Before The Last Curtain Falls

Siegfried Kracauer, "History - The Last Things Before the Last"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Nov. 13, 2014
Siegfried Kracauer, "History - The Last Things Before the Last"

Siegfried Kracauer, "History - The Last Things Before the Last"
Publisher: Markus Wiener Publ | 2013 | ISBN: 1558760806 | English | PDF | 290 pages | 8.5 Mb

A study of the relationship between past and present, and the relation between histories in different levels of generality. One after another Siegfried Kracauer examines various theories of history and exposes their strengths and weaknesses.

Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at April 3, 2014
Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum

David B. Madsen, "Entering America: Northeast Asia and Beringia Before the Last Glacial Maximum"
2004 | ISBN-10: 0874807867, 1607810573 | 486 pages | PDF | 15 MB
Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls (1975) 24-Bit/96-kHz Vinyl Rip

Freddy Fender - Before The Next Teardrop Falls
Vinyl Rip in 24-Bit/96-kHz | FLAC tracks | no cue | no log | Covers | MU, RS, FF | 658 MB 3% recovery
1975 | Genre: Country | Label: MCA Records | MCA-1635 | US pressing, reprint 1980 | Vinyl: M
Peaked at #1 on US Country Chart 1974
Rated 4.5 out of 5 star by All Music Guide

"Before The Next Teardrop Falls" was certified gold for sales of 1 million units by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song also won the Single of the Year award from the Country Music Association in 1975, and was instrumental in Fender also winning that year's Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year awards.
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Rebecca Pidgeon - Behind the Velvet Curtain (2008)  Music

Posted by Bezz at April 5, 2011
Rebecca Pidgeon - Behind the Velvet Curtain (2008)

Rebecca Pidgeon - Behind the Velvet Curtain (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 230 Mb
Genre ~ Contemporary Jazz | Crossover Jazz | Vocal Jazz
Label ~ Hot Milk Records / CD-GA-162

In contrast to all the urban contemporary, hip-hop, dance-pop, and electronica artists who have operated in the high-tech realm exclusively, adult alternative is a place where artists have been known to be totally acoustic one day and totally electronic the next. Some adult alternative recordings are quite organic sounding, and others are heavily or entirely programmed. ~ AllMusic

The Last Princess (2016)  Video

Posted by Without at April 30, 2017
The Last Princess (2016)

The Last Princess (2016)
BDRip | MKV | 720x302 | AVC@629 kb/s | Korean AAC@159 kb/s
Subs: English | 2 channels | 2 h 6 min | 717 MB
BDRip 720p | MKV | 1280x536 | AVC@4800 kb/s | Korean DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 2 h 6 min | 5.58 GB
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x800 | AVC@8348 kb/s | Korean DTS@1509 kb/s
Subs: English | 6 channels | 2 h 6 min | 5.58 GB
Genre: Biography, Drama

"The Last Princess" is both a drama and an action film that is based upon the life of Princess Deok-hye (1912-1989) who was born into Korea's last royal family in 1912 as the youngest and only daughter of the last King of Jo-seon, ex-Emperor Gojong and his concubine Yang Gui-in. In truth, her sad and tragic life was shaped at the highest levels of the Japanese Imperial family and its government, and carried out by their Korean collaborators - a path that led to Japanese political ends at the expense of her personal happiness…
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 3 (1945-1949) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2729~30 rel 2009}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 466 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 276 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 48 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1945-49, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2729~30
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Big Band / Clarinet

The material on CD 1 dates from the latter half of Artie Shaw’s career as a bandleader, which ended with his retirement in 1954. Always presenting tasteful and often unusually deep interpretations of big-band jazz and dance music, and featuring his exquisite and frequently profound clarinet improvisations, Shaw’s career climaxed in his rise to superstar status as the most popular musician in North America at the height of the Swing Era in 1939.
Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}

Artie Shaw - The Last Recordings, Volume 2 - THe Final Sessions (1954) {2CD Wyastone-Nimbus NI 2721~22 rel 2009}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 381 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 248 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1954, 2009 MusicMasters / Wyastone / Nimbus | NI 2721~22
Jazz / Bop / Swing / Clarinet

Conversing with Artie Shaw – as Loren Schoenberg and I did in preparation for annotating these further treasures from his last recordings – is an exhilarating experience. This is because this master of the clarinet excels at making connections. Just as he always knew how to get from one note the next in such a way that the result was a cohesive statement – a story, as jazz musicians used to put it – he knows how to link one idea to another, to make allusions, to place things in context, within a frame of reference that ranges wide and far. Artie Shaw always told a story when he played, and he had that sound – immediately, unmistakably identifiable as his and his alone. It is a treat to hear him tell us some timeless stories we hadn’t heard before. Dan Morgenstern.

The Last Emperor (1987) [Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by Helladot at April 14, 2017
The Last Emperor (1987) [Criterion Collection]

The Last Emperor (1987)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 2h 43mn | 3,39 Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated – quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable – the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Ching dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, The Last Emperor is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.
The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France

The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager
English | October 12, 2004 | ISBN: 0767914163, 0767914171 | EPUB | 256 pages | 6.8 MB

Contested Canonizations: The Last Medieval Saints, 1482-1523  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at April 3, 2017
Contested Canonizations: The Last Medieval Saints, 1482-1523

Ronald C. Finucane, "Contested Canonizations: The Last Medieval Saints, 1482-1523"
English | ISBN: 0813218756 | 2011 | 289 pages | PDF | 2 MB