The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.
Nae-kyung, the most skillful face reader in Joseon dynasty, was living in seclusion when he was offered a lucrative partnership by Yeon-hong, a Korean geisha. Nae-kyung accepts the proposal to read the faces of Yeon-hong’s guests only to get involved in a murder case. With his face reading skills, Nae-kyung successfully identifies the murderer and his skills are soon acknowledged by King Moonjong who orders him to identify the potential traitors who threaten his reign. However after the unexpected death of Moonjong, Nae-kyung is courted by Grand Prince Sooyang who yearns to become King himself by killing the young successor Danjong. Nae-kyung decides to keep his loyalty to the late King and help KIM Jong-seo protect the young King which forces him into the biggest power struggle in the history of the Joseon dynasty.
Wizard People, Dear Reader is a narrative retelling of the lives of the characters of The Sorcerer's Stone and the world in which they live. Such an infusion of dissident subtext into a pop-culture phenomenon is in line with such works as The Dark Side of Oz and the film parodies of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax.
In a famous Havana cigar factory, Gricel La Lectora makes her way to her rostrum and microphone, where she regales the workers with a specially curated mix of interesting articles, novels, poetry and diversions. Gricel is one of the last people to hold this storied position.
Filmmaker Mark Moskowitz finally reads a critically acclaimed novel he bought back in 1972, and discovers that both the book and the author have long since vanished. STONE READER documents Moskowitz's quest to find out why. As he solves the mystery, the twists and turns of the journey reveal something more-the singular bond literature can create among strangers.
Small-town New Zealand comedy-drama about Michael (Jordan Selwyn) - a 16-year-old whose passion for maps helps him escape his ordinary life and enjoy a state of isolation from those around him. But there are three women he can’t shut out – his single mother Amelia, a blind 20-year-old called Mary and Alison , a friend whose ‘grace betrays darker secrets’ apparently.
Chandler, a con-man, and his helper Frank decide to create a clairvoyant act for the carny circuit, as a little research reveals Ameicans spent $125 million on mind-readers and astrology. The carny, renamed Chandra, falls for one of his marks, Sylvia, but their love is tested when he brings tragedy to other peoples' lives and she asks him to go straight.
Join Reader Rabbit and Sam the Lion as they help Chef Pierre use opposites to discover the right ingredients needed for his delicious recipe. Will they be able to recreate it in time for the Festival of Words? Find Out!
Kids get extra help learning their ABCs with this video starring Reader Rabbit, the friendly instructor of the popular children's educational software. Appropriate for children ages 3-6, the program combines an engaging mix of animation, storytelling and interactive games to teach alphabet basics. Lessons focus on learning the alphabet, letter names and sounds, the difference between upper- and lower-case letters, new vocabulary and more.
Composed of just four shots in which Clara McHale-Ribot, Rachel Kushner, Richard Hebdige, and Simone Forti read quietly to themselves, the film offers portraits of its subjects while simultaneously serving as a mirror for the viewers, who perform a parallel stillness.
Red has no energy to join in the picnic fun, so it's Whyatt and the Super Readers to the rescue when they realize it could be her snacking that's causing the problem. The friends zoom into the story of Hansel and Gretel and meet the grouchy witch who they must convince to give up her gingerbread house for something more delicious and nutritious. Then the Super Readers meet up with Humpty Dumpty for some advice to help their friend Pig who is too afraid to get down from the top of his new slide.
Children ages 6 and up can teach themselves to read with a self-paced, kid-friendly program that has twelve entertaining stories that employ fun characters and build in sequence from the simple to the more complex. Kids have time to read each screen before hearing a voice read the highlighted words. In addition to community library children's multi-media collections, these titles (Alphabet Circus Video, Nursery Rhymes Video, Getting Ready for Kindergarten Video, and Phonics Easy Readers on DVD) are very highly recommended supplements for preschool, daycare, home schooling, and traditional curriculums. --Children's Bookwatch, September 2005
A multi-faceted film based on Raymond Jean's novel "La Lectrice". Constance (Miou-Miou) reads the novel aloud in bed to her lover. Inspired by the story of Marie, a woman who advertises her services as a reader of literature, Constance decides to do the same. Here the film takes on a kaleidoscopic effect as the lives of Constance and Marie become merged, making it hard to distinguish what is real and what is fantasy. This structure is further complicated when the lives of Constance's clients become tangled with the stories she reads. The film is interspersed with readings from well known literary sources as diverse as, amongst others, Baudelaire, Duras, Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll and de Sade's "120 days..."
Meet your favorite animals – from the exceptionally talented to the super intelligent, from the courageous and loyal to the weird and wacky. You'll be touched and moved by their bravery, kindness and nobility of spirit. The real life world of the Animal Kingdom is far stranger than fiction – and much more fun!
TV Reader's Digest is the title of a 30 minute American television anthology drama series which aired on the ABC from 1955 to 1956. Based on articles that appeared in Reader's Digest magazine, the episodes based on true stories which were varied in their themes, plots and content. Themes included crime, heroism, mystery, romance, and human interest. Episode writers included Frederick Hazlitt Brennan, Cleveland Amory and Frank Gruber. Some of the actors who were cast in the episodes included: Claude Akins, Leon Askin, Jean Byron, Chuck Connors, Peter Graves, Tod Griffin, Francis McDonald, Max Showalter, John Howard, Lee Marvin, Gene Raymond, Jerry Paris, and Michael Winkelman.