If they really got what it takes it's going to take everything they got. Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians actors dancers and dreamers strive for.
This early effort by director Alan Parker is lively but jagged as it follows four students through their years in the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Rather predictably, the kids fall into four clearly defined stereotypes: brazen, gay and hypersensitive, prickly, shy. Fame makes up for a disjointed presentation with a lot of heart and a great soundtrack (for which it won two Academy Awards). The hopes and disappointments, failures and successes of these teens are fodder for emotional scenes and exuberant dancing in the streets. It also turned out to be the first of many imitators and spawned a popular television series. (It was the breakout film for the short-lived feature-film career of Irene Cara, who sang the title song.) --Rochelle O'Gorman
This is the sequel to the highly successful television series Roots and continues the story of Alex Haley's family line from the Post American Civil War era to Alex Haley's geneological search to discover his roots.
The Glitter of Success Couldn't Hide How They Got There. Three soulful sisters rise out of Harlem to become music's hottest singing group in this rags-to-riches tale of glitz glamour and the high price of fame. Against the vibrant grooves of Curtis Mayfield these divas explode onto the scene with off-the-hook harmonies and a sexy style that catapult them to superstardom - but not every fairytale has a happy ending. When success leads to excess one sister's star will fade while another's will sparkle. Starring Academy Award-winner Irene Cara (Fame Flashdance) Lonette McKee (ATL Round Midnight) Dwan Smith and Philip Michael Thomas this inspiring story of struggle and hope is guaranteed to put a song in your heart.
PARADISO is a journey is search of beauty and harmony of ecstasy and bliss based on Dante's Diving Commendia.On their journey to paradise Dante and his beloved Beatrice visit the Early Paradise the Garden of Eden the Heavens of Love and Lust the Heaven of Religion and the Heavens of Drugs Nirvana and more. Among those they meet along the way are thunderstruck Apollo astronauts passionate American television evangelists and the heavily drugged-out trumpet player Chet Baker. Finally they enter the ultimate the Imperium the Heaven of Light where thousands of angels sing for eternity around the Throne of God. Programme: 1. I To Ignition 2. II Aurora 3. III Cielo del Sole 4. IV Cielo della Luna 5. V Heaven on Earth 6. VI A Sound from Heaven! 7. VII Garden of Eden 8. VIII Heaven of Love 9. IX Heaven of Lust 10. X Cielo di Saturno 11. XI Heaven of Religion 12. XII Nirvana 13. XIII Luce Divina 14. XIV Heaven of Narcotics 15. XV Primo Mobile 16. XVI Empireo
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