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.
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The Imp of the Perverse
► "Dark, fantastic… original, high-quality filmmaking" (PEOPLE magazine); a short film about a monster that may, or may not, be trapped in a wardrobe. ► Buy a signed Imp MOVIE POSTER (You'll be supporting my future filmmaking projects. So thank you.) ► Outtakes/BTS footage Written, Directed & Edited by BENJAMIN COOK Inspired by a short story by EDGAR ALLAN POE Cast: DAN STOKES JAKE SHIELS MYLES WHEELER JAMIE CHRISTOPHERSON DODIE CLARK MITCHELL DAVIS HAZEL HAYES Crew: Director of Photography: CIARAN O'BRIEN Animation: MATT LEY VFX: MAT HILL Sound Design: DAN PUGSLEY Sound Recordist: MATTHEW AMYS Camera Assistant: JOHN MILLMAN Production Assistant: ANYA TYE Stills Photography: OLLIE ALI Supervising Producer: JACK FERRY Producer: BENJAMIN COOK Executive Producers: KATHLEEN GRACE and MELISSA SCHNEIDER Funded by NEW FORM DIGITAL With special thanks to: RON HOWARD and BRIAN GRAZER Music: KEVIN MACLEOD, JOHN SWIHART, ALFREDO ANTONINI, PURPLE PLANET, MYLES WHEELER, and CHRISTIAN MCNEILL & SEA MONSTERS. Kevin MacLeod and Purple Planet tracks licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0, John Swihart, Alfredo Antonini, and Christian McNeill & Sea Monsters tracks licensed by CueSongs. Track List: "Consequence" – KEVIN MACLEOD, 2005 "Asian Drums" – KEVIN MACLEOD, 2008 "My Name Is Odd Thomas" – JOHN SWIHART, 2012 "The Chamber" – KEVIN MACLEOD, 2008 "Dramatic Links 3" – ALFREDO ANTONINI "Hep Cat Jive" – PURPLE PLANET, 2011 "The Imp Of The Perverse" – MYLES WHEELER, 2015 "Long Note Two" – KEVIN MACLEOD, 2008 "Incubus" – PURPLE PLANET, 2014 "This Is Not A Bank Robbery" – JOHN SWIHART, 2011 "Dream About Hell" – CHRISTIAN MCNEILL & SEA MONSTERS, 2013
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Kill The Messenger
Kill the Messenger, a documentary produced by Zadig Productions, directed by French filmmakers Mathieu Verboud and Jean Robert Viallet, is scheduled to air on Canal + in France on September 19, 2006. The film will also be aired in Belgium, on BeTV, and Australia, on SBS, this fall. The documentary explores the abuses behind the State Secrets Privilege as invoked in FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds' case as well as highlighting the travails and persecution of US national security whistleblowers. The filmmakers, Verboud and Viallet, spent nearly two years interviewing witnesses and researching the invocation and implementation of the state secrets privilege in Edmonds' case. Based on their documented findings and interviews with experts such as David Albright, Philip Giraldi, John Cole, Joseph Trento, Glenn Fine, David Rose, and others familiar with Edmonds' case, the film presents a terrifying picture of Turkish networks' activities in global nuclear black-market, narcotics and illegal arms trafficking activities in the United States, and examines the extraordinary efforts of officials within the US Government to insure that the secrecy surrounding Edmonds' case be maintained at any cost -- from Edmonds' termination from the FBI, to invoking the State Secrets Privilege, to gagging the US Congress. In the last two decades, the U.S. Congress has passed the most protective whistle-blower legislation in the world in order to enhance accountability and responsibility. But if you are a national security whistle-blower, this legislation doesn't apply to you. You have become an enemy of the State.
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Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (1922)
ENG - Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (translated as Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror; or simply Nosferatu) is a 1922 German Expressionist horror film, directed by F. W. Murnau, starring Max Schreck as the vampire Count Orlok. The film, shot in 1921 and released in 1922, was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel. (...) Stoker's heirs sued over the adaptation, and a court ruling ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. However, one print of Nosferatu survived, and the film came to be regarded as an influential masterpiece of cinema. GER - Nosferatu -- Eine Symphonie des Grauens ist ein deutscher Spielfilm aus dem Jahr 1922 von Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau in fünf Akten. Der Stummfilm ist eine -- nicht autorisierte -- Adaption von Bram Stokers Roman Dracula und erzählt die Geschichte des Grafen Orlok, eines Vampirs aus den Karpaten, der in Liebe zur schönen Ellen entbrennt und Schrecken über ihre Heimatstadt Wisborg bringt. ESP - Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu, una sinfonía del horror), conocida en español como Nosferatu y Nosferatu el vampiro (España), es una película muda de 1922 dirigida por F. W. Murnau. (...) Murnau quiso realizar una adaptación cinematográfica de la novela Drácula, de Bram Stoker, pero su estudio no logró hacerse con los derechos de la historia. De modo que decidió filmar su propia versión de la novela y el resultado es una película que tiene un gran parecido con la historia original de Stoker. FRA - Nosferatu le vampire (titre original : Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens en version originale) est un film muet allemand réalisé par Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau sorti en 1922, adapté du roman Dracula, bien qu'il fût non autorisé par les ayants droit. C'est pour cette raison que certains noms et détails ont été changés par rapport au roman. ITA - Nosferatu il vampiro (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) è un film muto diretto da Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau e proiettato per la prima volta il 5 marzo 1922. Considerato il capolavoro del regista tedesco e uno dei capisaldi del cinema horror e espressionista, Nosferatu il vampiro è ispirato liberamente al romanzo Dracula (1897) di Bram Stoker. Murnau dovette modificare il titolo, i nomi dei personaggi (il Conte Dracula diventa il Conte Orlok, interpretato da Max Schreck) e i luoghi (da Londra a Wisborg) per problemi legati ai diritti legali dell'opera, infatti Nosferatu in romeno significa "non spirato". Wikipedia
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