Documentary about the life and work of Antoni Gaudi, narrated by Robert Elms. The programme gives a detailed account of the famous architect's personal life and also looks at his strange but extraordinary work in Barcelona, including the Casa Battlo, the Sagrada Familia and some of his lesser-known projects.
Thats exactly what the Japanese did to Korea, targeting the famous entrance gates of the 14th century Gyeongbukgung Palace in the very heart of Seoul. The people of Korea are now rebuilding their sacred palace gates and this lavish documentary follows the trials and tribulations of the ensemble of archaeologists, engineers, architects and craftsmen as they set about restoring the Korean nations most important historic centrepiece.
This DVD is a one hour film based on that book. Gerald is still living in Australia. The two brothers were close all their lives. In this film Gerald remembers their childhood, how their mother Edith nurtured Ted's talents as a poet and how the countryside influenced him. The film looks also at Hughes' schooldays. Ted Hughes - Dream Time follows Ted Hughes' progress from childhood to maturity to his untimely all too early death. Many members of Ted Hughes' family have contributed to the film as well as Gerald. It includes contributions from Carol Hughes, Frieda Hughes, Vicky Watling, Hughes' first cousin and Steve Ely who has made a study of Hughes' childhood. David Cohen who produced Ted Hughes - Dream Time was nominated for the BAFTAs for his film on Soham When Holly Went Missing.
Renowned for the wild imagination and erotic charge of his images, LaChapelle has become the hottest photographer of the moment, and celebrities are tripping over themselves to be made immortal by him. In New York roads are closed when his gallery opens a new exhibition, and in Italy he is known as ˜the Fellini of photography. Featuring the artists shots of Justin Timberlake, Pamela Anderson and Elton John, this documentary follows LaChapelle while he works, exposing how and why his photographs come together. It tracks the input of his creative entourage as they transform studio surroundings, and delves into LaChapelles complex sources of inspiration, as he grapples with the brutally commercialised and profoundly pornographic industry which he both embodies and satirises with one click of his shutter.
Presented by art historian Waldemar Januszczak 'Sickert vs. Sargent' brings to life two of the biggest characters in modern British art; Walter Sickert - the gruff, aggressive man-of-the-people; and John Singer Sargent - the urbane and charming dandy.
The film focuses on some of the most beautiful and alarming paintings ever made in this country; pictures of aristocrats and prostitutes, coronations and killings, opera houses and music halls, and will evoke the long-lost atmosphere of Edwardian London.
But above all it will show that from their two outposts in Chelsea and Camden, Sickert and Sargent were waging a war whose legacy still haunts us today.
Talking Pictures consists of two half hour portraits of two of the world's leading film directors, Sir Richard Attenborough and Ken Loach.
Featuring never before seen interviews with each this DVD brings to life some of the greatest British filsm of all timeThe programmes are both searching and compelling and succeed in giving the audience a greater insight into what inspires these directors.
Featuring footage from some of their greatest films, the interviews were conducted by the BFI.
This two hour documentary, presented by Waldemar Januszczak, charts the life of the celebrated artist Paul Gauguin through countless twists and turns which take him from an idyllic childhood in Peru to an horrific death on the Marquesas Islands. The Gauguin who emerges from this story is not only an accomplished sculptor but a musician, print maker, journalist and ceramicist.
Glories of Islamic Art (3 programmes of 45 minutes each).
This series celebrates the glorious heritage of Islamic artists and architects. It explains the close connection between the architectural splendor and the religious message of Islam.
Combining travelogue with compelling story-telling, the programme is highly accessible to a broad audience. The spirit of this programme, presented by Professor Akbar Ahmed, is to embrace trust and shared values between Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
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This is what life was like growing up in 70s Scotland. Told through laughter, tears and 70s hit music numbers we follow Jim's life as he negotiates the stormy waters of adolescence. From school playground to school disco we witness his life through his memories as it unfolded around him.
His first encounters with love, death and stumbling dealings with the opposite sex are played out for all to see, plus there s musical tributes to the songs that could be heard in school discos everywhere during the 70s: Bohemian Rhapsody , YMCA , Puppy Love and of course the Bay City Rollers hit Shang-a-Lang .
This production has it all and the strong cast brings the story to life with verve and energy that will leave you crying out for more.