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Toronto Star150 films for Canada 150 from TMN GOToronto Star... Runner); Hollywood films with Canadian stars and directors (Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool, Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Norman Jewison's Moonstruck, James Cameron's Avatar); and Canadian cult classics (Porky's and David Cronenberg's Videodrome).
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 2:47 pm
'The Graduate' at 50: Sex, Alienation and
Variety'The Graduate' at 50: Sex, Alienation and Comedy Made Mike Nichols Film a ClassicVarietyThere are varying versions of Day turning down the project. Producer Turman said Day's husband rejected the Webb novel without showing it to her. Nichols said Day got the script via their mutual friend Norman Jewison, but her husband Marty Melcher ...
Posted on 19 June 2017 | 7:00 am
Why Take Five owes its existence to the US
Financial TimesWhy Take Five owes its existence to the US State DepartmentFinancial Times... musicians around the world, notably in Jamaica, where the most influential version was recorded in 1968 by Val Bennett; he changed the rhythm to a more danceable 4/4 and retitled it “The Russians Are Coming” after Norman Jewison's then-popular film.
Posted on 18 June 2017 | 9:01 pm
150 Years, 150 Great Artists - Canada
150 Years, 150 Great ArtistsCanada NewsWire (press release)Singers Maureen Forrester, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, movie director Norman Jewison, composer/musician David Foster, actor Christopher Plummer, author Margaret Atwood and the artists of The Group of Seven are among the distinguished artists ...
Posted on 15 June 2017 | 3:09 am
Judas and Jesus collide in Signature
WTOPJudas and Jesus collide in Signature Theatre's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'WTOPMost folks are familiar with the 1971 Broadway show, starring Jeff Fenholt as Jesus and Ben Vereen as Judas, or the 1973 Norman Jewison film, starring Ted Neeley as Jesus and Carl Anderson as Judas. But it was a more recent version that caught the eye ...
Posted on 8 June 2017 | 8:16 am
Revival: 'Superstar' cast members
WATERLOO | Fans of the movie “Jesus Christ Superstar” were treated to a digitally remastered showing of the classic film Sunday and the opportunity to meet two of its stars.
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 3:00 pm
Jeremy and I meet the cast members of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Little Art Theatre and take in an epic tale or two.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 6:43 pm
TCM Classic Film Festival: From ‘The Sound
Although the loose theme of this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival revolves around the word “History” in every possible meaning of the word, organizers could easily have wrapped it around the word “anniversary” since so much of it seems to be tied to celebrating landmark years in the life of the movies, actors and filmmakers being honored this year. In fact the fest, which runs all weekend ...
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 12:08 pm
I Am Steve McQueen (Blu-ray)
Recommended The Movie: For more and more people these days who were not around or aware of the era of Steve McQueen in movies and/or auto racing, it seems like (admittedly, without looking) resources have been scarce in devoting enough time to "The King of Cool," but it would appear the additional retroactive appreciation is slowly starting to take hold, with the latest installment being I Am ...
Posted on 24 March 2015 | 7:13 am
Baxter Avenue Theater Presents 'Jesus
Easter is just about two weeks away!
Posted on 20 March 2015 | 9:30 am
Around the world, to outer space and back
Their music has been to outer space (Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk took their first two CDs with him during his NASA flight on board the space shuttle Columbia), they've provided soundtracks for Hollywood (Norman Jewison's "Only You"), and they've ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:18 pm
Viola Davis Says She Will Star in a Film
But, apparently, Paramount wasn't interested in any of them at the time. There were a lot of opinions sought on this, including Norman Jewison's, who recalls his own experiences attempting to direct an adaptation of "The Confessions of Nat Turner" in the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:59 am
Engelbert Humperdinck Shares An Address With
Norman Jewison, Kevin Kline, Patti LaBelle, Jack LaLanne, Walter Lanz, Julie London, Keye Luke, Ed McMahon, Eddie Murphy, Mills Brothers, Liza Minelli, Guy Mitchell, Dudley Moore, Randy Quaid, Brock Peters, Sumner Redstone, Joan Rivers, Soupy Sales ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 3:19 pm
Star-studded kick-off to Muskoka
Robertson is a veteran of Toronto’s folk music scene as well as a music publisher. Jordan is a Juno-winning producer, the songwriting chair at Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre, and a recording artist with 15 albums to his credit. Their ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 1:25 pm
Bud Yorkin, partner in TV’s ‘All in the
Yorkin was “one of the three very best live variety directors when live TV was at its peak,” director William Friedkin told the Los Angeles Times recently, adding that Norman Jewison and Dwight Hemion were the other two. “Bud’s style was classic ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 5:43 am
Resolved Question: Are you surprised every
Posted on 24 February 2017 | 9:09 am
Resolved Question: Are you surprised every
Posted on 25 June 2016 | 7:26 pm
Resolved Question: Can someone proof read my
I'm in grade 9 english and I'm in need of someone to proof read my rough draft essay. The essay is on similarities and differences of "In the Heat of the Night" novel and movie (as stated in the intro) please give me your feedback. Again this is just my rough draft and I haven't even read over it yet so please help me out :)
In the Heat of the Night
How can a black homicide investigator solve a murder when everyone is blinded by his skin colour?
This essay is a novel and film comparison. In this essay I will be comparing the similarities and differences between the novel by John Ball and the movie directed by Norman Jewison “In the Heat of the Night”
The novel and movie have very few similarities. To start off with the main theme of the novel and movie is interracial tensions in the southern United States. The book and movie follow the storyline of a murder that takes place in a small town. Following that, the story proves that black people are just as equal as the rest of us. Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide investigator is in charge of investigating the crucial murdering of Enrico Mantoli, a musical conductor (In the movie his name was Philip Colbert). Everyone is against Virgil because they think black people are untrustworthy. It makes it very difficult for Bill Gillespie (chief of police) to gain respect when he has been seen with a black man multiple times. Gillespie was very prejudice in both the novel and movie but he did loosen up and eventually started to trust and respect Virgil. Another similarity is that Virgil Tibbs is almost the exact same in the novel and movie. He is very intelligent and shows that he is confident even though he knows what position he is automatically put in since he’s black. He knows how to deal with things very well and knows how to back himself up. In the novel he wouldn’t have talked back as much as he did in the movie. It did put a higher intensity and climax into the movie though.
The differences between the novel and movie show how they are not the exact same story, the minor changes affect the story a lot more than they were portrayed to.
First of all, the novel and movie take place in different towns.
The novel takes place in Wells, Carolina and the movie takes place in Sparta, Mississippi. The main conflict of the novel is that Enrico Mantoli was murdered but the director of the movie changed the victim. The new victims name was Philip Colbert instead of Enrico Mantoli. Enrico was a musical conductor and Philip was planning on building a factory in the rural. Also the dialogue was completely opposite. Virgil Tibbs was not as sassy in the novel but of course in the movie they made him fight back way too much. In the movie Bill Gillespie said “You take care ya hear!” at the end of the movie. It would’ve been inappropriate for the novel. There was other things said that did not belong with the time or setting of the story.
Endicott was a lot more respectful in the novel and definitely wouldn’t have slapped Virgil in the face for investigating about a murder. The director changed Endicott’s character to a whole new character. One of the biggest differences in my opinion was that Dilaures Purdy had a brother who was in a lot of scenes. In the novel it was never mentioned that she had a brother, instead she had a father that helped her out with everything. Including going to talk to chief Gillespie about Sam Woods. The ending of the movie was different than the novel because Dilaures Purdy’s brother got shot but since he wasn’t in the novel, he didn’t get shot in the novel. These differences made me prefer the novel over the movie.
The novel was way better than the movie because it was up to my mind to picture the scene, what was going on and what the characters looked like, although I imagined Gillespie and Virgil the exact same from the novel to the movie I still preferred being able to read at my own speed and reading the dialogue myself. The director made some mistakes that could’ve easily been resolved. If he had fixed some of the dialogue and made the characters the same as in the novel I probably would’ve chosen the movie over the novel. The movie was well made but some scenes did not match the storyline or theme at all. The book was well written and a better murder mystery. I recommend the novel over the movie. The novel also shows that racism was a big problem back then but they movie encourages it a lot more. The novel and movie both did have racism but the racism progresses to a whole new level in the movie. It eventually became more harsh than in the novel.
Posted on 17 February 2014 | 12:45 pm
Resolved Question: What is Canada’s
Posted on 27 October 2013 | 1:43 pm
Resolved Question: What the hell is the main
if thoughtabout it and im not sure please help me im stuck :( i have this essay due tm and thats only for one class then i have three other clases, im reaking out please heple me and yeah i know i should do y own homework but some one help idc
Posted on 12 June 2013 | 11:01 pm