By 1957 he had his TV career amid the television playhouse phenomenon which had been established by 1950. David was quite in demand through the decade of the 1970s in both film and TV. Although he might be best known from the era as the crooked fight manager in history Rocky, his most character of character roles was by far his Dragon in the Clint East wood adventure and thriller The Eiger Sanction. He passed on July 17, 1978 in New York City of an
This added to an up and coming industry of video games. As well as those companys he also start THX. THX is the high-quality sound that is standard in most movies. It is most noticeable for the huge THX block letters that pop up on the screen, and that unforgettable sound that send chills down your spine every time it is heard. Lucas no longer holds ownership in Lucasfilms because he sold the rights to Disney.
Even while the Stones were high as a kite, they managed to tour for three straight years and perform nightly. Although one should not do drugs due to the health hazards, the Stones made singing, dancing, and playing instruments look ridiculously easy while they were looped out of their minds on drugs. Trademarks such as the Rolling Stones’ tongue and lip logo, which was designed in the image of Mick Jaggers’ mouth and lips by John Pasche in 1970, have set them apart from other bands. Also, being introduced as the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” has definitely given them the extra glam factor that set them over the
The film he directed received eight Academy Awards nominations, won Oscars, and despite reviews was a huge success. Francis Coppola had an illustrious career full of successes and failures. The leading actors in the film were Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall. Martin Sheen took the lead role in the film, playing the role of Captain Willard, assigned to assassinate another lead character in the film, Colonel Kurtz. Sheen received the praise as being “the father of a modern dynasty of actors”.
It was not so long ago that elves, orcs, and dwarves were treading the fringes of popular culture; Peter Jackson rejected this, and thrust them into the limelight and mainstream for the first time with the help of an ensemble cast, New Zealand’s stunning landscape, award winning makeup and costume artistry, innovative cinematography, and cutting edge visual effects. Jackson’s epic depiction of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world of Middle Earth in “The Fellowship of the Ring” shook the foundations of filmmaking upon its arrival. From Jackson’s wake, a new wave of fantasy has emerged in film and television, streaming the way for such titles as HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia, and MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles. Tolkien’s original story afforded Peter Jackson a wealth of resources and specific details--so many details, in fact, that Jackson’s real test was not synthesizing material to incorporate into the films, but rather whittling down a journey of many years into a few short hours of screen time.
Disappointingly, this new crop of musician will always find a way to get inspired by a Diana Ross, a Michael Jackson, or an Elvis Presley. These are some of the woes I go through when I look at today’s popular music, and they are the reason why I mourn for the good old and gone times of Thriller, and Billie Jean. Almost every decade that passes always comes with a new style of music, but the 1980’s was a period of exponential evolution in the pop industry that has remained unmatched to date. Perhaps the best description of the origin of pop music is the one given by Starr and
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.
George Lucas is an American director and producer responsible for films such as American Graffiti, Indiana Jones, and most famously the Star Wars saga. The first installment alone grossed over 400 million dollars, and the entire series has grossed 20 billion since A New Hope was released in 1977. Star Wars has been hailed as a modern-day epic that still influences filmmakers today. Lucas set out to create a mythology that could provide moral guidance within the context of his story. Even though is set in space with characters that are not quite human, it still has many themes both children and adults can relate to, such as hope, friendship, good vs. evil, and power.
For over thirty years MTV has been at the center for youth programing in television. MTV lunched on August 1, 1981 as a somewhat struggling network and has grown into one of the most influential brands of the world. MTV, now known for producing reality television, was created to be a twenty-four hour, seven days a week music video channel. In the 80’s radio dominated the music industry, and anyone who was someone fought to be herd on the radio back then, but when MTV came along that all changed. The first music video ever played on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star," by the Buggles foreshadowing what was to come for the startup company.