Arizona (2018 film)
Arizona is a 2018 American dark comedy thriller film directed by Jonathan Watson and written by Luke Del Tredici. The film stars Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies, Kaitlin Olson, David Alan Grier, Lolli Sorenson, it premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018 and was released in theaters and on video on demand on August 24, 2018 by RLJE Films. In 2009, in the midst of the real estate housing crisis, divorced realtor Cassie Fowler resides in Harding, Arizona with her 14 year-old daughter Morgan. Cassie is ridiculed one morning by her aggressive boss. While Cassie is on the phone with a debt collector regarding the potential foreclosure of her own home, a client named Sonny enters the office, enraged at Gary because the house he was sold is losing value; the argument culminates with Gary pushed over a ledge to his death. Sonny notices Cassie, tries to convince her not to call the authorities knocks her unconscious and takes her to his house. Sonny tells her he will let her go.
When Sonny decides Cassie is lying, he ties her up just. An argument ensues between Sonny and Vikki, ending with Sonny striking her in the head with a golf club. Sonny has both women tied up. After a verbal argument where Vikki highlights how much of a loser he is, Sonny bashes Vikki in the face with a granite block, killing her. Cassie tries to calm him, but when he gets suspicious that she is lying to him over simple facts, he decides to torment her by kidnapping Morgan. Sonny tells Morgan that Cassie has been in a car accident. Suspicious, Morgan attempts to make a phone call, Sonny forces his way in. Able to hide in the house, Morgan calls 911, but Sonny has picked up on another line and tricks her into believing he is the operator and revealing her location in the house. Cassie runs to the guard shack at the entrance to the housing development; the guard lends her his cell phone. Cassie calls her ex-husband, to come and help her save Morgan, she tells him the name of the housing development, but hangs up to talk with Sheriff Coburn, who has arrived.
Cassie Coburn forces his way in. Coburn is sprayed in the face with pepper spray and fatally shoots the unseen attacker, revealed to be an elderly woman and the wrong house. Sonny shoots Coburn dead, he takes Cassie at gunpoint, revealing he watched them drive by and that he lives only a few houses over. Sonny forces Cassie and Morgan to bury Vikki, but Cassie is able to hit him with a shovel, allowing time to escape, they find the keys to the elderly woman's vehicle. As they drive towards the gate, Sonny appears in his fourth kill of the day. Sonny shoots out the vehicle's tire. Cassie and Morgan flee to the first house they find with lights on, but it is an abandoned house being used to grow marijuana. Scott and his girlfriend Kelsey arrive at the guard shack and Sonny convinces them that he is the security guard. Sonny tells Scott to shout for Cassie and Morgan. Still in the house, they hear Cassie runs out. Seeing Sonny, she shouts at Scott to run over the guard. Kelsey manages to back the car away, but crashes into and knocks down a light pole that knocks out the electricity to the marijuana house and ignites a brush fire.
While trying to get a gun from the trunk to kill Sonny, the fire reaches the car and she is killed in the ensuing explosion. Sonny chases Morgan back into the blacked out house. Sonny finds them and – just as he's about to shoot Cassie – Morgan shines a flashlight in his face, allowing Cassie to stab him with a pair of gardening shears. Sonny catches Cassie at the door of the unfinished basement. After a short struggle, Cassie pushes him in, Sonny dies from the fall. Cassie and Morgan walk out of the development, shown burning as the various fires spread. Danny McBride as Sonny Rosemarie DeWitt as Cassie Fowler Luke Wilson as Scott Elizabeth Gillies as Kelsey Kaitlin Olson as Vicki David Alan Grier as Coburn Lolli Sorenson as Morgan Fowler Seth Rogen as Gary Arizona received a Metacritic score of 41 based on 11 critics, indicating mixed or average reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film was given an approval rating of 41% based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 5.1/10. Arizona on IMDb
"Arizona" is a song written by Kenny Young and recorded in 1969 by Mark Lindsay, a solo effort while still lead singer for Paul Revere and the Raiders. Lindsay was backed by L. A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. The single peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on 14 February 1970 and was awarded a RlAA Gold Disc in April 1970; the song's title, "Arizona", refers to the singer's girlfriend, whom he considers innocent and naïve. The singer wistfully describes Arizona's idealism and lifestyle, which he considers absurd and immature, he urges Arizona to discard her hippie trappings, including "hobo shoes", "rainbow shades", "Indian braids", view the world through more realistic eyes. However as he exhorts Arizona to become more worldly, the singer continues to praise her, describing Arizona as "a little-town saint". In the end, his love for Arizona and what she represents to him overcomes his cynicism, the singer decides to follow her example, adopting her view of the world, instead of expecting her to accept his.
Two other versions were recorded in 1969, the first by Clodagh Rodgers, the other by The Family Dogg. The song was covered by French singer Eddy Mitchell
Arizona is a dramatic play written in 1899 by Augustus Thomas, considered one of his best. The play takes place in the Arizona Territory before the Spanish–American War of 1898; the Territory became the U. S. state of Arizona in 1912. Arizona tells the story of a rancher's daughter; the cavalryman is accused of stealing books from the library that contained a hidden key to the chancellor's office. Sub-plots include indiscretions of the young wife of an older cavalry officer, a cavalry officer who will not support his illegitimate child, the love between a vaquero and the daughter of a German cavalry sergeant. Thomas based his play on his visits to Henry Hooker's Sierra Bonita Ranch and the two primary characters Canby and Bonita on Hooker's family; the play is set just before the Spanish–American War and at Aravaipa Ranch, in the Aravaipa Valley near Fort Grant, Arizona. Act IEvening, the interior of the adobe courtyard of Canby's ranch house. Act IIMidnight, drawing-room of Colonel Bonham's quarters at Fort Grant.
Act IIITwo months dining room at Aravaipa Ranch. Act IVTwenty minutes the interior of the adobe courtyard of Canby's ranch house. In parenthesis, cast of the Broadway premiere of the play Sept. 10, 1900, Herald Square Theater Henry Canby, owner of Aravaipa ranch. Colonel Frank Bonham, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Sam Wong, cook. Mrs. Canby, wife of rancher. Estrella Bonham, wife of the Colonel. Lena Kellar, a waitress. Lieutenant Harry Denton, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Bonita Canby, Estrella's sister. Miss MacCullagh, a school teacher. Dr. Fenlon, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Captain Leonard Hodgman, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Tony Mostano, a vaquero. Lieutenant Hallock, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Sergeant Kellar, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Lieutenant Young, Eleventh United States Cavalry. Major Cochran, Eleventh United States Cavalry; the play was produced by Kirke La Shelle and opened in Chicago at Hamlin's Grand Opera House on June 12, 1899. With a cast led by Theodore Roberts and costumes designed by Frederic Remington, authentic characterization of the soldiers and citizens of Arizona Territory, it was received enthusiastically by the audience.
The Chicago opening featured a young Lionel Barrymore in a minor role as Lieutenant Young of the Eleventh Cavalry. Sigmund Romberg adapted the play as an operetta, The Love Call.. New York Times. "New Theatrical Bills", June 13, 1899, p. 7. Thomas, Augustus. Arizona: A Drama in Four Acts. New York: R. H. Russell
The Arizona was a record breaking British passenger liner, the first of the Guion Line's Atlantic Greyhounds on the Liverpool-Queenstown-New York route. One nautical historian called Arizona "a souped up transatlantic hot rod." Entering service in 1879, she was the prototype for Atlantic express liners until the Inman Line introduced its twin screw City of New York in 1889. The Arizona type liner is considered as unsuccessful because too much was sacrificed for speed. Laid up in 1894 when Guion stopped sailings, Arizona was sold four years and employed in the Pacific until she was acquired by the US Government for service in the Spanish–American War; as the U. S. Navy's Hancock she continued trooping through W. W. I. and was scrapped in 1926. Starting in 1866, the Guion Line was successful in the Liverpool-Queenstown-New York steerage trade. In 1875, Guion began commissioning express liners to compete for first class business, but its first two ships were total failures. William Pearce, the controlling partner of the John Elder shipyard, was convinced that a crack steamer that carried only passengers and light freight could be profitable because she would attract more passengers and spend less time in port.
When Cunard rejected his proposal, Pearce offered his idea to the Guion line at a bargain price of £140,000 at a time when express liners cost £200,000. He agreed to share the initial costs. Stephen Guion, managing director of the line owned the new vessel; as completed, Arizona appeared similar to White Star's Germanic, the current holder of the Blue Riband, but with greater power. Her engines produced 6,400 indicated horsepower, 1,400 more than Germanic. Arizona's six double-ended boilers and 39 furnaces consumed 135 tons of coal per day more than her White Star rival, she had less room for cargo and steerage passengers. Because of her high power, Arizona was an uncomfortable ship. However, publicity at the time tried to hide this by describing the luxury of her interior, her saloon "contained six long tables, with revolving chairs. A large dome-like aperture, with a skylight at the top, rose from the centre of the saloon, was crossed by beams, supported by small pillars of polished wood, upon which were placed plants and flowers.
The saloon extended the entire width of the vessel, contained a fine piano at the forward end, a library at the after end. The state-rooms were elegantly upholstered, contained every facility for comfort. Pneumatic bells connected all the state-rooms with the steward's pantry, situated just aft the main saloon. A richly-furnished ladies' boudoir was on the promenade deck, just aft of the forward wheel-house." Shortly after her 1879 maiden voyage, Arizona won the eastbound record for a Sandy Hook-Queenstown run of seven days, eight hours, 11 minutes. However, despite her greater power and coal consumption, she failed to take the westbound "Blue Riband" record from Germanic. On 7 November 1879, Arizona suffered a collision with an iceberg en route to Liverpool. Stephen Guion was on board with two of his nieces. While the damage was severe, she remained afloat and was able to proceed to St. John's where she underwent temporary repairs before returning to Scotland. Guion advertised this near disaster as proof of Arizona's strength.
While uncomfortable, Arizona proved popular with American passengers because the Guion Line was majority owned by Americans. Stephen Guion died in December 1885, the line was reorganized as a public stock corporation to settle the estate; the company did not invest in new units and by 1894 when Guion stopped sailings and her running mate, Alaska of 1881 were hopelessly outpaced by the latest twin-screw liners from Cunard, White Star and Inman. It was on the Arizona that Oscar Wilde and his friend Lillie Langtry first sailed to America in 1881, he boarded the ship at Liverpool on December 26, 1881 as passenger no. 114. The ship arrived at New York on January 2, 1882, but passengers did not disembark until the following morning. Arizona was laid up in Scotland until 1897 when she was sold to a British flagged San Francisco-China service, she was extensively rebuilt and her two funnels were replaced with one enormous funnel that dominated her profile. After a few Pacific voyages, Arizona was sold to the War Department and used designated U.
S. Army Transport Arizona. In 1898 USAT Arizona was refitted and new triple expansion steam engines replaced her old compound engines in preparation for the San Francisco to China route. On 16 July 1898 Arizona was purchased from the Northern Pacific Railway Company by the U. S. Army for $600,000. USAT Arizona transported the following United States Volunteers and Regular Army units from Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii to Manila, Philippines as part of the 5th Philippine Expeditionary Force in the Spanish–American War: 1st Colorado Infantry Regiment, USV. 1st Nebraska Infantry Regiment, USV. 10th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, USV. 18th U. S. Infantry, Companies I, K, L, M. On January 24, 1902 the ship transported part it the 22nd Infantry home to the States from the Philippine-American War and Moro Rebellion, arriving in San Francisco on February 25, it sailed with the USAT Rosecrans. In 1902, she was acquired by the US Navy for use as a receiving ship at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and commissioned as USS Hancock.
She served as a troopship in the First World War and continued in various duties until she was sold for scrapping in May 1926. More Ships Built in Govan Ships Monthly, Govan Shipyard, Ian Johnston Shipping Times The Ships List Army Ships -- The Ghost Fleet: Army Quartermaster Corps/Army Transport Service (Photo of U
Arizona (1918 film)
Arizona is a 1918 American silent melodrama film produced by and starring Douglas Fairbanks and released by Famous Players-Lasky under its Artcraft Pictures banner. Based on the successful play of the same name by Augustus Thomas, the film was directed by Albert Parker. Despite mixed reviews and its release near the end of the Spanish flu epidemic, the film prospered at the box office on the strength of its star's drawing power. Arizona is presumed lost. Denton is a lieutenant in the U. S. Cavalry regiment commaded by Colonel Benham. Benham is married to the daughter of wealthy rancher Canby. Estrella has a sister, with whom Denton falls in love. Denton discovers an affair between Captain Hodgeman. In his effort to break up the affair, Denton follows Estrella to her room where Benham catches them and misunderstands what he sees. Denton in consequence must resign in disgrace. Canby hires Denton as foreman of his ranch. Denton's relationship with Bonita is endangered by Hodgeman. Hodgeman's grudge against Denton leads to a fight between the two during which Hodgeman is shot and mortally wounded.
Denton is suspected, but a cowboy, declares that he fired the shot to retaliate for Hodgeman's dealings with the girl that he loves. In the end, Estrella reveals the truth about her own indiscretion, enabling Denton and Bonita to marry with her family's blessing as well as a happy ending for Benham and Estrella; the source material for the film was the enormously successful play of the same name, first staged in 1899 and credited with launching the trend for Western-themed plays. Some of the cast recruited for the film were associated with the play: Theodore Roberts originated the role of Canby on the stage. Allan Dwan had directed Fairbanks in several successful pictures since signing with Fairbanks' studio in 1917. Signed by Fairbanks to direct, Albert Parker took over direction of Arizona; the extent of Dwan's contribution, how much remained in the final film, is not known. Besides directorial troubles, other issues interfered with the production of Arizona. Fairbanks was active in the war effort and production was interrupted by his participation in a Liberty Loan drive that took him to Washington, D.
C. New York City, several cities across the South; the Spanish flu epidemic caused a four-week suspension of production on 60 percent of California films and may have disrupted Arizona. Exteriors were filmed in Arizona. Arizona fared well at the box office overall. At the time of its release, theaters around the U. S. were just beginning to reopen after forced closures due to the Spanish flu epidemic. Many reviews focused on the effect Fairbanks had on the well-known material; the New York Times observed: "'Arizona' in the hands of some other actor might have become just another screen melodrama... but with Fairbanks in the leading role, it has become an enjoyable comedy in which the athletic stunts of the star play a conspicuous and entertaining... part." The Variety review repeated this opinion word for word. The review in The Billboard offered a similar point of view and added that the audience "echoed with spontaneous laughter in response to the energetic portrayal". P. S. Harrison of Motion Picture News and Edward Weitzel of Moving Picture World were less complimentary.
Harrison opined that when Fairbanks attempted heavy drama, both "the actor's ability to entertain and the dignity of the drama ". Weitzel found Fairbanks' characterization of Denton lacking: "The athletic star has, as usual, put his own personality into the picture, acts Douglas Fairbanks with his customary life-like perfection." Wid's Daily rated elements of the picture as "fair", "unobjectionable", "nothing to brag about", called the star "same old Doug". So, the reviews were positive as to the film's drawing power due to its star. List of lost films Arizona at AllMovie Arizona on IMDb 1918 Ad
Arizona City, Arizona
Arizona City is a census-designated place in southwestern Pinal County, Arizona, in the United States. It is located near the junction of Interstate 8 and Interstate 10 at the midpoint between Phoenix and Tucson 60 miles from the downtown of both cities; the population was 10,475 at the 2010 census. Arizona City is a rural residential community that features a semi-private golf club and a 48-acre man made lake; these attributes make the community a popular snowbird destination, with the population increasing by as much as 5,000 people in the winter months to reach the census figure of 10,475. The area around what is now known as Arizona City was used as a resting area for Juan Bautista de Anza's expedition party after they emerged from Apache land in 1775; the area is considered an official part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. This historic trail begins in Sonora and ends at the Presidio in San Francisco, California; the census-designated place was founded in 1959 when Jack McRae, president of the Arizona City Development Corporation and developed 2.5 acres of land in the Santa Cruz Valley in the area that would grow to become the 6.2 square-mile modern day townsite.
The location was selected because of the abundance of deep water from the Santa Cruz River found in the valley. At the time, the water was considered some of the purest in Arizona; as the community grew, a United States Post Office was established on April 1, 1962 and Arizona City began appearing on Rand McNally road atlases in 1963. It is uncertain. From time to time, most in 2007, attempts have been made to incorporate as a municipality, but they have so far always been defeated at the ballot box, except for the first effort in the early 1980s, which succeeded at the ballot box but was overturned in court because there were not enough residents at that time to incorporate; the area in and around Arizona City contained several of the 272 concrete Corona Satellite Calibration Targets, which were used to calibrate cameras on the satellites in the Corona Satellite Program that lasted from 1959 to 1972. These satellites were used for espionage on the Soviet China during the Cold War. Many of these have since been removed, but one still exists at the corner of West Alsdorf Road and South Sunland Gin Road in the center of the community.
Arizona City is located at 32°45′6″N 111°40′45″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.2 square miles, of which, 6.1 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The CDP is 1,509 feet above sea level and located in an area of Pinal County known as the Santa Cruz Flats. According to the Arizona Geological Survey, the valley floor surrounding Arizona City and nearby Eloy has lowered by more than 20 feet in the past 50 years due to rapid depletion of the groundwater aquifers underneath the region. In 2017, a new earth fissure 1.8 miles long and 30 feet wide opened up just south of Arizona City, another consequence caused by the rapid consumption of groundwater. Arizona City itself is flat, lying in the Santa Cruz Valley in the center of three low mountain ranges. Picacho Peak, a prominent peak with a summit elevation of 3,374 feet, is located 20 miles to the southeast adjacent to Interstate 10. Directly to the west of the CDP is the expansive Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, which stretches 80 miles south to the international border with Mexico.
Arizona City has a hot desert climate, normal for the Sonoran Desert. The community experiences long hot summers and mild winters; the area averages only 10.54 inches of annual rainfall. Winter months are defined by frequent sunshine and consist of mild daytime highs between 65 °F and 75 °F. At nighttime, the temperature drops with lows averaging between 35 °F and 45 °F. Nighttime lows at or below the freezing mark are not uncommon. During the winter, an occasional cold front will pass through the area sometimes containing a brief shower; the lowest temperature recorded in Arizona City was 13 °F. During the entirety of the summer and the second half of May, high temperatures are between 100 °F and 110 °F, with the occasional heat wave spiking daytime high temperatures above 115 °F; the highest temperature recorded in Arizona City was 119 °F. Along with the rest of Arizona, the community is affected by the North American Monsoon during summer, which brings high winds and occasional heavy rain. A large portion of the community is located in Pinal County's floodplain, is susceptible to flash flooding during heavy monsoon rains.
Due to extensive farmland in the valley, the area is very prone to dust storms, which can occur any month of the year during windy conditions. The 2010 Census determined that Arizona City had a population of 10,475, a 126% increase from the 2000 Census figure of 4,385; the racial and ethnic composition of the population was 50.3% non-Hispanic white, 2.1% black or African American, 5.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian American, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 40.9% Hispanic. Population density was 1,713.6 people per square mile. There were 4,296 housing units with an average of 2.56 persons per household. 62.3% of households were owner-occupied, the median value