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Star Wars – A Successful Series of Films

Posted on January 21, 2017 in Bussines Entertaiment

The series of films by the name of Star Wars was created by George Lucas. It was a trilogy of which the first film was released on May 25, 1977. The story is about a fictitious galaxy and the characters that live there. Space travel, super natural powers and evil forces are common features in the film. The second and the third sequels of the series were released at three year intervals. The film titled Star Wars was a release by 20th Century Fox.

The three films were accepted well and it was the last one that was seen as the weakest of the three. However, after 16 years a series of prequel films were released. They also were released with three year intervals. The final one of this series was released only in 2005. Unlike the original three films mixed reactions were there for the prequels. The last one was the one that had better reactions.

Star Wars was the third best revenue earning series of films after Harry Potter and James Bond. Including the revenue it got from its theatrical films the series earned a total of $4.49 billion. Due to this success there have also been re releases of the films to theaters.

Star Wars

It all started when universal studios agreed to make the two films Star Wars and American Graffiti in 1971. Later Star Wars was dropped. In 1973 Lucas wrote a short summary of a story called “The Journal of Whills”. However, he had to write Star Wars, a 13 page treatment as the story was not easy to understand. Later in 1974 he added more material and wrote the screen play. In this one he added more elements such as Sith and Death Star.

In his second draft of the script he made it more simplified and added “Force” the super natural power. With his third draft he made more modifications. Since Lucas never expected the film to be a series, he made more changes in the fourth draft. Once the film was produced and finished, George Lucas made up his mind to make it a series.

The Theme of this movie includes knights, witches and princesses. Though the worlds created by science fiction and fantasy films are futuristic and clean the one that is depicted in Star Wars is a dirty world.

In order to record these films digital cameras have been used with the exception of episode 1 which was shot with an Arriflex camera. The aspect ratio used was 2.4:1.

Though star wars started without much enthusiasm it became the third best series of films on box office after Harry Potter and James Bond. It carried a them where witches, princesses and knights were common place.


Watch Movies Online

Posted on January 21, 2017 in Entertaiment Lifestyle

The movie industry is one of the most booming industries worldwide. This is because movies seem to be one of the most popular choices of people globally when it comes to entertainment. It is hard to find a person who does not like to watch movies. There are a number of genres available these days suiting viewers of different mentalities and ages. Movies can be watched at theatres and on television. One can also buy or rent movie disks to play them in players or computers. However websites that let you watch movies online are becoming increasingly popular. This is because you can get a lot of content out there in the World Wide Web and practically any movie that has ever been produced. You also have the option of watching them whenever you want. You cannot get so much content at an offline store of disks even though disks let you watch movies at the time of your preference and neither is it feasible to build such a huge personal collection.

Watch movie online

To watch movies online there are some things that you need besides a good computer with enough hard drive space and memory and a high speed internet connection. However these are the things which are absolutely indispensable in order to watch movies online smoothly because movies tend to get stuck when viewed from computers low on performance and over slow internet connection. You will need at least a broadband connection as dial up connections are just not enough and your movies will either not load or will not play properly. It is always better to have high resolution flat monitors for the best viewing experience. Today’s movies have a lot of high quality effects and they might be completely lost on low resolution screens while non-flat screens will give the movies a distorted or otherwise unsatisfactory appearance. Among the flat screens a TFT monitor is always better than liquid crystal display monitors as they have wider viewing angles and are better for viewing by a group of people. They are also glare free. What you need next are good audio and video drivers and speakers. You can opt for 5.1 surround speakers and those reproducing dolby sound for great audio experience.

You need some basic software loaded onto your computer too to watch movies online. You need some video playing software like Adobe Flash Player, Divx, Windows Media Player and Video Lan or Vlc. It is advisable to add the streaming media players Quick Time and Real Player. Streaming media is media that is played on a viewer’s computer while it is being delivered from the server where the database is stored. Almost all movies that you can view online without downloading on to your computer are streaming media. There are a limited number of sites that stream in two formats that can be played exclusively with Quick Time and Real Media Player. Plus these two players have their own networks, movies from which can be played only on them.

Now the only thing left for you to do is to find a good site that streams media for free. There are certain sites that carry out surreptitious activities like data spying and spamming by infecting viewers’ computers with spyware and malware. Do some Google search and take a look at online forums and social networking sites to find out which sites are safe.

Online video is really a great way of watching movies.


Where Do I Buy Ebooks?

Posted on January 21, 2017 in Entertaiment Lifestyle

Where Do I Buy Ebooks?

An ebook is a short form for an electronic book, also termed as a digital book. It is the digital equivalent of a conventional book printed on paper. The ebook could be an electronic version of an already printed book or a fresh book created digitally. The ebook should be readable on a personal computer or other hand-held electronic devices designed specifically for such reading purposes. The first ebooks appeared in 1971.

The ebooks are released in the Internet in various types of formats, with no uniformity or set standards. The major ebook reading devices such as Kindle of Amazon, PRS-500 of Sony, Cybook Gen3 of Bookeen etc. also follow different formats, thus fragmenting the ebook market further. In January 2010, Apple launched a special ebook reading device called iPad. The company reached agreements with 5 out of the 6 largest book publishers for distributing the books in ebook format. However, some of the renowned authors, such as J.K. Rowling, who had written the Harry Potter series of books, had refused to provide ebook versions of their books.

Ebooks Online

In spite of these problems and technical hitches, the popularity of ebooks had been steadily growing. Ebook online library systems had been steadily increasing. According to available data, in 2009, more than 2 million ebooks were available on the Internet for download. There are several advantages in ebooks over conventional printed books.

• Ebooks could be offered to readers on an indefinite manner, unlike conventional books that need to be printed again, when all the printed editions are sold out.
• It would be impossible to carry more than a few books when we are on the move due to their sheer weight. On the other hand, the ebook reading devices and hand-held devices could hold even thousands of ebooks, limited only by the available storage memory capacity. Hence, ebooks take very little space and are nearly weightless.
• Ebooks could be translated into several languages with the help of online language translation tools, thus providing expanded markets.
• Many of the ebook reading devices allow reading in low light or complete darkness also. The fonts and display modes could be expanded or reduced to allow even people with poor vision to read them without difficulty. The font size of printed books is fixed and could pose problems for many book lovers.
• Many ebooks are provided in audio version also by the use of special software that enables text-to-speech conversion. Hence, ebooks need not always be read with our eyes but could be listened. The listening speed could also be adjusted in most devices.
• It is quite easy to search the ebook for key terms or go to any page instantly, without much effort. This is a big advantage when we wish to search for a particular section in the ebook or quote from that section.
• The portable ebook reading device might be costlier but most of the ebooks are much cheaper than printed books due to the ease of selling them several times from one master copy. Most of the ebook online library systems provide free samples of portions of the ebooks to induce the interests of the readers.

It is quite easy to search Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. to search for any ebook and find out the website selling it. Hence, you need not spend too much time or effort to find out where to buy ebook. As such, purchasing an ebook and reading it had gained immense popularity in recent times