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Twentieth Century Fox Avatar has crossed Titanic’s worldwide box office gross of $1.843 billion and now holds the global box office record of $1.859 billion. Most of the credit for the film’s success has to be given to its phenomenal performance in 3-D, which accounts for 80% of the film’s domestic box-office gross.
One of the most prolific and successful film composers in India, A.R.Rahman, has three nominations, all for “Slumdog Millionaire”: best original score and best original song, for both “Jai Ho” and “O ... Saya,” a collaboration with the Sri Lankan-British rapper M.I.A.
The film that drew legions of fans of Stephenie Meyer's vampire book series, more than delivered on the advance hype by generating an estimated $70.5 million in North American box-office receipts during its opening weekend. The movie rang up the fourth-highest November opening weekend of all time. Alexandra Patsavas composed the music for Twilight along with the music for The O.C., Grey's Anatomy, and Gossip Girl.
The first Blu-ray Disc prototypes were unveiled in October 2000, and the first prototype player was released in April 2003 in Japan. After that, it continued to be developed until its official release in June 2006. The name Blu-ray Disc refers to the blue laser used to read the disc, which allows information to be stored at a greater density than is possible with the lasers used for DVDs.
was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. The domain name "YouTube.com" was activated on February 15, 2005, and the website was developed over the subsequent months. The creators offered the public a preview of the site in May 2004, six months before YouTube made its official debut.
The album was released on July 22, 2003, by Walt Disney Records and contains selections of music from the movie's score. The music of the film and this album are both credited to composer Klaus Badelt and producer Hans Zimmer. The score is mostly famous for its quick and mysterious production, as well as its considerable departure from the genre's traditional musical style.
"Lose Yourself" won the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Male Rap Solo Performance and for Best Rap Song. The song was also nominated for Record Of The Year, for Song Of The Year and for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
Chicago was released on DVD in Region 1 (USA, Canada, and US territories) on August 19, 2003. It was released in Full Screen and Widescreen. In addition to this release, a two-disc "Razzle Dazzle" Edition was released over two years later on December 20, 2005, and later, on Blu-ray format, in January 2007. Miramax was the label responsible for the production of the DVDs.
In 1965, songwriter Donald Swann, who was best known for his collaboration with Michael Flanders as Flanders & Swann, set six poems from The Lord of the Rings and one from The Adventures of Tom Bombadil ("Errantry") to music. When Swann met with Tolkien to play the songs for his approval, Tolkien suggested a different setting for "Namárië", which Swann accepted. The songs were published in 1967 as The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle, and a recording of the songs performed by singer William Elvin with Swann on piano was issued that same year by Caedmon Records as Poems and Songs of Middle Earth.
On January 9, 2001Apple® introduced iTunes, the world’s best and easiest to use “jukebox” software that lets users create and manage their own music library on their Mac®. iTunes lets Mac users import songs from their favorite CDs; compress them into the popular MP3 format and store them on their computer’s hard drive; organize their music using powerful searching, browsing and play list features; watch stunning visualizations on their computer screen; and burn their own audio CDs — all in one easy-to-use application.
If anything is going to get Yann Tiersen wider attention then it is this soundtrack to the film by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and he deserves every bit of it. Tiersen's music is not immediately recognisable as conventional film music but it is great in the context of this film, known as "Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulain" in the Original French, or simply Amelie in the English speaking world where it is presented with subtitles
Williams was happy to take on The Sorcerer's Stone because J.K. Rowling's work had multi-generational appeal in his family. "I have grandchildren who read them (the Harry Potter books) and love them. I have children who read them and love them. In my family, there are three generations of American people enjoying Rowling," he told The Times of London. Williams said that his score for Sorcerer's Stone was to be, naturally, "theatrical, magical and to capture a child's sense of wonder in the world."
The music was written by Georges Auric. The original French lyrics were by Jacques Larue, the English words by William Engvick. However, in the film the song is called "It's April Again", and there is no mention of the phrase "Where Is Your Heart".
IMAX is a motion picture film format and a set of proprietary cinema projection standards created by the Canadian IMAX Corporation. IMAX has the capacity to record and display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film systems.
Star Wars was the first movie to upgrade to Dolby Digital. Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of data/audio compression technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories. It is the most common surround sound format for DVD, which comes in various types featuring a number of discrete (independent) audio tracks.
James Horner composed the music for Titanic. Titanic was James Horner's greatest financial and critical success. Titanic, which was greatly influenced by the music of Clannad. The album became the best-selling primarily orchestral soundtrack in history, selling over 27 million copies worldwide
In 1993 optical disc storage formats were being developed. One was the MultiMedia Compact Disc (MMCD) also called CDi, backed by Philips and Sony. The DVD Video format was first introduced by Toshiba in Japan in November 1996, in the United States in March 1997 (test marketed), in Europe in October 1998, and in Australia in February 1999.
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated feature film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. Released to theaters on June 15, 1994 by Walt Disney Pictures, it is the 32nd film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The story was influenced by the Bible stories of Joseph and Moses and the William Shakespeare play Hamlet.
Alan Silvestri compased all the music for Forrest Gump. When it was released in the United States on July 6, 1994, it was well received by critics and became a commercial success as the top grossing film in North America released that year. The film earned over $677 million worldwide during its theatrical run. The film garnered multiple awards and nominations, including Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, People's Choice Awards, and Young Artist Awards, among others.
Disney became the first studio to gross more than $1 billion at the box office domestically in a single year, mostly due to the release of The Lion King
DTS is a digital sound technology that helps filmmakers create sound that moves. Speakers positioned to the left, right and center of the theatre produce sound effects that literally sweep around the audience. What this means to music composers is that they can make tracks come in from six channels, instead of two as in the earlier stereo system. – The Music Magazine
John Williams composed the score for Schindler's List. The composer was amazed by the film, and felt it would be too challenging. He said to Spielberg, "You need a better composer than I am for this film." Spielberg replied, "I know. But they're all dead!"
Jurasic Park is a vintage John William's score with a big orchestral sound; bold brass, dramatic strings and choir. Two themes dominates the music. One fanfare like brass theme, heard in all it's glory in cues like "Journey to the Island" (used for the first time in the film when the chopper approaches the island) and "End Credits", and another more grandiose, slow, but powerful theme, for the dinosaurs. This is the theme heard in the film when we see those big creatures for the very first time. This film also used Digital Surround Sound.
Dick Trace was the first feature film with a completely digital sound track. Disney's The Black Hole would have been the first, but only had it's score recorded digitally.