The thriller film turned into the first to break the $100 million target at the U.S. film industry, toppling records set by "The Exorcist" and "The Godfather". Towards the end of its first week, "Jaws" had just recovered a lot of its production budget, and Hollywood studios and movie producers observed. Taking the movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel as another case of director's
The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) is undoubtedly one of the most notorious and successful tales ever told. The trilogy has grossed around three billion US dollars and been nominated for more than 800 film awards winning 425 of them, 17 of which were Academy Awards (Wagner 2007). This astronomical level of success has made Lord of the Rings a pop culture staple. The following will discuss the trilogy through the premises of the three main theories of popular culture; popularity, modes of production and transmission, and self-expression. Firstly, the film’s adaptation into popular culture will be explained through its large pre-existing book following, constituting popular culture as popularity.
It appeared the building was possessed by some evil power (Kubrick suggested it could be because the house was built on the Native Americans’ cemetery) that killed some of visitors and workers. The spirit or demon was interested in Danny’s abilities, but the boy used them to call help and save himself and his mother. Jack died (froze to death in the movie) and joined the ranks of people affected by the Overlook Hotel. Kubrick’s The Shining can be called the most famous screen adaptation of this novel. This status remains despite the fact the director cut and changed some aspects of the original story.
Breaking Bad In 2013, Guineas Book of World Records certified ‘Breaking Bad’ as the highest-rated TV series of all time. It has not only been nominated but has also won many awards including sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Peabody Awards, two Critics ' Choice Awards, and four Television Critics Association Awards. Breaking Bad is an American crime drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The series attracted an exceptional number of viewers since it was aired for the first time in the year 2008. The show can be addressed as a tragedy where the protagonist Walter White undergoes a journey of downfall.
There is no denying that the film, Aftershock, directed by Feng Xiaogang is the most bankable domestic blockbusters in mainland China and wins the box office of more than six hundred million in 2010 (Coonan, 2010). It reproduces the grave earthquake took place in Tangshan, Hebei Province on July 28, 1976. Such a 7.8 magnitude earthquake turned Tangshan into ruins in only twenty-three seconds and caused 250 thousands death. The successful release of the film has caused the high attention and intense discussion among the community until nowadays. As an excellent work of contemporary Chinese realism film, it moves audiences through its setting, expression, characters and also the touching plot.
This movie shows Pollock’s chaotic marriage to Lee Krasner who was also a painter, his all-time fight with alcoholism and in 1956, a car accident which caused his disastrous death. 9. Frida (2002) Frida Kahlo who was a surrealist Mexican painter was the focus of this biographic movie film which was directed by Julie Taymor. This biopic shows Frida’s background in Mexico City, her turbulent marriage to another painter, Diego Rivera, and her ultimate appreciation as a well-known artist. In this film, Frida was played by Salma Hayek and Diego Rivera was played by Alfred Molina.
The Principal Photography for Jaws began on May 2nd, 1974 and was released on June 20th, 1975. Universal Pictures distributed Jaws, making $470 million on a $3.5 million-dollar budget. This film is still the seventh highest grossing film of all-time. Jaws was directed by Steven Spielberg and edited by Verna Fields, winning 3 Academy Awards they were for editing, best original dramatic score, and another for best sound. Jaws had many production issues when it came to the building of the mechanical shark being used on the set in Martha Vineyard.
The Jurassic Park Franchise has been beloved and wildly successful since the premiere of its first film “Jurassic Park” in 1993. Grossing $1,029,153,882 world-wide it is still one of the highest grossing films of all time (BoxOfficeMojo.com, n.d). My research topic will be a comparative analysis of the 1993 Jurassic Park trailer (the first in the franchise) and the more recent 2015 Jurassic World trailer. Since, there is more than a 20-year gap between the release of both movies it is not only important to analyze how the franchises trailers have evolved from a narrative and technical standpoint, but also to consider globalization and changing marketing goals for both films and how these 3 With the goal of better understanding the impact of marketing goals and globalization on the audio and visual narrative of trailers this literature review will synthesize works in these four areas of study: Narrative Analysis, Film Analysis, Marketing Analysis and Global Media Studies. Narrative Analysis According to Edward Branigan (1992) narrative is a way humans organize and understand the world and our stories.
The industry has produced large numbers of movies at that time, thus leading to a humongous success at the box office. They are mainly hero action movies and comedy. From the data sources taken from Census and Statistics Department and Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, we can see local movies have brought a total of 1240 million Hong Kong dollars to the box office in Hong Kong in year 1992. On the contrary, the box office of foreign films has reached 312 million Hong Kong dollars, which is only one-quarter of the box office of Hong Kong movies. This fact proved a golden era for the Hong Kong film