Category: Documentary

The New York Times building on Eighth Avenue, New York

Page One: Inside the New York Times

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 April   Pravda first published, 1912 On this day in 1912 (in the Old Style Julian calendar, 5 May in the Gregorian calendar) Pravda was published for the first time. In fact it was

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Morgan Spurlock before and After in Super Size Me

Super Size Me

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 April   Ray Kroc opens the first McDonald’s, 1955 On this day in 1955, sanctioned by the McDonald brothers Richard and Maurice, Ray Kroc opened the first franchise of one of their McDonald’s hamburger

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Still of a naked woman from The Substance: Albert Hoffmann's LSD

The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 April   MKULTRA launched, 1953 On this day in 1953, CIA director Allen Dulles officially created the MKULTRA program. Its purpose was to investigate ways of controlling human behaviour, using drugs and other methods.

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JBL Noel shooting The Epic of Everest

The Epic of Everest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 April   Birkenhead Park opened, 1847 On this day in 1847, Birkenhead Park was opened in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula, UK. It is the country’s first publicly funded civic park and was designed

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Peter Norman, Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the podium, Mexico 1968

Salute

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 April   Martin Luther King assassinated, 1968 On this day in 1968, the black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He’d gone there to intervene in a

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MPAA Not Rated Card

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 March   Motion Picture Code introduced, 1930 On this day in 1930, the Hollywood studios introduced a new code which laid out what was and was not acceptable in movies. It was a system

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Slavoj Žižek in The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 March   First batch of Coca Cola made, 1886 On this day in 1886, Colonel John Pemberton made his first batch of Coca-Cola. It was a non-alcoholic version of his popular Pemberton’s French Wine

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Philippe Petit 417 metres up between the towers of the World Trade Center

Man on Wire

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 March   Karl Wallenda dies, 1978 On this day in 1978, Karl Wallenda, founder of The Flying Wallendas, a daredevil circus act, died aged 73. Born into a family of circus people in Germany,

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A computer simulation of one of the hijacked planes hitting the Pentagon

Zero: An Investigation Into 9/11

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 March   Osama bin Laden born, 1957 On this day in 1957, Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to the construction billionaire Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden

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Nasser al-Bahri, once Osama bin Laden's bodyguard

The Oath

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 February     A bomb explodes in the World Trade Center, 1993 On this day in 1993, a bomb was detonated under the north tower of the World Trade Center. The bomb comprised urea

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