The Night We Never Met
The Night We Never Met is a 1993 American romantic comedy film directed by Warren Leight. The film stars Annabella Sciorra and Kevin Anderson. Upset with his current living arrangements, Sam shares occupancy of a flat for two days per week with slob Brian and painter Ellen; when Sam and Brian swap their schedules without telling Ellen, she assumes that their personalities have changed. Matthew Broderick as Sam Lester Annabella Sciorra as Ellen Holder Kevin Anderson as Brian McVeigh Jeanne Tripplehorn as Pastel Justine Bateman as Janet Beehan Michael Mantel as Aaron Holder Christine Baranski as Lucy Doris Roberts and Dominic Chianese as Nosy Neighbors Tim Guinee as Kenneth Bradley White as Todd Greg Germann as Eddie Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Inga Louise Lasser as Mrs. Winkley Bill Campbell as Shep Michelle Hurst as Leslie Lewis Black as Marty Holder Ranjit Chowdhry as Cabbie Naomi Campbell as French Cheese Shopper Richard Poe as Bartender Katharine Houghton as Less/More Cheese Lady David Slavin as Chuck Barber Brooke Smith as Catha Bitty Schram as Pharmacy Clerk Billy Strong as Doorman Catherine Lloyd Burns as Deli Customer Michael Mastrototaro as Triple Creme Cheese Shopper Michael Imperioli and Suzanne Dottino as Dry Cleaning Customers Jose Evelio Alveraz as "My name is Eduardo" Paul Guilfoyle as Sparrow's Nest Salesman Davidson Thomson as Foreign Film Actor Kathryn Rossetter as "Excuse Me" ShopperMary B.
McCann as Yogurt Eating Date Steven Goldstein as 3rd Cheese Man Suzanne Lanza as Shep's New Date Gary Shandling as Dental Patient Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 56% of nine surveyed critics gave the film a positive review. Lawrence Cohn of Variety wrote, "A quintessential New York movie, The Night We Never Met takes a novel premise and develops it in fits and starts." Janet Maslin of The New York Times wrote, "The Night We Never Met is never lifelike enough to evoke the madly romantic New York atmosphere it seems to be after. The actors try hard, but they are hamstrung by too many broad strokes and silly inconsistencies." The Night We Never Met on IMDb The Night We Never Met at Rotten Tomatoes The Night We Never Met at Box Office Mojo
The Lemon Sisters
The Lemon Sisters is a 1990 American comedy-drama film from Miramax Films directed by Joyce Chopra and written by Jeremy Pikser. The film was both a commercial and critical failure after being shelved for more than a year with extensive revisions. Three lifelong friends work the bars in 1980's Atlantic City performing the songs of the 60's girl groups. Caryn James of The New York Times hated the film: The Lemon Sisters on IMDb The Lemon Sisters at AllMovie The Lemon Sisters at Box Office Mojo The Lemon Sisters at Rotten Tomatoes Original New York Times Review
Into the West (film)
Into the West is a 1992 Irish magical realist film about Irish Travellers written by Jim Sheridan and directed by Mike Newell, stars Gabriel Byrne and Ellen Barkin. Into the West was one of several major films to come from Ireland during the 1990s, including the likes of My Left Foot, The Miracle, The Commitments, The Boxer, The Playboys, In the Name of the Father, War of the Buttons and The Crying Game; the film received several awards for Best Film, Best European Film, Outstanding Family Foreign Film. Into the West is a film about two young boys and Ossie, whose father "Papa" Reilly was "King of Irish Travellers" until his wife, died during the birth of their second son, Ossie; the boys' grandfather is an old story-telling Traveller, who regales the children with Irish folk-tales and legends. When he is followed by a beautiful white horse called Tír na nÓg, from the sea to Dublin, where the boys and their father have now settled down in a grim tower block in Ballymun, the boys are overwhelmed with joy and dreams of becoming cowboys.
The horse is stolen from them and they begin their adventure to get their mystical horse back. They escape the poverty of a north Dublin council estate, ride "Into the West" where they find that Tír na nÓg is not just a horse. Gabriel Byrne as Papa Reilly Ellen Barkin as Kathleen Ciarán Fitzgerald as Ossie Rúaidhrí Conroy as Tayto David Kelly as Grandfather Johnny Murphy as Tracker Colm Meaney as Barreller John Kavanagh as Hartnett Brendan Gleeson as Inspector Bolger Jim Norton as Superintendent O'Mara Anita Reeves as Mrs. Murphy Ray McBride as Mr. Murphy Dave Duffy as Morrissey Stuart Dannell-Foran as Conor Murphy Becca Hollinshead as Birdy Murphy The script was written by Jim Sheridan, who did not intend to write for children, although the film follows two young children on the run with their beautiful, magical white horse. Other themes targeted to adults, are present: grief, the clash of cultures with differing values, the use of the police by the rich and powerful to enforce property rights in their favour.
Sheridan wrote the script five years. Gabriel Byrne said it was one of the best scripts he read, described it at the time as Jim Sheridan's best work to date. Byrne was committed to the work, he said. Ellen Barkin said; the movie's most memorable scenes, such as the horse in the cinema and the beans exploding, were shot in the small town of Portarlington in County Laois. The film has received a positive critical reception. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a score of 77% and holds an audience share of 79. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said the "kids will love this movie, but adults will get a lot more out of it". Variety Staff said that "Into the West is a likable but modest pic", that "a major asset throughout is Patrick Doyle's rich, Gaelic-flavoured scoring that carries the movie's emotional line and fairy tale atmosphere. Desson Howe of The Washington Post said that the film is "a charming children's crusade – a rewarding journey for all ages". Rita Kempley of the Washington Post said that "the movie is alternately grim and lyrical", "though long on ambiance and short on story, it may appeal to the spiritually inclined – and to oater lovers.
1993: Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival – Mike Newell. 1993: Starboy Award at the Oulu International Children's Film Festival – Mike Newell. 1994: Golden Calf for Best European Film at the Netherlands Film Festival – Mike Newell. 1994: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Family Foreign Film at the Young Artist Awards – Mike Newell. 1994: Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Actor in a Family Film at the Young Artist Awards – Rúaidhrí Conroy & Ciarán Fitzgerald. Into the West was released on VHS and LaserDisc format in the US by Touchstone Home Video in 1994; the DVD was released in the US on 4 February 2003 by Miramax Home Entertainment with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. The VHS was released in the UK on 21 September 1993 by Entertainment in Video, it was released on DVD in Ireland and the UK on 17 December 2001 by Entertainment in Video and again on 15 September 2003 by Cinema Club. Lance Pettitt, Screening Ireland: film and television representation, Manchester University Press, 2000, 320 p. Joe Cleary, Outrageous Fortune: Capital and Culture in Modern Ireland, vol.
1, Field Day Publications, coll. « Field day files », 2007, 320 p. Into the West on IMDb Into the West at Rotten Tomatoes Into the West at Box Office Mojo Into the West at AllMovie
Good Will Hunting
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 American drama film, directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver, Stellan Skarsgård. Written by Affleck and Damon, the film follows 20-year-old South Boston janitor Will Hunting, an unrecognized genius who, as part of a deferred prosecution agreement after assaulting a police officer, becomes a client of a therapist and studies advanced mathematics with a renowned professor. Through his therapy sessions, Will re-evaluates his relationships with his best friend, his girlfriend, himself, facing the significant task of confronting his past and thinking about his future; the film grossed over $225 million from a $10 million budget. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture, won two: Best Supporting Actor for Williams and Best Original Screenplay for Affleck and Damon. In 2014, it was ranked at number 53 in The Hollywood Reporter's "100 Favorite Films" list. Twenty-year-old Will Hunting of South Boston is a self-taught genius, though he works as a janitor at MIT and spends his free time drinking with his friends, Chuckie and Morgan.
When Professor Gerald Lambeau posts a difficult mathematics problem as a challenge for his graduate students, Will solves the problem anonymously, stunning both the students and Lambeau. As a challenge to the unknown genius, Lambeau posts an more difficult problem. Will flees. At a bar, Will meets Skylar, a British woman about to graduate from Harvard College, who plans on attending medical school at Stanford; the next day and his friends fight a gang, who used to bully Will when he was a kid. Lambeau watches Will defend himself, he arranges for him to forgo jail time if he agrees to study mathematics under Lambeau's supervision and participate in therapy sessions. Will tentatively treats his first few therapists with mockery. In desperation, Lambeau calls on Dr. Sean Maguire, his college roommate, who now teaches psychology at Bunker Hill Community College. Unlike other therapists, Sean challenges Will's defense mechanisms, after the first session where Sean threatens Will after he insults his deceased wife and a few unproductive sessions, Will begins to open up.
Will is struck by Sean's story of how he met his wife by giving up his ticket to the historic game six of the 1975 World Series, after falling in love at first sight. Sean does not regret his decision though his wife died of cancer; this encourages Will to build a relationship with Skylar, though he lies to her about his past and is reluctant to introduce her to his friends or show her his rundown neighborhood. Will challenges Sean to take an objective look at his own life, since Sean cannot move on from his wife's death. Lambeau sets up a number of job interviews for Will, but Will scorns them by sending Chuckie as his "chief negotiator", by turning down a position at the NSA with a scathing critique of the agency's moral position. Skylar asks Will to move to California with her, but he refuses and tells her he is an orphan, that his foster father physically abused him. Will breaks up with Skylar and storms out on Lambeau, dismissing the mathematical research he has been doing. Sean points out that Will is so adept at anticipating future failure in his interpersonal relationships that he deliberately sabotages them in order to avoid emotional pain.
Chuckie challenges Will over his resistance to taking any of the positions he interviews for, telling Will he owes it to his friends to make the most of opportunities they will never have if it means leaving one day without looking back. He tells Will that the best part of his day is a brief moment when he waits on his doorstep thinking Will has moved on to something greater. Will walks in on a heated argument between Lambeau over his potential. Sean and Will find out that they were both victims of child abuse. Sean helps Will to see that he is a victim of his own inner demons and to accept that it is not his fault, causing him to break down in tears. Will accepts one of the job offers arranged by Lambeau. Having helped Will overcome his problems, Sean reconciles with Lambeau and takes a sabbatical to travel the world; when Will's friends present him with a rebuilt Chevrolet Nova for his twenty-first birthday, he decides to pass on his job offer and drive to California to reunite with Skylar.
Some time Chuckie goes to Will's house to pick him up, only to find that he is not there, much to his happiness. Matt Damon started writing the film as a final assignment for a playwriting class he was taking at Harvard University. Instead of writing a one-act play, Damon submitted a 40-page script, he wrote his medical student Skylar Satenstein, into his script. Damon said the only scene from that script that survived — "it survived verbatim" — was when Will Hunting meets his therapist, Dr. Maguire, he came to Ben Affleck and asked him to develop the screenplay together, the two completed the script in 1994. At first, it was written as a thriller about a young man in the rough-and-tumble streets of South Boston who possesses a superior intelligence and is targeted by the government with heavy-handed recruitment. Castle Rock Entertainment bought the script for $675,000 against $775,000, meaning that Damon and Affleck would stand to earn an additional $100,000 if the film was produced and they retained sole writing credit.
Castle Rock president Rob Reiner urged them to drop the thriller aspect of the story and to focus on the relationship between Will and hi
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles considered the most popular and influential group in the history of popular music, his songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife and Denny Laine. McCartney is one of performers of all time. More than 2,200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", making it one of the most covered songs in popular music history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. A two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an 18-time Grammy Award winner, McCartney has written, or co-written, 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, as of 2009 he had 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all received appointment as Members of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 and, in 1997, McCartney was knighted for services to music.
McCartney is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$1.2 billion. McCartney has released an extensive catalogue of songs as a solo artist and has composed classical and electronic music, he has taken part in projects to promote international charities related to such subjects as animal rights, seal hunting, land mines, vegetarianism and music education. He is the father of five children. James Paul McCartney was born on 18 June 1942 in Walton Hospital, England, where his mother, Mary Patricia, had qualified to practise as a nurse, his father, James McCartney, was absent from his son's birth due to his work as a volunteer firefighter during World War II. McCartney has one younger brother named a stepsister, Ruth; the children were baptised in their mother's Catholic faith though their father was a former Protestant, who had turned agnostic. Religion was not emphasised in the household. McCartney attended Stockton Wood Road Primary School in Speke from 1947 until 1949, when he transferred to Joseph Williams Junior School in Belle Vale because of overcrowding at Stockton.
In 1953, with only three others out of ninety examinees, he passed the 11-Plus exam, meaning he could attend the Liverpool Institute, a grammar school rather than a secondary modern school. In 1954, he met schoolmate George Harrison on the bus from his suburban home in Speke; the two became friends. McCartney's mother, was a midwife and the family's primary wage earner, she rode a bicycle to her patients. On 31 October 1956, when McCartney was 14, his mother died of an embolism. McCartney's loss became a point of connection with John Lennon, whose mother, had died when he was 17. McCartney's father was a trumpet pianist, who had led Jim Mac's Jazz Band in the 1920s, he kept an upright piano in the front room, encouraged his sons to be musical and advised McCartney to take piano lessons. However, McCartney preferred to learn by ear; when McCartney was 11, his father encouraged him to audition for the Liverpool Cathedral choir, but he was not accepted. McCartney joined the choir at St Barnabas' Church, Mossley Hill.
McCartney received a nickel-plated trumpet from his father for his fourteenth birthday, but when rock and roll became popular on Radio Luxembourg, McCartney traded it for a £15 Framus Zenith acoustic guitar, since he wanted to be able to sing while playing. He found it difficult to play guitar right-handed, but after noticing a poster advertising a Slim Whitman concert and realising that Whitman played left-handed, he reversed the order of the strings. McCartney wrote his first song, "I Lost My Little Girl", on the Zenith, composed another early tune that would become "When I'm Sixty-Four" on the piano. American rhythm and blues influenced him, Little Richard was his schoolboy idol. At the age of fifteen on 6 July 1957, McCartney met John Lennon and his band, the Quarrymen, at the St Peter's Church Hall fête in Woolton; the Quarrymen played a mix of rock and roll and skiffle, a type of popular music with jazz and folk influences. Soon afterwards, the members of the band invited McCartney to join as a rhythm guitarist, he formed a close working relationship with Lennon.
Harrison joined in 1958 as lead guitarist, followed by Lennon's art school friend Stuart Sutcliffe on bass, in 1960. By May 1960 the band had tried several names, including Johnny and the Moondogs and the Silver Beetles, they adopted the name the Beatles in August 1960 and recruited drummer Pete Best shortly before a five-engagement residency in Hamburg. The Beatles were informally represented by Allan Williams. In 1961, Sutcliffe left McCartney reluctantly became their bass player. While in Hamburg, they recorded professionally for the first time and were credited as the Beat Brothers, who were the backing band for English singer Tony Sheridan on the single "My Bonnie"; this resulted in attention from Brian Epstein, w
The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain
The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain is a 1995 British film with a story by Ifor David Monger and Ivor Monger and directed by Christopher Monger. It was entered into the 19th Moscow International Film Festival and was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival; the film is based on a story heard by Christopher Monger from his grandfather about the real village of Taff's Well, in the old county of Glamorgan, its neighbouring Garth Hill. Due to 20th century urbanisation of the area, it was filmed in the more rural Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and Llansilin in Powys; the Welsh Male Voice Choir used to provide background music throughout the film was, in fact, the London-based Gwalia Male Choir. The film is set in 1917, with World War I in the background, revolves around two English cartographers, the pompous George Garrad and his junior Reginald Anson, they arrive at the fictional Welsh village of Ffynnon Garw to measure its "mountain" – only to cause outrage when they conclude that it is only a hill because it is short of the required 1000 feet in height.
The villagers and abetted by wily local Morgan the Goat and the Reverend Mr Jones, conspire to delay the cartographers' departure while they build an earth mound on top of the hill and make it high enough to be considered a mountain. Hugh Grant as Reginald Anson Ian McNeice as George Garrad Tara Fitzgerald as Elizabeth/Betty from Cardiff Colm Meaney as Morgan the Goat Ian Hart as Johnny Shellshocked Robert Pugh as Williams the Petroleum Kenneth Griffith as the Reverend Robert Jones Ieuan Rhys as Sgt Thomas In regard to its humorous and affectionate description of the locals, the film has been compared with Waking Ned, a comedy film written and directed by Kirk Jones; the movie has resulted in a stream of visitors climbing to the summit of The Garth, the Pentyrch History Society and the local community council have erected a notice on the mountain to explain its real historical significance. One joke in the film which may not be obvious to non-Welsh speakers occurs when a mechanic is asked about a nondescript broken part he has removed from a car, replies "Well I don't know the English word, but in Welsh we call it a be'chi'ngalw."
In Welsh, be'chi'ngalw is a placeholder name, like "whatchamacallit" or "thingamajig" in English. And means "what you call" and is a contracted form of "beth dych chi'n galw"; the joke is made obvious in the novel. The 13th episode of Veggie Tales, "King George and the Ducky," contained a brief parody of The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain entitled The Englishman Who Went up a Hill and Came Down with All the Bananas. English-language accents in film – Welsh Foel Penolau, a mountain in Wales that until 2018 had been considered a hill. Mynydd Graig Goch, a member of the Moel Hebog group of summits; this is a Snowdonia hill that became a mountain in September 2008 when it was measured by three Welshmen with GPS equipment and found to be 30 inches taller than was thought, thereby exceeding the height required to classify it as a 2000-ft mountain by six inches. Mount Massive in Colorado - A matter of some contention arose over the heights of Massive and its neighbor, Mount Elbert, which have a height difference of only 12 feet.
This led to an ongoing dispute which came to a head with the Mount Massive supporters taking it upon themselves to build large piles of stones on the summit to boost its height, only to have the Mount Elbert proponents demolish them. The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain on IMDb The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain at AllMovie The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain at Box Office Mojo The Englishman who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain at Rotten Tomatoes Englishman Who Went Up A Hill – Backsights Magazine published in Professional Surveyor, Nov./Dec. 1998
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company known as Walt Disney or Disney, is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, ahead of NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 by brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio; the company established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production and theme parks. Since the 1980s, Disney has created and acquired corporate divisions in order to market more mature content than is associated with its flagship family-oriented brands; the company is known for its film studio division, Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Blue Sky Studios. Disney's other main divisions are Disney Parks and Products, Disney Media Networks, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International.
Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast network. The company has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1991. Cartoon character Mickey Mouse, created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks, is one of the world's most recognizable characters, serves as the company's official mascot. In early 1923, Kansas City, animator Walt Disney created a short film entitled Alice's Wonderland, which featured child actress Virginia Davis interacting with animated characters. After the bankruptcy in 1923 of his previous firm, Laugh-O-Gram Studio, Disney moved to Hollywood to join his brother, Roy O. Disney. Film distributor Margaret J. Winkler of M. J. Winkler Productions contacted Disney with plans to distribute a whole series of Alice Comedies purchased for $1,500 per reel with Disney as a production partner. Walt and Roy Disney formed Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio that same year. More animated films followed after Alice. In January 1926, with the completion of the Disney studio on Hyperion Street, the Disney Brothers Studio's name was changed to the Walt Disney Studio.
After the demise of the Alice comedies, Disney developed an all-cartoon series starring his first original character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, distributed by Winkler Pictures through Universal Pictures. The distributor owned Oswald, so Disney only made a few hundred dollars. Disney completed 26 Oswald shorts before losing the contract in February 1928, due to a legal loophole, when Winkler's husband Charles Mintz took over their distribution company. After failing to take over the Disney Studio, Mintz hired away four of Disney's primary animators to start his own animation studio, Snappy Comedies. In 1928, to recover from the loss of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Disney came up with the idea of a mouse character named Mortimer while on a train headed to California, drawing up a few simple drawings; the mouse was renamed Mickey Mouse and starred in several Disney produced films. Ub Iwerks refined Disney's initial design of Mickey Mouse. Disney's first sound film Steamboat Willie, a cartoon starring Mickey, was released on November 18, 1928 through Pat Powers' distribution company.
It was the first Mickey Mouse sound cartoon released, but the third to be created, behind Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho. Steamboat Willie was an immediate smash hit, its initial success was attributed not just to Mickey's appeal as a character, but to the fact that it was the first cartoon to feature synchronized sound. Disney used Pat Powers' Cinephone system, created by Powers using Lee de Forest's Phonofilm system. Steamboat Willie premiered at B. S. Moss's Colony Theater in New York City, now The Broadway Theatre. Disney's Plane Crazy and The Gallopin' Gaucho were retrofitted with synchronized sound tracks and re-released in 1929. Disney continued to produce cartoons with Mickey Mouse and other characters, began the Silly Symphony series with Columbia Pictures signing on as Symphonies distributor in August 1929. In September 1929, theater manager Harry Woodin requested permission to start a Mickey Mouse Club which Walt approved. In November, test comics strips were sent to King Features, who requested additional samples to show to the publisher, William Randolph Hearst.
On December 16, the Walt Disney Studios partnership was reorganized as a corporation with the name of Walt Disney Productions, Limited with a merchandising division, Walt Disney Enterprises, two subsidiaries, Disney Film Recording Company and Liled Realty and Investment Company for real estate holdings. Walt and his wife held Roy owned 40 % of WD Productions. On December 30, King Features signed its first newspaper, New York Mirror, to publish the Mickey Mouse comic strip with Walt's permission. In 1932, Disney signed an exclusive contract with Technicolor to produce cartoons in color, beginning with Flowers and Trees. Disney released cartoons through Powers' Celebrity Pictures, Columbia Pictures, United Artists; the popularity of the Mickey Mouse series allowed Disney to plan for his first feature-length animation. The feature film Walt