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Friday, 9 December 2005
Machinima & Hollywood: Young French Gamers Produce The French Democracy
Topic: AllPromdresses

Video Game Software Allows Young Gamers To Make Movies: Machinima is Hollywood's New Hope

Some of the good things that came out of the French riots are the Machinima-based movie explosion and the creativity of the young French men who are suffering from French racism. If we can say it, this is a natural convergence of all the killer application and powerful software tech that create large portions of movies effects which have made good money for the filmmakers. Now that young gamers figure out how to make their movies telling their stories, the genie is out of the bottle.

Machinima allows gamers to assemble a group of characters and sequences from favorite games. Then, they add voice-overs while dealing and making references to some reality. The movie business will know a revolution thanks to all the user-friendly and top software package that exists on the Web. If you have a decent computer and access to game software, you will be able to make and distribute animated movies to the the general public over the Internet. This new development has come to signify that the Net is an all-emcompassing medium. According to various movie industry insiders and filmmakers, Machinima is to the movies what blogs have come to signify to the written media. We should not forget that Machinima includes the techniques of blogging, gaming and podcasting with audio. Vlogging or Video blogging techniques are also present. This is truly the democratization of the media times. With blogging, novices and enthusiasts have access to free or decently priced push button publishing. With all these media coming together on the Web, minority groups who have been on the Fringe for a long time can now tell their own story instead of relying on a fly-by-night journalist pretending to know the roots of their problems.

Alex chan wanted the truth to be told. He wanted to make a political statement. He wanted the archaic French system of racism to be dealt with, just like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Junior and countless others did during the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Whether he wanted it or not, Chan soon becomes a social activist with his 12-minute animated film about French racism. The French Democracy unmasked the lies of the City of Lights. France has to deal with the tarnished images published during the weeks of riots caused mostly by ill-treatment, lack of employment and second class status. French rappers have been trying to inform the rest of the country about the dire conditions in which North Africans and people of color are living under. No one paid attention until the costly riots started. Oprah Winfrey, shopping in Hermes got also stung by Racism in France. There were talks about the clerks or store employees confusing her and her entourage with the local Black citizens of North African descent with whom Hermes was having lots of shoplifting problems in the past. Oprah is different. She has access to the ears of the board of the company who dispached the US representative to present his mea culpa on the Oprah Winfrey show. In street terms, US Hermes rep was kissing her [] to diminish the damage in public relations already caused by various reports.

Only if all acts of racism, discrimination and ill-treatment of minority groups could be caught by a video or a Machinima movie! Everyone involved in the promotion of Machinima should get a sign of relief right now. The Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences will also get new visitors. Video game, The Movies, developed by Lionhead Studios Ltd. will get lots of new customers. Tech-savvy gamers have been flooding their site with thousands of films. Hollywood should pay attention to Machinima enthusiasts. The new golden opportunity in moviemaking in Hollywood may be just around the corner.

Alex Chan made his point. With The French Democracy, he shows the rest of the world that the riots did not come about because of the rioters' link to Islamic fundamentalism. He wanted to show how false these news reports were. The movie shows that the violence was due to racism facilitated by the French society which proclaims, "Liberte, Egalite et Fraternite." The French Democracy movie shows three dark-skinned characters who are French citizens. Until a better social activism movie comes along, Chan will be seen as the creator, instigator of this grassroot movement. Minority groups don't have to take it silently. They can speak up. They can do so much loudly with the video game software, creativity and the Machinima experience.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 8:06 PM PST
Updated: Friday, 9 December 2005 8:19 PM PST
Thursday, 27 October 2005
Let's Play
Topic: AllPromdresses
Nominees in major categories for the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Drama Series: % wood," HBO; "Lost," ABC; "Six Feet Under," HBO; "24," Fox; "The West Wing," NBC.

Predicted Winner: HBO

Comedy Series: "Arrested Development," Fox; "Desperate Housewives," ABC; "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; "Scrubs," NBC; "Will & Grace," NBC.

Predicted Winner: ABC's "Desperate Housewives"

Miniseries: "Elvis," CBS; "Empire Falls," HBO; "The 4400," USA; "The Lost Prince (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS.

Predicted Winner: HBO's "Empire Falls"

Made-for-TV Movie: "Lackawanna Blues," HBO; "The Life and of Peter Sellers," HBO; "The Office Special," BBC America; "Warm Springs," HBO; "The Wool Cap," TNT.

Predicted Winner: HBO's "The Life of Peter Sellers" and "Warm Springs"

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "Da Ali G Show," HBO; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central; "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," NBC; "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS; "Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO.

Predicted Winner: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "77th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth," Showtime; "Everybody Loves Raymond - The Last Laugh," CBS; "The Games of The XXVIII Olympiad - Opening Ceremony," NBC; "58th Annual Tony Awards (2004)," CBS.

Predicted Winner: Everybody Loves Raymond

Actor, Drama Series: James Spader, "Boston Legal," ABC; Ian McShane, % wood," HBO; Hugh Laurie, "House," Fox; Hank Azaria, "Huff," Showtime; Kiefer Sutherland, "24," Fox.

Predicted Winner: %Wood, HBO

Actress, Drama Series: Jennifer Garner, "Alias," ABC; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Patricia Arquette, "Medium," NBC; Glenn Close, "The Shield," FX; Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under," HBO.

Predicted Winner: Frances Conry, Six Feet Under, HBO

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC; Oliver Platt, "Huff," Showtime; Naveen Andrews, "Lost," ABC; Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC; Alan Alda, "The West Wing," NBC.

Predicted Winner: Terry O`Quinn, Lost, ABC.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Blythe Danner, "Huff," Showtime; Tyne Daly, "Judging Amy," CBS; CCH Pounder, "The Shield," FX; Stockard Channing, "The West Wing," NBC.

Predicted Winner: Tyne Daly, Judging Amy, CBS

Actor, Comedy Series: Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development," Fox; Ray Romano, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Zach Braff, "Scrubs," NBC; Eric McCormack, "Will & Grace," NBC.

Predicted Winner: Eric McCormack, Will and Grace, NBC

Actress, Comedy Series: Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Teri Hatcher, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Patricia Heaton, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm In The Middle," Fox.

Predicted Winner: Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, "Arrested Development," Fox; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO; Peter Boyle, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; Brad Garrett, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace," NBC.

Predicted Winner: Sean Hayes, Will & Grace, NBC

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jessica Walter, "Arrested Development," Fox; Doris Roberts, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; Holland Taylor, "Two And A Half Men," CBS; Conchata Ferrell, "Two And A Half Men," CBS; Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace," NBC.

Predicted Winner: Megan Mullally, Will and Grace.

Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, "Elvis," CBS; Ed Harris, "Empire Falls," HBO; Geoffrey Rush, "The Life and of Peter Sellers," HBO; Kenneth Branagh, "Warm Springs," HBO; William H. Macy, "The Wool Cap," TNT.

Predicted Winner: Geoffrey Rush.

Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Blythe Danner, "Back When We Were Grownups (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation)," CBS; Debra Winger, "Dawn Anna," Lifetime Television; S. Epatha Merkerson, "Lackawanna Blues," HBO; Halle Berry, "Their Eyes Were Watching God," ABC; Cynthia Nixon, "Warm Springs," HBO.

Predicted Winner: Halle Berry

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Randy Quaid, "Elvis," CBS; Paul Newman, "Empire Falls," HBO; Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Empire Falls," HBO; Christopher Plummer, "Our Fathers," Showtime; Brian Dennehy, "Our Fathers," Showtime.

Predicted Winner: Paul Newman

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Camryn Manheim, "Elvis," CBS; Joanne Woodward, "Empire Falls," HBO; Charlize Theron, "The Life and of Peter Sellers," HBO; Jane Alexander, "Warm Springs," HBO; Kathy Bates, "Warm Springs," HBO.

Predicted Winner: Charlize Theron

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 8:36 PM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 5 November 2005 9:14 AM PST
Monday, 17 January 2005
The New Love for Yellow Dresses, Shoes and Handbags!
Topic: AllPromdresses

Yellow dresses, yellow shoes and yellow handbags were the main things on the red carpet. For the 2006 Oscar and Grammys, it will be interesting to see which color triumphs. Suffice to say that yellow has returned the world of high fashion. And the kids who will go to prom, homecoming and quinceanera ceremonies will probably pick a yellow outfit this year.

Posted by Fashionista Shopping Analyst at 12:01 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 17 January 2006 12:41 PM PST

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