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Claude Chabrol

Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was a French film director and a member of the French New Wave group of filmmakers who first came to prominence at the end of the 1950s. Like his colleagues and contemporaries Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Éric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Chabrol was a critic for the influential film magazine Cahiers du cinéma before beginning his career as a film maker. Chabrol's career began with Le Beau Serge, inspired by Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt. Thrillers became something of a trademark for Chabrol, with an approach characterized by a distanced objectivity; this is apparent in Les Biches, La Femme infidèle, Le Boucher – all featuring Stéphane Audran, his wife at the time. Sometimes characterized as a "mainstream" New Wave director, Chabrol remained prolific and popular throughout his half-century career. In 1978, he cast Isabelle Huppert as the lead in Violette Nozière. On the strength of that effort, the pair went on to others including the successful Madame Bovary and La Cérémonie.

Film critic John Russell Taylor has stated that "there are few directors whose films are more difficult to explain or evoke on paper, if only because so much of the overall effect turns on Chabrol's sheer hedonistic relish for the medium... Some of his films become private jokes, made to amuse himself." James Monaco has called Chabrol "the craftsman par excellence of the New Wave, his variations upon a theme give us an understanding of the explicitness and precision of the language of the film that we don't get from the more varied experiments in genre of Truffaut or Godard." Claude Henri Jean Chabrol was born on 24 June 1930 to Yves Chabrol and Madeleine Delarbre in Paris and grew up in Sardent, France, a village in the region of Creuse 400 km south of Paris. Chabrol said that he always thought of himself as a country person, never as a Parisian. Both Chabrol's father and grandfather had been pharmacists, Chabrol was expected to follow in the family business, but as a child, Chabrol was "seized by the demon of cinema" and ran a film club in a barn in Sardent between the ages of 12 and 14.

At this time, he developed his passion for the thriller genre, detective stories and other forms of popular fiction. After World War II, Chabrol moved to Paris to study pharmacology and literature at the Sorbonne, where he received a licencié en lettres; some biographies state that he studied law and political science at the École Libre des Sciences Politiques. While living in Paris Chabrol became involved with the postwar cine club culture and frequented Henri Langlois's Cinémathèque Française and the Ciné-Club du Quartier Latin, where he first met Éric Rohmer, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut and other future Cahiers du Cinéma journalists and French New Wave filmmakers. After graduating, Chabrol served his mandatory military service in the French Medical Corps, serving in Germany and reaching the rank of sergeant. Chabrol has claimed. After he was discharged from the army, he joined his friends as a staff writer for Cahiers du Cinéma, who were challenging then-contemporary French films and championing the concept of Auteur theory.

As a film critic, Chabrol advocated realism both morally and aesthetically, mise-en-scene, deep focus cinematography, which he wrote "brings the spectator in closer with the image" and encourages "both a more active mental attitude on the part of the spectator and a more positive contribution on his part to the action in progress." He wrote for Arts magazine during this period. Among Chabrol's most famous articles were "Little Themes", a study of genre films, "The Evolution of Detective Films". In 1955 Chabrol was employed as a publicity man at the French offices of 20th Century Fox, but was told that he was "the worst press officer they'd seen" and was replaced by Jean-Luc Godard, who they said was worse. In 1956 he helped finance Jacques Rivette's short film Le coup du berger, helped finance Rohmer's short Véronique et son cancre in 1958. Unlike all of his future New Wave contemporaries, Chabrol never made short film nor did he work as an assistant on other directors' work before making his feature film debut.

In 1957 Chabrol and Eric Rohmer co-wrote Hitchcock, a study of the films made by director Alfred Hitchcock through the film The Wrong Man. Chabrol had said that Rohmer deserves the majority of the credit for the book, while he worked on the sections pertaining to Hitchcock's early American films, Rebecca and Stage Fright. Chabrol had interviewed Hitchcock with François Truffaut in 1954 on the set of To Catch a Thief, where the two famously walked into a water tank after being starstruck by Hitchcock. Years when Chabrol and Truffaut had both become successful directors themselves, Hitchcock told Truffaut that he always thought of them when he saw "ice cubes in a glass of whiskey." The most prolific of the major New Wave directors, Chabrol averaged one film a year from 1958 until his death. His early films are categorized as part of the New Wave and have the experimental qualities associated with the movement. In the mid-sixties it was difficult for Chabrol to obtain financing for films so he made a series of commercial "potboilers" and spy spoofs, which none of the other New Wave filmmakers did.

Chabrol had married Agnès Goute in 1952 and in 1957 his wife inherited a large sum of money from relatives. In December of that year Chabrol used the mo

Victor Klee

Victor L. Klee, Jr. was a mathematician specialising in convex sets, functional analysis, analysis of algorithms and combinatorics. He spent his entire career at the University of Washington in Seattle. Born in San Francisco, Vic Klee earned his B. A. degree in 1945 with high honors from Pomona College, majoring in chemistry. He did his graduate studies, including a thesis on Convex Sets in Linear Spaces, received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Virginia in 1949. After teaching for several years at the University of Virginia, he moved in 1953 to the University of Washington in Seattle, where he was a faculty member for 54 years, he died in Ohio. Klee wrote more than 240 research papers, he proposed the art gallery theorem. Kleetopes are named after him, as is the Klee–Minty cube, which shows that the simplex algorithm for linear programming does not work in polynomial time in the worst–case scenario. Klee served as president of the Mathematical Association of America from 1971 to 1973.

In 1972 he won a Lester R. Ford Award. Grünbaum, Branko. "Remembering Vic Klee". MAA FOCUS. Washington, DC: Mathematical Association of America. 27: 20–22. ISSN 0731-2040. Retrieved 2009-05-22. Short biography, reminiscences of colleagues. Applied Geometry and Discrete Mathematics a volume dedicated to Klee on his 65th birthday. Brief obituary at the Mathematical Association of America AMS column: People Making a Difference Victor Klee at the Mathematics Genealogy Project MAA presidents: Victor LaRue Klee Shapes of the Future: Some unsolved problems in geometry. Two dimensions, Three dimensions

Ricardo Pessoa

Ricardo Jorge Rodrigues Pessoa is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a right back. He spent most of his 17-year professional career with Portimonense, but competed in the Primeira Liga with Vitória de Setúbal and Moreirense, he made a record 358 appearances in LigaPro. Born in Vendas Novas, Évora District, Pessoa started his professional career with Vitória de Setúbal, being sparingly used during his four-year spell with the Sado River club, he played 20 games as it returned to the Primeira Liga in 2004 after one year of absence, but only amassed ten appearances in that level in three seasons combined. In the summer of 2005, Pessoa returned to the second division and signed for Portimonense SC, being an undisputed starter from the beginnings and eventually gaining captaincy. In the 2009–10 campaign, he scored six goals– whilst featuring in all 30 league matches – as the Algarve team returned to the top flight after 20 years. Aged 35, Pessoa managed another promotion with his main club in 2017, contributing with four goals from 29 appearances.

On 25 May of that year, he renewed his contract until 2020. Pessoa retired at the end of the 2017–18 season, having contributed sparingly as Portimonense retained their league status due to injury. During his 12-year spell in Portimão, he played 426 matches across all competitions. Pessoa played once for Portugal at under-21 level, featuring the last 14 minutes of the 2–2 friendly draw against Norway held in Guarda. Vitória Setúbal Taça de Portugal: 2004–05Portimonense Segunda Liga: 2016–17 Ricardo Pessoa at ForaDeJogo