Featured here in a rare filmed 1963 concert performance, Pete Seeger had been blacklisted and barred from American television, and left the persecution of his homeland and embarked on a 10 month world tour. One of his first stops was Australia where he was welcomed with open arms and sold-out performances.This DVD not only presents a full concert filmed in Melbourne but also includes 55 minutes of bonus footage from various other Australian television appearances. Witness how one man, armed only with a banjo, a guitar and the power of song, captures the hearts and minds of a nation.Over three hours of rare performance and interview footage. Songs include:If I Had A Hammer, Down By The Riverside, The Bells Of Rhymney, Goodnight Irene, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, Michael, Row The Boat Ashore, Skip To My Lou, The Wild Rover, Woody Guthrie Medley, Highland Laddie, Kum Ba Ya, Way Out There, Living In The Country, Windy Old Weather... and many more. Special Features: Pete singing and discussing the songs of Lead Belly (also features 3 rare performances by Lead Belly filmed in 1945) Interviews and performances on Australian news programmes 16 page booklet featuring liner notes by Seeger biographer David K. Dunaway Rare photographs, home movies and memorabilia
There are eight million stories in the Naked City. This is one of them. Jules Dassin followed up his explosive prison picture Brute Force with another slice of hard-boiled crime fiction. Within a decade he’d make Thieves’ Highway, Night and the City and Rififi, thus confirming Dassin’s position as one of the all-time-great film noir directors. New York, the middle of summer. A blonde ex-model is murdered in her bathtub and detectives Muldoon (Barry Fitzgerald) and Halloran (Don Taylor) are assigned to the case. Their investigation will lead them through the entire city, from Park Avenue to the Lower East Side, culminating in a thrilling climax atop the Williamsburg Bridge. Inspired by the work of the infamous tabloid photographer Weegee, The Naked City was the first major Hollywood production to be shot entirely on the streets of New York, making use of more than a hundred authentic locations. Both its editing and its cinematographer would earn Academy Awards, while the film itself would be recognised by the Library of Congress as one of American cinema’s most significant motion pictures. Special Edition Contents: New high definition digital transfer of the film High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation Original mono 1.0 audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired Audio commentary by screenwriter Malvin Wald Jules Dassin at LACMA – a 40-minute interview with Bruce Goldstein in which the director discusses his career The Hollywood Ten – a 1950 documentary short on the ten filmmakers blacklisted from Hollywood for their refusal to name names before the House of Un-American Activities, including The Naked City’s screenwriter, Albert Maltz Gallery of production stills by infamous photojournalist Weegee Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring the original poster and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov Collector’s booklet containing new writing on the film by Alastair Philips, Barry Salt and Sergio Angelini, illustrated with original production stills
For his 41st and final feature film, Joseph H. Lewis was able to combine the two genres in which he had excelled. The man in the director s chair for My Name is Julia Ross, Gun Crazy and The Big Combo, Lewis was one of the all-time greats in film noir. But he was also a fine director of Westerns, having made A Lawless Street, 7th Cavalry and The Halliday Brand, all of which especially the last remain underrated. Terror in a Texas Town would bring his noir sensibilities to the American West, resulting in one of his finest works. McNeil (Sebastian Cabot, The Time Machine) is a greedy hotel owner who wants to take control of Prairie City, the Texas town of the title. Keen to drive the local farmers of their land, McNeil hires a gunman, Johnny Crale (Nedrick Young, who would pen the Oscar-winning screenplay for The Defiant Ones the same year), resulting in the death of a former whaler. The dead man s son, George Hansen (Sterling Hayden, The Killing), arrives in town to inherit the farm and set the stage for revenge armed with only his father s old harpoon... Terror in a Texas Town was written by Dalton Trumbo, one of the Hollywood Ten blacklisted by the film industry and forced to write under pseudonyms or to use fronts . Two years before he helped break the blacklist with on-screen credits for Otto Preminger s Exodus and Stanley Kubrick s Spartacus, his work was credited to Ben Perry, but it demonstrates a psychological depth and political dimension that is undoubtedly that of Trumbo. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand-new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Introduction by Peter Stanfield, author of Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930s: The Lost Trail and Horse Opera: The Strange History of the Singing Cowboy Scene-select commentaries by Stanfield Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by Glenn Kenny
A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, two of Trumbo's screenplays earned Oscars (Roman Holiday and The Brave Ones) while he was blacklisted and unable to receive public credit for his work. Trumbo was also the author of Johnny Got His Gun, winner of the National Book Award and one of the most powerful antiwar novels ever published. He epitomized the spirit of American capitalism, yet he went to jail refusing to talk about his membership in the Communist party. As a result of his relentless fight for political freedom and the right to work for those blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee beginning in 1947, he ended the blacklist era in 1960 by earning proper screen credit for his work on the blockbuster films Exodus and Spartacus. An extraordinarily complex character, he was, as author Bruce Cook states, "an exemplar of a certain set of American virtues: toughness, independence and persistence". Dalton Trumbo was the central figure in the Hollywood Ten, the blacklisted and jailed screenwriters. One of several hundred writers, directors, producers and actors who were deprived of the opportunity to work in the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960, he was the first to see his name on the screen again. When that happened, it was Exodus, one of the year's biggest movies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000984/bk_high_000984_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Episode Four: Gordon Kahn learns that his business partner, an FBI informer, has robbed him of his money. Blacklisted and bankrupt, Kahn suffers a heart attack. While recovering, he writes day and night, stockpiling short stories, articles, and plays to sell under a pseudonym in the States. Forced by political and financial pressures to leave Mexico, he makes plans to return, hopefully unnoticed, to the shelter of his wife's father's house, in New Hampshire.This program is part of a series of six half-hour dramas about one of the darkest periods for the First Amendment in American history: the Hollywood blacklist. Gordon Kahn's son, Tony Kahn, produced the series. It is available in its an entirety under the title Blacklisted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn, Rob Leibman, Stockard Channing, Carrol O'Connor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/kahn/000004/rt_kahn_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Episode Five: Gordon Kahn arrives with his family in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the winter of 1955. Soon after, a "friend" informs on him to the state Attorney General, a nationally known Red Hunter named Louis Wyman. Wyman launches an investigation that becomes front-page news. FBI surveillance and wiretaps are resumed; the children are beaten up at school and Kahn is threatened with twenty years in prison for refusing to cooperate. Kahn's wife Barbara looks for work as a schoolteacher and learns she has been blacklisted, too. Kahn, earning a small living under the pseudonym of Hugh G. Foster, gives up hope of getting back his name.This program is part of a series of six half-hour dramas about one of the darkest periods for the First Amendment in American history: the Hollywood blacklist. Gordon Kahn's son, Tony Kahn, produced the series. It is available in its an entirety under the title Blacklisted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn, Ron Leibman, Stockard Channing, Carrol O'Connor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/kahn/000005/rt_kahn_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Episode Three: Joined by his family, Gordon Kahn makes plans for an indefinite stay in the quiet, sunny town of Cuernavaca, Mexico. Back home, the "red scare" grows and J. Edgar Hoover launches a secret program to get the Mexican government to ship American "subversives" like Kahn to the United States. To protect his family, Kahn applies for Mexican citizenship and invests his life savings with a Mexican businessman.This program is part of a series of six half-hour dramas about one of the darkest periods for the First Amendment in American history: the Hollywood blacklist. Gordon Kahn's son, Tony Kahn, produced the series. It is available in its an entirety under the title Blacklisted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn, Ron Leibman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/kahn/000003/rt_kahn_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Episode Six: In 1960, a thaw comes to the Cold War. Blacklisted writers in Hollywood and New York begin to work again under their own names. But in New Hampshire the ice is slow to break. Gordon Kahn's younger son becomes embroiled in a political protest at his high school and is denounced as a communist and Kahn loses his resolve to write under his own name. Kahn dies of a heart attack in a freak storm, on the last night of 1962. His name reappears in print the following month. Hoover, notified of Kahn's death, closes the files. As he does, we learn that Kahn and Hoover had met once and that for fifteen years Kahn had known and kept a secret on him. Disclosed in the final moments of the series, it casts a new light on the two men who regarded each other as one of America's greatest enemies.This program is part of a series of six half-hour dramas about one of the darkest periods for the First Amendment in American history: the Hollywood blacklist. Gordon Kahn's son, Tony Kahn, produced the series. It is available in its an entirety under the title Blacklisted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn, Ron Leibman, Stockard Channing, Carrol O'Connor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/kahn/000006/rt_kahn_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Episode One: The House Un-American Activities Committee opens its stormy hearings into Communist influence in Hollywood, in October, 1947. Ten leftist screenwriters denounce the investigation and are sentenced to jail for contempt. Gordon Kahn, a well-known enemy of HUAC, escapes a similar fate when the Committee suspends it hearings before calling him to testify. Blacklisted and under FBI surveillance, Kahn sells his Beverly Hills house and moves his family to Studio City. As fear of criticizing the Committee spreads through Hollywood, Kahn fights publicly for the freedom of "The Hollywood Ten." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tony Kahn, Rob Leibman, Carol O'Connor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/kahn/000001/rt_kahn_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.