Three-time Best Drama Series Emmy nominee Downton Abbey premieres its fifth season in America tonight and has a fighting chance this year to take home the big prize. Wouldn’t it be loverly. The critically-acclaimed British period drama won Outstanding Miniseries or Movie in it’s first year (2011), but hasn’t won since it entered the big leagues (Best Drama Series). It will likely have stiff competition yet again this year including Mad Men, The Affair, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, and House of Cards, though powerhouse Breaking Bad concluded and will be out of the race this year leaving the category wide open.
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“It’s always consciousness — of“
I can see and hear him very distinctly now in my consciousness, even though he is gone.
My father had said it to me, on quite of few times, and it’s full impact has finally come home…
Because of another person, who I was barely conscious of … most of my life. And I never met the man.
But James and Sharon know him. There is the two degrees of physical separation.
But the abstract connections are deeper.
It is called the Gestalt.
For my father and Nathaniel Branden had at least two things in common…
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He wasn’t talented enough, he thought.
To join Disney Animation Studios as an animator.
So he became a scientist
A Computer Scientist.
He has had a hand in innovating with a team, in a whole new way.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Now he is the President of Disney Animation Studios… and Pixar Animation Studios … and Disney Toons Studios.
Computer Science, Ed Catmull, and Innovation has come a long way baby…
And you haven’t seen nothing yet.
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But what if your mother, or father, (and society) are NOT conducive to your natural talents? Oh! What Lucky Men They WAS!
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER INVENTION.
PASSION REQUIRES TEMPERAMENT AND CIRCUMSTANCE
Because you know it is about Life Itself: That Relational Thing.
What a Dream.
The Dream Team of Olympic Basketball: Michael, Magic, Larry …
BUT, THIS is about the OTHER DREAM TEAM.
They couldn’t even imagine their Dream in the beginning, it had been so long ago.
The Dream of Freedom…
It takes a Nation, with a little luck, grit, and passion.
“Yeah, And it’s a bigger dream.”
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Batman vs. Superman filmed it’s first scene in East L.A. this weekend featuring fictional football teams Gotham City University vs. Metropolis State University:
Seventeen-time Emmy award winning HBO series Boardwalk Empire airs S4 E7 tonight and it seems it is still time to continue riding the “good TV show” bandwagon. The critically acclaimed bootlegging drama picked up five primetime statues this year alone including Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.
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Eight-time Emmy award-winning Showtime series Homeland premiered Season 3 this week and it’s just about time to hop on the “good TV show” bandwagon. This year at the Emmy’s Homeland picked up Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Henry Bromell) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Danes). Though last year it took some backlash for exploring controversial Islamophobia and American Foreign Policy related concepts.
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Trade is ten times as old as civilization.
Netflix’s exclusively-online series House of Cards generated a lot of buzz when it took home 3 Emmy’s including: Outstanding Casting for a drama series, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera series, and; Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series. Granting director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) his first Primetime Emmy Award.
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J.K. Rowling will pen her first screen-play for a Harry Potter spin-off film series based on a fictional piece of literature entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The series’ plot will revolve around one of Rowling’s favorite characters, Newt Scamander.
The Harry Potter Franchise lasted more than a decade and became the highest-grossing film series of all time, pulling in $7.7 billion internationally.
Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling. “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway. — J.K. Rowling
And since Warner Bros. hired Zack Snyder to direct the segway film into their superhero ensemble team-up, they’re gonna need all the extra revenue they can get their hands on.
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