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Movies

Movies
Movies can refer to motion pictures, the art form of making a film or the motion picture industry. Films are made by recording images of actors and scenery using cameras, animation techniques and special effects. In the late 1900s, computers became a key resource for making a movie. Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. Silent, black-and-white movies were made as far back at the late 1800s. In the 1920s, films in the United States flourished with the rise of Hollywood, in southern California. Sound was added to movies at that time, and color eventually was used as an alternative to black-and-white. Customers buy a movie ticket at a movie theater and can choose fro... Show more »
Movies can refer to motion pictures, the art form of making a film or the motion picture industry. Films are made by recording images of actors and scenery using cameras, animation techniques and special effects. In the late 1900s, computers became a key resource for making a movie. Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. Silent, black-and-white movies were made as far back at the late 1800s. In the 1920s, films in the United States flourished with the rise of Hollywood, in southern California. Sound was added to movies at that time, and color eventually was used as an alternative to black-and-white. Customers buy a movie ticket at a movie theater and can choose from a number of showtimes. Films, featuring "movie stars," are distributed by movie studios, which are large production companies. Movie reviews, written by film critics, appear regularly via numerous media outlets and can have a major effect on the success of a film and how much money is made. « Show less

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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Doris Day

    Patt Morrison Asks: Doris Day
    Add it all up, and Doris Day's singular singing voice has spent more than 11 years on the Billboard charts. Her three dozen-plus films made millions of fans and dollars. And now, after nearly two decades of living below the radar in Carmel, Doris Day is back on the charts. "My Heart" is a baker's dozen of songs from the vaults, many produced by her late son, Terry Melcher, who worked with the Byrds and who co-wrote and sang "Happy Endings" on the CD, and sang a second song on it with his mother. The proceeds from "My Heart" go to the Doris Day Animal Foundation, which supports her work protecting animals (that's a rescue dog in the 1993 photo). For that, she's broken a long silence, with a little catch in her voice when she speaks of her departed loved ones -- and, now and again, with that unmistakable throaty Doris Day laugh.
  • PASSINGS: Theo Angelopoulos, Wesley Brown

    PASSINGS: Theo Angelopoulos, Wesley Brown
    Theo Angelopoulos Award-winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, 76, an award-winning Greek filmmaker known for his slow and dreamlike style as a director, was killed in a road accident Tuesday in Athens. Police and hospital officials said...

    PASSINGS: Jonathan 'Jack' Idema, Robert Fortune Sanchez

    Jonathan 'Jack' Idema Convicted of running private Afghan jail Jonathan "Jack" Idema, 55, a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces convicted of running a private jail in Afghanistan where he tortured terrorism suspects, died of AIDS on Saturday,...

    PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King

    PASSINGS: Mike deGruy, Zalman King
    Mike deGruy Award-winning nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, 60, an award-winning marine scientist and nature cinematographer best known for documentaries featuring underwater footage that brought viewers up close to sea creatures, plants and...

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92

    Israel Baker, renowned violinist, dies at 92
    As concertmaster for the orchestra that recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Psycho," classical violinist Israel Baker helped create a piece of pop culture that is regarded as one of Hollywood's most terrifying. He led the piercing attack of the violins...