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  1. Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2017)

    Director
    Matt Tyrnauer
    Subject
    Architecture; Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 92 minutes), £9.99

    In 1960, Jane Jacobs’ book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and...

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  2. Jean-Michel Basquiat (2017)

    Director
    Jean-Michel Vecchiet
    Subject
    Art
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 52 minutess + 35 minutes extras), £17.99

    In the early 80s, a new artistic avant-garde began to sweep across the walls and streets of downtown New York with the emergence of a 15-year-old Brooklyn teenager who would change the course of art history....

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  3. Much Ado About Murder (2016 Television)

    Director
    Hanelle Culpepper
    Subject
    Drama; Shakespeare
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 900 minutes (22 episodes)), £14.99

    Television comedy drama. A Hollywood film star is playing the lead in a New York stage production of Hamlet. While rehearsing the ‘To be or not to be’ soliloquy he is stabbed in the neck with a quill. It...

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  4. Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air (2016)

    Director
    Phillip Warnell
    Subject
    Film studies; Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 71 minutes), £10.00

    In October 2003, Antoine Yates was arrested for reckless endangerment following the discovery of his cohabitation in a Harlem high-rise with Ming, a five-hundred-pound tiger and Al, a seven-foot alligator....

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  5. Dark Days (2014)

    Director
    Marc Singer
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £9.99

    Marc Singer’s documentary depicts the lives of a community of homeless people living in an abandoned tunnel in the New York subway. This edition features a large number of extras, including a director’s...

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  6. Bill Cunningham, New York (2012)

    Director
    Richard Press
    Subject
    Arts and Humanities
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 84 minutes), £6.99

    The "Bill" in question is veteran New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and...

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  7. Jonas Mekas (2012)

    Director
    Jonas Mekas
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 0 PAL, 896 minutes), 119.40 Euros

    This six DVD set collects the major works of filmmaker Jonas Mekas. Born in Lithuania in 1922, and forced to flee west by Soviet and Nazi forces, Mekas and his brother Adolfas spent four years in a German...

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  8. Megacities (2011)

    Director
    Michael Glawogger
    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £14.99

    This documentary explores the resourcefulness and imagination of people living in some of the world’s most overpopulated cities: Bombay, New York, Moscow and Mexico City.The film is a tale in twelve...

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  9. Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

    Director
    Robert B. Weide
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 113 minutes), £15.99

    Robert Weide’s profile of Woody Allen chronicles Allen’s career from his days writing for Sid Caesar in the 1950s to the present. Featuring footage of him at home and on a movie set, the documentary also...

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  10. Filthy Cities (2011)

    Producer
    Sam Starbuck
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 150 minutes), £585.00

    Presenter Dan Snow traces the evolution of three of the world’s major cities, from the perspective of their unhygienic pasts, looking at how Paris, London and New York have evolved into paradigms of the...

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