Amazon Women on the Moon is a 1987 American satirical comedy film that parodies the experience of watching low-budget movies on late-night television. The film, featuring a large ensemble cast, was written by Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland, takes the form of a compilation of 21 comedy skits directed by five different directors: Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter Horton, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss; the title Amazon Women on the Moon refers to the central film-within-a-film, a spoof of science-fiction films from the 1950s that borrows from Queen of Outer Space starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, itself a film that recycles elements of earlier science-fiction works such as Cat-Women of the Moon, Fire Maidens from Outer Space, Forbidden Planet. Film actors making cameo appearances in various sketches included Rosanna Arquette, Ralph Bellamy, Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher, Steve Forrest, Steve Guttenberg, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kelly Preston, Henry Silva, alongside television actors such as Ed Begley Jr. Bryan Cranston, David Alan Grier, Howard Hesseman, Peter Horton, William Marshall, Joe Pantoliano, Robert Picardo, Roxie Roker.
Other notable people in the cast included voice actors Corey Burton and Phil Hartman, talk show host Arsenio Hall, adult film actress Monique Gabrielle, science-fiction writer Forrest J. Ackerman, B-movie stars Lana Clarkson and Sybil Danning, musician B. B. King, radio personalities Roger Barkley and Al Lohman, composer Ira Newborn, director Russ Meyer, model Corinne Wahl, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, Firesign Theater member Phil Proctor, independent film actor Paul Bartel. John Landis had directed The Kentucky Fried Movie, which employed a similar sketch anthology format. Fictional television station WIDB-TV experiences problems with its late-night airing of science-fiction classic Amazon Women on the Moon, a 1950s B movie in which Queen Lara and Captain Nelson battle exploding volcanoes and man-eating spiders on the Moon. Waiting for the film to resume, an unseen viewer begins channel surfing—simulated by bursts of white noise—through late night cable, with the various segments and sketches of the film representing the programming found on different channels.
The viewer intermittently returns to channel 8, where Amazon Women continues airing before faltering once more. These segments feature: Arsenio Hall as a man who nearly kills himself in a series of mishaps around his apartment. B. King in a public-service appeal for "blacks without soul" featuring "Don'No Soul' Simmons". An alternate version of the "Pethouse Video" sketch was filmed for the television broadcast of the film, with Monique Gabrielle in lingerie instead of appearing naked throughout the segment. However, most European television broadcasts of the film retained the original theatrical version. Bullshit or Not? was retitled Baloney or Not? for the television version. The American television edit, in addition to the alternative "Pethouse Video" sketch, features an additional bridging sequence between the death of Harvey Pitnik and his subsequent celebrity roast. In it, the mortician cons Pitnik's widow into having the celebrity roast as part of the funeral, her performance gets such strong positive feedback, it becomes a continuing performance series lasting for weeks.
The DVD release features an unreleased sketch titled "The Unknown Soldier", starring Robert Loggia with Ronny Cox, Bernie Casey, Wallace Langham. Some television broadcasts of the film featured the sketches "Peter Pan Theater" and "The French Ventriloquist's Dummy", which were not present in the theatrical version; the majority of critics agreed. Variety called it "irreverent and silly... some hilarious moments and some real groaners too." Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times felt that the exercise was somewhat unnecessary: "Satirists are in trouble when their subjects are funnier than they are."Janet Maslin of The New York Times, in a positive revi
Christine Davy MBE is a former Australian alpine skier who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Winter Olympics. Davy was born in Sydney to Ashleigh Osborne Davy and Elizabeth Deuchar of Edgecliff, New South Wales, her father was an ear and throat surgeon who received the MVO for his services to the Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, his family, whilst he was Governor General of Australia. Her mother was the daughter of William Deuchar Gordon of Manar, near New South Wales. Davy was educated at Frensham School. In 1956, she came 39th, 33rd and 37th in the downhill, giant slalom and slalom out of 47, 48 and 49 entrants. In 1960, she came 27th, 29th in the same three events, out of 46, 45 and 44 competitors. After retiring from skiing, she became a pioneering female airline pilot flying the DC-3 and the Fokker Friendship with Connellan Airways out of Alice Springs, she was the first Australian woman to hold a 1st Class Air Transport Pilot's Licence. In 1963, Davy received the Nancy Bird Trophy for her service to aviation from the Australian Women Pilots' Association.
In 1974, Christine Davy, MBE, became the first woman in Australia to be employed as a pilot of a passenger airline, based in Alice Springs NT. Member of the Order of the British Empire — Awarded 1 January 1970 in recognition of her service to civil aviation
"Chasing a Feeling" is a song by the American indie pop band the Narrative. The song was write by Jesse Gabriel. Recorded in 2012 in New York, the song is the first single released by the band and is the lead single of their second studio album; the single was released on June 2014 in digital download. The accompanying music video was directed by Sean O'Kane. "Chasing a Feeling" was recorded in 2012 at a converted barn in New York and finished at Brooklyn, with the vocals, in the band's apartment and at Red Wire Audio with Bryan Russell. As the band said on a YouTube video, they recorded on the barn the instrumental part of the album for after this began the vocals recordings; the song is part of the upcoming album to be released in autumn 2014. "Chasing a Feeling" runs for a duration of thirty three seconds. The song features new elements to the Narrative's music and texture; the band discussed the concept of the song, premiered at American Songwriter website, saying "Chasing a Feeling’ is about accepting that life keeps moving forward, whether or not you’re ready for it.
Being indecisive doesn’t stop everything around you from changing, getting swept up in a difficult moment in your life can feel endless but it passes. It’s about time, how you spend it, how it brings you clarity and comfort" For the cover of "Chasing a Feeling" was used an polaroid picture taken by Vicky Dinka at the tower of the fireplace and in the background the chandelier at the barn where the album, featuring the song, was recorded in 2012; the music video was filmed Allentown, PS in 12 hours shooting on November 11, 2013. The Narrative confirmed the music video on Facebook post, "We recorded a music video some months ago and will be finishing that as well as the song associated with it soon." It was filmed by the photographer's Sean O'Kane, Terry O'Kane and Hilary J. Corts; the music video was premiered on July 2014 on Idolator. The concept was created around the idea of the song itself; as Jesse explained on interview, "The song itself is telling you that life just keeps moving whether or not you’re ready for it, but the video is making fun of what happens if you try and force something into being the thing you want it to be, when it’s not that thing at all."The video utilizes from bright colors, vintage elements and merges between scenes where Suzie Zeldin and Jesse Gabriel are dressed like dolls trying to escape from an blond girl who locked them at the closet in an hiding house in the forest.
In the presence of this girl, they turn as dolls, when she leaves the room, they get back to'real life' running between the rooms. The band appears singing in normal dresses in an room with the ground covered with petals; the video closes with a shot of Zeldin and Gabriel running out from the house, when the girl appears they fall to the ground as dolls again, She pull their legs and drag them back for the house. Tori Mier from AlterThePress wrote: "Their work collection boasts songs that feel like an afternoon stroll on a gentle summer’s day, full of soft sounds that build to a release, as well as tracks like the recently-released “Chasing A Feeling,” that touch upon something murkier beneath the surface." The NarrativeSuzie Zeldin − vocals, keyboard Jesse Gabriel − vocals, guitarAdditional personnelBryan Russell − producer, engineer Justin Long − co-producer, programming Jay Scalchunes − drums Ari Sadowitz − bassMusic videoSean O'Kane − director, cinematographer Terry O'Kane − cinematographer Hilary J. Corts − cinematographer