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Bonnie and Clyde (film)

Bonnie and Clyde is a 1967 American biographical crime film directed by Arthur Penn and starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the title characters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Featured were Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons; the screenplay was written by Robert Benton. Robert Towne and Beatty provided uncredited contributions to the script; the soundtrack was composed by Charles Strouse. Bonnie and Clyde is considered one of the first films of a landmark film, it broke many cinematic taboos and for some members of the counterculture, the film was considered to be a "rallying cry." Its success prompted other filmmakers to be more open in presenting violence in their films. The film's ending became iconic as "one of the bloodiest death scenes in cinematic history."The film received Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Cinematography. It was among the first 100 films selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In the middle of the Great Depression, Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker of Texas meet when Clyde tries to steal the car belonging to Bonnie's mother.

Bonnie, bored by her job as a waitress, is intrigued by Clyde, decides to take up with him and become his partner in crime. They pull off some holdups, but their amateur efforts, while exciting, are not lucrative; the duo's crime spree shifts into high gear once they hook up with a dim-witted gas station attendant, C. W. Moss. Clyde's older brother Buck and his wife, Blanche, a preacher's daughter join them; the women dislike each other on first sight, their feud escalates. Blanche has nothing but disdain for Bonnie, Clyde and C. W. while Bonnie sees Blanche's flighty presence as a constant danger to the gang's survival. Bonnie and Clyde turn from pulling small-time heists to robbing banks, their exploits become more violent. When C. W. botches parking for a bank robbery, Clyde shoots the bank manager in the face after he jumps onto the slow-moving car's running board. The gang is pursued by law enforcement, including Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, whom they capture and humiliate before setting him free.

A raid catches the outlaws off guard, mortally wounding Buck with a shot to his head and injuring Blanche. Bonnie, Clyde and C. W. escape alive. With Blanche sightless and in police custody, Hamer tricks her into revealing C. W.'s name, up until still only an "unidentified suspect." Hamer locates Bonnie, Clyde and C. W. hiding at the house of C. W.'s father Ivan, who thinks the couple—and an ornate tattoo—have corrupted his son. The elder Moss strikes a bargain with Hamer: in exchange for leniency for the boy, he helps set a trap for the outlaws; when Bonnie and Clyde stop on the side of the road to help Mr. Moss fix a flat tire, the police in the bushes open fire and riddle them with bullets. Hamer and his posse come out of hiding and are shown looking pensively at the couple's bodies as a nearby flock of swallows fly away. Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker Michael J. Pollard as C. W. Moss Gene Hackman as Buck Barrow Estelle Parsons as Blanche Barrow Denver Pyle as Frank Hamer Dub Taylor as Ivan Moss Gene Wilder as Eugene Grizzard Evans Evans as Velma Davis Mabel Cavitt as Bonnie's mother Actor Gene Wilder in his film debut portrayed Eugene Grizzard, one of Bonnie and Clyde's hostages.

His girlfriend Velma Davis was played by Evans Evans. The family gathering scene was filmed in Texas. Several local residents gathered to watch the film being shot; when the filmmakers noticed Mabel Cavitt, a local school teacher, among the people gathered, she was cast as Bonnie Parker's mother. The film was intended as a romantic and comic version of the violent gangster films of the 1930s, updated with modern filmmaking techniques. Arthur Penn portrayed some of the violent scenes with a comic tone, sometimes reminiscent of Keystone Kops-style slapstick films shifted disconcertingly into horrific and graphic violence; the film showed strong influence by the French New Wave directors, both in its rapid shifts of tone, in its choppy editing, noticeable in the film's closing sequence. The first handling of the script was in the early 1960s. Influenced by the French New Wave writers and not yet completed, an early version was sent by its writers David Newman and Robert Benton to Arthur Penn, he was engaged in production decisions for the 1966 film The Chase and could not get involved in the script for Bonnie and Clyde.

The writers sent their script to François Truffaut, French director of the New Wave movement, who made contributions. He passed on the project, next directing Fahrenheit 451. At Truffaut's suggestion, the writers, much excited, approached filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard; some sources claim Godard refused. He purportedly took offense when would-be producer Norah Wright objected that that his desire was unreasonable, as the story took place in Texas, which had a warm climate year-round, her partner Elinor Jones claimed the two did not believe Godard was right for the project in the first place. Godard's retort: « Je vous parle de cinéma, vous me parlez de météo. Au revoir. » After the 1968 Academy Awards, Godard sent Benton and Newman a cable that read, "Now, let's make it all over again!"Soon after the failed negotiations for production, actor Warren Beatty was visiting Paris and learned through Truffaut of the project and its path. On returning to Hollywood

Kidd Brewer Stadium

Kidd Brewer Stadium is a 30,000-seat multi-purpose stadium located in Boone, North Carolina. Nicknamed "The Rock," the stadium is the home of the Appalachian State Mountaineers football team, it is the home of the school's track and field team. Kidd Brewer stands 3,333 feet above sea level; the Mountaineers boast a 225–72–5 home record. Opened on September 15, 1962, as Conrad Stadium, in honor of former university trustee and R. J. Reynolds executive William J. Conrad, the stadium was constructed with 10,000 permanent seats, it became the first venue in either South Carolina to install artificial turf. The Mountaineers and Elon staged the first game on artificial turf in the Carolinas on October 3, 1970. Seating capacity was expanded to 18,000 following the 1978 season; the stadium was the backdrop for the second college football game televised by ESPN as the Mountaineers played the Western Carolina Catamounts for the Old Mountain Jug in 1979. Conrad Stadium was renamed on September 3, 1988 in honor of Kidd Brewer, one of the most successful head coaches in Appalachian football history and a colorful part of North Carolina history.

Brewer, a Winston-Salem native, served as head football coach of the Mountaineers from 1935 to 1938, compiling a 30–5–3 overall mark in his four seasons at the helm of the Apps. An All-American at Duke, Brewer's 1937 squad was unscored upon in the regular season. Appalachian carried a 30-game winning streak, the longest in Division I at the time, before losing to the Georgia Southern Eagles on October 20, 2007. Prior to that game, the Mountaineers' last home loss was in the first round of the playoffs, 13–14, to Maine on November 30, 2002. Completion of an extensive renovation and restoration project on the original 10,000 seats in 1995 readjusted the seating capacity to 16,650. A then-state-of-the-art "AppVision" video board was added in 1999 and enlarged prior to the 2001 campaign. Appalachian State was one of the initial collegiate programs in the country to install FieldTurf at its football stadium in 2003. Following the 2006 season, the press box was removed to make way for a new 100,000-square-foot stadium complex.

The complex houses state-of-the-art strength and conditioning and athletic training facilities to benefit all 20 of Appalachian’s varsity sports, as well as extensive locker rooms, academic and meeting space for ASU student-athletes and administrators. However, the most visible element of the crown jewel of ASU athletics' $50 million facilities enhancement campaign is the addition of premium seating on the stadium’s west side, in the way of 18 luxury suites, 500 club seats and spacious Yosef Club and Chancellor's Box areas. An additional 4,400 seats were added to the east side stands prior to the 2008 season, which brought the total seating capacity to 20,150; the addition of the new seats was completed in time for the home opener against Jacksonville on September 6, 2008. New for 2008 was an upgraded AppVision video board, nearly double the size of the 2001 screen. In 2009, the Kidd Brewer Stadium complex was completed prior to the home opener against McNeese State. Total seating capacity for 2009 was increased to 21,650 with the opening of the additional premium seating, which includes the 18 luxury suites and 500 club seats in the Yosef Club and Chancellor’s Box areas.

Prior to the 2011 season, temporary bleachers were installed behind the North Endzone. The additional 1,500 seats brought capacity to 23,150; the temporary section was further expanded prior to the 2012 season, which brought capacity to 24,050. 2013 saw small ribbon boards installed on the stadium's west seating areas. In 2016, 2,500 seats were installed in the North end zone, replacing the previous bleachers, along with additional concession stands; this was done in preparation for a home game against the Miami Hurricanes. In 2017, plans were announced for ribbon boards to be installed in August; the new board would be around three times as large as the former screen. The work was completed in time for the 2017 season. In 2018, App State approved a new north end zone expansion; the building will add around 1,000 seats to the stadium. It will accommodate a wide variety of athletics and academic uses. Construction started in 2019 and should be finished by fall 2020. List of NCAA Division I FBS football stadiums Kidd Brewer Stadium - Home of Football, Field Hockey, Outdoor Track and Field Kidd Brewer Stadium at

Peter Martin (economist)

Peter Martin is an Australian economist and commentator. As a young man Martin lived in the Adelaide suburb of Oaklands Park, he studied Economics at Flinders University. Martin was appointed to the Commonwealth Treasury Department, living in the Canberra suburb of Lyneham, his first experience as a commentator on electronic media may have been guest appearances for Philip Satchel on ABC Radio 891 Adelaide, followed by 2CN Canberra. He was a regular reporter for Radio National programs AM and PM as reporter 1985–2002 and co-presenter with Dr Gigi Foster of The Economists, from 1990 was co-presenter of "Economics Report" with Phillip Lasker, Kristen Barry, Beverly O'Connor and Guy Houston. From 1993 to c. 2003 he handled the "Home Economics" segment of "Life Matters" program on Radio National with Geraldine Doogue In 1996 he was Journalist in Residence in the Melbourne University Economics Department. In 2000 and 2001 he was the ABC's Tokyo Correspondent. In 2014 he was appointed economics correspondent economics editor of The Age, leaving in 2018.

He became economics editor of The Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald. While still working for Fairfax Media, in 2018 he became Business and Economy editor of The Conversation, a website devoted to independent journalism, he was in 2019 Visiting Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He has appeared on ABC TV show The Drum. In 2016 he was made a member of Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University for his contribution to popular understanding of economics. In June 2019 he was made a member of the Order of Australia. Peter Martin, Ross Gittins, Jessica Irvine, Richard Denniss and Anita Forsyth The Australian Economy: A Student's Guide to Current Economic Conditions, Warringal Publications, Vic. Peter Martin's blog

Edward L. G. Bowell

Edward L. G. "Ted" Bowell, is an American astronomer. Bowell was educated at Emanuel School London, University College and the Université de Paris, he was principal investigator of the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search. He has discovered a large number of asteroids, both as part of LONEOS and in his own right before LONEOS began. Among the latter are the Jovian asteroids 2357 Phereclos, 2759 Idomeneus, 2797 Teucer, 2920 Automedon, 3564 Talthybius, 4057 Demophon, 1988 AK, he co-discovered the periodic comet 140P/Bowell-Skiff and the non-periodic comet C/1980 E1. The outer main-belt asteroid; the official naming citation was published on 1 January 1981. Edward Bowell discovered 571 minor planets. Edward "Ted" Bowell, Lowell Observatory

Blandings Castle

Blandings Castle is a recurring fictional location in the stories of British comic writer P. G. Wodehouse, being the seat of Lord Emsworth, home to many of his family and the setting for numerous tales and adventures; the stories were written between 1915 and 1975. The series of stories taking place at the castle, in its environs and involving its denizens have come to be known as the "Blandings books", or indeed, in a phrase used by Wodehouse in his preface to the 1969 reprint of the first book, "the Blandings Castle Saga". In a radio broadcast on 15 July 1961, Evelyn Waugh said: "The gardens of Blandings Castle are that original garden from which we are all exiled." Blandings Castle, lying in the picturesque Vale of Blandings, England, is two miles from the town of Market Blandings, home to at least nine pubs, most notably the Emsworth Arms. The tiny hamlet of Blandings Parva lies directly outside the castle gates and the town of Much Matchingham, home to Matchingham Hall, the residence of Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, is nearby.

The castle is a noble pile, of Early Tudor building. One of England's largest stately homes, it dominates the surrounding country, standing on a knoll of rising ground at the southern end of the celebrated Vale of Blandings. From its noble battlements, the Wrekin can be seen; the famous moss-carpeted Yew Alley leads to a small wood with a rough gamekeeper's cottage, which Psmith made use of, not to write poetry as he at first claimed, but to stash stolen jewellery. Another gamekeeper's cottage, in the West Wood, makes a pleasant home for the Empress of Blandings for a spell; the rose garden is another famous beauty spot, ideal for courting lovers. There is a lake, where Lord Emsworth takes a brisk swim in the mornings; the house has numerous guest rooms, many of which haven't been used since Queen Elizabeth roamed the country. Of those still in use, the Garden Room is the finest given to the most prestigious guest; the main library has a smaller library leading off it, windows overlooking some flowerbeds.

There have been a number of attempts to locate and identify the possible locations of Blandings: In 1977, Richard Usborne included in his appendix to the unfinished Sunset at Blandings a report by Michael Cobb. Based on train journeys and travel times described in the stories, Cobb argues that Buildwas or Much Wenlock fit the description of Market Blandings best, which places Blandings Castle in their immediate surroundings. Parenthetically, he asks "Could anyone have considered that Blandings Castle was Apley Park?" Apley Park is less than six miles from Buildwas. In 1987, Norman Murphy in his In Search of Blandings looked at a whole range of criteria based around architecture and landscape features, his main suggestions were Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire for the castle itself, Weston Park, Staffordshire for the gardens. The owners of Sudeley the resting place of Queen Katherine Parr, have since emphasised the Wodehouse connection. In 1999, Norman Murphy again suggested Hunstanton Hall in Norfolk, the home of the LeStrange family from 1137 to 1954, where Wodehouse visited in the 1920s, as inspiration for Blandings, its master, "the real Empress of Blandings".

In 2003, Dr Daryl Lloyd and Dr Ian Greatbatch made use of a Geographic Information System to analyse a set of geographical criteria, such as a viewshed analysis of The Wrekin and drive time from Shrewsbury. Their final conclusion was that Apley Hall was the best suited location for fulfilling the geographical criteria; the master of Blandings is, nominally at Lord Emsworth. Clarence, the ninth Earl, is an amiably absent-minded old chap, charming because of his slow, relaxed lifestyle and the simple obsessions that make him oblivious to the absurd melodrama of his family, namely his home, gardens and his champion pig, Empress of Blandings, he is never happier than. Lord Emsworth's ten sisters, his brother Galahad, his daughter Mildred, his sons Freddie and George, his numerous nieces, in-laws inhabit the castle from time to time. For the Threepwood family, their friends, the castle is forever available for indefinite residence, is used as a temporary prison—known as "Devil's Island" or "The Bastille"—for love-struck young men and ladies to calm down.

Emsworth's sister Ann plays the role of châtelaine when we first visit the Castle, in Something Fresh. Following her reign, Lady Constance Keeble acts as châtelaine until she marries American millionaire James Schoonmaker. Lady Julia Fish is "the iron hand beneath the leather glove", whose son Ronald Fish marries a chorus girl named Sue Brown, the daughter of the only woman whom Gally loved—Dolly Henderson, though Gally insists Sue is not Ronnie's cousin; the other sisters are: Charlotte, Florence, Georgiana and Diana, the only one that Gally likes. They have a third brother, who has called Lancelot. Blandings's ever-present butl

507th Bombardment Squadron

The 507th Bombardment Squadron is a former unit of the United States Army Air Forces. It was activated in the spring of 1944 activated again in the summer as a Boeing B-29 Superfortress unit, it trained for combat, but moved to its combat station of Kadena Airfield, Okinawa too late to see combat. It remained on the island until it was inactivated on 28 May 1946; the 507th Bombardment Squadron was activated at Dalhart Army Air Field, Texas on 11 March 1944 as one of the original four squadrons of the 504th Bombardment Group. Although the squadron was intended to be a Boeing B-29 Superfortress unit, at the time it was activated, B-29 groups were being reorganized to have three, rather than four, squadrons assigned; the squadron was inactivated on 10 May as a result of this organizational change without being manned or equipped. The squadron was again activated at Dalhart on 7 July 1944, but this time was assigned to the 333d Bombardment Group; the 333d Group was a former heavy bomber training unit, inactivated in the spring of 1944 in a general Army Air Forces reorganization of its training and support units.

It was reactivated in July as a B-29 group. The squadron trained with Superfortresses until June 1945, when it departed for the Pacific to become an element of Eighth Air Force, organizing on Okinawa as a second heavy bomber air force in the Pacific. However, the squadron did not arrive at its combat station, Kadena Airfield, until it was too late to participate in combat; the squadron flew show-of-force missions and its aircraft helped evacuate prisoners of war from Japan to airfields in the Philippines. The unit was inactivated on 28 May 1946. Constituted as the 507th Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 28 February 1944Activated on 11 March 1944 Inactivated on 10 May 1944 Activated on 7 July 1944 Inactivated on 28 May 1946 504th Bombardment Group, 11 March–10 May 1944 333d Bombardment Group, 7 July 1944 – 28 May 1946 Dalhart Army Air Field, Texas, 11 March 1944 Fairmont Army Air Field, Nebraska, 12 March–10 May 1944 Dalhart Army Air Field, Texas, 7 July 1944 Great Bend Army Air Field, Kansas, 10 December 1944 – 18 June 1945 Kadena Airfield, Okinawa, 5 August 1945 – 28 May 1946 Boeing B-29 Superfortress, 1944–1946 List of B-29 Superfortress operators This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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