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What happens if you are selected for the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
You need to pay $30,000. A fee ($30,000 in 2012) is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The fee is usually paid by the nominating organization (fan club, film studio, etc.).
Where is the Kwai river?
In Thailand. River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.
Phillip K. Dick, author of SF novels that have been made into numerous films ("Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Paycheck") denied the existence of a certain person. Who was that person?
Stanislaw Lem is a Polish SF writer, author of "Solaris". In 1974 Philip K. Dick (probably suffering from schizophrenia) sent the letter to the FBI stating that "Lem is probably a composite committee rather than an individual, since he writes in several styles and sometimes reads foreign, to him, languages (...) these people are Marxists (...) and a threat to our whole field of science fiction"
A man who created and voiced Yoda, created also another famous character. Which one?
Miss Piggy. Frank Oz created and performed the Muppet characters Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle along with Jim Henson in The Muppet Show. He also performed the voice and puppet for Yoda in Star Wars. Oz had a great deal of creative input on the character and was himself responsible for creating the character's trademark syntax.
Who played the lead role in "8½" directed by Federico Fellini?
Marcello Mastroianni. Mastroianni plays the role of Guido - a famous film director, who is suffering from "director's block" and struggles half-heartedly to work on his ninth film. Fellini's masterpiece is one of the greatest achievements of the European cinema.
Who directed "Persona", "Fanny and Alexander" and "Wild Strawberries"?
Ingmar Bergman. Bergman is recognized as one of the most influential and accomplished directors of all time. He directed more than 60 films and received numerous international awards.
Who was the first Disney princess?
Snow White is a main character in Walt Disney Animation Studios' first animated feature film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). Currently "Disney Princess" is a media franchise owned by The Walt Disney Company, which features a line-up of female heroines form Disney animated films: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, and Merida.
Which important film award did Andrzej Wajda never win?
Golden Lion in Venice. Andrzej Wajda has won over 15 major international film awards. However, none of his films ever won the Venice Film Festival, but in 1959, "Ashes and Diamonds" was selected by the International Association of critics the best work of the competition.