Best Friends: Bob Newhart and Don Rickles

By Christopher Campbell Bob Newhart was the subject of a few documentaries, including the features Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man… (part of the series Biography) and Bob Newhart (part of the series American Masters). More easily found and much shorter is Bob and Don: A Love…

1940s Old English Pub Doc

The ‘Story of the English Inn’ was made in the 1940s and describes the history and importance of the good old English pub in British history. (Source: Britain on Film, 8 minutes)

Poet Sylvia Path Interviewed in 1962

Sylvia Plath, author of The Bell Jar, lived with severe depression until she died from suicide at 30. “I think the actual experience of writing a poem is a magnificent one,” Plath says in the interview. She and her husband…

The Last Repair Shop

In a nondescript warehouse in the heart of Los Angeles, a dwindling handful of devoted craftspeople maintain over 80,000 student musical instruments, the largest remaining workshop in America of its kind. Meet four unforgettable characters whose broken-and-repaired lives have been…

Werner Herzog to Joaquin Phoenix: Don’t Smoke that Cigarette!

In this animated short from the creator of “When Lynch Met Lucas,” famed film director Werner Herzog recounts the time he rescued Joaquin Phoenix from lighting a deadly cigarette. (Source: CultureDrop.com)

Iraq War Vets 20 Years Later

Months after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, Michael Tucker began filming the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (known as the Gunners) in Baghdad. The unit was housed in a bombed-out palace on the banks of…

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