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Great Barrier Reef
This is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. It is one of the top beautiful places to visit in Australia. You can see it from the outer space and it is the world’s largest single structure, which is made of living organisms.
The reef supports 10,000 species which consists of 1500 types of fishes and 200 kinds of birds. This beauty inspires many of the travellers to visit the place.
Steven Spielberg has dinosaurs back on the brain lately. In addition to the impending launch of the television series Terra Nova on Fox, Spielberg has been meeting with screenwriter Mark Protosevich to kick around ideas for how to re-boot the Jurassic Park franchise.
Several years ago, the Oscar-winning director worked with Protosevich on a potential remake of Chan-wook Park's Oldboy that was to star Will Smith. That film ran into rights problems and didn't come to fruition, but Spielberg, who directed the first two Jurassic Park films and was an executive producer on the third, has since met twice with Protosevich to fashion a story for a potential fourth film in the franchise.
Both Universal, which released the trilogy, and Spielberg's camp stress that no one has been engaged to write a script and that the discussions have been purely exploratory.
The franchise, born of the late Michael Crichton's 1990 novel, has been in stuck in amber since 2001, when Joe Johnston directed Jurassic Park III from a script by Peter Buchman, Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. That last entry signalled the series' fading fortunes, as it grossed just $369 million worldwide -- Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park grossed $915 million and $619 million, respectively.
Spielberg's original 1993 film adaptation, which came on the heels of James Cameron's ground-breaking Terminator 2: Judgment Day, greatly advanced CGI technology (courtesy of ILM) in its depiction of colossal dinosaurs re-animated in the modern day. With the recent rebirth of 3D and soaring improvements in digital design marshalled by everyone from Cameron to Pixar, Jurassic Park is ripe for evolution into a 21st century phenomenon.
Also known as the horned melon, jelly melon, kiwano or hedged gourd, the African cucumber is a vibrant fruit, featuring a mosaic of green and yellow colours on the inside and bright orange on the outside. It originates in the Kalahari Desert—which spans from central Botswana to west central South Africa and eastern Namibia—but can now be found in California and New Zealand The taste has been compared to cucumber and zucchini, or a mix of banana, cucumber and lemon, and it is often used for decorating platters or as an ingredient in smoothies and sundaes.
Hugh Jackman is in talks to star Universal and Working Title’s big-screen musical adaptation of Les Misérables, to be directed by The King’s Speech helmer Tom Hooper.
If a deal makes, Jackman would play Jean Valjean, the man who steals bread to feed his sister and spends the ensuing years in prison (or trying to escape it) while also becoming the guardian of a young woman named Cosette, all against the backdrop of a 19th century French rebellion.
William Nicholson wrote the script. The story is based on the Victor Hugo book but best known to millions as one of the longest-running musicals around.
Les Miz, as it’s lovably known, would be the first time that Jackman, a singer and dancer with a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz, would perform on the big screen. The actor was scheduled to reprise his role as Wolverine in a sequel that was to have shot later this year, but the lack of a director on the project has thrown a wrench into that timetable.
An art student in Home, she was stopped on the street by director Mario Costa. She let loose a torrent of abuse about men who accost defenceless girls and only when she paused for breath was he able to explain that he wanted to screen-test her for Elisir d’Amore (1946). She won the part.
Faced with a line of eager customers all feeling the need for food, many an hilarious one liner can be heard. Whether from the waiter who is just waiting for that break from the constant order barrage or from the customer just wanting the product, a laugh is always possible
The Muiderslot is a castle in the Netherlands, located at the mouth of the river Vecht, some 15 kilometres southeast of Amsterdam, in Muiden, where it flows into what used to be the Zuiderzee. It's one of the better known castles in the Netherlands and has been featured in many television shows set in the Middle Ages.
The history of the Muiderslot (Castle Muiden, where muiden means rivermouth) begins with Count Floris V who built a stone castle at the mouth of the river back in 1280, when he gained command over an area that used to be part of the See of Utrecht. The River Vecht was the trade route to Utrecht, one of the most important trade towns of that age. The castle was used to enforce a toll on the traders. It is a relatively small castle, measuring 32 by 35 metres with brick walls well over 1.5 metres thick. A large moat surrounded the castle.
A hundred years later, in 1370, the castle was rebuilt on the same spot based on the same plan, by Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, who at that time was also the Count of Holland and Zeeland.
The blog Stuck in the ’80s says it is. Steve Spears says Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off is the real deal. It seems Ferris has made a mint on motivational speaking, but wealth isn’t making him happy. What he needs is – another day off.
Screenwriter Rick Rapier has been trying to sell his screenplay for the past few years, but says in the past few months “Big name production companies that have first-look production deals with Paramount are reading the script,” meaning Ferris Part Two could feasibly see the light of day.
Ferris Bueller fans, here's some amazing news: There is a finished script being shopped in Hollywood for a sequel to the 1986 teen classic.
Titled "Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off," the movie places Ferris on the eve of his 40th birthday. The script was written by Rick Rapier, a screenwriter based in Arizona. Rapier provided "Stuck in the '80s" with an exclusive and complete copy of the 106-page script.
The story has the same feel, humor and pace as the 1986 movie, which should please hard-core Ferris fans.
The movie fast-forwards Ferris' life about 20 years. In the years since high school, Ferris has turned his carefree "Life Moves Pretty Fast" motto into a motivational self-help career. His best friend Cameron is still at his side, managing his massive business.
But despite his phenomenal success, Ferris is a bit distracted on his 40th birthday . He decides to take the day off, sending Cameron, his business associates and family into a frenzy.
Rapier says he had hoped John Hughes would direct the movie – but John Hughes has passed and all the actors would return to reprise their original roles, including Matthew Broderick ("Ferris), Alan Ruck ("Cameron") and Jeffrey Jones ("Ed Rooney"). And what are the characters all up to now?
* Ferris' sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) is married to the boy she met in the police station (Charlie Sheen).
* No longer a school administrator, Rooney is still stalking Ferris for revenge.
* The economics teacher played by Ben Stein now is an airline gate representative.
* Ferris' girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) is a Hollywood star going through a rough marriage.
Can the movie be made? Right now, that's completely up to Hollywood. Rapier says several players in the movie business have read the script, with various reactions. One executive who passed on the script said he didn't like the idea that Ferris was profiting from his persona, Rapier said.
Come on, Hollywood. Take the chance. After all, as our hero says, "Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
You can read the first twelve pages of the script HERE
"Tragedy" has one of the world's most intriguing unsolved etymologies. We know that the Greek word for Tragedy was tragoidia. This comes from two words: oide, meaning “song” or "ode," and “tragos” meaning “goat."
Yes, "goat." No one knows why on earth a tragedy was called a “goat song." One suggestion is that perhaps a goat was given as a prize at an ancient Greek drama festival, but this has not been confirmed.
If you are obsessive-compulsive......
please press 1 repeatedly.
If you are co-dependent......
please ask someone to press 2.
If you have multiple personalities......
press 3, 4, 5 and 6.
If you are paranoid-delusional......
we know who you are and what you want.
Just stay on the line while we trace the call.
If you are schizophrenic......
listen carefully and a little voice will tell you which number to press.
If you are manic-depressive......
it doesn't matter which number you press.
No one will answer.
The only time in which two versions of the same song, sung in the same film, both made the record charts, occurred in 1957 with the song Tammy.
In the film Tammy And The Bachelor, The Ames Brothers sang the theme over the credits, while in the film Debbie Reynolds also sang Tammy. The Ames Brothers' version (RCA Victor 47-6930) peaked at number-five in 1957, while Debbie Reynolds's (Coral 61851) reach number-one and became the song of the year.
LOCATION – FORMER NAME
Albany - Fort Orange
Atlantic City - Absecon
Bangladesh - East Pakistan
Belize - British Honduras
Benin - Dahomey
Bolivia. - Upper Peru
Botswana - Bechuanaland.
Burkina Faso - Upper Volta
Canada - New France
Chicago - Fort Dearborn
Cincinnati - Fort Washington
Colombia - New Granada
Djibouti - French Somaliland
Ethiopia - Abyssinia
Ghana- Gold Coast
Hawaii - Sandwich lslands
Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon
Iran - Persia
lraq - Mesopotamia
lstanbul - Constantinople
Malawi - Nyasaland