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Art Directors Guild To Induct Oscar-Winning Production Designer Sir Ken Adam And Illustrator Tyrus Wong Into Hall Of Fame

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LOS ANGELES
Sir Ken Adam, the Oscar®-winning Production Designer behind the James Bond franchise, and Tyrus Wong, award-winning Illustrator of Bambi fame, will be inducted into the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800)…

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From:: Shoot OnLine

10 Movies That Tried and Failed To Be The Next “Harry Potter”

By Cara McWilliam-Richardson

The Harry Potter Film Franchise spawned eight films, and made over seven billion dollars at the worldwide box office. It is one of the highest grossing film series of all time and has made more money than other popular film franchises such as Star Wars and James Bond.

Its success led to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin off film series, which will comprise of five films. These films serve as an expansion of the Harry Potter Film Franchise, and are set to increase the value of the franchise even more.

The massive success of the Harry Potter Film Franchise has had a significant impact on the film industry. Film studios realised that established material had the potential to be hugely profitable, and every studio wanted to emulate the films’ popularity.

The films are also credited with being responsible for the rise in films based on young adult and children’s literature. Novels became the go to point for film studios, and a plethora of films in this vein followed. The success and reception of these films was mixed. As of yet, none have managed to reach the same colossal heights as the Harry Potter Film Franchise. But many have tried. Here is a look at some films that hoped to be the next ‘Harry Potter’ and failed.

1. The Golden Compass (2007)

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The Golden Compass is based on ‘Northern Lights,’ the first novel in Phillip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy. The novels have won a number of awards, and were adapted into a successful stage play in 2003. The novels have also been a source of controversy, with some of the themes addressed in them being seen as anti-religious.

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From:: Taste Of Cinema

10 Movies That Tried and Failed To Be The Next “Harry Potter”

By Cara McWilliam-Richardson

The Harry Potter Film Franchise spawned eight films, and made over seven billion dollars at the worldwide box office. It is one of the highest grossing film series of all time and has made more money than other popular film franchises such as Star Wars and James Bond.

Its success led to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin off film series, which will comprise of five films. These films serve as an expansion of the Harry Potter Film Franchise, and are set to increase the value of the franchise even more.

The massive success of the Harry Potter Film Franchise has had a significant impact on the film industry. Film studios realised that established material had the potential to be hugely profitable, and every studio wanted to emulate the films’ popularity.

The films are also credited with being responsible for the rise in films based on young adult and children’s literature. Novels became the go to point for film studios, and a plethora of films in this vein followed. The success and reception of these films was mixed. As of yet, none have managed to reach the same colossal heights as the Harry Potter Film Franchise. But many have tried. Here is a look at some films that hoped to be the next ‘Harry Potter’ and failed.

1. The Golden Compass (2007)

the-golden-compass

The Golden Compass is based on ‘Northern Lights,’ the first novel in Phillip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy. The novels have won a number of awards, and were adapted into a successful stage play in 2003. The novels have also been a source of controversy, with some of the themes addressed in them being seen as anti-religious.

The film boasts a great cast, with actors such as Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman and Sir Ian McKellan → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Apple and Amazon Join the Brawl for Theatrical Rights to Next James Bond Film

By Christopher Boone

These two giants seek to disrupt much more than the digital content space.

The bidding war for the theatrical rights to the next James Bond film just got a whole lot more interesting. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that both Apple and Amazon have joined the fray to acquire the theatrical rights to the next Bond film after Sony’s deal with MGM ended in 2015 with the release of Spectre. The expectation was that Warner Bros. was in the lead to acquire the film distribution rights to Bond with Sony, Universal and Fox all in the mix, and Warner Bros. may very well end up the winner when the negotiations are completed.

Acquiring the film distribution rights to Bond would give Apple a major franchise before it has released a single piece of original content.

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From:: No Film School

7 Reasons Why “Skyfall” is The Best James Bond Movie Ever

By Chad Durham

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There are many well-made, cleverly plotted James Bond films in the 26-film, 55-year history of the British spy. Though the series relies heavily on specific tropes and some contrived elements, that has not stopped filmmakers from creating entertaining and interesting cinema through the years. Within the Bond oeuvre, there are many personal favorites that film buffs and Bond aficionados argue are the “best” Bond film.

For some with more traditional leanings, the choice may be Goldfinger or From Russia With Love. For others with a little more independent sensibility, it may be On Her Majesty’s Secret Service or Live and Let Die. Still others prefer the modern takes on 007 and might take the side of Goldeneye or Casino Royale or Skyfall. Even though Skyfall came out within the last five years, it is the movie that received the most Oscar nominations of any Bond film, and it deserves to be in the “best Bond film ever” discussion.

Those who place Skyfall lower on their personal lists sometimes knock it because it doesn’t have quite as much mindless action as the majority of the other movies featuring the seemingly immortal spy. It features slightly less sex and romance and a darker tone, which also turned some viewers off.

However, these opponents are willfully ignoring the tried-and-true Bond characteristics that Skyfall does skillfully employ, such as exciting set pieces, exotic locales, beautiful and enigmatic women, gunplay, and iconic villains. (Not to mention a deadly lizard.)

Skyfall does not succeed by ignoring the classic James Bond attributes; it succeeds by imbuing them with more relevance and realism. To penalize the most artistic and well-made Bond film for slightly underselling the patented Bond escapism is silly.

The moviemaking on display is Skyfall is assured and stunning. No other Bond movie can match it for sheer → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema