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Transcript of Movies
are classifications or groups of movies that have similar conventions such as content, themes, plot, mood or settings. There is a phenomenal depth to the number of movie genres that exist. There are also numerous sub-genres which overlap across multiple main genres for example, romantic comedy.
Theatrical box office income is the main metric used to determine the success of a movie. According to Box Office Mojo (1999), an accurate figure is obtained from the opening night at theatres and lifetime gross, but excludes revenue streams such as home video, merchandising and broadcasting rights.
Not everyone likes the opera, watching sports, or reading a novel, but almost everyone loves movies. You experience an emotionally satisfying journey from excitement to fear. For this reason, movie theatres are packed and is still the most popular pastime entertainment. Various sub-genres exists to entice every mood. You might wonder which was the highest grossing and best movie for 2014. The famous actor of all times is surely the viewer's choice. Let's look at the following:
Highest grossing movies for 2014
The highest grossing movie
goes to The Hobbit - The Battle of The Five Armies in the Sci Fi genre with a whopping $245 million.
Next in line is thriller, Captain America - The winter soldier earning $95 million.
The animated movie, The Lego Movie earned $69 million and lastly, the comedy 22 Jump Street that grossed $57 million.
To determine the best featured movie, ballots are sent to over 6 000 Golden Globe Award members of the Academy to choose 5 movies. There can be between 5 and 10 nominations. To be one of the nominees the movie need to be one of the top choices of at least 5% of the members. The winners are then determined by a second round of voting. The following best featured movies are sourced from IMDb website (2014):
Best featured movie 2014
Animation Big Hero 6
(Walt Disney Animation Studios)
Disney UK, 2015, YouTube
is a true form of art. In the age before advanced technology, a collection of individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations where photographed frame by frame. Each frame differs slightly from the one preceding it, giving the illusion of movement when frames are projected in rapid succession. Today, artists still draw pictures but they are scanned and manipulated by computers.
, a form of animation originating from Japan such as
, has a large target audience that includes musical numbers to engage younger viewers and humour that is appealing to children and adult.
is a genre of film that uses humor as a driving force. The aim of a comedy film is to illicit laughter from the audience through entertaining stories and characters. Although the comedy film may take on some serious material, most have a happy ending. Comedy film has the tendency to become a hybrid sub-genre because humor can be incorporated into many other genres. Comedies are more likely than other films to fall back on the success and popularity of an individual star.
, uses stream-of-consciousness humor. The humor in these films tends to be nonsensical with exaggerated characters and situations.
, combines comedy with traditional horror movie themes and characters. Because of the subject matter, Horror-Comedy films can cross over into the Black Comedy sub-genre.
film is a genre that revolves around anticipation and suspense. The aim for thrillers is to keep the audience alert and on the edge of their seats. The protagonist in these films is set against a problem – an escape, a mission, or a mystery. No matter what sub-genre a Thriller film falls into, it will emphasize the danger that the protagonist faces. The tension with the main problem is built on throughout the film and leads to a highly stressful climax.
, uses physical action to create suspense within the film.
, the suspense in this sub-genre comes from the mind, rather than from a psychical threat.
Comedy The Interview
This presentation captured a few interesting facts, opinions and movie teasers. Imagine any movie and there will be no doubt a diversity of sub-genre for it. So one can ask, when was the last time you watched a good movie?
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Thriller Taken 3
(20th Century Fox)
20th Century Fox, 2014, YouTube
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2014, YouTube
is a genre that deals with imaginative themes and futuristic settings and technology. It can include space travel, time travel, parallel universes and extra-terrestrial life. Sci-Fi will always involve futuristic settings and special effects, no matter what the genre.
, these films can explore traditional time travel through futuristic devices or space-time travel, they can also explore the concept of alternate histories, realities, and parallel universes.
is perhaps the most prominent themed sub-genre. These films can explore the existence of aliens, alien invasions and or abduction. A common theme is the coexistence between human beings and aliens.
Sci-Fi Guardians of the Galaxy
(Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Marvel Entertainment, 2014, YouTube
Most Popular Actors of All Time
Although the Oscars and Golden Globe Awards reward best actor/s for each year, to name the most popular actor in each genre for all times is based on opinions from each viewer.
Credibility of online sources
used are evaluated against the Metzger (2007) Criteria. The objectivity of Box Office Mojo and IMBd sites are both factual and opiniated based on information from studios, filmmakers and viewers votes or opinions that is updated on a daily basis. They are not error free but accuracy of information provided is verified with embedded links to various credible and trustworthy sources.
Other sources used, vary facts to opinions and is updated on a “as need to” basis and provide useful links to various sites. Authority for all sites used has been assessed and authors/organisations can be contacted. The sources has respectively covered the information we needed.
Harrison Ford - Born in 1942 in Chicago, he has had roles in 73 movies, his most popular Sci-Fi leading roles include Star Wars: Episodes IV, V & VI & V11, Indiana Jones series, Blade Runner, Cowboys and Aliens, Ender's Game.
To name the funniest actor in the world is tough to decide on. To name a few, Robin Williams, the duo of the silent screen, Laurel and Hardy, Whoopie Goldberg, Jerry Lewis, John Candy, Paul Hogan, Rowan Atkinson and John Cleese. Most popular is Jim Carey, for his role Bruce Almighty, and Paul Rudd for his role in I Love You, Man.
Essential Kids (n.d.) is a parenting website where children has a voice in choosing their favourite animated movies. The Shrek series won with popular voice actors such as, Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy,
Antonio Banderas and Justin Timberlake.
Johnny Depp is perhaps one of the most versatile actors of his day and age in Hollywood. His ability to create a believable character has won him numerous awards. His experience in thrillers is extensive with leading roles in films such as; Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, Dark Shadows, Secret Window and of course A Nightmare on Elm Street.
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