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The History Boys movie trailer - starring Dominic Cooper, Richard Griffiths, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sam Anderson, Frances de la Tour, Samuel Barnett. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/2006
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The History Boys -- An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys pursue of sex, sport, and higher education.
The History Boys -- Based on the Tony Award winning play, The History Boys tells the story of an unruly class of talented British schoolboys vying for admittance to Britain's top universities, Oxford and Cambridge.
This gripping new series by Andrew Davies brings to life Dickens's powerful story of struggle and hardship in 1820s London. When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, his curiosity is piqued by the presence in his mother's house of a young seamstress, Amy Dorrit. The cold and forbidding Mrs Clennam isn't usually given to charity, so why has she made an exception in taking on Amy? Is she making reparations for a past wrongdoing? Arthur's quest to discover the truth takes him to the Marshalsea Prison for Debt. Here he meets and befriends Amy's father, William Dorrit, who is the prison's longest serving inmate. As he tries to help the Dorrits, Arthur discovers that the dark shadow of debt stretches far beyond the walls of the Marshalsea Prison, to affect the lives of many. Just as it is possible to climb to the very top in London Society's intricate game of snakes and ladders, so it is possible to slip right down. But if Arthur succeeds in unravelling the mystery of his family's past, where will it leave him in the scheme of things? And where will it leave the Dorrits?
"Downton Abbey," winner of six Emmy Awards, including the win for "Outstanding Miniseries or Movie," depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912.
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Starring Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and Hugh Bonneville with guest star Shirley MacLaine.
Bringing an entirely fresh and witty perspective to the cinematic tradition of inspirational classroom dramas such as The Dead Poet's Society, Finding Forrester and The Emperors Club comes The History Boys, a sly, funny yet thought-provoking story about the real meaning and value of 'getting an education.' Based on the play that won the hearts of Broadway audiences and garnered six Tony Awards this year, The History Boys follows an unruly bunch of sharp, talented but rough-edged British schoolboys whose worlds are changed forever when two teachers with opposing viewpoints on education engage in a battle to get them into Oxford and Cambridge.
It all begins at a small public boys' school in industrial Northern England where an unprecedented eight students are about to pursue the ultimate British dream: to gain acceptance into one of England's two legendary universities. Distracted by sex, sports and the chaos of growing up in the 1980s, the boys are helped, and sometimes hindered, in their quest by two teachers who are diametrically different in their methods. New to the school is the slick Irwin, a recent graduate of Oxford who has been hired by the ambitious Headmaster to whip the boys into exam-ready shape with his aggressive focus on strategy and 'spin.' Then there is the maverick literature teacher Hector, who thinks himself a fool yet breaks all the rules in trying to help the boys discover their own wisdom. As both teachers vie for the boys' loyalty, minds, and even hearts, they impart vital lessons and reveal their own human flaws.
Through biting wit and rapid-fire dialogue - not to mention music, song, vintage movie scenes, impassioned debates and moments of stark emotional truth - The History Boys humorously brings to the fore the serious subject of how one generation passes its wisdom on to the next.
Eight brainy boys receive valuable lessons from their eclectic instructors as they aim for admission into Britain's prestigious universities in this film based on the Tony Award(R)-winning play.
From award-winning playwright Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George) comes this delightfully witty comedy of eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They're aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success. Adapted from the original Tony Award winning play and starring the original Tony Award winning cast, "The History Boys" is an engaging, thought-provoking, and wickedly funny look at history, the pursuit of knowledge, and the utter randomness of life.
Ends 03/31/14. Eight brainy boys receive valuable lessons from their eclectic instructors as they aim for admission into Britain's prestigious universities in this film based on the Tony Award®-winning play.
Based on the Tony Award winning play, The History Boys tells the story of an unruly class of talented British schoolboys vying for admittance to Britain's top universities, Oxford and Cambridge.
Based on the award winning play, THE HISTORY BOYS tells the story of a class of schoolboys vying for admittance to Britain's top universities. They gain more than just a history lesson when two teachers impart their wisdom on history and life.
An exiled Napoleon devises a plan to retake the throne. He'll swap places with commoner Eugene Lenormand, sneak into Paris, then Lenormand will reveal himself and Napoleon will regain his throne. Things don't go at all well; first, the journey proves more difficult than expected, but more disastrously, Lenormand enjoys himself too much to reveal the deception. Napoleon adjusts somewhat uneasily to the life of a commoner while waiting, as Lenormand gorges on rich food.
In this reimagining of the last years of Napoleon, loyalists hire a lookalike to swap places with the emperor during his exile. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island of St. Helena, the real Napoleon heads to Paris.
Season One Finale. Patrick looks to mend fences after Richie's abrupt exit the day before. Frank tells Agustin what he really thinks about their relationship and his art. Later, Patrick and Agustin join Dom at the opening of his restaurant popup, where Dom is surprised by Lynn's choice of guest.
Already stressed that his parents will judge his choice of partner in Richie, Patrick reaches new levels of anxiety before his sister's wedding, and runs into an unexpected guest when he arrives there. Dom rebuffs Lynn's advice while in the throes of preparing for his restaurant popup.Unhappy with his photos of Frank and CJ, Agustin drops out of his art show.
Patrick tries to hide his nervousness about Richie meeting his friends for the first time at Dom's 40th birthday party. Lynn has a dinner to introduce Dom to some potential investors; later, Dom insists to Doris that he and Lynn are just friends. Agustin, frustrated with the progression of his project, invites CJ to the birthday picnic, where he and Frank finally cross paths.
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After calling in sick, Patrick and Richie visit Golden Gate Park and other San Francisco sites, learning more about their pasts and plans for the future.
Taking a break from working in the office on a Sunday, Patrick and Kevin connect while chatting about relationships, but are interrupted by a call from Kevin's boyfriend. Later, Agustin, Doris, and Dom's coworker Hugo take in the leather-filled sights of the Folsom Street Fair, and convince Patrick to come join them. Dom asks Lynn to lunch.
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At a video-game launch party onboard an aircraft carrier, Patrick and his coworker Owen meet Kevin, a gay Brit who turns out to be Patrick's new boss. Elated after his verbal beatdown of Ethan, Dom tells Doris about his plans to start a Portuguese-chicken restaurant. Agustin is fired by Stina after opining that her chair sculpture is lame.
While helping Agustin move his stuff to Frank's house in Oakland, Agustin and Dom (a frequent Grindr user) question whether Patrick is capable of a casual sexual relationship. Back in SF, Dom meets up with his LA-ified ex Ethan. Later, Patrick and Richie go out on a date, but a tipsy Patrick becomes a little too focused with personal details.
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Series Premiere. After a park-cruising experiment is derailed by a phone call, 29-year-old video-game designer Patrick meets up with his best friends, roommate Agustin (31) and Dom (39), to discuss the impending wedding of Patrick's ex. Later, Patrick meets up with OkCupid date Benjamin; after the date goes south, Patrick is chatted up on Muni by a cute barber.
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Get a first look at the new season of Downton Abbey!
The history of Highclere Castle
Mr. Merdle's death sends shockwaves through London, as it transpires that all along he had been fixing his books and in reality, he had nothing. The thousands of people who invested in him now face financial ruin.
Mr Merdle's death and the collapse of Merdle's Bank sends shockwaves through London as thousands face financial ruin. Arthur returns to the Marshalsea a prisoner, Amy goes back to her birthplace to look after him as he lies gravely ill, and Rigaud returns to play out his blackmail in the Clennam house.
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