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An A-list celebrity is one at the very top of their field.
The Academy Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Cinematography is an Academy Award awarded each year to a cinematographer for work on one particular motion picture.
The Academy Award for Best Director (officially known as the Academy Award for Best Directing) is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best screenplay not based upon previously published material.
The Academy Award for Best Picture is one of the Academy Awards presented annually since the awards debuted in 1929, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Advertising mail, also known as direct mail (by its senders), junk mail (by its recipients), mailshot or admail, is the delivery of advertising material to recipients of postal mail.
Alan Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957) is an American writer, director, and producer for television, film, and theater.
All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse.
Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress.
Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.
Amblin Entertainment is an American film and television production company founded by director and producer Steven Spielberg, and film producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in 1981.
American Cinematographer is a magazine published monthly by the American Society of Cinematographers.
The American middle class is a social class in the United States.
American Psycho is a 2000 American black comedy horror film co-written and directed by Mary Harron, based on Bret Easton Ellis's 1991 novel of the same name.
The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), founded in 1919, is an educational, cultural, and professional organization.
Amy Elizabeth Fisher (born August 21, 1974) is an American woman who became known as "the Long Island Lolita" by the media in 1992, when, at the age of 17, she shot and severely wounded Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her illicit lover, Joey Buttafuoco.
Anamorphic format is the cinematography technique of shooting a widescreen picture on standard 35 mm film or other visual recording media with a non-widescreen native aspect ratio.
Annette Carol Bening (born May 29, 1958) is an American actress.
Ann "Annie" Lennox, OBE (born 25 December 1954) is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937), better known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor, widely considered to be one of the world's greatest living actors.
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height.
Background music refers to the various styles of music or soundscapes primarily intended to be passively listened to.
A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio, containing permanent exterior buildings for outdoor scenes in filmmaking or television productions, or space for temporary set construction.
Badlands is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, and featuring Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri.
Best Actor in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to recognize an actor who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.
Best Actress in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.
The BAFTA Award for Best Editing is one of several annual awards presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
The BAFTA Award for Best Film is given annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and presented at the British Academy Film Awards.
The Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (or BAFTA Award for Best Film Music) is an annual award given by British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
In musical notation, a bar (or measure) is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats in which each beat is represented by a particular note value and the boundaries of the bar are indicated by vertical bar lines.
"Because" is a song written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and recorded by the Beatles in 1969.
Betty Carter (born Lillie Mae Jones; May 16, 1929 – September 26, 1998) was an American jazz singer known for her improvisational technique, scatting and other complex musical abilities that demonstrated her vocal talent and imaginative interpretation of lyrics and melodies.
Beverly Hills is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
The BFI London Film Festival is an annual film festival held in the United Kingdom, running in the second half of October with cooperation from the British Film Institute.
William Harrison Withers Jr. (born July 4, 1938) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed and recorded from 1970 until 1985.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Blockbuster LLC, formerly Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc., and also known as Blockbuster Video or simply Blockbuster, was an American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services through video rental shops, DVD-by-mail, streaming, video on demand, and cinema theater.
Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television.
Bongos (Spanish: bongó) are an Afro-Cuban percussion instrument consisting of a pair of small open bottomed drums of different sizes.
The Boston Herald is an American daily newspaper whose primary market is Boston, Massachusetts and its surrounding area.
Founded in 1999, Box Office Mojo tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way, and publishes the data on its website.
Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Peirce and Andy Bienen.
Brentwood is a neighborhood in the Westside of Los Angeles, California.
Bringing Out the Dead is a 1999 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, based on the novel by Joe Connelly and starring Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, and Tom Sizemore.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), previously the British Board of Film Censors, is a non-governmental organization, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works (such as television programmes, trailers, adverts, public Information/campaigning films, menus, bonus content etc.) released on physical media within the United Kingdom.
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is an association of approximately 250 television, radio and online critics.
Bruce L. Cohen (born September 23, 1961) is a film, television, and theater producer.
Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955) is an American actor, producer, and singer.
Burbank is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, United States, northwest of downtown Los Angeles.
Business Wire is a company that disseminates full-text press releases from thousands of companies and organizations worldwide to news media, financial markets, disclosure systems, investors, information web sites, databases, bloggers, social networks and other audiences.
Cabaret is a 1966 musical with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood.
"Cancer for the Cure" is a song by American rock band Eels.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.
The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) is an association of professional film critics, who work in print, broadcast and online media, based in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Chloe Hunter (born August 26, 1976, Thousand Oaks, California) is an American model and actress best known for appearing in the 2002 film Spun, as well as having her stomach and hand featured in the poster for the 1999 film American Beauty.
Christopher Walton Cooper (born July 9, 1951) is an American film actor.
Chris Douridas (born September 20, 1962) is an American popular DJ and musical tastemaker at Santa Monica, California's radio station KCRW, where he hosts a two-hour program showcasing progressive new music.
Christopher Greenbury (September 24, 1951 – January 4, 2007) was an English film editor with more than thirty film credits dating from 1979's The Muppet Movie.
Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual effects/post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues (chroma range).
CinemaScore is a market research firm based in Las Vegas.
Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for a classical period, classical antiquity in the Western tradition, as setting standards for taste which the classicists seek to emulate.
A close up or closeup in filmmaking, television production, still photography and the comic strip medium is a type of shot, which tightly frames a person or an object.
Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse CoenState of Minnesota.
In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, colonel is the most senior field grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and immediately below the rank of brigadier general.
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.
Conrad "Connie" Lafcadio Hall, ASC (June 21, 1926 – January 4, 2003) was an American cinematographer from Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia.
The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being hotbeds of early countercultural activity.
In popular music, a cover version, cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording by someone other than the original artist or composer of a previously recorded, commercially released song.
Creative Artists Agency LLC or CAA is an American talent and sports agency based in Los Angeles, California.
Cybill is an American television sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, which aired on CBS from January 2, 1995, to July 13, 1998.
Dale C. Olson (February 20, 1934 – August 9, 2012) was an American writer and publicist who represented prominent actors and films directors during his career, and an early gay rights activist.
Dan Jinks is an American film and television producer.
The Deseret News is a newspaper published in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Diegesis (from the Greek διήγησις from διηγεῖσθαι, "to narrate") is a style of fiction storytelling that presents an interior view of a world in which.
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) is an entertainment guild which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry and abroad.
Divorce American Style is a 1967 American satirical comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and starring Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards and Van Johnson.
"Don't Let It Bring You Down" is the seventh track on Neil Young's album After the Gold Rush.
"Don't Rain on My Parade" is a popular song from the 1964 musical Funny Girl.
In reference to film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.
DreamWorks Pictures (also known as DreamWorks SKG or DreamWorks Studios, commonly referred to as DreamWorks) is an American film production label of Amblin Partners.
DTS (Dedicated To Sound) is a series of multichannel audio technologies owned by Xperi Corporation (formerly known as Digital Theater Systems, Inc.), an American company specializing in digital surround sound formats used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.
DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.
Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century.
Eels (often typeset as eels or EELS) is an American rock band, formed in California in 1995 by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett, known by the stage name E. Band members have changed across the years, both in the studio and on stage, making Everett the only official member for most of the band's work.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Steven Paul "Elliott" Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Evanston is a city in Cook County, Illinois, United States, north of downtown Chicago, bordered by Chicago to the south, Skokie to the west, and Wilmette to the north.
The f-number of an optical system (such as a camera lens) is the ratio of the system's focal length to the diameter of the entrance pupil.
Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk.
In television, film, stage, or photographic lighting, a fill light (often simply fill) may be used to reduce the contrast of a scene to match the dynamic range of the recording media and record the same amount of detail typically seen by eye in average lighting and considered normal.
Film Quarterly, a journal devoted to the study of film, television, and visual media, is published by University of California Press.
Film Score Monthly is an online magazine (and former print magazine) founded by editor-in-chief and executive producer Lukas Kendall in June 1990 as The Soundtrack Correspondence List.
Filmmaker is a quarterly publication magazine covering issues relating to independent film.
Focal Press is a publisher of media technology books and it is an imprint of Taylor & Francis.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is an American film production company within the Fox Entertainment Group, a sister company of the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox, all owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox.
Frederick Elmes, A.S.C. (born November 4, 1946) is an American cinematographer who has won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography twice, for Wild at Heart and Night on Earth.
Free were an English rock band formed in London in 1968, best known for their 1970 signature song "All Right Now".
The Garden of Eden (Hebrew גַּן עֵדֶן, Gan ʿEḏen) or (often) Paradise, is the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, and also in the Book of Ezekiel.
Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama film adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning play of the same name, and directed by James Foley.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Director has been presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover the United States film industry for publications based outside North America, since 1943.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama has been awarded annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture is one of the annual awards given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Gomez are an English indie rock band from Southport, comprising Ian Ball (vocals, guitar), Paul "Blackie" Blackburn (bass), Tom Gray (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Ben Ottewell (vocals, guitars) and Olly Peacock (drums, synths, computers).
Grace Under Fire is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 29, 1993, to February 17, 1998.
The Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media has been awarded since 2000.
The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media is an honor presented to a composer or composers for an original score created for a film, TV show or series, video games or other visual media at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.
Grauman's Egyptian Theatre is a noted movie theater located at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.
ABC-CLIO/Greenwood is an educational and academic publisher (middle school through university level) which is today part of ABC-CLIO.
Hancock Park is a historic and affluent residential neighborhood in the central region of the City of Los Angeles, California.
Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter.
High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition.
Holly Hunter (born March 20, 1958) is an American actress and producer.
House Beautiful is an interior decorating magazine that focuses on decorating and the domestic arts.
In the Company of Men is a 1997 Canadian/American black comedy written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, and Stacy Edwards.
Interstate 405 (usually pronounced four-oh-five), also known as I-405 or colloquially as "the 405", is a major north–south Interstate Highway in Southern California.
John Uhler Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) professionally known as Jack Lemmon, was an American actor and musician.
Janet R. Maslin (born August 12, 1949) is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times.
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer and singer.
A joint, spliff, jay, or doobie, is a rolled marijuana cigarette.
Jonathan Donald Kramer (December 7, 1942, Hartford, Connecticut – June 3, 2004, New York City) was an American composer and music theorist.
The Journal of the Society for American Music is a peer-reviewed academic journal and the official journal of the Society for American Music.
Kaja Silverman (born September 16, 1947) is an American art historian and critical theorist.
Kenneth Turan (born October 27, 1946) is an American film critic and lecturer in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
Kevin Michael Costner (born January 18, 1955) is an American actor, director, producer, and musician.
Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959) is an American actor, producer and singer.
Lakeshore Entertainment Group, LLC is an American independent film production, finance, and former international sales and distribution company founded in 1994 by Tom Rosenberg and Ted Tannebaum (1933–2002).
Laurie MacDonald (born 1953) is an American film producer.
Limited release is a film distribution strategy of releasing a new film in a few theaters across a country, typically in major metropolitan markets.
A list of American films released in 1999.
Little Voice is a 1998 British musical film written and directed by Mark Herman and made in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian American novelist Vladimir Nabokov.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is an American film critic organization founded in 1975.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Magnolia is a 1999 American ensemble drama film written, co-produced and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Manchester University Press is the university press of the University of Manchester, England and a publisher of academic books and journals.
A mandolin (mandolino; literally "small mandola") is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick".
Marathon Man is a 1976 American suspense-thriller film directed by John Schlesinger.
The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets called knobs to produce musical tones.
McFarland & Company, Inc. is an independent book publisher based in Jefferson, North Carolina that specializes in academic and reference works, as well as general interest adult nonfiction.
Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American dark comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger.
Mena Alexandra Suvari (born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer, and model.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (initialized as MGM or hyphenated as M-G-M, also known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or simply Metro, and for a former interval known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, or MGM/UA) is an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of feature films and television programs.
A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old.
Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian.
In law, a minor is a person under a certain age, usually the age of majority, which legally demarcates childhood from adulthood.
Miramax (also known as Miramax Films) is an American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows.
My Big Break is a 2009 documentary film directed by Tony Zierra starring Wes Bentley, Tony Zierra, Brad Rowe, Chad Lindberg and Greg Fawcett.
The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) is an American film critic organization.
Neil Percival Young, (born November 12, 1945), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is an American film critic organization founded in 1935 by Wanda Hale from the New York Daily News.
The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.
New York University (NYU) is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City.
Nicole Mary Kidman, (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress and producer.
Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Miami, Florida, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, California.
NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, exploring the struggles of the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan.
October Films was a major U.S. independent film production company and distributor founded in 1991 by Bingham Ray and Jeff Lipsky as a means of distributing the 1990 film Life Is Sweet.
Oh, Grow Up is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22 to December 28, 1999.
Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.
"On Broadway" is a song written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
In the film industry, an option is a contractual agreement between a potential film producer (such as a movie studio, a production company, or an individual) and the author of source material, such as a book, play, or screenplay, for an exclusive, but temporary, right to purchase the screenplay, given the film producer lives up to the terms of the contract.
The Orange County Register is a paid daily newspaper published in California.
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford.
The following is a list of Panavision's various cameras and camera systems.
Pantheon Books is an American book publishing imprint with editorial independence.
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) (formerly Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Video and Paramount Video) is the home video distribution arm of Paramount Pictures (a subsidiary of Viacom) founded in late 1979.
A parent-teacher association/organization (PTA/PTO) or parent-teacher-student association (PTSA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school.
Paris, Texas is a 1984 road movie directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, and Hunter Carson.
Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades.
Peter Killian Gallagher (born August 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician and writer.
In photography and videography, a filter is a camera accessory consisting of an optical filter that can be inserted into the optical path.
Photon diffusion is a situation where photons travel through a material without being absorbed, but rather undergoing repeated scattering events which change the direction of their path.
A pitch is a concise verbal (and sometimes visual) presentation of an idea for a film or TV series generally made by a screenwriter or film director to a film producer or studio executive in the hope of attracting development finance to pay for the writing of a screenplay.
Pleasantville is a 1998 comedy-drama film written, co-produced, and directed by Gary Ross.
Post-production is part of the process of filmmaking, video production, and photography.
Premiere was an American and New York City-based film magazine published by Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S., between 1987 and 2010.
In film and photography, a prime lens is a fixed focal length photographic lens (as opposed to a zoom lens, typically with a maximum aperture from f2.8 to f1.2. The term can also mean the primary lens in a combination lens system. Confusion between these two meanings can occur if context doesn't make the interpretation clear. People sometimes use alternate terms—primary focal length, fixed focal length, or FFL to avoid ambiguity.
Film production on location in Newark, New Jersey, April 2004. Principal photography is the phase of film production in which the movie is filmed, with actors on set and cameras rolling, as distinct from pre-production and post-production.
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) is a trade association representing television producers, film producers and New Media producers in the United States.
René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist.
Rigid panel insulation is made from fibrous materials (fiberglass, rock and slag wool) or from plastic foam.
Rob Marshall (born October 17, 1960) is an American theater director, film director, and choreographer.
Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American screenwriter and filmmaker frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
'American Beauty' is a deep pink rose cultivar, bred by Henri Lédéchaux in France in 1875, and was originally named 'Madame Ferdinand Jamin'.
Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film with supernatural horror elements written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin.
Routledge is a British multinational publisher.
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Sacramento is the capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat of Sacramento County.
Sally Rowena Munt is a feminist academic and author.
Samuel Alexander Mendes (born 1 August 1965) is an English stage and film director.
Sam Prideaux Robards (born December 16, 1961) is an American actor.
The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.
San Jose (Spanish for 'Saint Joseph'), officially the City of San José, is an economic, cultural, and political center of Silicon Valley and the largest city in Northern California.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is an eleven-day film festival held in Santa Barbara, California since 1986.
Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat.
Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American actor, singer and director best known for his lead roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap (for which he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award), and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) was an American labor union which represented over 100,000 film and television principal and background performers worldwide.
Second unit is a discrete team of filmmakers tasked with filming shots or sequences of a production, separate from the main or "first" unit.
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.
Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 American romantic period comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard.
Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI).
The Society for American Music (SAM) was founded in 1975 and was first named the Sonneck Society in honor of Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, early Chief of the Music Division in the Library of Congress and pioneer scholar of American music.
South High School is a public high school in Torrance, California.
A spec script, also known as a speculative screenplay, is a non-commissioned and unsolicited screenplay.
Steadicam is a brand of camera stabilizer mounts for motion picture cameras invented by Garrett Brown and introduced in 1975 by Cinema Products Corporation.
Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American filmmaker.
A storyboard is a graphic organizer in the form of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualizing a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.
Stylus Magazine was an online music and film magazine launched in 2002.
Sunset Boulevard is a boulevard in the central and western part of Los Angeles County, California that stretches from Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Coast Highway at the Pacific Ocean.
Sunset Boulevard (stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.) is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett.
Super 35 (originally known as Superscope 235) is a motion picture film format that uses exactly the same film stock as standard 35 mm film, but puts a larger image frame on that stock by using the negative space normally reserved for the optical analog sound track.
The tabla is a membranophone percussion instrument originating from the Indian subcontinent, consisting of a pair of drums, used in traditional, classical, popular and folk music.
Tariq Anwar is an Indian-born British-American film editor whose credits include Center Stage, The Good Shepherd, Sylvia, Oppenheimer, and American Beauty, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and won two BAFTA Awards.
Teleology or finality is a reason or explanation for something in function of its end, purpose, or goal.
Terrence Frederick Malick (born November 30, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.
A test screening is a preview screening of a movie or television show before its general release in order to gauge audience reaction.
In music, texture is how the tempo, melodic, and harmonic materials are combined in a composition, thus determining the overall quality of the sound in a piece.
The Advocate is an American LGBT-interest magazine, printed bi-monthly and available by subscription.
The Apartment is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder from a screenplay he co-wrote with I.A.L. Diamond, starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Blue Room is a 1998 play by David Hare, adapted from Der Reigen written by Arthur Schnitzler (1862–1931), and more usually known by the French translation La Ronde.
The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John Irving's novel of the same name.
"The Death of the Author" (French: La mort de l'auteur) is a 1967 essay by the French literary critic and theorist Roland Barthes (1915–80).
The Folk Implosion was an American indie rock/lo-fi band founded in the early 1990s by Lou Barlow and John Davis.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band, formed in Winnipeg in 1965.
The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.
The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, from a script adapted by Eric Roth and Mann from Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article "The Man Who Knew Too Much".
The Journal Gazette is the morning newspaper in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The King of Comedy is a 1982 American satirical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice is a 1992 play written by English dramatist Jim Cartwright.
The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural horror film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
The Tuscaloosa News is a daily newspaper serving Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, and the surrounding area in west central Alabama.
The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie.
The Velvet Light Trap is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering film and television studies.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
The Wings of the Dove is a 1997 British-American romantic drama film directed by Iain Softley and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, and Alison Elliott.
Thomas Montgomery Newman (born October 20, 1955) is an American composer best known for his many film scores.
Thora Birch (born March 11, 1982) is an American actress.
Tiffen is an English surname of Norman origin.
Todd McCarthy is an American film critic.
Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, often stylized as tiff) is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually.
Torrance is a U.S. city in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting amphibious operations with the United States Navy.
United Talent Agency (UTA) is a talent and literary agency with offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Nashville, Toronto, Miami and Malmö, Sweden.
University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, or California) is a public research university in Berkeley, California.
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.
The University of Texas at Austin (UT, UT Austin, or Texas) is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System.
The University of Texas Press (or UT Press) is a university press that is part of the University of Texas at Austin.
In sociology, the upper middle class is the social group constituted by higher status members of the middle class.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.
The Video Home System (VHS) is a standard for consumer-level analog video recording on tape cassettes.
Walter Matthau (born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his film roles, in particular as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, based on the play of the same title by playwright Neil Simon, in which he also appeared on broadway theatre.
Walter F. Parkes (born April 15, 1951) is an American producer, screenwriter, and media executive.
Wayne Clayson Booth (February 22, 1921 in American Fork, Utah, – October 10, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American literary critic.
Wesley Cook Bentley (born September 4, 1978) is an American actor known for blockbusters and independent films.
West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA) is a public university located in West Chester, Pennsylvania, about west of Philadelphia.
In the American motion picture industry, a wide release is a motion picture that is playing nationally.
Without Limits is a 1998 biographical sports film.
World music (also called global music or international music) is a musical category encompassing many different styles of music from around the globe, which includes many genres including some forms of Western music represented by folk music, as well as selected forms of ethnic music, indigenous music, neotraditional music, and music where more than one cultural tradition, such as ethnic music and Western popular music, intermingle.
The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.
The Writers Guild of America is the joint efforts of two different US labor unions representing TV and film writers.
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing film, television, radio, and new media writers.
A zoom lens is a mechanical assembly of lens elements for which the focal length (and thus angle of view) can be varied, as opposed to a fixed focal length (FFL) lens (see prime lens).
35 mm film (millimeter) is the film gauge most commonly used for motion pictures and chemical still photography (see 135 film).
The 53rd British Film Awards, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on 9 April 2000, honoured the best in film for 1999.
The 57th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1999, took place on Sunday January 23, 2000.
The 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored films released in 1999 and took place on March 26, 2000, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST.