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Stir Crazy (DVD): Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Craig T Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Barry Corbin Stir Crazy (DVD)
Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Craig T Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Barry Corbin; Directed by … 1
R87 Discovery Miles 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the looniest pictures to come along in some time, Stir Crazy teams two of the most brilliant and zany comic performers of all time: Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder.

Skip (Wilder) and Harry (Pryor) have both been fired from their jobs, so they take off in their van for California to seek fame and fortune, but somewhere along the way the van conks out and they're broke and...well, they have to eat, right? So they land a gig as singing and dancing woodpeckers to promote a bank opening. When two bank robbers steal their costumes and stick up the bank, guess who gets the blame?

Skip and Harry are carted off to the state penitentiary for 125 years. They try to keep their sanity and their lives amidst a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and an inter-prison rodeo - all with great hilarity.

Life Beyond Measure - Letters to My Great-Granddaughter (Paperback): Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure - Letters to My Great-Granddaughter (Paperback)
Sidney Poitier
R365 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on his amazing life in "Life Beyond Measure," offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-granddaughter. Writing for all who admire his example and who search for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, this American icon shares his thoughts on love, faith, courage, and the future.

Poitier draws upon the perspective and wisdom gained from his memories as a poor boy in the Bahamas, his experience of racism coming to the United States, falling in love and raising a family, breaking the race barrier in theater and film during the Civil Rights Era, achieving stardom and success in Hollywood, and being a diplomat and humanitarian. He reflects on the deepest questions and the significant passages of his life, the virtues that helped him through tough times, and the sense of purpose and history that strengthened him. He emphasizes the importance of the role of faith in a technological age, as well as our responsibility to the earth and future generations. Throughout, Poitier shares stories about the people of courage he has met along the way and the meaning of life in the face of death.

"Life Beyond Measure" is the perfect book to inspire readers to live the fullest life with integrity, from one of our most respected celebrities and a national treasure.

The Measure Of A Man - A Memoir (Paperback, New Ed): Sidney Poitier The Measure Of A Man - A Memoir (Paperback, New Ed)
Sidney Poitier
R237 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R56 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this candid memoir, legendary actor Sidney Poitier reveals the spiritual depth, passion and intellectual fervour that has driven his remarkable life. This memoir spans a time in American history from segregation and Civil Rights conflicts to present day cultural struggles.

To Sir, With Love (Blu-ray disc): Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, "Lulu", Christian Roberts, Geoffrey Bayldon, Ann... To Sir, With Love (Blu-ray disc)
Sidney Poitier, Judy Geeson, Suzy Kendall, "Lulu", Christian Roberts, … 1
R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sidney Poitier stars in this British drama based on E.R. Braithwaite's novel. Mark Thackeray (Poitier) is an engineer who loses his job and turns to teaching in a tough school in London's East End. He immediately faces hostility from his students - the graduating class - who are determined to break his spirit. However, Thackeray counters by treating the teenagers as young adults, attempting to prepare them for life in the outside world. Gradually, as he takes the class on field trips to museums and similar outings, Thackeray earns both their affection and respect.

In the Heat of the Night (Blu-ray disc): Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Scott Wilson, Quentin Dean,... In the Heat of the Night (Blu-ray disc)
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Scott Wilson, … 1
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rod Steiger plays a small-town Mississippi sheriff who is forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia (Sidney Poitier). The pair at first find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds each learns to respect the other's talents. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger.

Paris Blues (Blu-ray disc): Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, Louis Armstrong, Barbara Lange Paris Blues (Blu-ray disc)
Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, Louis Armstrong, … 1
R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier star as two American ex-pat jazz musicians struggling for success in Paris in this 1960s US drama. Trombone player Ram Bowen and saxophonist Eddie Cook (Newman and Poitier) moved to the French capital for its love of jazz and its liberal acceptance of black people, in contrast to their own country's hostile attitudes. When the pair fall in love with Americans tourists Connie and Lillian (Diahann Carroll and Joanne Woodward), Ram and Eddie are forced to decide whether to move back home with them or stay in Paris.

Various Artists - Deadly Pursuit (English, Spanish, DVD): Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley Various Artists - Deadly Pursuit (English, Spanish, DVD)
Sidney Poitier, Tom Berenger, Kirstie Alley
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sidney Poitier, one of film's most distinguished and acclaimed actors, returns to the screen in this explosive, action-filled thriller.

When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountain wilderness, FBI agent Warren Stantin exchanges familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox.   

It's a turbulent yet vital relationship they must maintain in order to survive... and one that becomes increasingly desperate when Knox's girlfriend Sarah becomes the killer's latest hostage.

In the Heat of the Night (English, German, Spanish, DVD): Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Scott Wilson,... In the Heat of the Night (English, German, Spanish, DVD)
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Scott Wilson, … 1
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rod Steiger plays a small-town Mississippi sheriff who is forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia (Sidney Poitier). The pair at first find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds each learns to respect the other's talents. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger.

The Measure Of A Man - A Spiritual Autobiography (Paperback): Sidney Poitier The Measure Of A Man - A Spiritual Autobiography (Paperback)
Sidney Poitier
R366 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set. --Sidney Poitier In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor. Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of self-worth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world. In the kind of place where I grew up, recalls Poitier, what's coming at you is the sound of the sea and the smell of the wind and momma's voice and the voice of your dad and the craziness of your brothers and sisters...and that's it. Without television, radio, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, he could enjoy the simple things, endure the long commitments, and find true meaning in his life. Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates to who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition. Here is Poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, price and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man in the face of limits--his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier. --Washington Post

Cry The Beloved Country (1952) (DVD): Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson, Joyce Carey, Geoffrey Keen, Michael... Cry The Beloved Country (1952) (DVD)
Canada Lee, Sidney Poitier, Charles Carson, Joyce Carey, Geoffrey Keen, …
R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Zoltan Korda directs and produces this South African-set drama based on the celebrated novel by Alan Paton. Set in a little village in the scorched valley of Ixopo, the story revolves around the family of Reverend Stephen Kumalo (Canada Lee). The Reverend's son, Absalom (Lionel Ngakane), has disappeared and his sister, Gertrude (Ribbon Dhlamini), is ill in Johannesburg. Kumalo leaves his poor village with his life savings in order to go to Johannesburg to try to persuade his sister and son to come home but while there he finds his son has been accused of the murder of the son of a farmer. As both fathers suffer, they slowly become friends. Sydney Poitier co-stars.

Autobiographies, Company Management, and Customer Service (Paperback): Paul Orfalea, Sidney Poitier, Ken Blanchard Autobiographies, Company Management, and Customer Service (Paperback)
Paul Orfalea, Sidney Poitier, Ken Blanchard
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History (Hardcover, Second): Walter Mirisch I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History (Hardcover, Second)
Walter Mirisch; Foreword by Sidney Poitier, Elmore Leonard
R712 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R97 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a moving, star-filled account of one of Hollywood's true golden ages as told by a man in the middle of it all. Walter Mirisch's company has produced some of the most entertaining and enduring classics in film history, including ""West Side Story"", ""Some Like It Hot"", ""In the Heat of the Night"", and ""The Magnificent Seven"". His work has led to 87 Academy Award nominations and 28 Oscars. Richly illustrated with rare photographs from his personal collection, ""I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History"" reveals Mirisch's own experience of Hollywood in its golden days and also tells the stories of the stars - emerging and established - who appeared in his films, including Natalie Wood, John Wayne, Peter Sellers, Sidney Poitier, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, and many others.With hard-won insight and gentle humor, Mirisch recounts how he witnessed the end of the studio system, the development of independent production, and the rise and fall of some of Hollywood's most gifted (and notorious) cultural icons. A producer with a passion for creative excellence, he offers insights into his innovative filmmaking process, revealing a rare ingenuity for placating the demands of auteur directors, weak-kneed studio executives, and troubled screen sirens.From his early start as a movie theater usher to the presentation of such masterpieces as ""The Apartment"", ""Fiddler on the Roof"", and ""The Great Escape"", Mirisch tells the inspiring life story of his rise to the highest echelon of the American film industry. This book assures Mirisch's legacy - as Elmore Leonard puts it - as ""one of the good guys.

What Manner of Man Is This? - The Duke of Windsor's Years in The Bahamas (Paperback): Orville A. Turnquest What Manner of Man Is This? - The Duke of Windsor's Years in The Bahamas (Paperback)
Orville A. Turnquest; Foreword by Sidney Poitier; Edited by Diane Gedymin
R372 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R62 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life Beyond Measure LP (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Sidney Poitier Life Beyond Measure LP (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Sidney Poitier
R602 R519 Discovery Miles 5 190 Save R83 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sidney Poitier is one of the most revered actors in the history of Hollywood. He has overcome enormous obstacles in extraordinary times and is a role model for many Americans because of his convictions, bravery, and grace. Poitier reflects on this amazing life in "Life Beyond Measure," offering inspirational advice and personal stories in the form of extended letters to his great-granddaughter. Writing for all who admire his example and who search for wisdom only a man of great experience can offer, this American icon shares his thoughts on love, faith, courage, and the future.

The Measure Of A Man - A Spiritual Autobiography (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Sidney Poitier The Measure Of A Man - A Spiritual Autobiography (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Sidney Poitier
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set." --Sidney Poitier

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of self-worth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world. "In the kind of place where I grew up," recalls Poitier, "what's coming at you is the sound of the sea and the smell of the wind and momma's voice and the voice of your dad and the craziness of your brothers and sisters...and that's it." Without television, radio, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, he could enjoy the simple things, endure the long commitments, and find true meaning in his life.

Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Just a few years after his introduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates to who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition.

Here is Poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, price and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man in the face of limits--his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, The Measure of a Man captures the essential Poitier.

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (Standard format, CD): Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths (Standard format, CD)
Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire; Read by Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Turner
R499 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R128 (26%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Measure of a Man CD - A Spiritual Autobiography (Standard format, CD): Sidney Poitier The Measure of a Man CD - A Spiritual Autobiography (Standard format, CD)
Sidney Poitier; Read by Sidney Poitier
R505 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R41 (8%) Out of stock

"I have no wish to play the pontificating fool, pretending that I've suddenly come up with the answers to all life's questions. Quite that contrary, I began this book as an exploration, an exercise in self-questing. In other words, I wanted to find out, as I looked back at a long and complicated life, with many twists and turns, how well I've done at measuring up to the values I myself have set."
--Sidney Poitier

In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and a father, and as an actor.

Poitier credits his parents and his childhood on tiny Cat Island in the Bahamas for equipping him with the unflinching sense of right and wrong and of self-worth that he has never surrendered and that have dramatically shaped his world. "In the kind of place where I grew up," recalls Poitier, "what's coming at you is the sound of the sea and the smell of the wind and momma's voice and the voice of your dad and the craziness of your brothers and sisters...and that's it." Without television, radio, and material distractions to obscure what matters most, he could enjoy the simple things, endure the long commitments, and find true meaning in his life.

Poitier was uncompromising as he pursued a personal and public life that would honor his upbringing and the invaluable legacy of his parents. Just a few years after hisintroduction to indoor plumbing and the automobile, Poitier broke racial barrier after racial barrier to launch a pioneering acting career. Committed to the notion that what one does for a living articulates to who one is, Poitier played only forceful and affecting characters who said something positive, useful, and lasting about the human condition.

Here is Poitier's own introspective look at what has informed his performances and his life. Poitier explores the nature of sacrifice and commitment, price and humility, rage and forgiveness, and paying the price for artistic integrity. What emerges is a picture of a man in the face of limits--his own and the world's. A triumph of the spirit, "The Measure of a Man" captures the essential Poitier.

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