Jorge Luis Borges - Jorge Luis Borges: The Mirror Man (1999)</a> Directed by Philippe Molins Runtime: 47mins Language: English Although honors came late in life to Jorge Luis Borges, his unique worldview had begun to emerge even as a child. This program examines the life and literary career of the charismatic Argentine writer, as well as the thematic, symbolic, and mythological underpinnings of his works. Archival interviews with Borges; his mother, Leonor Acevedo de Borges; his second wife, Maria Kodama; and collaborator Adolfo Bioy Casares provide insights into the private Borges, while readings from “The Mirrors,” “Dreamtigers,” “The Plot,” “The South,” “The Aleph,” and other landmarks of Latin American fiction demonstrate his virtuosity as a transformer of experiences. Reviewed by Orlando Archibeque, Auraria Library, University of Colorado at Denver
SurfTheChannel - Home August 28, 2014 Question 1 of 4: How often do you use Mozilla Firefox? Question 2 of 4: Say Goodbye to Your Afternoon with YouTube Time Machine If you're looking for another way to waste the next fifteen minutes, rest of the afternoon, what have you, then look no further - we give you the YouTube Time Machine. It's all the time-wasting goodness you've come to expect from YouTube, but with controls to select what type of historical introspection or nostalgic throwback you'd like. In the mood for a choppy video of a bathhouse from 1902? How about some 4 Non Blondes from 1992? 8 Great Movie Performances You Probably Forgot About TotalFilm just released their list of the 200 Greatest Movie Performances of All-Time. It’s an extremely thorough rundown of the actors and actresses who managed to go above and beyond in their portrayal of the characters they’ve been asked to bring to life. We’d have to guess that even the most diehard of film buffs would have trouble remembering all of them, but, as for us, we’ve narrowed down the selection to those that feature the top thespians of the ‘modern era’. Tom Hardy only recently became a household name with his performances in ‘Inception’ and ‘Warrior’, so it’d be tough to find a big group of film fans who knew about his turn as Michael Peterson in the 2008 fictionalized biopic ‘Bronson’. In it, Tom plays one of the United Kingdom’s most dangerous criminals who spent most of his life in solitary confinement then is later re-named Charles Bronson by his fight promoter. NEXT: Andrew Garfield in 'Boy A'
Alejandro Jodorowsky Alejandro Jodorowsky (Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo xoðoˈɾofski]; born 17 February 1929) is a Chilean filmmaker, playwright, play director, actor, author, poet, musician, comics writer and spiritual guru. Best known for his avant-garde films, he has been "venerated by cult cinema enthusiasts" for his work which "is filled with violently surreal images and a hybrid blend of mysticism and religious provocation". Born to Jewish-Ukrainian parents in Chile, Jodorowsky experienced an unhappy and alienated childhood, and so immersed himself in reading and writing poetry. Dropping out of college, he became involved in theater and in particular mime, working as a clown before founding his own theater troupe, the Teatro Mimico, in 1947.
Top 10 films inspired by British TV comedy » Top 10 Films – Film Lists, Reviews, News & Opinion British TV comedy is admired around the world. Thanks to their success films inspired by or directly based on British TV comedy have been made. But which ones are worth checking out? With The Inbetweeners Movie recently scoring big box office returns in the UK I thought there was no time like the present to look at the best British sitcoms and comedy series to make that leap to film. In recent memory most obvious to American audiences is the work of Ricky Gervais, Sacha Baron Cohen and Simon Pegg, the creators and stars of The Office, Da Ali G Show, and Spaced respectively.
The Best Documentaries of 2011 Note: This chart was updated in February 2012. View the updated post » What was the best documentary of 2011? That depends on who you ask, of course. If you go by the top documentary festivals, critics’ circles, vote aggregators and other awards-giving organizations, you could have named any one of 68 67 documentaries — from An African Election to Zeitgeist: Moving Forward — and still had at least some support for your decision. Suppressed Technology 'Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla' - Full Film Home | About Us | Contact | Subscribe 'Lost Lightning: The Missing Secrets ofNikola Tesla' - Full Film Phenomenon: The Lost Archives We Sting U ForbiddenKnowledgeTV Alexandra Bruce August 6, 2013 This is a seldom-seen and excellent documentary about Nikola Tesla produced in 1998.
Norman Holland on Marcel Carné's Children of Paradise A poll of 600 French critics and professionals in 1995 voted this film “Best French Film Ever,” and many surveys since then have dittoed that. Oddly though, this masterpiece of film is almost an anti-movie. It announces itself as theater. When it opens, we hear the three knocks that traditionally announce the beginning of a play in the French theater, and the fake curtain on the screen rises.