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The true story of New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins, who aspired to become an opera singer despite an assertive lack of talent, and her aristocratic British "husband" and manager who both championed her skills and sought to protect her from the hard truth about her abilities.
Britt Reid is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene until his father mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato, they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves. Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, The Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case, they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky. But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all.
A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.
based on the Shakespeare play about a man who returns home to his kingdom to find his mom married to his uncle and his father dead, and then must avenge his father's death. Put against a high-tech background.
Emmet Ray, according to himself, was the greatest jazz guitarist of the 1920s and 1930s. At least in New York, anyway. Although Ray certainly had a signature style and a melodic skill, those who knew Ray best admit that perhaps he was best known in his extra-musical roles -- as a pimp and a kleptoma
Based on writer George Tabori's recollection of his mother's plight in Nazi-held Budapest of 1944, the story of a Jewish woman whose ironic intrigues allow her to escape from Auschwitz concentration camp.
A young woman leaves the Tennessee hills and starts a new life in a small town on the coast of Florida.
The supremely world-weary Lemmy Caution, last seen in Godard's "Alphaville" (France/1965), has several strange encounters while trying to make his way from the former East Germany to "the west."
A man returns to his hometown and a series of dark secrets are revealed.
Three sisters, living together in a dilapidated villa, scheme to humiliate each other.
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
An aging piano teacher fights to hold on to her star student.
Set shortly before the outbreak of World War I and the fall of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, historical drama based on the career of Alfred Redl, an aspiring military officer of humble origins who rose through the ranks to become head of the Secret Police and commander of the Eighth Army of Prague,
There is a lot of intrigue behind the scenes at the Hotel Concorde at St. Lazare. Hotel detective Inspector Neveu is spending his time working on a two-year-old murder case. Unhappily married guests Françoise and Emile Chenal are there to collect a large debt from boxing manager Jim Fox Warner. And
Created from newsreel footage and government archives, this documentary illustrates the dark side of Cold War America and its fear and paranoia.
A wild and imaginitive send-up of the bawdy life of Romantic composer/piano virtuoso Franz Liszt (played by The Who's Roger Daltrey). Director Ken Russell utilizes ubiquitous phallic imagery and devotes a good portion of the film to Liszt's "friendship" with fellow composer Richard Wagner. The film begins during the time when Franz would give piano performance to a crowd of shrieking teenage fans while maintaining affairs with his (multiple!) mistresses. He eventually seeks Princess Carolyne of St. Petersburg (at her invitation), elopes, and, after their marriage is forbidden by the Pope (Ringo Starr), he embraces the monastic life as an abbe. Often scorned by critics for director Ken Russell's metaphoric interpretation of Liszt's life (in lieu of a more literal one), Lisztomania plays like a trip through a fun house and contains enough symbolism to appease any film buff.
Luchino Visconti's last film based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio is a haunting account of aristocratic chauvinism and sexual double standards in turn of the century Italy. Giannini as the psichotic husband whose lust cannot be satisfied. Antonelli as his sensitive and tormented wife and O'Neil as cunning possesive mistress.
A compilation of some of Walt Disney's live action shorts. Included are "Seal Island" (1949) which was filmed in Alaska by Alfred and Elma Milotte, "Beaver Valley" (1950), "Nature's Half Acre" (1951), and "Water Birds" (1952).
A young woman touring Germany is caught between a married symphony conductor and a doctor from back home.
An actress schemes to win back her married lover from his still virginal wife.
This musical biopic presents the life of vaudeville headliner Eva Tanguay.
Flemish singer Helmut Lotti presents his rendition of classic songs as well as his own compositions in this performance special filmed at the Elisabeth Theatre in Antwerp, Belgium.
Franz Liszt, the renowned pianist, suffers from a terrible case of composer's block. Then he meets a brilliant gypsy violinist, who teaches him how to love music again. The boy's lively spirit and passion for his craft rekindle Liszt's creative energy, and inspire him to write his famous "Hungarian
Concert performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra led by music director Wolfgang Sawallisch, celebrating two milestones in the life of one of Philadelphia's native sons: the 50th birthday year of pianist Andre Watts and the 40th anniversary of his debut as a soloist.
Life of pianist Vladimir Horowitz through concert performances and documentary footage.
A special about the Berlin Philharmonic and its new conductor Claudio Abbado, who leads the orchestra in a performance of Mahler's First Symphony.
A special chronicling the return of pianist Vladimir Horowitz to his native Russia in April 1986, ending a 61-year self-imposed exile. Included are performance footage and Horowitz's reminiscences of his youth and his decision to leave Russia.
A documentary featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the International Tchaikovsky Competition held in Moscow every four years. The competition features several hundred musicians: classically trained pianists, violinists, and vocalists. The program follows three of the competitors as they prepare fo
A live broadcast from Avery Fisher Hall in New York, featuring pianist Andre Watts commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of his solo debut with the New York Philharmonic.
Legendary Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz returns to his native land for the first time since his departure in 1925. He is heard in a live recital from the Bolshoi Zaal of the Moscow Conservatory. The telecast is fed to New York via satellite and broadcast on a one-hour satellite delay.
Leonard Bernstein conducts the Boston Symphony in a Liszt concert taped at Symphony Hall in Boston. A presentation of "Great Performances."
In this short film, animated geometric forms reflect the moods of Liszt''''s'''' "Hungarian Rhapsody."
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