In 1973, the film director Miguel Littin fled Chile after a U.S.-supported military coup toppled the democratically elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. The new dictator, General Augusto Pinochet, instituted a reign of terror and turned Chile into a laboratory to test the poisonous prescriptions of the American economist Milton Friedman. In 1985, Littin returned to Chile disguised as a Uruguayan businessman. He was desperate to see the homeland he’d been exiled from for so many years; he also meant to pull off a very tricky stunt: with the help of three film crews from three different countries, each supposedly busy making a movie to promote tourism, he would secretly put together a film that would tell the truth about Pinochet’s benighted Chile—a film that would capture the world’s attention while landing the general and his secret police with a very visible black eye.Afterwards, the great novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez sat down with Littin to hear the story of his escapade, with all its scary, comic, and not-a-little surreal ups and downs. Then, applying the same unequaled gifts that had already gained him a Nobel Prize, Garcia Marquez wrote it down. Clandestine in Chile is a true-life adventure story and a classic of modern reportage.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. This volume is a collection of plays about a world-famous detective, and his assistant Dr. Watson, investigating the cases of The Speckled Band, and The Crown Diamond. The book also includes amazing plays like "The Speckled Band," "Waterloo" and "The Crown Diamond."
Since the release of their debut album Parachutes in the summer of 1999, Coldplay have gone from being the bright young hopes of the indie playground to their current status as universally acclaimed superstars with record sales in the millions. This film goes behind the scenes to reveal a side of Coldplay not previously seen by fans, using interviews with the band and those close to them and rare footage of the boys at work and at play. Telling the Coldplay story from day one and coming right up to the present time, this is an ideal opportunity to get the low-down the best band to emerge in years. Includes over 40 minutes of exclusive interviewsRare footage of the band throughout'Insider' revelations about band membersDVD Special features include extensive Coldplay discography and fan quiz
The Beatles hove endured as the greatest popular band of all time, with their music and lyrics transcending the decades. John, Paul, George, and Ringo's individual personalities continue to influence generations of musicians and fans across the world. But before the fame and fortune there was the lesser-known story about the six young men who would - and wouldn't - grow up to become The Beatles. Becoming... The Beatles begins in working class Liverpool in the 1950s, a grim sea port where poverty haunted every street. It was within these hardscrabble streets though that a group of young men met and began to create music that would literally change the world.After exploring the childhoods of John, Paul, and George, as well as those of their friends and former band mates Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best, the film delves into the club scene in Hamburg, Germany, where they learned how to make music and perform as a band becoming the launch pad for Beatlemania and the band's ultimate success. Becoming... The Beatles features interviews with old friends, band members and former management from the early years, combining rare images, home movies and memorabilia that help recount the compelling early days of the Beatles.