Makers is the 2006 release from Seattle singer-songwriter Rocky Votolato. It marks his debut on Barsuk Records after previously releasing albums on Second Nature Records. The album is characterized by sparse arrangements, focusing mainly on Votolato's voice and guitar work. Votolato's songwriting skills are on display in his most folk-sounding release to date.
The book focuses on a near-future imagining of members of the maker culture, a group Doctorow characterizes as being composed of "people who hack hardware, business-models, and living arrangements to discover ways of staying alive and happy even when the economy is falling down the toilet".
The novel is available free on the author's website, as a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA download. It is also published in traditional paper form by HarperVoyager. The UK hardcover is 416 pages long.
"Makers". craphound.com. Official Book Page on Cory Doctorow's website
During 1977 and 1978, bassist Marino Pelajić, guitarist Mladen Jurčić, and drummer Branko Hromatko were Azra members when Branimir "Johnny" Štulić brought Jura Stublić as the new vocalist. Stublić was to become Aerodrom member, but due to his deep vocals it never happened. The lineup functioned for a few months only and after a quarrel with Štulić, on early 1979, Pelajić, Jurčić, Hromatko and Stublić formed the band Šporko Šalaporko i Negove Žaluzine, naming the band after a story from the "Polet" youth magazine, which was soon after renamed to Film. The memories of the Azra lineup later inspired Štulić to write the song "Roll over Jura" released on Filigranski pločnici in 1982.
Saxophonist Jurij Novoselić, who at the time had worked under the pseudonym Kuzma Videosex, joined the band, inspiring others to use pseudonym instead of their original names: vocalist Stublić became Jura Jupiter, bassist Pelajić became Mario Baraccuda and guitarist Jurčić became Max Wilson. Before joining the band, Stublić did not have much experience as a vocalist, however, since his father had been an opera singer, he often visited the theatre and opera, and at the age of 13, he started playing the guitar, earning money as a street performer at seaside resorts.
Beckett’s original choice for the lead – referred to only as “O” – was Charlie Chaplin, but his script never reached him. Both Beckett and the director Alan Schneider were interested in Zero Mostel and Jack MacGowran. However, the former was unavailable and the latter, who accepted at first, became unavailable due to his role in a "Hollywood epic." Beckett then suggested Buster Keaton. Schneider promptly flew to Los Angeles and persuaded Keaton to accept the role along with "a handsome fee for less than three weeks' work."James Karen, who was to have a small part in the film, also encouraged Schneider to contact Keaton.
The filmed version differs from Beckett's original script but with his approval since he was on set all the time, this being his only visit to the United States. The script printed in Collected Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett (Faber and Faber, 1984) states:
As both the films have completed 25 days of theatrical run, Varisu has emerged as the clear box-office winner with gross earnings of over ₹300 crore globally over Thunivu, which managed to collect over ₹250 crore ... The makers of Varisu have released a poster to confirm that the film has breached the Rs. 300 crore club globally.
On the career-front, Chiranjeevi was recently seen in his Telugu film Waltair Veerayya, which grossed over ₹200 crore and is still running successfully in cinemas ... The film also stars Ravi Teja in a key role. Last week, the makers took to Twitter to officially share a poster which confirmed that the film has breached ₹200 crore club.
Both films have been on a success spree albeit reaching a new milestone. While Varisu sits comfortably in the Rs 150 Crore club, Thunivu is slowly making its way there. In Tamil Nadu, both films are blockbuster hits for the respective makers, Vijay has clearly won the box office battle as Varisu leads Thunivu globally.
Telugu film Waltair Veerayya continues to be Chiranjeevi’s most successful film since his comeback seven years ago with Khaidi No 150. The film has grossed over ₹200 crore worldwide in just ten days ... The film also stars Ravi Teja in a key role. The makers took to Twitter to share a poster which confirmed that the film has breached the ₹200 crore club.
‘Varisu’ and ‘Thunivu’ – two big films were released in theatres on January 11, 2023. Both the films received a good reception and the makers have now announced Vijay’s ‘Varisu’ is a blockbuster as the film enters the Rs 100 crore club. On day 6 of the film release, January ...
The documentary chapter of the US Academy has reduced the vast field of non-fiction contenders to just 15 films ...Winner of the audience award at last year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, Hopkins’ film documents BradfordMovieMakers, one of the oldest amateur filmmaking clubs in the world, as it navigates dwindling membership and parlous finances.
In the US, it is all set to join one million-dollar club by the end of this week ... The makers took to Twitter to release a poster, announcing that the film will soon join the million-dollar club in the US ... The film also stars Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani, Suhas, Posani Krishna ...
... his fans of certain regions at his office premises to discuss welfare activities handled by the fan club. Vijay's 'Varisu' is heading for a grand theatrical release for Pongal, and the makers have been locking the theatres for the film to have a record number of screens worldwide.
UK-Ireland cinemas are looking for Disney blockbuster sequel to inject new life into the box office this weekend as the film opens in a hefty 700 cinemas ... It won a special jury prize on debut at VeniceFilmFestival in September ... Kim Hopkins’ documentary , about one of the world’s oldest amateur filmmaking clubs – the BradfordMovieMakers.