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"Computer Chess" Movie: Theatrical RunPrint option in slimbox / lytebox? (info)
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Written by Tushar Gajjar   
Sunday, 21 July 2013 19:59

A 1980s-set story centered around a man vs. machine chess tournament

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Computer Chess is a 2013 independent film about a computer v/s computer chess tournament in 1980. This sci-fi movie made in black and white on Artificial Intelligence (AI) is written and directed by Andrew Bujalski. The film was first premiered within the 2013 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. At Sundance it won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize, and subsequently screened within such festivals as South by Southwest and Maryland Film Festival.

It has begun its theatrical run on July 17th, after it has screened at prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, SXSW and Berlin. The reviews have been very positive. Entire movie was shot on black and white Sony AVC-3260 video cameras from 1968. These cameras uses tubes to convert images to electronic signals.

Director of the movie and technicians made some modifications to the camera to make it fit to work with the digital tools of video editing. These cameras recorded on three-quarter-inch tape, but decks that play those tapes are no more available in the market, so both the decks and the tape for recording would have been impractical. You can read more about it on New york times article.


 
Bhaag Milkha BhaagPrint option in slimbox / lytebox? (info)
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Written by Tushar Gajjar   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:20

Carl Lewis watches Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, calls Milkha Singh

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Carl Lewis, former track and field star and Olympian from USA, watched Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and was so deeply moved by the biopic that he called Milkha Singh to convey his appreciation.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra director of the movie conformed the story and said that Carl Lewis indeed rang up Milkha Singh after seeing the film. He further added that they all hoped Milkhaji's life-story would make an inspirational impact, but never imagined the impact would be so widespread.

It is celebration time for the entire Bhaag Milkha Bhaag team, including Farhan Akhtar who plays the main lead in the movie. Movie on the amazing life of Milkha Singh has become an all-India success with the total collections over the weekend being Rs33.35 crore. Movie was in a real race this weekend grossing already Rs.20 crore on Saturday and on its way to touch Rs.35 crore mark by the end of Sunday’s theatrical run.

Made with limited budget of only Rs.24 crore, the movie grossed worldwide revenue of Rs.105 crore by the end of its theatrical run. It seems that Bhaag Milkh Bhaag is not only a success in India but has also grabbed attention worldwide.


 
Monsoon mayhem: UttarakhandPrint option in slimbox / lytebox? (info)
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Written by Tushar Gajjar   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:26

The PM asks Himachal, Uttarakhand CMs to ensure flood relief

Read more...Floods triggered by heavy rain in northern India have devastated the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, where more than 200 people have died and 70,000 are stranded. Many of those who are stuck were pilgrims on their way to the Kedarnath. PMO reported via tweet that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Uttarakhand today.

Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand was the worst hit with more than 20 people dead and 73 buildings, including 40 hotels, along the banks of the Alaknanda river swept away in the floods.

More than 70,000 pilgrims remain stuck in Uttarakhand, from other states who were headed to Char Dham Yatra that include Badrinath and Kedarnath. Many of the pilgrims are stranded on the Harsil-Gangotri route where 15 landslides have taken place.

 


 
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