Roger Corman

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Corman mentored and gave a start to many young film directors such as Francis Ford Coppola, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, and James Cameron, and was highly influential in the New Hollywood filmmaking movement of the 1960s and 70s. He also helped to launch the careers of actors like Peter Fonda, Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Sylvester Stallone, Diane Ladd, and William Shatner. Corman has occasionally taken minor acting roles in the films of directors who started with him, including The Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather Part II, Apollo 13, The Manchurian Candidate and Philadelphia.

Andy Taylor (The Andy Griffith Show)

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Andy is active in the community. He serves on the town council, sings in the civic choir, judges a beauty contest, and acts in a Founders Day pageant. One error here in Andy's community service is his being both the elected sheriff and a town councilmember; under North Carolina law he could not do both. He often serves on social committees, attends community functions like dances, plays with the town band, and participates in organizing high school reunions. He attends church, helps select the church's new organ, and serves on the church's finance committee.

My Pretty Pony

My Pretty Pony (2009) is also a Dollar Baby short film, based on the Stephen King short story, directed by Mikhail Tank and starring Paul Marin (HD/SAG/4.4 minutes). There is an audio version read by Jerry Garcia available on YouTube. In May 2017, Saw star Tobin Bell will star in a short film based on the short story, directed by Luke Jaden and produced by Phil Wurtzel of Friel Films and Josh Boone. * Stephen King short fiction bibliography

Walking Distance

Ron Howard as The Wilcox Boy. Michael Montgomery as Young Martin. Byron Foulger as Charlie. Patrick H. O'Malley Jr. as Mr. Wilson. Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 (second edition). DeVoe, Bill. (2008). Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN: 978-1-59393-136-0. Grams, Martin. (2008). The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9703310-9-0. Mandell, Paul. "'Walking Distance' from The Twilight Zone", American Cinematographer (June 1988, print). Walking Distance Original Screenplay by Rod Serling (*pdf). Walking Distance music score.

Black House (novel)

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Black House is a horror novel by American writers Stephen King and Peter Straub. Published in 2001, it is the sequel to The Talisman. This is one of King's numerous novels, which also include Hearts in Atlantis and Insomnia, that tie in with the Dark Tower series. Black House was nominated to the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. The novel is set in Straub's homeland of Wisconsin, rather than in King's frequently-used backdrop of Maine. The town of "French Landing" is a fictionalized version of the town of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Also, "Centralia" is named after the nearby small town of Centerville, Wisconsin, located at the intersection of Hwy 93 and Hwy 35.

Charlie the Choo-Choo (book)

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Charlie the Choo-Choo: From the World of The Dark Tower is a children's book by Stephen King, published under the pseudonym Beryl Evans. It is based on a fictional book central to the plot of King's previous novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands. It was published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on November 11, 2016. The book was first revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, where a limited edition of 150 copies were given to attendees. Actress Allison Davies participated in a book signing at the event, portraying the fictional author Beryl Evans.

Kingdom Hospital

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Kingdom Hospital (sometimes known as Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital) is a thirteen-episode television series based on Lars von Trier's The Kingdom (Danish title: Riget), which was developed by horror writer Stephen King in 2004 for American television. While initially conceived as a miniseries, it was later changed into a regular television series (albeit one that lasted one season). It was first aired on ABC on March 3 and concluded on July 15, 2004 after being put on hold during NBA playoffs. The story tells of the fictional Kingdom Hospital located in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a mill that manufactured military uniforms during the American Civil War.

In the Tall Grass

2012 novella of the same name
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Splash (film)

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Saturn Award for Best Direction – Ron Howard. Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film. Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor – John Candy. Saturn Award for Best Make-Up – Robert J. Schiffer. Saturn Award for Best Make-Up – Robert Short. Young Artist Award for Best Family Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – Nominated. AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions – Nominated.

Throttle (novella)

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Throttle is a novella written by Joe Hill and Stephen King. It was published in February 2009 by Gauntlet Press in a limited edition anthology honoring Richard Matheson titled He Is Legend, and in a mass-market audiobook titled Road Rage, also containing Matheson's short story "Duel", which served as inspiration for Throttle. A comic book adaptation by IDW Publishing was published in the spring of 2012. On March 30, 2017, Army of One producer Emile Gladstone announced, that he will produce a movie based on the short story. * Stephen King short fiction bibliography

End of Watch (novel)

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End of Watch is a crime novel by American writer Stephen King, the third volume of a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges, following Mr. Mercedes and Finders Keepers. The book was first announced at an event at St. Francis College on April 21, 2015 under the title The Suicide Prince. On June 10, the new title End of Watch was announced. At the 2015 Edgar Awards, while accepting the award for Best Novel for Mr. Mercedes, King announced that the novel's antagonist, Brady Hartsfield, would be making a return in this book. The novel was released on June 7, 2016.

Faithful (book)

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Faithful is a book co-written by Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan. It chronicles exchanges between King and O'Nan about the Red Sox's season, beginning with an e-mail in summer 2003, and throughout the 2004 season, from Spring Training to the World Series. The book was dedicated to the memory of Victoria Snelgrove, an Emerson College student who was killed during the massive celebrations after the 2004 ALCS, when she was shot in the face with pepper pellets by police officers that had been improperly trained and had responded with excessive force. On May 4, 2007, Boston Globe announced that HBO would be adapting it into a six-part miniseries for 2008.

Harlan Ellison

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Stephen King once said he thought that it meant that Ellison was giving people who mangled his work a literary version of "the bird" (given credence by Ellison himself in his own essay titled "Somehow, I Don't Think We're in Kansas, Toto", describing his experience with the Starlost television series). The Bird moniker became a character in one of Ellison's own stories. In his book Strange Wine, Ellison explains the origins of the Bird and goes on to state that Philip Jose Farmer wrote Cordwainer into the Wold Newton family the latter writer had developed.

Angels & Demons (film)

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Angels & Demons is a 2009 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman and David Koepp, based on Dan Brown's novel of the same title. It is the sequel to the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code, also directed by Howard, and the second installment in the Robert Langdon film series. The novel was published first and The Da Vinci Code novel followed it. Filming took place in Rome, Italy, and the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Tom Hanks reprises his role as Professor Robert Langdon. Producer Brian Grazer, composer Hans Zimmer and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman also return, with David Koepp coming on board to help the latter.

Amazon Kindle

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To promote the Kindle 2, in February 2009 author Stephen King released Ur, his then-new novella, available exclusively through the Kindle Store. On July 8, 2009, Amazon reduced price of the Kindle 2 from $359 to $299, then in October 2009, Amazon further reduced the price to $259. The Kindle 2 had a manufacturing materials cost estimated at $185.49, in 2009 by iSuppli. On October 22, 2009, Amazon stopped selling the original Kindle 2 and sold the Kindle 2 international version worldwide. On November 24, 2009, Amazon released a firmware update for the Kindle 2 that increased battery life by 85% and introduced native PDF file support for the device.

Entertainment Weekly

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., John Grisham, Stephen King) devoted to authors; there has never been a cover solely devoted to the theater. There are seven sections of reviews in the back pages of each issue (together encompassing up to one half of the magazine's pages). In addition to reviews, each reviews section has a top-sellers list, as well as numerous sidebars with interviews or small features.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film)

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Ron Howard as Whoville Townsperson (uncredited). Richard Steven Horvitz as Grinch's Answering Machine (voice, uncredited). Grinch. The Grinch (film). The Grinch (video game). List of films based on Dr. Seuss books.

Bram Stoker Award

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Stephen Jones. Steven A. Katz. Brian Keene. Jack Ketchum. Caitlin R. Kiernan. Stephen King. Michael Knost. Kathe Koja. Sarah Langan. Joe R. Lansdale. Richard Laymon. Thomas Ligotti. Bentley Little. Jonathan Maberry. George R. R. Martin. Elizabeth Massie. Rena Mason. Richard Matheson. Glen Mazzara. Robert McCammon. Thomas F. Monteleone. Michael Moorcock. Alan Moore. David Morrell. Lisa Morton. Yvonne Navarro. William F. Nolan. Joyce Carol Oates. Weston Ochse. Norman Partridge. Tom Piccirilli. Alex Proyas. Alan Rodgers. Bruce Holland Rogers. J. K. Rowling. Al Sarrantonio. John Shirley. Dan Simmons. Marge Simon. Lucy A. Snyder. Peter Straub. Steve and Melanie Tem. Robert Weinberg. Rocky Wood.

Mike White (filmmaker)

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The Emoji Movie (with Tony Leondis and Eric Siegel) (2017). Brad's Status (2017) (also director). Pitch Perfect 3 (2017). The One and Only Ivan (TBA). Chuck & Buck (2000). Orange County (2002). The Good Girl (2002). School of Rock (2003). The Stepford Wives (2004). Pushing Daisies (2008) (TV). Smother (2008). Gentlemen Broncos (2009). Zombieland (2009). Enlightened (2011–2013) (TV). Ride (2014). The D Train (2015). Nacho Libre (2006). Year of the Dog (2007). Gentlemen Broncos (2009). Magic Magic (2013). The D Train (2015). Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (Critics Choice Award). Deauville Film Festival (Acting Prize). Two Independent Spirit Awards.

Jean Speegle Howard

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Their sons are actor and filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard. Among her grandchildren are actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard, Paige's twin Jocelyn Carlyle, and their brother Reed Cross. On September 2, 2000, Howard died in Los Angeles, California of heart and respiratory illness. She was 73 years old. She was buried in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery. The 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas, directed by her son Ron, includes a dedication to her at the beginning of the end credits, saying that she was "who loved Christmas the most."

Henry Winkler

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Marshall sought to cast a hunky, blonde, Italian model-type male in the role of Fonzie, intended as a stupid foil to the real star, Ron Howard. However, when Winkler interpreted the role in auditions, Marshall immediately snapped him up. According to Winkler, "The Fonz was everybody I wasn't. He was everybody I wanted to be." Winkler's character, though remaining very much a rough-hewn outsider, gradually became the focus of the show as time passed (in particular after the departure of Ron Howard). Initially, ABC executives did not want to see the Fonz wearing leather, thinking the character would appear to be a criminal.

World Fantasy Award—Life Achievement

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The World Fantasy Awards are given each year by the World Fantasy Convention for the best fantasy fiction and fantasy art published in English during the preceding calendar year. The awards have been described by sources such as The Guardian as a "prestigious fantasy prize", and as one of the three most renowned speculative fiction awards, along with the Hugo and Nebula Awards (which cover both fantasy and science fiction). The World Fantasy Award—Life Achievement is given each year to individuals for their overall career in fields related to fantasy. These have included, for example, authors, editors, and publishers.