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Peter Jackson
Sir Peter Robert Jackson ONZ KNZM (born 31 October 1961) is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03) and The Hobbit
The Hobbit
trilogy (2012–14), both of which are adapted from the novels of the same name by J. R. R. Tolkien. Other films include the critically lauded drama Heavenly Creatures (1994), the mockumentary film Forgotten Silver
Forgotten Silver
(1995), the horror comedy The Frighteners
The Frighteners
(1996), the epic monster remake film King Kong (2005), and the supernatural drama film The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
(2009)
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Anand Satyanand
Sir Anand Satyanand
Anand Satyanand
GNZM QSO KStJ (born 22 July 1944) is a former lawyer, judge and ombudsman who served as the 19th Governor-General of New Zealand from 2006 to 2011. He was chair of the Commonwealth Foundation for two 2-year terms, ending December 2016.[2] He is currently chairing the Commonwealth Observation Group of the National Elections of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea.[3]Contents1 Early life and family 2 Governor-General of New Zealand2.1 Finances 2.2 Fijian coup talks 2.3 Public transport in Auckland 2.4 Paul Henry controversy3 Subsequent roles 4 Styles and honours 5 References 6 External linksEarly life and family[edit]Satyanand putting flowers on the Tomb of the Unknown warrior, April 2011Satyanand was born and raised in Auckland
Auckland
to an Indo-Fijian family in 1944
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Super 8 Mm Film
Super 8mm film is a motion picture film format released in 1965[1][2][3] by Eastman Kodak
Eastman Kodak
as an improvement over the older "Double" or "Regular" 8 mm home movie format. The film is nominally 8mm wide, the same as older formatted 8mm film, but the dimensions of the rectangular perforations along one edge are smaller, which allows for a greater exposed area. The Super 8 standard also allocates the border opposite the perforations for an oxide stripe upon which sound can be magnetically recorded. Unlike Super 35, the film stock used for Super 8 is not compatible with standard 8 mm film
8 mm film
cameras. There are several varieties of the film system used for shooting, but the final film in each case has the same dimensions
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Governor-General Of New Zealand
The Governor-General of New Zealand
New Zealand
(Māori: Te Kāwana Tianara o Aotearoa) is the viceregal representative of the monarch of New Zealand, currently Queen Elizabeth II. Because the Queen is shared equally with the 15 other Commonwealth realms, and normally resides in the United Kingdom, she, on the advice of her prime minister, appoints a governor-general to carry out most of her constitutional and ceremonial duties within the Realm of New Zealand. Once in office, the governor-general maintains direct contact with the Queen, wherever she may be at the time. The current office traces its origins to when administration of New Zealand was placed under the Colony of New South Wales
Colony of New South Wales
in 1839 and its governor was given jurisdiction over New Zealand. However, New Zealand would become its own colony the next year with its own governor
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Golden Globe Award For Best Director
Director
Director
may refer to:Contents1 Occupations and positions1.1 Business and politics 1.2 Arts and design 1.3 Other roles2 Arts and media 3 Individuals 4 Science and technology 5 Other uses 6 See alsoOccupations and positions[edit]Leadership, in management, also called "directing"Business and politics[edit] Director
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Academy Awards
MoonlightBest Picture The Shape of WaterThe Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars,[1] are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar". The sculpture was created by George Stanley.[2] The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.[3][4] The awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online.[5] The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony
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Black Comedy
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss such as death. Some comedians use it as a tool for exploring vulgar issues, thus provoking discomfort and serious thought as well as amusement in their audience. Popular themes of the genre include violence (murder, abuse, domestic violence, rape, torture, war, genocide, terrorism, corruption), discrimination (chauvinism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia), disease (anxiety, depression, suicide, nightmares, drug abuse, mutilation, disability, terminal illness, insanity), sexuality (sodomy, homosexuality, incest, infidelity, fornication), religion and barbarism. Black comedy
Black comedy
differs from blue comedy which focuses more on crude topics such as nudity, sex, and bodily fluids
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Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Hollywood/Vine Hollywood/HighlandWebsite Official website Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Historic-Cultural MonumentDesignated July 5, 1978Reference no. 194The Hollywood
Hollywood
Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,600[1] five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood Boulevard
and three blocks of Vine Street
Vine Street
in Hollywood, California. The stars are permanent public monuments to achievement in the entertainment industry, bearing the names of a mix of actors, musicians, directors, producers, musical and theatrical groups, fictional characters, and others. The Walk of Fame is administered by the Hollywood
Hollywood
Chamber of Commerce and maintained by the self-financing Hollywood
Hollywood
Historic Trust
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Siege Of Malta (World War II)
 United Kingdom Malta  Southern Rhodesia Australia  Canada  New Zealand  South AfricaNaval support: Free France  Greece Polish government-in-exile  Norway  United States Italy  GermanyCommanders and leaders Andrew Cunningham William Dobbie Hugh Lloyd Keith Park Hans Geisler Albert Kesselring Martin Harlinghausen Francesco PricoloStrength716 fighters over the course of the campaign[2] c. 2,000 aircraft over the course of the campaignCasualties and losses369 fighters (air) 64 fighters (ground)[2] 1 Battleship[3] 2 aircraft carriers[3] 4 cruisers[4] 19 destroyers[4] 38 submarines[3] 2,301 airmen killed or wounded[5] 30,000 buildings destroyed or damaged[6] 1,300 civilians killed[6] 357 German aircraft 175 Italian aircraft[2] 72 percent of the
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New Zealand Order Of Merit
The New Zealand
New Zealand
Order of Merit is an order of chivalry in New Zealand's honours system
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Thunderbirds (TV Series)
Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, filmed by their production company AP Films (APF) and distributed by ITC Entertainment. It was produced between 1964 and 1966 using a form of electronic marionette puppetry (dubbed "Supermarionation") combined with scale model special effects sequences. Two series were filmed, comprising a total of thirty-two 50-minute episodes; production ceased following the completion of the second series' sixth episode when Lew Grade, the Andersons' financial backer, failed in his efforts to sell the programme to American network television. Set in the mid-2060s, Thunderbirds is a follow-up to the earlier Supermarionation
Supermarionation
productions Four Feather Falls, Supercar, Fireball XL5 and Stingray
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Monty Python's Flying Circus
Monty Python’s Flying Circus (known during the final series as just Monty Python) was a British sketch comedy series created by the comedy group Monty Python
Monty Python
and broadcast by the BBC
BBC
from 1969 to 1974. The shows were composed of surreality, risqué or innuendo-laden humour, sight gags and observational sketches without punchlines. It also featured animations by group member Terry Gilliam, often sequenced or merged with live action. The first episode was recorded on 7 September and premiered on 5 October 1969 on BBC
BBC
One, with 45 episodes airing over four series from 1969 to 1974, plus two episodes for German TV. The show often targets the idiosyncrasies of British life, especially that of professionals, and is at times politically charged. The members of Monty Python
Monty Python
were highly educated
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World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria & Northern Korea Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern France Other campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing Americas French West Africa Indian Ocean Madagascar Contemporaneous warsSoviet–Japanese border conflicts Franco-Thai War Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili Rebellion Afghan tribal revolts World War II Alphabetical indices A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0–9Navigation CampaignsCountriesEquipment TimelineOutlineLists PortalCategoryBibliography vte World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis
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Film Director
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay (or script) while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfillment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking.[1] Under European Union
European Union
law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.[2] The film director gives direction to the cast and crew and creates an overall vision through which a film eventually becomes realized, or noticed. Directors need to be able to mediate differences in creative visions and stay within the boundaries of the film's budget. There are many pathways to becoming a film director. Some film directors started as screenwriters, cinematographers, film editors or actors. Other film directors have attended a film school. Directors use different approaches
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Film Producer
A film producer is a person who oversees film production.[1] Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.[2] During the "discovery stage," the producer finds and selects promising material for development.[2] Then, unless the film is based on an existing script, the producer has to hire a screenwriter and oversee the development of the script.[3] Once a script is completed, the producer will lead a pitch to secure the financial backing (a "green light") to allow production to begin. The producer also supervises the pre-production, production, and post-production stages of filmmaking. One of the most important tasks is to hire the director and other key crew members
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Screenwriter
A screenplay writer (also called screenwriter for short), scriptwriter or scenarist is a writer who practices the craft of screenwriting, writing screenplays on which mass media, such as films, television programs, comics or video games, are based.Contents1 Profession 2 Film
Film
industry 3 Script doctoring 4 Development process 5 Production involvement 6 Union 7 See also 8 ReferencesProfession[edit] Screenwriting
Screenwriting
is a freelance profession. No education is required to become a professional screenwriter, just good storytelling abilities and imagination. Screenwriters are not hired employees but contracted freelancers. Most, if not all, screenwriters start their careers writing on speculation (spec) and so write without being hired or paid for it. If such a script is sold, it is called a spec script
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