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The Cursed (2021 Film)

What Is It?

The 2021 / 2022 movie The Cursed.

The Cursed Trailer #1 (2022) | Movieclips Trailers
The Cursed

Here is how The IMDb describes this movie:

In rural 19th-century France, a mysterious, possibly supernatural menace threatens a small village. John McBride, a pathologist, comes to town to investigate the danger – and exorcise some of his own demons in the process.

In the late nineteenth century, brutal land baron Seamus Laurent slaughters a Roma clan, unleashing a curse on his family and village. In the days that follow, the townspeople are plagued by nightmares, Seamus’s son Edward goes missing, and a boy is found murdered. The locals suspect a wild animal, but visiting pathologist John McBride warns of a more sinister presence lurking in the woods.

— Frank Liesenborgs, frank.liesenborgs@gmail.com

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GUEST – A Horror Short Film

What Is It?

The 2020 British psychological horror short film Guest by Finn Callan, and available on the YouTube channel Finncallan:

GUEST – A Horror Short Film

Here is how Wikipedia describes this short film:

Mary, a frightened young woman, wakes up in the bedroom of a stranger’s house with injuries that have left her partially blind and deaf. The homeowner (The Woman), who bandaged her up after discovering her in the bathroom that morning, manages to slightly restore her hearing by inserting a hearing aid device into her ear and asks her what happened.

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Animal Farm (1954 Film)

What Is It?

The 1954 British-American animated comedy-drama propaganda movie Animal Farm.

Animal Farm (1954)
George Orwell’s Animal Farm Animation (Full Movie)

This is how Wikipedia describes this animated movie:

Animal Farm is a 1954 British-American animated comedy-drama film produced by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell.

It was the first British animated feature (Water for Firefighting and Handling Ships, two feature length wartime training films, were produced earlier, but did not receive a formal cinema release).

The US CIA paid for the filming, part of the American cultural offensive during the Cold War, and influenced how Orwell’s ideas were to be presented.

The CIA initially funded Louis de Rochemont to begin work on a film version of Orwell’s work, and he hired Halas & Batchelor, an animation firm in London that had made propaganda films for the British government.[5]

Maurice Denham provided the voice for all the animals and as well as humans in the film.[6]

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The Effortless Quiet Storm Cool Of Sade & “Smooth Operator” | New British Canon

The Effortless Quiet Storm Cool Of Sade & “Smooth Operator” | New British Canon

What Is It?

The YouTube video The Effortless Quiet Storm Cool Of Sade & “Smooth Operator” | New British Canon by the YouTube channel Trash Theory.

Here is the description for this video:

Britain is not known for its soul music. But in the 1980s there was a nostalgic wave of British acts that were enthralled by the sound: Phil Collins was covering the Supremes, Soft Cell and Dexys Midnight Runners were in love with obscure R&B 45s and there was an influx of white-fronted plastic soul groups like Spandau Ballet, ABC and late era Roxy Music. But adding some legitimacy and heat to the mix was Sade. Their debut album Diamond Life defined the 80s for many, its warm sensuality the soundtrack for many an intimate moment, while singles like “Your Love Is King,” “When am I Going to Make a Living?” and “The Sweetest Taboo” quiet-stormed the charts. But who was this band? This is New British Canon, and this is the story of “Smooth Operator.”

Sade #QuietStorm #MusicDocumentary

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Soundtrack
Luar – Citrine (https://soundcloud.com/luarbeats)
B-Side – Pen Unubis
Jesse Gallagher – The Golden Present
Luar – Anchor (https://soundcloud.com/luarbeats)

00:00 Introduction
02:10 Pride & The Origins of Sade The Band
07:05 Writing & Recording Diamond Life
12:14 “There’s a Quiet Storm…”
17:16 “I’m Not Very Good at the Business of Being a Pop Star”

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Why Did The British Attack Their French Allies In WWII?

Why Did The British Attack Their French Allies In WWII?

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Credit:
Created by Daniel Turner (B.A. (Hons) in History, University College London)
Script: Dejan Milivojevic
Narrator:

Chris Kane
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Sources:

Brown, David. The Road to Oran: Anglo-French Naval Relations, September 1939 – July 1940. Taylor & Francis, 2004.
Gibbs, Norman Henry, and J. R. M. Butler. Grand Strategy. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1976.
O’Hara, Vincent P. Struggle for the Middle Sea: The Great Navies at War in the Mediterranean Theater, 1940-1945. Naval Institute Press, 2015.
Secrets of the Dead, Season 9, Episode 5 Churchill’s Deadly Decision. Directed by Richard Bond. London: 3BM Television, 2010