This book made a sales record in both the novel and on the screen (Turan 11). It ended up grossing over $913 million total in ticket sales and holds the privilege of being the top selling live action movie ever on home video (Wall Street Journal B5). It was such a success that its director, Steven Spielberg,
I will be considering that Star Wars appeals to many different people, proof of this is that it was released again in 1997 and still was groundbreaking to the millions of older viewers, also capturing the imagination of the younger generation. Sci-fi films are known to have both aliens and special effects, this is what the audience expects of a typical sci-fi film. I will be studying many different suggestions as to why the film has been so successful. It was ambitious, winning six Oscars, mainly for its use of special effects. The first idea I will be looking at is that Star Wars is a type of fairy tale.
“Michael Jackson’s “Thriller: The Catchiest Zombie Movie.” Although “Thriller” is beloved as a classic 80’s pop music video, it manages a successful dive into the social and political issues that make zombie flicks so great. Pulling from a history of work on zombies, Michael Jackson packs so much history into such a concise package. Through using the texts of Amy Devitt and Kerry Dirk we are able to uncover Jackson’s experience and social commentary in “Thriller”. He simultaneously writes a hit song, revolutionizes music videos, and still remarks on the societal problems of the early 1980’s. However, the story goes much further than that of a number one hit.
Recently LucasArts have diversified their operations, including the upcoming Fracture game, but their Star Wars titles still remain their best sellers. The recently released ‘Star Wars: The Force Unleashed’ has become the best-selling Star Wars game, or of any game previously released by LucasArts , of all time shifting over 1.5 million copies of the title. LucasArts also underestimated how popular the game would become with ‘unprecedented demand’. “This further emphasizes the undiminished popularity of Star Wars” ( Faylor C, 2008 ). Critical Acclaim Through the years Lucasarts has built up a considerable amount of critically acclaimed titles.
The TV series is popular in different cultures and countries, a success that is attributed to many reasons. Its collection of diverse crew, numerous romantic relationships, a number of themes including the wilderness life and the mainly island locations of acting makes it popular across different cultures. This paper explores these reasons in detail and how exactly they have contributed to the popularity of LOST, across many cultures and countries beyond the American culture. (Bill Carter 2) described LOST as the TV show with probably the most convincing storyline in the history of television. It first appeared on September the 22, 2004, and its pilot episode attracted some 18.6 million viewers, giving ABC its highest ratings, since the year 2000.A great number of young fans tuned in every week to watch LOST, before speeding to share theories about this amazing TV show's on social networking sites such as Facebook.
The series is set in the fictional town of Holby, and is set in the hospital, Holby A+E. ER, on the other hand, is an American based hospital drama. It is shown in America on NBC, at 10:00 on a Thursday night and also in Britain on E4, at 9:30 on a Thursday night. ER has been one of the most successful dramas in America, during the 90's. The show is so popular and is regarded, in America, so good that it is paid a staggering £10 million an episode by the American broadcasting company, NBC.
On March 5th, 2002, MTV debuted the first family of rock and roll, “The Osbournes”. The show was very successful and in its first season, was cited as “the most-viewed series ever on MTV.” 7 On March 17, 2003, MTV continued on their comedic route when they premiered “Punk’d,” hoping a big name like Ashton Kutcher hosting the show would bring popularity. Show was responded to well but ended well before ratings went down.... ... middle of paper ... ...usiness/media/longing-to-stay-wanted-mtv-turns-its-attention-to-younger-viewers.html?_r=0 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/mtv-how-internet-killed-the-video-star-841393.html Nakashima, Ryan. Jersey Shore Ratings, MTV Boosting Viacom Out Of Slump. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/31/jersey-shore-ratings-mtv-_n_701030.html http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2010/04/01/mtv-is-the-1-cable-network-for-12-34-year-olds/47031/ http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1643506/looking-back-at-live-aid-25-years-later.jhtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Osbournes http://www.lovelineshow.com/pg/jsp/loveline/abouttheshow.jsp http://www.tv.com/shows/mtv-cribs/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_programs_broadcast_by_MTV#Award_shows http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,1098394,00.html http://www.mtv.com/ontv/vma/1984/ http://www.cnn.com/SHOWBIZ/Music/9807/31/encore.mtv/
The film cost one million dollars to make, and amazingly made over fifteen times that value within just one year of its release and with one million pounds being so much back in 1960, Psycho was an outstanding hit and an incredible achievement for British director Alfred Hitchcock. There is no doubt that Hitchcock’s directory used the such basic equipment and limited special effects to their full tension creating potential. Even today when we have the choice of many up to date pragmatic movies to choose from at the local film rental shop, Psycho still remains a popular choice on the shelf. It is also a favourite for media courses as it is packed with clever directory techniques, twists and memorable scenes to comment on. Psycho is a prime example that a classic never dies.
Family Guy’s popularity had increased astoundingly since it’s cancellation in 2002. In 2005, it became the first television show to have ever been resurrected due to the high volume of DVD sales (Gablan). Since then, its popularity has increased to become a consistent sitcom to appear in the Nielsen Ratings top 20 each week, while becoming the forty-third most popular overall show, and second most popular animated series on Tv.com, the most popular online television viewing site in North America (Richards). Family Guy first hit national television on December 20, 1998, although, Seth MacFarlane had been working on a thesis film quite similar to Family Guy while majoring in animation at the Rhode Island School of Design. The film he created was titled The Life of Larry.
It is also, per the movie website IMDB, currently sitting at the #4 spot of the highest grossing film in the United States of America with its successor “The Dark Knight Rises” comfortable at #7. When two sequels of the same franchise are in the top ten list of the highest grossing films, it gives cause to think twice on why sequels are out grossing original stories. The name alone of the movie is not reason enough for an automatic prerequisite to view the film. The plot, character, the actors and marketing are also responsible for this desire. For example, the first 40 seconds of the December 2007 official trailer of Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” gave its audience all they needed to hear and feel to get them rushing to the theatres, midnight of July 18, 2008.