September 30, I had an interesting day yesterday. I have to admit that the meeting was literally intellectually stimulating when you have a few people who are icons and diehards of the Brunei Malay literary community discussing about books, poets and writers. Like me before joining the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, most general public do not really know the awards.
In interviews, Krasinski and Damon said  that the idea for the movie was partially inspired by an investigative series of stories in The New York Times by Ian Urbinacalled "Drilling Down",  about fracking. The screenplay was based on a story by Dave Eggers.
Krasinski came up with the film's premise and developed the idea with Eggers. They pitched the idea to Damon, suggesting that both Damon and Krasinski would write and star in the film. The project was set up at Warner Bros. Filming was scheduled to begin in early The title was announced to be Promised Land.
Filming mostly took place in Avonmore, Pennsylvaniawhich was the main setting for the film's rural town of McKinley. Additional filming locations for the town were locations in Armstrong County including ApolloWorthingtonand Slate Lick.
Several hundred extras were hired for the film, and filming lasted for 30 days. Hydraulic fracturing Promised Land was criticized by the energy industry for its portrayal of the resource extraction process hydraulic fracturingcolloquially known as "fracking".
They said, "Promised Land will increase unfounded concerns about fracking. McAleer said despite Dimock families' claims that fracking activity contaminated their water, the state and EPA scientists did not find anything wrong.
The group said, "They filmed this movie in our backyard. They told us it would be fair to drilling. Krasinski said wind power was replaced by fracking as a more relevant backdrop based on news coverage in recent years.
In Pennsylvania, the industry group Marcellus Shale Coalition bought a second onscreen ad to be shown at 75 percent of theaters in the state at the same time Promised Land was released.
It represents Americans deeply conflicted about how to deal with these issues. Box Office Mojo reported before the film's wide release the following week, "It's unlikely that it will be able to pull many people away from the various other appealing options in theaters right now.
According to CinemaScoreaudiences gave the film a "B" grade. The Times said the grade and "middling reviews" indicated the film was unlikely to be a success. The Los Angeles Times reported that most critics felt that the film did not reach its full potential.
The website's critical consensus reads, "The earnest and well-intentioned Promised Land sports a likable cast, but it also suffers from oversimplified characterizations and a frustrating final act.
Scott praised Promised Land as a film that "works" mainly "by putting character ahead of story" and by "inviting the actors to be warm, funny and prickly".
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K orean cinema opened the year with a remarkable show of strength. From the Lunar New Year in January until the middle of April, a string of local films held the top spot at the box office, including Dancing Queen, Unbowed, Nameless Gangster, Love Fiction, Helpless, and Architecture Significantly, none of these works qualified as big budget productions, so their dominance at the .
Feb 28, · Won Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival in The Sand Castle – Free – Short animated film about the sandman and the creatures he sculpts out of sand.
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Beginning with the Oscars for , the two categories were combined to honor only the screenplay. I first learned about Paddle to the Sea at reading time at my public library when I was 7 years old. The story of the boy and the topography and history of the Great Lakes captivated me starting a lifelong interest in that region.