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Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery

Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery

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Houdini: Unlocking the Mystery – A documentary on the life and career of Harry Houdini, using the largest auction of Houdini’s personal effects ever as anchor point, talking about Houdini’s life and legacy with modern day marvels such as David Copperfield and Lance Burton, as well as interviews with surviving family and (incredibly) one of Houdini’s assistants.

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Ringling Brothers Kings of the Circus

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Ringling Brothers Kings of the Circus [Documentary] (2000)


In short, Ringling Brothers Kings of the Circus is a very enjoyable documentary about the founding of the Ringling Brothers circus by the five founding Ringling Brothers. It’s interesting, with lots of pieces of information that I’d either forgotten or simply never knew. In fact, I have only two issues with it:

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Century of Science Fiction

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Editorial review of Century of Science Fiction courtesy of

Century of Science Fiction – Hosted by internationally acclaimed horror-meister Christopher Lee, this remarkable 5-DVD set features the very best of science fiction and fantasy from a century of cinematic magic, told in 26 haunting half-hour shows.

Trace the evolution of the science-fiction film from marvelous early trick shorts such as MeliesA Trip To The Moon through classic sci-fi like The Day the Earth Stood Still and War of the Worlds to more recent mega-hits such as Independence Day and The Terminator.

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Walt – The Man Behind The Myth

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Walt – The Man Behind The Myth

Product Description of Walt – The Man Behind The Myth

 From Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins to Disneyland and beyond, Walt Disney touched the hearts of millions with his special brand of magic. In this revealing portrait, you’ll discover the man behind the myth as never before. Inspired by daughter Diane Disney Miller and hosted by Disney legend Dick Van Dyke, the film features all-new interviews with friends, family, collaborators, and experts plus never-before-seen home movies. Through good times and bad, including a brush with bankruptcy during World War II, Walt remained a driven innovator and perfectionist behind studio gates and devoted family man at home. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth, Walt – The Man Behind The Myth offers the most intimate look yet at the man whose legacy continues to inspire the world.

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Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work

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Editorial Review of Jackie Gleason: Genius at Work, courtesy of

Jackie Gleason knew that to produce his top-rated weekly CBS variety show he needed more than just witty monologues, innovative June Taylor choreography and big name guests. He personally had to garner the respect of his national audience, which he did superlatively with a cavalcade of compelling and lovable characters. As television’s pioneer weekend evening entertainer he created iconic personas and deservingly earned the title “Mr. Saturday Night.”

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Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright, a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Product Description of  Frank Lloyd Wright

 Frank Lloyd Wright was the greatest of all American architects. He was an authentic American genius, a man who believed he was destined to redesign the world, creating everything anew. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed over eight hundred buildings, including such revolutionary structures as the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax Building, Fallingwater, Unity Temple and Taliesin. Wright’s buildings and his ideas changed the way we live, work and see the world around us. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural achievements were often overshadowed by the turbulence of his melodramatic life. Read More »Frank Lloyd Wright

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