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Relation Between the Industry and Movie Reviews

The films that are being released every year indicates the changing trends in the movie industry, especially as these trends are related to what a movie review tells us.

Popular trends include sequels, movies that continue the story for ever. Films released recently do not generally make for good sequels. Sequels are even made of films that were released long ago. Website content writing for such movies becomes a lot more difficult as you have to go through a lot of history and details before you can actually start content writing for a movie.

There is an accepted trend in making movies out of popular cartoons, comics, history and literary works. Major film industries aren't letting go of the chance to cash in on the popularity of best selling graphic novels and turning them into successful films. In website content writing, movie critics will also have to flow with the trend. They will also have to go through the book or the novel before they see the movie. This will give them a better idea about how the movie was made in context of the book or the novel. Content writing for such movies is really a taxing affair.

Comics as well as graphic novels are a favorite amongst directors and producers every year. Comic-based movies are trending worldwide. Movie makers are also bringing back to life popular cartoon characters and cashing in on their ever-lasting popularity.

With the television industry adding new features almost every year like internet movie streaming, the manufacturers of televisions are facing a downward trend. Research has stated a decline in the worldwide sale of LCD TVs in the coming months. This will be the first ever decline that they have to face since the launch of LCD TV in 2000.

Many popular TVs can now be connected to the Internet, a drift which started almost a year ago with restricted functions, such as news and weather. Now, advanced systems and new partnerships will provide online streaming movies through the TV.

Features for top tier TV models also include advanced representation of fast-moving scenes and a low usage of power. Sony, LG, Toshiba Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. will introduce TVs that can display Flickr photos, YouTube videos and many more with just a broadband connection.

TV manufacturers have already upgraded the TVs to 240 frames per second without setting up more new frames. The first eco-friendly line of LCD TVs is the 00 Eco Bravia models that consume almost 40 percent less power, exceeding the usual requirements.

Last, most analysts agree 3-D viewing is the next big wave coming to the consumer electronics industry. Watching films on the Internet is becoming popular, and will only enhance the reviewer's ability to do a fast movie review.

All these changes in the industry will subsequently change the method and quality of article writing for movies. Article writing for movies will become more crisp and clear as the critics will be able to view better picture and sound quality. Even the slightest mistake will shine on the screen giving the critics a chance to include them in their article writing.

Bhavesh B is an avid writer and regularly writes movie reviews and articles. Get in touch with him for latest movie reviews and other  web content writing services now!

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My Verdict on Balance (1989) A Short Film

If one wants to understand the directors' vision of the short film Balance, he/she would have to possess great knowledge of German history or be prepared to delve into the subject. The leading political parties in those days may have (and I use 'may' because I'm not entirely surely) curtailed the freedom of expression, which including films by censoring direct references or attacks against the government. Unless we have lived in those times or are as curious as Leo Tolstoy about World history, we may not understand many elements in Balance: the numbers on the... (What should I call them?) daunting figures, why these figures looked identical, and what the musical box represented etc, since they are represented symbolically.

But one can grasp a general idea about the film- some say it is about corruptive power, some feel the movie castigates materialism while a few reviewers with good historical knowledge talk about fascism and related topics. After a couple of watches, I observed one small detail that cleared some concepts in my mind- the person who was sitting on the box while the platform kept tilting left and right managed to eliminate most of his companions, and while at first he does this accidentally, by the end his deed is deliberate and cruel.

This made me think of the box as some form of throne or title. Before it arrives, the five work in perfect harmony till the contents of the box are heard by the characters. Then one decides to do away with the box (he possible prefers harmony) and tries to create an imbalance to knock off the foreign object. But he is stopped by another as the rest witness the action, baffled. When one begins to dance to the music playing from within the box, another applies pressure on the platform to bring the box towards him. This causes the performer to sit on the box to prevent falling, while the rest move hurriedly in a state of panic and confusion. The guy on top of the box doesn't push the first guy intentionally and we can make this out by the look on his face. The second person too is kicked accidentally, but when the man had an option to save his last mate, he decided not to.

Now understand this situation using this context: the man on the box or the throne inevitably acquires power. The first few times people close to him suffer unintentionally by him or the power he has (the weight of the box) and he can be exonerated for those crimes. But when the person realizes that the box is the source of dominance, he cuts off any others' reach by killing them intentionally and deviously. No one is left to question him, and he seems to be satisfied in the ending. But he doesn't realize how lonely his position at the top is and how far he is from 'power' in metaphorical terms (he doesn't get the fruits of power).

Everyone should see Balance at least once for the various messages it sends across. But make sure about the kind of film you are in the mood for: this isn't your Pixar, happy, all's-well-that-ends-well treat.

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My Review of 'Tyrannosaur' - A British Film Released in 2011

Since I'm evidently having troubles in beginning my review, I shall try to make my job easier by putting in another movie to clear my own understanding on 'Tyrannosaur'. The second movie was also a British film that came out in 2009 and starred Colin Firth as a gay professor suffering from melancholic depression, plus it was made by a first time director who is also a fashion designer. Yes, I'm talking about 'A Single Man' which made a quiet reception on the box office but was commended by critics for Colin's heartbreaking performance. In spite of loving the film and Firth's performance, I did realize that the film circumscribed itself to three or four major characters and intended largely on creating an atmosphere. 'Tyrannosaur' does the same thing by limiting its scope to Joseph and Hannah's characters or rather their perspectives and leaving out all extraneous details. We don't know much about Hannah's husband except that he is rich, jealous and dastardly; we also do not get much details of Joseph's life since the script limits us to witness his perpetual aggression. It could all have been dangerously one note had Olivia Coleman and Peter Mullan not made their characters so engaging and uncompromising. Like Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in 'A Single Man', they don't make their actions and dialogs seem 'movie-like' (think a 'Tarantino' film) but sustain the tense suburban atmosphere requisite for 'Tyrannosaur'.

The movie is about Joseph, a middle aged man with a dangerous mind - he is violent, foul-tempered, vituperative, and alcoholic. Before the opening credits begin, we already hear F and C expletives from him as he leaves the bar in a drunken state. He kicks his own dog so hard in the ribs it dies despite his attempts to save him. He is always in the 'attack then repent' mode until he meets Hannah at her store where he hides after assaulting some teenagers. Hannah behaves at first like a woman who will do good for others always and Joseph condemns in quite a colorful language this clichéd nature of hers. Joseph's impact on Hannah proves life-changing for her and she realizes that having total faith in God and believing he will do good isn't any use and that she had to take up matters in her own hands (her pathetic childless marriage). This unleashes the rage inside her which she had repressed for so long; on the other hand, for Joseph things begin turning around as he takes the initiative to stop pitying himself.

The title of the movie that has been debated by many for being hastily chosen, foolishly chosen, deliberately chosen to give an 'Indie' appeal and for some, completely wrong as the movie had no dinosaurs in it. I do agree that the director Paddy Considine has picked out a remote idea for the film's title and its more because the film does not venture much in giving us enough background details. The motif of Joseph's late wife and the similarity between her and Hannah should've been more pronounced. Paddy does give us clues about Joseph's relationship with his wife, especially in that small moment where his sister quips "Doesn't this remind you of something?" or something like that when a battered Hannah comes to her place and he asks his sister what should he do with her. And then there is the conversation between Hannah and Joseph later, but it's all too fine for a motif that is the title of the film. Then comes the relationship between Hannah and Joseph: How shall this be critiqued? What is shown to us seems disturbing and spooky enough to make us wonder whether Hannah should've ever met Joseph. I also want to point out the motif of prayer that was constantly spoken of in the beginning could've had more development as the plot progressed. The plot duration itself is a bit sketchy as if we take that Hannah had spent a couple of days with Joseph, how is it that the truth came out so late; surely suspicions are bound to arise when 'the house seems quieter than usual and people don't show up at work' (I'm trying my best to avoid any spoilers). And let's completely forget about the Muslim shop owner angle and overlook the fact that cops rarely seem to appear.

Coleman is so darn good here - take that scene where Hannah's husband arrives at the garments' store just as she puts a tie around Joseph's neck. Her husband threatens to deal with her once she returns home (he doesn't say this aloud as Joseph is present) while Joseph watches her reaction from the changing room. Coleman conveys Hannah's fear and tremulousness so convincingly not just through her face but also through her body movements we totally feel for her character. It's a shame I didn't notice her the first time I watched the disappointing Iron Lady (I like most other viewers was gushing at how good Streep was). Even there, she convincingly reacts to her mother's demential condition. And Mullan does a fine job of making Joseph seem as a man haunted, enraged, trapped and dictated by his past actions. The cinematography is another noteworthy thing - the flat, gray, bleached look to highlight the grittiness of the film. In a scene where Hannah drinks nonstop out of frustration and fear, as the lights keep flashing on her, for a moment it seemed the color of her eyes changed to bright yellow (maybe I'm just imagining) similar to an effect in the movie 'Black Swan'.

Tyrannosaur is intense and difficult to digest, and the performances go hard. Maybe it would've cut deeper had a few more minutes been added (especially towards the ending) to do its themes more justice.

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My Review of Pandora' Box, a 1929 German Film Starring Louise Brooks

Pandora's Box is a 1929 German silent film about the life of Lulu, a beautiful, lively, gregarious but opportunistic and manipulative woman who gets everything she wants with her seductive charms. Her life takes a positive turn at first when one of her lovers', a wealthy editor in chief Mr Schon agrees to marry her, and she is able to break into show biz. But after she kills Mr. Schon in retaliation, her life disintegrates till she is reduced to go back to her old profession as a street-walker.

A lot many viewers today regard Louise Brooks' uncanny performance as bold, uncompromising and naturalistic. However, in 1929 soon after the film's release, a reviewer from New York Times had said that her expressions were 'hard to decipher at times'. After watching the film twice in two days, I too had similar question about Brook's character Lulu: what is her ultimate aim? Sometimes we find her confident and heedless of her actions but at others she radiates warmth and sympathy which contradicts her former emotions.

Take Lulu's relationship with Mr. Schon, for instance. At the stage show in Act 3, Ludwig Schon along with his fiancé oversee the backstage happenings. When Lulu finds her lover with his fiancé, she flips out. The camera pans on her face and she genuinely seems heartbroken in that frame. That act made me believe Lulu, despite her promiscuity and love for money, truly loved the rich editor in chief. But during act 4 and especially in Act 5 after the ruckus in the courtroom scene, I found myself confused about Lulu's character. I remember Natasha's character from War and Peace who took some reckless decisions driven by instinct but that character, despite being unpredictable, at least had consistency. Therefore we could anticipate to an extent what she might do and become more curious about the situation. I could not say the same about Lulu at points in the film, and this may be partly attributed to the fact that the movie is silent and therefore doesn't have rather advantage of dialogs.Had there been dialogs, I would've probably got a better insight into Lulu's personality. But I should credit Brooks for giving her best shot and making her character starkly different and almost contemporary for that time; her killer looks are something to die for, seriously.

I also didn't find some cohesiveness in the storytelling as well. Gustav Diessl's character, a brutal motif serving as a resolution to Lulu's life, should've got more screen time. In fact, I was under the impression she would ditch Alva, the son of Late Schon and Lulu's hapless lover, and make off with that waiter whom she was flirting for a moment at the 'hospitable and discreet' gambling den. I also felt the character of Schigolch could have had more development; it was ironical when Lulu ends up at a garret ( she had mentioned before that she wouldn't want to go back with Schigolch to his old garret), but the initial scene when Lulu danced as Schigolch played his mouth organ could've been brought back towards the end ( like showing Lulu putting on an entertaining act along with Schigolch on the streets trying to fetch some money or attracting some bawdy men perhaps). For some reason, the initial unimportant scenes, though entertaining enough, are unnecessarily stretched. For example, when Lulu refuses to perform the skit, the director could've showed her running straight into the property room instead of having Schon coming to her, pressing her arm in front of the crew and ordering her to perform ending with Lulu telling Rodrigo that they'd do the skit they had planned, before getting into the room with Schon.

The film's take on lesbianism is praiseworthy and Alice Roberts deserves credit for not shying away from the role. In fact, I heard she had pitched the idea of making the character of Countess Augusta a lesbian. She displays her affection so naturally, understanding the essence of her role. I remember an episode from the reality show Top Chef when one of the female contestants was highly appreciative of a fellow lady contender, and was extremely upset when the latter was eliminated. It was later told during the reunion episode that the two women had pursued a relationship after the show. And I saw the same behaviour from Roberts' character - two thumbs up for her performance.

Even though chiaroscuro is heavily used to the point that sometimes characters lose their facial features, I didn't think there was any purpose to the lighting whereas in movies like Citizen Kane, the lighting created depth, style and personality. The background music is flat and for most part inconsequential and the reason I could not find a connection with the film could be attributed to this element; it seemed to say 'watch the film like you watch any other film, and when the movie finishes, you leave'. For a movie that included controversial subjects, couldn't the background music be more radical and risky instead of a generic orchestra?

Pandora's Box seems to have gained critical acclaim over the years. But apart from Louise Brooks' risky performance and the fact that controversial subjects were tackled, I did not know what I was supposed to feel after the movie. Is Pandora's Box really worth the curious peek or is it just an empty box?

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My Review of Genius Frederic Back's Oscar Winning 'Crac'

Moving images evoke emotions in a manner still frames don't, at least for me. Paintings have always eluded my sense of appreciation because I don't receive signals that would take me into their world. In moving images do I get solace because they visibly attempt at delivering their message. It is the lustrous moving images in Crac that made me cry and fall in love with the beautiful and enchanting world it depicts.

The story is about a craftsman who makes a rocking chair for his love, and after they get married keeps the rocking chair at home while the couple becomes a family with the arrival of children (and plenty of them). The chair is a mute witness to their lives, as it changes from growing green to ripening red and finally fading yellow.

If you look at the Storyline section in IMDb, it says Crac is about the industrialization of Montreal as seen from the view of a rocking chair. This description seems too literal and banal and would discourage youngsters from watching the short. To me, Crac is the celebration of human life in the wonderful, advancing world symbolized in the form of a swaying rocking chair. More than the event, it is the human experience that counts; if we disregard the human aspect that concomitantly progresses in order to adapt to changing circumstances, than we remain narrow-minded. Frederick Back, like the literary stalwart Leo Tolstoy, has enmeshed history and humanity with more poignancy but using hand drawn Impressionistic strokes instead of words, than most modern Pixar films can do with spectacular life-like animation.

Frederic Back's mind works like Walt Disney's as both visualize the world in a profoundly imaginative way. Watch a Walt Disney short and you may find a living train panting and tugging the rail tracks to reach the destination. Similarly, in Crac, the crib inside which a child is play acting turns into the car he imagines. Also, minimalistic paintings come alive and dance surreally in the art gallery. Only a childlike mind could show the images so beautifully without making the action seem corny or saccharine. There are delightful and ingenious moments in Crac, for example, the dance sequence during the marriage where at first, only the craftsman and his wife begin after which a third character magically appears from behind and then the entire space is filled with happy couples. Also wonderful is the dreamy sequence of sheep in the sky when the mother is putting her kids to sleep. And the spectacular moment at the art gallery after the curator leaves. Or even the tiny bit in the beginning where the craftsman proposes to the lady and she blushes, and her upper body looks like a heart. But the most striking part is Back's observation of children. In the art gallery, while the adults in their expensive clothes try to make sense out of abstract works, the children are lured by this simple rocking chair, and a ride on it puts a big smile on their faces. Also commendable is the use of music and sounds, which mainly consist of folk music, the echoing sound of a child's laughter, the switch, the bursting bubble gum etc.

I'm borrowing Robert Christgau's words to describe Crac in a nutshell: 'Frederic Back's Crac evinces a remarkable resemblance to care- that is to care, that is to caring in the best, broadest, most emotional sense.' Tell whoever you know to watch it.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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My Review of Auteur Frederic Back's Classic 'The Man Who Planted Trees'

I excessively quote about Leo Tolstoy and his works nowadays in whatever I write since I'm on the verge of finishing his masterpiece 'War and Peace'. The reason for this is the universal truths that are constantly invoked in the book through the events in the lives of its characters. In one of the paragraphs, Tolstoy describes a real life character Dokhturov as 'a person who was considered inferior to others and quite neglected while quoting history but stood valiantly in the thickest of battles and the trickiest of situations without consideration for his own life. Such people were forgotten soon because people usually do not notice the most consistent and essential people but the ones who have stood because of some reasons. People such as Dokhturov are like the cog wheels in machines that quietly spin and run the entire system but most tyros who see the machines functioning oddly will foolishly assume a tiny visible chip to be the most significant part.'

Elzeard Bouffier is such a character; he is least perturbed by the World Wars and any other political situation happening around him. His only ethos is to serve Mother Nature that has provided him his fundamental needs - food, water, shelter, clothing and most importantly, life. He tends sheep, raises bees and plants trees everyday; he does not blow his own trumpets, he doesn't want fame, glory and recognition, all he wishes to do is to serve nature and humanity. Like the cog wheel he does his work brilliantly, but remains unnoticed, unrecognized and he wants it that way. And indeed we the audience do not hear Elzeard speaking but are introduced to him by a nameless narrator who dedicates the entire short to the former. How ironic is it that while Elzeard remains nameless in his world, we the audience know his name and not the narrator's!

The story begins with a hazy view of the sky and birds and then closes in on nebulous clumps of brown that represent hills and valleys. Our young narrator then begins reciting his journey - he wanders lonely in the hills with no water and not much hope to live. Shapes begin forming at a distance and we realize there is a small town ahead albeit a decrepit one who's church remains undamaged but deserted. He vainly searches for water in the town and leaves the place soon. His eyes are caught by the sight of a tall object in the distance which he assumes to be a tree stump but later realizes it's a shepherd with a stick in his hand. The kind shepherd offers him water and takes him along to his home; the narrator observes that though the man is extremely quiet, his eyes seem to show keen discernment and determination. At the shepherd's abode, the narrator is offered soup and later the two of them sit at the table where the shepherd, Elzeard Bouffier begins segregating seeds of acorns on the basis of their quality. The narrator offers help, but Bouffier doesn't need it as he knows only he has the eyes for such a task. He selects the best hundred acorns and puts him in his tiny bag. The inquisitive narrator is so intrigued by the man he makes an excuse not to leave the next day only to know more about Bouffier. He finds out that the man is on a mission to plant trees wherever the soil is favorable and has already planted a hundred thousand seeds in the last three years. The writer then meets him after the First World War to see that entire area is burgeoning with growing trees and young streams. His unique relationship with this altruist, environmentalist and visionary continues throughout their lives and we blessed viewers get to be a part of it.

Frederic Back's works give us a feeling as if we are in a dream, however, we aren't just in any dream but one that we shall remember for a long time. This style suits short stories that are generally transient in nature- people generally don't phase out short stories as they do while writing novels; shorts come spontaneously and produce the best result when they are still fresh in mind. This artistic form wouldn't suit full length Pixar films but they create a magical effect here. Notice the scene where we see the narrator holding a bowl in his hand in the right part of the frame, and a hand and vessel magically appear on the left side to serve the writer his soup. Or the transition where the wall in Bouffier's house transforms into his cloak in the next scene. Or the herd of sheep becoming warring soldiers in the subsequent scene. Or the distorted scene that depicts the plight of the villagers. Every single frame comes alive with the use of wax pencils on frosted cel - a translucent material that is superimposed on a basic frame in order to give depth to an image. Since much of the work is hand drawn, the director has a lot more freedom to dabble with his work and provide that storytelling feel. And how can we forget the terrific use of sound that enchants us right from the beginning as we hear the clear music in the background and the audible footsteps of our narrator to the later portion where nature and human sounds dominate the picture?

My university had organized an Environment Awareness event recently where I was in the management team. Almost the entire event was marked with amateur performances, skits and poems, and in the end, I was shocked that the most important part of planting seeds was subordinated to a feeble ten minutes where we actually had to scatter the seeds that were placed inside balls of mud! Is this true compassion towards nature? Of course not. True passion comes from those people who like tiny cog wheels that operate actively but invisibly.

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Review of Amazing Spiderman A Reboot of Spiderman Franchise

Plot: A young boy Peter Parker realizes his life would never be the same after his parent's sudden departure; he is raised by his uncle and aunt who are fully supportive and caring but never mention about Parker's past. When Peter learns about his father's research, he seeks Dr. Curt Connors, his father's research partner who is now experimenting with genetics to find a cure to many fatal ailments. The inquisitive nature of Parker leads to his transformation as Spiderman, after being bitten by a rare spider. His newly acquired powers overwhelm him at first but he somehow brings it under control and gains a formidable reputation in college. After his uncle's death, Parker sets out to find the killer and in the process captures many wanted criminals well before the police does. This irks Police Chief Stacy who labels him a public menace and doesn't hold a good opinion about Peter Parker (who's now Chief Stacy's daughter Gwen's boyfriend) as well. On the other side, a disastrous self-experiment turns Dr Curt Connors into a monstrous reptile that unleashes terror in the city and only Spiderman can bring an end to this unwanted menace.

After some memorable moments and some not very appetizing ones, could we ride once again with Toby McGuire donning the red suit or would Spiderman have to call it off forever? Mark Webb has an answer for us, a reboot that has certain benefits but also raises many questions: Did this truer comic book interpretation of Spiderman really transcend to the silver screen? By giving Spidey and the other characters edgier but more caricatural personas, will the franchise really continue? Why does Peter Parker's hidden identity have to be so blatantly obvious? What's the difference between this Peter Parker who does astonishing feats at college and yet gets away, and Miley Stewart who dons a golden wig and no one recognizes her even though her father is Billy Ray Cyrus?

In Amazing Spiderman, a major difference in the cast is the absence of Mary Jane, who had become one of Spiderman's most recognizable faces. We instead have Gwen Stacy, the blonde whom we got a peek of in Spiderman 3, as Peter Parker's love interest. However, Gwen does not sit cozily in the background while Spidey is battling and neither does she sulk much unlike MJ. She throws in some punches and kicks, urges Spiderman to beat them all up and is more thoughtful. It can be hard to accept this spunky, courageous Gwen because we are so used to the lady in distress act. But she may grow on us just like the fearless Elena or Chloe from Uncharted series. Spiderman is played by Andrew Garfield, who isn't a typical geek that Toby managed to be; he is a cool geek, or just a normal college guy with great scientific knowledge but poor physique. Therefore he didn't really take time to win over us with his charisma as Spiderman even though I didn't root for him as much as I did for Toby when he halted the derailed train. Toby's shy and quiet Spidey had a charm of his own in a way we take his character's well-being seriously; Garfield's Spidey meanwhile entertains us more but we find it harder to sympathize with him though I must say Garfield did nail that scene where he confronted his uncle about his father. By the way, all those who have seen the Indian film Three Idiots may notice a similarity between Andrew Garfield and Indian actor Sharman Joshi's style of acting.

What also played a major role in deciding the previous Spiderman movies' success or failure was the potential of the nemesis; while Green goblin didn't wield much excitement because of the sketchy latter part of the first film, Doc Oc made us tremble at his stature as well as pity his tragic story in Spiderman 2, while Green Goblin's son, Sandman and Venom were potent enough in the third installment but the film itself was enfeebled by the dull love triangle. Rhys Ifans acts well, however his character isn't exactly memorable in any way; in Batman the most feared villains are Joker, Harley Quinn, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Scarecrow, Two Face but who really cares for Bane though his strength is equally formidable? Maybe Ifans couldn't play his character better, but what really made his character weak was the character itself. My mind went "A reptile as the main villain - are you kidding me?" and sadly it felt the same way throughout.

Spiderman feels like a filmed comic book, which is generally flipped through casually without getting involved with the emotional aspect of the story to a greater extent. If you look the movie this way, you'll say it's the best of the series. People buy dozens of Archie comics and read it in the same perfunctory manner. But many people who love movies find that the factor that etches a film in our minds for a long time is a moment of tension. This tension happens only when we are deeply involved in a film and for that to happen, the movie has to make the audience realize the protagonist's dilemma and want him/her to overcome it. And this cannot and does not happen in such a breezy, comic book-like adaptation.

Amazing Spiderman will surely get support from Beyblade-crazy children and teenagers who love saying the word 'awesome!' - It will be one of the top grossing films of 2012. But I personally think 230 million dollars are unnecessary for a movie that looks no different from the Spiderman and Beyblade cartoons that come on the television. The most suitable word that strikes me for the film after writing this review is 'filler'.

My Rating: The sole number that came in my mind after leaving the theater was 5.5 out of 10.

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How to Write a Movie Review?

In website content writing, writing movie reviews can be fun. We all love to watch movies and sometimes we want to know what other's opinions are about a particular movie before deciding whether to watch the movie or not. Therefore article writing about a film you watched will help others to make a decision. Let's discuss some tips to write a good movie review.

All of us have diverse opinions about a film. Article writing a review gives you a way to express your opinion and also helps others to know about the same.

Before you start content writing about a movie, you need to watch it. You can either watch these movies online or rent a DVD or visit your nearest multiplex. There are many websites that allow streaming of movies online.

Once your movie is chosen, getting acquainted with the theme of the movie is very important. Go online and gather some information about the actors in the movie. Check out their previous and upcoming works, whether they have any awards to their name, do they expertise in a particular style of acting, etc. also in content writing, it is important to read about the movie that you have chosen. Read what the movie is all about, whether it is sequel or a remake, the rest of the cast and crew, etc. This information will help you to compare the performance of the cast and crew in the movie of your choice to their earlier work. This is important as it will provide more solidity to the article writing for your review.

You will automatically form an opinion about the movie once you have seen it completely. Try and frame one single sentence that will highlight your opinion about the movie. This sentence will help you give an overall rating to the movie and at the same time your readers will have an instant idea about your opinion. In content writing, such sentences form a solid platform for your review.

While content writing for a review one important aspect is to grab the attention of your reader instantly. This is applicable to any form of website content writing. Your readers must draw interest from what you have to say about anything. Regarding article writing for movie reviews, start your article with a quote from the movie itself. Then gradually explain to you reader how the quote is applicable to the rest of the movie.

Next step is to discuss about the movie in brief. While content writing a review, always give a vague outline about the movie and do not disclose the entire story. You will want to give a general idea to the readers about the movie and not write to make them refrain from watching the movie. If they need to know the entire story, they will have to watch it. Always keep this in mind while article writing for a movie.

You must back your opinion about the film with proofs. Explain exactly why according to you, the movie was a drag or a hit. Mention noteworthy scenes and at the same time those that you thought were unnecessary. While article writing about the movie, you must mention about the script of the movie giving your opinion whether it was a good or bad script.

You must make your review enjoyable. It does not matter whether you enjoyed the movie or not, your article writing for the movie must be engrossing. From the beginning to the end your review should be interesting and at the same time brief.

Lastly, be honest with your content writing. Your motive to write a review must be to let others know about your opinion and not to stop anyone from watching the movie.

So, write a good review! We will be helped a lot with honest and sincere opinions about movies.

Bhavesh B Bhatia is an avid writer and regularly writes movie reviews and articles. Get in touch with him for latest movie reviews  and other website content writing services.

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Home Vs Commercial Use Inflatable Movie Screens - Difference In Quality

Since the invention of the first inflatable movie screen by AIRSCREEN of Germany in 1994, many different styles of blowup movie screens have come on the market. While all of the same purpose which is to be a portable means for showing movies outdoors, there are some notable differences in a home use and commercial use outdoor screen system.

Home use inflatable screens are usually small in size and are meant for a group showing of 10-15 people which is ideal for a backyard movie night. The quality of materials used on a home use screen is similar to that of a blow up snowman decorations sold in big box stores. To keep the cost down for the personal use market, the manufactures use light-weight thin materials. Light-weight materials also allow for the projection screen to easy to manage and store in small places. Equipped with thin tether ropes, small push stakes, and a fan, the blow screen system is easy to install in minutes in a grassy area of a home yard.

Since the home use portable projection screens have small fans (not blowers) with lightweight materials, the screen frame is not able to stay firm which will case the white projection surface to wrinkle which will affect the picture quality. Starting at a price point of $199, home use inflatable movie screens are affordable for the do-it-your homeowner who desires to host a backyard movie themselves.

Consumers looking to buy a screen for home use may find that some manufactures are offering larger sized "commercial screens." Don't be fooled by these larger screens that the manufactures are trying to advertise as commercial. These screens are a lot lower quality than normal commercial screens made of cheaper, thinner materials that may start to have leaks after a short period of time. Typically manufactures selling these screen also sell products such as holiday decorations, and don't have the experience creating a stable, quality commercial movie screen.

One way to tell a true commercial screen is to look for a screen that is made of a heavier weight material such as reinforced PVC. The stronger material with welded or double stitched seams will result in a stronger frame which will be aesthetically wrinkle free as well as be able to withstand wind because of its more solid, stiffer structure. The thicker material and stronger seams also increase the longevity of use of the screen where as after a few uses with a home quality screen you will start to notice leaks which will progressively get worse with every use.

Another area that a commercial screen focuses on is safety. The larger the screen surface, the more impact wind can have on the screen. Similar to a giant sail on a boat, the screen will want to take flight with a strong enough gust of wind. To keep the screen from flying away and potentially injuring the crowd, you will find a minimum of six tether straps with 24? or longer tent stakes on a high quality commercial screen system.

Third a true commercial grade inflatable outdoor movie screen should have a theatrical grade or highly reflective screen surface similar to an indoor movie theater screen. A theatrical grade screen when paired with the correct projection system will produce a vibrant, crisp and colorful picture.

There are many clear, noticeable differences between the quality of a home screen system versus a high quality commercial grade screen system. Although home screens can be alright for using once or twice in a backyard, a commercial screen system will offer an outdoor cinema experience that just can't be matched by a home screen system. From a elegant, highly reflective screen surface, to a safety system that can withhold moderate to strong winds, hiring a professional outdoor movie company will be the correct decision for an unforgettable outdoor movie experience.

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Hollywood Icon - Samuel L Jackson

In the past 20 years it would be difficult to find an entertainment venue that Samuel L. Jackson has not been involved in. It seems there is nothing that he has not found success doing, from action movies to voice over work he is everywhere.

Samuel L. Jackson was born on December 21, 1948, in Washington D.C. An only child, he grew up and was raised by his mother and maternal grandparents in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After graduating from Riverside High School in Chattanooga he decided to attend Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Interestingly enough Jackson originally planned to get a degree in marine biology. He joined a local acting group in order to get extra points for a class and fell in love with acting, and soon after he changed his major to drama. He was heavily involved in the civil rights movement. In 1969 Jackson, along with other students, held several members of the Morehouse College board of trustees hostage on campus demanding reform in the curriculum and governance of the school. The school agreed to the demands; however, Jackson was arrested and convicted of unlawful confinement, a second-degree felony. Due to his criminal record he was suspended from school for two years. Eventually he did graduate with a degree in drama from Morehouse College in 1972.

After being in several plays in college Jackson's first feature role was in Together for Days, which was released in 1972. Jackson went on to appear in several plays and in 1976 moved to New York City where, for the next decade, he was in several stage plays. Throughout his early film career he was mentored by Morgan Freeman who introduced him to Spike Lee. This meeting proved to be a launching pad for Jackson. Lee gave Jackson several small roles in his films, and eventually he would gain critical acclaim for his role in the 1991 release Jungle Fever. It was not until 1994 with the release of Pulp Fiction that he sky rocketed to international fame. This role was written exclusively for him by Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino and Jackson's collaboration began back in 1993 on the Tarantino written film True Romance. They were together again in 1996 on the feature film Jackie Brown and again in 2004 with Kill Bill Vol. 2. In addition to all of his film roles Jackson has lent his voice to several films and animated television shows.

In all Samuel L. Jackson has been in over 100 films as either a supporting actor or leading man. In October 2011 Guinness World Records named him the highest grossing film actor of all time. In 68 films Jackson has grossed 7.42 billion dollars, and from the looks of things it does not look like he will be slowing down any time soon.

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HBO's Game of Thrones - As Good As The Book?

Game of Thrones is the title of the first book in a yet to be finished fantasy series by George R.R. Martin, entitled A Song Of Fire And Ice. Game Of Thrones is also a recently released game on 360 and PS3, a board game, a card game, a tabletop role playing game, a graphic novel, the subject of several iOS and Google Play apps, and an upcoming Facebook game. It's also one of the hottest IP's around right now, thanks largely in part to the wildly popular HBO program currently airing its second season, as well as the DVD/Blu-ray release of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning first season, available now.

I'll be honest. I'm a proponent of the tenet that the book is always better than the movie. Only in the cases where the book was written first, that is. If it says "The novelization based on the film" on the cover, then it's kindling. I'm snooty that way. Even when I know that the book is better, because it's always better, I'm still occasionally drawn to see a film adaptation. Maybe it's because a friend, or naive critic, says something like, "every bit as good as the book." Sometimes it's because I'm such a fan of the source material that I have to see how they butcher it with my own eyes.

Either way, whenever I see a film based on a book I've read, I always have one of three reactions: 1) Pleasantly surprised (i.e. Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile). 2) Decidedly indifferent (Trainspotting, Stephen King's It,). 3) Desporrified, a made-up word combining despair and horrified (Breakfast of Champions, everything else Stephen King's let become a movie that's not already listed here). In every case, whether surprised, indifferent or desporrified, I still come away thinking the book is superior to the film in every way. Until Game of Thrones that is. Now my worldview has been shattered.

To HBO's credit, the show remains very true to the source material, differing on only the very slightest of details. Much of the dialogue is straight from the novel, and in retrospect the pacing of the book is almost ideal for screenwriting. This may be due to Martin's previous work as a television writer, most notably for the mid-80's revival of The Twilight Zone. From the outset, the show seems to focus on Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North. Early on in the series, he's tapped by his old friend Robert Baratheon, who has become King of the Seven Kingdoms, to help him rule as the king's top advisor, the Hand. Over the course of 10 episodes we're introduced to a myriad of nobles, charlatans, rogues and scoundrels, but at the close of season one it is apparent that the only real stars of the show are intrigue, the machinations of the court, and the things people will do while chasing power. Of course while people play their game, the shadow of a larger threat looms. Winter is coming.

It's hard to deny that the show is outstanding, as evidenced by the aforementioned Emmy and Golden Globe wins in Outstanding Drama Series and Best Television Series-Drama respectively. The casting is superb, and includes Peter Dinklage, who also won an Emmy for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, and Sean Bean as Eddard 'Ned' Stark. Bean is probably best known for his portrayal of Boromir in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy (Pleasantly surprised on that one, if you're keeping track).

The cinematography is excellent as well, and adds a visual element somewhat lacking in the books. Martin's writing is focused primarily on the characters, and flowery descriptions of the environments are few and far between. Largely shot in Northern Ireland and Malta, the sets and supporting shots are beautiful, and bring to life the keeps and castles in a way that Martin himself doesn't.

Although jokingly described as "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" by series co-creator David Benioff, the description is quite apt. Like Tolkien's trilogy, Game of Thrones would have to be considered "high fantasy" due to the presence of creatures of myth and mystical/magical elements. However these things play more in the background of Martin's books, as well as the show, with Game of Thrones leaning more towards the Middle Ages than Middle-earth. The Sopranos comparison is a little more apt. Like it, and many other HBO shows, Game of Thrones is decidedly adult. Nudity and gratuitous violence abound throughout the series, and are the only real source of complaint voiced by critics of the show. However, if you're looking for a show that has all the backstabbing and violence of The Sopranos, all of the sex of Californication, and as many people covered in dirt as Deadwood, you should probably come down to Slackers and order the first season of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray or DVD today. Even if you're not looking for a new show to watch, you still need to check this one out. I can hardly believe I'm saying this, but it really is as good as the book.

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Haywire Movie Review Starring Gina Carano

Before I watched Haywire I had heard both positive and negative comments from friends but I like to watch a movie with an open mind. As a big fan of MMA, the fact that Gina Carano, a women's Mixed Martial Arts pioneer was starring in it was a hugely enticing. To be honest I'd never heard of her before, but nevertheless, I was looking forward to seeing this film.

The fact that Michael Douglas, Antonio Banderas, Channing Tatum, and Ewan Mcgregor were also in the film didn't hurt either. It couldn't possibly be too bad.

Well, I was right.

It's your run of the mill, spy gets betrayed and comes back for vengeance storyline. But that's where the "run of the mill" description ends.

Gina Carano is incredibly charismatic. She's very subtle, not over the top at all, but she slowly and surely pulls you in and endears you to her cause. There's an unshakeable strength in the character that she plays. A conviction and drive that only the heavens themselves can quell.

This plays through especially in the fight scenes of which there are plenty and which you will rewind more than once because they are that good. What makes these scenes so special is that all the music stops. All you hear is the impact of kicks, punches, elbows, and the painful groans emanating from those on the receiving end, which very often is Gina herself.

What makes this movie so special is Gina Carano and the supporting cast. But at the end of the day, it's Gina that carries this film. It's the way she moves. There is something so incredibly athletic and powerful when she runs, kicks, or kisses.

The way she handles firearms you would think she was real life SWAT. When she runs it's like watching a Stallion in full stride. And when she fights, it's like, well watching her in the real life Octagon she hails from.

If there is one quip I have with the movie it's the soundtrack. It's a mix between 1970's TV shows and adult films. Luckily, this background comes to an abrupt and welcome stop as soon as a fight sequence begins.

One of the ways I judge a movie is by asking myself if I would watch it again the next day. The answer to this question is a definite YES! Haywire fills a void in the action movie genre in more ways than one. This movie is not only a must see, but a must buy. The extras that come with the DVD or Blu-Ray give you an even greater appreciation for the film and the film's star Gina Carano.

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Greatest Documentaries

1. HOOP DREAMS (1994).

A film following the lives of two African-American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. Documentaries don't come much better than this. Here we have a sincere, compelling look at the lives and ambition of two inner-city basketball hopefuls.

2. THE KING OF KONG (2007).

Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games. What an unusually, brilliant look at the formidability of gaming nuts. I was hooked by the plight of Steve Wiebe, as he tries to break the world Donkey Kong record.

3. GRIZZLY MAN (2005).

A devastating and heartrending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska. Straight off the! I wouldn't go as far as saying I am sympathetic towards Timothy Treadwell; however, his story and apparent ability to tame wild bears is enthralling. A must-see!

4. THE LAST WALTZ (1978).

A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. Give me a concert, which features the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, etc., and which has Martin Scorsese at the helm, any day - truly enjoyable!

5. THE COVE (2009).

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health. If you have a weak stomach, I advise you not to watch this; if you can stomach the worst animal cruelty known to man, this is a riveting watch.

6. NIGHT AND FOG (1955).

The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. If you "enjoy" war films/documentaries as much as I do, and find man's inhumanity towards other men intriguing, it doesn't get better than this gem of a war documentary.


A biography of the rock music star. There is nothing more to say other than this being a biopic of a true, iconic legend.


The filmed account of a large Canadian rock festival train tour. If this film doesn't make you want to buy a guitar, start a band, as well as live during this drug-fuelled bonanza, nothing ever will.


A documentary about the Enron corporation, its faulty and corrupt business practices, and how they led to its fall. This is a harrowing look at corruption like no other. It is amazing to believe they got away with it for so long.


Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. Moore does what he does best; he focuses on an issue (gun crime) and blows the case wide open.

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Film Review and Thoughts on 'Any Questions for Ben?'

"Never Mistake Motion For Action" - Ernest Hemingway

I recently went to see the film, Any Questions for Ben? about a 27year old man who is having a 'quarter life crisis'... his friends, his family, his mentor, the girls he sleeps with and the people he works with all think he has it all... His mentor, Sam tells Ben upfront "you've got the best life of anyone I know".

From the outside doesn't everyone look like they have the best life you know? But at the end of the day it is not about looking at everyone else's life but living the best life YOU know you can live. Finding a passion, being passionate, letting go of the past, being involved and doing something you love is what makes it the best life, your best life. By daring ourselves to be brave, seeking out a new adventure or going outside our comfort zone are all things which will allow us to live the path we are meant to live. Even if we fight against our true purpose, life often has a way of pushing us back on the path we are meant to be on. So rather than fighting against the grain perhaps it is time to take stock of what is going on around us and live the life you know you were born to live.

As to the Hemingway quote which appears in the opening sequence, I think it is quite easy to mistake motion for action, myself included. It is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, convincing ourselves that we are achieving something because we are just so busy, busy, busy. But how busy are we really!? Have you really achieved a new goal or at least started the process... or have you just done a bunch of other errands on the 'to do' list in order to make yourself feel like you have achieved something and taken action? If you have been going through the motions without taking the action then it is time to make a change. Start thinking about what you want to do, who you want to do it with, why you want to do it, what the purpose of it is and start taking ACTION!

As for the movie... while I really enjoyed it, and of course the scenery of our amazing city, Melbourne it was a tad wishy-washy. There were definitely elements of Ben dealing with some level of depression and not having the courage to break away from his friends and perhaps even his family to figure out what exactly he needs to do to make himself happy and live the best life he possibly could. While he appeared to eventually get himself sorted and win the girl I found the movie lacked some depth in areas that it had great potential to expand on.

Have you seen 'Any Questions for Ben?'... what were your thoughts on the movie? And what do you do on a daily basis to live your best life and make actions happen?

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Dawn of the Dead Review

George Romero's Dawn of the Dead received the remake treatment in 2004 courtesy of Zach Snyder. Snyder uses Romero's original source material and gave it new life. The re-imaging of Romero's classic zombie flick is now filled with gore, creepy scenes and an over-the-top storyline. Unfortunately, some of the plot devices lessen the overall impact of the horror film.

Dawn of the Dead begins with an action packed sequence that takes place in what should be the calm and quiet suburbs. Sarah Polley's character is brutally attacked by her neighbors. As she tries to flee her home, the flesh eaters are seen running rampant. Her escape eventually leads her to a mall that contains other survivors. Unfortunately not all of the survivors are the most upstanding people. This leads to conflict and other dangerous situations.

This zombie flick is filled with action and gore. One of the more disturbing scenes involves the birth of baby, whose mother is infected with whatever is turning people into zombies. This scene is disturbing and is seems like it was included for shock value purposes more than anything else. While some find the scene amusing, it adds absolutely nothing to the storyline other than making the viewer feel uncomfortable.

Does Dawn of the Dead surpass the remake? Yes and no. Yes, it surpasses the original because it makes the viewer feel completely hopeless. There is no chance for humanity. Even though there are survivors, those few do not infuse a sense of hope. The film does not surpass the original in the sense that the film somewhat drags. Watching the film raised so many questions that were not answered. When an outbreak of epic proportions occurs, explanations and details are important. If details are omitted, then the plot loses effectiveness.

Snyder did an excellent job at showing how some people might act during a disaster situation. It was interesting to see that even though the world is in total chaos, that people are still selfish and dangerous. The people who are trapped in the mall are as dangerous to one another as the zombies are to them.

While the remake does have some interesting scenes and creative zombie attacks, the original is still a superior film. Fans of the zombie genre should watch this updated version though because it is fascinating to see another director's vision. If the film did not drag in certain areas, the overall film quality would have been greatly improved.

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Choosing Your Break Wisely So When You Return, It's Like a Fresh Start!

In this age of the internet, the world has indeed shrunk. However time instead of being saved, with all the countless automations implemented that is, ironically has only increased in value. TIME is money?!! I'll say its much more than that, its Life indeed! money being a very small part of it.

Most of us have full time jobs, and most of our time is devoted to them.Considering that we devote 60-80% of our time to our jobs. We do need to spend our breaks during work time wisely too.For some, perhaps talks over lunch time can be a great way to unwind. But while talking might be therapeutic, it might not pick at your grey cells in an appealing way.Now, while using your gray cells for work might not exactly be a stimulating environment(unless you absolutely adore your job), rather taxing, but using your gray cells for something you love, is a whole different matter. Unwinding should be as you desire it to be. it need not always mean a long nap. Rather, for most people, an activity they love, could leave them mentally satisfied and [unwound], which is far better deal than playing dead for some time.Or for that matter munching after regular intervals.

One of the ways to unwind, while still at our desks is some form of online entertainment, considering that most of us now have computers at our work places.While care needs to be taken,that it doesn't eat a chunk of our work time, but choosing our break time wisely to indulge in a form of online entertainment that we love. It could be actually be an indirect contribution to productivity, indirect but significant.

Why online entertainment? Because it is readily available! No infrastructure needed. Its fast, and most of it is usually free and not to mention the variety is endless!

Keeping in mind the time constraints, one should really opt only for the forms of online entertainment, that are no time guzzling!

Let me list down some of them that I think fit the bill.

1. Online flash games This really does take the cake. Play a small one of your choice and you'll feel better too.

2. Small movies/films: Again, not consuming too much of your time, they usually range from a minute to 10 (maximum is perhaps 20, but that's a stretch). The small movies, unlike most conventional movies, do have some value in it. They are usually about some appealing topic presented beautifully. Or a tale of bravery. or a documentary educating you to something new. Short movies are dainty to the mind, and in some cases the heart!

3. Reading a comic strip: Comic strips, that may or may not relate to your work are a great source of entertainment at a very low cost of time.

4 Reading jokes online: Need to feel lighter? Nothing like a joke to pep you up!

5. Chatting online: Although this may not seem advisable apparently, connecting to friends who aren't from the same company and catching up with them (not gossip mongering) is a great way to unwind. Some may prefer calling, but if they are available on a generic messenger like gtalk/yahoo/msn, most would prefer to chat. Just keep an eye on that watch. Be firm that you would not overshoot the window of time you have allowed yourself

6. Reading NEWS online: Many of us don't really have the time to read newspapers daily. Sometimes we just crash after coming from work. reading up on national /world news is a good way to stay up to date while you sip tea.

7. Music: Last, but not the least, good music really does rejuvenate your mind, so if you can just pick up some good music while working or during your break, it could help lift up your moods.

There you go, the above are the top seven of my picks of online entertainment. Maybe you have a different order or alternative means of online entertainment. To each our own definitely! Just remember the saying All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Working at your best potential, needs breaks taken and spent wisely!

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. Creator of Yappermania. Designed to pep you up. In the least amount of time possible.Whether you need to chill out during work, or just want to be entertained online while at home.All you need is an internet connection, and of course a working computer with speakers.

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Cannes Film Festival Ignites Feminists

The Cannes Film Festival is no stranger to controversies. Actress Simone Silva's revealing photo shoot in 1954 and French director Louis Malle's attempt to have the festival shut down in 1968 are two of the festival's most scandalous moments. The 2012 festival, however, is dealing with a much more political controversy. In a year of many impressive films, none of the 22 films nominated for the competition have been directed by women.

The Boys' Club

This is not the first time during the festival's history that women have been sidelined. Male directors have largely dominated the film selections of the festival ever since the event's inception in 1946. In fact, the only female to have won the coveted Palme d'Or award was Jane Campion for her work on "The Piano" in 1993.

Women Unite

Outrage has been sparked over the festival's decision not to include any films directed by women in the competition. La Barbe, a prominent French feminist group, has gone so far as to publish a manifesto in Le Monde, one of France's leading newspapers. The manifesto details the group's dissatisfaction with the lack of female film directors in this year's lineup and also calls attention to the festival's alleged preference of male film directors throughout the years. The manifesto also states that women have been viewed mostly as sex objects in films and that female directors are not taken as seriously. In addition to the manifesto, a petition was also created as a means to show support against the festival's actions. Over 700 female filmmakers, activists and organizers have signed the petition so far.

The Committee Responds

Amidst these allegations of sexism, festival director Thierry Fremaux has stated that nominees for the festival are considered with the same amount of equality regardless of gender. He also expressed that films are chosen based on their overall qualities and will not select films if they do not meet certain standards.

Regardless of the controversy, this year's festival still promises to be an overall success. The film festival has always been one of the most prestigious events among the film community. The beautiful scenery of Cannes and the high-quality films being screened will likely triumph over any controversies.

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival runs from 16 May to 27 May. The annual gathering in Cannes, France continues to be popular and draw attention from heavy weights in the film industry.

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Cannes Film Festival Enters 65th Year

All eyes will turn to the south of France with the upcoming 65th annual Cannes Film Festival. This annual film festival will take place from May 16 to May 27, 2012 in the beautiful city of Cannes, France.

This is the most famed film festival in the world. This year's awards, set in the French Riviera, are set to make a splash. The official poster for the Cannes Film Festival will honor the late, great Marilyn Monroe. Officials selected this beautiful actress because this year marks five decades since her passing.

Film buffs will be eager to learn about the impressive line-up for this year's festival. President of the Jury for the main part of the Cannes Film Festival Competition will be Nanni Moretti, who is a film director from Italy. British actor Tim Roth will serve as president of the jury for the section of the festival known as Un Cetain Regard. French actress Benenice Bejo will host the opening and closing ceremonies.

The film Moonrise Kingdom will open the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Moonrise Kingdom is an American film that was directed by Wes Anderson. Claude Miller's Thérèse Desqueyroux is set to close this year's festival.

This year's line-up caught the attention of industry observers when the films were announced in mid-April. Some criticized the selection of the festival saying there were too many Hollywood films included. Another thing pointed out by observers is that no woman director nor a first-time director were included in the main competition of the festival.

Criticisms aside, Cannes will continue to be a hot spot during the upcoming festival. On average, 200,000 people come to Cannes for the event. The Cannes Film Festival is only open to those within the film industry. It's not open to the public. Yet the events will attract hundreds of fans to Cannes hoping to catch a view of their favorite star. Cannes will soon be packed with well-known directors, stars and other famous celebrities who will walk the red carpet in what is certain to be a parade of amazing fashions from the best designers in the world.

The Cannes Film Festival takes place over two weeks. It includes a variety of films from various genres. The top award is known as Palme d'Or, meaning Golden Palm. This is for the "Best Film." Of course, there many other awards. Two of the most highly watched are for best actress and best actor.

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Blue Screen Vs Paper Pages

Speaking about the Movie vs Book battle, there is no right or wrong. We are all created different, and our preferences may vary. Nevertheless, we often can hear people say that the book was nothing like the movie. And vice versa, other people say that the book was boring, but the movie was very expressive and interesting. So, why some people prefer visual effects while others remain the devout fans of reading?

Movie Lovers

The point is perceiving printed words is a little bit more difficult for a human brain. That's why many people enjoy visualized picture much more than dumb letters. Live image stimulate the mind and there's no need for you to challenge your imagination. Watching movies enhance your vision of the world and helps to create the images that could never ever possibly be produced in your brain. Roughly speaking, movies are for lazy people. Besides, watching movies has one great advantage: it is much less time-consuming than reading books. This feature appears to be very attractive in our fast-paced society. Thus, you can save a lot of time if decide to go to the cinema. In fact, sometimes you can just feel too tired to think the book over, and in this case watching a screen version is a good way to go.

Book Lovers

Regardless of the fact that it's much easier to watch a movie than read a book, many folks still prefer old good paper. Unlike video presentation, paper pages stimulate our imagination. It's not a secret that reading benefits our intellectual development. When we read we memorize the words and expressions, boost our vocabulary, and broaden our outlook.

Another thing to mention in this context is the fact that your own perception and movie director's presentation of the book content may vary. Thus, the movie can turn out to be a complete anticipointment. Moreover, 2 hours of screen play can't substitute several hundreds of pages stuffed with detailed information. You just can't present a definite picture of the action based on the movie. Reading a book means diving into the author's world, and this feeling is lost when you consider the movie.

All in all, tastes differ. Conceptually, movies are more entertaining while books stimulate our thought processes and benefit our intelligence. The choice may depend on your mood as well. For example, watching a movie is a good idea if you are tired and just want to relax, rest your brain and have some fun. Written on the paper or unfold on the silver screen, a good story is always worth learning.

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Billy Madison Quotes

"Billy Madison" is a movie of many personas: one part stereotypical 90s comedy, one part tongue-in-cheek dude flick, and one part larger-than-life Hollywood juggernaut. But with these varying personas comes a healthy collection of memorable quotes that leave even the most prudish or pretentious with anything ranging from a silent chuckle to an obnoxious cackle. Let's take a look at some of the most outrageous - and hilarious - "Billy Madison" movie quotes.

"Maybe she wants to make an example of you... or maybe she's got something up her ass."

Billy's maid has a knack for being both creepy and gut-wrenching with her dialogue, but this particular quote takes the cake, commenting on the bad attitude of Billy's third-grade teacher and future love interest in the film.

"If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis."

As endearing as it is funny, the context of the scene has Billy intentionally dumping water all over his crotch to exude the image of wetting your pants being "cool," used as a means to save his elementary best friend from embarrassment. Unsurprisingly, the elderly woman from the scene chimes in with her own pants-dampening expertise.

"Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

The host of the academic decathlon that caps the movie, in addition to filling the "crazy ex-husband" role in the movie, ends an otherwise charming scene that has Billy attempting to draw depth from a children's book his first-grade teacher so creepily read aloud earlier in the movie.


Lacking in political correctness in all the right ways, Billy critiques the stuttered reading of his third-grade classmate before being dragged out of the classroom by his ear. Not necessarily the highest moment in class-act comedy, but one of the funniest moments all the same.

"Any attempt to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, and I am just gonna snap."

The less-than-thrilled host makes a completely out-of-left-field and hysterically inappropriate declaration as he introduces the decathlon, with Jeopardy-esque categories about "tramps" and "ex-wives" lingering in the background of the screen.

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Bill Cunningham New York

The best documentaries are the ones that leave you feeling like you've had a religious experience - that you've either just encountered a holy person or experienced a conversion to some new cause or idea that had been previously unexplored. The best documentaries transcend the subject matter and touch another place altogether - that spiritual place. And so it is with Bill Cunningham New York, a delightful documentary directed by Richard Press about the octogenarian New York Times photojournalist who comes across as a monastic figure whose sanctuary is couture.

Prior to seeing the picture, I didn't know Bill Cunningham's work, but being a longtime reader of the New York Times, I was aware of his street photos, which have been a regular feature in the Style section for over thirty years, and the tension between ubiquity (he's a respected sage in the fashion industry) and anonymity (he's a discreet man who shuns the spotlight and money in order to enjoy guiltless freedom in what he does) is at the core of the movie and the man.

Cunningham was born and raised in Boston, and retains the distinctive accent where Central Park becomes Central Pahk. After dropping out of Harvard, he moved to New York, where an uncle who worked for Bonwit Teller, the high-end department store, took him in and got him a job as a stock boy. Cunningham's interest in fashion worried his family, who no-doubt feared that he was gay. Finally, tiring of his family's pressure to get a "straight" job, Cunningham moved out of his uncle's place in 1949 and found an empty space on East 52nd street where he set up a hat shop and designed under the name William J.

After a hitch in the army, Cunningham came back to New York where he began his career in journalism. He got on with Women's Wear Daily, and was given carte blanche to write about whatever interested him. When WWD wouldn't publish a piece he'd written about Courreges, the French designer, he quit.

In the 60's, Cunningham worked for the Chicago Tribune in their New York office. In 1966, he met a photographer named David Montgomery. When Cunningham expressed an interest in taking pictures, Montgomery gave him an Olympus Pen-D half frame camera and told him to use it like a notebook. Thus equipped, he entered a new phase of his career.

Cunningham took Montgomery's advice to heart, and it was during this time, as he was getting acquainted with the camera, that he had an epiphany. He wrote about this moment in a 2002 piece for the Times - "I realized that you didn't know anything unless you photographed the shows and the street, to see how people interpreted what designers hoped they would buy. I realized that the street was the missing ingredient." That realization, that the street was where fashion was worked out, led to an obsession with the streets of Manhattan, which became a kind of laboratory for Cunningham, who documented the daily fashion experiments, looking for patterns.

In the 70's, Cunningham started taking photographs for the Times, but it wasn't until 1978 - after a chance encounter with Greta Garbo and a nutria coat she was wearing - that he landed his current gig, covering the streets and the galas and the shows - the Bill Cunningham holy trinity of fashion.

Bill Cunningham New York is a mixture of talking head interviews, decades old archival footage of Cunningham, and present day coverage of the man on his daily rounds. Amazingly, Cunningham - nearly 80 at the filming of the picture - still gets around Manhattan on his trademark bicycle, moving from street corner to street corner to capture a few frames of some article of clothing or an accessory that catches his eye.

The man who emerges from all of this attention is a purist completely uninterested in industry politics, self-promotion, or celebrity. For him, it's all about the clothes...of others. Cunningham lives a Spartan existence. His apartment is a tiny studio at Carnegie Hall that has no kitchen or bathroom (he showers and takes care of other business in a common bathroom in the hallway). He sleeps on a makeshift cot. The rest of the living space is occupied not with furniture and art, but filing cabinets filled with prints and negatives - his experiments.

Cunningham dresses conservatively, and could easily be mistaken for a retired professor or accountant but for his trademark blue smock. Some years ago, he stumbled across the smock - designed for institutional use - in a department store section devoted to uniforms. It's a light jacket that Cunningham favors for its many pockets (to hold film and other paraphernalia) and rugged construction (his camera, which dangles from his neck like a giant medallion, is hell on coats). It looks like something Chairman Mao might have favored.

Cunningham has stripped his life down to the essentials so that he can devote as much of himself as possible to the documentation of what people are wearing. He's that rare person who, early on, discovered his calling, and has let nothing distract him from it. Seeing him at Carnegie Hall Towers, once can't help but view him as a kind of secular monk and Carnegie Hall as his monastery. Cunningham and his elderly neighbors, nearly forgotten artists from the mid-twentieth century, are as delightfully anachronistic as an encounter with a Franciscan monk or the Amish.

The difference with Cunningham is that, though he may not be of the world, he's definitely in the world. We see him in the offices of the Times, playfully bantering with co-workers. We see him in Paris at a major show, where a young gate-keeper keeps in out on the sidewalk until an older co-worker pushes her aside, declaring Cunningham to be "the most important man on earth." We see him on the street, dialed in like method actor or ballplayer, looking for that thing.

Bill Cunningham New York has blown the cover of its subject, but his loss of anonymity is our great gain.

Scott Slucher is grateful to have grown up in a household with many books and almost no restrictions on TV viewing, the breeding ground for a pop culture obsession that is explored at These days, his scribbling is limited to a commentary of season 5 of Mad Men.

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Big Film Posters of 2012

Films are getting bigger and bigger. Prequels, sequels. Remakes and more. 2012 is a big year for films, and in turn, film posters. The designers and teams behind films have probably, quite a lot on their plate. You'd be forgiven to thinking that they could just chuck then design to an intern.

"You boy! Intern! The one with the beard! Take a screen shot and put some reviews on it. Make it snappy. 8 million prints. In the next hour. "

However, it's worth bearing in mind that this is the studio's main route to press and excitement over their latest creation, so plenty of time and effort goes into making these posters the best they can be.

So the top film posters of 2012 for the bestsellers were as follows:

The Avengers

The Avengers posters showed the full cast of the avengers assembled (see what we did there?) with some shots of individual members, and a clear focus on the date as well as the 'A' for avengers and the studio Marvel. The brand is well established and needed little explanation, and the use of the variety of characters on their own and together added diversity and interest for fans of the individual films (e.g. Thor, Hulk, Iron Man.)

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games posters were a mix of the full cast in a shadowy side profile, as well as the arena shot with the strap line 'the world will be watching'. For those who hadn't read the hunger games books, this unusual setting certainly gave an air of mystery to the film, with the poster giving actually little away to the genre and plot of the Hunger Games. The continuity of brand imagery, the searing orange and blacks meant that the hunger games posters were soon a noticeable fixture across the country.

Titanic 3D

Titanic 3D's posters featured jack and rose looking wet and a little harrowed (wonder why?) with the strap line 'experience it like never before'. The push here is all on 3D, and Titanic 3D, although not reinventing the wheel, was always going to be a big hitter on the anniversary of the sinking of the ship.

Wrath of the Titans

The Wrath of the Titans posters featured spearing of two headed beasts, a hunky male lead in full view of the shot, as well as the aforementioned beast breathing fire on said hunky male lead. The theme of wrath of the titan's poster was definitely 'Action!!' and gave a real indication of 'what you see is what you'll get.' It worked, grossing $298,004,440 worldwide.

So, we're not even through 2012 and we are already seeing some amazing film posters and movies hitting worldwide. The year of the blockbuster, the movie poster themes continue to push 3D, Imax and Real, and we can expect to see some great images for the upcoming Batman: The Dark Knight Rises posters and the new Spiderman posters. Keep your eyes peeled!

Lucy Benjamin is the author of this article on Posters. Find more information, about Film Posters here.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan Rises to the Occasion!

Christopher Nolan has made all Batman fans worldwide very happy, but most of all proud. Comic book fans are a very dedicated and loyal crew. They want to boast and beat their chests with pride and need the world to know just how badass Batman truly is. Batman is not the colorful Spider-Man who dances around like Tobey Maguire. Batman is dark and twisted constantly at war with Gotham city.

What if you were 8 years old, your parents take you out to a movie and some loser thug named Joe Chill kills your parents, right in front of you? Would you not be cold, distant, and perhaps even odd? Christopher Nolan has done a fantastic job telling the story as it should be told. "The Legend Ends" on July 20th, but Christopher Nolan has ensured his Dark Knight will live on for a very long time.

Bane: "The Man Who Broke the Bat"

"When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die. "- Bane, speaking to Batman

Who is Bane? Bane is that guy who was born and raised in prison. He is that guy who broke Bruce Wayne's spinal cord. He is a smart and physical freak who has been fighting to survive his entire life.

In Batman The Dark Knight, we witnessed Heath Ledger transform The Joker into the villain we all knew and wanted to see for so long from the comic books.

The question is can Tom Hardy bring Bane to life like Heath Ledger did with The Joker? All signs point to yes, and we can tell from the trailer that Bane is no stranger to death and destruction. Tom Hardy himself described Bane as an absolute terrorist. If he can make that transition on screen, get your popcorn ready! It is sure to be one hell of a ride! Batman The Dark Knight Rises is set to end on a high note. This movie will be the masterpiece to end an already proven and brilliant franchise.

Batman The Dark Knight Rises Cast and Crew

Christian Bale is back for his final Batman movie. He said earlier in an interview that this will be his final movie wearing the Batman costume. Gary Oldman is also returning to play Jim Gordon. Then you have Michael Caine playing Alfred, and Morgan Freeman playing Lucius Fox. The new members for this final installment is Anne Hathaway, who takes on the infamous role of Selina Kyle. For those that don't know that name, you might know her famous alter-ego of Catwoman.

Anne Hathaway gets plenty of screentime in the trailer and is sure to be a hit. Christopher Nolan also adds Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard, who were both in his huge hit Inception. Overall the cast stays the same, lined with star power and an enormous amount of talent. Of course you have Liam Neeson and the above mentioned Tom Hardy.

O and did I mention Troy Polamalu, Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward and many other NFL Pittsburgh Steelers all make their movie debut! With the new additions this is sure to be nothing less than a blockbuster.

Batman The Dark Knight Rises into Box Office Gold!

Batman Begins, which was released back in 2005 pulled in $372,710,015 Worldwide!

Batman The Dark Knight was released in 2008 and is one of the top ten biggest grossing movies of all time! It pulled in a worldwide total of $1,001,921,825. This new and final installment, Batman The Dark Knight Rises is set to break records once again! It has an estimated budget of $250 million, up from the estimated budget of $185 million from Batman The Dark Knight. I think it is safe to say this Batman will rise right into the record books!

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Ballet Mecanique: The Third Gender Theory

Classical ballet is regarded a highly technical dance form which emphasizes on precision and perfection of movements like the pirouette, which is a rapid whirling of the body on one toe or balls of feet done often by ballerinas towards the end of the performance as a show-stopping move (as in the movie 'Black Swan'). Ballet Mecanique is dominated by circular movements and resembles the pirouettes done in ballet and the repetitive cold mechanism in the film may allude to the formal technicality of the dance (In Black Swan, Nina was criticized for being emotionless and technical). But there is something more to Ballet Mecanique that struck me only on my fourth or fifth viewing of the bewildering movie, when I decided to take a pen and paper and dissect the film by marking down every object that appeared in the frames. I term my findings as 'Ballet Mecanique: The Third Gender Theory'.

I shall put down every element that appears on screen, and shall also give a brief description of what elements struck me in particular. The very first image of Charlie Chaplin on screen in a cut out inspired by Cubism art made me wonder why Chaplin was chosen. Slowly I realized that Chaplin's oldest movies relied much on repetition of actions and mechanical mime (I know this because I had the displeasure of watching a 1916 film of his which had probably a hundred and fifteen moments of people kicking each other in the rear side). His movements do not represent human movements but those of a character who has been specially created for the audiences to laugh at. The next image is of a woman on a swing opening and closing her eyes like a puppet while a booming Antheil soundtrack plays in the background. Suddenly a rapid succession of images break the flow and our eyes catch some circles and triangles, a typewriter, the legs of a chair, 1-2-3 numbers, bottles, machine parts and lastly a hat. Then we see the lips of a woman smiling but her head isn't visible - this image keeps repeating like many of the previous images, some of which I couldn't decipher at all, throughout the film.

The shiny ball is an important motif that keeps recurring at various points: what does it represent or more importantly, does it even represent anything? While thinking about the movie, when I pictured the oscillating ball, an image of the man later seen in the film also appeared in my head. The man appeared hypnotized and that's when I realized that maybe, the shiny oscillating ball was to hypnotize us. Next come very important images that support my theory: images of pot lids and round objects shown through prisms. The object of these prisms is to multiply a figure or an item, and it only struck me later that I had seen such images elsewhere: it was in my school when we used to go to the laboratory during our biology classes; when we used to see plants under the microscope, the cell structure appeared to form images like the ones that are present in Ballet Mecanique. So does it mean Ballet Mecanique is showing us a person/thing/object's cell structure that is made of pot lids and bolts?

We get one shot of a parrot and the immediate thought in my head was that 'this person or object that is being made is going to imitate human voice, actions and gestures in a rote manner'. We also glimpse shots of someone's eyes, probably that 'thing's' that'll soon be revealed. The next portion of the film is a direct comparison of man and machines and is maybe the most easily understandable part of the film. Of course the multiple shots of a heavyset woman climbing the stairs with a gunny sack on her back bring us back to cryptic-ville. But I noticed she gave a thumbs-up sign towards the end each time, and even though that gesture may have been to ask the director whether the shot was alright, I consider it as a 'thumbs up' sign for the 'object/person/thing' to indicate that it is about to be completed. What puzzles us the most is the following sequence of dancing digits, especially zero, one, two, three and inter-titles. Machine language consists of zeros and ones but I'm not sure whether machine language existed in those days. If it did, then the sequence smartly shows how our English language is processed to machine language that does not care to understand the meaning behind those words. But I think this entire sequence should've been skipped and the soundtrack during the sequence should've been shortened to exclude the part.

The climactic moment arrives - a head shot of an androgyne first shaking her head up and down, then turning her face from right to left and then putting on various expressions. The previous juxtapositions led me to come to my conclusion that this indeed is the third gender figure made out of machine parts to represent the growth of technology. I also have the DVD of Metropolis which was made in the same period and too included a robot as its protagonist. To me, everything in Ballet Mecanique made sense after believing that the sixteen minutes of abstraction's purpose was to show the birth of this gender, slowly arising out of machine parts. The end shot of the woman smelling flowers makes us wonder whether she can actually smell the flowers or is she just miming human behavior. There are various interpretations on the internet, one saying that the movie is about sex and the circle here is the vagina and another one actually saying that the movie is about rape (that is rape of cinema on us through the explosive images). Such theories only consider the immediate thing that comes to the end when a circle is shown; I believe my theory is comparatively sound and well thought.

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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Locations

When the show hit our screens in the early 1980's, it was the time before the internet, so finding out information like where the show was filmed was not easy. In modern times, you simply have to type in what you are looking for, and within seconds you have your answer.

Filming for the first 2 series of the show was mostly done in the UK, with London, Newcastle and Nottingham being used for outdoor locations. In series 1, many locations around London doubled on screen for areas of Newcastle, with only keen eyed viewers in 1983 knowing the difference.

In 1986, the show returned to our screens for a second series, and locations such as Newcastle, Wolverhampton and Spain being used on screen. Nottinghamshire was used for almost all of the UK filming, with the exception of a few scenes being filmed in Newcastle. Wolverhampton on screen was actually Beeston, Nottinghamshire and even an indoor scene in a Spanish pub was actually filmed also on location in Beeston.

It does take a very keen eyed viewer to notice that it is not where it says it is on screen, but many die hard fans of the show, will know exact spots where the cast such as Jimmy Nail and Kevin Whately stood and said there lines.

In 2002, the show was revived by the BBC, and places such as Middlesbrough were used. Newcastle was used also this time, and the show spread it's wings wide and filming was also done on location in Page, Arizona, USA.

2004, saw the 4th and also last 2 episodes of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet being shown on UK screens. This time the location on screen was Cuba, but as they could not acquire a license to film their, the Dominican Republic was used instead. At the end of 2004 2 episodes were shown over the Christmas period, and this brought an end to almost 25 years of the show being on our screens. Thailand was used on screen for these 2 final episodes, featuring 5 of the original cast. Sadly in 1986, Gary Holton died whilst filming the second series of the show, and then in 2004 Pat Roach died of cancer, and did not appear in the final episodes.

If you are going to travel around the UK or even the world looking for Auf Wiedersehen, Pet locations, then please remember that many of these places are private property. I have always been welcomed to the places I have visited, and most love the fast that their property or land was used on such an iconic tv show.

Want to know more about where Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was filmed? Lee runs the largest online Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fansite. You can find location pictures and videos, exclusive behind the scenes pictures of the making of the show, join the Forum and much more.

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Auf Wiedersehen Pet Series 1

In 1983, a TV show was shown on ITV, that could have been a huge hit or a ratings disaster. Thankfully for all involved, Auf Wiedersehen Pet was a huge hit for viewers and critics alike.

The UK in the late 1970's and early 1980's was a place of national strikes and huge unemployment, especially in places such as the North East. Franc Roddam the creator of the show, came up with the idea, when on returning to his home town of Norton, Stockton on Tees, found that many of his friends in the construction trade had gone to work in Germany.

Franc Roddam created the series, and worked with the brilliant writing team of Ian la Frenais and Dick Clement, who had also written for shows such as The Likely Lads and Porridge. Six episodes were written, and then the rest of the series was written around the characters, as we watched them fall in and out of love, get into fights and also find some of them back in the UK unexpectedly.

The series was a huge success, and not only down to the great writing and superb performances of the cast. The series made huge names out of Jimmy Nail, Tim Spall, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Pat Roach and Gary Holton.

Viewers were drawn to the reality of what they were seeing on screen, and because of what was happening at that time in the UK, it was almost like watching a documentary for many people. The series struck a chord, and still does almost 30 years on from when it was first shown on British TV.

The series revolved around a group of seven men. Four bricklayers, a carpenter, a plasterer and an electrician. The timing of the show was perfect, and to think that this type of show would be such a hit in this modern world we live in, probably not.

The series was shown on ITV from the 11th of November 1983, through to the 10th of February 1984. Viewing figures for the first series were an average of 10 million, but this would almost double for the second series when that was aired in 1986.

There were many comparisons made to this first series, with many commenting on how it was very much like watching a WW2 film, as the lads all lived in a blue wooden hut on site. This was what made the series real and gritty, and the writers and creator knew how to connect with the British public at a time when there was nothing to look forward to, except rising unemployment figures.

Want to know more about where Auf Wiedersehen, Pet? Lee runs the largest online Auf Wiedersehen, Pet fansite. You can find location pictures and videos, exclusive behind the scenes pictures of the making of the show, join the Forum and much more.

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