Frank Elstner’s Youtube-Talkshow “Wetten, das war’s?” on Netflix

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Frank Elstner joined Netflix at the age of 77.

Frank Elstner a German TV legend presenter who invented the show Wetten, dass..? (“Wanna bet..?”) switches to Netflix. Frank Elstner presented the Wetten, dass..? (“Wanna bet..?”) which became extremely popular and was, for some time, one of the most successful shows in Europe. That year, Elstner was presented with a Bambi, the German television and media prize. In Britain it was copied as You Bet! and ran from 1988 to 1997. In 1987, famous television presenter Thomas Gottschalk replaced Frank Elstner as host of Wetten, dass..?,.

Frank Elstner worked for ZDF television company for many years but moved to RTL when viewing figures dropped. Here, he presented the German version of the quiz show Jeopardy!. He also has his own company, Elstnertainment, which develops new ideas for TV shows and sells them to both public service and private television companies.

Today Elstner mainly works for Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (formed from the old Südwestfunk and Süddeutscher Rundfunk), presenting the talk show Menschen der Woche. Since 28 September 2002 he has worked for ARD as the presenter of the Saturday evening show Verstehen Sie Spaß?, the German equivalent of Candid Camera, following on from Cherno Jobatey. Frank Elstner presented his final episode of “VSS?” on November 21, 2009. Until the start of 2005 he also presented the show Einfach Millionär (Simply A Millionnaire) run by the ARD television lottery.

In 2006 Frank Elstner was listed in the Rose d’Or Hall of Fame, on the 25th anniversary of his greatest success, Wetten, dass..?. The same year he went on a 517 kilometre pilgrimage along the Way of St James, inspired by fellow television presenter Hape Kerkeling’s pilgrimage diary Ich bin dann mal weg (“I’m off for a bit, then”).

Since 12 September 2006 Frank Elstner has presented the quiz show Die Besten im Südwesten (The Best in the Southwest) on the SWR. He also presents the ARD show Die große Show der Naturwunder (The Biggest Natural Wonders Show), along with Ranga Yogeshwar.

In 2019 Frank Elstner – says goodbye to his audience on Youtube-Talkshow „Wetten, das war’s?” and switches to Netflix with his show.

Bruce Lee 李小龍 – Martial Arts

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Lee Jun-fan ( Chinese: 李振藩 ), known professionally as Bruce Lee ( Chinese: 李小龍 ) actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, and philosopher was the founder of Jeet Kune Do, a hybrid martial arts philosophy drawing from different combat disciplines that is often credited with paving the way for modern mixed martial arts ( MMA ).

Bruce Lee is considered by commentators, critics, media, and other martial artists to be the most influential martial artist of all time and a pop culture icon of the 20th century, who bridged the gap between East and West.

He is noted for his roles in five feature-length martial arts films in the early 1970s: Lo Wei’s The Big Boss (1971) and Fist of Fury (1972); Golden Harvest’s Way of the Dragon (1972), directed and written by Lee; Golden Harvest and Warner Brothers’ Enter the Dragon (1973) and The Game of Death (1978), both directed by Robert Clouse. Bruce Lee became an iconic figure known throughout the world, based upon his portrayal of Chinese nationalism in his films and among Asian Americans for defying stereotypes associated with the emasculated Asian male.

He trained in the art of Wing Chun and later combined his other influences from various sources into the spirit of his personal martial arts philosophy, which he dubbed Jeet Kune Do ( The Way of the Intercepting Fist ). Bruce Lee was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In April 2013, he was posthumously awarded the prestigious Founders Award at The Asian Awards.

Bruce Lee legacy – his films dramatically changed and influenced martial arts and martial arts films in the Hollywood, Hong Kong, and the rest of the world.

J. J. Abrams – Star Wars IX – Superhuman Mind Force Magnetic Man

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Star Wars: Episode IX is an upcoming American space opera film produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams. It will be the third and final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy and the ninth and final installment of the main Star Wars film franchise, following The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. The film is produced by Lucasfilm and Bad Robot Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The film was announced after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012, with Colin Trevorrow announced as the film’s director in August 2015. In September 2017, Trevorrow left the project due to creative differences; he was replaced by Abrams, who previously directed The Force Awakens. Filming began in August 2018 at Pinewood Studios near London. Episode IX is set to be released on December 20, 2019, in the United States.

In October 2012, Star Wars creator George Lucas sold his production company Lucasfilm, and with it the Star Wars franchise, to The Walt Disney Company. Disney announced a new trilogy of Star Wars films. In August 2015, Colin Trevorrow was announced as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX. Trevorrow, along with Derek Connolly, would write the script. It was also announced that Rian Johnson, director and writer of The Last Jedi, would create a story treatment for the film; however, in April 2017, Johnson stated he was not involved, claiming it was “old info”. In February 2016, Disney chief executive officer Bob Iger confirmed that pre-production of Episode IX had begun. At the end of April 2017, Disney announced the film would be released on May 24, 2019. A month later, filming was expected to begin in January 2018.J. J. Abrams has returned to direct.
In August 2017, it was announced that Jack Thorne would rewrite the script. On September 5, 2017, Lucasfilm stated that Trevorrow had left the production following creative differences. The Hollywood Reporter reported that Trevorrow and Kennedy’s relationship had become “unmanageable” after Trevorrow had been given opportunities to work on multiple drafts of the script. Johnson was seen as the top choice to replace him as director, but stated “it was never in the plan for me to direct Episode IX”. A week later, it was announced that J. J. Abrams, director of The Force Awakens, would return to direct Episode IX. Abrams will also co-write the film with Chris Terrio and produce the film through his company Bad Robot Productions, with Kennedy and Michelle Rejwan. Disney also moved the film’s release date to December 20, 2019. As principal photography began on August 1, 2018, director J. J. Abrams shared a behind the scenes photo to mark the occasion.

Casting: Carrie Fisher, who played Leia Organa, died in 2016. Variety and Reuters reported that she had been planned for a key role in Episode IX.
The film producers have not revealed how they plan to address Fisher’s death and what will become of her character. In January 2017, Lucasfilm stated that there were no plans to digitally generate Fisher’s performance as they had for Rogue One. The following April, Fisher’s brother Todd revealed that he and Fisher’s daughter had granted Disney and Lucasfilm the rights to use recent footage of Fisher. However, Kennedy stated that Fisher would not appear in the film. In July, though, Abrams said that unused footage of Fisher from The Force Awakens would be utilized to help complete the story. A week later, Lucasfilm confirmed that unused footage of Fisher from The Last Jedi would also be used. Billy Dee Williams is slated to return as Lando Calrissian.
In July 2018, Keri Russell was in talks to play a part for some “action-heavy fight scenes”, along with the long-awaited confirmation that Billy Dee Williams will return as Lando Calrissian. At the end of the month, Russell was confirmed to have been cast, along with the announcement of returning and additional new cast members. In late August, Dominic Monaghan and Matt Smith were cast in unspecified roles. Jimmy Vee and Greg Grunberg reprise their roles as R2-D2 and Snap Wexley respectively. Brian Herring returns to puppeteer BB-8.

Filming: Principal photography began on August 1, 2018, at Pinewood Studios in London, England. Oscar Isaac stated that Abrams is allowing more improvised acting than in the previous two films. Filming was also done in Wadi Rum in Jordan (the same filming location for Jedha in 2016’s Rogue One). Filming is expected to be completed by February 2019. In December 2018, Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, revealed on Good Morning America more new details about the unused footage of Leia planned to be used in Star Wars: Episode IX after Carrie Fisher’s death from The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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George Lucas – Star Wars films creator.

Star Wars films written and directed by George Lucas
The home of Luke Skywalker on the planet Tatooine in the epic space opera film Star Wars.

George Lucas is a four time Academy Award nominated American film and television writer, director, and producer. He is best known as creator of the epic Star Wars saga and the archaeologist adventurer character Indiana Jones. From 1977 to 2005, he served as co-writer and executive producer of all six Star Wars films, as well as director for four of the films. He also appeared in a cameo role in Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith.
George Walton Lucas enjoy a friendship with another film director Steven Spielberg and that has resulted in collaborations on films including the Indiana Jones movies Raiders of the Lost Ark. Lucas was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Directing and Writing for American Graffiti, and Best Directing and Writing for Star Wars. He also received the Academy’s Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991. He appeared at the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in 2007 with Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola to present the Best Director award.
Besides his directorial and production work on movies, Lucas is one of the most significant contemporary contributors to modern movie technology. In 1975 Lucas established Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in Van Nuys, California, which was responsible for the invention of the special computer assisted camera crane “Dykstraflex” that was used for most of the space fight sequences in the Star Wars movies (technology which was later adopted by most other visual effects production units, such as those responsible for Battlestar Galactica, considered very similar to Star Wars by many and Star Trek : The Next Generation.

George Lucas sold Lucasfilm (and franchise rights) to The Walt Disney Company.