Pbs American Masters

PBS - American Masters: By Sidney Lumet (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 6, 2017
PBS - American Masters: By Sidney Lumet (2016)

PBS - American Masters: By Sidney Lumet (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2032 Kbps | 1h 54mn | 1.96 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never before seen interview shot in 2008 produced by the late filmmaker Daniel Anker. With candor, humor and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being. The documentary film features clips from Lumet's films - 44 films made in 50 years - including 12 Angry men, The Fugitive Kind, Serpico, to name only a very few.

PBS - American Masters: Eero Saarinen (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 4, 2017
PBS - American Masters: Eero Saarinen (2016)

PBS - American Masters: Eero Saarinen (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2544 Kbps | 53mn 41s | 1.12 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Explore the life of Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, whose visionary buildings include St. Louis' Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan. Travel with his son, as he showcases the architect's body of timeless work, which continues to inspire amongst renewed interest in 20th-century architects and artists who exploded the constraints of the past to create a robust and daring American aesthetic.
PBS American Masters - Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live for (1999)

PBS American Masters - Ella Fitzgerald: Something to Live for (1999)
DVDRip | 704x528 | .MKV/AVC @ 2145 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 1.45 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

One of the most distinctive and influental voices of the twentieth century. Ella Fitzgerald has been an inspiration to generations of listeners. A singer whose technical brilliance and "perfect" pitch entertained audiences around the world. Ella recorded over 2,000 songs and won thirteen Grammy Awards in her fifty-eight year career. She remains a top-selling recording artist and an indomitable figure in popular music to this day.

PBS American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 24, 2016
PBS American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015)

PBS American Masters - American Ballet Theatre: A History (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2239 Kbps | 1h 46mn | 1.98 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Ric Burns’ documentary on the 75-year history of the preeminent ballet company combines rehearsal footage, virtuoso performances and interviews with ABT's key figures including Alicia Alonso and the late Donald Saddler and Frederic Franklin; Susan Jaffe and Julie Kent, Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, Marcelo Gomez, Hee Seo, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky and Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
PBS American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning (2014)

PBS American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 1324 Kbps | 1h 53mn | 1.17 GB
Audio: English AAC 148 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Biography

More than four decades of 20th-century America are filtered through Lange's life and lens – her creations and achievements, her tragedies and losses. Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, her haunting Migrant Mother remains emblematic of that period.

PBS American Masters - Cachao: Uno Mas (2010) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 27, 2016
PBS American Masters - Cachao: Uno Mas (2010) [Repost]

PBS American Masters - Cachao: Uno Mas (2010)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3093 Kbps | 1h 24mn | 2.10 GB
Audio: English AC-3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Grammy-winning bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez died in Coral Gables, Florida in March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades. American Masters pays tribute to the Father of Mambo in the series' bilingual film, Cachao: Uno Mas.

PBS American Masters - Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Jan. 26, 2015
PBS American Masters - Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice (2015)

PBS American Masters - Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2373 Kbps | 53mn 10s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.04 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography

This portrait of the inimitable magician Ricky Jay delves into the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand and its small circle of eccentric devotees. Jay is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts. Told largely in Jay’s own distinctive voice, the documentary traces the story of his achievement and that of other master magicians.

PBS - American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Dec. 4, 2014
PBS - American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (2014)

PBS - American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2212 Kbps | 1h 24mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 1.56 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography

Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century. His remarkable appeal, which continues to this day, was in his seemingly effortless ability to pull an audience in to his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. For over three decades, through radio, film, television, and records he reigned supreme. A brilliant entrepreneur, Crosby played an important role in the development of the postwar recording industry. As one of Hollywood's most popular actors, he won the Oscar for 1944's Going My Way and starred in the iconic "Road" films with Bob Hope. Crosby recorded nearly 400 hit singles, an achievement no one–not Sinatra, Elvis or the Beatles–has come close to matching. Thirty-seven years after his death, he remains the most recorded performer in history. Narrated by Stanley Tucci and directed by Emmy-winner Robert Trachtenberg (American Masters–Mel Brooks: Make a Noise), this film explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a personality far more complex than the image the public had only thought they'd known.
PBS American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning (2014)

PBS American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab A Hunk of Lightning (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1474 Kbps | 1h 52mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 1.49 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography | History

Known for her powerful images from the Great Depression, including the haunting "Migrant Mother," Dorothea Lange bore witness as young America matured into a world power. For more than five decades of the 20th century, her lens brought subjects alive, transmitting raw emotions and capturing the human condition. This film is made by Dyanna Taylor, Lange's granddaughter, who began her artistic vision, literally, at Lange's feet.

PBS American Masters - Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (2004)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 22, 2014
PBS American Masters - Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (2004)

PBS American Masters - Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues (2004)
DVDRip | 716x478 | .MKV/AVC @ 2156 Kbps | 1h 22mn | Audio: English AC3 224 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.40 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography | History

Honky Tonk Blues is an expanded director's cut of an American Masters television special about Hank Williams, and every minute of it illuminates Williams's importance as a seminal artist and American archetype. Produced with an understated fascination for the country legend's gifts and demons that shortened his career, played havoc with his marriages, and led to a haunting death at 29, Honky Tonk Blues builds a seamless profile from rare footage and rich interviews with (among others) Rick Bragg, Big Bill Lister (Williams's longtime opening act), Hank Williams Jr., and members of Williams's backup band, the Drifting Cowboys. Williams's story, including his mentorship in the blues by Rufus "Tee Tot" Payne, childhood loneliness, and emergence as a whole-cloth singer-songwriter "who taught people it's okay to bear your soul in everyday language," is thoroughly compelling and resonates with many American originals (e.g., Kurt Cobain) who followed him. An outstanding documentary.