American Friend

The American Friend (1977) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at June 3, 2016
The American Friend (1977) [Criterion Collection]

The American Friend (1977)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 7mn | 3,00 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller | A film by Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game. Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American art dealer who entangles a terminally ill German everyman, played by Bruno Ganz, in a seedy criminal underworld as revenge for a personal slight – but when the two become embroiled in an ever-deepening murder plot, they form an unlikely bond. Filmed on location in Hamburg and Paris, with some scenes shot in grimy, late-seventies New York City, Wenders’s international breakout is a stripped-down crime story that mixes West German and American film flavors, and it features cameos by filmmakers Jean Eustache, Samuel Fuller, and Nicholas Ray.
Der amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, L’Ami américain, 1977)

Der amerikanische Freund (The American Friend, L’Ami américain, 1977)
DVD Rip + Up | 123 min | x.264 | 688 x 384 | 1388 kbps | 25 fps | 192 kb/s AC3 | 1.6 GB + 3% recovery record
German | Subtitles: French in .srt | Genre: Thriller

The American Friend is one of the most stylish films to emerge from the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Loosely adapting Patricia Highsmith's mystery novel Ripley's Game, director Wim Wenders shifted priority from plotting to character, emphasizing a richly colorful and atmospheric approach to locations in Hamburg, where a picture-framer (Bruno Ganz) is lured into an assassination scheme involving a mysterious Frenchman (Gérard Blain) and the titular American friend, Tom Ripley (played by Dennis Hopper). Wenders tries to maintain the aura of mystery, as opposed to generating any conventional suspense, and expresses his affection for American movies by casting favorite directors Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller in pivotal supporting roles. The result is an intoxicating example of cinematic cross-pollination. (From Amazon Review.)

Actors : Bruno Ganz, Dennis Hopper, Lisa Kreuzer, Gérard Blain

Among Savages - Accounts of Friend and Foe (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at July 31, 2017
Among Savages - Accounts of Friend and Foe (2017)

Among Savages - Accounts of Friend and Foe (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:38:09 | 89.06 Mb
Indie Pop / Folk | Country: USA (Nashville) | Label: Among Savages

Among Savages is a living, evolving musical about one man's coming to terms with the trials and treasures of fading youth. With a raw vulnerability, American songwriter Peter Barbee creates a grandiose musical backdrop for his simple and candid style of storytelling. An eclectic mix of literary and musical influences infuse his music with surprising and unorthodox orchestrations and bring a classic nostalgia to otherwise innovative arrangements. Reading much like the chapters of a novel, Barbee’s music invites us into a very personal yet universal struggle with evolution, identity, and self actualization. Barbee released his first album “Wanderings Of An Illustrative Mind” in 2012 under the moniker “Among Savages” and is currently gearing up to release his sophomore album “Accounts of Friend and Foe” on July 21, 2017.
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:46
Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2138

With 1970's Workingman's Dead, the Grateful Dead went through an overnight metamorphosis, turning abruptly from tripped-out free-form rock toward sublime acoustic folk and Americana. Taking notes on vocal harmonies from friends Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Dead used the softer statements of their fourth studio album as a subtle but moving reflection on the turmoil, heaviness, and hope America's youth was facing as the idealistic '60s ended. American Beauty was recorded just a few months after its predecessor, both expanding and improving on the bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic country explorations of Workingman's Dead with some of the band's most brilliant compositions. The songs here have a noticeably more relaxed and joyous feel. Having dived headfirst into this new sound with the previous album, the bandmembers found the summit of their collaborative powers here, with lyricist Robert Hunter penning some of his most poetic work, Jerry Garcia focusing more on gliding pedal steel than his regular electric lead guitar work, and standout lead vocal performances coming from Bob Weir (on the anthem to hippie love "Sugar Magnolia"), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (on the husky blues of "Operator"), and Phil Lesh (on the near-perfect opening tune, "Box of Rain").

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 3, 2017
Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973)

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Repertoire, REP 4013-WZ | ~ 271 or 100 Mb | Scans(png) -> 51 Mb
Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Originally released in 1973 on MCA, Budgie's third record, Never Turn Your Back on a Friend, was another slab of the band's signature plodding metal sound. Although they were never more than a cult band in the U.S., Budgie's popularity flourished in their native England, yet their influence was eventually felt by many notable American bands (Metallica, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, etc.)…
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - The Final Studio Recordings (2CD) (2001) {american recordings}

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - The Final Studio Recordings (2CD) (2001) {american recordings}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 860 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 304 mb
Genre: world, qawwali

The Final Studio Recordings is a 2001 double compact disc by qawwali vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. This consists of the last recording sessions before his death, when he worked with producer Rick Rubin for release on his american recordings label. This set features eight songs.

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Jan. 2, 2017
The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016 by Roger Hodge
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0231181558 | 344 pages | PDF | 1,4 MB

Letters to an American Jewish Friend: a Zionist's Polemic (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at Dec. 21, 2016
Letters to an American Jewish Friend: a Zionist's Polemic (Repost)

Hillel Halkin, "Letters to an American Jewish Friend: a Zionist's Polemic"
English | ISBN: 9652296309, 0827600933 | 2013 | 292 pages | MOBI | 0.5 MB

The Ugly American (1963)  Video

Posted by ChumPaa at Sept. 28, 2016
The Ugly American (1963)

The Ugly American (1963)
A Film by George Englund
DVDRip | AVI | 1h 55min | 480x352 | XviD @ 723Kbps | MP3 @ 96Kbps
Lang: English | Subs: None | 706 MB
Genre: Adventure | Drama | Thriller

An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country where civil war threatens a tense peace. Despite his knowledge, once he's there, MacWhite sees only a dichotomy between the U.S. and Communism. He can't accept that anti-American sentiment might be a longing for self-determination and nationalism. So, he breaks from his friend Deong, a local opposition leader, ignores a foreman's advice about slowing the building of a road, and tries to muscle ahead. What price must the country and his friends pay for him to get some sense?

PBS American Masters - Cachao: Uno Mas (2010) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Sept. 27, 2016
PBS American Masters - Cachao: Uno Mas (2010) [Repost]

PBS American Masters - Cachao: Uno Mas (2010)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3093 Kbps | 1h 24mn | 2.10 GB
Audio: English AC-3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Grammy-winning bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez died in Coral Gables, Florida in March 2008, almost 90-years old. A maestro of legendary status and ultimately considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time, he had made his home in the United States for the past four decades. American Masters pays tribute to the Father of Mambo in the series' bilingual film, Cachao: Uno Mas.