"John Sturges is a rather curious case in Hollywood history: a director responsible for a trio of extremely famous films, films whose titles have all but entered the language (Gunfight at the OK Corral, The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape) but with whose own name only specialists are conversant."
(The Independent, 24 August 1992)
Fig.1 Intro to "Gunfight at the O. K. Corral" by John Sturges starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. Soundtrack "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral", lyrics by Ned Washington, music by Dimitri Tiomkin, performed by Frankie Laine: Ok corral ok corral; there the outlaw band make their final stand; ok corral; oh my dearest one must die; lay down my gun or take the chance of losing you forever; duty calls; my backs against the wall; have you no kind word to say; before i ride away; away; Your love your love; i need; your love; Keep the flame let it burn; until i return; from the gunfight at ok corral; if the lord is my friend; we'll meet at the end; Of the gunfight at ok corral; gunfight at ok corral; Boot hill Boot hill; so cold so still; There they lay side by side; the killers that died; in the gunfight at ok corral; ok corral; gunfight at ok corral.
"Students of screenwriting can have a field day in the height of awards season, when many studios post pdfs of screenplays online as part of their marketing for Oscar and guild award consideration.
Not every studio posts scripts online (cough Warner Bros. Paramount cough), and there are some films for which scripts appear either unavailable ('Midnight in Paris') or - given the film's editing process towards the finished product - are perhaps besides the point ('The Tree of Life')."
(David Morgan, 17 January 2012, Celebrity Circuit - CBS News)
"It was eons before I discovered that 'lauded' was a good thing.
Anyway, I'm more like that slack-assed buddy who doesn't return your phone calls, has owed you twenty bucks for the last 14 years and flirts with your wife when it comes to updating the site at times. For that I feel shame. Shame, I feel. But hey, it's 2010 now, and I'm a changed man. Besides, don't I get some slack since I've had this site up since 1995? Val Kilmer used to be Batman back then! And Mr. Showbiz left you high and dry, but your friend Drew, he sticks with you while simultaneously referring to himself in the third person!"
[Note that this site includes a large number of inelegant ads.]
"the husband and wife-run Halas & Batchelor, sometimes called the British Disney – which for more than 50 years produced adverts, public information pieces, feature films, TV cartoons and serious award-winning animation respected the world over.
Today, 15 years after the studio's last release, the British Film Institute will announce that it has been given the Halas & Batchelor archive, including film prints, stills, scripts, correspondence and original cells. It is the largest ever single donation of British animation and was welcomed as 'an extraordinarily rich gift' by the BFI director, Amanda Nevill. 'We look forward to working on ensuring these films and artefacts are enjoyed by the widest possible group of people in years to come,' she said. ...
Curator Jez Stewart hopes that the BFI will be now be able to open up Halas & Batchelor to new generations of animation fans and practitioners. Aardman Animation's Nick Park said he had fond memories of watching the company's animated educational films at school. 'They have always been part of my life,' he said. 'John Halas was the judge on the first animated competition I ever entered – I didn't win, but admired him and looked up to him as a great figure in British animation.'"
(Mark Brown, 3 December 2010, The Guardian)
The Virtual Nottingham Treasure Hunt 2006 (VNTH06) is a joint student project initiated as part of a first-year learning requirement of the NTU (Nottingham Trent University) Multimedia programme.
The online arrangement of the project has been designed to unify the collected student works through a manner that is both open and structured. I have used a grid of linked thumbnail images to do this based on the original map sectors used by students to make their projects. I have used this approach in an effort to enforce a single organising strategy for the project as a whole (through the use of a single top-level access point) and at the same time provide an open platform for students to consider the design of the relationships between each of their project elements within their individual presentations. I have also provided the students with the ability to interlink their projects with their peers projects and to the main menu through the use of a single contextual menu (that is available to users on the final screen of each of the student projects).
The publishing features of the project were automated using file-access functions (implemented using PHP server-side scripting) rather than through using the more traditional 3-tier application design approach (HTML forms - operational logic - persistent storage). I chose this method in this case because of its simplicity and its flexibility for facilitating easy reorganisation of content.
VNTH06 integrates multiple NTU Multimedia student presentations into a single interactive work. It is a publishing platform for organising heterogeneous content and a means for students to locate themselves within their local creative practice network.