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1985 in film

The following is an overview of events in 1985 in film, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies and festivals, a list of films released and notable deaths. The top ten 1985 released films by box office gross in North America are as follows: June 5 – The Chicago Cubs play the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game at Wrigley Field. Excerpts from the broadcast pin this date as the day featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. December 3 – Roger Moore steps down from the role of James Bond after twelve years and seven films, he is replaced by Timothy Dalton. Palme d'Or: When Father Was Away on Business, directed by Emir Kusturica, YugoslaviaGolden Lion: Vagabond, directed by Agnès Varda, France / U. K. Golden Bear: Die Frau und der Fremde, directed by Rainer Simon, East Germany Wetherby, directed by David Hare, United Kingdom United States unless stated # 28 Up, a documentary film - A Adieu Bonaparte, directed by Youssef Chahine, starring Michel Piccoli - The Adventures of Mark Twain, starring James Whitmore After Hours, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Catherine O'Hara, Teri Garr, Linda Fiorentino, John Heard, Verna Bloom, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Agnes of God, directed by Norman Jewison.

A. R. Y. L. Starring Barret Oliver, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael McKean, Josef Sommer and Colleen Camp Dance with a Stranger, directed by Mike Newell, starring Rupert Everett and Miranda Richardson - Day of the Dead, directed by George A. Romero - the final part of Romero's zombie trilogy Death in a French Garden - Death of a Salesman, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich - Death Wish 3, starring Charles Bronson Defence of the Realm, starring Gabriel Byrne and Greta Scacchi - Déjà Vu, directed by Anthony B. Richmond, starring Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Nigel Terry and Shelley Winters Desert Hearts, starring Patricia Charbonneau, Helen Shaver, Audra Lindley Desperately Seeking Susan, directed by Susan Seidelman, starring Rosanna Arquette, Aidan Quinn, Laurie Metcalf Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, directed by Wayne Wang Dissolved and Effused - Dreamchild, starring Ian Holm, Coral Browne, Peter

Naseer Islam

Naseer Islam is a former international cricketer who represented the American national team between 1997 and 2007. He was born in Pakistan. A right-arm pace bowler, Islam made his debut for the U. S. national team at the 1997 ICC Trophy in Malaysia, playing in five of his team's seven matches and taking five wickets. His best figures at the tournament were 3/15 from ten overs, taken against Israel; the following year, Islam played in the 1998–99 Red Stripe Bowl – a West Indian domestic competition in which the U. S. had been invited to compete. He was wicketless in the other matches. At the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada, Islam was the leading wicket-taker for the United States, finishing with 17 wickets from his nine matches. Against Canada he took 5/41 from ten overs. In July 2004, Islam was selected to play in an ICC Intercontinental Cup game against Bermuda, which held first-class status, his final appearance for the U. S. came three years in September 2007, on a tour of India. Player profile and statistics at Cricket Archive Player profile and statistics at ESPNcricinfo

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata in Argentina

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of La Plata is in Argentina and is a metropolitan diocese and its suffragan sees are Azul, Chascomús, Mar del Plata. It was elevated on 20 April 1934. Mariano Antonio Espinosa, appointed Archbishop of Buenos Aires Juan Nepomuceno Terrero y Escalada Francisco Alberti Juan Pascual Chimento Tomás Juan Carlos Solari Antonio José Plaza Antonio Quarracino, appointed Archbishop of Buenos Aires Carlos Walter Galán Barry Héctor Rubén Aguer Víctor Manuel Fernández Héctor Rubén Aguer Francisco Alberti, appointed Bishop here Santiago Luis Copello, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires. D. B. Appointed Bishop of Venado Tuerto José María Montes, appointed Bishop of Chascomús Guillermo José Garlatti, appointed Bishop of San Rafael Antonio Marino, appointed Bishop of Mar del Plata Nicolás Baisi (2010- Alberto Germán Bochatey Chaneton, O. S. A. (2012- Miguel d’Andrea, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires in 1919 Alejandro Schell, appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Lomas de Zamora in 1958 Archbishop: Víctor Manuel Fernández Auxiliary Bishop: Nicolás Baisi Auxiliary Bishop: Alberto Germán Bochatey, O.

S. A. Arzobispado de La Plata official site "Archdiocese of La Plata". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 18 March 2007

The Chinese Bell Murders

The Chinese Bell Murders is a gong'an historical mystery novel written by Robert van Gulik and set in Imperial China. It is a fiction based on the real character of Judge Dee, a magistrate and statesman of the Tang court, who lived 630–700; this book was written by Robert van Gulik sometime between 1953 and 1956. Like its predecessor, The Chinese Maze Murders it was intended for a Japanese or Chinese audience but he chose to publish it in English; as it happened, all three editions came out at the same time. Judge Dee is a newly appointed magistrate to the town of Poo-yang, he has one case left over from the previous judge, a brutal rape-murder of a woman called Pure Jade. She was the daughter of a local butcher named Hsaio; the girl's lover stands accused but Judge Dee senses something in the case is not right so he sets out, with his aides, to find the real murderer. In finding the real culprit,Judge Dee obtains information from a gang boss by the name of Sheng pa; this character provides information in "The Emperor's pearl" and the short story "The wrong sword", Judge Dee has to wrestle with the problem of Buddhist Temple of Boundless Mercy, run by the abbot called "Spiritual Virtue".

Rumor has it. In solving this crime, Judge Dee buys, with a hefty bribe from the Abbot of the Temple of Boundless Mercy intended to buy the judge off, two prostitutes in the city of Chin Hwa, where magistrate Lo offers his help. Magistrate Lo appears in "The Red Pavilion", "Poets and murder" and is involved in "The two beggars" in the short -story collection "Judge Dee at work" though he does not appear; the Judge bringing two uneducated concubines into his household, causes some frostiness between himself and his first wife - the only time such an upset occurs in his otherwise peaceful household. The third case "The case of the mysterious skeleton", since the Judge has to deal with several cases at the same time, involves a wealthy Cantonese merchant who escaped punishment for the destroying of an entire family line. Poo-yang was the setting for many Judge Dee stories including: The Emperor's Pearl and Calabash, Poets and Murder, The Red Pavilion. "... enjoyable by anyone who knows what to look for in the depiction of Chinese manners and topography, who does not look for what the species can't provide."

Church of the Assumption of Mary (Astrakhan)

The Church of the Assumption of Mary ia a Catholic church in the city of Astrakhan. Administratively belongs to Astrakhan dean of the Diocese of St. Clement to the center of Saratov, headed by Bishop Clemens Pickel. Located at Pobedy street, 3. In the temple are the Franciscan priests, rector - Waldemar Mackiewicz. Organ concerts are held regularly; the first Catholics in Astrakhan appeared in pre-Petrine era. After the appearance in 1702 of the decree "On the call of foreigners in Russia, promising them freedom of religion", a large community of foreigner Catholics formed in Astrakhan. At the beginning of the 18th century, the city began to act Capuchin monks; the exact date of construction of the first Catholic church in the city can not be established, it is known about the construction of the stone church in 1721. Astrakhan church was the third Catholic church in Russia after the churches of Moscow and St. Petersburg. In the church school was opened in. In 1762 on the site of the former temple it began construction of a new, far surpassing the old size.

Construction was carried out long enough, in 1778 the church was solemnly consecrated. In Soviet times the church was closed until the 1990s, after which control was returned to the Catholic Church. Astrakhan Catholic Church of the Assumption - the most interesting architectural monument of the 18th century with the unusual for Russian architecture, combining the features of baroque and traditional Russian church architectural techniques. In terms of the temple is a basilica Italian type, but a central part of the temple is made in the form of a quadrangle characteristic of Russian Orthodox architecture; the facade of the temple is bounded by belfries. Decoration of the facade bears the features of the late classicism. Mackiewicz Valdemar, History of the Catholic Church in the land of Astrakhan, Astrakhan, 2012, ISBN 978-5-901918-61-6 "Astrakhan" // The Catholic Encyclopedia. T.1. M.:2001. Russian Byzantine Catholic Church Site Franciscan community in Russia The Roman Catholic Church in Astrakhan

Beaugrenelle Paris shopping mall

Beaugrenelle Paris is a shopping mall located in Paris' 15th arrondissement, close to the River Seine and 10 minutes' walk from the Eiffel Tower. It is one of the biggest shopping malls in Paris' inner city. A mix between a department store and a shopping mall, Beaugrenelle is home to 120 shops and restaurants. Another landmark close to the mall is the 37.73-foot high replica of the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the USA to France in 1889. Beaugrenelle Paris’ story began in the 1970s with the development of a new neighborhood; the first Beaugrenelle shopping mall, which opened in 1979, was an integral part of a residential complex built in the typical brutalist style of the time. By 1999, the shopping mall was in decline a complete renovation project was launched in 2003 by the new owner Gecina; the architecture was responsible for this slow, irreversible decline. The neighborhood had been designed according to a utopian vision particular to France: in the 1960s and 1970s, urban planners believed that functional areas, such as shops and living spaces, should be elevated and separated from the traffic.

This functionalism lay behind the design of La Défense, La Part Dieu in Lyon and other new towns, was based on the sanitary principles laid out in the Athens Charter. "France, being absolutist and excessively theoretical, was the only country to apply this new type of urban planning concept to the letter," notes Denis Valode. When the decision was taken to redevelop the mall, won the competition. Located in France and Poland since 1996, Apsys, an investor-developer, manages a portfolio of 31 shopping centres and pilot 6 projects under development, its project was to demolish the existing center, extend its perimeter, incorporate it into the city and bring it down to the Seine. Ten years Beaugrenelle Paris opened its doors on 23 October 2013. Designed by Valode & Pistre, a Paris-based architecture firm known for designing and building Renault Technocentre and Incity Tower in Lyon, the shopping mall extends over six floors. One hundred and twenty stores and restaurants are spread over 50,000 m2 of fashion retail space, divided into three buildings: Magnetic and City.

The Magnetic and Panoramic buildings are linked by a covered pedestrian bridge, creating a gateway to the 15th arrondissement from the River Seine. One of the special architectural features of the Beaugrenelle mall is the exoskeleton walkway, an external steel skeleton wrapped round a glass tube, its form is reminiscent of its illustrious neighbors: Bir-Hakeim bridge. The mall's main construction materials are metal, double glazing and lacquered metal, giving the building a modern and futuristic atmosphere. Denis Valode and Jean Pistre wanted the mall "to fit in with the neighborhood's architectural history, continuing the style of the metal frame architecture of the Bir-Hakeim viaduct and the Eiffel Tower, which are both close by". Metal was therefore the obvious material for the latticing framing the building islands and enclosing the walkways. Light is present everywhere thanks to the blue glass dome capping the atrium; the two atria are illuminated by skylights, filling the shopping mall's six floors with natural daylight.

Each atrium is covered in a metallic glass roof which changes color according to the time of day and the light conditions, ranging from cooler shades during the day to warmer ones at night. A matching blue mobile, designed by the French artist Xavier Veilhan, adorns one of the atria and creates a link between retail and culture. The'Grand Mobile' is 15 meters high and was created for the Dynamo exhibition at the Grand Palais in 2013. Beaugrenelle Paris is home to a 10-screen movie theater Pathé designed by the French designer Ora-ïto, his approach was to engage the senses. The undulating lines on the ceilings and floors help to guide through the various spaces. Strong, contemporary colors, such as ‘Pathé’ yellow and gray are used throughout, combined with natural wood. Ora-ïto used white and yellow Corian for the ticket counters and service areas. Sustainability was one of the main concerns regarding the construction of the building. Considering the risks to biodiversity in cities, the architects decided to develop a green roof.

Measuring 7,000 m2, it is the biggest green roof in Paris. The roof is home to 40,000 plant species irrigated by rainwater and birds, which benefit from a partnership concluded with the French league for the protection of birds; the bees are kept in six hives on the roof. A 700 m2 community garden allows local inhabitants to take care of their production. Beaugrenelle is the first shopping mall to have double environmental certification: HQE1 and Level 2 BREEAM. There are 120 restaurants in the mall. Beaugrenelle Paris is a mix between a shopping mall, its three theme-oriented buildings are home to 61 dedicated fashion outlets, selling everything from high street to luxury brands. There are stores dedicated to women's, men's and children's fashions, as well as lingerie, footwear and leather goods; the mall includes 10 stores dedicated to beauty and well-being products, 12 devoted to household items, 14 that sell cultural and leisure goods. In addition, Beaugrenelle offers some brands that don't feature in shopping malls, such as Guerlain and Baccarat.

The shopping mall features 11 restaurants and 8 snack bars. A wide range of cuisine from all over the world, including Mexican, French and Japanese is available. A centralized tax refund service, free Wi-Fi, tourist information, personal shopper and hotel delivery are some of the services available. Metro lines 6 and 10 have stops close to the mall (10 Javel