The Coors International Bicycle Classic was a stage race sponsored by the Coors Brewing Company. Coors was the race's second sponsor. Over the years, the event became America's national tour, listed as the fourth largest race in the world after the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España; the race grew from 3 days of racing in its first years as the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic to 2 weeks in the Coors Classic years. Race stages were held in Colorado in the early years expanding first from Boulder and Denver back to the Keystone ski resort adding Estes Park, Vail and Grand Junction, before further expansion that included Wyoming, Nevada and Hawaii. All but the last year the race concluded with a short circuit in North Boulder Park. On August 4, 2010 Colorado governor Bill Ritter and cycling legend Lance Armstrong announced that they would revive stage racing in Colorado with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, it was a seven-day race held in August 2011. In 1975, Mo Siegel and John and Wyck Hay, founders of the Celestial Seasonings herbal tea company, launched the Red Zinger Bicycle Classic race to promote their new Red Zinger tea.
In 1979, Michael Aisner, the race's PR director, bought the race for one dollar from Siegel, with his blessing took the idea of a grander event to Peter Coors, the beer impresario. Over the next eight years, the Coors Classic grew into two weeks of racing in California and Colorado, with stages in some years in Hawaii and Wyoming; the race's legendary merchandise had custom annual graphics, sold in every state, generating $1 million in 1987 and $1.5 million in 1988 in sales to help support the race. The Red Zinger and Coors Classic stage races showcased world-class men and women's cycling throughout the scenic terrain of Colorado, Nevada and Hawaii; the race was considered the fourth biggest race on the world cycling calendar and was ground-breaking as the single biggest women's stage race held. The Coors Classic launched the careers of some of the world's greatest cyclists and paved the way for the sport's growth in the U. S. A permanent tribute to the Classics was created in 2018 in North Boulder Park, where the race ended 12 of its 13 years.
Plaques tell the stories of the race near a cobblestone Champions Plaza, where the 19 winner's names are inscribed. The Coors International Bicycle Classic had many storied stages, including the world-renowned Morgul-Bismarck circuit; the site of the Grand Junction, road race, the Colorado National Monument, was so exotic in appearance that the stage became known as "The Tour of the Moon" and was featured in the Warner Brothers movie American Flyers. One recurring stage near Snowmass, was run up "Suicide Hill", a road so steep that it was heated in the winter. Races were run over mountains such as the Vail, McClure Passes in Colorado. Popular recurring stages in California included San Francisco-area events such as a hill climb up to famed Coit Tower for a prologue and the Fisherman's Wharf Criterium and a road stage crossing the Sierra Nevada range. One year the race started in Hawaii's Big Island in Hilo with a volcano circuit road race that had to be rerouted a month before the event when the perimeter road course was cut off by a lava flow from Kilauea.
Another year a stage went from Cheyenne, to Colorado's capitol, Denver. The race finished every year but its last in North Boulder Park; the Red Zinger/Coors Classic served as an inspiration for a youth bicycle road racing series in Colorado called the Red Zinger Mini Classics, which ran from 1981–1992, serving as a springboard for the development of several professional cyclists, including pro greats Bobby Julich, Jonathan Vaughters, Chris Wherry, Ruthie Matthes, Colby Pearce and Jimi Killen. According to the liner notes from the 2006 DVD Red Zinger/Coors Classic, the following are some interesting facts about this race: The Coors Classic was the biggest men’s pro-am and women’s race in the world Credited by the Tour de France for inspiring their addition of a women’s division Grew to have 13 full-time staff, 150 paid race-time staff, with a 300 race-week traveling crew "Classic"-branded merchandise sales exceeded $1 million each year for 2 years. S. National Park and Coit Tower road in San Francisco Created unique, reverse swivel seat BMW camerabike to interest network TV coverage Received network rights fees and aired on CBS, NBC, ESPN John Tesh’s first network sports assignment, leading him to Emmy Awards for his Tour de France work It hosted Olympic teams just before the Los Angeles Olympiad Biggest women's race in the world, hosting stars like Olympic champions Connie Carpenter, Jeannie Longo, Beth Heiden and Rebecca Twigg Commemorative race pennants were placed on space shuttle Challenger.
NASA legal saw the corporate Coors name and removed it just before launch A million Coors Classic drink napkins promoting the race were distributed on Frontier Airlines and Continental Airlines planes as part of their race sponsorship Celebrities attending included President and First Lady Gerald and Betty Ford, John Denver, Bill Walton, Susan Saint James, Shaun Cassidy, George Will, Joe Morgan, Wally Schirra Actor/comedian Robin Williams credited this race with inspiring his cycling fanaticism BMW cars and motorcycles were official race vehicles, in 1988 a 325i was the top prize in the men's division. Race winner Davis Phinney handed the keys to his long-time coach and team director Jim Ochowicz Warner Bros. Studios secured
The Gun (1974 film)
The Gun is a made-for-television film, of the suspense-thriller type, which ABC-TV aired as a Movie of the Week on November 13, 1974. It starred David Huffman, Ron Thompson, Richard Bright, Pepe Serna, Lee de Broux, Stephen Elliott, was written directly for television by Jay Benson, Richard Levinson, William Link and directed by John Badham a working director of television productions. Levinson and Link were the producers of the film; the Gun was inspiration for the song "Golden Ring", recorded by George Jones and Tammy Wynette in 1976. The song would reach number-one on the Billboard Country Singles chart that year. There have been episodes of TV series inspired by this TV-movie, such as a 1975 episode of Hawaii Five-O titled "Diary of a Gun." A 1982 episode of Quincy, M. E. titled "Guns Don't Die" has a similar plot to The Gun, including the ending. A series of interweaving stories tell the journey of a handgun — a.38 special revolver — as it passes from one owner to another. In all the time it passes between its various owners, it is never fired and is never shown to discharge any ammunition.
The opening credits run over scenes of the manufacture of the weapon. It is shipped to a gun store, where it is purchased by an older business owner whose home was burglarized, his wife convinces him to get rid of it. He gives it away to a security guard at his company. A young professional asks for a gun at the pawn shop, he is displeased. When the pawnbroker turns to get the blank paperwork, he loads the gun with his own bullets and departs at gunpoint after paying for the pistol. At his place of employment, he is given the news that because he has the least seniority, he is being laid off, he considers shooting his supervisor before walking outside to the building's plaza during lunchtime, making mock shooting motions at random bystanders with the gun. They call the police; when the police arrive, he throws the gun through the open window of a parked car before he is arrested. Two women get in the car, driving it to a car wash where an employee, discovers the gun under the front seat while vacuuming the interior.
He takes it to his home in the barrio, where his brother and his pregnant wife both object to its presence. One day, his elderly father both go missing, they search and realize that after the recent death of his best friend, the father is depressed and considering suicide at the grave of his late wife. After stopping him, Ignacio throws the gun and bullets into a dumpster. A nearby worker retrieves the gun and sells it to an illicit gun dealer; the gun dealer sells the gun to a man. The duo the pistol is intended for is planning to rob a porn theater's box office receipts, but their third member had second thoughts and backed out. After much wheedling, he agrees to be their lookout and getaway driver, keeping the pistol in his lap. At the theater, the owner recognizes the younger man in the duo as a former employee despite a ski mask, he threatens the robbers, as well as activating the silent alarm. They attempt to flee, but are arrested outside. Much the pistol is taken with a cache of other weapons for disposal at a scrapyard.
It somehow survives intact after passing through the metal shredder and is picked up by the driver of a dump truck hired to haul the scrap to a steel mill. He takes it home, he promises to lock it up. One day, he is delayed by a breakdown of his truck; the bored boy looks through his parents' bedroom, finds the loaded gun on a closet shelf and starts to play with it pointing the barrel towards his face. The camera pans away — and as the scene shows a shock-cut to black, the sound of the gun firing can be heard, it is implied. The Gun has never been released on home video in any medium. List of American films of 1974 The Gun on IMDb
Stojan Steve Tesich was a Serbian American screenwriter and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 for the film Breaking Away. Steve Tesich was born as Stojan Tešić in Užice, in Axis-occupied Yugoslavia on September 29, 1942, he immigrated to the United States with his sister when he was 14 years old. His family settled in Indiana, his father died in 1962. Tesich graduated from Indiana University in 1965 with a BA in Russian, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He went on to do graduate work at Columbia University, receiving an MA in Russian Literature in 1967. After graduation, he worked as a Department of Welfare caseworker in Brooklyn, New York in 1968. In the 1970s, he wrote a series of plays that were staged at The American Place Theatre in New York City; the first of these plays, The Carpenters, premiered during the 1970-1971 season. Baba Goya made its debut at the theater in May 1973; that year, the play was staged at the Cherry Lane Theatre under a different name.
Tesich's screenplay for Breaking Away had its origins in his college years. He had been an alternate rider in 1962 for the Phi Kappa Psi team in the Little 500 bicycle race. Teammate Dave Blase rode 139 of 200 laps and was the victory rider crossing the finish line for his team, they subsequently developed a friendship. Blase became the model for the main character in Breaking Away; the film was a hit, Tesich won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He created a short-lived TV series of the same name, his play Division Street opened at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City on October 8, 1980. The production starred Keene Curtis, it closed after 21 performances. The play was revived in 1987 with Saul Rubinek in the lead role. Tesich reunited with Peter Yates, the director of Breaking Away, on the 1981 thriller film Eyewitness, he adapted John Irving's novel The World According to Garp for the screen in 1982. The best-selling novel had been described as unfilmable. Tesich returned to the sport of cycling with the screenplay for American Flyers.
The main characters were two brothers, played by Kevin Costner and David Marshall Grant, who enter a long-distance bicycle race in the Colorado Rockies. His novel Karoo was published posthumously in 1998. Arthur Miller described the novel: "Fascinating—a real satiric invention full of wise outrage." The novel was a New York Times Notable Book for 1998. The novel appeared in a German translation as Abspann, it was translated in France in 2012 where it was acclaimed by the critics and became a best-seller. Tesich died in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada following a heart attack, he was 53 years old. In 1973, Tesich won the Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Playwright for the play Baba Goya, known under the title Nourish the Beast. Tesich won the following awards for the Breaking Away screenplay in 1979, whose original working title was Bambino: Academy Award, Best Original Screenplay National Society of Film Critics Award, Best Screenplay New York Film Critics Circle Award, Best Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award, Best-Written Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Screenwriter of the Year, ALFS Award from the London Critics Circle Film Awards, 1981He received a nomination in 1980 for a Golden Globe for Best Screenplay-Motion Picture.
In 2005, the Serbian Ministry for diaspora established the annual Stojan—Steve Tešić Award, to be awarded to the writers of Serbian origin that write in other languages. Breaking Away Eyewitness Four Friends The World According to Garp American Flyers Eleni The Carpenters, play for television, 1973 Nourish the Beast, play for television, 1974 Apple Pie, television series, 1978 Breaking Away, television series, 1980-1981 The Carpenters, 1970 Lake of the Woods, 1971 Nourish the Beast performed under the title Baba Goya, 1973 Gorky, 1975 Passing Game, 1977 Touching Bottom, 1978 Division Street, 1980 The Speed Of Darkness, 1989 Square One, 1990 The Road, 1990 Baptismal, 1990 On the Open Road, 1992 Arts & Leisure, 1996 Summer Crossing, was published in a German translation as Ein letzter Sommer and in a French translation as Price Karoo, paperback edition in 2004 with new introduction by E. L. Doctorow. Division Street & other plays. New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1981. 171 pages.
Contents: Division Street -- Baba Goya -- Lake of the Woods -- Passing Game. Steve Tesich on IMDb A Few Moments with Steve Tesich by Dejan Stojanović
Luca Bercovici is an American filmmaker, writer and actor based in Budapest, Hungary. He has directed eight feature films including Ghoulies, which he co-wrote. Bercovici co-founded BlueDanube Films, a full-service motion picture production company that provides production services as well as creating original content in English and Hungarian with Gábor Váradi, he was head of production for Raleigh Film Budapest from 2009 to 2011. Bercovici is the son of television/film producer Eric Bercovici and grandson of Leonardo Bercovici, director and producer known for The Bishop's Wife, Portrait of Jennie, The Lost Moment, he is grand-nephew of writer Konrad Bercovici. Bercovici attended College of the Redwoods where he studied with Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, Santa Monica City College, Loyola Marymount University. Bercovici studied acting professionally with Lee Strasberg, he is a graduate of the Joanne Baron / D. W. Brown Acting Studio. Bercovici’s acting career began in television with roles in Chicago Story and the made-for-TV movie Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
In the 1980s, Bercovici had a role in the Charles Band movie Parasite with Demi Moore, which introduced Bercovici to independent film making. Bercovici’s acting career includes roles in the movies Flesh and Blood, American Flyers, Flatland, Richard III, Night Train, The Childhood of a Leader, he has appeared in several television series including The Fall Guy, Airwolf, F/X: The Series, Diagnosis Murder and the television mini-series Houdini with Adrien Brody. In 1979, Bercovici spent six months in Japan working on the miniseries Shōgun as dialogue director, working with Japanese actress Yôko Shimada, awarded the Golden Globe in 1981 for her portrayal of Mariko. Bercovici began his professional writing career in 1982 developing new series concepts for MGM and creating the pilot script The Storytellers for CBS and MGM with Jefery Levy, his writing credits include Ghoulies, The Granny, The Chain, Luck of the Draw, Hotel of the Damned. Bercovici wrote and directed the horror comedy Ghoulies, the top grossing independent film in 1985 and was followed by three sequels.
In 1990, Bercovici directed and co-wrote the musical comedy Rockula, starring Toni Basil and Thomas Dolby. Bercovici played the role of Pirate Chieftain in Rockula. In 2011, along with Gábor Váradi, formed the production company BlueDanube Films, which entered into development on its first film, Lord of the Block starring Eric Roberts, went on to produce the second season of the HBO Europe series, Terápia. Bercovici and Váradi were a part of the production team to bring the filming of A Good Day to Die Hard starring Bruce Willis to Budapest, Hungary with Bercovici and Váradi serving as production supervisors on the film. Luca Bercovici is a third-generation screenwriter and director following the path of both his grandfather Leonardo Bercovici and his father Eric Bercovici. Both of his brothers, Hilary Bercovici and Jacob Bercovici, have composed music for films; the Childhood of a Leader - Older Foreign Gentleman Houdini -Dr. Crandon Letting Go -Joel's Father Lela -The dupe Night Train -Man Stag Night -Tunnel Rat #1 Richard III -Brackenbury Eyes -Brian Furber Flatland Hard Luck -Chris Dirt Boy -Dr.
Ronald Klugard Burning Down the House -Repo Man Sons of Thunder -Boris Snoops -Randall Sealy BitterSweet -Fontain Angry Dogs One Clean Move -Oli The Chain -Shawn F/X: The Series -Wolf The Big Squeeze -Henry Mulhill The Granny - Namon Ami Drop Zone -Jagger Stranger by Night -Stan Richmond M. A. N. T. I. S -Randy Ferril Diagnosis Murder -Cinnamon Scanner Cop - Dr. Krench Mirror Images II - Clete Dyker SeaQuest DSV - The Marauder A Twist of the Knife - Mr. Macon Walker, Texas Ranger - Wade Atkins Time Trax - Donald Reed Mission of Justice -Roger Stockwell Sunset Heat - Det. Cook K2 - Dallas Wolf Silk Stalkings - Lem Caine Lucky/Chances -Santino Bonnatti Pacific Heights - Greg Rockula -Pirate Chieftain Mortal Passions - Darcy Andy Colby's Incredible Adventure -Space Raider Clean and Sober - Lenny Amazing Stories - Granville American Flyers - Muzzin Miami Vice - Hans Weiszeler Mike Hammer - Milo's Main Torturer Airwolf -Rusty Crawford Space Raiders - Ace For Love and Honor -Thurston Emergency Room -Rudy The Renegades -Blade Parasite - Ricus Simon & Simon - Bobby Williams The Fall Guy - Winston Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story - Pooch Frightmare - Saint The Ordeal of Bill Carney - Bryan Chicago Story - Dukes The Return of Frank Cannon-Club Employee Flesh & Blood -Bellhop Stone Medinah Fallen Hotel of the Damned Terápia Fekete leves The Wind of Change Iris Lela Waiting Game The Making of'Kill Your Darlings' Luck of the Draw Bitter Sweet Convict 762 The Chain The Granny Dark Tide Rockula Ghou
Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American drama film directed by John Badham. It stars John Travolta as Tony Manero, a working-class young man who spends his weekends dancing and drinking at a local Brooklyn discothèque. While in the disco, Tony is the champion dancer, his circle of friends and weekend dancing help him to cope with the harsh realities of his life: a dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, his general restlessness. The story is based upon a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night". A newcomer to the United States and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn was unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about. A huge commercial success, the film helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta well known from his role on TV's Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name; the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, is one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time.
The film showcased aspects of the music, the dancing, the subculture surrounding the disco era: symphony-orchestrated melodies. The sequel Staying Alive starred John Travolta and was directed by Sylvester Stallone, but received less positive reception. In 2010, Saturday Night Fever was deemed "culturally or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Anthony "Tony" Manero is a 19-year-old Italian American from the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, he lives with his parents and younger sister, works at a dead-end job in a small hardware store. To escape his day-to-day life, Tony goes to 2001 Odyssey, a local disco club, where he is king of the dance floor and receives the admiration and respect he longs for. Tony has four close friends: Joey, Double J, Bobby C. A fringe member of his group of friends is Annette, a neighborhood girl who longs for a more sexual relationship with Tony. Tony and his friends ritually stop on the Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge to clown around.
The bridge has special significance for Tony as a symbol of escape to a better life on the other side - in more suburban Staten Island. Tony agrees to be Annette's partner in an upcoming dance contest, but her happiness is short-lived when Tony is mesmerized by another woman at the club, Stephanie Mangano, whose dancing skills exceed Annette's. Although Stephanie rejects Tony's advances, she agrees to be his partner in the dance competition, provided that their partnership remains professional. Tony's older brother, Frank Jr., the pride of the family since he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest, brings despair to their parents and grandmother when he tells them he quit the priesthood. Tony shares a warm relationship with Frank Jr. but feels pleased that he, Tony, is no longer the black sheep of the family. Frank, Jr. tells Tony that he never wanted to be a priest and only did it to make their parents happy. Frank Jr. encourages Tony to do something with his dancing. While on his way home from the grocery store, Gus is hospitalized.
He tells his friends that his attackers were the Barracudas. Meanwhile, Bobby C. has been trying to get out of his relationship with his devout Catholic girlfriend, pregnant with his child. Facing pressure from his family and others to marry her, Bobby asks Frank Jr. if the Pope would grant him dispensation for an abortion. When Frank tells him such a thing would be unlikely, Bobby's feelings of desperation increase; the group gets their revenge on the Barracudas, crash Bobby C's car into their hangout. Tony, Double J, Joey get out of the car to fight, but Bobby C. takes off when a gang member tries to attack him in the car. When the group visits Gus in the hospital, they are angry when he tells them that he may have identified the wrong gang. Tony and Stephanie dance at the competition and end up winning first prize. However, Tony believes that a Puerto Rican couple performed better, that the judges' decision was racially motivated, he gives the Puerto Rican couple his trophy and reward money, leaves with Stephanie.
Once outside in a car, Tony tries to force himself on Stephanie. Tony's friends come to the car along with an intoxicated Annette. Joey says. Tony tries to lead her away, but is subdued by Double J and Joey, sullenly leaves with the group in the car. Double J and Joey date-rape an intoxicated Annette. Bobby C. pulls the car over on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge for their usual cable-climbing antics. Instead of abstaining as usual, Bobby performs stunts more recklessly than the rest of the gang. Realizing that he is acting recklessly, Tony tries to get him to come down. Bobby's strong sense of despair, the situation with Pauline, Tony's broken promise to call him earlier that day all lead to a suicidal tirade about Tony's lack of caring before Bobby slips and falls to his death in the water below. Disgusted and disillusioned by his friends, his family, his life, Tony spends the rest of the night riding the subway into Manhattan. Morning has dawned by the time, he apologizes for his bad behavior, telling her t
Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress, health coach, former model. Paul began her career modeling in New York before landing her first major role in John Carpenter's horror film Christine; this was followed with prominent roles in American Flyers, 8 Million Ways to Die, Dragnet. She is best known for her role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the television series Baywatch from 1992–97, she has performed in a total of over 100 movies and television programs. Paul was born in New York City to Sarah, a social worker, Mark Paul, an investment banker. Paul's mother was from England. Paul was raised alongside her identical twin sister and younger brother, Jonathan, in the rural town of Cornwall, Connecticut. According to Paul, her mother was "a liberal Democrat and father was a conservative Republican." She attended the Cornwall Consolidated School, the Groton School in Massachusetts. Paul was accepted into Stanford University, but chose not to attend so that she could focus on an acting career. Paul worked prominently in television from the late eighties onward most recognizable in her starring role on Baywatch, from 1992 to 1997.
Paul began her career working as a model in New York City, moved to Los Angeles when she decided to pursue a career in acting. Her first role was in the television film Paper Dolls, followed by a role in the independent Canadian horror film American Nightmare. Paul landed a leading role in John Carpenter's horror film Christine, opposite Keith Gordon, followed by a supporting role in the comedy Just the Way You Are, she appeared in the sport drama American Flyers with Kevin Costner, 8 Million Ways to Die, the comedy Dragnet, opposite Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd. She starred in the films Death Train and Nightwatch opposite Christopher Lee and Pierce Brosnan, as well as the horror films The Paperboy and Spectre. Since 1999, she has starred in 14 films for Lifetime Network, she has starred in the Fox TV series Fire Company 132 and appeared in the last eight episodes of Melrose Place. She guest-starred on Mad Men in 2008, she hosted non-fiction TV shows, including WE's Winning Women and a southern California local environmentalism show, Earth Talk Today.
She made a cameo appearance with Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan in a deleted scene parodying her Baywatch role. She did a cameo in the comedy spoofs Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. In 2015, Paul won Indie Series' Best Supporting Actress in a comedy webseries. Paul co-wrote and co-produced two documentaries: Jampacked, a documentary on the world population crisis, The Cost of Cool: Finding Happiness in a Materialistic World. Jampacked received a Bronze Apple Award and first place recognition at the EarthVision Environmental Film and Video Festival; the Cost of Cool won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. She produced eight PSAs on the benefits of driving electric vehicles for the non-profit Plug In America. Paul has been married to Ian Murray since 2000, she became a vegetarian at age fourteen after reading the book Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé, became a vegan in 2010. Paul is childless by choice; as an athlete, Paul raced the Hawaii Ironman in 1997.
She ran the 2000 Boston Marathon. She has swum the 11 mile Fiji Swim, the 12.5 mile Swim Around Key West and the 2014 Reto Acapulco 14 mile swim, among others. In 2015, Paul has her own wellness coaching business. Paul is an outspoken animal rights, environmental and gay rights activist, she walked 5 1/2 weeks on the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament in 1986. Paul has been arrested for civil disobedience over a dozen times at the Nevada Test Site between 1987 and 2000. In 1989, she was arrested for peacefully advocating on behalf of people with HIV, she was arrested twice in 2003 for civil disobedience protesting the Iraq War and spent five days in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Detention Center after refusing to pay the $50 fine. In 2005, she was arrested for protesting the crushing of the EV1, performed 100 hours of community service. Paul's younger brother, Jonathan, is an animal rights activist, who served 51 months in prison for his role in the arson of a slaughterhouse, she has traveled to South Africa to register voters.
Paul volunteered in Sierra Leone with the non profit Population Media Center. In 2006, Paul donated $250 to the Ned Lamont campaign against Joe Lieberman, because Lieberman supported the war in Iraq, she received the 2014 Vegan of the Year by Last Chance for Animals, in 2007 received a United Nations Environment Programme honor for her contribution to overpopulation issues. In 2016, Alexandra joined DxE in an open rescue of several pigs from a factory farm. In discussing her political activism, Paul said: I am sure there are some who do not like me for my outspokenness and my views, I respect their right to boycott my projects. I respect folks who stand up for their beliefs – if I disagree with them—than the folks who do not care, are afraid to'get involved', or who cannot be bothered. I admire commitment. A woman once told me she could not watch those slaughterhouse videos because she'loves animals so much' and it would upset her. I would prefer to hang out with a hunter who believes he is doing the right thing, than a wuss like her.
Film Lechaux, Bleuwenn & Violane Roussel. Voicing Dissent: American Artists and the War on Iraq. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-41580-058-7. Alexandra Paul on IMDb Official website
Isn't It Shocking?
Isn't It Shocking? is a made-for-television comedy-mystery film that aired on the ABC network in 1973 as an ABC Movie of the Week. Written by Lane Slate, it stars Alan Alda, Louise Lasser and Lloyd Nolan, was directed by John Badham. Dan Barnes is the police chief of tiny Mt. Angel, population 1360. Barnes' life is complicated by a romance with a local motel owner, eager to have him move in with her and her young children. Despite trying to keep his private life private, the relationship is well known in the community to his co-workers, his life is further complicated. The first victim is Janet Barber, found nude, she appears to have died in her sleep of a heart attack. Barnes finds it odd that the elderly Barber did not appear to have owned pajamas. Barber's husband, out of town when she died, is found dead in the nude also; when Barnes' lieutenant, Jesse Chapin, dies of an apparent heart attack at 63, Barnes suspects murder. An autopsy discovers that Chapin's corpse has an unusual odor, like nutmeg.
Chapin's faithful dog, missing, is found dead. The dog's corpse has the same odor, there are burn marks on its fur; the police receptionist, has an epiphany about the human victims: they were all part of the local high school's graduating class of 1928. She and Barnes identify a potential victim; when Barnes drives to the person's isolated house, his police cruiser is rammed and disabled by another automobile, which turns around to finish him off. Barnes escapes into the woods. Circling around to the isolated house, he finds the owner dead. After a fifth member of the class of'28 dies of a heart attack, the coroner reports that the odor is from insulating gel used with defibrillators, he recommends. Because the class of'28 was small, the limited evidence and process of elimination leads Barnes to suspect another member of that class, Justin Oates; until Oates was a guest at Barnes' girlfriend's motel. Barnes tracks arrests him. An evaluation reveals that Oates felt mistreated by his classmates, but old wounds were reopened when Ralph Barber began having an extramarital affair with Oates' high school sweetheart.
It is recommended that he be remanded to the care of a mental health facility for the criminally insane. A subplot woven throughout concerns Barnes considering a job offer from a nearby town that might make it easier to settle down with his girlfriend. Barnes turns it down and decides to stay in Mt. Angel. Alan Alda as Police Chief Dan Barnes Louise Lasser as Blanche Lloyd Nolan as Jesse Chapin Ruth Gordon as Marge Savage Will Geer as Lemuel Lovell Edmond O'Brien as Justin Oates Isn't It Shocking? on IMDb