In Their Own Words - Netflix

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"In Their Own Words" is a unique and stylish new biography series that explores an elite few of the 20th century's greatest figures. The inaugural season features episodes on a diverse trio of extraordinary subjects: three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer Muhammad Ali, Muppets creator Jim Henson and Britain's long-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II.

Each chapter in these artfully crafted biographies is inspired and marked by some of the most memorable words spoken by these world icons: words that describe the subject creatively and intimately. These memorable quotes keynote the storytelling, as each sequence sheds new light on key moments in our subjects' lives — illuminating their fascinating personalities and spotlighting their profound cultural and historical impact for a new generation of television viewers. Stylized, evocative recreations of significant moments in the subjects' lives add texture to the visual storytelling and also serve as background for some of the featured quotes.

This non-linear approach to the top of each episode alerts veiwers to the fact that In Their Own Words is a biography series unlike anything they've seen. The majority of the narrative is carried by deeply personal interviews with those who know the subjects intimately: family, co-workers, colleagues, biographers, etc.

In Their Own Words - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-09-01

In Their Own Words - Words Words Words - Netflix

Words Words Words refers to both a stand-up comedy routine and the derivative album by American comedian, Bo Burnham. The live performance debuted at the Boston House of Blues on May 21, 2010, and the album is derived from a special live performance of the same set at Carolines on Broadway on June 30, 2010. In addition to the Carolines performance, the album has two studio singles, “Words, Words, Words” and “Oh Bo”. The House of Blues debut performance and the Carolines on Broadway performances were released on DVD and MP3/CD respectively, with the constituent material from the set being generally well received. The album alone charted on four separate Billboard charts, topping out at number one on the Billboard Comedy chart.

In Their Own Words - Stand-up show - Netflix

Burnham debuted his stand-up routine, Words Words Words, at the Boston House of Blues on May 21, 2010 (postponed from April 16, 2010). This was recorded as the inaugural performance of Comedy Central's “House of Comedy Live from House of Blues” series. Burnham shared his debut evening at the House of Blues with fellow stand-up comedian Myq Kaplan. The one-hour special of Words Words Words aired on October 16, 2010 to over 700,000 viewers, and was released on an unrated one-disc DVD three days later (October 19). As of December 2010, Burnham was the youngest artist to garner his own hour-long special on Comedy Central. The DVD is presented in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and has, in addition to the special, two music videos for the songs “Words, Words, Words” and “Oh Bo”. In August 2010, Burnham was nominated for “Best Comedy Show” at the 2010 Edinburgh Comedy Awards—“the world’s most prestigious comedy prize” with a £10,000 cash prize—after his performance of Words Words Words at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He was instead awarded the “Panel Prize”—carrying a £5,000 prize—for “the show or act who has most captured the comedy spirit of the 2010 Fringe”.

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