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Yasujiro Ozu

Chishū Ryū collaborated with Yasujiro Ozu on 52 films, 34 of them as an actor (including in all of the director's postwar films). He most often played leading and supporting roles. 1)

The Amanda Award

The Amanda is awarded annually at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway. The award dates back to 1985 and has been exclusively a film (not television) award since 2005. 2)

24 frames

The term “animate in two” means to animate at 12 frames per second. The standard number of frames in a movie is 24 per second. In an animated movie, each frame is created separately. When animating for two, only 12 frames are created and each frame is duplicated. 3)

Palme d'Or

The first female director to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes was Jane Campion. In 1993, Chen Kaige's “Farewell, My Concubine” and Jane Campion's “The Piano” were selected as the best films of the festival. Until 2016, no other female director had repeated the New Zealander's success. 4)

"Guiding Light"

“Guiding Light” was the longest-running television series in the world, airing from February 25, 1937, to September 18, 2009. The series was broadcast for 72 years: 15 years only on radio, four years simultaneously on radio and television and 53 years only on television. A total of 18,262 episodes (radio and television) were produced. The title refers to the lamp in the office of Dr. John Ruthledge, the main character when The Guiding Light debuted in 1937, which was supposed to show people the way. Throughout the years of the series' existence, its symbol has been a lighthouse. 5)

"Nick's Film"

Wim Wenders has received numerous awards for his documentaries. “Nick's Film - Lightning Over Water” was his first and tells the story of his collaboration with the dying of cancer director Nicholas Ray (author of the cult classic “Rebel Without a Cause”). The picture premiered in 1980, much earlier than Wenders' other documentaries. 6)

Has negatives of all his movies

Jim Jarmusch has negatives of all his film works, except for “Year of the Horse”, the film he made for the famous musician Neil Young. 7)

Jaws Theme

The tuba was used to play the two-note shark theme from Jaws, however, the musician who performed it, Tommy Johnson, questioned why it wasn't played on the more appropriate French horn. John Williams said that he wished it sounded “a bit scarier”. 8)

Plethora of rewards

John Williams has received 51 Academy Award nominations, six Emmy nominations, 25 Golden Globe nominations, 67 Grammy nominations, and 15 Bafta nominations. 9)

Filming simultaneously

The entire Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed simultaneously. 10)

The Shire was created a year before

The Shire, the Hobbits' charming village, was created a year before shooting began - the director wanted the place to look authentic, so he instructed the gardeners to plant a variety of vegetation in advance. 11)


Rebecca, Alfred Hitchcock's film, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won Best Picture. 12)

Highest All-Time Box Office Star

With over $4.9053 billion in total box office gross, an average of $69.1 million per picture, Samuel L. Jackson is recognized as the biggest all-time box office star. 13)

"Apocalypse Now"

In addition to “Star Wars. George Lucas was originally set to direct “Apocalypse Now”. Eventually, reluctantly, his friend and collaborator Francis Ford Coppola stepped behind the camera. 14)


The look of the Millennium Falcon, or Han Solo's ship, was inspired by a hamburger. 15)

The most pirated show

Game of Thrones was the most-pirated TV series of all time, breaking all previous ratings. The show was illegally downloaded from torrent sites by a large number of individuals. Game of Thrones has topped the list of the most-pirated shows for many years in a row. 16)

Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff is an actor known for the creature Frankenstein (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, and Son of Frankenstein) and for his roles in other horror films. In the 1930s and 1940s, the actor was a star, competing for the throne of the king of horror with Béla Lugosi (who played the role of Dracula). 17)

Turned Down Apollo 13

Brad Pitt turned down a role in Apollo 13 in order to star in Se7en. 18)

Martin Scorsese

Since 1973, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro have worked together on nine films: Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, New York, New York, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, The Irishman, Cape Fear, and Casino.19)


“A Boy's Life” was the working title for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. 20)

Back to the Future's DeLorean

The DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future is a licensed and registered vehicle in the state of California. Although the movie's vanity license plate says “OUTATIME,” the DeLorean's real license plate says 3CZV657.21)

movies.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/09 08:41 by aga