Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Au cœur des rocheuses: Le temps presse / Retrouver l'équilbre réalisé par Guy Clarkson



Aimons-nous trop nos montagnes? Guy Clarkson s'interroge sur les répercussions de cette fièvre généralisée de s'emparer des territoires montagneux. Pour aborder cette délicate question, Clarkson dévale les pentes vierges en ski avec un pionnier de l'héliski, gravit les montagnes avec des motoneigistes, parcourt à cheval les sentiers frontaliers avec des gardiens du Parc national et rencontre un chef des premières nations.

Sur le versant est des Rocheuses, un projet de construction résidentielle se heurte à une coalition d'écologistes et de propriétaires de ranch. Il est évident que cette écorégion a atteint sa limite, mais que faire avant qu'il soit trop tard?

Visitant le passé et le présent tour à tour, Au coeur des Rocheuses, série en quatre épisodes, explore les merveilles naturelles, le patrimoine culturel et l'avenir des Rocheuses.
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Guy Clarkson termine son odyssée en se lançant à la recherche de solutions. Il trouve des intervenants - résidents locaux, fonctionnaires et gens d'affaires - faisant front commun pour préserver l'habitat du grizzly, du loup et du caribou. Il brosse le portrait de montagnards qui se politisent pour imposer leur vision de la ligne de conduite à adopter pour Retrouver l'équilibre.

Clarkson porte un regard sur une coalition d'organismes et de gens passionnés connue sous le nom de Corridor vert Yellowstone - Yukon (Y2Y). Le but de cette coalition? Relier un vaste réseau d'habitats naturels par des corridors migratoires couvrant plus d'un million de kilomètres carrés. Il rend également visite à un jeune déné Kaska qui se prépare à sa première chasse à l'orignal. Clarkson renaît à l'espoir en s'imprégnant de la sagesse de ceux qui savent mieux que quiconque ce que sigifie vivre en harmonie avec la nature.

Visitant le passé et le présent tour à tour, Au coeur des Rocheuses, série en quatre épisodes, explore les merveilles naturelles, le patrimoine culturel et l'avenir des Rocheuses.

Routes à hauts risques - La piste malienne réalisé par Holger Preusse



À travers les déserts, la glace et la neige, au fond de la jungle, le long de l'eau ou sur les routes de montagnes, beaucoup de transporteurs ont trouvé la mort. Ces travailleurs émérites continuent pourtant à emprunter ces routes sinueuses par manque d’alternatives. Des chemins qui traversent des paysages uniques et qui exercent une fascination sans fin. Cette série nous fait découvrir des aventuriers pour qui la fin du voyage est la récompense après le doute.

La piste malienne:
Sur les routes les plus dangereuses du monde, dans désert et la piste poussiéreuse de l'ouest du Mali.

Fractals: The Colors of Infinity directed by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon



Arthur C. Clarke presents this unusual documentary on the mathematical discovery of the Mandelbrot Set (M-Set) in the visually spectacular world of fractal geometry. This show relates the science of the M-Set to nature in a way that seems to identify the hand of God in the design of the universe itself. Dr. Mandelbrot in 1980 discovered the infinitely complex geometrical shape called the Mandelbrot Set using a very simple equation with computers and graphics.

Jazz 3: Roland Kirk réalisé par Marc Pavaux



Roland Kirk filmé par Marc Pavaux au Grand Palais pour «Jazz 3» le 8 mars 1972. Multi instrumentiste, Kirk joue simultanément de plusieurs instruments. Saxophone ténor, clarinette, diverses flûtes, mais aussi stritch et manzello sont ceux qu’il affectionne.

Architectures: The House of Jean Prouvé directed by Stan Neumann



House his family, to shelter in a house. It's that old dream of all the French realized that Jean Prouve in 1954 for his wife and children.

Constructed with prefabricated elements, the home of Jean Prouvé in Nancy opens the era of cheap houses prix.Ingénieur self-taught architect without diploma, Jean Prouvé was born in 1901. In a France where concrete is king, Prouvé is the man of metal, then folded sheet of aluminum. From the 30s, he designed several models of houses at low prices, and mounting kit self, ready for mass production. But none of these prototypes do leads to real orders. The France of stone and concrete is too modern, too simple what was then called disdainfully machines live. In 1953, Prouvé loses control of his factory, his life's work. He embarks on building his own house, on land located on heights of Nancy deemed unbuildable because of its very steep.

Architectures: L'auditorium building de Chicago réalisé par Stan Neumann (fr. st esp.)



En 1871, un gigantesque incendie ravage Chicago. Après la catastrophe, toute la ville est à reconstruire : c'est une occasion unique pour une jeune génération d'architectes américains de rompre avec le vieux continent et d'inventer à Chicago les nouvelles formes d'une architecture spécifiquement américaine.

Le premier grand chef d'oeuvre de l'histoire de l'architecture américaine.
L'architecte Louis Henry Sullivan est la personnalité la plus marquante de cette École de Chicago. Le Chicago Auditorium Building, construit en association avec l'ingénieur Adler est sa première oeuvre d'envergure. C'est un complexe rassemblant dans un seul bâtiment un hôtel de luxe, des bureaux, et une salle d'opéra. L'idée des commanditaires étant que l'hôtel et les bureaux allaient combler le déficit de l'opéra qu'on voulait populaire.

À l'époque de sa construction ce fut le bâtiment de tous les records - le plus haut du monde, grâce à sa tour de 17 étages et abritant en son sein la salle de spectacle la plus grande des USA - 4500 places assises. Si la tour, construite en maçonnerie traditionnelle, fut rapidement dépassée par l'apparition du gratte ciel à charpente métallique, la salle de spectacle reste aujourd'hui encore extraordinaire tant par ses dimensions vertigineuses et sa perfection acoustique que par le traitement architectural et décoratif qui rompt radicalement avec la tradition de la salle d'opéra européenne.

Le tour de l'Amérique - Du Nevada à la côte californienne réalisé par Petra Haffter



Si le Nevada a été le théâtre de la première ruée vers l'or, on y spécule aujourd'hui sur le foncier et l'immobilier, comme à Reno, qui rivalise avec Las Vegas. Plus à l'ouest, de Santa Monica à la Vallée de la Mort en passant par la route littorale, c'est une certaine douceur de vivre qui domine.

Zoo directed by Robin Bushell



A trip to the zoo ends in colourful chaos.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Au cœur des rocheuses: Les anciens / Une terre de richesses réalisé par Guy Clarkson



Guy Clarkson - guide de montagne, pilote et cinéaste - s'envole à bord de son avion de brousse pour entamer un périple filmique dans les Rocheuses canadiennes. Clarkson se sent particulièrement interpellé par cette région qui s'étend sur deux mille kilomètres, du Parc national Yellowstone au sud jusqu'au Yukon au nord, puisqu'il y a vécu et travaillé pendant plus de vingt-cinq ans. Aujourd'hui, il s'inquiète du sort qu'on réserve à la Great Divide.

Dans ce premier épisode, le cinéaste porte un regard sur Les anciens : le roc, la couche de glace, la flore et la faune qui, pendant des siècles, se sont adaptés à tous les grands bouleversements naturels. Toutefois, l'arrivée des Européens a changé la donne : les écosystèmes ont subi une telle dégradation qu'ils approchent du point de non-retour. S'inspirant de la sagesse des experts et des aînés qui connaissent la région dans ses moindres recoins, depuis le champ de glace Columbia aux cohortes de loups du Parc national Yellowstone et aux territoires de chasse sacrés des Pieds-Noirs, Clarkson met les choses en perspective.

Visitant le passé et le présent tour à tour, Au coeur des Rocheuses série en quatre épisodes, explore les merveilles naturelles, le patrimoine culturel et l'avenir des Rocheuses.
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Comment le monde a-t-il découvert les Rocheuses? Guy Clarkson retrace l'arrivée des premiers Européens, venus en canot, à cheval et en traîneau à chiens pour étendre leur empire de traite de fourrures jusqu'à l'océan Pacifique. Les Rocheuses leur sont apparues d'abord comme un obstacle à franchir. Puis les sentiers battus sont devenus des routes et un chemin de fer, le CP, a été construit. Des flots de voyageurs venant des contrées de l'Est s'amenaient par train, armés de chevalets, de caméras et de gréements d'alpinisme. La nature sauvage était devenue une religion pour les riches qui ont répandu à tous vents la découverte d'un nouveau Shangri-La.

Clarkson réunit des aventuriers des temps modernes et des historiens pour reconstituer comment les premiers arrivants se divertissaient dans Une terre de richesses. Il nous entraîne dans un périple en traîneau à chiens, en locomotive, en canot et monte sur le toit des Rocheuses. De là, Clarkson voit presque à l'infini, et c'est bien ce qui l'inquiète. Que réserve l'avenir?

Visitant le passé et le présent tour à tour, Au coeur des Rocheuses, série en quatre épisodes, explore les merveilles naturelles, le patrimoine culturel et l'avenir des Rocheuses.

Routes à hauts risques - Au cœur de l'Himalaya réalisé par Holger Preusse



À travers les déserts, la glace et la neige, au fond de la jungle, le long de l'eau ou sur les routes de montagnes, beaucoup de transporteurs ont trouvé la mort. Ces travailleurs émérites continuent pourtant à emprunter ces routes sinueuses par manque d’alternatives. Des chemins qui traversent des paysages uniques et qui exercent une fascination sans fin. Cette série nous fait découvrir des aventuriers pour qui la fin du voyage est la récompense après le doute.

Au cœur de l'Himalaya:
Cette route menant au coeur du Ladakh passe par cinq des plus hauts cols routiers du monde.

Genesis - Nursery Cryme



1.1 The Musical Box (10:24)
1.2 For Absent Friends (1:44)
1.3 The Return of the Giant Hogweed (8:09)
2.1 Seven Stones (5:08)
2.2 Harold the Barrel (2:59)
2.3 Harlequin (2:53)
2.4 The Fountain of Salmacis (7:54)

Il Lago dei Cigni directed by Tina Protasoni



The story of Odette, a princess who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse.

Svetlana Zakharova; Roberto Bolle; Corps de Ballet and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala; James Tuggle, conductor; Vladimir Burmeister & Lev Ivanov, choreography; Peter Tchaikovsky, music; Tina Protasoni, TV & video director.

Recorded live at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan, 2004.

Le rêve d'Othello réalisé par Marlène Ionesco



Une fiction danse sur le thème d'Othello, l'amour, la jalousie, la folie et la mort interpretée par le danseur Larrio Ekson et Agnès Letestu danseuse étoile de l'Opéra de Paris.

Ce film met en scene un couple livré à ses sentiments passionnels et aux débordements inattendus. Un film onirique qui utilise le procédé de la surimpression pour renforcer la tragédie.

"Et le rêve d'Othello emporta les amants".

Coregraphie Larrio Ekson, musique Pascal Sevajols, costumes Rachel Quarmby, image David Galmot, montage Jean Louis Tenier. Delange productions.

Diving Incomparable Sipadan, Malaysia directed by Joe Stone



The Bumphead Parrotfish merged with the Bannerfish, which merged with the Jackfish. Add some Whitetip Reef Sharks, schooling Baracuda, Unicornfish, Triggerfish and the ever present turtles make for an amazing dive.

Architectures: The Casa Milà directed by Frédéric Compain



With the Casa Milà, residential building in Barcelona between 1906 and 1912, Antonio Gaudí sign one of his most peculiar, unfinished.

In 1906, manufacturers of ceramic to control a Gaudi apartment building they want to monumental. The architect designs the Casa Milà as a building dedicated to the Virgin of the Rosary: the building looks like a huge pedestal is host a sculpture of the Virgin on the roof. Polychrome, very present in the achievements of Gaudí, here is more limited in the front and fades to benefit of a single material, a pierreblanc-cream that gives his nickname, Pedrera (the quarry) to the building. Is in the details that the architect leaves free rein to his taste for decoration: wrought iron balconies that evoke the vegetation, polychrome balustrades, fireplaces worked with fragments marble and ceramic stairs wearing rounded.

Grands soirs & petits matins (Grandes tardes, pequeñas mañanas) réalisé par William Klein (fr. st esp.)



Le mois de mai 1968, observé par le photographe américain William Klein, alors établi à Paris. Des premiers meetings à la Sorbonne à l’occupation du théâtre de l’Odéon, en passant par les discours radiophoniques ou télévisés du président de Gaulle, la caméra de William Klein se porte dans la rue, tout près des manifestants, enregistrant les débats sur le vif et au jour le jour…
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Documental sobre los eventos de mayo del 68. La cinta se estrenó ese mismo año en salas no comerciales y universidades en Francia, justo después de Mayo del 68 y es el editado en DVD en Francia. Diez años después de que, a instancias de los Estados Generales del Cine, William Klein hubiera rodado con la cámara al hombro los sucesos más relevantes que tuvieron lugar durante Mayo del 68 en el Barrio Latino de París, el fotógrafo y cineasta Klein monta con el metraje original un documental que capta con extraordinaria intensidad la atmósfera de las manifestaciones, reuniones y debates públicos. Una larga procesión de imágenes, momentos de la revolución. Las calles de París en este mayo pertenecen a los estudiantes, trabajadores, escritores, etc.

Le tour de l'Amérique - De New York aux chutes du Niagara réalisé par Petra Haffter



La Grosse Pomme continue d'attirer les immigrants du monde entier, un rêve américain que le Biélorusse Vitali, la Polonaise Janine ou le Pakistanais Amar vivent chacun à sa manière. Après le New Jersey et ses stations balnéaires proprettes, le Connecticut et la prestigieuse université de Yale, rencontre avec un producteur de canneberges à Cape Cod et des pêcheurs de homards à Portland. Une étape qui s'achève aux chutes du Niagara avec leurs 2 millions de litres d'eau déversés chaque seconde d'une hauteur de 50 mètres.

Design for Life - Episode 6 directed by Joe Houlihan



In an effort to find a new generation of British design talent, Philippe Starck, one of the world's best-known product designers, invites 12 hopefuls to a school of design he has set up in Paris. Over coming weeks, he will whittle them down until one fortunate student wins the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the master for six months at his agency in the French capital.
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Design students compete for a six-month placement at Philippe Starck's design agency. It is the grand final. Only Ilsa and Mike remain from the original 12 students - and soon one of them will win the coveted opportunity of a work placement alongside Starck at his Paris design agency.

Mike and Ilsa have two weeks to finalise their products and come up with a poster advertising campaign for them. After her debacle with the branding challenge in the previous week, Ilsa struggles at the ad agency and is soon hamstrung by her old problem of over-complicating everything. Mike, meanwhile, is still smarting from Starck's criticisms of his work - that it lacked soul and spirit. As the clock ticks towards D-day, the pair work more and more frenetically, reducing Ilsa to tears and Mike to exhaustion. But when it is finally time to present their finished prototypes to Starck, the biggest surprises are yet to come.

Michelangelo Drawings - Closer to the Master directed by Patricia Wheatley



Provides art students with a visual comparison of Michelangelo's preparatory drawings, found at the British Museum and other renowned institutions, to his finished masterworks. Presents detailed analysis of the Pieta, the colossal David, the Sistine chapel ceiling, the Last Judgment, the Medici tomb, and St. Peter's basilica. Also provides insight into Michelangelo's tools, techniques, stylistic evolution, and sexuality.

Meetin' WA réalisé par Jean-Luc Godard (fr. st eng.)



Entrevue de Woody Allen par Jean-Luc Godard entrecoupée de séquences titres.
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(WIKI) Meetin' WA is a 1986 short film by Jean-Luc Godard. In the film, he interviews his "old friend" Woody Allen. Throughout the film there are cuts in the interviews featuring photographs and film clips from Woody Allen's films. The two of them talk about movies, life, relationships to other directors and actors and Woody's past. The segments of the interview are separated by title cards, black cards and white type, a Woody Allen trademark.

L'homme 100 têtes réalisé par Julien Lassort & Matthieu Burlot



C'est à l'occasion du concours Panasonic'Art dont le thème était "Transformation:Vivre-Réagir" que Julien Lassort et Matthieu Burlot se sont intéressés au visage.

Cette animation de «1000 et une faces» offre une mosaïque de portraits et d'émotions.

Musique de Julien Fargo.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Zatoïchi réalisé par Fabrice Levillain



Zatoïchi chorégraphie de Carlotta Ikeda (2007 - 60') Rêve de danse aux couleurs du Japon Zatoïchi, de Carlotta Ikeda, au Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux Zatoïchi est né à Bordeaux le 1er novembre 2007, d'un audacieux projet associant la chorégraphe Carlotta Ikeda, le compositeur Christian Lauba et le ballet de l'Opéra national de Bordeaux dirigé par Charles Jude. « Il faut fermer les yeux pour voir clairement, dit la chorégraphe Carlotta Ikeda. Les yeux ne sont pas là, posés sur le visage, ils sont creusés dans la tête, retournés dans le corps... C'est le dedans qui doit danser. » Et c'est ainsi que l'Opéra national de Bordeaux s'est emparé, sous la direction de Charles Jude et en collaboration avec Carlotta Ikeda, de l'histoire de Zatoïchi, ce justicier aveugle très populaire au Japon, imaginé par l'écrivain Kan Shimosawa en 1961. A la manière de haïkus. Joué le 2 novembre dernier au Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, avec Roman Mikhalev dans le rôle de Zatoïchi (incarné la veille par Charles Jude), Zatoïchi réalise l'étrange pari de marier classique et Butô, deux cultures antithétiques. En d'autres mots : une idée de la danse comme dépense d'énergie, tout extérieure, contre une démarche tout intérieure « de recherche de chaque jour de l'âme », pour reprendre les mots de Kazuo Ohno, personnalité de l'histoire du Butô. Le ballet, constitué de neuf tableaux qui se succèdent au rythme des saisons, décline l'histoire à la manière de haïkus. L'intrigue est complexe : le masseur errant prend d'abord la défense d'une femme infidèle contre son mari samouraï qui parvient toutefois à la tuer, puis délivre un groupe de paysans et une petite fille du joug d'un clan de terribles yakuzas, avantde retrouver et de tuer le samouraï veuf, éploré mais vengeur, dans un duel d'honneur.

Kenya: Lake Nakuru National Park directed by Tine Woren



Lake Nakuru National Park is situated right outside the city Nakuru, in Kenya.
Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley Soda Lakes. The Great Rift Valley was created over 2-7 million years ago and it's the longest rift on the surface of the earth.

Lake Nakuru National Park attract a lot of Flamingos and other birds, and the lake can offer one of the greatest bird spectacles on earth.

The park also has the highest concentration of Black Rhinos in the country, with 26 individuals.

It is a very beautiful park, with both the lake and vast yellow barked acacia woodland.

Architectures: The opera house designed by Garnier directed by Stan Neuman



The opera house designed by Garnier is considered one of the architectural jewels of 19th century.

Charles Garnier's classes at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and became Laureate prestigious Prix de Rome. While it is still virtually unknown to the general public He won the open competition by Napoleon III for the edification of a new opera. The work lasted from 1862 to 1875. In this work, which became the symbol of Second Empire style, temperament Garnier reveals a trend of Baroque. He uses an eclectic decor, overloaded and pompous, which hides the structure Internal iron. Mingle with the decorative arts and the disciplines that constitute fine arts, painting, sculpture, printmaking, all in the service of architecture. The Designer will: build a bubble that isolates the spectators from around the outside to prepare them to enter the fantastic world of opera. Garnier dreamed of a palace-show to rival the works that would betake place, to wish to be the director of opera and not only its architect.

Design for Life - Episode 5 directed by Joe Houlihan



In an effort to find a new generation of British design talent, Philippe Starck, one of the world's best-known product designers, invites 12 hopefuls to a school of design he has set up in Paris. Over coming weeks, he will whittle them down until one fortunate student wins the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the master for six months at his agency in the French capital.
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Design students compete for a six-month placement at Philippe Starck's design agency. In the previous episode there were eight students, now only four remain. As those left set out to meet Starck's model maker, the man who will finally turn their ideas into reality, the students must put the legacy of the previous week's cull behind them. While friendships have been broken, their chance of winning the opportunity to work with one of the world's greatest designers is now twice as good.

But the man who has transformed Starck's ideas into working models for the past twenty years is a hard man to please. None of the students escape his critical eye, but in particular he destroys the central mechanism for Trevor's idea, before telling Ilsa she must start again. He gives the students 48 hours to make all the necessary changes or risk losing the opportunity of working with him.

No Comments: Jordan 2009 directed by François Dorlhac de Borne



Amman, Azraq, Jerash, Al Karak, Petra and Aqaba.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Zolod - Deja Vu Fabrique



1. Top Label Secret (Feat. M.F.C.) (7:39)
2. Vocal Room (Feat. Alex Ram) (9:42)
3. Yacht Party (Feat. M.F.C.) (8:39)
4. Sadhana (Feat. M.F.C.) (8:57)
5. Mosgorsvet (Feat. Stereomind) (8:45)
6. Drops Mashines (Samples From Pink Floyd) (6:56)
7. Scary Boubles (10:36) 8. Solaris (8:48)
9. Crazy Diamond (Feat. Antifon And Samples From Pink Floyd) (8:16)

Triumvirat - Pompeii



1. The Earthquake 62 A.D. (6:18)
2. Journey Of A Fallen Angel (6:15)
3. Viva Pompeii (4:16)
4. The Time Of Your Life...(?) (4:35)
5. The Rich Man And The Carpenter (5:57)
6. Dance On The Volcano (3:31)
7. Vesuvius 79 A.D. (6:40)
8. The Hymn (7:04)

Papua Barat: Warakaraket, l'île aux lacs réalisé par Yanick Gentil



La Nouvelle-Guinée est la deuxième plus grande île au monde. Les basses terres, chaudes et humides, sont recouvertes d'une épaisse forêt tropicale qui, à l'approche des côtes, se transforme en une végétation foisonnante. Cette luxuriance abrite des réalités humaines captivantes, ainsi qu'une faune et une flore particulièrement riches. Et c'est pourquoi l'équipe d'ExplorAction a choisi de s'immerger dans la culture papoue, si riche et variée.
Plongées en plein cœur de l'île de Warakaraket qui renferme depuis toujours d'étranges lacs marins, un voyage aquatique dans des écosystèmes inconnus de tous, aux origines de la vie.

Les escapades de Petitrenaud: L'opéra restaurant réalisé par Pascal Gonzalez



Jean-Luc Petitrenaud nous emmène à la rencontre de Yann Tanneau, chef de l’Opéra restaurant.

Bonjour à tous, aujourd’hui Jean-Luc Petitrenaud nous emmène à la rencontre de Yann Tanneau, chef de l’Opéra restaurant. Situé au cœur de l’Opéra Garnier, ce lieu unique est d’une grande beauté, Christophe Aribert, le chef doublement étoilé des Terrasses d’Uriage appuyé par Yann Tanneau a signé la carte de ce restaurant. C’est un véritable travail d’équipe, une belle entente entre les deux chefs qui ont concocté une carte très créative avec à l’affiche des produits de leurs régions. Les poissons et crustacés de la Bretagne natale de Yann côtoient la truite et l’antésite de l’Isère, région de Christophe Aribert.

Mais direction les cuisines où Yann Tanneau nous prépare deux recettes de poissons. Une cuisine à tendance japonisante puisque sa première assiette réunit de fines tranches crues de bonites marinées dans du saké et soja, notre chef ajoute du dikon et verse un peu de bouillon de légumes aux algues et thé de l’opéra. La bonite cuit ainsi en quelques minutes dans le bouillon. Servies avec du riz préparé à la japonaise avec gingembre, coriandre et wasabi Superbe!

La seconde recette que nous livre Yann Tanneau nous met les papilles en éveil: bar rôti, artichauts barigoule-vanille et girolles hum! on a envie de se mettre à table.

Notre escapade gourmande se poursuit du côté du bar où nous rejoint Marie-Agnès Gillot, danseuse étoile à l’Opéra et fine cuisinière. Avec Yann elle nous concocte une appétissante compotée de fraises à l’antésite et miel de l’Opéra (il ne faut pas oublier que sur les toits de l’Opéra il y a des ruches). Cette compotée est servie façon crumble avec un émietté de sablé breton et une touche de crème fraîche.

Le soleil étant au rendez-vous c’est sur la terrasse de l’Opéra restaurant que Yann Tanneau a réuni quelques amis. Voici les frères Chantzios, producteurs d’olives et huile d’olive en Grèce, Benoit le chef du Pavillon France-Amérique qui nous régale de petits cèpes servis avec des magrets fumés et figues, Guillaume du Comptoir Corrézien… quel bonheur! Avant de vous quitter nous avons une pensée pour Mr Garnier qui avait toujours rêvé d’un restaurant à l’Opéra.

Diving Balicasag Island, Philippines directed by Joe Stone



A turtle takes us on a panoramic tour of divesites at Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines. Along the way, we encounter a signature school of Jackfish, an Orangutan Crab, a Scribbled Filefish, Trumpetfish, and a cute Juvenile Boxfish. We accidentally cross over the nesting area of a Titan Triggerfish and the result is predictable.

Architectures: School of Fine Arts in Paris directed by Catherine Adda



Located across from the Louvre Museum, the School of Fine Arts in Paris is one of oldest and most prestigious art schools. Félix Duban (1797-1870) in became the architect for the revolution of 1830. It will make this up instead of a real range of creative architecture. The portico of Octavia Florentine palaces in Rome, the Vatican lodges polychrome frescoes Pompeii, everything here is citing, remember - the study tour in Italy by Duban example - but also an ode to the past which is exemplary for students. Everything is created to educate the eye of these future artists. Duban organizes the general composition of space around authentic fragments of monuments French Renaissance, which coexist harmoniously and traditions styles. It is a romantic vision of architecture - in rebellion con-academicism to be called - a tribute to all art whose sustainability explained by its very diversity. Archives, models: a fascinating discovery site separately, timeless art palace in downtown Paris.

Design for Life - Episode 4 directed by Joe Houlihan



In an effort to find a new generation of British design talent, Philippe Starck, one of the world's best-known product designers, invites 12 hopefuls to a school of design he has set up in Paris. Over coming weeks, he will whittle them down until one fortunate student wins the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the master for six months at his agency in the French capital.
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Design students compete for a six-month placement at Philippe Starck's design agency. The eight remaining students are disgraced. After the previous week's failure to interpret the brief correctly, Starck wanted to eliminate them all - instead he is making them repeat the brief again. Failure to reach his exacting standards will result in blood on the studio walls.

Despondent and fed up, the students struggle yet again to grasp just what Starck is after but they come back with a renewed determination to prove to Starck that they are truly great designers. Polly Firth hopes to regain her status as top of the class but she finds herself more and more on the periphery of the group, which culminates in a confrontation when Ana and Ilsa accuse her of breaking the rules and getting outside help with her design.

When the students finally pitch their ideas to Starck, he is ruthless and sends four of the eight students home, their dreams of working with one of the greatest designers in the world shattered.

Une journée dans la vie de la Tour Eiffel réalisé par Emmanuel Descombes



Écrit par Leslie Dunton-Downer, ce documentaire nous dévoile les coulisses de la Tour Eiffel en nous montrant le travail des personnes qui assurent son bon fonctionnement au quotidien comme les peintres, les alpinistes, les policiers, les pompiers ou encore le personnel des boutiques et des restaurants.

César et Rosalie réalisé par Claude Sautet (fr. st port.)



(WIKI) César et Rosalie est un film français réalisé par Claude Sautet et sorti en 1972.

Dans le beau cadre de la plage de Noirmoutier un « ménage à trois », avec César, un parvenu hableur mais généreux, David, un artiste effacé assez intellectuel qui se régale de la vulnérabilité de son confident, et une Rosalie bovarienne qui prend cette thérapie pour une connivence.
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César et Rosalie é um filme francês de Claude Sautet, estreou em 1972.

Nobody Beats the Drum - 'Grindin’ directed by Rogier van der Zwaag



Stop Motion Animation 'Grindin''

Director: Rogier van der Zwaag
Music: Grindin' by Nobody Beats The Drum

Blok directed by Hieronim Neumann



Likes bees in a hive, people live in apartment houses. The ingenious shooting plan of the film removes walls at will and allows us to observe the lives of the inhabitants.

La planète blanche réalisé par Thierry Piantanida & Thierry Ragobert


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La Planète blanche est un film franco-canadien réalisé par Thierry Piantanida et Thierry Ragobert, sorti en 2006.

Sous la poussée de forces invisibles, la banquise se brise. Les bœufs musqués courbent l'échine sous le blizzard. Les caribous galopent par milliers dans la toundra. Les ours blancs se défient. Les baleines boréales défoncent la banquise. Le narval dresse hors de l'eau son incroyable dent torsadée.

Du cœur de l'hiver au retour triomphal du soleil, un grand opéra sauvage sur le toit du monde, dans une nature immense et vierge où l'homme n'a pas sa place... La planète blanche ! Théâtre de luttes sans merci pour survivre.

Eat Static - Implant



1. Survivors (7:44)
2. Abnormal Interference (8:24)
3. Implant (10:03)
4. Dzhopa Dream (8:17) 5. Panspermia (8:02)
6. Area 51 (Nucleonic Mix) (9:24)
7. Cydonia (9:00)
8. Uforic Undulance (10:25)

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Younger Brother - A Flock of Bleeps



1. Weird on a Monday Night (9:37)
2. The Receptive (5:58)
3. Evil and Harm (6:04)
4. Crumblenaut (6:31)
5. Scanner (8:24)
6. Even Dwarves Start Small (6:48)
7. Magic Monkey Juice (7:00)
8. Finger (8:11)
9. Safety Zone (3:35)
10. Bedtime Story (2:49)

Architectures: Family Lodging In Guise directed by Catherine Adda



The familistère Guise is the forerunner of social housing. Habitat Community for Jean-Baptiste André Godin, designer, architect, builder and the owner of the building, the cornerstone of a new society ...

In the first half of the nineteenth century the industrial revolution attracts large population in cities where there are no plans to greet him. The first workers' dwellings are built on the model home individual. Manufacturers, even the most enlightened fear habitat collective: to gather the mass of workers would be common in homes to create homes insurgency in these times of revolutionary agitation. The familistère Guise ignores these reservations: one building of 450 meters Development of a high ground floor, three floors and roofs accessible by sixteen collective stairs serving apartments for to house 1,500 people - the equivalent of 300 houses.

Design for Life - Episode 3 directed by Joe Houlihan



In an effort to find a new generation of British design talent, Philippe Starck, one of the world's best-known product designers, invites 12 hopefuls to a school of design he has set up in Paris. Over coming weeks, he will whittle them down until one fortunate student wins the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the master for six months at his agency in the French capital.
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The 10 surviving students are set their first design challenge by Starck. Cocksure North London boy Nebil Design students compete for a six-month placement at Philippe Starck's design agency. Mike is desperately worried. After being thrown out and then saved in a rebellion by fellow students Ana and Ilsa, he knows he must now excel if he's to show he deserves his reprieve.

But Mike's difficulties don't end there. Starck interrupts the students' research for their next brief to send them to a circus. Starck considers selling an idea to be almost as important as the idea itself. He feels the students lack presentation skills and thinks making them perform on stage as clowns will help address this.

But even as the students grapple with the fact they'll be judged on their presentation as much as their idea, they discover that with just 24hrs to go, they've all seriously misunderstood Starck's brief. They have failed to turn their ideas and concepts into an actual product. This time it's not just Mike who panics; they all do.

No Comments: Scotland 2010 directed by François Dorlhac de Borne



Blairgowrie, Inverness, Fort Augustus, Foyers, Fort George, Forres, Ullapool, Lochinver, Strath, Dornie, Portree, Fort William, Glenfinnan, Tobermory, Oban, Stirling, Edinburgh, Melrose, Jedburgh and Roslin.

La vie heureuse de Léopold Z réalisé par Gilles Carle, 1965, 68 min 22 s



Dans le style direct des films de l’époque, proche de la réalité, le récit raconte une journée dans la vie du débonnaire Léopold Z. Tremblay, d.s.c. (déneigeur sous contrat) à Montréal. C’est la veille de Noël. On suit pas à pas Léo du lever du jour jusqu’à la messe de minuit alors qu'une tempête de neige s'abat sur la ville et qu'il est partagé entre les obligations de son travail et celles de sa famille. Derrière cette histoire simple, plusieurs références aux événements de l’époque annoncent les grands changements que la société québécoise s’apprête à vivre : on construit le métro, l’exposition internationale de 1967 se prépare, etc.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Doxology directed by Michael Langan



An experimental comedy about tennis balls, dancing cars, and God.

Professor réalisé par Julie Pareau



"Le projet Professor s'ancre dans la découverte d'une musique: celle de Fausto Romitelli, compositeur italien dont l'œuvre explore les croisements entre composition savante, énergie rock et montées d'acide électroniques. Le triptyque Professor Bad Trip - divisé en trois leçons - convoquent un spectre d'émotions et de mouvements intérieurs qui saisissent le corps, invitant naturellement à la dérive, aux parcours accidentés, à la fabrique d'images et de réalités parallèles.

Avec l'idée de "traduire physiquement TOUT ce que l'on entend", Maud Le Pladec propose un trajet chorégraphique à l'intérieur de l'édifice sonore: l'incarner pour en intensifier l'écoute, lui ouvrir d'autres territoires imaginaires. Tels des guides dans le labyrinthe de cette architecture instable, deux danseurs et un musicien dialoguent avec les fictions du son, les manipulent, échangent leurs rôles jusqu'à brouiller les pistes. Sont-ils chefs d'orchestre, interprètes, instruments de ce qu'on entend? Sont-ils les pantins de cette marée tumultueuse ou leur émanation méphistophélique? Leurs gestes, précis comme des scapels, suivent chaque tempo, glissent sur les cordes discordantes, vibrent avec les distorsions. Se faufilant entre rythmes et images, ils s'approchent d'états hallucinatoires : apparitions, disparitions, dédoublements, métamorphoses, cavalcades dans les méandres de "l'espace du dedans".

Texte écrit par Gilles Amalvi, pour les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis 2010.
Conception et chorégraphie: Maud Le Pladec.
Interprété et créé en collaboration avec: Julien Gallée Ferré, Félix Ott, Tom Pauwels.
Création lumière: Sylvie Mélis.
Costumes: Alexandra Bertaut.
Régie générale: Fabrice Le Fur.
Régie lumière: Nicolas Marc.
Spectacle filmé par Romain Tanguy, Karim Perrin, Julie Pareau.
Réalisation, montage: Julie Pareau.

Great Museums: The National Museum of Women in the Arts - A Woman's Touch directed by Mark Doyle



Program Introduction: Art, the Great Common Denominator

Act One: Lost in History
Act Two: Feminism and the French Revolution
Act Three: Feminine Impressions: A Woman’s Touch (Late 19th C.)
Act Four: Anonymous No More: Women Artists in the 20th Century

The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., offers the single most important collection of art by women in the world. The museum provides an astonishing survey of women artists representing every major artistic period, from 16th-century Dutch and Flemish still lifes to 20th-century abstract expressionism to postmodern art. General Topics: Art, History, Diversity

Scuba diving Cozumel, Mexico directed by Joe Stone



Caribbean--Cozumel, Mexico! Colombia, Punta Tunich, Santa Rosa and Paradise.

Porkfish and Grunts, Flounder, Spiny Lobsters, Spotted Trunkfish, coral pinnacles, richly coloured sponges, swim-throughs, Scrawled and White Spotted Filefish, Gray, French and Queen Angelfish, a giant green Moray Eel, Barracuda, Parrotfish, Blue Tang, Banded Butterflyfish, Stingrays and more!

Design for Life - Episode 2 directed by Joe Houlihan



In an effort to find a new generation of British design talent, Philippe Starck, one of the world's best-known product designers, invites 12 hopefuls to a school of design he has set up in Paris. Over coming weeks, he will whittle them down until one fortunate student wins the opportunity of a lifetime - to work alongside the master for six months at his agency in the French capital.
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The 10 surviving students are set their first design challenge by Starck. Cocksure North London boy Nebil Avas is confident that he can pull off something to delight the master of design. Whilst the rest of the students seek inspiration from all over Paris to come up with a design, Nebil employs a 'free-thinking' method relying purely on his own imagination.

As the pending deadline looms, tensions rise among the students and the night before the presentations to Starck, there's an argument after Nebil announces that he has no competitors in the house.

When D-Day arrives Starck is presented with 10 very different interpretations of his brief - but he's less than impressed and tells the students they've been a little lazy. He eliminates three of them, but in a shock turn of events, concedes to send only two home, after some of the students step in to save a friend.

No Comments: Russia 2009 directed by François Dorlhac de Borne



Sankt-Peterburg, Petrodvorets, Pushkin and Moskva

Le jouet réalisé par Francis Veber



Le Jouet est un film français de Francis Veber sorti en 1976.

François Perrin, journaliste au chômage depuis 17 mois, trouve un poste dans un magazine parisien que dirige le redoutable milliardaire Pierre Rambal-Cochet, France-Hebdo.

Un jour, lors d'un reportage dans un magasin de jouets appartenant au milliardaire, il tombe sur Éric, le fils de Pierre Rambal-Cochet, qui doit choisir un jouet. À la surprise générale, Éric prend François comme jouet. Ce dernier en rigole, il n'est pas un jouet. Mais sur l'insistance du petit garçon puis aux avertissements du directeur du magasin sur la puissance du milliardaire capable de le mettre lui et François au chômage, Perrin se résigne et sert de jouet au petit Éric, au sein de la somptueuse villa des Rambal-Cochet.

Loop Loop directed by Patrick Bergeron



Loop Loop is the first short film by Patrick Bergeron, who was responsible for the special effects in films such as The Matrix. A train journey to Hanoi provided him with the visual basic material, selected details from which offer impressive insights into the on-site reality. The montage of multiple horizontal stripes on the other hand comes together to form an almost abstract picture.

Surface directed by Varathit Uthaisri



This 'urban symphony' transforms human actions and street objects into beats that harmoniously compose a grand audio and visual composition. The film emphasizes the ideas of ‘point of contact’, ‘human identity’ and notion of ‘live footprints’.

Surface is a part of UND-VIS, a thesis project for MFA Design and Technology, Parsons The New School for Design.

How to Cook Like Heston - Potato directed by Jules Whomsley



After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don't work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother's kitchen.

Britain's most visionary chef delivers meticulously tested tips and techniques to help viewers transform their dinners from bog standard to reliably brilliant without even breaking a sweat.

Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient - eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and spuds - and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak, and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.

The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.

Potato:
Heston takes on the humble spud - the foundation of every hearty British meal. But there's more to potatoes than just mashing, boiling or roasting.

Heston reveals tips and techniques to transform Maris Pipers into mouth-watering main courses - from his triple-cooked chips to potato donuts, mash and potato skin jam.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

What the Ancients Did for Us - The Islamic World directed by Will Aslett & Jane Cameron



Series examining the innovations and inventions of ancient civilisations. Adam Hart-Davis builds and tests some of the most extraordinary inventions from the early Islamic World. From soap to torpedoes and from water pumps to windmills Adam shows the lasting effect the Islamic world has left on the technology we use today. Also, reporter Amani Zain tells us the stories behind the golden age of Islamic discovery.

Strain Hunters India Expedition directed by Stefano Cravero (PG - Narcotic)



WARNING: Interesting Underground Serie about Cannabis Culture from Netherlands Commercial Cannabis Seeds Dealers Activists Point of Vue.

India:
Our planet is home to millions of species of animal and plants with their own habitat, and each plays a unique role in the perfect design of nature. Unfortunately many species of plants and animals are victim of uncontrolled human development. Cannabis, one of the most ancient plants known to man, used in every civilization all over the world for medicinal and recreational purposes, is facing a very real threath of extinction. Besides the threath posed by human development, one of the goals of the United Nations, published years ago in official reports, was to wipe out the cannabis plant from the face of the earth by the year 2010. In reality this is far from being achieved, because man keeps using the cannabis plant for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes no matter what the law says. Most cultures cannot comprehend how a plant can be made illegal. In most people's perception, plants and animals stand above a status of legality or illegality, they just exist in a higher design of nature that goes beyond human laws and regulations. Nevertheless most governments of cannabis-producing countries are implementing drastic measures to destroy crops. Dangerous chemicals are sprayed over fields and over the farmers themselves in most of the third world countries, and the poorest people of the planet are the ones paying the highest price for cultivating a plant that does not kill. But in the economy of scale, where demand dictates supply, the poorest people of the planet have no choice but to cultivate cannabis as a cash crop to feed their children and send them to school. Communities that are isolated in remotes areas in the poorest regions of the planet are often the keepers of very special landraces.

The worldwide prosecution on the cannabis plant generates the need to go hunting for the real landraces that are left in the most remote corners of the planet.

These strains, isolated for decades and sometimes for centuries, costantly inbreeding, are at the origin of all the thousands of variations that we know today in the cannabis industry. In these landraces there are hundreds, maybe thousands of unique cannabinoid profiles that have never been evaluated by the pharmaceutical industry; nevertheless they could be of enormous help in the future, when the knowledge about the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant will advance further. One of these cannabinoid profiles could be hiding the next miracle drug for the treatment of very serious diseases. The concept of strain hunters stems from the need to preserve nature's gifts to man, in a quest for a better future.

Being a strain hunter is a personal challenge, a passion, and a way of life. Strain hunting is a very delicate task, one that involves social skills, a travelling-oriented mindframe and a pinch of crazy. Besides being physically fit, the strain hunter has to speak several languages, be able to blend and socialize in different environments, and has to be willing to commit to a lifestyle on the fast-lane. From the jungles of Africa and Asia to the mountain ranges of South America, the strain hunters are on a mission to bring back the most important and isolated cannabis landraces known to man. The logistical challenges involved in strain-hunting are quite considerable, but Arjan, owner and founder of the Green House empire, has been devoting a great deal passion, time and resources to this task. After two decades spent strain hunting for the breeding programs of the Green House Seed Company, it is now time to show the world what the hunt is all about. Strain Hunters is a brand new series of documentaries, real-life reports of the search for the greatest lost cannabis strains, a deep insight in the typical "day at the office" of the most successful seed makers in the world.

Architectures: The Siza School directed by Richard Copans & Stan Neuman



The most remarkable achievements in architecture. Each film in the series deals with a single building chosen for its exemplary nature and the pioneering role it played or plays in the evolution of contemporary architecture. Each episode is structured around a meticulously planned shoot in the building using extremely sophisticated equipment, such as cranes, dollies and the Louma. Available episodes: The Casa Milà, The Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao,The Royal Mosque of Isfahan, The House of Sugimoto, …
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Built by Alvaro Siza, the Faculty of Architecture of Porto plays hide and seek
with the elements that surround it. An amazing reflection on space.

Everything from a hollow cube, inspired by one of the finest buildings of old Porto: The palace of the Bishop, on the banks of the Douro. Alvaro Siza do not build in a vacuum. Responsible for building the architecture faculty of the Portuguese, it imagine a building like no other, forcing the elements to participate in the game of oblique cutting views into the landscape, stretching, contracting, breaking monotony of base materials. The result is surprising: no tags, no main entrance, near the unfinished tower and missing. A model originality unadorned, responding to the laws of geometrical provocative master. The building, completed and inaugurated in 1996, was designed toaccommodate 500 students.

The Red Shoes directed by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger



(WIKI) The Red Shoes (1948) is a British feature film about a ballet dancer, written, directed and produced by the team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, known collectively as The Archers. The movie employs the story within a story device, being about a young ballerina who joins an established ballet company and becomes the lead dancer in a new ballet called The Red Shoes, itself based on the fairy tale "The Red Shoes" by Hans Christian Andersen. The film stars Moira Shearer, Anton Walbrook and Marius Goring and features Robert Helpmann, Léonide Massine and Ludmilla Tchérina, renowned dancers from the ballet world, as well as Esmond Knight and Albert Basserman. It has original music by Brian Easdale and cinematography by Jack Cardiff, and is well regarded for its creative use of Technicolor. Filmmakers such as Brian De Palma and Martin Scorsese have named it one of their all time favorite films.

Although loosely based on the Andersen story, it was also said to have been inspired by the real-life meeting of Sergei Diaghilev with the British ballerina Diana Gould. Diaghilev asked her to join his company, but he died before she could do so. Diana Gould later became the second wife of Yehudi Menuhin.

A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

The Fourth Dimension directed by Zbigniew Rybczynski



In The Fourth Dimension, Rybczynski discovered that the raw material he was working with was not made up of dots, but lines. Lines whose center, as Deleuze would say, quoting Leibniz, •is never a part, but a simple extremity of the line.ê Lines whose êsmallest element is not the dot, but the rhizome.ê [Ä] With the help of a computer programmed to re-film an image 480 times, line by line, Rybczynski folds the bodies and the backgrounds infinitely. He unfolds time in space (the matter-fold is matter time, explains Deleuze): each line, at most, could belong to a different time. Swirling lenses, dizzying twists, inverted plaits, entangle themselves before our bewildered eyes [Ä]. The Fourth Dimension begins with a reference to the Bible: a large open book unfolds its wings, wrapping itself around a candle, a symbol of the primordial light, born of the word Creatoress (And God saidÄ Let there be lightÄ). Then a primitive mass, which unfolds itself slowly. Later, a man walks around a rock. The woman around the man. Then the light (neon filaments) around the original couple. Soon afterwards, their twists conjure up serpentine movements, hence the Evil One, he who divides. And the apple of betrayal, in a corner of the frame, shows that we have not made a mistake, that we have returned to the earlier era of the original sin.”

Thru the Ozone: The Art of Wassily Kandinsky directed by J. Scott Bernal



Thru the Ozone showcases the art of Russian-born Wassily Kandinsky. A true synesthesic, Kandinsky believed that music expresses itself through sound and time. He understood the strong emotional impact on the viewer that true abstract elements of art could provide. Intellectually stimulating, Kandinsky's art creates spatial equivalence between feeling and vivid color. I have matched the abstract music of Solyaris with the poly-chromatic structures of what has become best known as Kandinsky's art, to assist in your journey...Thru The Ozone!

Souls & Machines, digital art and new media directed by José Luis de Vicente



This 30 minute video documents the Machines and Souls Exhibition that took place at the Madrid Reina Sofia National Art Museum from June to October, 2008.

It includes interviews with the curators and several of the participating artists, and explains the main ideas and strategies behind the show.

How to Cook Like Heston - Cheese directed by Jules Whomsley



After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don't work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother's kitchen.

Britain's most visionary chef delivers meticulously tested tips and techniques to help viewers transform their dinners from bog standard to reliably brilliant without even breaking a sweat.

Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient - eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and spuds - and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak, and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.

The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.

Cheese:
Heston takes on cheese - one of the most popular cooking ingredients in the UK. He reveals the key ingredient for the ultimate cheese fondue, turns a block of cheddar into a four meter cheese string, and also makes a dream cheese toastie.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Strain Hunters Morocco Expedition directed by Stefano Cravero (PG - Narcotic)



WARNING: Interesting Underground Serie about Cannabis Culture from Netherlands Commercial Cannabis Seeds Dealers Activists Point of Vue.

Morocco:
Our planet is home to millions of species of animal and plants with their own habitat, and each plays a unique role in the perfect design of nature. Unfortunately many species of plants and animals are victim of uncontrolled human development. Cannabis, one of the most ancient plants known to man, used in every civilization all over the world for medicinal and recreational purposes, is facing a very real threath of extinction. Besides the threath posed by human development, one of the goals of the United Nations, published years ago in official reports, was to wipe out the cannabis plant from the face of the earth by the year 2010. In reality this is far from being achieved, because man keeps using the cannabis plant for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes no matter what the law says. Most cultures cannot comprehend how a plant can be made illegal. In most people's perception, plants and animals stand above a status of legality or illegality, they just exist in a higher design of nature that goes beyond human laws and regulations. Nevertheless most governments of cannabis-producing countries are implementing drastic measures to destroy crops. Dangerous chemicals are sprayed over fields and over the farmers themselves in most of the third world countries, and the poorest people of the planet are the ones paying the highest price for cultivating a plant that does not kill. But in the economy of scale, where demand dictates supply, the poorest people of the planet have no choice but to cultivate cannabis as a cash crop to feed their children and send them to school. Communities that are isolated in remotes areas in the poorest regions of the planet are often the keepers of very special landraces.

The worldwide prosecution on the cannabis plant generates the need to go hunting for the real landraces that are left in the most remote corners of the planet.

These strains, isolated for decades and sometimes for centuries, costantly inbreeding, are at the origin of all the thousands of variations that we know today in the cannabis industry. In these landraces there are hundreds, maybe thousands of unique cannabinoid profiles that have never been evaluated by the pharmaceutical industry; nevertheless they could be of enormous help in the future, when the knowledge about the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant will advance further. One of these cannabinoid profiles could be hiding the next miracle drug for the treatment of very serious diseases. The concept of strain hunters stems from the need to preserve nature's gifts to man, in a quest for a better future.

Being a strain hunter is a personal challenge, a passion, and a way of life. Strain hunting is a very delicate task, one that involves social skills, a travelling-oriented mindframe and a pinch of crazy. Besides being physically fit, the strain hunter has to speak several languages, be able to blend and socialize in different environments, and has to be willing to commit to a lifestyle on the fast-lane. From the jungles of Africa and Asia to the mountain ranges of South America, the strain hunters are on a mission to bring back the most important and isolated cannabis landraces known to man. The logistical challenges involved in strain-hunting are quite considerable, but Arjan, owner and founder of the Green House empire, has been devoting a great deal passion, time and resources to this task. After two decades spent strain hunting for the breeding programs of the Green House Seed Company, it is now time to show the world what the hunt is all about. Strain Hunters is a brand new series of documentaries, real-life reports of the search for the greatest lost cannabis strains, a deep insight in the typical "day at the office" of the most successful seed makers in the world.

Actuator - duet for dancer and industrial robot directed by Thomas Freundlich



Actuator is a dance work about the meeting of human and machine. The piece seeks to explore our inborn tendency to view machines as living, even personal creatures. How quickly will we begin to sympathize with an industrial robot that dances along with a human - or seems to react to the person's gestures and movements?

Choreography and programming: Thomas Freundlich
Dance: Thomas Freundlich and ABB IRB 1600 industrial robot
Lighting: Mia Kivinen
Robot and software: ABB Oy
Training and technical consulting: ABB Oy / Juha Mainio
Production: Jutta Heikkilä / Loistomeininki Oy, Elina Pekkala / Zodiak
Stage manager: Tuukka Törneblom

Music: Material, Massive Attack, J.S. Bach, Billie Holiday, es, Tod Dockstader, electronic and shortwave audio collage

Des racines et des ailes: Le sacre de Reims réalisé par Isabelle Thomas



Même quand Paris devient une capitale politique, c’est à Reims que s’organisent les sacres des rois. Sa superbe cathédrale gothique est un véritable manifeste, architectural, historique et religieux, que nous décrypte l’historien rémois Patrick Demouy. Théâtre d’un rituel chargé de sens et de symboles, l’édifice a néanmoins accueilli moins de sacres que ses statues de rois présentes sur le fronton ne le laisse supposer ! 32 rois y ont été couronnés...

Tout commence donc à Reims… il y a 1500 ans, à l’occasion du baptême de Clovis : l’alliance de l’Eglise et du pouvoir. L’onction étant, selon les écrits religieux, littéralement tombée du ciel, la monarchie de droit divin en découle logiquement. C’est à cet acte fondateur que se réfèreront tous les rois de France.

Le conservateur du musée de Saint Rémi nous explique l’origine mythique de la sainte ampoule, ainsi que le caractère sacré qu’elle revêt. Entre la cathédrale, l’abbaye de Saint Rémi et l’ancien palais archiépiscopale, ce sont toutes les étapes de la cérémonie que nous vous raconterons...

En 1789, la Révolution a voulu détruire tous les symboles qui faisaient les rois, mais l’actuel curé de la cathédrale de Reims nous révèle comment le baume des sacres a survécu et traversé les régimes les plus hostiles!

Les insignes royaux, quant à eux, étaient sous la garde de l’abbé de Saint Denis. Sceptre, éperons, épée et mains de justice dorment désormais au Louvre. Elisabeth Antoine, le conservateur au département des objets d’Art, nous en révèle quelques aspects méconnus et insolites...

Great Museums: An Acquiring Mind - Philippe de Montebello and The Metropolitan Museum of Art directed by Mark Doyle



“Those of us who run the museums, run them for the benefit of the public, all the public.”

Philippe de Montebello, Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1977 to 2008.

(February 2010)—The extraordinary legacy of Philippe de Montebello, who served for 31 years as Director of The Metropolitan Museum Art, is chronicled in GREAT MUSEUMS: AN ACQUIRING MIND: PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART. Debuted on public television stations nationwide in February 2010, this one-hour special is presented in High Definition and is narrated by renowned broadcast journalist and NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg.

During his tenure, Mr. de Montebello guided the acquisition of more than 84,000 works of art from around the globe, demanded innovation in conservation techniques and oversaw the doubling of the physical size of this world-renowned cultural institution. At the same time, he orchestrated some 30 special exhibits a year, and museum attendance surged to nearly five million annual visitors.

The French-born, Harvard-educated de Montebello brought a background in European painting to his first job as Curatorial Assistant at the Met. When he took over as Director in 1977, the Met was already well established as a distinct showcase for European art and respected as one of the world’s great museums.

Under Philippe de Montebello’s leadership, the museum’s Eurocentric collection grew to represent all continents, all cultures, and all eras, enabling the museum to present a panoramic view of the world’s art history over time. Today, more than two million objects, compromising an encyclopedic treasury of world art, are contained in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s ever-growing collection.

According to de Montebello, “The expertise of our curators is the element that provides me, when I make a judgment, with the comfort to reinforce my own convictions about an object.”

The acquisition process at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art form unto itself. Identifying outstanding works of art for the Met is the job of nearly 100 curators and curatorial assistants. Working with researchers, scientists and conservators, they locate, authenticate and propose the acquisition of pieces to enhance the Met’s collection. From painted Buddhist banners to medieval manuscripts to the gowns presented in the Costume Institute, de Montebello oversees the requests for purchases from every department.

GREAT MUSEUMS: AN ACQUIRING MIND: PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO AND THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART also showcases the painstaking efforts taken to preserve and/or restore objects that will eventually be on display for millions of museum visitors. “Our fundamental purpose in being a repository for the great works of art, and the heritage of mankind, is to preserve it for this and future generations” says de Montebello.

The Met’s conservators balance the need to restore with the responsibility to preserve a piece’s original condition. The key to conservation, according to Marjorie Shelley, the Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge of Paper Conservation: “We never want anything to look new. We want the signs of age to be present.”

During the Philippe de Montebello years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art nearly doubled in physical size. “For me, it was then a matter, with these growing collections, of creating the right galleries to house them,” recalls de Montebello. “You can’t just have the same vitrine, the same shaped doors, the same everything to present the art of the world.”

In 2007, the year de Montebello announced his retirement, the Met opened new, renovated and expanded galleries throughout the museum, including the Greek and Roman Galleries, the American Classical Galleries, the Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts, and the Native North American art and Oceanic art galleries.

Over the years, the physical expansion of the museum and the on-going acquisition of priceless works of art were due in large part to partnerships with the Met’s many generous benefactors. For example, Brooke Astor’s love for China blossomed into the creation of The Astor Court, an authentic Chinese scholar’s garden built by Chinese workmen hand-selected to work on the project. Walter and Leonore Annenberg were involved with the Met for more than 40 years. Their personal collection included 53 works by the greatest artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Philippe de Montebello worked closely with the Annenbergs over the course of his tenure, and eventually they bequeathed their entire collection to the Met—the largest single gift of art to the museum in more than half a century.

To honor the Met’s retiring director in fall 2008, the curatorial staff and Trustees mounted The Philippe de Montebello Years exhibition. The exhibition demonstrated the breadth of his influence over the Met’s vast collections.

“We were honored to document such a pinnacle moment in the grand history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” noted Marc Doyle, executive producer of Great Museums. “Philippe de Montebello changed the face of American museums throughout his tenure, and his achievements are the centerpiece of this compelling and engaging Great Museums episode. It will be a must-see for the public television viewer – especially those who are interested in the inner-workings and evolution of America’s museums.

Scuba diving colorful Verde Island, Philippines directed by Joe Stone



Stunning diversity of colorful coral surrounded by clouds of small reef fish.

Architectures: Johnson Wax Administrative Building directed by Frédéric Compain



In 1936, the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, then aged 70, was commissioned to build in Racine (Wisconsin) new administrative buildings for the company Johnson. The relationship between Johnson and Wright were often stormy, but the architect was able to impose its views. The result was one of the most beautiful works of Wright, long brick buildings with horizontal lines, blind facades, supported by the famous pillars corolla.

A program of ARTE Architectures, conducted by Frédéric Compain, was devoted to this remarkable work of architecture.

Regarde réalisé par David Picarda



Documentaire Expérimental, propos sur le regard.

Park West Gallery: Anatole Krasnyansky presented by Morris Shapiro



Anatole Krasnyansky is interviewed by Park West Gallery Director, Morris Shapiro, Krasnyansky discusses his struggles as an artist and his time working in the film and television industry. He also talks about his development as an artist and finally having recognition for his work.

How to Cook Like Heston - Chicken directed by Jules Whomsley



After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don't work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother's kitchen.

Britain's most visionary chef delivers meticulously tested tips and techniques to help viewers transform their dinners from bog standard to reliably brilliant without even breaking a sweat.

Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient - eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and spuds - and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak, and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.

The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.

Chicken:
It might be the most popular meat in the world but Heston thinks the old bird needs a bit of a makeover.

First up he attempts to revolutionise the way to roast a chicken, then he gets to grips with the chicken's many delicious parts... via an autopsy.

At his village hall, Heston challenges the local hockey team to a blind stock-tasting match before revealing his recipe for chicken and ham pie.

He also demonstrates a shortcut for preparing a Michelin-star-worthy chicken consomme.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Strain Hunters Trinidad & St. Vincent Expedition directed by Stefano Cravero (PG - Narcotic)



WARNING: Interesting Underground Serie about Cannabis Culture from Netherlands Commercial Cannabis Seeds Dealers Activists Point of Vue.

Trinidad & St. Vincent:
Our planet is home to millions of species of animal and plants with their own habitat, and each plays a unique role in the perfect design of nature. Unfortunately many species of plants and animals are victim of uncontrolled human development. Cannabis, one of the most ancient plants known to man, used in every civilization all over the world for medicinal and recreational purposes, is facing a very real threath of extinction. Besides the threath posed by human development, one of the goals of the United Nations, published years ago in official reports, was to wipe out the cannabis plant from the face of the earth by the year 2010. In reality this is far from being achieved, because man keeps using the cannabis plant for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes no matter what the law says. Most cultures cannot comprehend how a plant can be made illegal. In most people's perception, plants and animals stand above a status of legality or illegality, they just exist in a higher design of nature that goes beyond human laws and regulations. Nevertheless most governments of cannabis-producing countries are implementing drastic measures to destroy crops. Dangerous chemicals are sprayed over fields and over the farmers themselves in most of the third world countries, and the poorest people of the planet are the ones paying the highest price for cultivating a plant that does not kill. But in the economy of scale, where demand dictates supply, the poorest people of the planet have no choice but to cultivate cannabis as a cash crop to feed their children and send them to school. Communities that are isolated in remotes areas in the poorest regions of the planet are often the keepers of very special landraces.

The worldwide prosecution on the cannabis plant generates the need to go hunting for the real landraces that are left in the most remote corners of the planet.

These strains, isolated for decades and sometimes for centuries, costantly inbreeding, are at the origin of all the thousands of variations that we know today in the cannabis industry. In these landraces there are hundreds, maybe thousands of unique cannabinoid profiles that have never been evaluated by the pharmaceutical industry; nevertheless they could be of enormous help in the future, when the knowledge about the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant will advance further. One of these cannabinoid profiles could be hiding the next miracle drug for the treatment of very serious diseases. The concept of strain hunters stems from the need to preserve nature's gifts to man, in a quest for a better future.

Being a strain hunter is a personal challenge, a passion, and a way of life. Strain hunting is a very delicate task, one that involves social skills, a travelling-oriented mindframe and a pinch of crazy. Besides being physically fit, the strain hunter has to speak several languages, be able to blend and socialize in different environments, and has to be willing to commit to a lifestyle on the fast-lane. From the jungles of Africa and Asia to the mountain ranges of South America, the strain hunters are on a mission to bring back the most important and isolated cannabis landraces known to man. The logistical challenges involved in strain-hunting are quite considerable, but Arjan, owner and founder of the Green House empire, has been devoting a great deal passion, time and resources to this task. After two decades spent strain hunting for the breeding programs of the Green House Seed Company, it is now time to show the world what the hunt is all about. Strain Hunters is a brand new series of documentaries, real-life reports of the search for the greatest lost cannabis strains, a deep insight in the typical "day at the office" of the most successful seed makers in the world.

Diving Magical Sogod Bay, Philippines directed by Joe Stone



Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte, Philippines. One of the most underrated dive sites around.

Dreamcatcher directed by Olva Kontlo



Winner of Audience Prize and 2nd prize in Dancing, International Solo-Dance-Theatre Festival 2005, Stuttgart, Germany.

Wild bursts of movement alternate with moments of soundless speech, as a lone woman traverses an intense, ever-changing landscape of the mind.

Driven by a dynamic audio collage ranging from the Propellerheads' furious James Bond remix to the sublime operatic voice of Jussi Björling, Dreamcatcher juxtaposes the dancer's explosive physicality with sudden choreographic transitions that evoke the forceful, irrational reality of a dream.

Choreography: Thomas Freundlich
Dance: Tanja Kuisma
Costume design: Lucie Kuropatová

Music: Godflesh, Otomo Yoshihide, Propellerheads, Paolo Tosti

Question à la une: Tintin a-t-il vendu son âme au diable ? réalisé par Gérald Vanderberghe (fr. st eng.)



Ce documentaire a été réalisé en 2007. Il évoque la façon dont l'oeuvre d'Hergé, créateur de "Tintin", est gérée 25 ans après sa mort. Dans cette première partie, un constat est fait sur les ventes des albums de Tintin et la popularité du personnage auprès des enfants. Le documentaire explique que la société anonyme Moulinsart refuse d'être interviewée en compagnie de certains spécialistes de l'univers d'Hergé.
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This documentary was made in 2007. It explains how the works of Hergé, the creator of "Tintin", are managed 25 years after his death. In this first part, an investigation is made on the Tintin album sales, and on the popularity of the character among children. The documentary explains that Moulinsart Ltd. refuses to be interviewed with some specialists of the Hergé universe

Lightheaded directed by Mike Dacko



Lightheaded is a journey we take with temperature sensitive candle creatures who sacrifice what they know to become who they are.

Park West Gallery: Yaacov Agam presented by Albert Scaglione



Yaacov Agam and Park West Gallery founder and CEO, Albert Scaglione visit Agam's installation at Centre Georges Pompidou and his miraculous fountain in Tel Aviv.

"Agam is the kind of artist that if you can dream it and imagine it, he can do it!"
- Albert Scaglione, founder and CEO of Park West Gallery.

How to Cook Like Heston - Chocolate directed by Jules Whomsley



After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don't work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother's kitchen.

Britain's most visionary chef delivers meticulously tested tips and techniques to help viewers transform their dinners from bog standard to reliably brilliant without even breaking a sweat.

Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient - eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and spuds - and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak, and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.

The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.

Chocolate:
Heston challenges the way we cook chocolate as he lifts the lid on his magical popping candy, passion fruit gateaux with an exploding base, and an amazing flowerpot tiramisu with edible chocolate soil.

There's a magic twist as Heston turns dark chocolate into rich chocolate wine.

There's also a can of keyboard dust cleaner to shock-freeze melted chocolate into a pliable chocolate sculpture, a paint sprayer loaded with velvety dark chocolate to coat a frozen cake, and a pneumatic drill to explain how chocolate is made.

And Heston visits his local village hall to show the colourful characters from the amateur dramatics group the best way to make hot chocolate.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Strain Hunters Africa Expedition directed by Stefano Cravero (PG - Narcotic)



WARNING: Interesting Underground Serie about Cannabis Culture from Netherlands Commercial Cannabis Seeds Dealers Activists Point of Vue.

Africa:
Our planet is home to millions of species of animal and plants with their own habitat, and each plays a unique role in the perfect design of nature. Unfortunately many species of plants and animals are victim of uncontrolled human development. Cannabis, one of the most ancient plants known to man, used in every civilization all over the world for medicinal and recreational purposes, is facing a very real threath of extinction. Besides the threath posed by human development, one of the goals of the United Nations, published years ago in official reports, was to wipe out the cannabis plant from the face of the earth by the year 2010. In reality this is far from being achieved, because man keeps using the cannabis plant for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes no matter what the law says. Most cultures cannot comprehend how a plant can be made illegal. In most people's perception, plants and animals stand above a status of legality or illegality, they just exist in a higher design of nature that goes beyond human laws and regulations. Nevertheless most governments of cannabis-producing countries are implementing drastic measures to destroy crops. Dangerous chemicals are sprayed over fields and over the farmers themselves in most of the third world countries, and the poorest people of the planet are the ones paying the highest price for cultivating a plant that does not kill. But in the economy of scale, where demand dictates supply, the poorest people of the planet have no choice but to cultivate cannabis as a cash crop to feed their children and send them to school. Communities that are isolated in remotes areas in the poorest regions of the planet are often the keepers of very special landraces.

The worldwide prosecution on the cannabis plant generates the need to go hunting for the real landraces that are left in the most remote corners of the planet.

These strains, isolated for decades and sometimes for centuries, costantly inbreeding, are at the origin of all the thousands of variations that we know today in the cannabis industry. In these landraces there are hundreds, maybe thousands of unique cannabinoid profiles that have never been evaluated by the pharmaceutical industry; nevertheless they could be of enormous help in the future, when the knowledge about the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant will advance further. One of these cannabinoid profiles could be hiding the next miracle drug for the treatment of very serious diseases. The concept of strain hunters stems from the need to preserve nature's gifts to man, in a quest for a better future.

Being a strain hunter is a personal challenge, a passion, and a way of life. Strain hunting is a very delicate task, one that involves social skills, a travelling-oriented mindframe and a pinch of crazy. Besides being physically fit, the strain hunter has to speak several languages, be able to blend and socialize in different environments, and has to be willing to commit to a lifestyle on the fast-lane. From the jungles of Africa and Asia to the mountain ranges of South America, the strain hunters are on a mission to bring back the most important and isolated cannabis landraces known to man. The logistical challenges involved in strain-hunting are quite considerable, but Arjan, owner and founder of the Green House empire, has been devoting a great deal passion, time and resources to this task. After two decades spent strain hunting for the breeding programs of the Green House Seed Company, it is now time to show the world what the hunt is all about. Strain Hunters is a brand new series of documentaries, real-life reports of the search for the greatest lost cannabis strains, a deep insight in the typical "day at the office" of the most successful seed makers in the world.

Jean-Michel Jarre: Aéro réalisé par Christine Buch & Niels Severin



(WIKI) Concert organisé dans un champ d'éoliennes. L'électricité du concert était officiellement entièrement produite par les éoliennes du parc, mais quelques générateurs se trouvaient derrière la scène / Concert held in a field of windmills. The electricity of the concert wasofficially produced entirely by the wind park.

7 septembre 2002
Gammel Vraa Enge, Aalborg, Danemark

Architectures: Galleria Umberto 1 directed by Stan Neumann



Galleria Umberto 1 is one of the last constructed walkways Europe. She dedicates the performance of one of the architectural forms more emblematic of the 19th century.

That show delivery from 1820 walkways that will therefore be multiply in Europe. It is about creating inner-city areas protected meet two objectives: to drill new roads exclusively for pedestrians decongest the old fabric and offer of retail space open to all. Galleria Umberto 1, designed by Emanuele Rocco, belongs to the last generation of "crossings". Its inception, the terrible epidemic of cholera ravaged Italy in 1884, symbolizes for Naples, modernity and progress. A opportunity to compete with Milan which opened the way for monumental passages.

The project is to establish an exclusive area and autonomous functioning like a miniature city with apartments, cafes and restaurants, its theater. The gallery will never win like this enclave of luxury dreamed of its promoters. The apartments, unsuitable climate Neapolitan is will sell poorly. They will be gradually occupied by shops and offices, while the theater's basement will become a neighborhood theater and cinema porn before closing in the fifties. Yet the project is a tremendous success. There is no place in Naples in which Neapolitans of all social strata can be recognized better than this gallery to the tunes of Renaissance palace, crossed the Roman triumphal arch.

The Big Bang Machine directed by Gideon Bradshaw



Professor Brian Cox visits Geneva to take a look around Cern's Large Hadron Collider before this vast, 27km long machine is sealed off and a simulation experiment begins to try and create the conditions that existed just a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. Cox joins the scientists who hope that the LHC will change our understanding of the early universe and solve some of its mysteries.

Kenya - Maasai Mara National Reserve directed by Tine Worén



Maasai Mara National Reserve is a continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Mara is mostly an open savannah, with patches of bush and woodland.

Out of Bounds directed by Stephan Richter



Out of bounds is a cineastic meeting of two characters, who are directly related to each other: Camera (Cinematographer) and Dancer. Both can define space/room, but only through interaction. They meet each other in an abstract setting (a white cube) and start a dramatic play. While the camera influences the situation through changing position and movement, a dialogue emerges.The cineastic space changes constantly and expresses the tensions between the characters.
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Stephan Richter - Vienna
... born in 1980, Stephan Richter lives and works as a media artist and director in Vienna/Austria.

Civilization directed by Marco Brambilla



Civilization is a video installation created with artist/director Marco Brambilla for the elevators Standard Hotel in NYC. It's comprised of over 400 video clips and it takes elevator passengers on a trip from hell to heaven as they go up or from heaven to hell as they go down.

ArtWorks Scotland - The Glasgow Boys directed by Keith Alexander



Muriel Gray tells the story of the Glasgow Boys, the group of late 19th century painters who put Glasgow on the art world map. Focusing mainly on just four of the Boys - John Lavery, James Guthrie, George Henry and EA Hornel - she examines their masterpieces in detail and charts their shifting friendships. Following in the Boys' footsteps, Muriel travels through Scotland and northern France to uncover the sources of their inspiration and show just how radical their paintings were.

How to Cook Like Heston - Eggs directed by Jules Whomsley



After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don't work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother's kitchen.

Britain's most visionary chef delivers meticulously tested tips and techniques to help viewers transform their dinners from bog standard to reliably brilliant without even breaking a sweat.

Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient - eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and spuds - and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak, and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.

The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.

Eggs:
Heston reveals the secret to a great boiled egg, the perfect poached egg and his signature scotch egg.

Heston challenges his local Holyport Women's Institute to scramble eggs, and gives a masterclass in how to achieve a perfect lemon-custard tart every time without fail.

And finally, with a bit of Heston magic, the Women's Institute are invited to sample his famous bacon and egg ice cream made with dry ice.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Les escapades de Petitrenaud: Nogent-sur-Marne réalisé par Pascal Gonzalez



Jean-Luc Petitrenaud nous emmène sur les bords de Marne à la découverte de l'esprit guinguette si cher à nos cœurs.

C’est à Nogent sur Marne que Jean-Luc Petitrenaud nous emmène aujourd’hui, à la rencontre de Ludovic Leriche, patron du Val de Beauté. Au menu de cette escapade : balade en bateau, casse-croûte entre amis et petit vin blanc en musique. Et c’est avec plaisir que nous saluons "la reine de l’accordéon", marraine de ce bel endroit : madame Yvette Horner.

Pour les habitants du quartier, Le Val de Beauté fait partie du patrimoine. Cette guinguette où, à la Belle Epoque, l’on venait "casse-croûter", jouer aux boules et guincher, a même servi de poste de secours lors de la grande crue de 1910. Mais, écoutons nos invités nous conter la belle histoire des bords de Marne, où bourgeois et mauvais garçons se croisaient chaque week-end au son de l’accordéon.

Lorsque l’on évoque les guinguettes, on pense au "petit vin blanc que l’on boit sous les tonnelles...". Les vignes de Nogent existent toujours grâce à la Confrérie du petit vin blanc. Replanté il y a quelques années dans les jardins de l’ancien hôtel des Coignard, le vignoble compte aujourd’hui environ 400 pieds de riesling, chardonnay et pinot-noir. Et chaque année, 80 bouteilles de vin blanc sont ainsi produites.

Notre balade dans Nogent se poursuit chez Frédéric Lopez, à la Boucherie du Baltard. Sur son étal, la côte de bœuf de l’Aubrac côtoie le veau du Limousin et l’agneau de l’Aveyron. Ludovic Leriche emplit son panier de côtes de bœuf que nous dégusterons lors du casse-croûte, sur la terrasse du Val de Beauté.

Alors qu’Arnaud Pouget, le chef de la maison, prépare un sandre en papillote, le chef Philippe Detourbe nous rejoint. Vous le connaissez, nous lui avons déjà consacré une balade gourmande. Aujourd’hui, il vient en voisin, car il a repris depuis quelques temps le restaurant Les Jardins d’Ohé, situé à Saint-Maur-des-Fossés. Il n’est pas venu les mains vides : il apporte un panier d’écrevisses, qu’il nous cuisine au vin blanc. On ne peut évoquer la cuisine des bords de Marne sans déguster des cuisses de grenouille, avant de débuter une partie de pétanque sur le terrain installé dans la cour du Val de Beauté.

Teach Me to Dance directed by Anne Wheeler



In this drama, Lesia convinces her English-Canadian friend Sarah to perform a Ukrainian dance with her as part of their school's Christmas pageant. Sarah's father, angry at the growing number of Ukrainian settlers, won't allow his daughter to participate. Despite the prejudices of their parents, the girls' friendship remains strong, and they meet in Sarah's barn to celebrate Christmas Day together. Part of the Adventures in History series.

Chaplin's Art of Comedy directed by Samuel M. Sherman



A survey of Charles Chaplin's early career using re-edited footage from: The Tramp (1915), Bank (1915), Champion (1915), His New Job (1915), A Night Out (1915), Police (1916), A Night in the Show (1915), In the Park (1915), and A Woman (1915).

Routes à hauts risques - Le labyrinthe de Dacca réalisé par Kristian Kähler



À travers les déserts, la glace et la neige, au fond de la jungle, le long de l'eau ou sur les routes de montagnes, beaucoup de transporteurs ont trouvé la mort. Ces travailleurs émérites continuent pourtant à emprunter ces routes sinueuses par manque d’alternatives. Des chemins qui traversent des paysages uniques et qui exercent une fascination sans fin. Cette série nous fait découvrir des aventuriers pour qui la fin du voyage est la récompense après le doute.

Le labyrinthe de Dacca:
Une incursion dans la capitale du Bengladesh, Dacca, une zone très densément peuplée où la circulation n'est pas de tout repos, loin s'en faut!