The new edition of Exemplify Online is here!!! I am so excited; I may have done a little happy dance in my office. And you might want to check out page 14...Just saying. =)
Also, please vote in the Movie of the Decade poll on the right. I've picked five movies, and you, my lovely blogger friends, will choose which one of these five is the Movie of the Decade.
Here is some information to help you decide (courtesy of imdb.com):
1. The Dark Knight
* This film reached the $100 million mark in two days. It made $67.2 million in a single day, the most lucrative opening for any film.
* Holds the record for reaching the $500 million mark the fastest, after 45 days. The former record holder was Titanic (1997) (98 days).
* Voted #15 on Empire magazine's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time.
2. Lord of the Rings -- Return of the King
* Won 11 Oscars.
* The movie made a 1,408 percent profit for New Line Studios on their initial outlay.
* The first film in the trilogy had 540 computer-generated effects. "The Two Towers" had 799 and "Return of the King" has 1,488.
3. Almost Famous
(was a consideration for my hubby, who loves to read Bill Simmons -- and Simmons claims this is the Movie of the Decade)
* The music and the references to major musicians. Featuring over 50 songs, the film's music budget was $3.5 million. Most music budgets for films are less than $1.5 million.
* Won Oscar. Another 44 wins.
* To look like a real rock band, the four actors in Stillwater rehearsed for four hours a night, five nights a week, for six weeks.
* Great computer animation.
* Incorporated a fairy tale but made it interesting for adults as well as kids. Gave a whole new life to the idea of fairy tales.
* All-star cast.
* Fantastic, unorthodox storyline.
* Great acting without A-list ensemble.
I'm going to close voting on Saturday, and if you have any other suggestions for the Movie of the Decade, let me know!
AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT EXEMPLIFY!!!
Other Movie of the Decade considerations included WALL*E, Harry Potter, and Pirates of the Caribbean.