What movie inspired Alien (1979)?

what movie inspired alien 1979

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958) inspired the movie Alien (1979). Both movies were about a spaceship with an alien stowaway.

Who invented Felix the Cat?

who invented felix the cat

An artist named Otto Messmer who worked for silent cartoon animator Pat Sullivan invented Felix the Cat. Messmer developed Felix for Paramount’s Screen Magazine in 1919. Paramount producer John King gave Felix his name. The first Felix cartoon in 1919 was called Feline Follies; the second was called Musical Mews.

Of what movie was Steven Spielberg’s Always (1989) a remake?

of what movie was steven spielbergs always 1989 a remake

Steven Spielberg’s Always (1989) was a remake to A Guy Named Joe (1943). Richard Dreyfuss took the Spencer Tracy part and Holly Hunter took the Irene Dunne part, in this fantasy about a pilot who dies and helps another pilot romance his girlfriend.

How many film versions of Holiday have there been?

how many film versions of holiday have there been

There were two film versions of Holiday. The 1930 film featured Ann Harding as Linda Se-ton and Robert Ames as John Case, the roles taken by Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in the 1938 version. Edward Everett Horton played the same role in both films, Nick Potter.

Who gave the Academy Award statuette the name “Oscar”?

who gave the academy award statuette the name oscar

A secretary named Margaret Herrick, who later became executive director of the Academy gave the Academy Award statuette the name “Oscar”. According to legend, she looked at the statuette and said, “Why, he reminds me of my Uncle Oscar.” The uncle’s full name was Oscar Pierce.

Who sponsors the Golden Globe awards?

who sponsors the golden globe awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association sponsors the Golden Globe awards. Founded in 1940, it is an association of foreign journalists covering the Los Angeles entertainment scene. The awards were first presented in 1944, with the first Best Motion Picture award going to The Song of Bernadette (1943).

What is a mise-en-scene?

what is a mise en scene

Meaning literally the “playing of a scene,” a mise-en-scene refers in film theory to the content of an individual frame. Orson Welles, F. W. Murnau, and Max Ophuls are all considered masters of the mise-en-scene, masters of composing a shot.

What were Gene Autry’s “Ten Commandments of a Cowboy”?

what were gene autrys ten commandments of a cowboy

Gene Autry’s “Ten Commandments of a Cowboy” were: 1. A cowboy never takes unfair advantage, even of an enemy. 2. A cowboy never betrays a trust. 3. A cowboy always tells the truth. 4. A cowboy is kind to small children, to old folks, and to animals. 5. A cowboy is free from racial and … Read more

What was the miracle in Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)?

what was the miracle in miracle of morgans creek 1944

The miracle in Miracle of Morgan’s Creek was the birth of sextuplets to Trudy Kockenlocker (Betty Hutton). She was a woman who got married and pregnant without remembering it after drinking too much at a World War II servicemen’s dance.

When was Twentieth Century Fox formed?

when was twentieth century fox formed

Twentieth Century Fox was formed in 1935. The Fox Film Corporation which was founded in 1915 by William Fox (1879-1952) merged with Twentieth Century Productions, established in 1933 by Joseph M. Schenk (1878-1961) and Darryl F. Zanuck (19021979).

Did Lillian Gish ever receive an Oscar?

did lillian gish ever receive an oscar

In 1970, Lillian Gish received a special Oscar for her cumulative work, then spanning nearly sixty years. She began making films in 1912; in 1987, she appeared in The Whales of August.