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A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog is a cycle of narratives by author Harlan Ellison. The cycle tells the story of an amoral boy and his telepathic dog, who work together as a team to survive in the post-apocalyptic world after a nuclear war; the original 1969 novella was adapted into His Dog directed by L. Q. Jones. Both the story and the film were well received by critics and science fiction fans, but the film was not successful commercially; the original novella was followed by a graphic novel. The story and its film adaption have been mentioned to be influential in the creation of the Fallout video game series by Black Isle Studios. Ellison began the cycle with the 1969 short story of the same title, published in New Worlds, expanded and revised the tale to novella length for his story collection The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World the same year; the cycle begins chronologically with "Eggsucker", which chronicles the early years of the association between the young loner Vic and his brilliant, telepathic dog, Blood.

Ellison bookended the original story with two others in the same world, in Vic and Blood: The Chronicles of a Boy and His Dog, a three-story graphic novel collection illustrated by Richard Corben, who illustrated for this collection two other short stories featuring Vic and Blood: "Eggsucker" and "Run, Run". Ellison's introduction to the collection explains that 1969's A Boy and His Dog is part of a larger novel that he has been writing for over 30 years and that story is finished, but the last, longest part is written as a screenplay with no current plans for production. Ellison considered as late as 2003 that he would combine the three stories to create a novel with the proposed title of Blood's a Rover. Prior to the publication of Blood's a Rover, the graphic novel's Ellison/Corben edition has been reprinted as Vic and Blood: The Continuing Adventures of a Boy and His Dog. In January 2018, Subterranean Press announced the publication of Blood's a Rover, which combined materials from the author's files, versions of the novella and short stories that have been expanded and revised, material from Corben's graphic novel, unpublished material from the 1977 NBC television series Blood’s a Rover, never produced.

The novella and the film adaptation have the same alternate timeline setting, diverging with the failed assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Instead of concentrating on the Space Race, technological advancements in robotics, animal intelligence, telepathy take place. A more heated Cold War takes place, culminating in a conventional World War III. A truce is signed, lasting another 25 years, though mounting tensions lead to World War IV in 2007, this time involving massive nuclear warfare and only lasting five days. Civilization is entirely obliterated, leaving the surface of Earth reduced to a desolate, irradiated wasteland. Years in 2024, foragers who remain above ground must fight for the remaining resources. Most survivors in the former United States are male, as women were in the bombed cities while many men were out fighting in the war. In the novella, nuclear fallout had created horrific mutations, such as the feared burnpit screamers, known for their noise and deadliness. Vic, aged 15, was born in and scavenges throughout the wasteland of the former southwestern United States.

Vic is most concerned with fornication. He is accompanied by a well-read, telepathic dog named Blood, who helps him locate women, in return for food. Blood can not forage for himself, due to the same genetic engineering; the two steal for evading roverpaks and mutants. Blood and Vic have an antagonistic relationship, though they realize that they need each other. At a movie house, Blood claims to smell a woman, the pair track her to an abandoned YMCA building. There, they meet Quilla June Holmes, a teenage girl from "Downunder”, a society located in a large underground nuclear vault. Before Vic can rape her, Blood informs the pair that a "roverpak" has tracked them to the building and they have to fight them off. After killing a number of them, the trio set the structure on fire. Vic fornicates with Quilla June, though she protests at first, she begins to come on to him. Blood takes an instant disliking to her. Vic and Quilla June fornicate but Quilla June attacks him and takes off to return to her underground community.

Vic, furious at her deception, follows her, despite Blood's warnings. Blood remains at the portal on the surface. Downunder has an artificial biosphere, complete with forests and underground cities, one of which, named Topeka, after the ruins of the city it lies beneath, is fashioned in a surreal mockery of 1950s rural innocence. Vic is captured by the ruling council, they confess. The population of Topeka is becoming sterile, the babies that are born are female, they feel that Vic, despite his crudeness and savage behavior, will be able to reinvigorate that male population. Vic is first elated to learn that he is to impregnate the female population, but he grows jad

The Final Project

The Final Project is a 2015 American found footage horror film directed by Taylor Ri'chard. It stars Teal Haddock, Arin Jones, Leonardo Santaiti, Evan McLean, Sergio Suave, Amber Erwin as student ghosthunters who fall prey to a vengeful spirit at a haunted Louisiana plantation, it premiered in April 2015 and received a theatrical release in February 2016. After being told that they require extra credit to pass their film class, six college students investigate an abandoned plantation in rural Louisiana despite warnings from the locals that it is haunted. While making a documentary, they find. Teal Haddock as Anna Davenport Arin Jones as Genevieve Richard Leonardo Santaiti as Jonah Girard Evan McLean as Ky Brooks Sergio Suave as Gavin Charles Amber Erwin as Misty Gilroy Robert McCarley as Professor McCarley Tiffany Ford as store clerk Benjie Anderson as caretaker Charles Orr as Charles After becoming dissatisfied with his corporate job, Ri'chard left it to pursue filmmaking; the story, co-written by Ri'chard, was based on local stories about Chretien Point Plantation in Sunset, Louisiana.

When casting the film, Ri'chard looked for inexperienced actors, as he wanted the film to seem realistic and true to the "found footage" genre. Shooting began in 2012, but not all of the sets were available until 2014. Principal photography took place in Atlanta, Georgia. Ri'chard said he wanted to build relationships in his new home, rather than shoot on location; the film screened in a one-night engagement in Louisiana and Georgia on April 16, 2015. CAVU Pictures released it theatrically on February 2016, in Atlanta and Houston, it will play nationally on March 2016 starting in New York and Los Angeles. Dennis Harvey of Variety called the film an amateurish knockoff of The Blair Witch Project. Matt Boiselle of Dread Central rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote that the film is "as color-by-numbers as the day is long". Matt Donato of We Got This Covered rated it 1.5/5 stars and wrote, "The Final Project proves that anyone can make a found footage movie, but not everyone should." However, Matiland McDonaugh of Film Journal International called it a "formulaic but atmospheric found-footage shocker" and wrote that the film "features strong performances across the board".

Troy Anderson of Anderson Vision rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "...there is a place at the table for The Final Project." Though he criticized the film's editing, Mark L. Miller of Ain't It Cool News wrote, "The environment the film is made in is spooky." Following Films on their website wrote of The Final Project, "With enough jumps and shocks to satisfy the Fangoria crowd this film will find its audience." The Final Project on IMDb

Ivo Snijders

Ivo Snijders is a rower from the Netherlands. Snijders started rowing in 1995 and made his international senior debut in the lightweight fours at the 2000 World Championships in Zagreb. Together with Gerard van der Linden, Dylan van der Linde and Coen Eggenkamp he finished on the 9th position. Without Van der Linden, but with Tristan Kramers they improved their result to a fifth position in the 2001 Rowing World Cup meeting in Munich; the quartet finished in 7th position at the World Championships in Luzern after winning the B-final. In 2002 Snijders focused on the lightweight double sculls together with Gerard van der Linden, they became ninth and seventh in the World Cup meetings in Hazewinkel and Luzern before winning the silver medal at the Under-23 World Championships. At the senior World Championships in Sevilla they became 10th. Snijders, Van der Linden, Karel Dormans as well as Joeri de Groot started a new adventure in the lightweight coxless fours in 2003, finishing second in the Munich World Cup and fourth in Luzern.

These pre tournament results earned them a place for the World Championships in Milan where they won the silver medal. Their next aim was to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics and with a seventh place in Poznań, a fourth in Munich and a fifth in Luzern they succeeded and they could pack their bags for Athens, they aimed for a medal at the Olympics, but came just short and had to be satisfied with a fourth place. Snijders decided to stop with rowing, but made a comeback in 2007 when he entered a lightweight fours boat with Wolter Blankert, Arnoud Greidanus and Gerard van der Linden in Linz where they finished in fourth position. With Roeland Lievens and Paul1 Drewes as replacements of Blankert and Greidanus they improved their result to a third place in Luzern and they created some high expectations for the World Championships in Munich, they only finished in a tenth position in Germany. For the 2008 season he rowed with Greidanus, Van der Linden and Marshall Godschalk to an eight place at the World Cup in Munich.

After they finished ninth in Luzern Greidanus was replaced by Paul Drewes and in Poznań they rowed to a fifth place, which meant qualification for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing

Dingla

Dingla is a historic region in Bhojpur District in the Kosi Zone of eastern Nepal. It includes three Village development committees: Keurepani and Tunggochha. One of the first schools of Nepal was established in this region in 1879 AD. Another municipality named "shadanada" has been announced by government of Nepal. Tungechha, Keurenipani and Khartamchha V. D. C are included in newly announced municipality. Dingla Bazaar is the centre of this second municipality of Bhojpur district. Dingla is a historic region in Bhojpur District in the Kosi Zone of eastern Nepal, it includes three Village development committees: Keurepani and Tunggochha. One of the first schools of Nepal was established in this region in 1879 AD. Another municipality named "shadanada" has been announced by government of Nepal. Tungechha, Keurenipani and Khartamchha V. D. C are included in newly announced municipality. Dingla Bazaar is the centre of this second municipality of Bhojpur district. UN map of the municipalities of Bhojpur District

Vivian Simpson (politician)

Frederick Vivian Simpson, known as Vivian Simpson was a politician in Northern Ireland. Born in Dublin, Simpson worked as a draper and footwear manufacturer, became a lay preacher. Simpson joined the Northern Ireland Labour Party and stood unsuccessfully for Stormont in Larne both in a 1945 by-election, in the general election that year. In 1947, he was elected to Carrickfergus District Council. In the 1953 general election he was again unsuccessful, he was elected to Stormont in Belfast Oldpark in 1958. He stood down from his council seat, retained his Parliamentary seat at each subsequent election. In March 1969, Simpson became the Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons, holding this post until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972. After his party colleague Paddy Devlin defected to the Social Democratic and Labour Party, he became the sole remaining NILP MP, the only non-Unionist MP attending Parliament, he became regarded as the party leader.

At the 1973 Northern Ireland Assembly election, Simpson stood in Belfast North, but fell well short of taking a seat

Postcards from Leningrad

Postcards from Leningrad, Spanish title: Postales de Leningrado) is a 2007 Venezuelan film and directed by Mariana Rondón. It is a drama about children growing up among guerrilla groups in the 1960s in Venezuela, it is Venezuela's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film of the 80th Academy Awards. During the leftist uprising in the 1960s in Venezuela, a young guerrilla-girl, living in secrecy, gives birth to her first daughter during Mother's Day. Due to that, her photos appear since that moment they would have to run away. Hidden places, false disguises and names are the daily life of the narrator of the story. Alongside her cousin, they re-live the adventures of their guerrilla parents, building up a labyrinth with superheroes and strategies, in which nobody knows where the reality begins. However, this children's game does not hide the deaths, tortures and treason within the guerrillas; the kids want to convert themselves into The Invisible Man. However, they know that their parents might never comeback and therefore, they'll only receive Postcards from Leningrad.

Laureano Olivares as Teo Greisy Mena as Marcela/Clara/Mercedes William Cifuentes as Teo Haydee Faverola as Grandmother María Fernanda Ferro as Marta Ignacio Marquez as Tio Miguel Oswaldo Hidalgo as Grandfather Claudia Usubillaga as The Girl Best Director at International Film Festival of Kerala, 2008 Golden Sun Award at Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema, 2007 Golden India Catalina Award for best film at Cartagena Film Festival, 2008 Feature Film Trophy for best film at Cine Ceara National Cinema Festival, 2008 International Jury Award at São Paulo International Film Festival, 2007 Postcards from Leningrad - Official site. Official Trailer on YouTube Postcards from Leningrad on IMDb