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Video game tunes go mainstream

LOS ANGELES - Violinists playing sweetly beneath her, the video game heroine Lara Croft has two guns blazing and the full attention of 10,000 people at the Hollywood Bowl.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/08/mus_444268.shtml
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Oscar to honor 'toons for the first time

...Monsters, Inc.," at $252 million, is No. 3. Last year also produced such technical advancements as "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within," a box-office flop that still raised animation to a new level of semi-realism, and "Waking Life...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/13/liv_338293.shtml
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...Video. 9. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In The House Of Mouse, Walt Disney Home Video. 10. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Columbia TriStar Home Video.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/30/app_330575.shtml
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...semen, licking wounds, wearing bloody animal skins and swinging newborn babies by their umbilical cords. FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRIT WITHIN (*** 1/2 , PG-13, 105 minutes) The first animated movie to attempt realistic human characters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/09/app_325038.shtml
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...semen, licking wounds, wearing bloody animal skins and swinging newborn babies by their umbilical cords. FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRIT WITHIN (*** 1/2 , PG-13, 105 minutes) The first animated movie to attempt realistic human characters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/02/app_323216.shtml
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'Final Fantasy' is big break for digital actors

...movie career is blossoming nevertheless. The computerized 27-year-old stars in the sci-fi adventure "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within," the first feature-length film with an entire cast of nearly photorealistic animated humans. The technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/07/14/tec_318749.shtml
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Summer flicks: The thinking person's mindless entertainment

Sequels, video games, remakes, mayhem - it must be summertime at the movies. Here's the scorecard at a glance. No fewer than five sequels are scheduled - including the third "Jurassic Park" movie - and the count goes to an even half-dozen if you include Kevin Smith's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," which reprises characters from his previous movies.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/28/ent_315405.shtml
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'Shrek' puts computer cartoons in Cannes limelight

...who plays Shrek's garrulous sidekick, Donkey. The sole bomb among computer-animated movies was "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within." The difference: Computer-animated hits like "Monsters, Inc." and "Shrek" told good stories...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/18/mov_415970.shtml
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Girl power

...now in production. Two upcoming science-fiction adventures have women as protagonists. The animated Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within features the voice of Ming-Na as a scientist battling alien invaders who have decimated Earth. In John...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/19/ent_313974.shtml
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