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Gremlins
Gremlins
Gremlins
is a 1984 American comedy horror film directed by Joe Dante and released by Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. This story was continued with a sequel, Gremlins
Gremlins
2: The New Batch, released in 1990. Unlike the lighter sequel, Gremlins
Gremlins
opts for more black comedy, balanced against a Christmastime setting. Both films were the center of large merchandising campaigns. Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
was the film's executive producer, with the film being produced by Michael Finnell and written by Chris Columbus, drawing on legends of gremlins going back to World War II
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Blockbuster (entertainment)
A blockbuster is a work of entertainment – especially a feature film, but also applied to other media – which is highly popular and financially successful. The term has also come to refer to any large-budget production intended for "blockbuster" status, aimed at mass markets with associated merchandising, sometimes on a scale that meant the financial fortunes of a film studio or a distributor could depend on it.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The term began to appear in the American press in the early 1940s,[1] referring to aerial bombs capable of destroying a whole block of buildings.[2] It came to be applied to movies as a metaphor, indicating something successful on a dramatic scale. Successful films such as Quo Vadis, The Ten Commandments, Gone with the Wind, and Ben-Hur, were called "blockbusters" based purely on the amount of money earned at the box office
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Inventor
An inventor is a person who creates or discovers a new method, form, device or other useful means that becomes known as an invention. The word inventor comes from the Latin
Latin
verb invenire, invent-, to find.[1][2] The system of patents was established to encourage inventors by granting limited-term, limited monopoly on inventions determined to be sufficiently novel, non-obvious, and useful. Although inventing is closely associated with science and engineering, inventors are not necessarily engineers nor scientists.[3] See also[edit]Technology portal Mind and brain portalCreativity History of science and technology Independent inventor Inventor's notebook Inventor (patent) Inventor's Day List of inventors Innovator Prolific inventors The heroic theory of invention and scientific developmentReferences[edit]^ inventor. Dictionary.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017. ^ invent. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 1 October 2017. ^ *Inventor
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Christmas Film
Christmas
Christmas
themes have long been an inspiration to artists and writers. Moviemakers have picked up on this wealth of material, with both adaptations of literary classics and new stories.Contents1 Films 2 Television specials and episodes2.1 United Kingdom 2.2 United States3 Radio 4 Literature 5 ReferencesFilms[edit] Further information: List of Christmas
Christmas
filmsDonna Reed, Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart
and Karolyn Grimes
Karolyn Grimes
in the American film It's a Wonderful LifeMany Christmas
Christmas
stories have been adapted to movies and TV specials, and have been broadcast and repeated many times on TV
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Black Comedy
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss such as death. Some comedians use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include violence (murder, abuse, domestic violence, rape, torture, war, genocide, terrorism, corruption), discrimination (chauvinism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), disease (anxiety, depression, suicide, nightmares, drug abuse, mutilation, disability, terminal illness, insanity), sexuality (sodomy, homosexuality, incest, infidelity, fornication), religion and barbarism. Black comedy
Black comedy
differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, and bodily fluids
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Motion Picture Association Of America
The Motion Picture Association of America
Motion Picture Association of America
(MPAA) is an American trade association that represents the six major Hollywood
Hollywood
studios. It was founded in 1922 as the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). Its original goal was to ensure the viability of the American film industry. In addition, the MPAA established guidelines for film content which resulted in the creation of the Production Code in 1930. This code, also known as the Hays Code, was replaced by a voluntary film rating system in 1968, which is managed by the MPAA’s Classification and Rating Administration (CARA). More recently, the MPAA has advocated for the motion picture and television industry with the goals of promoting effective copyright protection, reducing piracy, and expanding market access
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Mogwai (Chinese Culture)
The word mogwai is the transliteration of the Cantonese word 魔鬼 (Jyutping: mo1 gwai2; Standard Chinese: 魔鬼; pinyin: móguǐ) meaning "monster", "evil spirit", "devil" or "demon". Mogwai/mogui in Chinese culture[edit] According to Chinese tradition, mogwai are certain demons, which often inflict harm on humans. They are said to reproduce sexually during mating seasons triggered by the coming of rain. Supposedly, they take care to breed at these times because rain signifies rich and full times ahead.[1] The term "mo" derives from the Sanskrit "Mara", meaning 'evil beings' (literally "death"). In Hinduism and Buddhism, Mara determines fates of death and desire that tether people to an unending cycle of reincarnation and suffering. He leads people to sin, misdeeds and self-destruction.[2] Meanwhile, "gui" does not necessarily mean 'evil' or demonic spirits. Classically, it simply means deceased spirits or souls of the dead
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Comedy Horror
Comedy
Comedy
horror is a literary and film genre that combines elements of comedy and horror fiction. Comedy
Comedy
horror has been described as able to be categorized under three types: "black comedy, parody and spoof."[1] The genre almost inevitably crosses over with the black comedy genre. Comedy
Comedy
horror will often use satire on horror clichés as its main source of humour or take a story in a different perspective, for example The Cabin in the Woods. Author Bruce G
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Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. (formerly Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.)[6] is an American entertainment company that is a division of Time Warner
Time Warner
and is headquartered in Burbank, California. It is one of the "Big Six" major American film studios. Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).Contents1 History1.1 Founding 1.2 1925–1935: Sound, color, style 1.3 1930–1935: Pre-code realistic period 1.4 Code era 1.5 Warner's cartoons 1.6 World War II 1.7 After World War II: changing hands 1.8 Warner Bros. Television
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Executive Producer
Executive producer (EP) is one of the top positions in the making of a commercial entertainment product. Depending on the medium, the executive producer may be concerned with management accounting or with associated legal issues (like copyrights or royalties).[1] In films, the executive producer generally contributes to the film's budget and usually does not work on set, in contrast to most other producers.[2]Contents1 Motion pictures 2 Television 3 Music 4 Video games 5 Radio 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksMotion pictures[edit] Main article: Film producer In films, an executive producer finances the film or participates in the creative effort, but does not work on the set. His/her responsibilities vary from funding or attracting investors into the movie project to legal, scripting, marketing, advisory and supervising capacities.[3] The crediting of executive producers in the film industry has risen over time
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Chinatown
A Chinatown
Chinatown
(Chinese: 唐人街; pinyin: Tángrénjiē; Jyutping: tong4 yan4 gaai1) is an ethnic enclave of Chinese or Han people located outside mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, most often in an urban setting. Areas known as "Chinatown" exist throughout the world, including Asia, Australia, the Americas, Africa and Europe. The development of most Chinatowns typically resulted from mass migration to an area without any, or with very few Chinese residents. Binondo
Binondo
in Manila, established in 1594, is recognised as the world's oldest Chinatown
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Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Temple of Doom is a 1984 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
franchise and a prequel to the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, featuring Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
reprising his role as the title character. After arriving in North India, Indiana Jones is asked by desperate villagers to find a mystical stone and rescue their children from a Thuggee
Thuggee
cult practicing child slavery, black magic and ritual human sacrifice in honor of the goddess Kali. Executive producer and co-writer George Lucas
George Lucas
decided to make the film a prequel as he did not want the Nazis to be the villains again. After three rejected plot devices, Lucas wrote a film treatment that resembled the film's final storyline
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Cantonese
Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is a variety of the Chinese language spoken within Guangzhou
Guangzhou
(historically known as Canton) and its vicinity in southeastern China. It is the traditional prestige variety of Yue, one of the major subdivisions of Chinese. In mainland China, it is the lingua franca of the province of Guangdong, being the majority language of the Pearl River Delta, and neighbouring areas such as Guangxi. It is the dominant and official language of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
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YMCA
The Young Men's Christian Association, commonly known as the YMCA
YMCA
or simply the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations.[1] It was founded on 6 June 1844 by George Williams in London
London
and aims to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind, and spirit". These three angles are reflected by the different sides of the (red) triangle—part of all YMCA
YMCA
logos. From its inception, it grew rapidly and ultimately became a worldwide movement founded on the principles of Muscular Christianity. Local YMCAs engage in a wide variety of charitable activities, including providing athletic facilities, holding classes for a wide variety of skills, promoting Christianity, and humanitarian work
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Swimming Pool
A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a structure designed to hold water to enable swimming or other leisure activities. Pools can be built into the ground (in-ground pools) or built above ground (as a freestanding construction or as part of a building or other larger structure), and are also a common feature aboard ocean-liners and cruise ships. In-ground pools are most commonly constructed from materials such as concrete, natural stone, metal, plastic or fiberglass, and can be of a custom size and shape or built to a standardized size, the largest of which is the Olympic-size swimming pool. Many health clubs, fitness centers and private clubs, such as the YMCA, have pools used mostly for exercise or recreation. Many towns and cities provide public pools. Many hotels have pools available for their guests to use at their leisure
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