From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- Visual arts : Creative fields that produce works primarily experienced through the sense of sight.
- Communication : The set of interactive processes that create shared meaning.
- Media : The embodiment or transmission of information, as with the arts, or radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and internet, considered collectively.
- Popular culture : Commercialised folk culture that exists for the masses; opposite of high culture.
- Hollywood : District of the city of Los Angeles, California, synonymous with the American movie and television industry.
- Bollywood : The Indian film industry, based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
- Show (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Biography : The history of a person's life.
- Editing : Arranging, revising, and preparing a written, audio, or video material for final production usually by a party other than the creator of the material.
- Leading actor : The person who plays the protagonist in a film or play.
- Hero : Someone who hazards his life in a noble cause
- Science fiction : A story-telling genre that presents alternatives to what is currently considered scientifically possible or that extrapolates from present-day knowledge.
- Received Pronunciation : British English accent that developed in educational institutions in the nineteenth century and is associated with the wealthy and powerful in the United Kingdom, rather than a geographic region, and which few British people actually use; 'refined' RP, even rarer, is colloquially referred to as 'posh'.
- Anime : Japanese animated cartoons, sometimes based on manga.
- Manga : Japanese or Japanese-style comics.
- Catalog of artworks known in English by a foreign title : Add brief definition or description
- Audio-Visual Preservation Trust of Canada : Charitable non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of Canada’s audio-visual heritage, and to facilitating access to regional and national collections through partnerships with members of Canada's audio-visual community.
- Acclaim Entertainment : A video game developer/publisher located in New York City with development houses in Europe and North America, they were founded in 1987 and filled for bankruptcy some time in 2004.
- Penguins in popular culture : Add brief definition or description
- A Christmas Carol : Popular and now classic novella by Charles Dickens.
- Amores perros : A 2000 Mexican film by Alejandro González Iñárritu nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001.
- Ashanti (film) : aka Ashanti, Land of No Mercy, is a 1979 adventure movie on modern slavery filmed in North Africa, directed by Richard Fleischer, and starring Michael Caine and William Holden.
- Back to the Future (1985 film) : "A 1985 sci-fi/comedy film starring Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox. Directed by Robert Zemeckis."
- Batman : A comic book superhero that is published by DC Comics.
- Blade Runner : 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, based on the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
- Dazed and Confused (film) : Add brief definition or description
- Die Hard : 1988 action thriller feature film starring Bruce Willis.
- Dr. No (film) : The first film in the James Bond series, released in 1962
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner : 1967 drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, which deals with the controversial subject of interracial marriage.
- Led Zeppelin (DVD) : A 2003 DVD compilation of Led Zeppelin, filmed in North America, Britain, and Australia 1968-1979.
- The Song Remains the Same : A 1976 concert movie on Led Zeppelin filmed in North America and Britain, directed by Joe Massot and Peter Clifton.
- Star Wars (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- Star Wars : A six-film space-adventure saga that began in 1977 with the release of the movie Star Wars (later retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope).
- Sunshine (2007 film) : 2007 British science-fiction film directed by Danny Boyle; deals with humanity's relationship with the sun.
- The League of Gentlemen (television series) : BBC horror comedy television series (1999-2002), plus 2005 film, mostly set in the fictional northern English town of Royston Vasey; multiple roles written and played by Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss, with Jeremy Dyson also writing for the series.
- The Misfits (film) : A 1961 American film, written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter. It was Monroe's and Gable's final film.
- The Odd Couple : 1965 Broadway play by Neil Simon, followed by a successful film and television series, concerning two mismatched roommates, one neat and uptight, the other more easygoing but slovenly.
- Trainspotting (film) : 1996 British film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the novel by Irvine Welsh.
Directors, producers & actors
- Walt Disney : (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) An Academy Award winning American animator who revolutionized animation in film.
- Alfred Hitchcock : (13th August 1899 - 29th April 1980) English-born film director who achieved great success in Hollywood, creating some of the most celebrated thrillers of his day.
- Martin Scorsese : (b. 17 November 1942) American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian, known for his portrayal of mobsters, mean streets, and the violence of modern life.
- Steven Spielberg : Academy Award-winning American film producer and director known for his work across many genres.
- Peter Grant : (5 April 1935 – 21 November 1995), English manager and president of Swan Song Records, he was known for his no-nonsense management style and became a role model for future music managers.
- Peter Clifton : (b. 1945), Australian film director and producer, known for his music documentaries and his involvement in the Led Zeppelin film The Song Remains the Same.
- Danny Boyle : British film director from Manchester, England, best known for the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and Trainspotting (1996) (born 1956).
- William Hartnell : 1908-1975, English actor best known as the first to take on the lead role in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who.
- Patrick Troughton : 1920-1987, English actor best known as the second to take on the lead role in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who.
- Jon Pertwee : 1919-1996, English actor best known as the third 'Doctor' in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, and for the title role in Worzel Gummidge (1979-1981); well-known as a comedy actor.
- Tom Baker : English actor best known as the fourth to take on the lead role in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, with the longest on-screen tenure as 'the Doctor' (born 1934).
- Peter Davison : English actor best known as the fifth to take on the lead role in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, and for appearances in the 1978-1990 series All Creatures Great and Small (born 1951).
- Sylvester McCoy : Scottish actor best known as the seventh to take on the lead role in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (born 1943).
- Paul McGann : English actor well-known for film and television roles such as in Withnail and I (1986) and Doctor Who (1996); in the latter he was the eighth actor to take on the lead role in this BBC science fiction series (born 1959).
- Christopher Eccleston : English actor well-known for film and television roles such as in Elizabeth (1998) and Doctor Who (2005); in the latter he was the ninth actor to take on the lead role in this BBC science fiction series (born 1964).
- Danny John-Jules : (1960-) British actor and dancer, best known for his role as 'the Cat' in Red Dwarf.
- David Tennant : Scottish actor who from 2005 to 2010 was the tenth to take the lead role in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who; also well-known for various stage and screen appearances (born 1971).
- Jules Verne : (1828-1905) French author and science-fiction pioneer, some of whose novels involved travel through outer space and under water before technology had made these possible, and whose work has been widely translated and made into a number of films.
- Douglas Adams : (1952–2001) English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician, best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- Alexandre Dumas : (1806-1876) Writer of iconic French literature, including The Three Musketeers; usually suffixed "père" to distinguish him from his namesake son, always suffixed "fils", who was also a major French writer.
- Luis Buñuel : (1900-1983) was a Spanish-born filmmaker whose works have been renowned for their surrealism, and their criticisms of bourgeois society and religion, specifically the Catholic Church.
- Martha Young-Scholten : linguist specialising in the phonology and syntax of second language acquisition (SLA); senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Gong Li : Award-winning Chinese and naturalised Singaporean actress, having appeared in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), Hannibal Rising (2007) and Shanghai (2009).
- Michelle Yeoh : Chinese Malaysian actress best known for martial arts films.
- Chow Yun-Fat : An award-winning Hong Kong Chinese actor in martial arts films.