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Beach movie

A beach movie or beach party movie is a movie genre. The genre was popular in the late 1950s. It flourished during the early 1960s. The genre was launched in 1959 with Gidget starring Sandra Dee, and came to an end in 1967 with Catalina Caper fea ...

                                               

Horror movie

A horror movie is a movie made to scare the viewer. The main stories of horror movies often involve supernatural forces or characters of evil origin. Horror movies are often confused with thrillers, which are similar. Popular horror movie charact ...

                                               

Monster movie

A monster movie is a movie with humans trying to stay alive in attacks by very large monsters. Monster movies can fit in the horror, fantasy, or science fiction genres. In Japan, large monsters are called kaiju. In many monster movies, the monste ...

                                               

Outlaw biker movie

Outlaw biker movie is a movie genre. Such movies are about motorcycle riding rebels. The characters are typically members of an outlaw motorcycle club. The first such movie was The Wild One. Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin starred in this movie as r ...

                                               

Bollywood

Bollywood, an Indian Hollywood, refers to the Hindi language movie industry in India. The word is often used to describe Indian cinema as a whole, but more precisely it means Hindi language movies only. The term Bollywood combines Bombay where mo ...

                                               

Maithili cinema

The first Maithili movie was Kanyadan released in 1965 & Directed by Phani Majumdar, of which a significant portion was made in the Maithili language.The film’s story in which the protagonist doesnot know Maithili language but decided to learn ma ...

                                               

National Film Development Corporation of India

National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage the good cinema movement in the country. The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the In ...

                                               

Sanskrit cinema

Adi Shankaracharya was the first Sanskrit feature film. It was made in 1983, produced by National Film Development Corporation of India and directed by G.V. Iyer. The second Sanskrit film, Bhagavad Gita, was made in 1992 by G.V. Iyer. Priyamanasa ...

                                               

Movie

Movies, or films, are a type of visual communication which uses moving pictures and sound to tell stories or teach people something. Most people watch movies as a type of entertainment or a way to have fun. For some people, fun movies can mean mo ...

                                               

4D movie

A 4D movie is a combination of a 3D movie with things like smell and touch. These effects happen at the same time the movie is running. Because these physical effects can cost a lot of money, 4D movies are usually shown only at special places, li ...

                                               

Feature movie

A feature movie or feature film is a movie with a run time long enough to be the main or only movie to fill a program at a movie theatre. A program is the set of shows that people are given for one admission ticket. A feature movie is therefore a ...

                                               

Art film

Art films are a type of movie that is very different from the popular Hollywood blockbuster movies. Art films have many other names. Some people call them art movies, independent films, indie films, arthouse films, auteur films or experimental fi ...

                                               

Blaxploitation

Blaxploitation is a type of exploitation movie which focuses on black people. Blaxploitation movies emerged in and were most popular during the early 1970s. These movies were often criticized for their use of stereotyped characters. They were als ...

                                               

Exploitation movie

Exploitation movie is a label that is applied to certain movies: These usually have a low budget, and focus on showing either violence or sex. Very often, they try to be successful by following a trend. Sometimes they are produced for a niche of ...

                                               

Independent movie

An independent movie, or independent film, is the name usually given to a movie that is made by a small movie studio for not much money. Sometimes the name is used for art films; which are less expensive and often have less plot. Independent movi ...

                                               

Mockbuster

A mockbuster is a movie made to take advantage of the publicity of a similar major movie. These types of movies are often made on a low budget. They are made to be released direct-to-video at the same time that the original movie is released in t ...

                                               

Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria was a type of live entertainment and horror show from the 1800s. It use one or more magic lanterns to project frightening images such as skeletons, demons, and ghosts onto walls, smoke, or semi-transparent screens. Typically rear p ...

                                               

Snuff movie

A Snuff movie is a movie that shows the murder of a person, or a group of people, for the entertainment of the audience. Snuff movies are made to gain money. They do not use special effects. The first such movie was El Angel de la Muerte. It is a ...

                                               

The Chronicles of Narnia (movies)

The Chronicles of Narnia films series is based on a books by Clive Staples Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. Of the seven books, three were made into movies: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 2005, Prince Caspian in 2008 and The Voyage of th ...

                                               

Movie director

A movie director is a person who leads the making of a movie. They take care of the artistic things in the movie. They give instructions to the actors and direct the people that work on the movie. Directors give many of their responsibilities to ...

                                               

Screenwriter

A screenwriter is a person who writes the screenplay for a movie or television show - that is, a screenwriter writes the words that the actors and actresses speak. A script conveys the dialogue of the movie, and will briefly describe visuals, alt ...

                                               

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is an American home entertainment and production company founded in 1985. It is a division of Starz Media which is a unit of and a joint venture with Starz Inc. which owns 75%. The Weinstein Company owns 25%. It was owned ...

                                               

Film4 Productions

Film4 Productions is a British movie production company owned by Channel Four Television Corporation. It is called Film4 Productions as it produces movies. Movies are known as films in most countries. The 4 in tne name indicates its connection to ...

                                               

Post-production

Post-production is part of filmmaking, video production and photography processes. It is a major part in the making of movies, television programs, radio programs, advertising, audio recordings, photography, and digital art. It is a term for all ...

                                               

Principal photography

Principal photography is the part of movie making when a movie is being filmed. It is after pre-production and before post-production. Principal photography is usually the most expensive part of movie making. This is partly because the cost inclu ...

                                               

Spahn Ranch

Spahn Ranch, also known as the Spahn Movie Ranch, was a large movie ranch in Los Angeles County, California. It was used for filming mostly old Western movies and television programs. With its mountains and western scenery, the ranch was ideal fo ...

                                               

Direct-to-video

A movie that is released direct-to-video is one which has been released to the public on home video formats before or without being released in movie theaters or broadcast on television. The term is also at times used as an insulting term for seq ...

                                               

MacGuffin

In fiction, a MacGuffin is an object, detail, or event in the story that is important to the plot or the motivation of the storys characters. The term was first used by filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. He was not the first to use or discover the trope ...

                                               

Stock footage

Stock footage is movie or video footage that can be used in other movies. This type of footage is not made by the person who makes the movie. Instead, the footage has already been shot by another person and is being used by the person who is maki ...

                                               

Circus

A circus is a special kind of entertainment that can be enjoyed by children and adults. Circuses are a group of performers that may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers and other ...

                                               

Public speaking

Public speaking is speaking to a group of people in an organized way: to give information, influence or persuade, or to entertain the listeners. In public speaking there are five important questions, which are often expressed as who is saying wha ...

                                               

Debate

Debate or debating is a method of argument. Disputes and conflicts may be settled by debate. It is a larger form of argument than logical argument, because in a debate, the debaters try to influence the feelings of the audience, in order to persu ...

                                               

Orator

An orator is someone who pleads a case in public. Originally, it meant speaking in a public place for or against a person or a proposal. In ancient Greek, Latin, French and English, an orator spoke for and against the accused in courts, and for o ...

                                               

Theatre

Theatre, or Theater, has several meanings. The word comes originally from the Greek Theatron, meaning roughly, a place to behold. In American English, the word theater can mean either a place where films are shown this is also called a cinema or ...

                                               

Applause

Applause is the sound made by an audience who are clapping their hands to thank someone for a performance. People at a concert usually applaud when the performers come onto the stage. This is a way of welcoming them. At the end of a performance p ...

                                               

Blocking (stage)

In theatre, blocking is the exact positioning of actors on a stage during a performance. The word comes from practices used by theatre directors of the 19th century, who worked out the staging of a scene on a model stage using wooden blocks to re ...

                                               

Deus ex machina

Deus ex machina is the Latin version of an ancient Greek phrase ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεός. The phrase means "the god from the machine". It comes from the theatre of ancient Greece. They had a kind of crane for delivering gods onto the stage on wires. By e ...

                                               

Hand2Mouth Theatre

Hand2Mouth Theatre is a theater group in Portland, Oregon. The group works together to create their performances. They decide all languages, movements and designs themselves, instead of working from a script.

                                               

Lifeline Theatre

Lifeline Theatre started in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1983. Five Northwestern University graduates started the theater group. They moved to Rogers Park - a converted Commonwealth Edison substation - in 1986. This includes a 99-seat the ...

                                               

Orchestra pit

An orchestra pit is the space where an orchestra plays in a theatre or opera house. The actors or singers are on the stage, and the orchestra pit is normally lower than the stage so that the audience can watch the play or opera. Depending on wher ...

                                               

Set construction

Set construction means building the scenery for the performance of a play in a theatre for the filming of a movie or a television programme. There are several stages in the building of a set and, for a large project, many people may be needed. Th ...

                                               

Street theatre

Street theatre is a form of theatre performed outdoors. Actors take their performances to street corners, town squares, and markets. They work in public places putting on plays Generally they perform without a paying audience but depend on money ...

                                               

Theatre of ancient Greece

The theatre of ancient Greece was at its best from 550 BC to 220 BC. It was the beginning of modern western theatre, and some ancient Greek plays are still performed today. They invented the genres of tragedy, comedy and satyr plays. The city-sta ...

                                               

Theatrical property

A property, commonly shortened to prop, is any object used in performing arts during a performance. They are used on the stage in theatre, and on the screen by actors in movies and television. A prop is anything on a stage or a set that is able t ...

                                               

Alcina

Alcina is an opera seria with music by George Frideric Handel. The libretto was written by Riccardo Broschi. The opera is based on an episode in Ludovico Ariostos Orlando furioso, an epic poem set in the time of Charlemagnes wars against Islam. H ...

                                               

Alfonso und Estrella

Alfonso und Estrella, D. 732, is an German opera with music by Franz Schubert, and libretto by Franz von Schober. It was composed on 1821-22 in Vienna. And later was first performed in Weimar, on June 24, 1854.

                                               

American Ballet Theatre

American Ballet Theatre, is a classical ballet company based in New York City. It has an annual eight week season at the Metropolitan Opera House Lincoln Center. It tours around the world the rest of the year. American Ballet Theatre was founded ...

                                               

Annie

Annie is a musical. The book was written by Thomas Meehan. The lyrics were written by Martin Charnin. The music was written by Charles Strouse. Annie is based on characters and concepts created by Harold Gray for the comic strip Little Orphan Ann ...

                                               

Auditorio de Tenerife

The Auditorio de Tenerife "Adan Martin", better known simply as Auditorio de Tenerife, is a performing arts centre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It includes several performance venues. It was designed by architect Santiago Cal ...

                                               

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is an American ballet company of males who dance in drag. The company makes fun of romantic and classical ballet. Peter Anastos, Natch Taylor, and Antony Bassae co-founded the "Trocks" in 1974 in New York Cit ...