Harlem in Montmartre: Notes on the French Contribution to Jazz
Charles Hobson, producer of the PBS Great Performances program Harlem in Montmartre, brings to The New School the story of the jazz age in Paris between the First and Second World Wars, a fascinating but neglected piece of African American history. Inspired by William A. Shacks book of the same title, his documentary contains rare archival performance footage of James Europe, Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Bricktop, Eugene Bullard, Django Reinhardt, and many more. Using photographs and film cli
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O Fortuna from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
Last Choir Standing performed this on the BBC on August 30, 2008.   This intense, almost evil-sounding choir music is used for dramatic effect in dark, scary apocalyptic movie trailers. It is also often used for parody, rather than serious purposes. Used in the 1981 film "Excalibur," the 1991 film "The Doors," and famously parodied at the beginning and end of the 2002 film "Jackass: The Movie."
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Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss (Part 1)
This tone poem begins with its most familiar part, called "dawn," "sunrise," or just "introduction." It is the theme to Stanley Kubrick's 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Used ever since to indicate the feeling of something happening on a grand scale, including the television transfer of Mike Teavee in the 2005 film "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory."  This performance is by the Staatskapelle Dresden, conducted by Giuseppe Sinopoli Jan., 24, 1998 at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
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MALCOLM X: OUR HISTORY WAS DESTROYED BY SLAVERY
In this video Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963.  He enters a debate with the interviewers about his name, and explains that the real names of his people were destroyed during slavery. 
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Pyramus and Thisbe - Performed by the Beatles
The complete Pyramus and Thisbe skit - with Shakespeare's words -  from the Grenada television program Around the World With The Beatles.  Black and white film footage with audience laughter  (7:03)
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Paddle To The Sea - Classic Children's Film - Part 1 of 3
The classic live action film version of "Paddle To The Sea" - shown here in 3 parts. Paddle To The Sea was filmed by Bill Mason in 1966, and was inspired by the brilliant Children's Book of the same title, written in 1941 by H. C. Holling. The 1966 film version seen here was eventually nominated for an Academy Award two years later in 1968, for Best Short Film, because it was so beautifully done by the director - Canadian naturalist
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Paddle To The Sea - Classic Children's Film - Part 2 of 3
The 1966 film version of Paddle to the Sea, seen here, was eventually nominated for an Academy Award two years later in 1968, for Best Short Film, because it was so beautifully done by the director - Canadian naturalist, master canoeist, artist and filmmaker Bill Mason. 

This story (both book and film version) has been loved by generations of school children for decades as they learn about the history of the Great Lakes

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Paddle To The Sea - Classic Children's Film - Part 3 of 3
The 1966 film version seen here was eventually nominated for an Academy Award two years later in 1968, for Best Short Film, because it was so beautifully done by the director - Canadian naturalist, master canoeist, artist and filmmaker Bill Mason. 

This story (both book and film version) has been loved by generations of school children for decades as they learn about the history of the Great Lakes region of North Americ

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Validation - Award winning Short Film
"Validation" is a fable about the magic of free parking. Starring TJ Thyne & Vicki Davis. Writer/Director/Composer - Kurt Kuenne. Winner - Best Narrative Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Jury Award, Gen Art Chicago Film Festival, Winner - Audience Award, Hawaii Int'l Film Festival, Winner - Best Short Comedy, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Winner - Crystal Heart Award, Best Short Film & Audience Award
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This is an example of a student created short film.  You can see the different edits on Vimeo. This is the most recent edit. (3:12)
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12:12 (short film)
Synopsis; They say that 11:11 is the time to make a wish. If that is so, what would be special about 12:12..? This short film shows the weird, odd and unusual events that happen to a young man when the clock strikes 12:12. Enjoy!
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VideoInformation; This is my first major attempt at creating a creepy type of film, and I hope the video does give out a weird feeling. You'll probably never look at the time of 12:12 the same way again. I hope you like it!
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Pixar Short: George and AJ
Exclusive Pixar short featuring George and AJ, character from the feature film Up
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500 Nations - King Phillip's War
This is a clip from 500 Nations presented by TIG Productions presentation in association RCS Films & TV and Majestic Films and Television International. This is a Jack Lustig film hosted by Kevin Costner.
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The First People (Blue Water, Michigan), Part I
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area.
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The First People, Part II (Bluewater, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.

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The FirstPeople, Part IV (Blue Water, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.

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The FirstPeople, Part V (Blue Water, Michigan)
This is a film documentary of the history of Native Americans in the Blue Water area of Michigan.

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New Deal: We Work Again - 1930's
We Work Again is a US government civic-minded film aimed specifically at the unemployed African American population in the wake of the Great Depression. Produced by the Work Projects Administration, the largest New Deal agency, We Work Again works to illustrate how black citizens would not be left out of the FDR's relief plan. We Work Again includes rare documentary footage of the Depression era, depictions of the New Deal in effect, and a rousing choir of singers, ending the film on a hopeful n
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Dance of the Hours by Amilcare Ponchielli
You may have heard this piece as the K9 Advantix theme song in the 2004 TV commercial with the cute singing puppy, which is a take-off on Alan Sherman's 1963 comedy routine, "Hello muddah, hello fadduh... here I am at Camp Grenada." The music for the dancing ostriches, hippos, elephants and crocodiles in the 1940 Disney animated film "Fantasia."  Choreography by Victoria Lyras.  Performed in May 2008 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Bolero by Maurice Ravel
A melody repeated 18 times without change. The world's longest musical crescendo, this beautifully seductive piece was the love scene music in the 1979 film "10" with Bo Derek. The music for British figure skating duo Torvill and Dean's perfect gold medal performance at the 1984 Winter Olympics.  This is a performance by the orchestra directed by the Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu.  (6:57)
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