Documentary: Biography

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1.
Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004 TV Series)
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(220 mins.)
 
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The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001 TV Series)
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(50 mins.)
 
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Michelangelo: A Self Portrait (1989 Documentary)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Robert Snyder
 
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Rembrandt: A Self-Portrait (1954 Documentary)
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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Vermeer: Master of Light (2001 Documentary)
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Meryl Streep narrates this technologically complex profile of Vermeer. (60 mins.)
Director: Joe Krakora
 
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The Impressionists (2001 Documentary)
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Director: Bruce Alfred
 
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The French Revolution (1989 TV Series)
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Director: Alan Ereira
 
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Post-Impressionists: Van Gogh (2000 Documentary)
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Vincent Van Gogh remains the ultimate example of the tortured artistic genius. His whole life was a struggle against poverty... (50 mins.)
 
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Post-Impressionists: Gauguin (2000 Documentary)
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Paul Gauguin was thirty-five when he made the momentous decision to abandon his lucrative career as... (50 mins.)
 
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Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island (1999 Documentary)
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A documentary about the life of artist Jackson Pollock. (46 mins.)
 
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Samuel Bak: Painter of Questions (2003 Documentary)
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In 2001, on the occasion of a retrospective exhibit of his work, painter Samuel Bak returned to his hometown of Vilna (now Vilnius... (48 mins.)
Director: Christa Singer
 
13.
Alberto Giacometti (1966 Short Film)
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14.
Picasso: The Man and His Work Part 1 (1881-1937) (1976 Documentary)
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(45 mins.)
Director: Edward Quinn
 
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Picasso: The Man and His Work Part 2 (1937-1973) (1976 Documentary)
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Director: Edward Quinn
 
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Matisse: Voyages (1988 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
Director: Nick Havinga
 
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Miró (1949 Documentary)
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Stars: Joan Miró
 
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Kandinsky (1958 Documentary)
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Great Women Artists: Georgia O'Keeffe (2000 Documentary)
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Georgia O'Keeffe was an American abstract painter, famous for the purity and lucidity of her still-life compositions... (45 mins.)
 
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Miller Brittain (1981 Documentary)
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(58 mins.)
Director: Kent Martin
 
21.
Drawing Out the Demons: A Film About the Artist Attila Richard Lukacs (2004 Documentary)
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Notorious bad-boy painter Attila Richards Lukacs got the lyrics to Leonard Cohen's famous song backwards... (78 mins.)
Director: David Vaisbord
 
22.
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film (2002 Documentary)
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An in depth study of Adams's life and work. (100 mins.)
Director: Ric Burns
 
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Helmut Newton: Frames from the Edge (1989 Documentary)
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A camera crew follows Helmut Newton, the fashion and ad photographer whose images of tall, blond, big-breasted... (95 mins.)
Director: Adrian Maben
 
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Gore Vidal (1995 TV Movie)
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Stars: Gore Vidal
 
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Christo in Paris (1990 Documentary)
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This is the story of the quest of the artist Christo to wrap the famous Pont Neuf in France in fabric... (58 mins.)
 
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Joseph Conrad (1991 Mini-Series)
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(52 mins.)
 
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Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend (1987 Documentary)
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Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally... (60 mins.)
Director: Gene Feldman
 
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Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001 Documentary)
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The career and life of Stanley Kubrick is explored through pictures, clips from his films, his old home movies, comments from his colleagues and a narration by Tom Cruise. (142 mins.)
Director: Jan Harlan
 
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Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (1999 Documentary)
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This documentary is a fascinating look at the cinematic genius of Alfred Hitchcock. Briefly covering much of his early British works... (101 mins.)
Director: Ted Haimes
 
30.
The Seinfeld Story (2004 Documentary)
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The origins of the "Seinfeld" TV series. (60 mins.)
Director: Morgan Sackett
 
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Great Russian Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky (2006 Documentary)
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Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the greatest novelists of all time, penetrated the human mind and heart with insight... (30 mins.)
 
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Will Shakespeare (1978 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
34.
Anne Frank Remembered (1995 Documentary)
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Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning... (122 mins.)
Director: Jon Blair
 
36.
The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf (1996 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
 
37.
Alexander the Great (2006 Documentary)
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(64 mins.)
Director: Paul Pissanos
 
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Stalin (2003 TV Series)
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(43 mins.)
 
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Benjamin Franklin (2002 Mini-Series)
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The story of the renowned American polymath. (210 mins.)
 
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Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
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Elizabeth (2000 Documentary)
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The life of Queen Elizabeth I of England (200 mins.)
 
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Pope John Paul II: His Life and Legacy (2004 TV Movie)
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(60 mins.)
 
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The Last Royals (2005 Documentary)
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Examines the modern monarchies in Great Britain, Uganda, Tonga and Nepal. contains archival news footage and interviews with some of the monarchs and their subjects. (60 mins.)
 
44.
The Magic Flute (2003 TV Movie)
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One of the most iconic operas of all time; "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is about a Prince... (185 mins.)
Director: Sue Judd
 
45.
In Search of Beethoven (2009 Documentary)
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The first truly comprehensive feature length cinema documentary ever made about Beethoven. With over 60 live performances. (139 mins.)
Director: Phil Grabsky
 
46.
Kiri Te Kanawa (1991 TV Special)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Nigel Wattis
 
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An Evening with Plácido Domingo (1987 Documentary)
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(53 mins.)
 
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Antonio Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (1987 Video)
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(46 mins.)
 
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The Speeches of Martin Luther King (1995 Documentary)
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American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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The life story of Louisa May Alcott based on her writings as well as those of family, friends and associates. (90 mins.)