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As Good As It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks, who co-wrote it with Mark Andrus. The film stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic and obsessive-compulsive novelist, Helen Hunt as a single mother with a chronically ill son, and Greg Kinnear as a gay artist. The paintings were created for the film by New York artist Billy Sullivan.
Curtis Lee Hanson was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His directing work included the psychological thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the comedy Wonder Boys (2000), the hip-hop biopic 8 Mile (2002), the romantic comedy-drama In Her Shoes (2005), and the made-for-television docudrama Too Big to Fail (2011).
Busy work can refer to activity that is undertaken to pass time and stay busy but in and of itself has no actual value. Busy work also occurs in business, military and other settings, in situations where people may be required to be present but may lack the opportunities, skills or need to do something more productive. People may engage in busy work to maintain an appearance of activity, in order to avoid criticism of being inactive or idle. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines busywork as "work that usually appears productive or of intrinsic value but actually only keeps one occupied."
Mo' Better Blues is a 1990 American musical drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. It follows a period in the life of fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam as a series of bad decisions result in his jeopardizing both his relationships and his playing career. The film focuses on themes of friendship, loyalty, honesty, cause-and-effect, and ultimately salvation. It features the music of the Branford Marsalis quartet and Terence Blanchard on trumpet, who also plays for the Bleek Gilliam character. The film was released five months after the death of Robin Harris and is dedicated to his memory, and is his second final acting role.
Tokyo Story is a 1953 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu and starring Chishū Ryū and Chieko Higashiyama. It tells the story of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. The film contrasts the behavior of their children, who are too busy to pay them much attention, with that of their widowed daughter-in-law, who treats them with kindness.
A workaholic is a person who works compulsively. The person works at the cost of their sleep, meeting friends or family. While the term generally implies that the person enjoys their work, it can also alternately imply that they simply feel compelled to do it. There is no generally accepted medical definition of such a condition, although some forms of stress, impulse control disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be work-related. Much like alcoholism as a form of an alcoholic but in terms of work therefore a workaholic.
Sung Hi Lee is a South Korean model and actress based in North America. She has been featured in Playboy magazine as well as in many other magazines and some commercial advertising.
Elizabeth Jean "Busy" Philipps is an American actress and writer. She is best known for her roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), Dawson's Creek (2001–03) and ER (2006–07), and for her portrayal of Laurie Keller on the ABC series Cougar Town (2009–15), for which she received a Critics' Choice Television Award. She has also appeared in supporting roles in numerous films, such as The Smokers (2000), Home Room (2002), White Chicks (2004), Made of Honor (2008), He's Just Not That into You (2009), The Gift (2015), and I Feel Pretty (2018).
A Busy Day is a 1914 short film starring Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain.
Ready or Not is a Canadian teen drama television series that aired on the Showtime Movie Channel and later on The Disney Channel and Global Television Network for five seasons and 65 episodes between 1993 and 1997 in both Canada and the United States.
Ambika is an Indian film and television actress known for her works predominantly in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada films and serials. She also did a few Telugu and English films. She was one of the top south Indian heroines for a decade from 1978 to 1989. Her younger sister Radha was also an actress. They acted together in a number of south Indian films and during the peak of their careers.
God's Country is a 1985 documentary film about Glencoe, Minnesota, by French filmmaker Louis Malle. Original footage of a farming community, 60 miles west of Minneapolis, Minnesota was filmed in 1979 for a PBS documentary. But for the next six years Malle was too busy with other projects to finish this work. He returned in 1985 for a follow-up and found the community reacting to the mid eighties crisis of overproduction in farm country. Malle documented a sense of frustration and apprehension from the same participants he had befriended in better times half a decade earlier.
Peter Igelhoff was an Austrian pianist, light music and film composer, arranger and entertainer; he took his mother's maiden name as soon as he resolved on a career in light entertainment.
"Busy Being Fabulous" is the second single by the American rock band Eagles from their 2007 album Long Road out of Eden. Released in January 2008, it is their third Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Family Biz is a Canadian television show, filmed in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada starring Doug Murray, Ephraim Ellis and Kate Corbett. Created by James Nadler, the show is currently airing on YTV and France 2. The first episode was shown on YTV. The show has been rated "C8+" in Canada, where it ran for one season from March 6 to December 8, 2009.
Love N' Dancing is a 2009 film about a couple who take part in a competition in the world of swing dancing. The film was directed by Robert Iscove, and stars Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, and Billy Zane. Emmy Award-winning Jeff Bihlman, and scot Little Bihlman contributed 7 original songs to complete the 'Love N' Dancing' soundtrack.
P. Samuthirakani is an Indian film actor and director who predominantly works in the Tamil film industry besides appearing in a number of Malayalam and Telugu films. He worked as an assistant to director K Balachander. His 2009 directorial Naadodigal was a runaway hit, which was later remade in three languages. He has acted in several films as well and is best known for his performances in Subramaniapuram, Easan, Saattai and Oppam. He won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for Visaranai. He currently resides at Tivoli Gardens, Saligramam, Chennai.
Too Busy to Work is a 1939 American comedy film, directed by Otto Brower and starring Jed Prouty, Spring Byington, and Kenneth Howell. It was one of the Jones Family film series, based upon the play of the same nane.
Bismark Convoy Smashed! is a 1943 Australian documentary film about the Battle of the Bismarck Sea on 2–3 March resulting in the claimed destruction of 22 Japanese ships, their crews and 15,000 soldiers. Actual Japanese losses were rather less, but still devastating.
Too Busy to Work is a 1932 American drama film directed by John G. Blystone, written by Barry Conners and Philip Klein, and starring Will Rogers, Marian Nixon, Dick Powell, Frederick Burton, Charles Middleton and Louise Beavers. It was released on December 2, 1932, by Fox Film Corporation.