Requiem for a Dream. Film depicts different forms of addiction, leading to the characters’ imprisonment in a dream world of delusion and reckless desperation that is subsequently overtaken and devastated by reality.
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The last action of every character in their last scene is identical. What do they do in their last scene?
In 1938, Jean Renoir's "La Grande Illusion" was overlooked for venice film festival's top prize known back then as the Coppa Mussolini ("Mussolini Cup") despite being the clear favourite amongst both festivalgoers and jury members. Instead, the Coppa was jointlya warded to a twopart German film called "Olympia", commissioned by Joseph Goebbels to document Nazi successes at the 1938 Berlin Olympics; and "Luciano Serra, Pilota", made under the supervision of Il Duce's own son. What did this lead to?
"How ugly is X?! There was no point buying him, it wasn't worth it. He's so ugly that he'd sink you as a brand. Between X and Y, I'd go for Y a hundred times. Just look how handsome Y is, the class he has, the image. The whole of Asia has fallen in love with us because of Y. X is too ugly."
The novel gets its title from a line in the third part in the series, rather than the first (unlike the rest). The extract is:
The storm had now definitely abated, and what thunder there was now grumbled over more distant hills, like a man saying "___ _______ _____…" twenty minutes after admitting he's lost the argument.
A X is a literary device, that is at times, a bad literary practice, as more often than not, it is caused due to writer‘s block. The writer often tries to introduce a new plot element towards the end of the story to allow the heroes to defeat the villains.
Some famous examples include Sir Walter Scott‘s novel Ivanhoe, in which the protagonist, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, although weakened strikes a weak, half-hearted blow to Sir Brian de Bois Gilbert in a duel to the death. The blow proves fatal for Sir Brian, although no explanation is given.
Another famous example is the concept of the Deathly Hallows introduced by J.K. Rowling in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Bernard Hermann was a famous movie film composer. Some of the movies that he has composed music for include Citizen Kane , The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) , The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), and many other films of the 1950s and 1960s.
Possibly, his most famous composition is called The Murder . Initially, the director of the movie for which this piece would be a part of the soundtrack wanted there to be no music for that scene, but Bernard Hermann convinced him otherwise, and this piece is now one of the great cult themes of all time.
The piece mainly consists of the string section of an orchestra and involves a large amount of screeching violin sounds.
Id the film for which Hermann contributed The Murder.
A dripping wet canvas covered the entire floor. . . There was complete silence. . . X looked at the painting. Then, unexpectedly, he picked up can and paint brush and started to move around the canvas. It was as if he suddenly realized the painting was not finished. His movements, slow at first, gradually became faster and more dance like as he flung black, white, and rust colored paint onto the canvas. He completely forgot that Lee and I were there; he did not seem to hear the click of the camera shutter. . . My photography session lasted as long as he kept painting, perhaps half an hour. In all that time, X did not stop. How could one keep up this level of activity? Finally, he said 'This is it.'”
In 1970, Puma had roped in Pele to raise the company's profile and gave him $120,000 to wear their boots. In 1970 FIFA World Cup Final, complying with a request by Puma's representative Hans Henningsen, Pele did something which shot their KING model boots to instant fame.
The word ‘ X’ comes from the name given by the London based pharmaceutical company Burroughs Wellcome & Co. to the compressed tablets they marketed as ‘ X’ pills in the late 1880s. Prior to compressed tablets, medicine was usually taken in bulkier powder form.
While Burroughs Wellcome & Co. were not the first to derive the technology to make compressed tablets, they were the most successful at marketing them
Today, the word X is used for products in a completely different category.
John Wood Campbell, Jr.was an influential figure in American science fiction. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction, from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction.
He once described the most dangerous chemical in the world as –“…a single exposure to this substance cause life long addiction, withdrawal for more than a few minutes can be fatal there is no cure and prognosis is death”.
In 1898, Edward William Barton-Wright, a British engineer who had spent the previous three years living in the Empire of Japan, returned to England and announced the formation of a "New Art of Self Defence". This art, he claimed, combined the best elements of a range of fighting styles into a unified whole, which he had named Bartitsu.The word was a portmanteau of his own surname and of "Jujitsu"
Bartitsumight have been completely forgotten if not for a chance mention in a famous work of fiction. Its protagonist claimed to have used this technique to extricate himself from a near death situation.
The first world cup in this genre of team sport happened in 1973 and the man behind the idea was Sir Jack Hayward, who paid £40,000 of the costs.
Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, England, Young England and an International team took part in the inaugural event.
Hayward, known as Union Jackbecause of his passion for all things English, was asked somewhat scathingly why he would want to pourso much money into what was seen as a commercially unattractive game. And he replied thus
"It's quite simple, I love --------, and I love --------and what could be better than to have the two rolled together?“
There was an asura named Tripura who was so terrifying and powerful no celestialbeing could even face him in person. It took only an equally terrifying God to take himon, and all the Gods directly went to Lord Shiva. Now cometh the hour, cometh thespecial weapon -Lord Shiva had a special weapon named Aghhora (from which we getthe word for ugly/ disfigured). Using the weapon, the Lord saved the world from theasura who became shapeless and lifeless and fell to the ground, dead. Shiva's heathad to be totally used in summoning the weapon. The heat was toomuch, even for Shiva.
In many recent public appearances, Jayalalitha has been noticed breaking her vow of 14 years. When asked about it, she replied saying that after the recent emphatic win over the DMK, thousands of party members had gathered in front of her house and asked to change her mind. She added that a few fans even threatened to immolate themselves. What vow ?
Plato was one of the followers of Socrates and once Socrates died Plato left Athens. However when he eventually came back to Athens, he set up a place of higher learning for students to learn mathematics. The land to set up this place was given by a man called _______ and hence he named the school after him. Which word in the English comes from the name of the school set up by Plato?
An Israeli couple, Lior and Vardit Adler have been in the news recently for a unusual sort of name that they have given to their daughter. When Vardit posted the baby’s pic on Facebook along with its name, a lot of her friends gave thumbs up for the name. What name did the couple give for their baby daughter?
Milan Vohra (shown in pic) will become the first Indian to write for this 100 year old brand. Though the brand has been in India for more than 60 years this is the first time it will be using an original Indian contribution. Which brand am I talking about ?
C H Long was a foreman of JA Ranch in Texas. He was supposed to be a very shy and unassuming person at work. However in 1949 he was catapulted to international attention by Leonard McCombe. What is C H Long’s claim to fame?
X or anarchaic hand neurological disorder where the patient's hands seem to have a mind of their own results due to accidental or intended loss(in case of epilepsy treatment) of contact between left and right hemisphere.
The other name X is a pop culture reference. X pls