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  1. Names and News: Spyglass on celebrities: Giant Buddha

    Date released
    18 Nov 1935
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    337
    NoS ID
    005997
    Story no
    7 / 10

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Giant Buddha.

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  2. Life of Buddha, The (2004)

    Subject
    Philosophy; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £19.99

    A reflection on the life and teachings of Buddha and the legacy of enlightenment seeking that he left. Perpetuated today by the Dalai Lama, the film takes a look at the origins of Buddhism over 2,500 years...

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  3. Shogun Macbeth (1986 Video)

    Director
    John R. Briggs

    A Japanese adaptation by John R. Briggs videotaped at the Playhouse 46. The costumes are those of a samurai army, the witches wear Kabuki make-up, and the set is dominated by a large, sculptured Buddha....

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  4. Buddha’s Birthday

    Date released
    17 May 1928
    Series name
    Empire News Bulletin
    Issue no
    214
    NoS ID
    048992
    Story no
    5 / 9

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  5. Ceylon Celebrates 2,500 Anniversary of Buddha’s Death

    Date released
    31 May 1956
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    2635
    NoS ID
    046626
    Story no
    3 / 9
    Extras
    1 commentary sheet, 1 cameraman dope sheet, 1 ephemera, 1 shot list

    100,000 worship in honour of Founder of Buddhist faith.

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  6. Buddha, The (2010)

    Director
    David Grubin
    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 120 minutes), $24.99

    THE BUDDHA, a two-hour documentary from Emmy Award winner David Grubin, relates the life of the Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment as he sat beneath a fig tree two-and-a-half millennia ago. This...

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  7. (Untitled record)

    Date released
    7 Jan 1929
    Series name
    Pathe Pictorial
    Issue no
    562
    NoS ID
    348150
    Story no
    4 / 5

    NoS synopsis: rejoicing for the soul of Sisowath, in the Paradise of Buddha.

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  8. Hail "Living Buddha"

    Date released
    9 Jul 1934
    Series name
    British Paramount News
    Issue no
    351
    NoS ID
    033344
    Story no
    4 / 5

    Panchen Lama returning to regained Tibet throne. Exiled since 1912, spiritual leader of 450 millions urges Buddhist unity.

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  9. Song of Ceylon (1934 Film)

    Director
    Basil Wright
    Producer
    John Grierson
    Subject
    Anthropology; Economics
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    The traditional customs of the island of Ceylon are contrasted with the demands of western commerce. In four parts: 1) THE BUDDHA, deals with the legendary coming of Buddha to free the natives from their...

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  10. Sokkuram Grotto (1999 Video)

    Subject
    Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 45 min., 1999 sale: £14.99 (inclusive)

    Looks at the Buddhist concept of the enlightment of Buddha and at the history of the Sokkuram grotto, built in the 8th century during the reign of the Shilla dynasty to preserve the truth of Buddhism.

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