Essential Art House

Essential Art House

Volume II

DVD - 2008
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Black Orpheus: "Color photography of the Brazilian Carnival celebration and its sultry bossa nova beats... Transplanting the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Black Orpheus brings Greek mythology to vivid, frenetic life"--Container.
The 400 blows: "Semiautobiographical tale of a boy named Antoine Doinel, who, neglected by family and school, ultimately must fend for himself on the streets of Paris"--Container.
Ikiru: "Kanji Watanabe, an isolated, inward city office clerk discovers he has stomach cancer and little time left on earth... Depicts Watanabe's last months and how his final decisions affect those left behind"--Container.
The life and death of Colonel Blimp: "Famous British cartoon character Colonel Blimp was made flesh and blood in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's complex, humane portrait of a well-mannered soldier, whom the film follows through the first half of the twentieth century"--Container.
Pygmalion: "George Barnard Shaw['s]...screenplay adaptation of his own beloved stage masterpiece about Professor Henry Higgins's wager to turn a low-class flower vendor into a 'proper lady'"--Container.
La strada: "A delicate, immensely moving tale of love and loss between strongman Zampanò and his silent, long-suffering charge, Gelsomina"--Container.


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