Jackson, an admittedly big Star Wars fan, was eager to appear in the prequel" ("Samuel L. Jackson (Cover Story)"). Not to mention, Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn), Ewan McGregor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Natalie Portman (Queen Amidala), Jake Lloyd (Anakin Skywalker), Ian McDiarmid (Senator Palpatine), Pernilla August (Shmi Skywalker), Samuel L. Jackson (Mace W... ... middle of paper ... ... It also received plenty of awards. The awards were received because of the cast, props and effects. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was presented with the following: "Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, Sierra Award for Best Costume Design (Trisha Biggar), 2000; Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor (Jar-Jar Binks), 2000; Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film (Jake Lloyd), 2000" (Snyder).
Due to the great commercial success of the Star Wars series, George Lucas was given the opportunity to rerelease Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope along with the two other movies in the Star Wars Trilogy. Fox spent a reported $15 million on giving the trilogy box set a facelift with the latest and greatest in digital technology. In 2004, the DVD box set received John D Lowry’s visual enhancement and was digitally restored. The changes were meant to help conceal the time gaps between both trilogies. However, many of these changes were not received well by fans, especially ones that altered the storyline or character development.
This film featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, turned out to be very popular. As many expected the director, Baz Luhrmann, made several changes to the original story. Some changes made were ample others were microscopic. Each one of these changes were made for a reason, but did the
It has a huge impact on popular culture that people feel obligated to go see the films. Star Wars movies are shown and promoted nearly worldwide. In addition, Star Wars is one of the first films to have the most successful merchandise franchise. “These movies began building buzz long before they opened and commanded coverage in magazines and the emerging genre of infotainment television” (Bordwell and Thompson 683), basically Star Wars is a mega picture. It is everywhere and all over people’s faces, for example Episode VII has been promoted in the past year all over the world.
The pristine 1933 King Kong was constructed as a movie: to convey a story to entertain an audience. Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake took the substructure for King Kong and expanded upon it in virtually every way in order to “make again” the astoundment of the original for a modern-day audience. Audiences received the first King Kong very well. The stop-motion sequences of Kong were astounding for their time and the movie grossed over $90,000 in its beginning weekend. In order to bank upon its prosperity again, sequels were made and thus in 1976 a remake was made to amend upon the original.
All the mentioned arguments throughout this essay on top of; the star performances, unique marketing and special effects, help make The Dark Knight a truly great film. Prior to the movies release it was questioned wether the film could sustain the 'increasing moral weight imposed upon it', the movie to date has more than dealt with this pressure, and has become a focal point for many discussions and essays, and finally it is because of the morals and ethics within the movie that I have written this essay.
Cameron was under the impression that the technology at the time had not caught up with the story in the vision that he wanted to tell during the late 1990s. In 2006 he revealed that it was finally time to create Avatar because the technological advances were ready to create the characters that he wanted to start. He noticed that from other films such as Gollum from Lord of the Rings and ... ... middle of paper ... ...movie would end up becoming significantly marketed, with millions of merchandise form the movie sold such as video games and costume ideas, as well as the DVD becoming the top selling blue-ray of all time. After this film’s success, Cameron signed a deal which would allow him to produce 3 sequels to the first Avatar, making this movie only the beginning of planned franchise. With amazing special effects, strong storytelling, and powerful themes, it is hard to consider Avatar as one of, if not the, greatest blockbuster of all time.
Many people will invest in a stock once in their life, but one must do some research before making this important decision. If anyone decides to invest in one, it is as if they are taking a chance that will either damage their life, or help them move forward. Stocks might make the most profit in their lifetime one day and then decrease quickly the other. Investing in the stock market might be risky, but according to research, the Disney stock is better than the SanDisk stock because of the merchandise and franchise it has sold which boosted up sales the past five years or so. Disney is well known internationally to all ages for its magic and fun that has expanded from movies to merchandise to resorts and parks.
While the results may seem foolproof and glamorous, it is actually a very risky procedure. With the airing of shows such as “Extreme Makeover”, MTV’s “I Want a Famous Face”, and Fox’s show “The Swan”, cosmetic surgery has become a normal part of American life. With programs like these contributing to the overwhelming popularity of cosmetic surgery, the number of people having these surgeries has greatly increased. According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 8.7 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2003 (Procedural Statistics). This is an increase of 32 percent, up from around 6.6 million procedures performed in 2002.
The Walking Dead has successfully transitioned from a comic book to a popular television drama series that’s not tapped into America’s $6 billion dollar zombie show industry, but also helped it grow in meteoric fashion. (Dance 1) Energized by the popularity of the drama, AMC sold the Walking Dead’s right to other nations include Japan, South Korea, Italy, Hungary, Middle East, Norway, and Netherlands…etc. The Walking Dead’s fans are in all over the world. Moreover, it is so brutally intense gore and inaccurate for young people that according to the demographic, the TV show’s viewer’s ages are 18 to 49. (Hinckley 1) This successful cable drama keep add new characters and storyline to develop the characters we’ve followed through the horror zombie apocal... ... middle of paper ... ...rty and can protect it against abuse by those who created it and who have claimed the ownership.