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Low-budget film

Index Low-budget film

A low-budget film or low-budget movie is a motion picture shot with little to no funding from a major film studio or private investor. [1]

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Amateur film

Amateur film is the low-budget hobbyist art of film practised for passion and enjoyment and not for business purposes.

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B movie

A B movie or B film is a low-budget commercial movie, but not an arthouse film.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India.

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Box Office Mojo

Founded in 1999, Box Office Mojo tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way, and publishes the data on its website.

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British Film Institute

The British Film Institute (BFI) is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom.

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Brother (1997 film)

Brother (Брат, translit. Brat) is a 1997 Russian crime film directed by Aleksei Balabanov.

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Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Festival (Festival de Cannes), named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.

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Chan Is Missing

Chan Is Missing is a 1982 American independent comedy-drama film produced and directed by Wayne Wang.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing.

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Edward Nolan (born 30 July 1970) is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer who holds both British and American citizenship.

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Cinema of Asia

Asian cinema refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia, and is also sometimes known as Eastern cinema.

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Cinema of China

The cinema of China is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the cinema of Hong Kong and the cinema of Taiwan.

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Cinema of India

The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India.

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Cinema of West Bengal

The cinema of West Bengal (ṭôliuḍ), also known as Tollywood refers to the Indian Bengali language film industry based in the Tollygunge region of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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Clerks is a 1994 American independent black-and-white comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Kevin Smith.

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CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.

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Computer-generated imagery

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.

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Credit card

A credit card is a payment card issued to users (cardholders) to enable the cardholder to pay a merchant for goods and services based on the cardholder's promise to the card issuer to pay them for the amounts so paid plus the other agreed charges.

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Cult film

A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.

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David Lynch

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, painter, musician, actor, and photographer.

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Deadline Hollywood

Deadline Hollywood, also known as Deadline.com and previously known as news blog Deadline Hollywood Daily, is an online magazine founded by Nikki Finke in 2006.

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Deep Throat (film)

Deep Throat is a 1972 American pornographic film that was at the forefront of the Golden Age of Porn.

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Documentary film

A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

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Ed Wood

Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and author.

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El Mariachi

El Mariachi is a 1992 Mexican-American contemporary western action film and the first installment in the saga that came to be known as Robert Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy.

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Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong-American martial arts action film, directed by Robert Clouse, and starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, and Jim Kelly.

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Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Eraserhead is a 1977 American body horror film written, produced, and directed by David Lynch.

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Film festival

A film festival is an organized, extended presentation of films in one or more cinemas or screening venues, usually in a single city or region.

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Following is a 1998 British neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan.

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Found footage (film technique)

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

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Fox Searchlight Pictures

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.

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George A. Romero

George Andrew Romero (February 4, 1940 – July 16, 2017) was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture.

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Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne

Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne (Bengali: গুপী গাইন বাঘা বাইন ''Gupi Gain Bagha Bain'') is a 1969 Indian Bengali fantasy adventure comedy film written and directed by Satyajit Ray and based on a story by his grandfather Upendra Kishore Roychowdhury.

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Halloween (1978 film)

Halloween is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut.

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Herb Caen

Herbert Eugene "Herb" Caen (19161997) was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes—"a continuous love letter to San Francisco".

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Horror film

A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.

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I Am Legend (novel)

I Am Legend is a 1954 science fiction horror novel by American writer Richard Matheson.

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Independent film

An independent film, independent movie, indie film or indie movie is a feature film that is produced outside the major film studio system, in addition to being produced and distributed by independent entertainment companies.

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Indian rupee

The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency of the Republic of India.

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James O'Brien (filmmaker)

James Edward O'Brien (born December 6, 1969) is an American independent film director, screenwriter and producer.

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Kevin Smith

Kevin Patrick Smith (born August 2, 1970) is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author, and podcaster.

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Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith (born 1966) is an American critic, novelist, and essayist.

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A lakh (abbreviated L; sometimes written Lac or Lacs) is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to one hundred thousand (100,000; scientific notation: 105).

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Limited release

Limited release is a film distribution strategy of releasing a new film in a few theaters across a country, typically in major metropolitan markets.

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List of directorial debuts

This is a list of film directorial debuts in chronological order.

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List of films considered the best

This is a list of films considered "the best ever", so voted in a notable national or international survey of either critics or the public.

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List of films considered the worst

The films listed below have been cited by a variety of notable critics in varying media sources as being among the worst films ever made.

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List of zombie films

The following is a list of zombie feature films.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

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Major film studio

A major film studio is a production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box office revenue in a given market.

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Manos: The Hands of Fate

Manos: The Hands of Fate is a 1966 American low-budget horror film.

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Miramax (also known as Miramax Films) is an American entertainment company known for producing and distributing films and television shows.

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Monsters (2010 film)

Monsters is a 2010 British science fiction horror film written and directed by Gareth Edwards in his feature film directorial debut.

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Movie star

A movie star (also known as a film star and cinema star) is an actor who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in motion pictures.

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Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite is a 2004 American comedy film produced by Jeremy Coon, Chris Wyatt, Sean Covel and Jory Weitz, written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared Hess.

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A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.

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National Film Registry

The National Film Registry (NFR) is the United States National Film Preservation Board's (NFPB) selection of films deserving of preservation.

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New Line Cinema

New Line Cinema is an American film production studio a part of Warner Bros. Entertainment.

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New York Post

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.

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Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea.

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No budget film

A no-budget film is a film made with very little or no money.

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Owen Gleiberman

Owen Gleiberman (born February 24, 1959) is an American film critic, who has been the chief film critic for Variety since May 2016.

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Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American found footage supernatural horror film written, co-produced, photographed, edited, and directed by Oren Peli.

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Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road) is a 1955 Indian Bengali-language drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray and produced by the Government of West Bengal.

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Plan 9 from Outer Space

Plan 9 from Outer Space (originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space) is a 1959 American independent black and white science fiction film, written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood, that stars Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Vampira (Maila Nurmi).

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Plot device

A plot device, or plot mechanism, is any technique in a narrative used to move the plot forward.

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Premise (filmmaking)

The premise of a film or screenplay is the initial state of affairs that drives the plot.

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Primer (film)

Primer is a 2004 American independent science fiction film about the accidental discovery of time travel.

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Public domain

The public domain consists of all the creative works to which no exclusive intellectual property rights apply.

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American heist thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino in his feature-length debut.

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Richard Linklater

Richard Stuart Linklater (born July 30, 1960) is an American filmmaker and actor.

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Richard Matheson

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres.

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Robert Rodriguez

Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American filmmaker.

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Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.

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Roger Corman

Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American director, producer, and actor.

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Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle is a newspaper serving primarily the San Francisco Bay Area of the U.S. state of California.

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Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.

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Science fiction film

Science fiction film (or sci-fi film) is a genre that uses speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial lifeforms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar travel or other technologies.

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Screen (magazine)

Screen was a weekly film magazine, published in India.

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Screen Media Films

Screen Media Films is a United States and Canada, independent distribution company founded in 2001.

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (styled as sex, lies, and videotape) is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to prominence.

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Shatranj Ke Khilari

Shatranj Ke Khilari (English: The Chess Players) is a 1977 Indian film written and directed by Satyajit Ray, based on Munshi Premchand's short story of the same name.

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Sholay (meaning "Embers") is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film in Hindi language, written by Salim-Javed, directed by Ramesh Sippy, and produced by his father G. P. Sippy.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound is a British monthly film magazine published by the British Film Institute (BFI).

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Slacker (film)

Slacker is a 1990 American independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard Linklater, who also appears in the film.

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Spaghetti Western

Spaghetti Western, also known as Italian Western or Macaroni Western (primarily in Japan), is a broad subgenre of Western films that emerged in the mid-1960s in the wake of Sergio Leone's film-making style and international box-office success.

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Sylvester Stallone

Michael Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, producer and filmmaker.

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Tarnation (2003 film)

Tarnation is a 2003 American documentary film by Jonathan Caouette.

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The Apu Trilogy

The Apu Trilogy comprises three Bengali films directed by Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959).

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The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.

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The Battery (2012 film)

The Battery is a 2012 American independent drama horror film and the directorial debut of Jeremy Gardner.

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The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American supernatural horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Kinks

The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.

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The Last Man on Earth (1964 film)

The Last Man on Earth (L'ultimo uomo della Terra) is a 1964 Italian-American science-fiction horror film based on the 1954 Richard Matheson novel I Am Legend.

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The New York Times

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.

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The Numbers (website)

The Numbers is a movie industry data website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way.

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.

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Thriller (genre)

Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.

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USA Today

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.

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Variety (magazine)

Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation.

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Wayne Wang

Wayne Wang (born January 12, 1949) is a Hong Kong-born American film director.

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Western Religion (film)

Western Religion is 2015 Wild West feature film by writer-director James O'Brien.

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Wide release

In the American motion picture industry, a wide release is a motion picture that is playing nationally.

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1973 in film

The year 1973 in film involved some significant events.

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