1992 Cannes Film Festival

The 45th Cannes Film Festival was held from 7 to 18 May 1992. The Palme d'Or went to the Den goda viljan by Bille August; the festival opened with Basic Instinct, directed by Paul Verhoeven and closed with Far and Away, directed by Ron Howard. The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1992 feature film competition: Gérard Depardieu Jury President John Boorman Carlo Di Palma Jamie Lee Curtis Joële Van Effenterre Lester James Peries Nana Djordjadze Pedro Almodóvar René Cleitman Serge Toubiana The following people were appointed as the Jury of the 1992 Camera d'Or: André Delvaux President David Meeker Gérard Mordillat Gian Piero Brunetta Joao Lopes Olivier Bauer Pierre Favre Richard Hasselmann The following feature films competed for the Palme d'Or: The following films were selected for the competition of Un Certain Regard: The following films were selected to be screened out of competition: The following short films competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or: The following films were screened for the 31st International Critics' Week:Feature film competition Short film competition The following films were screened for the 1992 Directors' Fortnight: Short films The following films and people received the 1992 Official selection awards: Palme d'Or: The Best Intentions by Bille August Grand Prize of the Jury: The Stolen Children by Gianni Amelio Best Director: Robert Altman for The Player Best Actress: Pernilla August for The Best Intentions Best Actor: Tim Robbins for The Player Jury Prize: Dream of Light by Víctor Erice An Independent Life by Vitali Kanevsky 45th Anniversary Prize: Howards End by James IvoryGolden Camera Caméra d'Or: Mac by John TurturroShort films Short Film Palme d'Or: Omnibus by Sam Karmann FIPRESCI Prize Dream of Light by Víctor EriceCommission Supérieure Technique Technical Grand Prize: Fernando Solanas in The Journey Ecumenical Jury Prize of the Ecumenical Jury: The Stolen Children by Gianni Amelio Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention:In the Country of Juliets by Mehdi Charef The Journey by Fernando SolanasAward of the Youth Foreign Film: Strictly Ballroom by Baz Luhrmann French Film: Sans un cri by Jeanne Labrune Special Award of the Youth: Man Bites Dog by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît PoelvoordeAwards in the frame of International Critics' Week SACD Award Best Short: The Room by Jeff Balsmeyer Best Feature: Man Bites Dog by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde Canal+ Award: Floating by Richard Heslop INA: Opening of the 1992 Festival 1992 Cannes Film Festival Official website Retrospective 1992 Cannes Film Festival Awards for 1992 at Internet Movie Database

Sky High (1922 film)

Sky High is a 1922 American silent western film written and directed by Lynn Reynolds and starring Tom Mix, J. Farrell MacDonald, Eva Novak and Sid Jordan; the action in Sky High takes place in 1922 and while the characters ride horses and fight in saloons, they use telephones, automobiles and an aircraft. In 1998, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Grant Newbury, Deputy Inspector of Immigration at the US/Mexico border is asked by his boss to infiltrate a gang smuggling Chinese workers through the border at Calexico, in order to identify and arrest their ringleader. Meanwhile, in Chicago, Estelle Halloway is disappointed because her guardian wrote that she would not be able to spend her holidays with him in Calexico as planned; when she wires him that she will come with her roommate Marguerite and her brother, he tells her that they will meet instead near the Grand Canyon as it is too warm in Calexico.

In Calexico Grant finds out that the ringleader is none other than Estelle's guardian. He becomes part of the gang and is requested to go and help taking of the Chinese now hidden in a camp in Grand Canyon. After having left discreetly the camp to fetch the police, he sees Estelle on the point of drowning in a river and saves her, he is caught by the bandit who have learned that he is a government agent but manages to escape first on horseback in a motor car and reaches the little town of Williams where he gets the help of the police. While the police drives to the hidden camp in motor cars, Grant borrows an aircraft and flies into the Grand Canyon where he jumps in a river and manages to free Estelle. Jim Frazer is identified as the ringleader and arrested, but to protect Estelle, Grant accepts that he lets her believe that he is leaving for a long trip. Frazer asks Grant whether he would help take care of Estelle while he is in jail and Grant answers: "I'll look after her the rest of her life if she'll let me."

Principal photography for Sky High took place on location at the Grand Canyon National Park, Williams and the El Tovar Hotel, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. While Tom Mix used doubles, Bud Creeth was hired as a "stunt pilot", flying with Dick Grace to film the dangerous stunt of hanging from a rope over the Grand Canyon. In a modern reappraisal of Sky High, reviewer Hans J. Wollstein described the film, "Diehard Western fans decried the lack of realism but audiences flocked to see this film which, more than any other, changed Mix from a popular Western star into an internationally recognized showman." Tom Mix filmography Sky High on IMDb Sky High is available for free download at the Internet Archive Sky High at the TCM Movie Database Sky High at AllMovie

Nikita Nagornyy

Nikita Vladimirovich Nagornyy is a Russian artistic gymnast and the 2019 World All-Around Champion. He is the 2016 Olympics Team silver medalist, the 2018 World All-Around bronze medalist and World Team silver medalist, 2019 European All-Around Champion and parallel bars Champion, 2016 European Champion on floor, 2015 European Champion on vault, the 2014 Youth Olympic All-Around silver medalist and Champion on horse and parallel bars, the 2014 European Junior vault Champion. Nagornyy has a YouTube account, enjoys making YouTube vlogs in his leisure time, his grandmother is his inspiration. Tasked with disciplining him, she took him to a gymnastics club where one of her friends worked as a coach. Nagornyy has a Spanish language tattoo on his ribs reading salvame y guardame, a reference to a common Russian Orthodox phrase. On December 18, 2018 Nagornyy married fellow Russian gymnast Daria Spiridonova. Nagornyy began gymnastics at age 6 under the encouragement of his grandmother, his favorite gymnast and idol is Alexei Nemov.

Nagornyy was bronze medalist in all-around at the 2014 Russian Championships. Nagornyy was member of the Russian Team that won silver medal at the 2014 European Junior Championships, he qualified for the vault finals and won the gold medal. Nagornyy was selected to represent Russia in men's gymnastics at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, he won the all-around silver medal behind Britain's Giarnni Regini-Moran. Nagornyy was the only gymnast to qualify to all 6 event finals, he won gold in, bronze medal in vault, 4th in floor exercise and 8th after a fall on horizontal bars. Nagornyy was the most decorated male artistic gymnast at this Youth Olympics Game with a total of three gold, one silver, one bronze medal. Nagornyy's first year as a senior gymnast was 2015. At the 2015 Russian National Championships, his team finished in 4th, he finished 5th in the all-around. In the event finals, he tied for gold with Denis Ablyazin on both floor and vault and won bronze on parallel bars and high bar.

He was selected to compete floor and vault at the 2015 European Championships. Nagornyy qualified first for the vault final at the 2015 European Championships with a 15.050. However, he only finished 41st in the floor qualifications with a 14.100 due to a near-fall and several steps out of bounds. In the vault final, he won the European title with a 15.099. His teammate, Denis Ablyazin, was only 0.016 behind him. At the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow Nagornyy competed floor and vault in the Team Final to contribute to the Russian Team's 4th-place finish. At the 2016 Russian National Championships Nagornyy's Team placed 3rd. In the All Around Nagornyy was in 3rd place after the first day with a score of 89.033. On the second day he placed second with a score of 89.166 to give him a combined score of 178.199 which won him the silver medal behind Nikolai Kuksenkov and ahead of former National and European Champion David Belyavskiy. In event finals he won gold on floor ahead of 2014 World Champion Denis Ablyazin and won silver medals on vault and parallel bars.

Nagornyy was part of the Russia team for the 2016 European Championships. In qualifications he competed on every event except high bar, helping Russia to qualify in first place for the Team Final and qualifying to 3 Event Finals: Floor and Parallel Bars. In Team finals he again competed on 5 events, helping the team to win gold with a score of 271.378, nearly 3 points ahead of Great Britain. In Event Finals he became European Champion on Floor with a score of 15.566 placing 6th in the Vault final with an average of 14.916 after a mistake on his second vault, 7th in the Parallel Bars final with a score of 14.100 after a fall. On August 6–16, Nagornyy competed with the Russian Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he contributed scores of 15.000 in floor, 14.866 in rings, 15.400 vault. Nagornyy qualified in the vault finals where he finished in 5th place. Due to a foot injury from the end of 2016, Nagornyy did not compete in the All Around at 2017 Russian National Championships, he competed on 4 events- Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars and High Bar.

He won the national Parallel Bars title with a score of 15.066. Nagornyy placed 7th in the Pommel Horse Final and 4th in the High Bar final, after falls on both events. At the 2017 European Championships, not healed from the injury, he won a bronze in Parallel Bars. Nagornyy won the all-around at the Russian Cup held in Ekaterinburg beating hometown competitor David Belyavskiy. In the Apparatus Finals, he qualified in 5 out of 6 events winning 2 gold medals in Floor Exercise and Vault and 3 bronze medals in Pommel Horse and High Bar. At the 2017 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Nagornyy had falls on floor and vault in qualifications, did not qualify for any apparatus finals, although did make it into the All Around final, where he placed 10th after falling on high bar. In December, Nagornyy competed at the Voronin Cup, where he won the All Around competition, as well as gold on floor and parallel bars, silver on pommel horse. Nagornyy competed at the 2018 Birmingham World Cup, where he won the silver medal in the All Around.

At the 2018 Russian Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Nagornyy once again did not compete on all 6 events due to injury, competing 4 events- pommel horse, parallel bars and