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R2-D2
R2-D2
R2-D2
is a fictional robot character in the Star Wars
Star Wars
franchise created by George Lucas
George Lucas
, who appears in the original trilogy , the prequel trilogy , the sequel trilogy, and Rogue One. A small astromech droid , R2-D2
R2-D2
is a major character and appears in all Star Wars
Star Wars
films to date. Throughout the course of the films, he joins or supports Padmé Amidala , Anakin Skywalker , Leia Organa , Luke Skywalker , and Obi-Wan Kenobi in various points in the saga. English actor Kenny Baker played R2-D2
R2-D2
in all three original Star Wars films, and received billing credit for the character in the prequel trilogy, where Baker's role was reduced, as R2-D2
R2-D2
was portrayed mainly by radio controlled props and CGI models
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New Republic (Star Wars)
Capital rotates among member planets * Chandrila (first capital) * Nakadia (second capital) * Hosnian Prime (third capital, destroyed) LEADER Chancellor (leader of the Galactic Senate) AFFILIATIONS Rebel Alliance
Rebel Alliance
Resistance The NEW REPUBLIC is the main fictional government in the Star Wars universe . The government is a restoration to the Galactic Republic
Galactic Republic
, a democratic state that governed the galaxy , which existed before the rise of the Galactic Empire . It was first portrayed onscreen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) where it was the ruling government of the galaxy, and as the target of the First Order , a military power that seeks to restore the Old Empire
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American Graffiti
AMERICAN GRAFFITI is a 1973 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas
George Lucas
starring Richard Dreyfuss , Ron Howard , Paul Le Mat , Harrison Ford , Charles Martin Smith , Cindy Williams , Candy Clark , Mackenzie Phillips , Bo Hopkins
Bo Hopkins
, and Wolfman Jack . Suzanne Somers and Joe Spano have cameos. Set in Modesto, California in 1962, the film is a study of the cruising and rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation. The film is told in a series of vignettes , telling the story of a group of teenagers and their adventures over a single night. The genesis of American Graffiti
American Graffiti
was in Lucas' own teenage years in early 1960s Modesto
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Rebel Alliance
The ALLIANCE TO RESTORE THE REPUBLIC; colloquially known as the REBEL ALLIANCE, is an interstellar pro-democratic republic revolutionary faction in the fictional universe of Star Wars
Star Wars
. As a direct reactionary to the formation of the Galactic Empire , the Alliance insurgency conducted covert operations on Imperial garrison-worlds and guerrilla warfare against the Imperial Fleet throughout the Star Wars
Star Wars
galaxy . Their goal was to seize the Alliance forces. The Rebel Alliance
Rebel Alliance
was first featured as the main protagonist-faction in the 1977 film Star Wars
Star Wars
, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi
Return of the Jedi
(1983)
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Walter Murch
WALTER SCOTT MURCH (born July 12, 1943) is an American film editor and sound designer . With a career stretching back to 1969, including work on Apocalypse Now , The Godfather
The Godfather
I , II , and III , American Graffiti , The Conversation , and The English Patient , with three Academy Award
Academy Award
wins (from nine nominations: six for picture editing and three for sound mixing), he has been referred to as "the most respected film editor and sound designer in the modern cinema." CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Innovations all of them would go on to be successful filmmakers. Not long after film school, in 1969, Murch, Lucas, and others joined Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
at American Zoetrope in San Francisco. Murch and his family settled in Bolinas, California , in 1972
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Gender-blind
A GENDER-BLIND (or UNISEX) person is someone who adheres to not distinguishing people by gender. Gender blind people generally advocate gender neutrality in society, such as activities undertaken and services provided without regard to the gender of those who participate. Those who identify as pansexual may also refer to themselves as 'gender-blind': however, pansexuality emphasizes gender-blindness in sexuality . CONTENTS * 1 Choice of words * 2 The National Student Genderblind Campaign * 3 Mixed-gender hospital rooms * 4 Gender neutral public toilets * 5 See also * 6 References CHOICE OF WORDS Main article: Gender neutral language Unisex is an older term, and a misnomer meaning "one sex". It should not be confused with bisexuality . Gender-blind however goes against most tenets of heteronormativity by not looking at gender at all
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Silent Running
SILENT RUNNING is a 1972 environmentally-themed American post-apocalyptic science fiction film starring Bruce Dern
Bruce Dern
, featuring Cliff Potts , Ron Rifkin , and Jesse Vint . It was directed by Douglas Trumbull , who had previously worked as a special effects supervisor on science fiction films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Andromeda Strain . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Soundtrack * 5 Reception * 6 Adaptation * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links PLOTIn the future, all plant life on Earth has become extinct. A few specimens have been preserved in enormous, greenhouse-like geodesic domes attached to a fleet of American Airlines
American Airlines
space freighters, currently just outside the orbit of Saturn
Saturn

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Billing (filmmaking)
BILLING is a performing arts term used in referring to the order and other aspects of how credits are presented for plays, films, television, or other creative works. Information given in billing usually consists of the companies, actors , directors , producers , and other crew members. CONTENTS* 1 Films * 1.1 History * 1.2 Billing order * 1.3 Studio vs. production company * 1.4 Possessory credits * 1.5 Top and above-title billing * 1.5.1 Competitive top billing * 1.6 Last billing * 1.7 Unbilled appearances * 1.8 Screenwriters billing * 1.9 Director billing * 2 Billing block * 3 See also * 4 References FILMSHISTORYFrom the beginning of motion pictures in the 1900s to the early 1920s, the moguls that owned or managed big film studios did not want to bill the actors appearing in their films because they did not want to recreate the star system that was prevalent on Broadway at that time
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Akira Kurosawa
AKIRA KUROSAWA (黒沢 明, March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, he directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut as a director during World War II with the popular action film Sanshiro Sugata (a.k.a. Judo Saga). After the war, the critically acclaimed Drunken Angel (1948), in which Kurosawa cast then-unknown actor Toshiro Mifune in a starring role, cemented the director's reputation as one of the most important young filmmakers in Japan. The two men would go on to collaborate on another 15 films
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Douglas Trumbull
DOUGLAS HUNTLEY TRUMBULL (/ˈtrʌmbəl/ ; born April 8, 1942) is an American film director and special effects supervisor. He contributed to, or was responsible for, the special photographic effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey , Close Encounters of the Third Kind , Star Trek: The Motion Picture , Blade Runner and The Tree of Life , and directed the movies Silent Running and Brainstorm . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 1960s * 2.2 1970–1974 * 2.3 1975–1980 * 2.4 1980–1990s * 2.5 2000–present * 2.6 Honors * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links EARLY LIFEDouglas was born in Los Angeles. He is the son of Donald Trumbull who created visual effects for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz as well as later movies including Silent Running and Star Wars
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Computer-Generated Imagery
COMPUTER-GENERATED IMAGERY (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art , printed media, video games , films, television programs , shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators . The visual scenes may be dynamic or static and may be two-dimensional (2D), though the term "CGI" is most commonly used to refer to 3D computer graphics used for creating scenes or special effects in films and television. Additionally, the use of 2D CGI is often mistakenly referred to as "traditional animation", most often in the case when dedicated animation software such as Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
or Toon Boom is not used or the CGI is hand drawn using a tablet and mouse. The term 'CGI animation' refers to dynamic CGI rendered as a movie. The term virtual world refers to agent-based, interactive environments
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Radio-controlled Model
A RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL (or RC model) is a model that is steerable with the use of radio control . All types of vehicles imaginable have had RC systems installed in them, including cars , boats , planes , and even helicopters and scale railway locomotives. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Design * 3 Mass production * 3.1 Hobby grade RC * 4 Types * 4.1 Aircraft * 4.2 Tanks * 4.3 Cars * 4.4 Logistic * 4.5 Helicopters * 4.6 Boats * 4.7 Submarines * 4.8 Combat robotics * 5 Power * 5.1 Internal combustion
Internal combustion
* 5.2 Electrical * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORY In 1898, Tesla demonstrated a radio-controlled boat (U.S. Patent 613,809 —Method of an Apparatus for Controlling Mechanism of Moving Vehicle
Vehicle
or Vehicles). Radio control has been around since Nikola Tesla demonstrated a remote control boat in 1898
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Mick Garris
MICK GARRIS (born December 4, 1951) is an American filmmaker and screenwriter born in Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica, California
. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Awards * 3 Selected filmography * 3.1 As writer * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERGarris was born in Santa Monica, California. He is known for his adaptations of Stephen King
Stephen King
stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror and the NBC
NBC
series Fear Itself . Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg -produced television series Amazing Stories . Garris directed the FEARnet
FEARnet
web series Post Mortem
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Galactic Republic
19 BBY (establishment of the Galactic Empire) 0 BBY, Galactic/Imperial Senate dissolved FATE Reorganized into the Galactic Empire Reformed as the New Republic
Republic
following the Empire's defeat in 4 ABY LOCATION Coruscant (capital) LEADER Supreme Chancellor KEY PEOPLE Minister of Defense , Vice Chair, Senior Administrative Aide, Galactic Senate , Senatorial Council, General Ministry , Supreme court , regional courts CURRENCY Galactic Standard Credit ( Republic
Republic
Dataries) FOUNDING DOCUMENT Galactic Constitution OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Basic The GALACTIC REPUBLIC, often referred to as simply THE REPUBLIC, is the name of the interplanetary State used in the fictional Star Wars universe prior to the establishment of the Galactic Empire . The form of this government, ruled by the Senate , was introduced in the prequel trilogy
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Special Effect
SPECIAL EFFECTS (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film , television , theatre , video game , and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world . Special
Special
effects are traditionally divided into the categories of OPTICAL EFFECTS and MECHANICAL EFFECTS. With the emergence of digital filmmaking a distinction between special effects and visual effects has grown, with the latter referring to digital post-production while "special effects" referring to mechanical and optical effects. Mechanical effects (also called practical or physical effects ) are usually accomplished during the live-action shooting. This includes the use of mechanized props , scenery, scale models , animatronics , pyrotechnics and atmospheric effects: creating physical wind, rain, fog, snow, clouds, etc
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George Lucas
GEORGE WALTON LUCAS JR. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is best known as the creator of the Star Wars
Star Wars
and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light however, it was a surprise hit, becoming the highest-grossing film at the time , as well as a winner of six Academy Awards and a cultural phenomenon . Following the first Star Wars
Star Wars
film, Lucas produced and co-wrote the following installments in the trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). Along with Steven Spielberg , Lucas co-created and wrote the Indiana Jones films Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Temple of Doom (1984), and The Last Crusade (1989). Lucas also produced and wrote a variety of films through Lucasfilm in the 1980s and 1990s
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