Flashback (1969 film)
Flashback is a 1969 Italian drama film directed by Raffaele Andreassi. The film received many awards, it was nominated for the Golden Palm. At the festival the film received standing ovations. Heinz Prulier is a German soldier stationed as a sniper overlooking his own army from a tree; when he falls asleep, his troops are gone and he is left alone to defend the incoming enemy invasion. Flashbacks recall his wartime experiences and his transition from a human being into a sadistic murderer and rapist, he encounters a prostitute and a giggling girl in this violent feature that reveals the deterioration of human values in the face of the grim realities of war. Fred Robsahm Pilar Castel Dada Gallotti Sandra Dal Sasso Gianni Cavina Antonietta Fiorito Pietro Bonfiglioli Gabriele Fornacioni Vittorio Gobbi Golden Globe's Foreign Press Grolla Silver premium Award of Tourism and Entertainment Silverstar Festival San Francisco Golden Palm Flashback on IMDb
The Original Rude Girl
The Original Rude Girl is the second studio album by Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist Ivy Queen released on December 15, 1998 by Sony Discos. It is the follow up studio album to Queen's debut effort En Mi Imperio released in 1997; the album includes Queen's debut single "In The Zone" featuring Wyclef Jean, which helped to increase the album and Queen's exposure to American audiences. After the success of her debut studio album En Mi Imperio, which as of February 2004 has sold over 80,000 copies, Ivy Queen was signed to the Sony label and began recording material for her second album. However, due to her inexperience in the music business Queen did not receive any profits from the sales of En Mi Imperio. In 1998, while Wyclef Jean was touring Puerto Rico, Ivy Queen attended one of his concerts. Wyclef sent an invitation for fans to come up on stage if they thought they could "flow". With encouragement from her friends, Queen stepped on stage an amazed Jean enough that they met again in New York to record a song.
Following the lawsuit filed against DJ Negro, producer of En Mi Imperio, Sony Discos decided to produce and develop music directly for Queen, as they were unhappy with the work produced by Negro. The album was released on December 15, 1998. Ivy Queen embarked on a tour shortly after throughout the United States; the lead single, "In The Zone" was released February 9, 1999. An accompanying music video was shot and released, it was produced by George Barnes. A second music video was directed by Gabriel Goldberg. A remix version was recorded and included on the album featuring extra verses from both Queen and Jean. A second single, "Ritmo Latino" featuring Victor Vargas and WepaMan was released in 1999; the album was reissued by Sony Discos on August 25, 1999 with an alternate remix of "In The Zone" as the closing track. In August 1998, she performed at Disney Beach Club Resort along with other artists from the Sony Discos label over the course of three days, she appeared at the 1999 Latin Alternative Music Conference before she became famous and was questioned as to why she was there.
The founder, Thomas Cookman responded in her defense with "because she's valid". The album is a bilingual set featuring music from the Hip-Hop genre, a departure from the musical styles of reggaeton featured on her debut effort. "In The Zone" was written by Ivy Queen, Wyclef Jean, Omar Navarro, known artistically as Gran Omar. Gran Omar was Queen's then-husband at the time; the song is a hip-hop track, like much of the album. Queen's verses and chorus are sung in Spanish, Jean's verses are sung in English. While the album itself was not successful commercially, "In The Zone" managed to chart at number 38 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40. David Jeffries of Allmusic gave the album a 4.5 out of 5 stars providing no review while listing the album as an "Allmusic Pick". The Spanish magazine Remezcla listed the album as one of the most influential Latin music albums released in 1998. According to Patricia Meschino of the Miami New Times the song was a solid collaboration with Jean which introduced her to a new audience.
Standard Edition: Adapted from AllMusic
Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era is Timothy Leary's autobiography, published in 1983. It was reprinted in 1990 and 1997; the new edition has a foreword by William S. Burroughs, a new afterword by Leary. A double cassette album which contains Leary reading selections of Flashbacks was published under the same name in 1989 by Dove Books on Tape, Inc. Flashbacks was published by Inc.. Los Angeles, on May 1, 1983, it was reprinted in 1990 by Tarcher, reprinted by Tarcher again in 1997. Andrew Weil described the book as having,'...solid information about the psychedelic revolution of the Sixties' while Rick Strassman said he used the book,'...to avoid repeating Leary’s mistakes in his own research'.“I hid from the press," Strassman said, "kept religion and spirituality out of my writings while I was doing research, avoided studying undergraduates, studied no more than one student per department if I did use students as volunteers… and made certain my data were more important than anything else”.
John Higgs suggests that Flashbacks contains,'...embellishments, point scoring and omissions'. He suggests however, that'despite its flaws, there is still much about the book to praise'. Leary's biographer Robert Greenfield writes that much of what Leary "reported as fact in Flashbacks is pure fantasy"
Flashback (Don Friedman album)
Flashback is the third album by pianist Don Friedman, recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label. Allmusic awarded the album 4 stars with its review by Scott Yanow stating, "The pianist shows that he was developing an original voice and was familiar with the avant-garde of the period... A fine, well-rounded set from the underrated pianist". All compositions by Don Friedman except as indicated "Alone Together" - 4:38 "Ballade in C-Sharp Minor" - 6:25 "Wait'Til You See Her" - 4:18 "News Blues" - 4:59 "Ochre" - 7:45 "How Deep Is the Ocean?" - 5:49 "Flashback" - 6:56 Don Friedman - piano Dick Kniss - bass Dick Berk - drums
The Land of Rape and Honey
The Land of Rape and Honey is the third studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on October 11, 1988 by Sire Records. The album marked a departure from the band's previous two synthpop and EBM records, expanding on several elements introduced in their preceding album Twitch; the less-commercial, industrial-laced collection of tracks incorporates elements of heavy metal such as fast electric guitar riffs, although only the album's first three songs use guitars extensively. This was the first Ministry album to include bassist Paul Barker, who would remain a member until his departure in 2004, it marked a shift in vocal cadence, as Al Jourgensen's faux British accent present since With Sympathy was dropped, though it remains on the first track. The resulting sound is cited as a pioneering work in the industrial metal genre, is considered by Jourgensen as ostensibly the "first true" Ministry album, though he would experiment with this sound prior to its release under different names, such as 1000 Homo DJs.
The album title comes from the slogan of Tisdale, whose motto at that time was "The Land of Rape and Honey", the local economy being based on the agricultural products rapeseed and honey. The band chose the name after seeing the slogan on a souvenir mug; the album was certified gold by the RIAA in January 1996, but was out of print for a few years in the early 2000s until it was re-issued by Wounded Bird Records in 2007. In 2016, Al Jourgensen cited The Land of Honey as his favorite Ministry album, he added that he was inspired to create "word cut-ups" from the works of Allen Toussaint and William S. Burroughs. Bands like Fear Factory, Linkin Park and Nine Inch Nails have cited this album as a major influence; the album cover is an electronically processed image of a burned corpse in the Leipzig-Thekla subcamp of Buchenwald. Jourgensen took a photograph while watching a Holocaust documentary on television and distorted the image himself. According to Jourgensen, it was rejected by the record label, but they changed their mind after Jourgensen cut off the head of a roadkilled deer, put it in his truck, drove from Austin to Los Angeles, went into the Sire Records building, threw the head on the desk of the head of the art department and said, "Here's your new fucking cover."
The track "Stigmata" is featured in Richard Stanley's 1990 science fiction thriller Hardware, although the band shown performing the track is Gwar. In his autobiography, Jourgensen said that "Stigmata" is his least favorite song in the Ministry catalogue for its simplistic songwriting; the song does not have any actual guitars on it. He wrote "Stigmata" at the last minute after realizing. "Stigmata" is featured on the soundtrack of the film Atomic Blonde, with this version of the track being covered by Marilyn Manson. All tracks written by Al Jourgensen except. Tracks 6 and 9 were bonus tracks on the CD release of the album. "Golden Dawn" "You are being found guilty of commerce with the devil," "State your confession," "Confess! Confess!" "The Anti-Christ" - The Devils - Aleister Crowley, from his "Call of the First Aethyr" - Israel Regardie, quoting the English translation of the First Enochian Key. "Hizbollah" "Kad Ataka" - Fairuz "You Know What You Are?" "You know what you are" - closing dialog by Tuco from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - A Fistful of Dollars "Die, Motherfucker!"
- Aliens "C'mon, motherfuckers!" "Dance, motherfucker!" - Platoon "Flashback" "Now hold up, man!" "Do it," "Everybody's got to die sometime," "I'm hurtin' real bad inside" - Platoon "Abortive" "T minus 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4. "And the shuttle has cleared the tower." - NASA Ministry have performed track 6, "Hizbollah" from at least 1984 prior to recording and releasing it on this album. Al Jourgensen – vocals, programming, engineer Paul Barker – bass, programming, engineer William Rieflin – drums, keyboards, background vocals Chris Connelly – background vocals Eddie Echo – production Steve Spapperi – engineer Julian Herzfeld – engineer Keith "Fluffy" Auerbach – engineer "Dog" – album cover "Ill" – album cover Brian Shanley – album cover Jourgensen, Al & Wiederhorn, Jon. Ministry: The Lost Gospels According To Al Jourgensen. Boston, MA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306822186 – via the Internet Archive
Flashback (2013 video game)
Flashback is a science fiction platform video game remake of the original 1992 Flashback. The game was developed by the original game designer, Paul Cuisset, with his studio, VectorCell, published by Ubisoft; the game was released on August 2013 on Xbox Live Arcade. The aiming system is now 360 degrees; the game's difficulty was decreased. The game begins with the protagonist, his vehicle got damaged and crashes in a jungle of Titan. He wakes up after a while, finds a gun and retrieves a holocube on, his own hologram tells he is Conrad B. Hart, he has to go find Ian in New Washington, telling he's not safe. After a little journey in the jungle, he meets Bolton, asks to find his teleporter for medical assistance. After retrieving the teleporter, he teleports. After venturing for a while, Conrad meets Joe, he tells that New Washington is down the hole behind him, but an Anti-Gravity Belt is needed. To have it, he asks for several Grenada fruits. After swapping what they both want, Conrad jumps into the hole and activates the belt to safely arrive in New Washington.
Near Ian's place, he overhears a Cyborg interrogating him about a neurophage. After saving him, he gives a part of his memory back and gives a force field to protect him from bullets. Conrad checks his GBI Virtual Reality with a virtual professor, who mocks him and tells him his own cryptic location, he finds a Memory Flash at the place, to find out about a deal with aliens in disguise in Death Tower. Conrad asks Joe a new identity for the Death Tower TV show. Joe tells the cost is 1500 credits, points out the Administration Center to get a Work Permit for a salary, he uses Bolton's ID card to get a Work Permit. After doing his first job, he gets another Memory Flash, about a meeting between him and the real professor, telling him the Earth is being invaded by aliens nicknamed Morphs, he talks about a neurophage that he made to destroy them all. As he performs other jobs, he finds other pieces of his memory back as well as instructions to find the neurophage and its activator. With all the salary he got from performing jobs, he buys what he wanted from Joe, enters the Death Tower TV show as Jay Carpenter.
After winning the show and getting a ticket to Earth, Conrad talks to the announcer about finishing up the deal. The disguised morph reveals they have the new senator and Sonia, Conrad's girlfriend, awaits them to be absorbed by The Mind. After killing the announcer, he uses the ticket to Earth to save the planet, he is arrested in Earth's spaceport by corrupted cyborg cops, but manages to get out. He meets Ian again, who says that erasing his own memory to fool them didn't work, reminding him that he gave his first flashback, reveals that he's a Morph, the Morphs' goal: To perfect humanity as being a powerful entity, he gives to Conrad his painful last Flashback: showing that he had a risky plan to go to the Morphs' homeworld. He drives a jetbike, asks Bolton where is the senator, talks about the Paradise Club; when he goes there, he witnesses a meeting between the senator and the Morphs, who absorbed him, talks about the Earth's colonisation. The vent where he stands for is imprisoned by them.
He manages to escape and meets Ian once more, kills him. He finds a teleporter. After being teleported, he frees the professor from his prison, tells Conrad to get rid of an auxiliary brain so he can save Sonia. After that, he tells him to destroy The Mind, use the neurophage in the planet's core; as he meets The Mind, it tries to persuade Conrad into being absorbed by him, only to get mocked at, says he prefers being himself. After destroying it, Conrad releases the neurophage; as he tells Sonia that he's sorry, the professor tells Conrad to run as there is a spacecraft not far away. Conrad manages to leave the Morph Planet alive, he tries to find. Unhappy, as he goes to his room, his holocube shows a hologram of Conrad congratulating him. Conrad enters into suspended animation as the spacecraft goes; the credits shows the cutscenes, including one. The post-credits cutscene is a discussion between some of the characters, with Sonia feeling that Conrad is still alive. VectorCell approached Ubisoft about remaking the original 1992 Flashback due to fan interest.
Ubisoft's Guillaume Da Costa Vieira said that the company's employees were fans of the game and "jumped at the opportunity". They sought to recreate the game's "original spirit" while attempting to improve the game. Paul Cuisset, the original Flashback team lead, directed the remake. Five members from the original Delphine Software Flashback team joined him. Paul Cuisset had acquired the license for the game and was waiting for the right time to start the project; the game was first unveiled 10 April 2013 in Germany. The development team considered the remake an expansion of the original. Improvements include features from both player feedback and improved technologies since 1992, e.g. a new skill system that trades points for skill improvements and character customization. The story has been expanded and the graphics updated; the new graphics put the game in 2.5D from the original rotoscoped 2D. The story adds new dialogue, plot twists, voice acting. Flashback received mixed to negative reviews from critics.
Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the Xbox 360 version 51.67% and 50/100 and the PlayStation 3 version 40.00%. Flashback at MobyGames
Flashback (Electric Light Orchestra album)
Flashback is the second box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra, released in November 2000 in the US and the following month in the UK. In 2000, Jeff Lynne found a new impetus to work on the music of his old band and returned to the recording studio to work on an ELO project for the first time in some 15 years just prior to the comeback album Zoom in 2001; this work resulted in a digitally remastered compilation released in late 2000. Unlike its predecessors, this project, was approved and endorsed by Lynne; the set includes songs featured from all 11 studio albums up to that point, including an edit of "Great Balls of Fire" from their live album The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach, plus some new recordings amongst the band's extensive back catalog, most notably a reworking of Lynne's only UK number one hit "Xanadu". The album includes liner notes by David Wild with quotes on each song from Lynne and a booklet inside. All tracks written except where noted. Tracks marked co-produced by Roy Wood.
Jeff Lynne – Vocals, keyboards, producer Roy Wood – Vocals, cello, wind instruments, producer Bev Bevan – Drums, percussion Richard Tandy – Keyboards, bass Michael d'Albuquerque – Bass Kelly Groucutt – Bass, vocals Bill Hunt – French horn Steve Woolam – Violin Wilfred Gibson – Violin Mik Kaminski – Violin Mike Edwards – Cello Colin Walker – Cello Hugh McDowell – Cello Melvyn Gale – Cello Marc Bolan – Guitar on "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" Marc Mann – Keyboards, mastering assistant Al Quaglieri – Producer Jeff Magid – Producer Ryan Ulyate – Engineer, mastering assistant David Wild - Liner notes Afterglow