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
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.

History Channel - American Restoration: Series 7 (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 9, 2016
History Channel - American Restoration: Series 7 (2016)

History Channel - American Restoration: Series 7 (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3086 Kbps | 13x~41min | 12.1 GiB
Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

American Restoration follows the best restoration shops in the United States as they restore pieces of America's history and create awe-inspiring works from vintage items including classic cars, rare antiques and one-of-a-kind bikes.

Pardon My French: How a Grumpy American Fell in Love with France  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at April 14, 2016
Pardon My French: How a Grumpy American Fell in Love with France

Pardon My French: How a Grumpy American Fell in Love with France by Allen Johnson
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1631580647 | 352 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 24, 2016
Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both

Friend & Foe: When to Cooperate, When to Compete, and How to Succeed at Both by Adam Galinsky, Maurice Schweitzer
2015 | ISBN: 0307720217 | English | 320 pages | EPUB/AZW3 | 0.7 MB/0.8 MB