Tuesday, 30 November 2010

The Wind in the Willows: New Movie Remake

A look at Kenneth Grahame's book The Wind in the Willows, its film and TV adaptations, and the Ray Griggs/Weta Workshop film version, due out in 2012.

Director Ray Griggs turns his hand to an established classic of children's literature for his next movie, adapting Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. With the help of Weta Workshop, the special effects giant behind Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, Griggs will breathe life into Ratty, Mole, Mr. Toad and Badger, along with a host of other well-known animal characters.

The Wind in the Willows: The Book

In The Wind in the Willows, the Scottish author Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932) combined a sense of ... [Read more at Suite 101: The Wind in the Willows: 2012 Movie Remake]

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Vampire Circus on DVD & Blu-Ray at Last

Classic 1972 Hammer Horror on DVD December 2010

Horror film fans can't wait to get their fangs into the new DVD and Blu-Ray combo release of the classic Vampire Circus. Made in 1972, the film is one of the most adult tales ever put out by Hammer Films, the studio best-known for Gothic horrors such as The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), Horror of Dracula (1958) and ... [Read more at Hub Pages: Vampire Circus on DVD & Blu-Ray]

Friday, 26 November 2010

What Is a Sectional?

In Glee, the hit Fox TV show about a high school "glee club," Will always seems to be telling people to "get ready for sectionals." It's almost a running gag. But in case you're not a regular "Gleek," what is a sectional?

If you've ever belonged to a glee club, a choir, a band or an orchestra, you'll know that a sectional is ... [Read more at Hub Pages: What Is a Sectional?]

What Is a Pentecostal?

What is a Pentecostal church? What is a Pentecostal Christian? What do Pentecostals believe?

Pentecostals are evangelical Christians who believe in an experience of God's power called the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, an event usually accompanied by speaking in tongues or other supernatural ... [Read more at Hub Pages: What Is a Pentecostal?]

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Who Was the Best Scrooge?

We're still in November, but in a few days, this author will be eagerly dusting off his Christmas DVDs and settling down with a carton of eggnog to enjoy a handful of movie adaptations of A Christmas Carol.

The British character actor Alastair Sim has traditionally claimed the title of best Scrooge, for his sterling performance in the 1951 film. But does he deserve the accolade, or are there other actors who have excelled in the role? The competition is surprisingly fierce.

One of the earliest screen Scrooges was Seymour Hicks, in the ... [Read more at Hub Pages: Scrooge: Which Actor Played Him Best?]

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

How to Write a Copyright Page

Learn how to create a copyright page for your essay, research paper or document

If you're writing a document or booklet, or a term paper or dissertation for school, a copyright page is advisable and may even be required. As the author of the work, you automatically own copyright under the law, but a copyright page identifies you clearly as the owner of the intellectual property and warns potential thieves to think twice before using or duplicating it without permission.

Copyright information is usually found on a page of ... [Read more at Hub Pages: How to Write a Copyright Page]

What's the Difference between Copyright and Copywriting?

Copyright and Copywrite: Definitions and Differences

A copywriter holds the copyright on her work. Confusing? This author was once confused, too, until he learned the difference between copywriting and copyright.

Copyright is the ... [Read more at Hub Pages: What's the Difference between Copyright and Copywriting?]

What Does 'Bah, Humbug!' Mean?

"Bah, humbug!" You've all read Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol or seen Ebenezer Scrooge in one of his film incarnations, such as that of British character actor Alastair Sim in the definitive 1951 movie adaptation. And you've probably wondered what Scrooge meant by the familiar refrain "Humbug!"

Its exact origin is unknown, but ... [Read more at Hub Pages: What Does 'Bah, Humbug!' Mean?]

What Is Hammer Horror?

In 1957, The Curse of Frankenstein presented movie audiences with Mary Shelley's classic horror tale in vivid color for the first time. Severed heads and spattered blood satisfied the cinema-going public's new appetite for gore and spawned a new era in horror that lasted until the early 1970s.

The film was the first truly Gothic horror by the small British studio Hammer Films, a company founded in 1935, which had experienced modest success with low-budget adaptations of TV and radio serials such as Dick Barton and The Quatermass Xperiment. It was to find its niche with the classic movie monsters, such as Dracula, Frankenstein and ... [Read more at Hub Pages: What Is Hammer Horror?]