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Things You Should Know About Hindi Movies

Hindi movies have been praised all over the world. In fact, the Indian film industry holds a reputable name all over the world. Sharing of Indian cinema on the world stage is huge as well. Like software engineers from India, movies from India are also appreciated in foreign countries. A number of Indians wonder as to why Hollywood movies are so cool compared to Indian movies. Well, all Hollywood movies that people in India come across, are already big hits. They are among the best movies that are produced throughout the years. Top ten or top twenty movies from Indian cinema industry are also great. Indians should be proud of the fact that Indian movie industry has made a reputable name in the world.

Madhuri Dixit in India With Dance Show 'Jhalak Dikhla Ja'

A lot is happening in the B-Town. Bollywood's ultimate diva Madhuri Dixit is back, the actress will judge the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja with Chaiyyan Chaiyyan girl Malaika Arora and choreographer Remo D'Souza. While talking to press, Madhuri revealed that she has never lost contact with dance even if she isn't acting. As she is a Kathak dancer, she still practices the dance form. With Jhalak Dikhla Ja she will once again go to back to her original love and that is dancing. This time many from the TV have been roped in to participate in the show. India's boxing champ Akhil Kumar, and Indian Idol former participant and now a host and an actor Meiyang Chang are also among the celebs who will show their dancing skills on stage in Jhalak Dikhla Ja Season 4.

Katrina Kaif's Rigorously Promoting 'Tees Maar Khan'

A lot of buzz rides on "Tees Maar Kha'n yet the movie lacks the luster to make it big at the box office. However, we will not bother you about what's yay and what's nay in "Tees Maar Khan" because teasers are enough to say that. Now we shift our attention to Katrina Kaif, the Sheila of "Tees Maar Khan, " the item girl, the glam doll, the bombshell whom Akshay Kumar is romancing on screen after giving so many hits. The girl is going out of her way to promote to "Tees Maar Khan". Recently she danced at Juhu Beach with Akshay Kumar and now she was seen at the launch of Filmfare's "Tees Maar Khan" special issue. The girl came dressed in pristine white. She looked an angel but the thought of Barbie started floating around because the actress recently launched her own Barbie.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Movie Buff on Your List

So it's that time of year. Time to buy gifts for your friends and family yet again as the world all over celebrates this corporate, commercial, money-hungry, festive and generosity-filled holiday. Some of you may already have it all taken care of by now. Others may be last-minute shoppers like myself and think that even now is just the start of the shopping season. No matter which you fall under, there's bound to be at least a couple more on your list to check off. In this article, we'll give you some ideas for gifts for those movie buffs you may have on your list. 1. Movies Of course a movie buff loves movies. However, this gift selection isn't as obvious as some of you may think.

Thor Storms Into Theaters This May

If you stuck around after the end of the credits for Iron Man 2, you were lucky enough to see what was essentially a sneak-peak at the upcoming THOR film coming out May 6, 2011. Agent Coulson, played by the incomparable Clark Gregg -- star of Old Christine and about 100 films, was called in to investigate the government's latest and top-secret finding.. the Thor's hammer in the middle of a deep crater in the earth... Thor being the legendary God of Thunder. Even in a world where Tony Stark could be Iron Man, a God of Thunder existing.. a God.. is beyond what most people can imagine. Marvel Studios brings Jack Kirby and Stan Lee's creation to life in the upcoming THOR movie.

The Old Man and the Sea Pioneered the Use of Special Effects in Hollywood

The movie The Old Man and the Sea, based on the original cult classic novel of the same name written by Ernest Hemingway was released in the year 1958 and was one of the first Hollywood productions to expansively use special effects in the making of the film. The film was directed by John Sturges and starred Spencer Tracy as the Old Man. According to Sturges, this was one of the best movies that he has ever made as well as the worst, simply because of the special effects that were used in the movie were not good enough for him and he termed the special effects in the movie as 'sloppy'. In spite of that, The Old Man and the Sea won an Academy Award for best original score in a movie and Spencer Tracy won an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his brilliant portrayal of the Old Man and an additional nomination was received by the film for the Best Color Cinematography.

Special Effects in the Harry Potter Film Series

The Harry Potter series of movies is one of the longest running and costliest franchisees of all the Hollywood productions, surpassing even the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean as well the highly popular X-Men and Spider-Man franchisees and most of its huge budget was devoted to create the high quality special effects as well as the visual brilliance that can be seen in the six movies of this series that have so far been released. The six films as well as the last one which is on the shooting floor right now have been made at the staggeringly high budget of $1, 280, 000, 000 and have raked in over $5, 471, 096, 705 in their gross revenues. Almost 75% of the movie is made with the help of special effects and these visuals are so brilliant that even the most experienced person will find it difficult to differentiate between the actual scenes and the ones that have been created using modern day technology.

The Use of Special Effects in the Thief of Bagdad

The Thief of Bagdad released long back in 1940 is considered to be a very important movie in Hollywood purely because of the fact that the amount of special effects used in the film was by far more than that had so long been seen and the quality of these also made it a very a wonderful experience for both the audience and the critics. A few years back, with the release of Flying down to Rio, there was widespread awe for the special effects that were used in it, but with The Thief of Bagdad, it was whole different thing with a lot more percentage of special effects used in it. Before the movie was released, the use of special effects was kind of clichéd and mainly the big production houses could afford using the technology required to create a good visual effect.

Spider-Man and the Special Effects

When the first movie in the Spider-Man series came out, it created quite a stir due to the over the top stunt sequences and the brilliant graphics that were incorporated into this movie. John Dyskstra, one of the best special effects directors in the Hollywood business at present was hired to do the visual effects of the film. He was the one who actually convinced the director to use computer generated images for the dare devil stunt sequences of the lead superhero as well as the villains in the film, because otherwise, these stunts would have been very hard to produce physically and even if they were produced, they would not have the same effect. The very famous Spider-Man swing from building to building, lovingly described as 'ballet in the sky' by the director was the best work of the special effects team, something that improved further in the next two installments of the series.

Special Effects in Movies

There are many illusions that are created in television programs, movies, theater or in other aspects of the entertainment business in order to create the simulations of certain events that have been imagined and would otherwise be too hard to do physically, and these are known as Special Effects, which are often abbreviated as SPFX, SFX or sometimes just as FX. Traditionally, these are divided into the two broad categories that are known Optical Effects and Mechanical Effects. The last few years have seen the rise of many tools that help in digital film-making and these tools are just the perfect accessories to create a distinction between the two fields of Visual Effects and Special Effects with the first one being a reference to the digital touch-ups done during post-production and the latter is a reference to the Mechanical Effects that are done on-set with the help Optical Effects that are built into the camera.

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