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Hollywood Legends of Horror

Hollywood Legends of Horror

Doctor X & Return of Doctor X & Mark of the Vampire & Mask of Fu Manchu & Mad Love & Devil Doll

Hollywood's Legends of Horror Collection.

[Disc 1]. Mad Love (1935, 68 min. B & W) ; The Devil Doll (1936, 78 min. B & W) -- [Disc 2]. Doctor X (1932, 76 min. color) ; The Return of Doctor X (1939, 62 min. B & W) -- [Disc 3]. Mark of the Vampire (1935, 60 min. B & W) ; The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932, 68 min. B & W).

Book Club

Book Club

Book club /|cParamount Pictures presents ; in association with June Pictures, Endeavor Content ; an Apartment Story production ; produced by Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Bill Holderman, Erin Simms ; written by Bill Holderman & Erin Simms ; directed by Bill Holderman.

Four friends' lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club tackles the infamous "Fifty Shades of Grey." From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.

Iris

Iris

Iris /|ca film by Albert Maysles ; a Maysles Films, Inc. production ; Magnolia Pictures presents ; director, Albert Maysles ; produced by Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles, Jennifer Ash Rudick.

An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression.

Edgar A. Poe: Buried Alive

Edgar A. Poe: Buried Alive

Edgar A. Poe :|bburied alive /|cAmerican Masters Pictures ; producer, Jennifer Pearce ; written and directed by Eric Stange ; a Spy Pond Productions film in association with the Center for Independent Documentary and Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters for WNET.

Edgar Allan Poe: buried alive draws on the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to tell the real story of the notorious author. Featuring Tony Award-winning actor Denis O'Hare, the film explores the misrepresentations of Poe as an alcoholic madman. It reveals the way in which Poe tapped into what it means to be a human in the modern and sometimes frightening world.

Hostiles

Hostiles

Hostiles /|cwritten for the screen and directed by Scott Cooper ; produced by John Lesher, Ken Kao, Scott Cooper ; Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures and Waypoint Entertainment present ; in association with Bloom ; a Le Grisbi production.

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Building a Better Vocabulary

Building a Better Vocabulary

Great Courses

Building a better vocabulary.Chantilly, VA :|bThe Teaching Company,|c[2015]

This course will boost your vocabulary, whether you want to enhance your personal lexicon, write or speak more articulately in professional settings, or advance your knowledge of the English language. For anyone who has ever grasped for the perfect word at a particular moment, this course provides a research-based and enjoyable method for improving your vocabulary.Disc 1. Five principles for learning vocabulary -- The spelling-meaning connection -- Words for lying, swindling, and conniving -- Words that express annoyance and disgust -- Fighting words and peaceful words -- Going beyond dictionary meanings. Disc 2. Wicked words -- Words for beginnings and endings -- Words expressing fear, love, and hatred -- Words for the everyday and the elite -- Words from gods and heroes -- Humble words and prideful words. Disc 3. High-frequency Greek and Latin roots -- Words relating to belief and trust -- Words for the way we talk -- Words for praise, criticism, and nonsense -- Eponyms from literature and history -- Thinking, teaching, and learning words. Disc 4. Words for the diligent and the lazy -- Words that break and words that join -- Some high-utility Greek and Latin affixes -- Cranky words and cool words -- Words for courage and cowardice -- Reviewing vocabulary through literature. Disc 5. Words for killing and cutting -- A vocabulary grab bag -- Words for words -- Specialty words for language -- Nasty words and nice words -- Words for the really big and the very small. Disc 6. Spelling as a vocabulary tool -- A medley of new words -- Building vocabulary through games -- Words English borrowed and never returned -- More foreign loan words -- Forgotten words and neologisms.

The Skeptic's Guide to American History

The Skeptic's Guide to American History

Great Courses

The skeptic's guide to American history /|cThe Teaching Company.Chantilly, Va. :|bTeaching Co.,|c[2012]

For most Americans, the history of the United States is built on a set of long-accepted beliefs about events, each of which resonates in the nation's collective memory. But what if those beliefs, however familiar, don't really tell the whole story? Our knowledge of history - or what we believe to be history - is the lens through which we view and interpret the world. And when that lens is distorted with misleading information, it has powerful effects on how we perceive the present and how we make decisions in the future, from choosing whom to vote for to interpreting the latest developments in today's news and opinion pieces.

The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction

Great Courses

The secrets of great mystery and suspense fiction /|cProfessor David Schmid.

Follow a renowned literature professor through the fascinating evolution of a captivating genre.|gdisc 1.|tMystery fiction's secret formula ;|tThe detective is born ;|tThe criminal ;|tThe sidekick ;|tDetecting clues ;|tCase closed?: the problem with solutions --|gdisc 2.|tThe locked room ;|tThe dime novel ;|tMurder in cozy places ;|tReturn of the classic detective ;|tThe city tests the detective ;|tThe private eye opens --|gdisc 3.|tAfrican American mysteries ;|tThe femme fatale ;|tThe private eye evolves ;|tLatino detectives on the border ;|tThe lady detective ;|tViolence waits in the wings --|gdisc 4.|tViolence takes center stage ;|tPsychopaths and mind hunters ;|tPolice as antagonist ;|tPolice as protagonist ;|tNative American mysteries ;|tThe European mystery tradition --|gdisc 5.|tNordic noir ;|tJapanese and Latin American mysteries ;|tPrecursors to true crime ;|tTrue crime in the 20th century ;|tHistorical mysteries ;|tSpies, thrillers, and conspiracies --|gdisc 6.|tFemale-centered mystery and suspense ;|tPoetic justice ;|tCourtroom drama ;|tGay and lesbian mystery and suspense ;|tAdapting the multimedia mystery ;|tMysterious experiments.

Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes

Magical fairy tales with unexpected twists

Revolting rhymes /|cMagic Light Pictures presents ; directed by Jan Lachauer & Jakob Schuh ; produced by Martin Pope & Michael Rose ; adapted by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer.

Based on the book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake, Revolting Rhymes mixes the classic fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood; Snow White; The Three Little Pigs; Jack and the Beanstalk; and Cinderella, and then serves them with a mischievous twist.

The First Auto

The First Auto

The first auto :|ba romance of the last horse and the first horseless carriage /|cWarner Bros. Pictures Inc. and the Vitaphone Corporation present ; by Darryl Francis Zanuck ; a Warner Brothers production directed by Roy Del Ruth ; screen play, Anthony Coldeway.

Hank Armstrong, an essentially old-fashioned man, is a lover of horses and resents the new invention of the 'horseless carriage' for which his son, Bob, has a particular fondness. When his son takes an interest in automobile racing, Hank disowns him and tinkers with a racing car so that it will explode, not knowing his son is to be the driver. Although Bob is not seriously hurt, Hank is cured of his hatred of automobiles, while Bob wins the love of Rose, the girl of his dreams.