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San Rafael, California

''THX 1138'', the city became a center for the entertainment industry, particularly the high-tech elements of the business. Lucasfilm was founded by George Lucas in 1971, and is best known for the global hit movie series ''Star Wars'' and also for ''Indiana Jones''. Some of the company's operations were moved to San Francisco (San Francisco, California) in 2005. Portions of the Universal movie production ''American Graffiti'' were filmed in downtown San Rafael under George


Tuscaloosa, Alabama

was renovated as a performing arts center in 1976 and housed the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and Theatre Tuscaloosa troupe until those groups moved into their own facilities. Today, the Bama Theatre is the residence of the Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre Company and the Tuscaloosa Community Dancers. About Us. Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre Additionally, its hosts the Arts Council's Bama Art House movie series. http


Youngstown, Ohio

the 13th (franchise) Friday the 13th horror film ''Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday'', Jason Voorhees (Jason Vorhees) is killed and his remains taken to the Federal Morgue in Youngstown, Ohio for autopsy. After graduating from Youngstown's East High School (East High School (Youngstown, Ohio)), Battisti served as an army combat engineer in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was later commissioned as an officer in military intelligence. Upon his return from Europe, he studied law at Ohio State University and Harvard Law School. He was born in the village of Brier Hill, now part of Youngstown, Ohio, an industrial town located near the Pennsylvania border. Beede was born in Youngstown, Ohio, United States, a steel-manufacturing center located near the Pennsylvania border. He attended the city's South High School, where he was class president and played football. In his senior year, Beede received a football scholarship to Newberry College, in South Carolina. He later transferred to Pittsburgh's Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where he studied structural engineering and played football. Early years Dove was born in Youngstown, Ohio, United States, a steel-production center located near the Pennsylvania border. Dove was a three-year starter at the city's South High School from 1936–38; and he was selected as an all-city player by the ''Youngstown Vindicator'' (the local daily paper) in his final year.


Hollywood

in terms of internationalization level. UPN's inception until 2000, the network also offered a hosted movie series called the ''UPN Movie Trailer'' to their stations. The show featured mostly older Hollywood action and comedy films, often those made by Paramount Pictures. ''Movie Trailer'' was discontinued in 2000 to give stations that opted for them room for a second weekend run of ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' and ''America's Next Top Model'' (and later, ''Veronica Mars''). There were also three Paramount-branded blocks on the company's owned-and-operated stations ("O&Os") only: Paramount Teleplex as the main brand for movies at any given timeslot, Paramount Prime Movie for primetime features, and the Paramount Late Movie on late nights. such as The Partridge Family. Achieving international success Olivier had been attempting to broaden his film career. He was not well known in the United States despite his success in England, and earlier attempts to introduce him to the American market had failed. Offered the role of Heathcliff (Heathcliff (Wuthering Heights)) in Samuel Goldwyn's production of ''Wuthering Heights (Wuthering Heights (1939 film))'' (1939), he travelled to Hollywood, leaving Leigh in London. Goldwyn and the film's director, William Wyler, offered Leigh the secondary role of Isabella; but she refused, preferring the role of Cathy, which had been assigned to Merle Oberon. Berg, A. Scott. ''Goldwyn'', Sphere Books, 1989. ISBN 0-7474-0593-X, p 323 thumb Leigh in the trailer for ''Gone with the Wind'' (1939) (File:Vivien Leigh as Scarlett OHara in Gone With the Wind trailer.jpg) Genre John Belton identified four narrative elements of the war film within the context of Hollywood production: a) the suspension of civilian morality during times of war, b) primacy of collective goals over individual motivations, c) rivalry between men in predominantly male groups as well as marginalization and objectification of women, and d) depiction of the reintegration of veterans. Belton, John. ''American Cinema American Culture''. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994, pp. 165-171, ISBN 978-0070044661. Film scholar Kathryn Kane has pointed out similarities between the war film genre and the Western (Western (genre)). Both genres use opposing concepts like war and peace, civilization and savagery. War films usually frame World War II as a conflict between good and evil as represented by the Allied forces (Allies of World War II) and Nazi Germany whereas the Western portrays the conflict between "civilized" settlers and the "savage" indigenous peoples. Kane, Kathryn. "The World War II Combat Film". In: Wes D. Gehring (ed.) ''Handbook of American Film Genres''. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988, pp. 90-91, ISBN 978-0313247156. Film historian Jeanine Basinger argues that a sub-genre, the ''World War II combat film'', emerged in 1943. This sub-genre depicts military action whereas the war film genre need not portray armed combat. Basinger, Jeanine. ''World War II Combat Film: The Anatomy of a Genre''. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986, pp. 14-75, ISBN 978-0231059527. After the United States entered the war in 1941 Hollywood began to mass-produce war films. Many of the American dramatic war films in the early 1940s were designed to celebrate American unity and demonize "the enemy." One of the conventions of the genre that developed during the period was of a cross-section of the American people who come together with a common purpose for the good of the country, i.e. the need for mobilization. Hollywood films in the 1950s and 1960s were often inclined towards spectacular heroics or self-sacrifice in films like ''Sands of Iwo Jima'' (1949), ''Halls of Montezuma (Halls of Montezuma (film))'' (1950) or ''D-Day the Sixth of June'' (1956). They also tended to toward stereotyping: typically, a small group of ethnically diverse men would come together but would not be developed much beyond their ethnicity; the senior officer would often be unreasonable and unyielding; almost anyone sharing personal information - especially plans for returning home - would die shortly thereafter and anyone acting in a cowardly or unpatriotic manner would convert to heroism or die (or both, in quick succession). Twentieth-Century Fox made a succession of war films realistically filmed in black-and-white in the early 1950s that highlighted little-known aspects of World War II, among them ''The Frogmen'', ''Go For Broke! (Go for Broke! (1951 film))'', ''You're in the Navy Now'', and ''Decision Before Dawn''. After ''The NeverEnding Story (Die Unendliche Geschichte (film))'' (1984), Petersen's first full-blown Hollywood effort (although filmed at the Bavaria Film Studios complex in Germany), ''Enemy Mine (Enemy Mine (film))'' (1985), was not a critical and box office success. He finally hit his stride in 1993 with the assassination thriller ''In the Line of Fire''. Starring Clint Eastwood as an angst-ridden presidential Secret Service (United States Secret Service) guard, ''In the Line of Fire'' gave Petersen the box office clout he needed to direct another suspense thriller, ''Outbreak (Outbreak (film))'' (1995), starring Dustin Hoffman. The 1997 Petersen blockbuster, ''Air Force One (Air Force One (film))'', did very well at the box office, while getting a mix of opinions from movie critics. For both ''Air Force One'' and ''Outbreak (Outbreak (film))'' (but not for ''The Perfect Storm (The Perfect Storm (film))'') Petersen teamed up with the German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who has also worked frequently with director Martin Scorsese. In another project, Petersen was the executive producer for the film ''Red Corner'', starring Richard Gere. On May 26, 1929, Fox Film Corporation released ''Fox Grandeur News'' and ''Fox Movietone Follies of 1929'' in New York City in the Fox Grandeur (70 mm Grandeur film) process. Other films shot in widescreen were the musical (Musical film) ''Happy Days (Happy Days (1929 film))'' (1929) which premiered at the Roxy Theater (Roxy Theatre (New York City)), New York City, on February 13, 1930, starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell and a 12 year old Betty Grable as a chorus girl; ''Song o’ My Heart,'' a musical feature starring Irish tenor John McCormack (John McCormack (tenor)) and directed by Frank Borzage (''Seventh Heaven (Seventh Heaven (1927 film)),'' ''A Farewell to Arms''), which was shipped from the labs on March 17, 1930, but never released and may no longer survive, according to film historian Miles Kreuger (the 35mm version, however, debuted in New York on March 11, 1930); and the western (Western (genre)) ''The Big Trail'' (1930) starring John Wayne and Tyrone Power, Sr. which premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on October 2, 1930, Widescreen films in the 1920s and 1930s all of which were also made in the 70mm Fox Grandeur process. Films Mainstream Hindi films (Bollywood) are popular in Bengal, and the state is home to a thriving cinema industry (Bengali cinema), dubbed "Tollywood". Tollygunj in Kolkata is the location of numerous Bengali movie studios, and the name "Tollywood" (similar to Hollywood and Bollywood) is derived from that name. The Bengali film industry is well known for its art films, and has produced acclaimed directors like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Tapan Sinha and Ritwik Ghatak. Prominent contemporary directors include Buddhadev Dasgupta, Goutam Ghose, Aparna Sen and Rituparno Ghosh. Within a few years this led to the distribution of pictures across a four-state area. In 1912, Harry Warner hired an auditor named Paul Ashley Chase. By the time of World War I they had begun producing films, and in 1918 the brothers opened the Warner Bros. studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Sam and Jack Warner produced the pictures, while Harry and Albert Warner and their auditor and now controller Chase handled finance and distribution in New York City. It was during World War I and their first nationally syndicated film was ''My Four Years in Germany'' based on a popular book by former American Ambassador James W. Gerard. On April 4, 1923, with help from a loan given to Harry Warner by his banker Motley Flint, Cass Warner Sperling, Cork Millner, and Jack Warner (1998), ''Hollywood be thy name: the Warner Brothers story'' (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky), p. 77. they formally incorporated as '''Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated'''. However, as late as the 1960s, Warner Bros. claimed 1905 as its founding date.


Helsinki

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Portland, Oregon

as one of the films in the outdoor Top Down film series run by the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon on August 6, 2009. Northwest Film Center Top Down 2009 Most recently, it was screened at the premiere of the Rocksploitation midnight movie series on July 10, 2010 at the Bridge Theater in San Francisco, CA. http


Czechoslovakia

defined later through internal research by Czech law enforcers making the possession of under 15 grams not a crime. The owner could be fined. Consumption was not punishable. Enforcement of the law was spotty and sometimes inconsistent. After the ending of the term of copyright and with the success of the Karl May movie series of the 1960s the first German comic wave occurred. A second comic wave came during the 1970s. The first and qualitative best German comic was ''Winnetou'' (# 1-8) ''Karl May'' (# 9-52) (1963–1965). It was drawn by Helmut Nickel and Harry Ehrt and published by Walter Lehning Verlag. The most comprehensive comic was published by the press Standaard Uitgeverij. This Flemish comic ''Karl May'' was drawn by the studio of Willy Vandersteen in 87 issues from 1862–1987. Also in other countries comics were produced: e. g. Czechoslovakia (often reduced to the wild west plot), Denmark, France, Mexico, Spain and Sweden. Petzel, Michael: ''Comics und Bildergeschichten''. In: Ueding: ''Karl-May-Handbuch'', pp. 539-545. right thumbnail Clark Gable (File:Clark Gable and Hedy Lamarr in Comrade X trailer.JPG) and Lamarr in '' Comrade X'' In early 1933 she starred in Gustav Machatý's notorious film ''Ecstasy (Ecstasy (film)),'' a Czechoslovak (Czechoslovakia) film made in Prague, in which she played the love-hungry young wife of an indifferent older husband. Closeups of her face during orgasm in one scene (rumored to be unsimulated), and full frontal shots of her in another scene, swimming and running nude through the woods, gave the film great notoriety. Legacy thumb Comenius on a Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak (Image:Comenius20.jpg) 20 koruna (Czechoslovak koruna) banknote ;Czech Republic and Slovakia During the 19th century Czech National Revival, Czechs idealised Comenius as a symbol of the Czech nation (Czech people). This image persists to the present day. In 1919 Comenius University was founded by act of parliament in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, (now in Slovakia). It was the first university with courses in the Slovak language. Slovakia and the Czech Republic celebrate 28 March, the birthday of Comenius, as Teachers' Day. University of Jan Amos Komensky has been founded in Prague. It offers bachelor's, master's and graduate degree programmes http: wwww.ujak.cz . * World Hockey Championship – ** Men's champion: Czechoslovakia defeated the Soviet Union * NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship – University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Golden Gophers defeat Michigan Technological University Huskies 6-4 in Denver, CO * Davis Cup – Sweden wins 3-2 over Czechoslovakia in world tennis. * 18 year old Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia announces her defection to the United States of America (United States) * Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) once again expresses interest in the ''Wizard of Oz (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)'' books for a series of animated cartoons, but they once again failed to make a deal with the estate of creator L. Frank Baum * ''Ecstasy (Ecstasy (film))'', a Czechoslovak (Czechoslovakia) film, shocks audiences when actress Hedy Lamarr is seen naked in the film. * ''The Private Life of Henry VIII'' becomes the first British film (Cinema of the United Kingdom) to win an American Academy Award (Academy Awards). Background and personal Malcolm was born in Prague in 1934, one of two daughters—the other is author Marie Winn—of a psychiatrist (Psychiatry) father. She has resided in the United States since her family emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1939. Malcolm was educated at the University of Michigan and lives in New York City. Her first husband, Donald Malcolm (Donald Malcolm (reviewer)), reviewed books for ''The New Yorker'' in the 1950s and 1960s. Her second husband, whom she wed in 1975, was long-time ''New Yorker'' editor Gardner Botsford; Botsford died at age 87 in September, 2004. As World War I drew to a close, and Czechoslovakia declared an independent republic, Martinů composed a celebratory cantata ''Česká rapsodie'', which was premiered in 1919 to great acclaim. As a violinist, he toured Europe with the National Theatre Orchestra, and became a full member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 1920. He also began formal composition study under Suk. Martinů's modern style (including elements of impressionism and jazz) did not match the conservative styles in Prague, and he became determined to move to Paris. During these last years in Prague he completed his first string quartet, and two ballets (ballet): ''Who is the Most Powerful in the World?'' and ''Istar''. '''Jan Garrigue Masaryk''' (September 14, 1886 – March 10, 1948) was a Czech (Czechoslovakia) diplomat and politician and Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia from 1940 to 1948. Early life Born in Prague, he was a son of professor and politician Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (who became the first President (List of Presidents of Czechoslovakia) of Czechoslovakia in 1918) and Charlotte Garrigue, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk's American wife. Masaryk was educated in Prague and also in the USA, where he also for a time lived as a drifter and lived on the earnings of his manual labor. He returned home in 1913 and served in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War. He then joined the diplomatic service and became chargé d'affaires to the USA in 1919, a post he held until 1922. In 1925 he was made ambassador to Britain. His father resigned as President in 1935 and died two years later. He was succeeded by Edvard Beneš. Ransome has been honoured in many countries. In 1953 he was appointed CBE (Order of the British Empire).


Baltimore

show his films to your kids! '''Barry Levinson''', is perhaps the most well-known film maker to come out of and make films about Baltimore. His directing career began with ''Diner'', a movie set in the Baltimore of his youth, and a movie that would begin the famous four-movie series of "Baltimore films" along with ''Tin Men'', ''Avalon'', and ''Liberty Heights''. Another big name in Baltimore film-making is undoubtedly '''David Simon''', famous for his Baltimore-centric crime dramas


Northern Ireland

. He was also at one point a candidate for the role of Bond in the official movie series. He was also famed as a water color artist. He retired in Far North Queensland, Australia where he painted a collection of water colors depicting Australian tropical rain forests and birdlife. DATE OF BIRTH 5 July 1933 PLACE OF BIRTH Cairmoney, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK DATE OF DEATH 16 September 1997 October * 25 — Northern Ireland decriminalizes consensual homosexual acts between adults, the last jurisdiction within the United Kingdom to do so. Miller, p. 288 September *18 — The bill to repeal Section 28 in the remaining parts United Kingdom (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) receives Royal Assent. Section 28 had already been repealed within Scotland in 2000. The UK repeal became active on November 18. '''Loganair Limited''' is a Scottish airline with its registered office on the grounds of Glasgow International Airport and in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. "Statutory Information." Loganair. Retrieved on 20 May 2009. "Registered Office: St. Andrews Drive, Glasgow Airport PAISLEY Renfrewshire PA3 2TG" Loganair operates scheduled services under a Flybe franchise in mainland Scotland and to Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles. In addition it operates a service to Belfast City - Northern Ireland and to Birmingham from its Dundee base. Its tag line is "Scotland's Airline". It also provides services for the Scottish Air Ambulance Service and night mail services on behalf of Royal Mail. In addition to its main base at Glasgow, the airline has hubs at Edinburgh Airport, Inverness Airport, Dundee Airport and Aberdeen Airport. WikiPedia:Northern Ireland Dmoz:Regional Europe United Kingdom Northern Ireland commons:Northern Ireland


Toronto

death_place Toronto, Ontario nationality Canadian (Canada) Born


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