A journey through the dramatic and destructive years of the French Revolution, telling its history in a way not seen before - through the extraordinary story of its art. Our guide through this turbulent decade is the constantly surprising Dr Richard Clay, an art historian who has spent his life decoding the symbols of power and authority.
Two French peasants are mistaken for a pair of aristocratic nobles in this historical situation comedy. Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland play the dual roles. Happy to be taken for nobles, the pair soon runs to escape the guillotine in the wake of the French Revolution's blood purge of the upper class and royalty. Hugh Griffith play Louis XVI, with Billie Whitelaw as the amorous Marie Antoinette. The pair are chased by the evil Duke d'Escargot (Victor Spinetti). Orson Welles appears at the beginning and the end of the film as the narrator. Wilder and Sutherland encounter a variety of comical situations in their dual roles of peasants and blue-blooded eccentrics.
America’s attitude about the use of marijuana is undergoing a seismic shift, and changing by the day. In states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, it’s the wild west for “ganja”-preneurs. But who is behind this bubble and who is driving the market? From growers, to dealers, to business owners, the face of marijuana is surprisingly varied. Take a look inside the labyrinth of the new cannabis industry—where it’s been, where it is now and where it’s going.
Featuring professional musicians and historians, this captivating film tells the story of the electric guitar, the instrument that transformed popular music in the twentieth century. In the 1920s, America was swinging to the sounds of the big bands of Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.