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American Anarchist - The Man Who Wrote "The Anarchist Cookbook"
In 1970, William Powell wanted to help build a new society so he taught the world how to blow the old one up. As the heady days of the late 60's counterculture and political upheaval turned darker, Powell, at 19,…
Lady Chatterley's Lover
BBC
Holliday Grainger, Richard Madden and James Norton star in Jed Mercurio's adaptation of DH Lawrence's legendary tale of love across class boundaries. When Sir Clifford Chatterley returns to Wragby Hall in 1918 a broken man, his beautiful and spirited young…
Death of a Salesman
During the post-war boom period of the late '40s, Willy Loman is an aging, traveling salesman, who despairs that his life his been lived in vain. Facing dispensability and insignificance in a heated, youthful economy, Willy is not ready to…
Tokyo Fiancée
Based on Amelie Nothomb's bestselling novel, Tokyo Fiancee is an entertaining romantic comedy that will appeal to fans of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie and Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation. The young, pixie-like Amelie is in love with all things Japanese, which…
Burroughs: The Movie
Made up of intimate, revelatory footage of the singular author and poet filmed over the course of five years, Howard Brookner's 1983 documentary about William S. Burroughs was for decades mainly the stuff of legend; that changed when Aaron Brookner,…
Chimes at Midnight
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary film career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff--the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry…
Jane Eyre Episode 1
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
BBC
After a wretched childhood, orphaned Jane Eyre yearns for new experiences. She accepts a governess position at Thornfield Hall, where she tutors a lively French girl named Adele. She soon finds herself falling in love with the brooding master of…
The Cult of JT LeRoy - A Tale of Literary Celebrity and Fraud
Ethically charged, controversial, and confusing, JT's life and death sprang open a Pandora's box of powerful questions about literature and culture, identity and celebrity, and the reality of the society we live in. Fraud? Art? Sociopathy? Complicity? THE CULT OF…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 1
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
BBC
MRS DASHWOOD is devastated when her beloved husband dies. The late MR DASHWOOD's estate and fortune are bequeathed by law to his son from a previous marriage, JOHN DASHWOOD, to the delight of John's rapacious wife, FANNY. Mrs Dashwood and…
Harry Potter--Whistle-Blower Hero
Episode 24 of Heroes and Legends
Finish your course with one of the most unexpected hits of our time--and a smash hit at that. What can the surprising success of Harry Potter teach us about successful heroes? And what do his battles against Lord Voldemort tell…
The Go Between - The Past Is A Foreign Country
BBC
When the reserved, elderly Leo Colston comes across a childhood diary, he recalls the painful events of the summer that shaped his character - memories that have long since been locked away... Fifty years earlier, a 12-year-old Leo is spending…
Emma Episode 1
Episode 1 of Emma
BBC
Rich, independent and kind spirited, Emma Woodhouse has no need to marry herself but nothing delights her more than matchmaking those around her. Once she has married off her close companions, she alights upon the pretty Harriet Smith to fashion…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 3
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
BBC
Marianne learns the full extent of Willoughby's betrayal and wrongdoing from Brandon, who reveals that Willoughby was disinherited by his aunt after getting a young girl (Brandon's own ward) pregnant. Willoughby then ran off to London to - successfully -…
Jane Eyre Episode 2
Part of the Series: Jane Eyre
BBC
Jane returns from her aunt's deathbed to find Rochester paying court to the beautiful Blanche Ingram, however she soon discovers that it is Jane herself that he really loves. But as they are about to wed, a mysterious overseas visitor…
Guilty Pleasures - Romance Novels as an Escape from Reality
PBS
Every four seconds, a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere. GUILTY PLEASURES takes an amusing and touching look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives…
Julius Caesar
A fast-moving thriller about a struggle for democracy, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is also a love story between two men united by an explosive act of political violence. Based on the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed stage production, Gregory Doran's film…
Tess of the D'Urbervilles Episode 1
Part of the Series: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
BBC
John Durbeyfield, a 'haggler' and a drunk, is weaving his way one afternoon towards the pub when he meets the village priest, Parson Tringham. The priest informs him that his family have distinguished ancestry. They are descended from the d'Urbervilles,…
Little Dorrit Episode 1
Part of the Series: Little Dorrit
BBC
AMY DORRIT lives in the Marshalsea Prison for Debt with her father, WILLIAM DORRIT, who has been an inmate there for countless years. Although born and bred in the prison, she is far from being downtrodden and has grown up…
Sense and Sensibility Episode 2
Part of the Series: Sense and Sensibility
BBC
COLONEL BRANDON is called away on urgent business and MARIANNE and Brandon's rival, WILLOUGHBY, are left to fall blissfully in love. ELINOR finally receives her visit from Edward, but his behaviour is so odd and distant that she is far…
Odysseus--The Trickster Hero
Episode 2 of Heroes and Legends
Go back to the beginning of world literature to explore what made Homer's traveling hero such a powerful figure. Odysseus's story set the model for countless road narratives, but his character, which is surprisingly sly and resourceful, is unique. Here,…