Dead Man Walking (film)

Dead Man Walking is a 1995 American crime drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name. Sister Helen Prejean establishes a special relationship with Matthew Poncelet, a character based on convicted murderers Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie, he is a prisoner on death row in Louisiana, she visits him as his spiritual adviser after having corresponded with him. Matthew Poncelet has been in prison for six years, awaiting execution after being convicted and sentenced to death for killing a teenage couple. Poncelet, held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, committed the crimes with a man named Carl Vitello, sentenced to life imprisonment; as the day of his execution comes closer, Poncelet asks Sister Helen, with whom he has corresponded, to help him with a final appeal. She decides to visit him, he is arrogant and racist, not pretending to feel remorse. He affirms his innocence.

Convincing an experienced attorney to take on Poncelet's case pro bono, Sister Helen tries to have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment. After many visits, she establishes a relationship with him. At the same time, she gets to know Poncelet's mother and the families of the two victims; the families do not understand Sister Helen's efforts to help Poncelet, claiming she is "taking his side." Instead they desire "absolute justice"—his life for the lives of their children. Sister Helen's application for a pardon is declined. Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual adviser through his execution, she agrees. Sister Helen tells Poncelet that his redemption is possible only if he takes responsibility for what he did. Just before he is taken from his cell, Poncelet tearfully admits to Sister Helen that he killed the boy and raped the girl; as he is prepared for execution, he appeals to the boy's father for forgiveness and tells the girl's parents he hopes his death brings them peace. Poncelet is executed by lethal injection and given a proper burial.

The murdered boy's father attends the funeral ceremony still filled with hate, but shortly after begins to pray with Sister Helen. The film was well received by critics. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 95% positive rating based on reviews from 59 critics, with an average rating of 8.2/10. The site's consensus states: "A powerful, thought-provoking film that covers different angles of its topic without resorting to preaching, Dead Man Walking will cause the viewer to reflect regardless of their political viewpoint." Metacritic gives it a rating of 80/100 based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "Generally favorable reviews."Hal Hinson of The Washington Post commented: "What this intelligent, devastating movie puts before us is nothing less than a contest between good and evil." Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times described the acting: "For this kind of straight-ahead movie to work, the acting must be strong without a breath of theatricality, in Penn and Sarandon, Dead Man Walking has performers capable of making that happen."

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four stars, his highest rating, called it "absorbing, technically superb and worth talking about for a long time afterward." At the 68th Academy Awards, Dead Man Walking was nominated in four different categories: Susan Sarandon won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role, Sean Penn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, Tim Robbins was nominated for Best Director and its main track "Dead Man Walkin'" by Bruce Springsteen was nominated for Best Original Song. At the Golden Globes and Penn received nominations for their acting while Robbins received one for best screenplay. At the 46th Berlin International Film Festival, Penn won the Silver Bear for Best Actor. Robbins dedicated the movie to his paternal grandparents, Lee Robbins and Thelma Bledsoe, in gratitude for his college tuition; the real-life Sister Helen Prejean can be seen in the candlelight vigil scene outside the prison protesting the death penalty with the rest of the cast.

Dead Man Walking debuted on December 1995, in the United States. With a budget of $11 million, the film grossed $39,387,284 domestically and $43,701,011 internationally, for a total of $83,088,295 worldwide. In 2002, Tim Robbins, who adapted the book for the film wrote a stage version of Dead Man Walking, it has been adapted as an opera by the same name, premiering in San Francisco. Yvonne Koslovsky-Golan, author of The Death Penalty in American Cinema: Criminality and Retribution in Hollywood Film, stated that though public debate on the death penalty increased for a period after the release of Dead Man Walking, the film did not result in "real political or legal change" but that it did encourage additional academic study on the death penalty. Dead Man Walking on IMDb Dead Man Walking at Box Office Mojo Dead Man Walking at Rotten Tomatoes Dead Man Walking at Metacritic Dead Man Walking at the Arts & Faith Top100 Spiritually Significant Films list Dead Man Walking

Shinnosuke Tachibana

Shinnosuke Tachibana is a Japanese voice actor and narrator. He is married to voice actress Ao Takahashi. Graduated from Aojijuku Tokyo School 18th term. In 2003, he made his voice acting debut as Kyuu in the television anime E's Otherwise, he was affiliated with Production Baobab until May 2011. He joined Axlone since June of the same year. On January 5, 2017, a blog reported. On March 31, 2018, he left Axlone, in April of that same year, he is affiliated with BLACK SHIP, an agency founded by the voice actor Jun Fukuyama. 2003Da Capo, student D. N. Angel, classmate E's Otherwise, Kyuu2004Akane Maniax, Male student Futakoi, Man Keroro Gunso, Curious onlooker Midori Days, Customer. Pokémon: Black & White: Rival Destinies, Yuto Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi, Chiaki Yoshino Stardust wink, So Nagase Nyanpire, Vampire2012Bakuman. 3, Toru Nanamine Ginga e Kickoff!!, Ryuuji Furuya Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Gren Raize Tight Rope, Naoki Satoya Kamisama Hajimemashita, Tomoe Zero no Tsukaima, Vittorio Serevare 2013Gundam Build Fighters, Nils Nielsen Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist, Beelzebub My Mental Choices are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy, God2014Haikyuu!!, Morisuke Yaku Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus, Prince Soma Asman Kadar Mekakucity Actors, Shuuya Kano Majin Bone, Luke The Pilot's Love Song, Benjamin Sharif Tokyo Ghoul, Seidō Takizawa Gundam Build Fighters Try, Nils Nielsen2015Kamisama Kiss◎, Tomoe Go!

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Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park

Newcastle Island is a provincial park located on a small island off the coast of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Newcastle Island has had quite a journey from a seasonal fishing site for the Coast Salish to the beautiful marine park it is today; each year the Natives would pick up their houses and move on, leading the Spanish and Hudson's Bay Company explorers to believe the island was uninhabited. The herring that attracted the Coast Salish were an industry of their own. Several Oriental herring salteries and fisheries were built on the Northwestern coast of the island. A migrating Snuneymuxw pointed out the existence of coal on the island, which produced the industry that would provide work for Nanaimoites for years to come. During the mining for coal, the island's sandstone was found to be exceptional and was sought after for years by different cities, different countries. Many different companies from all over fought for leases to cut the Newcastle Island stone. Wanting the durable stone was an industry different from architecture.

It was pulp-stones that were needed up and down the coast to grind up tree fibres into pulp for papermaking and Newcastle sandstone proved to be one of the best. With all those different uses of the land, the Canadian Pacific Railway saw the beauty within and bought the island to create their own little island resort, it was sold, after a decrease in popularity, to the City of Nanaimo who got so far into debt that they sold it to the BC Government, who turned it into a marine park. After years of success as a marine park, we get the picturesque island that we enjoy today; the HBC, aware of the importance of coal discovered in this area, named this island for Newcastle upon Tyne an area of coal production. The two Native villages located on Newcastle Island were called Clotsun; the Snuneymuxw, the Nanaimo branch of the Coast Salish linguistic group, inhabited both. Saysetsen, located on the east side of the island facing nearby Protection Island near Midden Bay, had easy access to the herring that spawned in The Gap during late winter and early spring.

To catch the herring, the Snuneymuxw would use a hardwood stick inlaid with sharp whalebone teeth along one side of the stick. By striking this device into the water, they were able to catch ten to twelve fish per try filling their canoes; the people of Saysetsen would live on Newcastle from January to April in order to catch the spawning herring before moving on to Gabriola Island where they would stay until early August. They would traverse the Strait of Georgia to the mouth of the Fraser River, they would stay there until the end of August to catch the sockeye and humpback salmon before continuing back to Vancouver Island for the chum salmon run. They would be back on Newcastle Island by January. Not much is known about the other village, except that its name means Protector; the burial rites of the Snuneymuxw involved the deceased being placed in trees, contrary to popular belief that there were burial chests in the Newcastle caves from this time period. If there were burials in the caves, they are believed to be from the members of other tribes employed in Nanaimo or on Newcastle Island to mine coal.

The island is named after the famous mining town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England when coal was discovered in 1849. Coal was an important commodity in the mid-19th century; the British needed a colony on the west coast of North America to provide good quality coal for their steamships. After a failed mining attempt in Fort Rupert in 1830, Newcastle Island and Nanaimo became honeycombed with mining tunnels. Nanaimo's existence could not have happened without the Native chief Che-wech-i-kan. One day in December 1849, while in Fort Victoria getting his gun repaired, Che-wech-i-kan saw the blacksmith using coal in his fire, he told the blacksmith. This information was passed on to Joseph McKay, a company clerk, who investigated the matter. In exchange for a bottle of rum and to have his gun repaired for free, McKay asked Che-wech-i-kan to bring proof of his claim. After months without seeing Che-wech-i-kan again, McKay and Governor James Douglas gave up on him. In April 1850 fifteen months after his initial appearance in this blacksmith's shop, Che-wech-i-kan returned with a canoe full of coal.

This coal proved to be superior to the coal being mined at the current site at Fort Rupert. Although Newcastle Island coal was better than that found at Fort Rupert, it was another two years before any coal was mined there in hopes that Fort Rupert's mines would be sufficient. In 1852, a mine was sunk on Newcastle Island and 50 tons of coal was collected in one day. In honour of Che-wech-i-kan's discovery, he earned the name Coal Tyee, meaning Great Coal Chief and McKay Point was named for Joseph McKay because of all the work he did for the island; the two mines on Newcastle Island were called the Newcastle mines. The Newcastle Mine was along the Newcastle seam; the Fitzwilliam Mine was located along the Douglas seam. Both seams ran across the island and over to Nanaimo or to the nearby islands, like Protection Island. In the month of September 1852 alone, 480 barrels of coal collected from surface seams were shipped from Newcastle Island to Victoria to make a yearly total of 200 tons. At the beginning, native Snuneymuxw and the miners from Fort Rupert worked the mines but by 1854, miners were coming from England.

Miners would work in 14-day shifts. In 1862, the Hudson's Bay Company sold their coalfields, including Newcastle Island, to the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company right before a serie