The Ultimate Fan s Guide to Avatar James Cameron s Epic Movie Unauthorized

The Ultimate Fan s Guide to Avatar  James Cameron s Epic Movie  Unauthorized

James Cameron's decision to cast Wes Studi, a Cherokee actor, to play Eytukan, is very indicative of a desire to reflect Native American culture within that of the Na'vi, and is quite probably a reference to their maltreatment in ...

Author: Kevin Patrick Mahoney

Publisher: Punked Books

ISBN: 9780953317257

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 140

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Avatar is the most successful movie of all time, surpassing the record held by James Cameron's previous monster hit, Titanic. It is also the most expensive movie ever. With its adoption of modern 3D techniques, Avatar is arguably the most spectacular film of all time. Kevin Patrick Mahoney explores how Avatar has reached this pinnacle of success. The film has not been universally praised; some critics have pointed to an overly simple plot and dialogue. However, Kevin reveals that there are many complex themes that lie behind such apparent simplicity. This book begins with an in-depth review of events as they happen on screen, including the many scenes deleted from the film, and then proceeds to explore some of the most interesting themes in more depth. Kevin examines how James Cameron has adapted Joseph Campbell's theory of the Hero's Journey in Avatar. The Na'vi's planet, Pandora, is very paradisiacal, so this book discusses how it's related to the Biblical Garden of Eden. In addition to this, Kevin dissects Avatar's rather confused politics, the controversial depiction of the US Marine Corps, and the accusations of racism that have hurled at the film. Since Jake Sully is introduced to us in a wheelchair, Kevin examines the representation of disabled people in Avatar and other science fiction dramas. Some of Avatar's subtle depictions of sexuality seemed to be mainly directed at adolescent boys, so this book also dissects some of the more 'blue' aspects of the movie. Moreover, Kevin Patrick Mahoney reveals how Avatar relates to James Cameron's previous blockbuster movies.
Categories: Performing Arts

British Movie Entertainments on Vhs and DVD A Classic Movie Fan s Guide

British Movie Entertainments on Vhs and DVD  A Classic Movie Fan s Guide

NOTES: Won four prestigious Hollywood awards: Best Film; Best Director, Tony Richardson; Best Original Music Score, John Addison; Best Adapted Screenplay. John Osborne. Also nominated for awards for Best Actor, Albert Finney; ...

Author: John Howard Reid


ISBN: 9780557582754

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

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Unlike their American colleagues, British suppliers were extremely slow to release their country's superb libraries of classic films for movie fans to purchase on either VHS tapes or DVD discs. In 2004, little over 100 titles were available. But now there are around 700, with promises of many more to come. This book details some of the best. Over 400 movies in all are described in either minute detail or in summary form! The quality (or lack of quality) in the DVD transfer is fearlessly indicated. The author's emphasis is on movies made before 1970, especially those with popular stars such as Glynis Johns, Gracie Fields, George Formby, Margaret Lockwood, Arthur Askey, Anna Neagle, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Stewart Granger, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Will Hay, Tommy Trinder, Alec Guinness, Michael Wilding, Peter Finch, Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, David Niven, Kenneth More, Kay Kendall, John Gregson, etc.
Categories: Performing Arts



... Kathir Award for Best Supporting Actor 1978 Mullum Malarum 1979 Tamil Nadu State Film Award Special Prize for Best Actor; Arima Sangam Award for Best Actor 1979 Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai Film Fans Association Award for Best Actor; ...

Author: Naman Ramachandran

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184757965

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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Rajinikanth is, quite simply, the biggest superstar cinema-crazy India has ever seen. His stylized dialogues and screen mannerisms are legion, and his guy-next-door-cum-superhero image has found a hysterically appreciative following among millions of moviegoers. Naman Ramachandran’s marvellous biography recounts Rajini’s career in meticulous detail, tracing his incredible cinematic journey from Apoorva Raagangal (1975) to Kochadaiyaan (2013). Along the way, the book provides rare insights into the Thalaivar’s personal life, from his childhood days to his times of struggle—when he was still Shivaji Rao Gaekwad—and then his eventual stardom: revealing how a legend was born.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fan s Guide to Gone With The Wind eBook Bundle

Fan s Guide to Gone With The Wind eBook Bundle

Thomas Mitchell, Best Supporting Actor, Stagecoach Thomas Mitchell was nominated in this category for his role in Stagecoach, not for his portrayal of GWTW's Gerald O'Hara, nor for his work in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Author: Taylor Trade Publishing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493017010

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1503

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For fans of Gone With the Wind on the 75th anniversary of the classic film, this three-volume eBook Collection pulls together two bestselling biographies, one of author Margaret Mitchell and one of film star Vivien Leigh, and combines them with The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book to give readers a deep insight into the lives of those who created this timeless masterpiece.
Categories: Performing Arts

Silent Films Early Talkies on DVD A Classic Movie Fan s Guide

Silent Films   Early Talkies on DVD  A Classic Movie Fan s Guide

Best Actor, Clark Gable (defeating Frank Morgan in Affairs of Cellini and William Powell in The Thin Man). Best Actress, Claudette Colbert (defeating Grace Moore in One Night of Love, Norma Shearer in The Barretts of Wimpole Street and ...

Author: John Howard Reid


ISBN: 9781435710733

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 319

View: 412

A guide to 178 classic Hollywood movies from the 1920s and early 1930s, now available on DVD releases from both major and independent USA companies. These films feature both stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, Marion Davies, and Wallace Beery, who are still top favorites with movie fans, as well as players like Laura La Plante, Charles Ray, Alice Terry, Pola Negri, Mary Miles Minter, Rod La Rocque, and Mabel Poulton who were also extraordinarily popular in their day. The book is illustrated with 105 well-chosen black-and-white photos from the author's private collection.
Categories: Motion pictures

Benedict Cumberbatch Transition Completed Films Fame Fans

Benedict Cumberbatch  Transition Completed  Films  Fame  Fans

status by making him seem as much a fan of other actors as his fans are of him. At the Oscars Although Cumberbatch was ... When Ejiofor was named Best Actor and Fassbender Best Supporting Actor, Cumberbatch applauded enthusiastically.

Author: Lynnette Porter

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781780926179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 226

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Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—these would be milestones in most actors’ entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year’s additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch’s transition from respected working actor to bona fide worldwide celebrity and recipient of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Like its predecessor, Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition (MX Publishing, 2013), Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans explores the nature of Cumberbatch’s fame and fandom while analysing his most recent roles. This in-depth performance biography does more than critique the actor’s radio, stage, film, and television performances—especially his star turn in the long-awaited yet controversial third series of Sherlock. It also analyses how and why the actor’s work is so memorable in each role, a perspective unique to this performance biography. Cumberbatch’s role in popular culture, as much as his acting in multiple media, is well worth such scrutiny to illustrate that Benedict Cumberbatch represents both the best of acting and of the power of celebrity.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ultimate Celebrity Address Phone Book autograph collecting and media guide

The Ultimate Celebrity Address   Phone Book   autograph collecting and media guide

Letters written to some members of this team should be written much differently than a letter written to actor Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise is continually working, receives thousands of pieces of fan mail per week, and most certainly will not ...

Author: Cord G. Coslor


ISBN: 9781411617537

Category: Celebrities

Page: 400

View: 286

Now 400 pages! Over 14,000 listings in 43 celebrity categories! The Ultimate Celebrity Address & Phone Book is now available! Quit wasting time and money on downloading and buying endless celebrity lists and books that are full of outdated and incorrect addresses. Because... there's only one directory you need! This book is years of research into previously unknown addresses and other contact information, for every celebrity catagory, compiled into one book! In every category, there are only home, office, and management addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information given... including fax #s and e-mail addresses. This guide is GUARANTEED to bring you success!To show our confidence in our data, we are willing to pay you $.50 (fifty cents) for each address that you find in our book to be incorrect. We are making it our job to provide you with current and successful addresses. Chapters with autograph collecting tips and resources.... PERFECT FOR AUTOGRAPH COLLECTORS, FUND RAISERS, ORTHE MEDIA!
Categories: Celebrities

The Baseball Fan s Bucket List

The Baseball Fan s Bucket List

The Pride of the Yankees was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Wright), and Best Actor (Cooper). Surprisingly, it won only one Oscar—for Best Film Editing. Today, The Pride of the Yankees is, ...

Author: Robert Santelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762440313

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 585

No sports fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fans Bucket List presents a list of 162 absolute must things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the first pro baseball game), to starting a baseball card collection; experiencing Opening Day; attending your favorite teams Fantasy Camp; reading classic books like Ball Four, and much more! Each entry includes interesting facts, entertaining trivia, and practical information about the activity, item, or travel destination. Also included is a complete checklist so the reader can keep a running tally of their Bucket-List achievements. With todays tabloid stories of steroid abuse and off-the-field shenanigans encroaching on baseballs idyllic charm, this unique guidebook encourages readers to celebrate all thats good about being a fan.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Taiwan Cinema Memory and Modernity

Taiwan Cinema  Memory  and Modernity

Nominee Best Director Golden Horse Award Tso-chi Chang Best Leading Actor Wing Fan Best Supporting Actor Meng-Chieh Kao Best Original Screenplay Tso-chi Chang Best Cinematography Yi-Min Chang Best Film Editing Ching-Song Liao Best ...

Author: Ivy I-chu Chang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811335679

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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This book investigates the aesthetics and politics of Post/Taiwan-New-Cinema by examining fifteen movies by six directors and frequent award winners in international film festivals. The book considers the works of such prominent directors as Edward Yang, Tsai Ming-liang and Chang Tsuo-chi and their influence on Asian films, as well as emergent phenomenal directors such as Wei Te-sheng, Zero Chou, and Chung Mong-hong. It also explores the possibility of transnational and trans-local social sphere in the interstices of layered colonial legacies, nation-state domination, and global capitalism. Considering Taiwan cinema in the wake of globalization, it analyses how these films represent the socio-political transition among multiple colonial legacies, global capitalism, and the changing cross-strait relation between Taiwan and the Mainland China. The book discusses how these films represent nomadic urban middle class, displaced transnational migrant workers, roaming children and young gangsters, and explores how the continuity/disjuncture of globalization has not only carved into historical and personal memories and individual bodies, but also influenced the transnational production modes and marketing strategies of cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture

His fan base is perhaps larger than Takeshi . . . I mean most people (especially females) love Takeshi for his looks not that he isn't a good actor but Tony is known for being one of the best actors around and good-looking too.

Author: Lau Dorothy Wai Sim Lau

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474430364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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As Chinese performers have become more visible on global screens, their professional images - once the preserve of studios and agents - have been increasingly relayed and reworked by film fans. Web technology has made searching, poaching, editing, posting and sharing texts significantly easier, and by using a variety of seamless and innovative methods a new mode of personality construction has been developed. With case studies of high-profile stars like Jet Li, Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen, this ground-breaking book examines transnational Chinese stardom as a Web-based phenomenon, and as an outcome of the participatory practices of cyber fans.
Categories: Performing Arts