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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.).
Which award did Will Smith win?
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance. Will Smith is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, but never won one. In 1989 Smith, as a part of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
On March 30, 1981, US president Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. What was his motive?
He wanted to impress Jodie Foster. Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which a disturbed protagonist plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. Failing to develop any meaningful contact with Jodie Foster, who played a child prostitute in the film, Hinckley developed a plot to assassinate the president to get her attention.
In which category did Clint Eastwood never win an Academy Award?
Best Actor. Although Clint Eastwood is a very successful actor, he never won an Academy Award for Best Actor. Out of four that he won, two were for Best Director and another two for Best Picture.
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"
What does the term MacGuffin mean?
Object that drives the plot of the film. MacGuffin is a concept introduced by Alfred Hitchcock. The specific nature of a MacGuffin is typically unimportant to the overall plot. Examples for MacGuffins are suitcase in the movie "Pulp Fiction", Krytron in "Frantic" and the Maltese Falcon.
The director and scriptwriter of "Citizen Kane" is Orson Welles. And who played the main role?
Orson Welles. "Citizen Kane" is one of the most outstanding masterpieces in the history of cinema. Orson Welles wrote the screenplay of the film, directed it and played the main role.
When were the Academy Awards first presented?
1927. The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The awards were first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Which cinema movement does the movie "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) represent?
German Expressionism. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 1920 German silent horror film, directed by Robert Wiene and is onsidered the quintessential work of German Expressionist cinema. It tells the story of an insane hypnotist (Werner Krauss) who uses a somnambulist (Conrad Veidt) to commit murders.