed and sank on that sailing; his longtime friendship with Hessler's daughter, Sally Hessler, whose want, as an adult, to be a Broadway performer led to a certain estrangement; and the specific events that led to the creation of "Show Boat" with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. With the advent of talking pictures, Kern's music, both existing songs as well as new songs written expressly for, would hit a broader audience through Hollywood movies. With Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury.
World's Most Dangerous Prison Ever Documentary
Life inside the most notorious prison in the USA. A daily struggle consisting of only maximum security inmates. This is not for the faint of heart.
Vanishing Ships of WWII in the Indian Ocean
Secrets of Shipwreck Documentary || Vanishing Ships of WWII in the Indian Ocean | Battle of Ceylon -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Secrets of Shipwreck Documentary || Vanishing Ships of WWII in the Indian Ocean | Battle of Ceylon Part 2: Vanishing Ships of War Beneath the oceans of the world lie countless shipwrecks - time capsules - waiting to be discovered and explored. A special team of scientists is on a mission to find these precious cargoes of the past and unlock the secrets to their underwater world. Shipwreck Detectives series two features three 54 minute episodes screening Thursdays at 8.30pm from January 18, 2007. In the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, Shipwreck Detective Jeremy Green is on his latest mission. He's in pursuit of the wrecks of two ships lost at a critical time of World War II - a time Churchill called the most dangerous moment - the Battle of Ceylon. Jeremy's on the hunt for the British aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, and her escort, the Australian destroyer HMAS Vampire.
Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka - Ken and Barbie Killers - Children Murderers in Canada
It was all too good to be true. In 1990, Karla was engaged to a handsome, sophisticated professional accountant with money. It was going to be an incredible wedding: one that her family and friends would never forget. She loved Paul very much. He was so unique and so very wild in bed. She would do absolutely anything to keep his love — anything at all. What made this situation a little different than most engagements is that for several years Paul made outrageous demands on Karla — and Karla, just as outrageously, agreed to them.
Santa And The Three Bears (1970)
Winter has come to Yellowstone park, and all the animals are making their final preparations for the winter...except for two curious little bear cubs, Chinook and Natomi. They are too full of energy to want to go hibernate. When kindly Ranger Smith tells them about Christmas, then they definitely don't want to go to bed! The two cubs sneak out from their cave while their mother is sleeping. While outside they enjoy their first snowstorm and try their hand at ice skating. They also go to the ranger's cabin so they can find out more about this mysterious Christmas, and Santa Claus. Their mother is furious when she finds out about the ranger filling her cubs' heads with ideas. To placate her, the ranger agrees to dress up as Santa so the little cubs won't be disappointed on Christmas Eve. But a mysterious visitor comes to the cave instead, teaching them all about the magic of Christmas.
Bryce Menzies New Frontier: A Dream of Flight
While it may not have unfolded perfectly, after six months of preparation, Bryce Menzies made history by jumping his off-road truck 379.4 feet over a New Mexico ghost town to set a new truck distance world record. The project, entitled “Bryce Menzies New Frontier powered by Pennzoil® Synthetics,” saw Menzies launch ramp-to-ramp in his Pro 2 (two-wheel drive) race truck, soaring past the official Guinness World Records distance record of 301 feet as well as the unofficial record of 332 feet. This documentary explores the blood, sweat, and motor oil spilled by Bryce and the crew behind the massive feat. Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high.
Beau Ideal (1931)
Beau Ideal (1931) 79 mins - adventure, romance, war Director: Herbert Brenon In England, Otis Madison learns from the girl that he loves, Isobel Brandon, that the man she loves is his best friend, John Geste, and so there is nothing that Otis can do but stiffen his upper lip and set sail for Morocco and tell John that he is the man that Isobel loves. This is not easy to do as John is confined to a prison for disgraced Legionaires and the people who put him there aren't overly concerned about who Isobel loves. But the resourceful John promises his love to an Arabian beauty, Zuleika, the 'Angel of Death', which gets him out of prison, and then he has to go after the evil Emir who caused him to fall into disgrace. Isobel waits patiently in England.
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Feature Film - The Stanford Prison Experiment (Documentary) In the 1970's there was a test done where the people were told they were either prison guards or prisoners. This is that story and how it came to be. A study in Psychosis. In the 1970's there was a test done where the people were told they were either prison guards or prisoners. This is that story and how it came to be. A study in Psychosis. Psyche,Stanford,Prison,Experiment,Mind,Control,Gov.,Government,MK Ultra,Brain,Out,Power,Hypnosis,Spring,Reason Psyche,Stanford,Prison,Experiment,Mind,Control,Gov.,Government
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