Hollywood Upcoming Movies

Hollywood, by listening this term, many cinema lovers get fascinated with excitement. Originally, Hollywood is a district in Los Angles in US, which is famous for its film industry. Due to this, now the word Hollywood has become a term for film industry. This film industry has been offering excellent Hollywood upcoming movies to the people from a century. Today also, this industry is on its peak and producing excellent films with latest technologies. People can still be seen reading Hollywood movies reviews keenly and deciding which one of these should be enjoyed first. This industry takes care of the people of every interest by directing and producing films on various themes such as romantic, historical, science fiction, comedy etc. Some of the movies which got a lot of fame are Jurassic Park, Titanic, The Last Samurai etc.

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In this season also, this industry is planning to give some good entertainment packages. According to the latest Hollywood movies news, some of the upcoming movies are – The International, Confession of Shopaholic, Friday the 13th, Fired up etc. All these films are based on different themes and are fully packed with a lot of entertainment. It is quite obvious that it will be difficult to stand up before finishing these films, once you start watching them.

‘The International’ is a film based on corruption. This is a story about a fictional bank that perform corrupt dealings. Then comes an Interpol agent (Clive Owen) teamed with his assistant. The whole story is based on the corruption and its investigation. This is an interesting movie based on interesting theme, especially for those who like detective films. Another name can be taken ‘Confession of Shopaholic’. This is an excellent story based on the struggle of a fun loving girl named Rebecca Bloomwood. She wanted to work with her favorite fashion magazine but could not be successful at first. But later on as a result of her struggle, she started enjoying the taste success. One theme, which is recognized as one of the most important is comedies. Then, how Hollywood can remain untouched with it. An upcoming comedy flick is the ‘Fired up’. This is a story about two boys joining the cheer leader camps. The whole film is based on this.

These interesting films are providing one of the best entertainments to the movie buffs. Perhaps, this is the reason, that the fans of this industry are from all over the world. Hopefully, the class apart entertainment from this side will continue to remain and people will get some more good Hollywood movies news in coming days.

Hollywood Screenwriting

Hollywood screenwriting is a different animal than traditional screenwriting. A metonym for American movies, Hollywood undoubtedly leads the world production of movies, television serials and commercials. It goes without saying that Hollywood is the home for illustrious celebrities in every walk of cinema life. With the establishment of the first studio in the Tinsel town in early 1900s, the sleepy township was suddenly transformed into the production capital of films. As the center was rearing up to go, hundreds of auxiliary industries mushroomed to provide the much needed support. These included film studios, cinematography, singers, music and movie directors, screenwriters, actors, distributors and other members of the crew.

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Hollywood screenwriting grew in popularity as the film industry galloped unbridled. New themes, novel scripts and kaleidoscopic changes demanded skilled writers who could match their talent with public mandate. Reel life is generally depiction of real life existing during a particular epoch. Thousands of writers of varying expertise flocked the place to give the silver screen a new dimension and try their fortune at the most promising profession. These wordsmiths were an enthusiastic lot and till date, all of them come here starry-eyed and a yearning to win fame and recognition for what they think to be their masterpieces. Some do succeed, but most fade out with passage of time.

The reason for Hollywood screenwriting becoming an almost indomitable work is that the savvy screenwriters are not made of the same mettle as in the days gone by. Most lack the inspiration and many give up before they reach even the lowest rung of the ladder. True, there is a plethora of opportunities available today, like formal training, software to take away a large chunk of the bother of compiling seamless scripts, writing companies to assist the aspirant and the swelling size of the market. Hollywood screenwriting has become a serious business. On an average, there are about a hundred and fifty feature films, dozens of TV movies, and seventy odd TV serials produced annually and more baffling is the fact that a minimum of five scripts are written and paid for, for each of the artistic creativity.

How To Write Screenplays That Hollywood

Do you make the same mistake so many other screenwriters make when writing screenplays? Do you overlook the fact that in order to get produced in Hollywood, you need to write screenplays that Hollywood produces?

I’m not sure where I read this, but I read where the best movie of 2001 to date is “Shrek.” The article went on to describe the reasons why. “Shrek” made more money at the box office and is the longest running movie of any movie released in 2001. Also, “Shrek” covers the largest demographic, as people of all ages go to it (kids, teens, adults and seniors). Perhaps the key thing that has made “Shrek” so popular is word-of-mouth.

“Shrek” and “The Prince of Egypt” are Hollywood-produced movies. What do they contain that your screenplays do not contain? Remember, I am writing about how to write screenplays that get produced; not how to write screenplays.

The first element “Shrek” and “The Prince of Egypt” have that your screenplays should also have is a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. “Shrek” and “The Prince of Egypt” take us from dire beginnings, to riveting middles, to powerful endings that touch our hearts. “Shrek” and “The Prince of Egypt” also track a main character.

“Shrek” and “The Prince of Egypt” introduce us to and immerse us in the main character’s world. They present a dramatic premise. They show us the main character’s fatal flaw which they must overcome if they are to win what they want to win. What they want to win is more dear to them than anything else in their lives at the time. It is a universal “dear”. And as well, what is dear to these main characters is also dear to us. This is one way we are hooked into each movie.

At the end of Act I, in “Shrek” and “The Prince of Egypt” situations occur that devastate the main characters and us. The situations spin the main characters and us around and shoots us and them off into Act II. In Act II, they take the main characters and us through a labyrinth of experiences that pull the main characters to the edge of breaking and us to the edge of our seats. And it is all because we have been transformed from viewers to main characters ourselves.

We think and feel as the main characters think and feel. We’re pulling for them regardless of how reckless they might be. Just about the time, we think all is lost, and we’re going to have to limp off home to mend our wounds, something occurs that brings the main characters new hope. With this newfound hope, we sweat with the main characters as they overcome superhuman odds to win. In the end, we see the main characters transform, and somehow, inside of us, a transformation also takes place. And we go home with a happy heart and a good-feeling mind about ourselves and our lives.

There are a number of less-than-spectacular movies that are churned out of Hollywood each year. The fine point of writing screenplays is contained in the elements and structure that have been described previously. If you are skeptical of this, or if you still feel you write screenplays that Hollywood should produce, then you might want to take time out to study movies that Hollywood has produced. Be certain your screenplay writing contains aspects of the kinds of movies Hollywood produces to give you confidence in your convictions.

You should also read the screenplays of these movies. Once you have accomplished this, outline the movies/screenplays scene-by-scene. By doing this physical and mental activity, you will discover elements of these movies that you otherwise may overlook. In your findings, you will learn about critical turning points that are so crucial for good storytelling. You will also ascertain transformation arcs the main characters go through as they move forward to accomplishing the goals that are set up for them during the execution of the dramatic premises. You will clearly recognize the elements containing universal elements which hook.

Clara Bow Movies Hollywood’s

“She danced even when her feet were not moving” Adolf Zukor

Clara Bow had somewhat of a disheartening beginning to her life having been born to an unhappily married mother who suffered from, the then misunderstood, epileptic fits. Sara Bow, who had previously had her first two babies die prematurely expected the same for her third one. This would not be the case for Clara.

Clara’s father, Robert Bow, was a drunken, verbally and physically abusive father and husband who was unable to hold a steady job and was away most of her childhood. The family lived in poverty and Clara’s mother Sara was forced into work as a prostitute in order to make money for food, often locking Clara in a closet while she entertained customers in their apartment.

Clara’s poor and tattered clothing led the other little girls in her neighborhood to make fun of her. As a result, she decided to make friends with the boys, who immediately took a liking to her “tomboyish” nature.

When she had turned sixteen, in order to escape her troubled life, Clara Bow began modeling for a number of movie magazines. She had often sought personal sanctuary at the movies and after the shows would pose in front of her mirror practicing her favorite actresses gestures and expressions.

This greatly displeased her mother who would often tell Clara that “acting was for whores” and had occasionally come up behind her and threaten to kill her stating “she would be better off dead then an actress in film.” Because of this, Clara did not disclose to her mother her plans to enter a modeling contest for a chance at the cover shot on a 1921 publication of Motion Picture Magazine.

Clara submitted two photographs for the contest and the judges were impressed by how attractively she photographed. She was offered a number of follow-up screen tests which showcased her natural acting ability leading to Clara ultimately winning the contest.

Her first role was in the film Beyond the Rainbow (1922), but her scenes ended up on the cutting room floor leaving Clara feeling completely devastated.

It was at this time her mother began having more serious seizures as a result of her medical problems, and one night she threatened Clara at knife point until falling to the floor from a particularly horrible seizure. This experience would give Clara insomnia and feelings of insecurity for the rest of her life.

In spite of how dreadful life was on the home front for Clara, her career in films started to really take off after being seen on the cover of Motion Picture Magazine. She was given a small part in the film Down to the Sea in Ships (1922) and even though ripped by the critics she caught the eye of producer B. P. Schulberg of Preferred Pictures (soon to become Paramount Pictures), and was off to Hollywood. It didn’t take long for audiences to begin a love affair with the soon to be “It Girl.”

Her magical on screen presence as the first illustrious “flapper” of the roaring twenties had women across America walking, talking, dancing, and dressing like Clara Bow.

Classic Hollywood Romances

Well, does anyone of us ever come to think of Hollywood’s most memorable romance classics spanning decades? As an ardent admirer of romance and the alluring Hollywood musicals, I unmistakably feel my pulses rising with the sheer magic and aura of the timeless romances portrayed so very lovingly in the silver screen of the yesteryears. Be it the ever-touching saga of star-crossed lovers meeting during wartime under the Moorish arches of Rick’s Café American in “Casablanca”, or the sweeping melodrama, “Gone With The Wind”– based on Margaret Mitchell’s bestselling Civil War epic (which defined the term “Hollywood blockbuster”), I have an insatiable appetite for each of them.

Oh how can I ever forget the sweeping emotions of the magic of a shipboard romance which charms a Frenchman and American woman (Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, respectively) into each other’s arms in the ever-memorable “Love Affair”? Or do you remember that phenomenal romance between Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in “An Affair To Remember”, where a man and a woman meet on a ship crossing an ocean and fall in love, only to part ways, promising to meet dramatically on the top of Empire State Building, New York (which unfortunately, doesn’t happen later)? Equally unforgettable to my mind is the all-time epic love saga, “Roman Holiday”, which happens to be the most priceless transient romance between a disguised princess and a handsome American reporter (Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, respectively).

When you come to think of candlelight romances, serenading, wooing the beloved or star-crossed epic love sagas, you would obviously mark the romantic chemistry between the lover and his beloved as the quintessential foundation behind these wonderful, witty and immensely touching tales of true love. Interestingly, the success of these blockbusters in romance in Hollywood comes from incorporating core elements of Hollywood (especially the music), classical romance elements and a degree of sentimentality which, again, is quite stylishly sophisticated in nature.

The 50’s and 60’s were the hey days of classic romance in Hollywood, when ethos, pathos, happy endings, heart-wrenching goodbyes and romantic love scenes along with power-packed performances by some of Hollywood’s heartthrobs like Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Marilyn Monroe were the staple of every young heart. Now, I would rather not attempt this article as a primer of cinematic history comprising the best films of all times from the classic romance genre, for that is the job of an encyclopedia and not that of a human. And these days, you are sure to get plentiful of those online. So I would limit my writing to the discussion of only some of the milestones of our cinematic past, the era and the cultural milieu behind the production of these masterpieces, which again, comes from the sheer love I feel towards these movies.

While today, Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox, MGM and Columbia (Sony) are some of the pioneers in Hollywood film production and distribution, in the yesteryears, Paramount Pictures, the longest-lived American movie studio, used to lead the arena of American motion picture production and distribution. Those were the blissful times when the Hollywood studio system produced classic movies embodying a refined, evocative method of storytelling that left something to the audience’s imagination. While this was true right from the early nineteen hundred and thirties’ till the sixties’, the audience those days were fed on films which did adhere to certain standards of discretion and used established cinematic devices to imply what they could not say explicitly. Without an iota of blatant sensory stimulations, the sheer use of compelling stories and characters, snappy dialogue, high production values (including those of cinematography, editing, shot composition, scoring, sets and costuming) and above all, extra-ordinary acting prowess of the stars those days gave birth to some of the most celebrated reel romances of all times, including “Gone With the Wind”, “West Side Story”, “Casablanca”, “Roman Holiday”, “My Fair Lady” and “An Affair to Remember”.

The 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, combined, was also the era producing the greatest silver screen legends like Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, the irresistibly handsome Cary Grant and the super charismatic Gregory Peck, the celebrated smidgens Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Sofia Lauren, Audrey Hepburn, and the ravishing Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe. Interestingly enough, did you know that recently the AFI has ranked the greatest love stories of the first century of American cinema, with “Casablanca” attaining the numero uno position? “Gone With The Wind” and “West Side Story” come only next to it among the greatest reel classics of America.

Truly worthy of their legendary status by virtue of their sprawling, epic film romance, few would venture to dispute the position of these three films as the silver screen’s greatest romances ever. And it is worth mentioning that in each of these films, there are potent screen moments between the protagonists that are replete with romantic content which again, unmistakably evolve into meaningful, personalized fantasies among the lovers of these reel romances. Whosoever has seen “Roman Holiday” will never for his/her life forget the phenomenal scene between Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck when Peck puts his hand into the “Mouth of Truth” (La Bocca della Verità), a stone face in Rome that according to legend, will bite your hand off if you tell a lie. In the film, when he pulls his hand out it is missing, causing Hepburn, the disguised princess Ann, to scream hysterically. The chemistry between the two in the scene is so infectious that the audience never fails to identify the film as a superior love story with the distinction of classic romance elements.

On the other hand, those were the times that produced the ever-memorable, ever-fascinating Hollywood musicals, like the legendary “Sound of Music” (1965), “Singing in the Rain” (1952). Regarded as two of the great movie musicals of all times, these are films that linger in the hearts of lovers of romance eternally. Who can forget the sweet, ethereal chanting of Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music” where she teaches the seven children the notes of “Do re mi” or where she asserts her individuality singing, “I have confidence in me”, or where she playfully mingles with the children in the song “These are a few of my favorite things”?

For the records, the cast album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, while the film itself won an Academy Award for Best Picture and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. “Singing in the Rain”, on the other hand, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds, is replete with wit as a satirical comedy, featuring one of the most lavish elements of yesteryears’ musicals. It is the film where there’s the phenomenal dance scene of Gene Kelly with the title track, “singing in the rain”, while twirling an umbrella, splashing through puddles and getting soaked to the skin. “My Fair lady”, another classic romantic comedy woven in the mould of a musical, happens to be one of my personal favorites with electrifying performances by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, the young, uncouth Cockney girl and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins, an arrogant, irritable professor of phonetics. Together, they put the screen on fire with an unforgettable film adaptation of the stage musical, My Fair Lady, based in turn on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

In the later years, to be more particular, from the nineteen hundred and seventies and eighties, there has been a noticeable transition of reel romance from the stylishly sophisticated, artsy and evocative style of the black and white years to the more bittersweet, flesh and blood world of the lovers, rocking with prolonged kissing and lovemaking scenes, unbridled energy and emotion. What can be a better example of the new cosmos in which the lovers find themselves other than that showed in “Love Story” (1970), one of the most romantic movies ever made? A romantic tearjerker from director Arthur Hiller about a passionate couple with a tragic ending, this one happens to be a heartfelt tale of the love of a lifetime. Regarded as the most successful Paramount movie up to that time, the film received seven Academy Award nominations including the Best Picture award. Another one, from the 90’s, “Forrest Gump” (1994), revives the same pristine emotions of love as the story revolves along some of the most enduring and touching moments of love between Forrest (Tom Hanks) and his lifelong love Jenny. While in the film, we have a sweeping look at thirty tumultuous years of American history seen through the eyes of the charmed simpleton Forrest, we are gifted with some classic scenes those have unparalleled intricacy and depth while still being enormously engaging. Again, in the 90’s, we see the enormously gripping passion and on-screen chemistry between Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” (1990), a magnanimous love story about a wealthy businessman falling for effervescent hooker.

The chemistry between the lovers seemed to be so natural and convincing that it transcends the shackles of a romantic comedy and goes on to be remembered as quite a classic film in the romance genre. Towards the end of the 90’s, the world of romance in Hollywood was again ablaze with the blockbuster of all times, “Titanic” (1997), a fictional love story between Rose (Kate Winslett) and Jack (Leonardo De Caprio), members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated 1912 maiden voyage of the ship Titanic. Even though the film is based on the historical sinking of the gigantic Titanic, the crux and the beauty of the entire film lies in the poignant tale of their love which is even more beautified by the soulful music and memorable soundtracks of the film. On a different note, though with the same poignancy and intensity of passion, unfolds the idyllic love story between Noah (Ryan Gosling) and his love Allie (Rachel McAdams) in “the Notebook” (2004). Adapted from the 1996 romantic novel by Nicolas Sparks, it has been one of the most touching screen romances of the present times.

Last but not the least; let me share with you my feelings of witnessing another classic film outside of Hollywood that portrayed romance on screen so evocatively yet with a poignant tone that I was immediately reminded of the classic undertones of creative suggestiveness and subtlety characteristic of the celebrated reel romances of Hollywood. The film is none other than the Italian masterpiece “La Vita E Belle” (“Life is Beautiful”) directed by Roberto Benigni which went on to win 3 Oscars in 1998. While the film was based on the story of the violent indignities suffered by Jews in the concentration camps of World War II, the subtleties of the film transcend the horrors of the concentration camp with some of the most beautifully screened romantic sequences in world cinema.

Remember the scene where Guido follows his bride Dora into a greenhouse and the scenes which follow thereafter? Well, rather than showing what they do there, the scene slowly dissolves to a shot of the same greenhouse, only this time, a little boy is playing there. The implications are obvious, the device serves to advance the plot a few years without restoring to the clichéd “five years later…” inter-title and the love scene is left to the audience’s imagination. By virtue of the amazing screenplay, the film turns out to be an unforgettable fable that proves the indomitable spirit of love, family and imagination in the face of all evils. Undoubtedly, this, along with the joys of love, and life–has been the most enduring theory working as the ultimate foundation behind all successful romance classics in the history of Hollywood! And so, be it in “Casablanca” or in “The Notebook”, both ‘cupid’ and ‘life’ rule! For, all quintessential romances are a celebration of life in its varied hues. Struck by cupid’s arrows, it becomes ever more beautiful and transcendental by all means!