The Dark Tower (2017 film)

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The involved parties included Akiva Goldsman writing the script, Ron Howard directing, and also producing with Brian Grazer and Stephen King. The report was made official by NBC Universal five months later via a press release dated September 8, 2010. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly following the announcement, King stated that "I always thought it would take more than a single movie, but I didn't see this solution coming—i.e., several movies and TV series. It was Ron [Howard] and Akiva [Goldsman]'s idea. Once it was raised, I thought at once it was the solution." A month later, the first Dark Tower film was scheduled to open on May 17, 2013.

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director

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The Razzie Award for Worst Director is an award presented at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards to the worst director of the previous year. The following is a list of nominees and recipients of that award, along with the film(s) for which they were nominated.

List of recipients of the National Medal of Arts

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In 1992, musical theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim refused his award, on account of believing that the NEA had "become a victim of its own and others' political infighting and is rapidly being transformed into a conduit and a symbol of censorship and repression rather than encouragement and support." In 1997, poet Adrienne Rich refused her award as a protest against “inconsistencies” between art and “the cynical politics” of the Clinton administration. * National Endowment for the Arts National Medal of Science. National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

List of directorial debuts

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Stephen Gyllenhaal – Certain Fury. Stuart Gordon♦ – Re-Animator. Savage Steve Holland – Better Off Dead. Tom Holland – Fright Night. Ken Kwapis♦ – The Beniker Gang. Dwight H. Little – KGB: The Secret War. Gus Van Sant†♦ – Mala Noche. Terry Zwigoff – Louie Bluie. David Anspaugh – Hoosiers. Olivier Assayas† – Disorder. David Byrne† – True Stories. Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson†, and John Musker – The Great Mouse Detective. Jeffrey Delman – Deadtime Stories. Howard Deutch – Pretty in Pink. Peter Faiman♦ – "Crocodile" Dundee. Paul Michael Glaser†♦ – Band of the Hand. Vítor Gonçalves – A Girl In Summer. Renny Harlin†♦ – Born American. Stephen Herek – Critters. Stephen King – Maximum Overdrive.

Dunkirk (2017 film)

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In its second weekend, it grossed $26.6 million (a drop of 44.3%), beating newcomer The Emoji Movie to the top spot. The film grossed $17.1 million in its third weekend, second to newcomer The Dark Tower ($19.2 million), and was again second in its fourth week, behind Annabelle: Creation with $10.9 million. The film opened in France on 19 July 2017, and made $2.2 million on its first day. It was released in seven markets the following day, earning an additional $6.3 million, and on 21 July in forty-six more countries, grossing $12.7 million from over ten thousand theatres, including $3.7 million from the United Kingdom.


A practical use for Twitter's real-time functionality is as an effective de facto emergency communication system for breaking news. It was neither intended nor designed for high-performance communication, but the idea that it could be used for emergency communication was not lost on the creators, who knew that the service could have wide-reaching effects early on when the company used it to communicate during earthquakes. Another practical use that is being studied is Twitter's ability to track epidemics and how they spread. In addition, Twitter has acted as a sensor for automatic response to natural disasters such as bush fires.

Coming-of-age story

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It, by Stephen King (1986). Into the Widening World, a collection of 26 short fictional coming-of-age stories by 26 notable authors (published 1995). The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky (1999). Five Point Someone, by Chetan Bhagat (2004). The Name of the Wind and the rest of The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss (2007–present). Yes, My Accent is Real and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You, by Kunal Nayyar (2015).

National Association of Theatre Owners

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Ron Howard – Director of the Year Award. Naomi Watts – Female Star of Tomorrow Award. Jennifer Lopez – Female Star of the Year Award. Jean-Pierre Jeunet – International Filmmaker of the Year Award. Josh Hartnett – Male Star of Tomorrow Award. Will Smith – Male Star of the Year Award. Douglas Wick – Producer of the Year Award. Julian Fellowes – Screenwriter of the Year Award. Marisa Tomei – Supporting Actress of the Year Award. Chris Tucker – Comedy Star of the Year Award. Nicole Kidman – Distinguished Decade of Achievement in Film Award. Steven Spielberg – Lifetime Achievement Award. Sam Mendes – Director of the Year Award. Alison Lohman – Female Star of Tomorrow Award.


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For example, when Stephen King's novella Apt Pupil was adapted to film, the book originally featuring the story — Different Seasons — was republished as Apt Pupil: A Novella in Different Seasons. Similarly, tie-in novels were published to promote the films Minority Report and Paycheck, featuring the original "Minority Report" and "Paycheck" short stories, both written by Philip K. Dick. Tie-in novels may also continue the story told in the original property, such as the many novels published as part of the Star Wars expanded universe set before or after the events of the original Star Wars film trilogy.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Huckleberry Finn (1975), an ABC movie of the week with Ron Howard as Huck Finn. The Adventures of Con Sawyer and Hucklemary Finn (1985), an ABC movie of the week with Drew Barrymore as Con Sawyer. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993), starring Elijah Wood and Courtney B. Vance. Tom and Huck (1995), starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Tom and Brad Renfro as Huck. Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry's Big River Rescue (2008), a VeggieTales parody. (2012), a German film starring Leon Seidel and directed by Hermine Huntgeburth. Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn (2014), starring Joel Courtney as Tom Sawyer, Jake T. Austin as Huckleberry Finn, Katherine McNamara as Becky Thatcher.


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1989 in film

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Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards, Dianne Wiest, Rick Moranis, Tom Hulce, Martha Plimpton. Parents, directed by Bob Balaban, starring Randy Quaid and Mary Beth Hurt. Pedicab Driver (Qun long xi feng), directed by and starring Sammo Hung'' – (Hong Kong). Penn & Teller Get Killed. Pet Sematary, directed by Mary Lambert written by Stephen King, starring Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes. Physical Evidence, directed by Michael Crichton, starring Burt Reynolds and Theresa Russell. Pink Cadillac, starring Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters. Prancer, starring Sam Elliott and Cloris Leachman.

Richard Dreyfuss

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He appeared in the subsequent Dillinger, and landed a role in the 1973 hit American Graffiti, acting with other future stars such as Harrison Ford and Ron Howard. Dreyfuss played his first lead role in the Canadian film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), receiving positive reviews, including praise from Pauline Kael. Dreyfuss went on to star in the box office blockbusters Jaws (1975) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), both directed by Steven Spielberg.

List of Americans of English descent

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Stephen Crane. Ann Coulter. Coningsby Dawson. John Derbyshire. Emily Dickinson. Ralph Waldo Emerson. William Faulkner. Diana Gabaldon. Joseph Gales. Hamlin Garland. Zane Grey. Edgar Guest. Dashiell Hammett. Nathaniel Hawthorne. Bret Harte. Ernest Hemingway. O. Henry. Thomas S. Hinde. Christopher Hitchens. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Washington Irving. Henry James. Sarah Orne Jewett. Agnes Newton Keith. Helen Keller. Stephen King. Nicole Krauss. Sidney Lanier. Ring Lardner. Estelle Anna Lewis. Jack London. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. H. P. Lovecraft. Robert Lowell. Herman Melville – descendant of Percival Lowle. William Least Heat-Moon. Mary O'Hara. Thomas Paine. Thomas Nelson Page.

Akiva Goldsman

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He also directed the horror thriller film Stephanie (2017), with Frank Grillo in the leading role, and co-wrote and produced the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, which was released on August 4, 2017, and was one of Goldsman's post Apotheosis films. In June 2015, Paramount Pictures announced that Goldsman would head a team of writers and filmmakers to create a multifilm cinematic universe branching out from Hasbro's Transformers franchise. Goldsman was revealed in September 2018 to have been on the writing staff for Star Trek: Picard, revolving around the later years of the character of Jean-Luc Picard.

Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

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The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation is given each year for theatrical films, television episodes, or other dramatized works related to science fiction or fantasy released in the previous calendar year. Originally the award covered both works of film and of television but since 2003, it has been split into two categories: "Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)" and "Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form)". The Dramatic Presentation Awards are part of the broader Hugo Awards, which are given every year by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.

1992 in film

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Sleepwalkers, directed by Mick Garris, starring Mädchen Amick, Brian Krause, Alice Krige, based on a novel by Stephen King. Sneakers, starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell. The Spirit of Christmas: Jesus vs. Frosty, directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Split Infinity. Split Second, starring Rutger Hauer and Kim Cattrall - (U.K.). Stay Tuned, directed by Peter Hyams, starring John Ritter and Pam Dawber. The Stolen Children (Il ladro di bambini) - (Italy). Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, starring Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty.

List of American films of 2001

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This is a list of American films released in 2001. A Beautiful Mind won the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring won the BAFTA Award for Best Film. Moulin Rouge! won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy. In the Bedroom won the Satellite Award for Best Film – Drama.

1986 in film

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Maximum Overdrive, directed by Stephen King, starring Emilio Estevez, featuring a soundtrack by AC/DC. Meatballs III: Summer Job, directed by George Mendeluk, starring Sally Kellerman, Patrick Dempsey, and Al Waxman. The Men's Club, starring Roy Scheider, Harvey Keitel, Craig Wasson, David Dukes, Frank Langella, Treat Williams. Miracles, starring Tom Conti and Teri Garr - (UK / US). The Mission, directed by Roland Joffé, starring Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally - Palme d'Or award - (U.K.). Modern Girls, starring Virginia Madsen. Mona Lisa, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, Michael Caine - (U.K.).