History Creator / RolandEmmerich

14th Nov '15 11:34:49 PM nombretomado
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Then, he worked on the 1998 {{Remake}} of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'', or Godzilla: InNameOnly (GINO) as some fans called it. It used clever ViralMarketing, describing the size of the monster without giving it away. When the actual film came out, it wasn't received well. RogerEbert and Gene Siskel, who criticized his previous movies, pointed out his TakeThat in the film, and was displeased to find that he didn't get eaten or stepped on by the giant lizard. [[NeverLiveItDown Ebert still held a grudge to his death over this]]. [[PopularityPolynomial Over time]], though, Godzilla fans have considered the movie to be better than less-enjoyable installments in the series.
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Then, he worked on the 1998 {{Remake}} of ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'', or Godzilla: InNameOnly (GINO) as some fans called it. It used clever ViralMarketing, describing the size of the monster without giving it away. When the actual film came out, it wasn't received well. RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert and Gene Siskel, who criticized his previous movies, pointed out his TakeThat in the film, and was displeased to find that he didn't get eaten or stepped on by the giant lizard. [[NeverLiveItDown Ebert still held a grudge to his death over this]]. [[PopularityPolynomial Over time]], though, Godzilla fans have considered the movie to be better than less-enjoyable installments in the series.
18th Sep '15 2:48:48 PM BadSplice
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8th Aug '15 6:08:07 AM KingKoopa87
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* OldShame: Of a sort. Emmerich regretted that [[ChristmasRushed he rushed Godzilla for a Memorial Day release]]. He still defends the film, though.
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* OldShame: Of a sort. Emmerich regretted that [[ChristmasRushed he rushed Godzilla for a Memorial Memorial Day release]]. He still defends the film, though.
8th Aug '15 6:07:49 AM KingKoopa87
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* OldShame: Of a sort. Emmerich regretted that [[ChristmasRushed he rushed Godzilla for a Labor Day release]]. He still defends the film, though.
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* OldShame: Of a sort. Emmerich regretted that [[ChristmasRushed he rushed Godzilla for a Labor Memorial Day release]]. He still defends the film, though.
30th May '15 5:55:11 AM LtFedora
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The cast listing for his films run long. ''2012'' alone credits 150 people in the cast, both credited and uncredited.
26th May '15 8:57:50 AM BadSplice
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[[StraightGay Emmerich is openly gay]], and in 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich made the donation on behalf of Outfest, making it the largest gift in the festival's history. He owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. He likes to decorate his homes in a self-described [[KitchCollection "outlandish" manner]], adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-era relics. His extensive collection of artwork includes a painting of Jesus Christ wearing a Katharine Hamnett-styled t-shirt during his crucifixion, prints of Alison Jackson's works of a Princess Diana lookalike making obscene gestures and engaging in sex acts, a wax sculpture of Pope John Paul II laughing as he reads his own obituary, and a Photoshopped image of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a homoerotic pose. His three favorite movies are ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', all disaster movies. [[note]]Probably not coincidentally, the first two films were produced by Irwin Allen, to which his work is often compared.[[/note]]
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[[StraightGay Emmerich is openly gay]], and in 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich made the donation on behalf of Outfest, making it the largest gift in the festival's history. He owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. He likes to decorate his homes in a self-described [[KitchCollection [[KitschCollection "outlandish" manner]], adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-era relics. His extensive collection of artwork includes a painting of Jesus Christ wearing a Katharine Hamnett-styled t-shirt during his crucifixion, prints of Alison Jackson's works of a Princess Diana lookalike making obscene gestures and engaging in sex acts, a wax sculpture of Pope John Paul II laughing as he reads his own obituary, and a Photoshopped image of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a homoerotic pose. His three favorite movies are ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', all disaster movies. [[note]]Probably not coincidentally, the first two films were produced by Irwin Allen, to which his work is often compared.[[/note]]
30th Apr '15 8:33:56 AM BadSplice
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-> ''"I'm a Filmmaker, not a scientist."'' -'''Emmerich''', justifying the copious amounts of ArtisticLicense in his oeuvre.
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-> ''"I'm a Filmmaker, not a scientist."'' -'''Emmerich''', "'' ->-'''Roland Emmerich''', justifying the copious amounts of ArtisticLicense in his oeuvre.
30th Apr '15 8:32:58 AM BadSplice
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-> ''"I'm a Filmmaker, not a scientist."'' -'''Emmerich''' justifying the copious amounts of ArtisticLicense in his oeuvre.
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-> ''"I'm a Filmmaker, not a scientist."'' -'''Emmerich''' -'''Emmerich''', justifying the copious amounts of ArtisticLicense in his oeuvre.
30th Apr '15 8:32:36 AM BadSplice
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-> ''"I'm a Filmmaker, not a scientist."''
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-> ''"I'm a Filmmaker, not a scientist."'' "'' -'''Emmerich''' justifying the copious amounts of ArtisticLicense in his oeuvre.

[[StraightGay Emmerich is openly gay]], and in 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich made the donation on behalf of Outfest, making it the largest gift in the festival's history. He owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. He likes to decorate his homes in a self-described "outlandish" manner, adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-era relics. His extensive collection of artwork includes a painting of Jesus Christ wearing a Katharine Hamnett-styled t-shirt during his crucifixion, prints of Alison Jackson's works of a Princess Diana lookalike making obscene gestures and engaging in sex acts, a wax sculpture of Pope John Paul II laughing as he reads his own obituary, and a Photoshopped image of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a homoerotic pose. His three favorite movies are ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', all disaster movies. [[note]]Probably not coincidentally, the first two films were produced by Irwin Allen, to which his work is often compared.[[/note]]
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[[StraightGay Emmerich is openly gay]], and in 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich made the donation on behalf of Outfest, making it the largest gift in the festival's history. He owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. He likes to decorate his homes in a self-described [[KitchCollection "outlandish" manner, manner]], adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-era relics. His extensive collection of artwork includes a painting of Jesus Christ wearing a Katharine Hamnett-styled t-shirt during his crucifixion, prints of Alison Jackson's works of a Princess Diana lookalike making obscene gestures and engaging in sex acts, a wax sculpture of Pope John Paul II laughing as he reads his own obituary, and a Photoshopped image of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a homoerotic pose. His three favorite movies are ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', all disaster movies. [[note]]Probably not coincidentally, the first two films were produced by Irwin Allen, to which his work is often compared.[[/note]]

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[[StraightGay Emmerich is openly gay]], and in 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich made the donation ** He also plans on behalf of Outfest, making it a film about the largest gift in the festival's history. He owns homes in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London and Stuttgart. He likes to decorate his homes in a self-described "outlandish" manner, adorning them with rare Hollywood memorabilia, murals and portraits of dictators and Communist figures, and World War II-era relics. His extensive collection of artwork includes a painting of Jesus Christ wearing a Katharine Hamnett-styled t-shirt during his crucifixion, prints of Alison Jackson's works of a Princess Diana lookalike making obscene gestures and engaging in sex acts, a wax sculpture of Pope John Paul II laughing as he reads his own obituary, and a Photoshopped image of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a homoerotic pose. His three favorite movies are ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'', ''Film/TheToweringInferno'' and ''Film/{{Earthquake}}'', all disaster movies. [[note]]Probably not coincidentally, the first two films were produced by Irwin Allen, to which his work is often compared.[[/note]] Stonewall riots. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously]].
2nd Feb '15 8:10:54 PM maxwellsilver
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He became interested in film after seeing ''StarWars'' (like many others), and attended the University of Television and Film in Munich. His early films are generally unknown by most audiences, but were praised in his home country. His first film was ''Das Arche Noah Prinzip'' (''The Noah's Ark Principle''), about a space station that could be used to control the weather, which holds the record for Germany's most expensive student film (about 1.2 million DM). He made several further films in Germany that are borderline unknown; ''Joey'', ''Hollywood-Monster'' and ''Moon 44''; one of which featured one of his frequent collaborators in scripting: Dean Devlin. In TheNineties, he traveled to Hollywood to direct his first blockbuster: ''UniversalSoldier''. While it received less-than-kind reviews, the film made a decent amount of money in the USA, it made over twice the amount of money overseas. After this, he directed ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', which later kicked off its own TV Series and franchise.
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He became interested in film after seeing ''StarWars'' ''Film/StarWars'' (like many others), and attended the University of Television and Film in Munich. His early films are generally unknown by most audiences, but were praised in his home country. His first film was ''Das Arche Noah Prinzip'' (''The Noah's Ark Principle''), about a space station that could be used to control the weather, which holds the record for Germany's most expensive student film (about 1.2 million DM). He made several further films in Germany that are borderline unknown; ''Joey'', ''Hollywood-Monster'' and ''Moon 44''; one of which featured one of his frequent collaborators in scripting: Dean Devlin. In TheNineties, he traveled to Hollywood to direct his first blockbuster: ''UniversalSoldier''.''Film/UniversalSoldier''. While it received less-than-kind reviews, the film made a decent amount of money in the USA, it made over twice the amount of money overseas. After this, he directed ''Film/{{Stargate}}'', which later kicked off its own TV Series and franchise.

In the 2000's, he directed the war epic ''ThePatriot'', which is generally seen by critics as his best movie, although it is often maligned as being a Revolutionary War-based re-tread of ''Braveheart''. He made 2004's ''TheDayAfterTomorrow'', about an ice age enveloping the northern hemisphere in a matter of weeks due to an extreme change in the climate caused by extreme global warming [[note]] Al Gore, eat your heart out.[[/note]]. Four years later, he directed and co-wrote the poorly-received ''TenThousandBC'' (which again drew comparisons to another Gibson film, ''Apocalypto''). ''[[TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'', is apparently his swansong for disaster movies. Though the film has very little to do with the apocalypse theory in question[[note]] It basically boils down to "The Mayans, one of the earliest civilizations, said we die this year." And most do.[[/note]], movie fit in as many disasters as it could. [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome It's his most visually impressive movie]], and given who we're talking about that's saying ''a lot''. Interestingly, RogerEbert (previously critical of Emmerich's work) praised the film, claiming that it was as entertaining as any disaster movie could hope to be.
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In the 2000's, he directed the war epic ''ThePatriot'', ''Film/ThePatriot'', which is generally seen by critics as his best movie, although it is often maligned as being a Revolutionary War-based re-tread of ''Braveheart''. He made 2004's ''TheDayAfterTomorrow'', ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'', about an ice age enveloping the northern hemisphere in a matter of weeks due to an extreme change in the climate caused by extreme global warming [[note]] Al Gore, eat your heart out.[[/note]]. Four years later, he directed and co-wrote the poorly-received ''TenThousandBC'' ''Film/TenThousandBC'' (which again drew comparisons to another Gibson film, ''Apocalypto''). ''[[TwoThousandTwelve 2012]]'', ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'', is apparently his swansong for disaster movies. Though the film has very little to do with the apocalypse theory in question[[note]] It basically boils down to "The Mayans, one of the earliest civilizations, said we die this year." And most do.[[/note]], movie fit in as many disasters as it could. [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome It's his most visually impressive movie]], and given who we're talking about that's saying ''a lot''. Interestingly, RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert (previously critical of Emmerich's work) praised the film, claiming that it was as entertaining as any disaster movie could hope to be.

His next movie is the thriller ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' (and has him damaging/destroying the White House yet again), which also happens to come out [[DuelingMovies the same year]] as OlympusHasFallen. He's also working with Devlin on [[http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/roland-emmerich-says-the-stars-have-to-align-for/306311 two long-rumored sequels to Independence Day]].
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His next movie is the thriller ''Film/WhiteHouseDown'' (and has him damaging/destroying the White House yet again), which also happens to come out [[DuelingMovies the same year]] as OlympusHasFallen.''Film/OlympusHasFallen''. He's also working with Devlin on [[http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/roland-emmerich-says-the-stars-have-to-align-for/306311 two long-rumored sequels to Independence Day]].

* HollywoodScience: The neutrino-related stuff in ''2012''. Also, the thermodynamic forces at play in TheDayAfterTomorrow moved faster than in real life ([[{{RuleOfCool}} obviously]]).
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* HollywoodScience: The neutrino-related stuff in ''2012''. Also, the thermodynamic forces at play in TheDayAfterTomorrow ''Film/TheDayAfterTomorrow'' moved faster than in real life ([[{{RuleOfCool}} obviously]]).

* RunningGag: Something bad usually happens to the White House in his films whether it's being [[IndependenceDay blow up by aliens]], [[TwentyTwelve having an aircraft carrier smashed into it]], or [[DieHardOnAnX being occupied]] [[WhiteHouseDown by terrorists.]]
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* RunningGag: Something bad usually happens to the White House in his films whether it's being [[IndependenceDay [[Film/IndependenceDay blow up by aliens]], [[TwentyTwelve [[Film/TwoThousandTwelve having an aircraft carrier smashed into it]], or [[DieHardOnAnX being occupied]] [[WhiteHouseDown [[Film/WhiteHouseDown by terrorists.]]
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