The magic of Harry Potter left the confines of paper and became a live-action favorite on November 14th, 2001. From its first debut to its final moments on screen, this eight-movie series has developed into a global phenomenon, and although its screenplay has been translated into hundreds of languages, there is one sound that connects audiences from around the world: an unaccompanied, 30 bar theme in E minor- the haunting sound of a celesta. Easily one of the most recognizable musical motifs in movie history, “Hedwig’s Theme”, composed by John Williams, has marked the beginning of every Harry Potter movie and provided the foundation upon which the skyscrapers of scores developed. Each movie, often orchestrated by a new architect, has its own unique structure and quirks, but each new track paid homage to its original creator- often hailed as the “Master of Themes”, John Williams. John Williams’ popularity as a film composer is nearly universal.
It also won 1 Oscar with another 11 wins and 6 nominations. The most iconic song used “The Time of My Life” won an Academy award for Best Music, original song” “Dirty”. To of been awarded an Oscar and won other awards just shows how amazing of a film it truly is. Writer Eleanor Bergstein explains in an interview from Samuel G Freedman’s article “FILM; 'DIRTY DANCING ' ROCKS TO AN INNOCENT BEAT” stating, “I meant 'Dirty Dancing ' to be a celebration of the time of your life when you could believe that a kind of earnest, liberal action could remake the world in your own image” (Freedman). IMDb also explains, “The movie is based on a script by American screenwriter Eleanor Bergstein, who based the story on her own experiences dirty dancing while vacationing in
In this chapter I will discuss the change of representation of disabled characters in the Disney/Pixar film Finding Nemo and the sequel Finding Dory. I will discuss how the representation of the disabled in previously mentioned films from the previous chapter differ from that of newer films mentioned in this chapter. Pixar was created from a company named Lucasfilm and has then become recognised as the Pixar as we call it today in 1986 when Steve Jobs bought the Computer Graphics Division. During that time the company only consisted of approximately 44 individuals, including some of Pixar’s most exceptional minds, John Lasseter and Ed Catmull. The company developed and delivered their IPO in 1995, following their release of Toy Story as part of Pixar’s association with Disney at that time.
Freeman’s first exposure to dramatic arts was on the lively musical named Hello Dolly!. The biggest year for Freeman was on 2005 because he appeared in the film named Million Dollar Baby together with Clint Eastwood. And until now, Freeman’s career is still active as he continues to appear in dramas, participate in films and
The play A Streetcar Named Desire is one of the most notable plays of the late 1940s to early 1950s and is still prevalent in the theater community today. It originally opened on Broadway in a 1947 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, today more commonly known as the Barrymore Theatre, preforming for a little over a thousand patrons. The original Stanley was played by Marlon Brando, who would reprise this role in the movie adaptation. At the Barrymore Theatre, the set was quite complex with a full stairway and banister, a pallor with a 4-chair dinning set and all the dressings of a then modern, but lower-class apartment. The costumes were quite normal street clothes for that time-period except for Blanche 's extravagant wardrobe.
bout: Psycho a film that is world renowned, the original film was released on September 8th, 1960 in the DeMille Theatre. Alfred Hitchcock was the director and producer. The total running time of the film was 109minuets, the film was predominantly aimed at Americans, the release language was English. The budget which Alfred Hitchcock had to manage was $806,947 which was a lot of money in the 1960s. At Box office, it made over $50million but in 2018 this would be the equivalent to $592.6 Million due to inflation.
The “Roaring Twenties” or the “Jazz Age” was a time period of economic richness. In the movie, The Great Gatsby, there is dramatization of aspects of life in the 1920s that we learned about in class and read about in the textbook. Some noticeable features I noticed included their leisure time, the new technology, the style, the emphasis on marriage, and their distinct music of this age. With the shortened workweeks from seven days to five days, the people were left with more leisure time. In the movie, they all went to town when it was hot out and they stayed in a hotel.
The Great Dictator is a 1940 political satire film written, produced, and staring world renowned actor and comedian, Charlie Chaplin. This was Chaplin’s first true sound film and wound up being his most commercially successful film. The film was nominated for several awards, including five Academy Awards. The setting is based in fictional country Tomania, based on Nazi Germany. The film was produced in the United States prior to World War II, at a time when the U.S. was still at peace with Nazi Germany.
It was purchased in 1949 by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes as part of his national theater chain when he bought RKO Pictures. After purchasing the theater Hughes set up two offices on the second floor and would use them whenever he was in Hollywood. In the mid-1950s he sold all of his RKO stock and abandoned the offices. Pacific Theaters bought the Pantages in 1967, restoring the theater to its original splendor. While working on the second floor staff members have reported feeling a presence especially in the conference room which was once Howard Hughes’ office.
In doing some research, his movie Bringing Down the House was a box office hit bringing in $31 million on its opening in theatres. As a Producer, his top grossing movie was The Pacifier. I chose four of his movies for comparison purposes. The movies I chose were: Wedding Planner, Step up 2, A Walk to Remember and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. Based on watching just these movies I would have to say the director enjoys a romantic movie/family comedy in which the ending is exactly how the viewer would like it to end.
Subsequently that year he joined Broadway on a production of “Mamma Mia”, which propelled his career sky high; Increasing his fame and net worth in the next few years. He was named Mr. Broadway in the charity benefit under the same name in 2007. Following the success of his Broadway career he started a career as a producer, which resulted in theatre shows like “Hamlet“ in 2009, “La bete” in 2010 to 2011 and “Born Yesterday” in 2011. He continued his acting and dancing career on Broadway which resulted with an increase in his net worth. In 2014 he switched Broadway for reality TV show Big Brother.
"I wanted a more rounded, more outgoing career than I could have with ballet." http://www.fulcrumgallery.com/Finians-Rainbow-Broadway_604761.htm http://www.pbs.org/wnet/broadway/shows/guys-and-dolls/ Michael Kidd won his first Tony Awards for "Finian 's Rainbow" and went on to win four more for "Guys and Dolls" (1951), Can-Can" (1953), "Li 'l Abner" (1959) and "Destry Rides Again" (1959). http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/news/photos/2010-11-17/201011171290017001666.html He was the first to win five Tony Awards for Best Choreography. Michaels second Tony Award, "Guy 's and Dolls" (1951) attracted the attention of movie producers and he was lured to Hollywood. "The Band Wagon" (1953) was Michaels first film to choreograph, and was when he first started working with a number of celebrities.
The "Star Wars" franchise is one of the most-awaited film of all time. The seventh film of the series, "Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens," will hit the theaters in less than two weeks. Kathleen Kennedy, the president of Lucasfilm, said that iconic director George Lucas has already seen the final product as per Movie Pilot. She confessed that Lucas said, "liked it” and she also mentioned that the filmmaker will attend the movie premieres of "Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens" in Los Angeles and London. On the other hand, Lucas is recently honored with lifetime achievements in arts and culture in Washington on Sunday at the Kennedy Center of Honors.
Diana Son, born in Philadelphia and raised in Delaware, studied Dramatic Literature at New York University and was honored with the Berilla Kerr Award for playwriting. Stop Kiss reached an audience for the first time on December 8th, 1998 at The Public Theater. A triumphant premiere at an off-broadway theater enticed hundreds, propelled Stop Kiss to its nationwide success (over 100 productions), and notably earned the play a GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) award. As you read, Son is living comfortably in Brooklyn with a husband and their three sons—a life Callie and Sara envisioned they would
All three of the succeeding singles from Kick—“Devil Inside,” “New Sensation,” and “Never Tear Us Apart”—reached Billboard’s Top 10. INXS swept the MTV Video Music Awards in September of 1988 with five awards for the “Need You Tonight/Mediate” video. In January, the group received its first Grammy nomination for “Best Rock Performance by a Group.” One of INXS’s greatest achievements was performing live at Wembley Arena to a sold out 72,000 fans on the 13th of July