MMAA Theater really enjoys the Television experience. From its continuosly expanding range of programming available including commercials, to the many different providers, TV offers uninterrupted, almost unlimited 24 hour accessible data!
Movies (Cinema) is another enjoyable form of entertainment here at MMAA Theater. There are so many different types and qaulities of films, it is just amazing there is over a century's amount of moving pictures.
Brian Manion Dennehy
July 9, 1938 - April 15, 2020
MMAA Television spans many decades now. From the first broadcasts with live shows to animation. TV is just awesome, there is just so many shows that it is hard to begin at the beginning. So we will skip around until I can bring back into a more organized fashion.
One great televison concept is the "It's all just a misunderstanding" shows like "I Love Lucy" , "Three's Compnay" and "Sienfeld".
Many of the earliest animation shows like "Popeye" , "Merrie Melodies" , "Looney Tunes" and Disney shorts pictures were seen at movies before the commercial development of television.
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube - are a vacuum tube containing electron emitter and a fluorescent screen used to view images.
DLP - Digital Light Processing - a type of video projector technology that uses a digital micromirror device.
HD - High-Definition television - provides a resolution that is substantially higher than standard-definition television.
LCD - Liquid-Crystal-Display
LED - Light-Emitting Diode
LD - Low-Definition
OLED - Organic Light-Emitting Diode - is a light-emitting diode in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to electric current.
PDP - Plasma Display Panel - is a type of flat panel display technology that utilizes small cells containing electrically charged ionized gases, or what are in essence chambers which are basically fluorescent lamps.
SD - Standard-Definition television
UHD - Ultra-High-Definition television
The Television Set combines a tuner, display, an amplifier, and speakers.
Mechanical Television was introduced in late 1920's - It was a system that relies on a scanning device, such as a rotating disk with holes or a rotating mirror, to scan the scene and generate video signal, and a similar mechanical device at the receiver to display the picture.
In the mid 1940’s - Electronic Television took over using cathode ray tubes.
In 1953 - Broadcast of color television.
By: Alex Noxx
The Dynamic of television has seriously changed. You can see it happening at even a faster rate than ever before. Now you just see many “old” actors doing “new” shows. Clearly the demographic is targeted towards older generations. In addition, “reality” shows have completely changed programming. They do not require “stars”, and the programming ideas are endless.
With so much competition, programming changes fast, if it does not get good ratings or make enough money, it’s gone. Up until some point in the mid 1990’s, we basically watched everything, because that’s all there was on TV, and most of the programing was targeted at older people.
Young people under 20 years old, grew up on a different kind of programing. With options with like networks like Disney, Cartoon Network, and the Nickelodeon networks, which have a lot of cartoons, they have a different perspective. Also, they do not watch TV the same way as past generations did. There are also many reality shows targeted towards this age group. This makes it difficult for the younger generations to grow up with young actors, into older rolls.
Now, there are so many platforms to watch stuff on with endless programming, TV viewing has changed forever. So, for TV, we are now left with re-hashing’s and re-boots of old shows with old actors. Clearly targeted towards older viewers.
It is obvious that producers feel safer with this format. Investigations have shown that sequels and remakes, at least guarantee a 50% success rate among its fans. While new programming is very risky. “Reality” shows are the new thing, and they enjoy great success. There is a show for everything now.
By: Alex Noxx
Since the introduction of moving pictures, we have come from Silent Films, then Talkies, to the latest CGI and Green Screen Movies in the theater.
We are fortunate to live in a time were we have access to the variying types and qaulities of films, and that we almost have a moving visual history of the last 100 years. Read the credits, think about all the individuals who made all of this work possible.
The Golden Age of Hollywood
The Golden Age of Hollywood started in 1915 and ended in 1963. From the end of the silent era to the early 1960sthousands of movies were produced from the Hollywood studios.
With technical, visual and narrative style characteristics, Classical Hollywood cinemafilled the movie screens with the images of glittering and glamorous movie stars.
Bond, James Bond
By: Alex Noxx
The Films - As in all series, some films are better than others. Over the course of 24 movies, they manage to have good consistancy and quality.
The Actors - Of course all of the Bonds are great. For the most part, the other actors are very good. Many top actors and talent are featured in the series. As for the Bond Girls, what needs to be said?
The Music - Besides the Title Songs which are performed by top artist at the time and for most part are good, it is the instrumental music throughout the movies that allows all the films to link together. In many movies they use the same version linking them into one long continuous movie.
The Plots - One of the greatest aspects about the Bond films, is that you can start watching one, and stop almost anywhere and begin watching another Bond film almost anywhere and they fit together. Even though the films are not direct sequels, they do follow a similar theme.
Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery
- "James Bond Theme”, credited to Monty Norman
and performed by John Barry & Orchestra
Bond being sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of a British agent John Strangways and his secretary, who “has to go now”. Bond comes into contact with the evil and unscrupulous scientist Dr. Julius No Bond visits his island underneath the mango trees and is taken prisoner. After Bond requests a job in the revenge department, he escapes from the island, killing Dr. No and blowing up his lair in the process.
From Russia with Love (1963) Sean Connery
- “From Russia with Love “performed by Matt Monro
SPECTRE devises a plot to steal a Russian decoding device. Bond travels to Istanbul to obtain the Lektor and escapes with the device on the Orient Express. However, he is followed by a SPECTRE muscleman who pretends to be a British agent. But Bond suspects a trap, orders the correct wine, and fights to the death with the ‘Old Man’ aboard the train.
Goldfinger (1964) Sean Connery
- "Goldfinger" performed by Shirley Bassey
Bond has to prevent a notorious gold smuggler from robbing America's gold reserve Fort Knox. In order to stop him, Bond has to survive several perilous situations, including a huge deadly laser, reckless driving and strict golf. He is instructed to investigate and follows the dealer to Switzerland. Bond is captured, and is taken by plane to another location, his plane is hijacked by Goldfinger, shoots out a window, creating an explosive decompression, killing Goldfinger.
Thunderball (1965) Sean Connery
- "Thunderball" performed by Tom Jones
Bond investigates the hijacking of 2 atomic bombs, taken by the mastermind behind this scheme Emilio Largo who shoots a ladies shotgun. Dispatched to the Bahamas, he meets up with his CIA counterpart and friend Felix Leiter. This caper ends with M@’s favorite underwater battle
You Only Live Twice (1967) Sean Connery
- “You Only Live Twice” performed by Nancy Sinatra
Bond heads east to save the world and to learn how to serve Saki properly, when an American spacecraft disappears. After staging his own death to avoid being followed, Bond, is disguised as a Japanese civilian with a pig faced wife. Bondson learns that Blofeld is in yet another bid to take over the world and follows the trail to Blofeld's island headquarters, who activates the base's self-destruct system and escapes. Bond escape through the cave tunnel before it explodes and are rescued by submarine.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) George Lazenby
- "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" performed by John Barry orchestra
Telly Savalas, Bob Sledding and curling, while searching for Blofeld, Bond saves Tracy di Vicenzo from drowning Bond then receives information from Tracy's father, about Blofeld. Posing as an emissary, Bond meets Blofeld, who has a research institute in the Swiss Alps. Blofeld is brainwashing his patients to distribute bacteriological warfare. Bond arranges a raid on the clinic, although Blofeld escapes. Bond marries Tracy, but she is murdered shortly afterwards by Blofeld's partner.
Diamonds Are Forever - 1971 Sean Connery
Connery's return to Bond, Plenty O'toole - named after her father of course.
Live and Let Die - 1973 Roger Moore
"The carrrrds." The chase through Bayou, heronine and Voodoo
The Man with the Golden Gun - 1974 Roger Moore
Muay Thai, gold bullets, and can you believe the car flip was done on the first take?!
The Spy Who Loved Me - 1977 Roger Moore
Nuclear subs, underwater Lotus and Jaws
Moonraker - 1979 Roger Moore
Dogs, glass ware and space shuttles
For Your Eyes Only - 1981 Roger Moore
Pistachio nuts, crossbows and ice skating!
Octopussy - 1983 Roger Moore
Is "player privilege" a real thing?
Never Say Never Again - 1983 Sean Connery
Bond Motorcycle, Corral Jr. and his "Martini is still dry."
A View To A Kill - 1985 Roger Moore
Max Zorin, pyschopath or physiological freakl?
Livingdaylights - 1987 Tomothy Dalton
The Girls are not that hot.
License To Kill - 1989 Tomothy Dalton
The Girls are not that hot. Waste of a name title.
Goldeneye - 1995 Peirce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies - 1997 Peirce Brosnan
The World is not Enough - 1999 Peirce Brosnan
Die Another Day - 2002 Peirce Brosnan
Casion Royale -2006 Daniel Craig
Quantom of Solace - 2008 Daniel Craig
Skyfall - 2012 Daniel Craig
They did a great job coming full circle from Casino Royale and tying all of the other films together.
Bond 24 - Set for release in U.K. on October 23, 2015 and in U.S. on November 6, 2015
The recipe for Bond's "Vesper" Martini - As Described in the 1953 Book
3 measures of Gordon's, 1 of Vodka, Half a measure of Kina Lillet
Shake, Not Stir, very well until it is Ice-Cold
Then Add a Large Thin Slice of Lemon peel
The recipe for Bond's "Vesper" Martini - As Described in the 2006 Movie
3 measures of Gordon's; 1 of Vodka; Half a measure of Kina Lillet
Shaken, Not Stirred - Over Ice
Add a Thin Slice of Lemon peel
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