The 2000s By : Stephanie, Lhosayne, Ernst, Dana, Morissa and Orlando
AvatarDirector James Cameron stated that David Leans classic filmLawrence Of Arabia was one of his inspirations for Avatar.There are also a lot of very recognizable archetypes in the story:the American frontier and the conflict between a technical,military civilization and a nature-aligned indigenous population.Avatar was a global and international hit with its use of 3-D butit wasnt the first 3-d film in the 2000 decade or film history .
3D HistoryThe first theatrical full length 3D film was the politically incorrectlytitled BWANA DEVIL. This 1952 film was composed of mostly stockfootage,In 1960, Castle twisted the dead 3D gimmick to a whole new level with13 GHOSTS. A great little haunted house movie that featured MargaretHamilton.The 3D films died out in the 1980s and came around again in the 2000s.Advances in computer technology made it much easier to create 3Dmovies in general, and especially in computer animation.highly praised 3D productions to date such as How to Train YourDragon (98% on Rotten Tomatoes) and Toy Story 3 (99%).Films such as Star Wars (1977) The Matrix (1999) Spiderman (2002),Minority Report (2002) opened major doors for Avatar.
Politics in the 2000sPolitics in the first decade of the 21st century has been very chaotic. In the2000 Elections the presidential candidates were George Bush Jr. and Al Gorewhen it seemed that Gore had was going to win the elections.Florida had a recount and its votes gave Bush, 271 electoral votes that defeatedAl Gore who received 266 electoral votes which was a violation was a violationof the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.Bush ran for a second term due to voters being in support of War on Terrorismafter the September 11,2001 attacks on the World Trade Center allegedly by Al-Qaeda which continued the act of terrorism throughout the decade.These events inspired films such as United 93 (2006) and World Trade Center(2006).After Bushs second term was over an African American senator from Chicago,Illinois named Barack Obama ran for the presidential elections and became the44th president of the United States of America and the first known blackpresident.
Wars in the 2000sWars dominated the 2000s decade and the War on Terrorism also knownas The Afghan War has been documented as the longest war in U.S.history.This war has lasted around 120 months along with The War in Iraq from2003-2011 under false pretenses that Iraq had weapons of massdestruction but the war did stop the cruel dictatorship of SaddamHussein.Films such as Hurt Locker (2008) and Lions for Lambs (2007) were inspiredby these wars.The war against terrorism has given resurgence to an old type of torturesimply termed as "waterboarding" or "wash boarding" involves strappinga person to an inclined board, the victims arms and legs are binded, andthey cover his face. The physical experience is the persons mind believinghe is drowning.The Genocidal War of Darfur, Sudan from 2003-2009 was brought to thepublics attention by musicians and grassroots organizations to stop theconflict between Afro-Arabs vs. the Non-Arab militias and rebel groups.over Darfurs government oppressing black Africans in favor of Arabs.
Disasters in the 2000sDisasters dealing with nature taking its toll in the 2000s withHurricanes wreaking havoc on the Gulf Coast and Floridaduring 2004, 2005, and 2008.Hurricane Katrina was the nations deadliest disaster of thedecade killing more than 1,800 Americans which inspired thefilm Hurricane Season in 2008.Hurricane Ike was the decades second-costliest disaster,with some $30 billion in damage reported in 2008.The tsunami that took place in Japan during December 26,2004 was the deadliest tsunami in history killing over250,000 people from Japan to Africa. The film The Day AfterTomorrow (2004) shows New York being destroyed by ahuge Tsunami.In the 2000s there were earthquakes, plane crashes, andrandom acts of terrorism.Especially in the early 2000s with anthrax and the DC Sniper.
Prominent Events of the 2000s2000 Mad Cow disease alarms Europe2001 Anthrax scare rivets nation, as anthrax-laced letters are sent to various media andgovernment officials. Several die after handling the letters (October 5 et seq.).In response to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. and British forces launch bombingcampaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan.Bombings continue on a daily basis2002 The euro currency debuts in 12 European countries2003 Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all seven astronauts2004 Spain is rocked by terrorist attacks, killing more than 200 and Al-Qaeda takesresponsibility2005 Worldwide aid pours in to help the 11 Asian countries devastated by the Dec. 26,20052006 Four days after an appeals court upholds his death sentence, Saddam Hussein ishanged in Baghdad2007 Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is elected Argentinas first woman president2008 Gunman kills six students and then himself and wounds 15 more when he opensfire on a classroom at Northern Illinois University.2009 U.S. Airways plane ditches in the Hudson River - all 155 passengers survive
Technology of 2000’s The Decade of Tech, Science and Invention
2000’s of ScienceScientists discover waterice on the mood in 2009.Space Tourism Privatespaceflight begins withAmerican DennisAFIS and CODIS becomethe main forensic toolsfor fingerprintIn August 2006 Pluto isdemoted to a “dwarfplanet” after beingconsidered a planet for 76years. Other "dwarfplanets" in our solarsystem now include Ceresand Eris.
The TechnologyDigital cameras become verypopular due to rapid decreases insize and cost while photoresolution steadily increases.Flat pane display begin displacingto: navigation searchDemonstration of a flexible OLEDdevice A green emitting OLEDdevice An OLED (organic light-emitting diode)Hdtv’s
Changes in Art and Literature reflectedissues of the early 200s by starting toreject traditions and stand up for artisticfreedom.Globalization, which had intensified in thepost- Cold war 1990’s, continued toinfluence the worlds in the 2000s.The growth of the Internet was one of theprime contributors to globalization duringthe decade, making it possible for peopleto interact with other people and expressideas.
Introduce other to different culturesand backgrounds, use goods andservice, sell and buy online, researchand learn about anything, along withexperience the whole world withouthaving to leave home.The decade saw further expansion ofLGBT rightsClimate change and global warmingbecame household words in the 2000s
2000’s in FilmUsage of computer-generate imagery became widespread in filmsduring the 2000s.Documentary and Mockumentary films, such as March of thePenguins and Super Size me were popular.Oscar Winners: Gladiator , A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, The Lord of theRings: The return of the king, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, Thedeparted, No country for old me, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hurtlocker.
2000’s film BudgetFrom 2000 to 2012 which is ten yearsof the budgets of films are flying up!2000’s, films budget from $15,000,000goes up to $300,000,000
Low Budget movie in 2000’sAlthough, most of the films budgets goes up, but still have somefilms get influenced by finical crisis.Primer(2004,$7,000)Paranormal Activity (2009, $15,000)
Best Movie in 2000’s In the USAvatar (Cameron) USA,2009.The budget of Avatar was $237,000,000US Gross $760,507,625Worldwide Gross $2,783,918,982
2000s InternationalOver the past 30 years, foreign markets have generally accountedfor about one-half of major U.S. producers total sales in theseindustries. By the late 2000s, international sales accounted forapproximately two-thirds of box office sales. Example: The film Titanic made almost US$2 billion in worldwidesales as of 2001—making it the biggest-grossing movie of all time.
2000’s film businessIn 2000, sales reached US$37 billion, with music consumptionhigh among young audiences everywhere.Almost 80% of movies sold overseas come from the U.S. movieindustry