Junior is nine years old, growing up on a housing project in Venezuela with his recently widowed mother, Marta, and his baby brother. Searching for an identity without a father-figure, Junior feels marginalised by his mother s preoccupation with his younger brother. When school term approaches and Junior s yearbook photo is to be taken, he decides to straighten his stubbornly curly hair. Sharing a love of music and singing, Junior s grandmother introduces him to her favourite sixties crooner, Henry Stephen ( My Lemon, My Lemon Tree ), and suggests he might like to imitate the look for the school photo. As Junior s fixation with his appearance grows it soon puts him at odds with his mother. Overwhelmed with searching for a job to provide for her family, she finds it increasingly difficult to tolerate Junior s personality and tries to induce him into macho ways, convinced his obsessions are in fact signs of his undefined sexuality...
Erscheinungsdatum: 07.10.2017, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks, Titelzusatz: Searching for My Father, Auflage: 2. Auflage von 2017 // Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks, Autor: Pederson, Paula, Redaktion: Wendy, Wiley, Verlag: Paula Pederson, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY // Personal Memoirs, Rubrik: Belletristik // Biographien, Erinnerungen, Seiten: 332, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 482 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) is a young, helpless tomboy whose father has been murdered. She wants vengeance, and she tracks down a tough old marshal named ‘Rooster’ Cogburn (John Wayne) as she believes he can help by finding the murderer and showing his ‘True Grit’. Rooster has a reputation for getting the job done and enlists help from La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), a Texas ranger who is searching for the same man for another murder. Together all three trek around the country to find the murderous foe and travel through Fort Smith, Arkansas and even deep into Indian territory to find their man.Special Features:None Listed.
In The Passenger, a provocative new drama from the director Tor Iben, sexual and moral boundaries are put to the test when a handsome stranger begins to infiltrate the lives of two artists. While searching for a condo in Berlin for his father, Nick meets Philipp, a talented photographer, and Lilli, a gorgeous actress. There is instant chemistry and both are easily seduced by Nick's charms. Lilli and Philipp begin to explore their relationship with the sexy visitor, succumbing to their passionate affections which intensify their volatile emotional and physical bonds. But what Philipp and Lilli don't realize is that they are being lured into Nick's manipulative (and deadly) game of love.
Paul Bettany (The Young Victoria, Master & Commander) and Olivia Williams (Hanna, The Ghost Writer) front a stellar British cast in a powerful and emotional journey of love, obligation, and conflict, set against the backdrop of London’s multi-cultural suburbia. After the sudden death of his father, a newly-engaged Jewish man (Dan Fredenburgh) plunges into a charged love affair with an attached young waitress (Doraly Rosa). Both are searching for happiness and don’t want to give up on their life-long dreams, but are trapped by their existing responsibilities to the lives they have already created. Special Features: A 30-minute documentary The Making of Broken Lines Exclusive interviews with stars Dan Fredenburgh, Doraly Rosa and Paul Bettany and director Sallie Aprahamian Stills Gallery Theatrical Trailer
The story of the Flaxton Boys continues, with this second series in the epic Yorkshire-set children's drama featuring four generations of young inhabitants from the fictional Flaxton Hall. Series one saw the Flaxton heir, Jonathan, and his friend Archie Weekes eventually outwit the avaricious Sir Peregrine Stilgoe in his quest for the hall's hidden treasure. Now, some forty years on, the Flaxton boys are Peter Weekes (played by Kes star Dai Bradley), son of Archie and Sarah Weekes, and David Stilgoe – ward of Sir Tarquin Stilgoe, Sir Peregrine's son. Sir Peregrine has died in a coach accident, and Stilgoe Lodge has passed to Sir Tarquin, a man as ruthless as his father and equally an enemy of the Flaxtons. This new adventure sees the boys searching for the Flaxton heir, who mysteriously vanishes as a new threat to the family home emerges: the valuable seams of coal that lie below its foundations, and whose whereabouts are known only to Sir Tarquin...
Gigantic is a funny, oddly romantic love story about the unanticipated anxiety that comes when two crazy people unexpectedly collide. Brian Weathersby (Paul Dano) is a 28 year-old salesman at a high-end Swedish mattress company. The afterthought child to elderly parents (Ed Asner, Jane Alexander), and the youngest son in a trio of successful brothers, a shady oil man (Ian Roberts), a surgeon (Robert Stanton), Brian is searching for his place in the world. Unfulfilled by his work he spends a good portion of his day pursuing his goal of someday adopting a baby from China. He gets swept up in a romance with the lovely but misguided Harriet Lolly (Zooey Deschanel) when she comes in to his store one day and falls asleep on one of the beds. To win her over, he must compete with her bear of a father, Al Lolly, (John Goodman) an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets. Gigantic is a funny, surreal love story about the anxiety that comes when two people with crazy families collide unexpectedly and fall for each other.
Following JACK NICHOLSON’s breakout supporting turn in Easy Rider, director BOB RAFELSON (The King of Marvin Gardens) devised a powerful leading role for the new star in the searing character study Five Easy Pieces. Nicholson plays the now iconic cad Bobby Dupea, a shiftless thirtysomething oil rigger and former piano prodigy immune to any sense of responsibility, who returns to his upper-middle-class childhood home, blue-collar girlfriend (Nashville’s KAREN BLACK, in an Oscar-nominated role) in tow, to see his estranged ailing father. Moving in its simplicity and gritty in its textures, Five Easy Pieces is a lasting example of early 1970s American alienation. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring director Bob Rafelson and interior designer Toby Rafelson Soul Searching in “Five Easy Pieces,” a 2009 video piece with Rafelson BBStory, a 2009 documentary about the legendary film company BBS Productions, with Rafelson; actors Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, and Ellen Burstyn; directors Peter Bogdanovich and Henry Jaglom; and others Documentary from 2009 about BBS featuring critic David Thomson and historian Douglas Brinkley Audio excerpts from a 1976 AFI interview with Rafelson Theatrical trailer and teasers PLUS: An essay by critic Kent Jones