These congratulatory pieces of artwork are almost a tradition between big directors. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas have exchanged similar compliments in the past. This one is of course for James Cameron from George Lucas
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Plans for a feature film about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. appeared back on track on Tuesday as DreamWorks Studios said it has hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Ronald Harwood to pen a script.Entertainment | FilmDreamWorks announced in May that it had acquired life rights for the slain Nobel Peace Prize laureate, marking the first time a major biographical movie about King had been authorized by his estate.But the project, to be produced by Steven Spielberg, quickly bogged down over squabbling among his three children over who had the authority to speak for the estate.A lawyer for two of the children, daughter Bernice and son Martin Luther King III, said then that his clients had not been consulted on the DreamWorks deal and that their brother, Dexter King, chairman and CEO of King Inc., had proceeded on his own.However DreamWorks, in announcing Harwood as the screenwriter, indicated that the dispute has been resolved, saying the motion picture …
by Robert Wainfur
One of my most vivid childhood memories was in 1977 when I was taken to the cinema by my brother to watch a movie that to be honest I wasn't that much aware of. After all, I was five years old at the time. Of course that movie was Star Wars. We queued up for two hours around the cinema willing the queue to move, sometimes it did but only because someone had left or someone had cut in! Eventually that queue did move and we made it inside. Those next couple of hours changed my life forever. An overload on the senses ingrained in my head within two hours that would remain with me for the rest of my life and ultimately influence me and my interests.
It changed me into a sci-fi geek, almost assimilating me into its culture. The amazing special effects, the characters and that John Williams soundtrack (which I was asking my brother to hum to me on the way home) took me by surprise and I wanted more. I bought the trading cards, the figures (and still collect th…
If you loved the Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg produced HBO WWII mini-series Band of Brothers, then you're no doubt anticipating The Pacific. On March 14th, HBO will air the first episode of this new 10-part Hanks/Spielberg mini-series, which documents the true stories of three marines who fought in the nightmarish Pacific Theater in WWII.
Spielberg, Hanks and the stars of the series, including the grown-up Joe Mazzello (Jurassic Park), attended the TCA Winter Press Tour to answers questions about their epic undertaking. Spielberg noted that The Pacific has a different look and feel than Band of Brothers. Brothers had a darker, gloomier grey feeling – more reminiscent of Saving Private Ryan - while The Pacific is brighter and more vivid. "It was a blue sky world," Spielberg said, speaking to the personal accounts of the war from the soldiers who fought in it. "It was a hot, dry, humid blue- sky world. There are more vivid colors in The Pacific than we ever had in …
Harrison Ford Ready To Be Indiana Jones Again In Fifth Movie
Harrison Ford as the adventure addicted professor & archaeologist Indiana Jones will never opt for a retirement. Yes the 67 year old star, who immortalized the character of Indiana Jones, & vice versa, is at it again.
He revealed that he would more than love to don that trademark cowboy hat and whip again and set out on a new breath taking adventure.
“If we find another story to do and we develop the character a little further and I get a chance to do another one, I’d be happy as pie to do it,” he told to Cinematical.
Ford’s last appearance as Indiana Jones was in 2008 in the Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull says that he takes an active part with the director of this series Steven Spielberg, in making the movie more adventurous. “I’ve always been interested in developing the character, and bringing more information about the character each time we’ve gone out.”
Imagine that scene where the Millennium Falcon pops out of nowhere and saves Luke and Princess Leia – in 3D.Star Wars creator George Lucas let spill at a Golden Globes party Sunday that Avatar has given him "a new impetus to make that happen." Avatar, the 3-D sci-fi epic by James Cameron, took best picture at the Globes."We've been looking for years and years and years of trying to take Star Wars and put it in 3-D," Lucas told Access Hollywood. "But, [the] technology hasn't been there. We've been struggling with it."Avatar, said Lucas, "worked very well in 3-D. Haven't been a big fan of 3-D, but that movie definitely improves (the field of) 3-D."Lucas created the Star Wars films that revolutionized sci-fi storytelling and introduced enduring characters into the popular culture.So much so that Cameron himself has said the day he saw the first Star Wars in 1977 is burned into his memory. Born in Chippawa, Ont., he had moved with hi…
An extremely rare one hour documentary on John Williams from the 1980's. It's called Music by John Williams and was centred around the making of The Empire Strikes Back from 1980. This is a well made and thought out documentary featuring interviews with John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
Warner Brothers Theme, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, 20th Century Fox Theme, Star Wars, The Sea Hawk, Spellbound, Titanic, Psycho, Jaws, The Pink Panther, Exodus, Out of Africa, Doctor Zhivago, The Bridge on The River Kwai, Patton, Rocky, The Magnificent Seven, The Natural, Cinema Paradiso, The Godfather, E.T. and Gone With The Wind.
Its January, Christmas is over, you still have a hangover from the new year. So what better way to cheer ourselves up but with a few random pics of Princess Leia in that gold bikini. (The last picture is a group of Leias in bikinis wannabes!)
If anyone can think of a suitable caption for the above photo feel free to let us know
This is a gem of a find. This is 50 minute documentary from the 80's all about ILM (Industrial Light And Magic). The British documentary called Horizon (that is still going today) goes into a lot of detail especially focusing on Return Of The Jedi and Indiana Jones. This is a must see for all ILM and Star Wars fans alike. It was shown on BBC2 and called How To Film The Impossible.
On 24th November I went into hospital for the first part of a 2 stage hip revision procedure. The metalwork from my very painful right hip was removed and I began a course of intravenous antibiotic to finally cure the lingering infection. Thankfully I was released from hospital just in time to spend Christmas with my family and I continue treatment at home administered by the district nurses who come every day to administer the daily dose of antibiotic. At the end of January I go back into hospital for a new hip replacement. In the meantime I am languishing at home but am improving as to what I can do daily. Life is awkward with only one hip!! I rely on a walking frame as I cannot put any weight on my right leg, but Norma and I are coping well and the future looks very bright.
I will be back on the convention scene ASAP - but not before I am 100% - when I look forward to meeting up with you a…
Lucas Licensing exec rings Opening Bell as Star Wars remains number one selling licensed toy brand.
Executives and guests of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars Saga have visited the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the continued success of the evergreen brand.
After more than 30 years, Star Wars is the number one selling licensed toy property in the US, with sales over 60 per cent ahead of any other toy licence, and 25 per cent ahead of the nearest boys toy property (Source: Lucasfilm Ltd.)
To mark the occasion, Lucas Licensing’s Howard Roffman rang the Opening Bell accompanied by a number of characters including droid R2-D2, Sith Lord Darth Vader and a color guard of stormtroopers and clone troopers.
The Star Wars® Saga continues in 2010 with Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, a sequel to the blockbuster videogame developed by LucasArts.
Released in 2008, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed remains the fastest-selling Star Wars game ever, with sales of nearly seven million units worldwide. The action game garnered numerous accolades including the WGA Award for outstanding achievement in writing for videogames.
With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
"Executive Producer Haden Blackman and his team have been able to build on the core foundation of the award-winning original and create a powerful combination of engrossing story-telling and intense action. The Force Unleashed II gives fans an opportunity to wreak havoc…
LOS ANGELES — Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman and "Avatar" star Sam Worthington are joining the list of celebrity presenters at the Golden Globe Awards.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Golden Globes, says the three stars will help hand out trophies at the 67th annual ceremony.They join previously announced presenters Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Julia Roberts, Mickey Rourke, Colin Farrell, Matthew Fox, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.The Golden Globe Awards will be held Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and will air live on NBC.
Drew Barrymore managed to sneak past press at a special dinner honouring her long-time friend Steven Spielberg.The actress avoided photographers and the red carpet entirely, instead heading straight into the gala party at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles where the director was receiving Americas Democratic Legacy Award.Steven received the honour from the Anti-Defamation League which fights against bigotry, prejudice and anti-Semitism.The organisation describes the director as "a true champion of human rights through his film and television projects".Previous recipients have included former US president Ronald Reagan, John F Kennedy, Colin Powell and Eleanor Roosevelt.Speaking as the evening got under way, Steven described receiving the honour as "wonderful".American Idol's Adam Lambert, who was there to perform for the evening, said he was looking forward to seeing Drew and Steven together."I love ET, I love that movie - it's fantastic!" he laugh…