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Sunday - August 5, 2001
- Planet of the Apes - $28.5 Million in Second Weekend
- A Look at the BloodQuest Script
- The Simpson's - How Do I Draw a Shooting Gun?
- News Link of the Day - 'E' For Excessive Violence?


Planet of the Apes - $28.5 Million in Second Weekend
(by digitalmediafx.com) Weekend estimates are in and Rush Hour 2 easily took the box office victory with $66.8 million. Planet of the Apes, in its second weekend, fell more than 50% to make $28.5 million. That brings its box office total to $125 million. Jurassic Park III fell to fourth with $12.1 million, bringing its total to $145 million.

Next week Osmosis Jones opens up against two R-rated movies and the re-release of Spy Kids: Special Edition. It will also compete with Disney's G-rated Princess Diaries which opened this week with a very strong $23.2 million.

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A Look at the BloodQuest Script
(by digitalmediafx.com) Exile Films is giving Internet users a look at the opening pages of Jimmy Diggs' original draft script for BloodQuest. Here's how the script starts:

EXT. SPACE : THE GALACTIC LENS
A vast sparkling starfield. The galactic core swells in the
distance and its great spiral arms trail off into the void.
We are witness to the immensity of the universe. Its
splendor... and its menace. A LEGEND APPEARS: ANNO DOMINI.
A number begins to FADE IN above the legend as several of
the original letters begin to dissolve. THE NEW LEGEND
READS: 40,000 A.D...

Click here to read the entire opening segment.

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The Simpsons - How do I Draw a Shooting Gun?
(by digitalmediafx.com) The Associated Press has published a detailed article taking a look at The Simpsons animation and complications faced by having the show drawn outside of the U.S.

According to the article, "It was the middle of the night and The Simpsons' animation director Mark Kirkland was on the telephone to South Korea explaining how to draw Marge Simpson shooting a gun.

The Korean artists on the other end of the line - the ones responsible in this global endeavor for bringing the American TV show to animated life - were in the dark about firearms."

Click here to read the entire article.

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News Link of the Day - 'E' For Excessive Violence?

According to Reuters:

"Roughly three out of five video games rated suitable for children as young as 6 reward players for injuring or killing characters, researchers who surveyed some of the games said Tuesday.

'Physicians and parents should understand that popular E-rated video games may be a source of exposure to violence that rewards them for violent actions,' said the report published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association..."

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