This screen adaptation of the Maurice Maeterlinck’s tale was the first Soviet-American co-production. The Blue Bird is an embodiment of happiness, both immediate and distant, that every person is sure to find if he recognizes it. The children of a woodcutter, Tiltil and Mitil, found themselves, while sleeping, in an amazing country, shown to them by Fairy Light. All domestic animals and foodstuffs come alive there and turn into real people. They helped the children fulfil the Fairy’s request – find the Blue Bird, although the bird proved to look different from what the brother and sister had seen in their dreams.
Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty is the best film I have seen in well over a decade. It is a mesmerizing masterpiece which deserves all the praise it has received at important festivals around the world. Films like this one don't come along often so if it still plays in your local theater, see it on the big screen. You will experience something very, very special. I also urge you to consider adding The Great Beauty to your collections. The film looks magnificent on Blu-ray. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
This monumental set of recordings, originally on Das Alte Werk LP, collects Frans Bruggen performing a variety of pre-baroque, baroque and rococco works for recorder(s). Frans Bruggen put the recorder on the map as a solo instrument, and no one before or since has made such a huge impact, nor had Bruggen's musicality and expressiveness. Once the world's most famous recorder player, today Frans Brüggen is considered among the foremost experts in the performance of eighteenth century music. He studied the recorder with Kees Otten and flute at the Amsterdam Muzieklyceum. In addition, he took courses in musicology at the University of Amsterdam.
Recover this compilation (upload on Mininova for almost a year). For me has a great emotional charge because it is a tribute to a deceased friend.
This 2 DVD set will take you through some more advanced techniques of modern guitar playing, setting you up with the skills you will need to develop your own rock guitar sound. Hosted by ACM tutor and author of the acclaimed Giants Of Rock tutor series, Jamie Humphries.