The Diary of Anne Frank (2009): S01E01 – June 1942

Introduction The Diary of Anne Frank is a BBC adaptation, in association with France 2, of The Diary of a Young Girl originally written by Anne Frank and adapted for television by Deborah Moggach. Outline The series begins in June 1942, in wartime and Nazi occupied Amsterdam. Annelies Marie Frank, a teenage Jewish girl, is… Read More

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)

Introduction Christopher Columbus: The Discovery is a 1992 American historical adventure film directed by John Glen. It was the last project developed by the father and son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind (best known for the Superman films that star Christopher Reeve in the title role). The film follows events after the fall… Read More

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)

Introduction 1492: Conquest of Paradise is a 1992 epic historical drama film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and starring Gérard Depardieu, Armand Assante, and Sigourney Weaver. It portrays a fictionalised version of the travels to the New World by the Genoese explorer Christopher Columbus and the effect this had on indigenous peoples. The film… Read More

Admiral (2009): S01E10 – Svidanie

Introduction Admiral (Russian: Адмиралъ) is a 2009 biopic about Alexander Kolchak, a vice-admiral in the Imperial Russian Navy and leader of the anti-communist White Movement during the Russian Civil War. The series also depicts the love triangle between the Admiral, his wife, and the poet Anna Timiryova. The 10-part TV mini-series is an extended version… Read More