When he was 14, Smith drowned in Lake St. Louis and was dead for nearly an hour. According to reports at the time, CPR was performed 27 minutes to no avail. Then the youth's mother, Joyce Smith, entered the room, praying loudly. Suddenly, there was a pulse, and Smith came around.
Filmed with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army, Breakthrough is a lean, no-nonsense war film set during the 1944 invasion of the continent.
A down and out young writer and a colorful private detective solve several cases during one eventful weekend in New York City.
Breakthrough tells the story of a renegade scientist’s quest to find a cure for cancer, the disease that killed his mother. Texan Jim Allison is a 2018 Nobel Prize winner for discovering how to prompt a cancer patient’s own immune system into defeating their disease, but for decades he waged an often-lonely struggle against the painful skepticism of the medical establishment.
UFC 88: Breakthrough was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on September 6, 2008 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Chuck Liddell and Rashad Evans.
As Norman and his girlfriend storm into Central Park, bickering, Norman is cornered by a string of characters from his past, appearing from all sides of the park — from two of his former therapists to his Mormon ex-girlfriend. Despite his best efforts to run away from his problems, Norman, who has recently returned from LA, can’t seem to escape them.
23-year-old photographer and director Harry Hitchens dreams of living a life of creativity. He is part of a generation that longs for a more than a traditional “nine-to-five”. But is a life devoted to art and creativity actually plausible? His parents don’t seem to think so. In an unprecedented interview with legendary contemporary artist Zhang Huan, Harry is exposed to just how corrupt and bias the art world is. In spite of this, on a global adventure, Harry meets institutions and artists of all disciplines to prove the benefits of self expression: both for the individuals who create and the society that experiences their creations.
An adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1966 short story of the same title, broadcast as part of the BBC's "BBC2 Playhouse".
This fascinating release offers extensive documentary footage of Kris Kristofferson and his band, as well as some stunning musical performances. Widely known as an artist with a strong social conscience, Kristofferson's tireless campaigning for a better world is extensively profiled. The interviews segue nicely with the performances, making this a great demonstration of Kris's many talents. Tracks include "Me and Bobby McGee," "To Beat The Devil," "Under The Gun," and many others.
Breakthrough: The Earliest Americans
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"Super-8 camera held out before him as shield and surrogate, Acconci pushes through a landscape of dense reeds and overgrowth. Break-Through records this search for a pause or clearing in what, for the viewer, amounts to an abstracted and scarcely differentiated visual field." - Electronic Arts Intermix
On June 6, 1944, supported by an immense naval armada, Allied troops, including the First Canadian Army, led by General Harry Crerar, launch an amphibious invasion of Normandy, France. Facing a fierce resistance by Nazi forces, the Allied armies establish a beachhead on the Normandy coast. Seeking redemption after their earlier rout at the Dieppe raid in 1942, the Canadians are able to gain control of Juno Beach. Before regrouping for an advance into France, Allied troops are replenished by transport of war materiél and reinforcements. The Canadian contingent is tasked with an attack on Caen, France, held by the German 7th Army.
You won’t read about it in the papers, but a silent worldwide revolution is taking place: renewable energy is becoming cheaper than energy from fossil fuels. More and more, opting for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical choice but an economic one. Countries like Brazil, Australia, Chili and parts of the United States are switching to renewable energy for economic reasons. A surprising newcomer is Morocco, for example. By 2020 the government expects to meet more than 40 percent of the demand for electricity with solar energy. The Netherlands is nowhere near ready yet.
Russian paratroopers company meets superior forces of Chechen separatists during raid in mountains and accept uphill battle with no chance to survive.
Starting in late May 1944, during the German retreat on the Eastern Front, Captain Stransky (Helmut Griem) orders Sergeant Steiner (Richard Burton) to blow up a railway tunnel to prevent Russian forces from using it. Steiner's platoon fails in its mission by coming up against a Russian tank. Steiner then takes a furlough to Paris just as the Allies launch their invasion of Normandy.
Akira, Takeshi, Yasu, and Shun are a gang of four close friends, all of whom were core members of their high-school ekiden team. Although they were stars back in those days, having slacked up their efforts subsequently, their daily life is lackluster now that the age of forty is just around the corner. They talk at a favorite local tavern just like they used to after Akira comes home giving up his dream to become an actor. Thinking back, they have never accomplished anything but ekiden, and they have unknowingly acquired a tendency to run away from problems in life in general. The phrase they cannot help muttering to themselves is how brilliant they were in those days… Feeling dispirited, they think of participating in the Shimanto Dragon Ride. A challenge for the four men in their late thirties begins…
The Kagura Total Security Inc. gang is back with more guns and firepower then ever before.
After having the emperor’s minister of defense executed, a power-grabbing eunuch sends assassins to trail the victim’s children to a remote point on the northern Chinese border. But that bloodthirsty mission is confounded by a mysterious group of fighters who arrive on the scene, intent on delivering justice and defending the innocent.
Providing a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds, each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential, revealing the world of tomorrow... today.
The Andromeda Breakthrough was a 1962 sequel to the popular BBC TV science fiction serial A for Andromeda, again written by Fred Hoyle and John Elliot.
Breakthrough with Tony Robbins was a reality show that followed Robbins as he helped the show’s participants face their personal challenges. NBC canceled the show after airing two of the planned six episodes due to low viewership.
Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects that modern people take for granted, and see how science, invention and technology built on one another to change everything.
When his girlfriend dies, Dr. Albert Wong Fo Fun joins "Life Force", an international medical humanitarian organization, to carry out her unfulfilled wish of helping the less fortunate. He also sets up a medical centre in Hong Kong to help the poor. While working in Kenya and in Hong Kong, he meets a wealthy young doctor, an honest nurse, and a stubborn young volunteer. Together, they help each other redefine what it means to live a meaningful life.
Amazing discoveries that challenged the ability of humankind! Mind Blowing Breakthroughs encourages children’s curiosity, showing that there are other possible ways of thinking, different from those of their surrounding world. "Mind Blowing Breakthroughs” describes mind-blowing moments in the history of human knowledge in a fun and amusing way. This TV series portray those flashes of genius that changed the course of human history and its relationship with nature. The narration will focus in the amazing discoveries, but also in the people that made them possible, as well as the adventures and challenges they encountered along the way.
Meet the geniuses behind the greatest scientific breakthroughs in this innovative series.