"This picture has created a sensation wherever it has been shown. It is one of the popular 'hits' of the Biograph. Taken at Paul Boynton's chutes at Coney Island, and shows Prof. G.H. Holloway's trained horses diving into the water from a platform 35 feet high. Their action is purely voluntary, there being no mechanical aids or impulses whatever."
At magnitude 9.2 the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake was the largest earthquake in American history. Scientists investigating the disaster reveal how and why the quake happened and how it triggered a massive tsunami which swept across the Pacific Ocean. Their work contributed major breakthroughs to global plate tectonic theory. This story is a testament to the value of science.
On 15 Sept 2008, Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11. By 2011, nearly 4 million properties were in foreclosure, and currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 1 out of 2 people are poor or 'near poor.' The Great Recession was not a complete collapse of America's economy like The Great Depression, but for many the differences are difficult to glean. 99ers goes inside two encampments of the
HARK! THE HERALD PUNDIT SINGS! Join Stephen Colbert and his friends--Toby Keith, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Feist, Willie Nelson, and Jon Stewart --for a yuletide evening of song, dance and nog-induced dementia (parental discretion is advised).
After noting a long stretch of track that has just been cleared, we see the giant rotary with all steam on, approaching on a parallel track, and throwing a continuous stream of snow into the air. While the rotary is drawing nearer, two lively fellows engage in a snowballing and then a wrestling match. By this time, the huge fan of the rotary may be seen swiftly revolving and eating its way throu
Abdullah, absolute monarch of a wealthy Middle Eastern country, has everything a man could want. Everything, that is, until he falls for a beautiful model. She rejects his advances, however, along with his offers of riches and luxury, chosing instead an officer in the king's army as her lover. As all of this is going on, the ruler is oblivious to the growing discontent among his subjects, and th
In this family classic, two orphans cross the Rocky Mountains on a quest to claim their inheritance, a 400-acre Oregon ranch. On their journey, the pair forms an uncertain alliance with a drifter and together they go on the adventure of a lifetime.
Adolf Hitler, born in Braunau, one man who will change the history of the world forever. It follows his childhood to the death of his mother and his broken ambition to become an artist, then further to his entry into politics. His service in the army, accolades, his writing Mein Kampf, politics and most importantly Germany's revival are well explained followed by WW2 and the Holocaust. Adolf H
An epic film that follows the life of Alexander the Great, the macedonian king that united all ancient greek tribes and led them against the vast Persian Empire. Alexander conquered most of the then known world and created a greek empire that spanned all the way from the Balkans to India.
Alexander the Great in contemporary London. He appears by the Shard, perfect symbol for his panoramic domination. Smithfield Meat Market becomes the Macedonian Palace where his father is butchered. In this experimental short the mythical weaves with the modern, as Alexander re-enacts sequences from the crucial night that propelled him to immortality. Structured as a Triptych the viewer is invite