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The use of invisible ink is widespread, as children do it for fun with household items and prisoners of war have used sweat and saliva to send secret messages. There are several ways to make invisible ink, and each way carries a simple way to reveal the hidden message. Baking soda, lemon or milk are just a few of the common ingredients with which you can create invisible ink.
The second of four movies in the series, "High School Musical 2" continues the love story of Troy (Zach Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgins), who are enjoying their summer vacation before they return to East High School for junior year. Directed by Kenny Ortega in 2007, "High School Musical 2" deals with new class and status issues, as Troy has to choose between Vanessa or the pleasures of country club life.
There are few villains in the Spider-Man universe who have had as much of an impact as has Norman Osborn, AKA the "Green Goblin." From the beginning, Norman has been Peter Parker's most challenging nemesis. Brilliant, insane, absurdly wealthy and possessing knowledge of Spider-Man's true identity, Osborn is one of Peter's most powerful foes, and one who keeps coming back despite numerous death scenes and imprisonments.
"Spider-Man: The Animated Series" aired as part of the Fox Kids programming block from 1994 to 1998. It consisted of 65 episodes. The series was the first cartoon adaptation of Spider-Man to utilize 3-D computer animation, giving the scenes of Spider-Man web-slinging through the streets of New York a new level of realism. "Spider-Man: The Animated Series" was known for its use of season-long story arcs, and the series used internal dialogue to give the viewers a look into Peter Parker's thoughts, much like the thought bubbles used in Spider-Man comics.
Part of the success of a drama is that it looks spontaneous as if the events are actually occurring to the actors on stage and not scripted ahead of time. Ironically, this effect is only possible through hours of rehearsal. One of the ways to keep the drama fresh for the cast is through incorporating techniques into rehearsals that help actors explore their characters, bodies and peers in new and exciting ways.
"A Walk to Remember" was one of romance writer Nicholas Sparks' first efforts, after tear-jerkers "Message in a Bottle" and "The Notebook." While all three books were later made into major motion pictures, reading the actual books provides greater depth in the story and character development. The motto of the tale could be "don't judge a book by it's cover," since the story follows two unlikely friends as they explore common ground and develop a romantic relationship.
Camille Saint-Saëns' opera, "Samson and Delilah," is based on the biblical story of Samson, the mighty Hebrew warrior whose strength came from his long hair. Whereas the story from the Book of Judges focused on Samson's strength and feats of martial prowess, the opera focuses on the character of the girl who brought him down: Delilah.
"Repo! The Genetic Opera" traipses through that wonderfully weird hinterland of the slightly surreal and heavily symbolic movies that defy categorization. Ostensibly, the plot follows an innocent, 17-year-old girl named Shilo as she seeks a way to escape, first, an inherited genetic ailment, second, the machinations of her overprotective father, and third, the power politics of GeneCo, an über-powerful medical corporation offering humanity its last hope at survival.
"Ender's Game" has been well read ever since its publication, first as a short story in 1977, and then in its 1985 expanded novel format. The story follows a gifted child, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin as he grows up in military school. This military school doesn't prepare children to fight in a human war, but rather prepares them to fight buglike aliens.
Novelist John Irving wrote his second book, "The Water-Method Man," in 1972, when he was 29. It tells the story of Fred Trumper, a grad student of the same age with far more troubles than successes, who attempts to change his life before lies and cowardice sink him into obscurity.
Many people wonder what their life might be like if they were a movie star. Most never consider what would happen if their best friend was a movie star. Made by those who have been there, HBO's popular half-hour comedy-drama "Entourage" answers that question by chronicling the lives of a rising star and his best friends with shocking, hilarious and sometimes even heartfelt honesty.
Scooby-Doo has been delighting audiences for decades. The ghost-hunting dog and his crew of humans have starred in many new adventures since the series first began in the '70s. "Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase" is a newer retool of the series which brings Fred, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby into the new millennium where they are fighting a video game villain. Grab your Scooby Snacks and enjoy this romp through cyberspace with Mystery, Inc.
Author Bobbie Kalman has written a number of children's books in the "Science of Living Things" series. Her 2003 title, "What is a Cat?" describes the different types of wild and domestic cats, including their physical characteristics, behavior and habitats. The book includes a glossary to familiarize young readers with the scientific terminology that describes these well-known creatures.
Greek drama masks don't refer to the white and gold comedy and tragedy masks you might see hanging over the theater stages of today. In ancient times, masks were used on stage as a part of the wardrobe. They helped symbolize the sex of the actor, creating a certain effect depending up the materials used to make the mask. Understanding the history, materials used and purposes of the masks can help further your appreciation of Greek drama and culture.
Natalie Babbitt's novel "Tuck Everlasting" is the intriguing tale of a family that can live forever, suspended at the same age, thanks to a stop at a magical fountain. Young Winnie Foster learns about their secret, and the Tucks hold her captive. In 2002, a film adaptation starring William Hurt and Sissy Spacek, with Ben Kingsley in a brief role, came out. The movie holds many of the same themes as the novel, but it incorporates several differences to increase audience interest.
"Silence of the Lambs" is a 1991 movie based on a novel by Thomas Harris. The film's screenplay was written by Ted Tally. "Silence of the Lambs" is a crime/horror story that was directed by Jonathan Demme and stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The movie won five Academy Awards for Best Movie, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
"Two Wives" is a Korean drama show that ran for 120 episodes on SBS; it aired from May to October of 2009. The show was aired five days a week, which is why so many episodes were shown in a single season. It is the second series in the SBS network's "Wife Trilogy."
"End Game" is the eighth of Dale Brown's Dreamland books. This bestseller is fast paced and keeps readers on the edges of their seats as it tells a story of using high-tech weapons to avoid a multi-country war. Brown's experience as a United States Air Force captain shines through in this military adventure story.
In "50 First Dates," Drew Barrymore plays Lucy, a woman who has lost her ability to form short-term memories. Adam Sandler plays Henry Roth, a womanizer who falls in love with Lucy and is determined to woo her, despite her infirmity. The supporting cast includes a range of comedic actors, including Lusia Strus, who plays Alexa.