Paris, summer of 1960. Anthropologist and filmmaker Jean Rouch, along with sociologist and film critic Edgar Morin, both assisted by Marceline and Nadine, roam the crowded streets asking ordinary people how they deal with the misfortunes of life. Are you happy? But their real purpose is to find out if people can speak sincerely in front of a camera and how they react when they are later invited to analyze the meaning of their answers.
1960 is a home movie recorded as a super 8mm logbook. Based upon Diário de Bordo by Fernando Távora, its goal is to revisit the journey the architect made in 1960.
Another volume of highlights from the 1950s and 1960s television series about the vanishing train lines. Here you have a chance to relive some of the great trains of the past, featuring a visit to Perth Shed and trains at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The story of the 1960 US Presidential election
At the 1960 U.S. Open, aging legend Ben Hogan dueled talented amateur Jack Nicklaus and emerging superstar Arnold Palmer play in an exciting final round clash to determine the 1960 U.S Open Champion.. This documentary chronicles a seminal event in golf that represented the changing of the guard as the three battled to the wire for golf supremacy of the era.
This Black and White newsreel footage is a designer's archaeological dig.
Several live acoustic & electric performances by Texas Blues guitarist Lightnin' Hopkins.
A compilation of TV fragments featuring director Jean-Luc Godard.
Chapter 13 of the series 18 decades of life in Mexico in the twentieth century. Images of the cultural, social and political life in Mexico between 1960-1964.
This hour long collection of clips presents John Lee Hooker in a variety of settings, playing both with a band and as a solo artist. The 1964 full-band clips from the BBC are the best, particularly a percolating "Boom Boom." Also good are a couple of songs (again with a full band) from the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival; a few tunes filmed in Seattle in 1970 just have Hooker alone with his guitar (as do a couple of performances from 1960). Particularly after having seen so much concert footage in which blues musicians really ham it up onstage, the viewer is really impressed with how little Hooker needs to move to get his presence across. He's able to hold listeners spellbound while remaining stationary with his guitar, aware that his intensity, growling vocals, and pure musicianship are enough to do the job.
During the final decades of steam locomotive operation on British Railways, keen amateur photographers captured fascinating footage of the end of an era. This programme brings you some of these unique movies, including steam workings at Clapham Junction, the Great Central Line, Stanier Pacifics on the West Coast Main Line and much, much more. A real treasure trove of steam gems.
Documentary series about the Twentieth Century History.
Here's the most detailed, informative, fascinating Zappa & the Mothers doc yet! Their restless experimentation and agitated social satire come into sharper focus as music journalists and Zappa biographers chime in with Zappa's bandmates and as you watch rare '60s performances and interviews.
The story of Motor Racing in the 1960's.