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Despite the drop on popularity of the romantic dramas, some of them have enjoyed big box office and critical success, as the controversial, groundbreaking Brokeback Mountain ( 2005 ) for example, that won several awards and Slumdog Millionaire ( 2008 ), a critically acclaimed romantic-drama that has been nominated for ten Academy Awards, and went on to win eight of them, including Best Picture.
Despite such concerns from critics, legislators, and publishers, Scott Miller later recounted that 3D Realms saw very little negative feedback to the game's controversial elements from actual gamers or their parents.
Despite a great deal of local opposition the town lost its rail service in 1969, when as part of the controversial Beeching Axe the ' Waverley Line ' from Carlisle to Edinburgh via Hawick was closed.
Despite the safeguards built into the constitutions of most of these organizations, courts and tribunals, the concept of universal jurisdiction is controversial among those states which prefer unilateral to multilateral solutions through the use of executive or military authority, sometimes described as realpolitik-based diplomacy.
Despite its controversial subject, the film is still recognized for its revolutionary approach to using music and cinematography.
Despite their victory, these failures caused outrage in Athens and led to a controversial trial.
Despite his growing alcoholism and controversial reputation, Peckinpah was extremely prolific during this period of his life.
Despite the smashing victory that followed, Longstreet's performance at the battle was criticized by postbellum advocates of the Lost Cause, claiming that his slowness, reluctance to attack, and disobedience to Gen. Lee were a harbinger of his controversial performance to come on July 2, 1863, at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Despite a long history of often extremely controversial statements, Robertson has remained a powerful figure both religiously and politically.
Despite his earlier association with the left-wing Aneurin Bevan, in 1955 he backed Hugh Gaitskell, who was considered the right-of-centre candidate in internal Labour Party terms, against Bevan for the party leadership He then launched an opportunistic but unsuccessful challenge to Gaitskell in November 1960, in the wake of the Labour Party's 1959 defeat, Gaitskell's controversial attempt to ditch Labour's commitment to nationalisation in the shape of the Party's Clause Four, and Gaitskell's defeat at the 1960 Party Conference over a motion supporting Britain's unilateral nuclear disarmament.
Despite the controversial philosophical origins of the concept, particularly its close association with logical positivism, operational definitions have undisputed practical applications.
Despite the Bulls ' amazing run during the 1993 – 94 season, where they won 55 games, they were beaten in seven games by the Knicks in the second round of the playoffs, after a controversial foul call by referee Hue Hollins in game 5 of that series.
Despite his controversial public image, Warner remained a force in the motion picture industry until his retirement in the early 1970s.
Despite being an ardent pro-tobacco advocate, he was appointed Health Secretary in 1988, in which office he introduced the controversial ' internal market ' concept in the NHS.
Despite this recent lawsuit, Chayefsky and Gottfried signed a deal with UA to finance Network, until UA found the subject matter too controversial and backed out.
Despite this, the relationship between Chinese nationalism and Taiwan remains controversial, involving symbolic issues such as the use of " The Republic of China " as the official name of the government on Taiwan and the use of " China " as the name of Government-owned corporations.
'" Despite this, " leaving gospel for secular music, as well as integrating secular music into gospel performances, was controversial.
Despite this, displaying the flag remains controversial to a minority of people in England
* Despite the small magnitude of effect, interpretations of the data are politically controversial because of the ease with which this type of research can be used for political advocacy.
Despite the success of the single, the song choice was slightly controversial as it was arguably one of the weaker songs on the record.
Despite the publicity they have received, Palmer's claims are controversial, and have been dismissed by Michael Keevak, the author of The Story of a Stele, and by David Wilmshurst, the author of The Martyred Church: A History of the Church of the East.
Despite his controversial retreat at Monterrey, Ampudia remained popular in Mexican folklore as " the only man who could defeat Taylor.
Despite the controversial subjects of his films, many of which received mixed reviews, the film industry nonetheless recognized their importance and quality during most of his career, awarding his films sixteen Academy Awards and eighty nominations.
Despite the tax being lowered to 7 % by the time it became enacted, it remained controversial.

Despite and press
Despite his decision to decline the award, the Soviet Union of Writers continued to denounce Pasternak in the State owned press.
Despite predictions from the music press that the band would fold without Wood, who had been the driving force behind the creation of ELO, Lynne stepped up to lead the band, with Bev Bevan remaining on drums, joined by Gibson, Richard Tandy ( now on the Moog synthesiser ), Mike de Albuquerque on bass and vocals and Mike Edwards and Colin Walker on cellos.
Despite its external trade difficulties, Mongolia has continued to press ahead with reform.
Despite the tour ending prematurely in financial disaster, it was the basis for the band's first international press.
Despite some optimistic talk in the foreign press the impetus of these reforms has not been followed with, for example, a large-scale decollectivization such as occurred in China under Deng.
Despite the official government statement that allowed for freedom of the press, this was the first trial of whether or not Dubcek was serious about reforms.
Despite several break up stories in the press Williams and Field have been spotted together many times.
Despite pictures in the press, the case was subsequently dropped after the public prosecution service decided that Schmidt's actions had not been a threat to public health.
Despite the hostility of the mainstream official press and intimidation by Soviet Estonian authorities, dozens of local citizens ' committees were elected by popular initiative all over the country.
Despite Alexandra's pleas for privacy, Queen Victoria insisted on announcing a period of court mourning, which led to unsympathetic elements of the press to describe the birth as " a wretched abortion " and the funeral arrangements as " sickening mummery ".
Despite his campy television persona, Lynde never publicly came out as gay and the press generally refrained from commenting about it.
Despite the lack of legal necessity for such evidence in many jurisdictions, according to press reports collecting evidence of adultery or other " bad behaviour " by spouses and partners is still one of the most profitable activities investigators undertake, as the stakes being fought over now are child custody, alimony, or marital property disputes.
Despite inflammatory press reports, the object had a " low probability " of impact, approximately one in a million.
Despite press reports of interest from Arsenal, and the offer of a player-manager role by Southend United, Robson left Fulham in 1967 and accepted a three-year deal with Canada's Vancouver Royals.
Despite this Harris managed to navigate the delicate situation which faced the left wing press and to keep the Pearson's functioning and solvent during the war years.
Despite this tragedy, Dunson and Groot press on.
Despite claiming he thought the concert was sponsored by UNICEF, he faced criticism in the press for receiving a payment of between one and two million pounds from Uzbek president, Islam Karimov, for the performance.
Despite the band's aversion to press coverage, the album was successful in both Europe and the United States ( where it sold more than 150, 000 copies even before the band toured there ).
Despite being widely criticised in the UK press for being " self indulgent " and " not rock n ' roll ", the first album sold well in the UK and Europe, reaching number 22 on the UK charts.
Despite these distinctions, the press, media, businesses and, most importantly, the residents still choose to use " Brewster " as the name of the town in the southeastern corner of Putnam County.
Despite his best efforts, the tabloid press branded him a " loony " and a " do-gooder " for supporting the " evil " Hindley.
Despite repeated denials made in the popular press and on his website, Fenech pleaded guilty to his role in the theft of 3 gold watches worth a total of $ 327 from a Gold Coast, Queensland boutique store.
Despite the fact that he held no formal degree, employees, friends, and the press respected his scientific accomplishments by calling him Dr. Land.
Early August, 1970: Despite their losses, the Soviets and Egyptians manage to press the air defenses closer to the canal, shooting down a number of Israeli aircraft.

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