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Aït Benhaddou
Aït Benhaddou
Aït Benhaddou
(Berber languages: ⴰⵢⵜ ⵃⴰⴷⴷⵓ; Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎) is an ighrem (fortified village in English) (ksar in Arabic), along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech
Marrakech
in present-day Morocco. Most citizens attracted by the tourist trade live in more modern dwellings in a village on the other side of the river, although there are four families still living in the ancient village
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World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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Kundun
Kundun
Kundun
is a 1997 epic biographical film written by Melissa Mathison and directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the life and writings of Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, the exiled political and spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, a grandnephew of the Dalai Lama, stars as the adult Dalai Lama, while Tencho Gyalpo, a niece of the Dalai Lama, appears as the Dalai Lama's mother. The film according to Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
was "made of episodes, not a plot" and he gave the film three stars out of four. Stephen Holden of The New York Times
New York Times
called the film "emotionally remote" but praised its look and its musical score. Richard Corliss
Richard Corliss
praised the cinematography and score as well
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Marco Polo (TV Miniseries)
Vides Cinematografica RAI
RAI
Radiotelevisione Italiana National Broadcasting Company (NBC) Procter & Gamble Productions (PGP) Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS)ReleaseOriginal network NBC RAIPicture format FilmAudio format MonauralOriginal release United States – 1982-1983 Marco Polo
Marco Polo
is an American-Italian television miniseries originally broadcast by NBC
NBC
in the United States and by RAI
RAI
in Italy in 1982. It starred Kenneth Marshall as Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian merchant and explorer. The series also featured appearances by Denholm Elliott, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Burt Lancaster, Ian McShane, Leonard Nimoy, and others. It was originally broadcast in four episodes, where episodes 1 and 4 were twice as long as episodes 2 and 3
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1982 In Film
The following is an overview of events in 1982 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.Contents1 Highest-grossing films1.1 North America 1.2 International2 Events 3 Awards 4 1982 Wide-release movies4.1 January–March 4.2 April–June 4.3 July–September 4.4 October–December5 Notable films released in 1982 6 Births 7 Notable deaths 8 Film debuts 9 See also 10 Notes 11 ReferencesHighest-grossing films[edit] North America[edit] See also: List of 1982 box office number-one films in the United States The top ten 1982 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:Highest-grossing films of 1982 (North America)[1]Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross1. E.T
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The Jewel Of The Nile
The Jewel of the Nile
Jewel of the Nile
is a 1985 action-adventure romantic comedy and a sequel to the 1984 film Romancing the Stone, directed by Lewis Teague and produced by one of its stars, Michael Douglas. The film reunites Douglas with Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
and Danny DeVito, all reprising their roles. Like Romancing the Stone, the opening scene takes place in one of Joan's novels. This time, instead of Jesse and Angelina in Joan's wild-west scenario, Joan and Jack are about to be married when pirates attack their ship
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1985 In Film
The following is an overview of events in 1985 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths.Contents1 Highest-grossing films (U.S.) 2 Events 3 Awards 4 Wide-release films 5 Notable films released in 1985 6 Wide-release films6.1 January–March 6.2 April–June 6.3 July–September 6.4 October–December7 Births 8 Notable deaths 9 Film debuts 10 See also 11 ReferencesHighest-grossing films (U.S.)[edit] See also: List of 1985 box office number-one films in the United States The top ten 1985 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows:Highest-grossing films of 1985[1]Rank Title Distributor Domestic gross1. Back to the Future Universal $210,609,7622. Rambo: First Blood Part II TriStar $150,415,4323. Rocky IV United Artists $127,873,7164. The Color Purple Warner Bros. $94,175,8545. Out Of Africa Universal $87
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The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights
is a 1987 British spy film, the fifteenth spy film in the James Bond
James Bond
film series produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Timothy Dalton
Timothy Dalton
as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by John Glen, the film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's short story The Living Daylights
The Living Daylights
the plot of which also forms the basis of the first act of the film. It was the last film to use the title of an Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
story until the 2006 instalment Casino Royale. The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli, his stepson Michael G. Wilson, and his daughter, Barbara Broccoli
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1987 In Film
The following is an overview of events in 1987 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths
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The Last Temptation Of Christ (film)
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Last Temptation of Christ
is a 1988 American epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by Paul Schrader
Paul Schrader
with uncredited rewrites from Scorsese and Jay Cocks, the film is an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' controversial 1955 novel of the same name. The film, starring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Andre Gregory, Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton
and David Bowie, was shot entirely in Morocco. Like the novel, the film depicts the life of Jesus
Jesus
Christ and his struggle with various forms of temptation including fear, doubt, depression, reluctance and lust. This results in the book and film depicting Christ being tempted by imagining himself engaged in sexual activities, a notion that has caused outrage from some Christians
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1988 In Film
The following is an overview of events in 1988 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths
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The Sheltering Sky (film)
The Sheltering Sky
The Sheltering Sky
is a 1990 British-Italian drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Bernardo Bertolucci
starring Debra Winger
Debra Winger
and John Malkovich. The film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Paul Bowles
Paul Bowles
(who appears in a cameo role) about a couple who journey to northern Africa in the hopes of rekindling their marriage but soon fall prey to the dangers that surround them.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Filming locations 4 Soundtrack 5 Critical reception 6 Awards6.1 Wins 6.2 Nominations7 Notes 8 References 9 External linksPlot[edit] Three Americans from New York arrive in Tangier
Tangier
in 1947. Port Moresby and his wife Kit are accompanied by their friend George Tunner on a trip that will take them deep into the Sahara Desert
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1990 In Film
The year 1990 in film involved many significant events as shown below. Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1990.Contents1 Highest-grossing films 2 Events 3 Awards 4 1990 wide-release movies4.1 January–March 4.2 April–June 4.3 July–September 4.4 October–December5 Notable films released in 19905.1 A-D 5.2 E-K 5.3 L-Q 5.4 R-Z6 Births 7 Notab
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1997 In Film
The year 1997 in film involved many significant films, including the blockbuster success Titanic, and the beginning of the film studio DreamWorks.Contents1 Highest-grossing films 2 Events2.1 Award ceremonies3 Awards 4 1997 Wide-release movies4.1 January–March 4.2 April–June 4.3 July–September 4.4 October–December5 Notable films released in 19975.1 A-D 5.2 E-K 5.3 L-Q 5.4 R-Z6 Births 7 Notable deaths 8 Film debuts 9 ReferencesHighest-grossing films[edit] See also: List of 1997 box office number-one films in the United States The top ten films released in 1997 by worldwide gross are as follows:Highest-grossing films of 1997[1]Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross1. Titanic Paramount / Fox $1,843,201,268[2]2. The Lost Wo
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Time Bandits
Time Bandits
Time Bandits
is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam
Terry Gilliam
and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughn, and
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The Mummy (1999 Film)
The Mummy
Mummy
is a 1999 American action fantasy film[2] written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo
Arnold Vosloo
in the titular role as the reanimated mummy.[3] It is a loose remake of the 1932 film The Mummy, which starred Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff
in the titular role. In this film, adventurer Rick O'Connell travels to Hamunaptra, the city of the dead, with an archaeologist and her brother. There they accidentally awaken Imhotep, a high priest from the reign of the pharaoh Seti I
Seti I
who has been cursed for eternity. Filming began in Marrakech, Morocco, on May 4, 1998, and lasted seventeen weeks; the crew had to endure dehydration, sandstorms, and snakes while filming in the Sahara
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