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The original Japanese title for Akira Kurosawa’s 1963 film High and Low was “Heaven and Hell” (x).
William S. Burroughs' 1959 novel Naked Lunch contains a chapter concerning “Senders”, a hostile organization of telepaths bent on world domination, a clear literary inspiration for David Cronenberg’s Scanners (x).
Schindler’s List was a deeply personal film for director Steven Spielberg. He insisted that all royalties and residuals from this film that would normally have gone to him be given to the Shoah Foundation, which records and preserves written and videotaped testimonies from survivors of genocide worldwide, including the Holocaust. He also refused to accept a salary for making the film and does not autograph any materials related to it.When Spielberg returned to Cal State Long Beach to earn his BA 34 years after dropping out, his film professor accepted this movie in place of the short student film normally required to pass the class. This movie had already won Spielberg Golden Globes and Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture. Spielberg has also mentioned that if there are only two films he is to be remembered by, he would like them to be E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial and Schindler’s List (x).