I flicked the paper with my finger.
Hollywood, Paris, Babelsberg: Early film meccas
For many, film is synonymous with Hollywood. Southern California shaped the
world's appetite for movies, but other studios, in Paris and in Babelsberg,
outside Berlin, were arguably just as important in early filmmaking.
By Richard Corliss
"Paranormal Activity" is catching on. The $11,000 fright flick is poised for a box-office breakout
It was a tough, soul-searching process, but after much debate and deliberation TASCHEN settled on what we believe to be the 100 finest examples of 20th century filmmaking.
A Courtship Veteran Muses On Search for the Right Man
MAHALLA, Egypt -- There was the soccer-loving suitor, who interrupted his first meeting with his potential bride to flick on her family's television and, red-faced, cheer on his team in their living room.
(By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Washington Post)
This year, his organization merged with the Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit group that supports a wide range of public policy programs; Mr. Clapp became deputy managing director of the Pew Environment Group. With a staff of more than 90 scientists, lawyers and policy experts, the group promotes scientific understanding and policy measures to counter climate change and protect the wilderness.
As in other road-trip flicks, Chris meets fascinating people along the way. Vince Vaughn plays down-to-earth farmer Wayne Westerberg. Hal Holbrook shows up as an old man who meets Chris just before he walks into the Alaskan wilderness.
For the Tories, the cataclysm came 11 years ago when Tony Blair buried them in a landslide. Since then, they have suffered two more general election defeats, enduring their longest spell in the parliamentary wilderness since the mid-19th century.
Playing the Joker, the disfigured clown and Batman's (Christian Bale) most formidable and intelligent enemy, Ledger creates one of the most unforgettable villains in movie history.
His portrayal of this lunatic--a madman in the same league as Hannibal Lecter--is terribly creepy but intoxicating.
With Nolan's brilliant story-telling and fast-paced editing, Ledger's Joker elevates this movie from an ordinary American comic flick to the heights of a dark, insightful thriller. It's no surprise that the front page of the press kit and the main photo promoting the film feature the Joker, not the Bat.
Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation: such paranormal phenomena as telepathy; a medium's paranormal powers.
paranormality par'a·nor·mal'i·ty (-nôr-măl'ĭ-tē) n.
paranormally par'a·nor'mal·ly adv.
flick sth on/off phrasal verb [M]
to move a switch in order to make electrical equipment start/stop working:
Could you flick the light switch on for me, please.flick
- [名]1 軽打, はじき give a bug a flick with one's finger虫を指ではじく.2 （むちなどの）ピシッ［パチッ］という音.3 軽快な動き；（本・カードなどを）...
[Short for FLICKER1.]
- [名]((主に米古風))映画（フィルム）；((the 〜s))((英古風))映画館 go to the flicks映画を見に行く.
What's on at the flicks this week?
flick Show phonetics
noun [C] OLD-FASHIONED INFORMAL
See skin flick; chick flick.
noun [C usually singular]
1 an area of land that has not been cultivated or had towns and roads built on it, especially because it is difficult to live in as a result of its extremely cold or hot weather or bad earth:
a beautiful mountain wilderness
Alaska is the last great wilderness.
MAINLY US It's a wilderness area, under the protection of the Parks Department.
2 an outside area in which plants are left to grow naturally or untidily:
The garden was a wilderness of weeds and overgrown bushes.n.
- An unsettled, uncultivated region left in its natural condition, especially:
- A large wild tract of land covered with dense vegetation or forests.
- An extensive area, such as a desert or ocean, that is barren or empty; a waste.
- A piece of land set aside to grow wild.
- Something characterized by bewildering vastness, perilousness, or unchecked profusion: the wilderness of the city; the wilderness of counterespionage; a wilderness of voices.
[Middle English, from Old English *wilddēornes, probably from wilddēor, wild beast : wilde, wild + dēor, wild animal.]