Documentary

Documentary

Of Time and the City

Down at the docks, in Terence Davies's Of Time and the City

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 July   John Lennon meets Paul McCartney, 1957 On this day in 1957, a 15-year-old Paul McCartney went to a gig held after a church fete at St Peter’s Parish Church, Woolton, Liverpool. The fete had been a traditional …

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Defamation

Abraham Foxman, of the Anti-Defamation League

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 June   Anne Frank’s Diary published, 1947 On this day in 1947, a book originally called Het Achterhuis. Dagboekbrieven 14 Juni 1942 – 1 Augustus 1944 (The Annex: Diary Notes 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944) was published …

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The Queen of Versailles

David and Jackie Siegel at home on the throne in The Queen of Versailles

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 June   John Maynard Keynes born, 1883 On this day in the 1883, the economist John Maynard Keynes was born, in Cambridge, to an economist father and a social reformer mother. A mathematics prodigy as a child, he won …

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Tabloid

The Daily Mirror reporting of the story

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 June   Brigham Young born, 1801 On this day in 1801, Brigham Young was born, in Vermont, USA. This son of farming folk with four brothers worked as a travelling carpenter and tinker before marrying in 1824. He had …

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Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

Scott Walker, seen in reflection in the recording studio

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 May   The Rite of Spring premieres, 1913 On this day in 1913, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral ballet The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, as part of a season of performances …

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The Punk Syndrome

Pertti Kurikka and the band in The Punk Syndrome

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 May   Wendy O Williams born, 1949 On this day in 1949, one of punk rock’s most colourful performers came into the world. Named Wendy Orlean Williams when she was born in Webster, New York, Williams was a music …

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Catfish

Rel and Nev Schulman go angling in Catfish

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 May   Mark Zuckerberg born, 1984 On this day in 1984, Mark Zuckerberg was born, in White Plains, New York. The son of a dentist and a psychiatrist, he came into the world on the day that Lionel Richie’s …

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Way of the Morris

The Hobbyhorse: Way of the Morris

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 May   First commemorative period of silence proposed, 1919 On this day in 1919, Edward George Honey, an Australian former soldier and journalist, first proposed the idea of a silence to honour the dead of the Great War. He was …

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