Franco (General Hospital)
Franco is a fictional character from the ABC Daytime drama General Hospital. James Franco originated the character in November 2009, after seeking out a soap opera role, he continued to portray the character in intermittent guest stints through January 2012. The character of Franco is a multi-media artist and serial killer who becomes fixated on Jason Morgan, a known hitman. Franco terrorizes family. Jason kills Franco in January 2012, after Franco rapes Jason's wife Sam; the character is mentioned after his alleged death, for a time it was believed that he was Jason's twin brother. In May 2013, Roger Howarth assumed the role. Franco's return brought about the revelation that his biological parents are Scott Baldwin and Heather Webber. James Franco's casting on General Hospital was met by mixed reviews. Franco used his time on the series to create a documentary, shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, turned a scene filming at MOCA into a live performance piece; the attention Franco garnered boosted publicity for the soap opera genre.
In 2009, James Franco sought out a soap opera role. Sharing the same agent as Steve Burton, who played Jason Morgan on General Hospital, he went to that series for his request. Franco signed on for a series of 20 episodes, he was credited as a special guest star, first appeared on November 19, 2009. His scenes aired through February 2010, he returned on June 2010 for a summer-long storyline. He next appeared on February 25 and February 28, 2011, bookending his co-hosting job of the 83rd Academy Awards. Franco returned for a longterm stint on September 20, 2011 that aired until January 13, 2012. James Franco recalled first approaching General Hospital to The New Yorker: "I wanted their full treatment, so all I said was that I wanted to be an artist and I wanted my character to be crazy." Franco's friend and colleague Carter, a conceptual artist who Franco was collaborating with on the film Maladies, had suggested that Franco take a soap opera role and play an artist. They would use the material in the film.
The General Hospital writing staff created the rest of the character, who they named "Franco, just Franco." Executive producer at the time Jill Farren Phelps stated, "He’s an unusual character and he has an unusual goal", promising his primary story arc would involve character Jason Morgan. The series promoted the character as "an artist whose canvas is murder". Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly compared the characters art installations to a rip off of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Franco is revealed to be a serial killer and a sociopath, whose vendetta against Jason that becomes an obsession. Michael Logan of TV Guide called Franco's fascination of Jason an "ongoing man-crush." James Franco explained to TV Guide: "Jason is a master assassin who's murdered a lot of people and gotten away with it, attractive to Franco. He likes that danger. There's an underlying sexiness to that.... Yes, there's a underlying sexiness to that connection."In May 2013, Roger Howarth returned to General Hospital as Franco recasting James Franco's original character.
Previous scenes were re-shot. This marks the first time the character of Franco is a full-time contract cast member, rather than a special guest character, or recurring. In November 2009, Franco witnesses the cover up of Michael Corinthos's accidental murder of his stepmother, sends reenactment photos to Michael's uncle Jason Morgan. Disguised as a homeless vagrant, he spray paints the phrase CO77X around Port Charles, he witnesses a shootout involving Jason and Joey Limbo, afterwards killing Limbo and repositioning the body in an odd figure. He goes to the opening of his art exhibit, he asks to meet Jason. Maxie Jones accompanies Franco to his apartment, where he blindfolds her, photographs her in a chalk outline, they sleep together. Franco invites Jason to his apartment and says he idolizes Jason's work in organized crime, calling it "art", he tells Jason that they are the same, is upset when Jason does not agree. Franco hits police officer Ronnie Dimestico with a car and tells him to give Jason the message "you choose".
Franco kidnaps his best friend Carly Corinthos Jacks. Jason saves Carly. Franco goes to find Maxie, kidnaps Lulu Spencer instead, he holds Sam captive above bomb timers on opposite sides of town. Jason races to Sam. Sam's bomb turns out to be fake, while Dante reaches Lulu just in time to save her before her bomb explodes. Franco leaves town sending a DVD to Carly's daughter Josslyn Jacks as a christening present; the video explains his past motivations and reminds Jason he plans to kill someone for every person Jason kills. In June, Jason kills Carter, who had abused Michael in prison, his last words are "Franco says hi." In July, Franco follows Jason home. Dante and Jason continue to investigate Franco, they track down his mother, played by James Franco's real-life mother Betsy Franco. The character has changed her name from Betsy Frank to Karen Anderson, denies that she has a son. Fra
El Franco is a municipality in the Autonomous Community of the Principality of Asturias. It is bordered on the north by the Cantabrian Sea, to the west by Tapia de Casariego, to the south by Castropol and Boal, to the east by Coaña. El Franco is part of the Comarca Eo Navia; the Porcia and Mazo Rivers pass through the municipality. Artifacts from Neolithic Age book an early settlement of the region. Still today rests of Hill forts, in Arancedo as well as in the neighbouring Coaña and Mohias are visible. In the 18th century the old gold mines which are in use until today were found near the embankment castle of Arancedo. During the Middle Ages El Franco was split in the dioceses by Lugo and Oviedo, the administrative capital was in this time, Castropol. In 1852 the administrative seat was laid to El Franco in the Parroquia La Caridad where it is still today. At the top of the employees lies the Livestock and Fishery; the milk industry is provided here still with the highest growth, after in the fishing the preventive measures of the EU started to reach.
The tourism industry and administrative companies form the second largest position of the employers and the tourism shows the biggest growth of the region. Smaller, commercial companies and production companies are found predominantly in the small industrial parks of the adjoining municipality. Arancedo La Braña La Caridad Lebredo Miudes Prendones Valdepares Villalmarzo La iglesia de Santa María, built on romanic Basementen finished in the 18th century El palacio de Miudes from the 16th century El palacio de Fonfría from the 16th century El palacio de Jardón La torre Valdepares 24. June - San Juan de Prendones in Valdepares. 16. July, el Carmen - in Miudes. 2. August, Santo Ángel in Viavélez from 8. September on: el día de los Remedios Federación Asturiana de Concejos Guía del Occidente. El Franco
The franc was the currency of Lucca, issued between 1805 and 1808. It was equivalent to the French franc, alongside which it circulated, was subdivided into 100 centesimi. In 1808, the French franc replaced local coins at par. See Luccan lira In 1805, silver 1 and 5 franc coins were introduced, followed by copper 3 and 5 centesimi in 1806
The Franks were a collection of Germanic peoples, whose name was first mentioned in 3rd century Roman sources, associated with tribes on the Lower and Middle Rhine, on the edge of the Roman Empire. The term was associated with Romanized Germanic dynasties within the collapsing Roman Empire, who commanded the whole region between the rivers Loire and Rhine, they imposed power over many other post-Roman kingdoms and Germanic peoples, still they were given recognition by the Catholic Church as successors to the old rulers of the Western Roman Empire. Although the Frankish name does not appear until the 3rd century, at least some of the original Frankish tribes had long been known to the Romans under their own names, both as allies providing soldiers and as enemies; the new name first appears when their allies were losing control of the Rhine region. The Franks were first reported as working together to raid Roman territory, but from the beginning these raids were associated with attacks upon them from outside their frontier area, by the Saxons, for example, with the desire of frontier tribes to move into Roman territory with which they had had centuries of close contact.
Frankish peoples inside Rome's frontier on the Rhine river were the Salian Franks who from their first appearance were permitted to live in Roman territory, the Ripuarian or Rhineland Franks who, after many attempts conquered the Roman frontier city of Cologne and took control of the left bank of the Rhine. In a period of factional conflict in the 450s and 460s, Childeric I, a Frank, was one of several military leaders commanding Roman forces with various ethnic affiliations in Roman Gaul. Childeric and his son Clovis I faced competition from the Roman Aegidius as competitor for the "kingship" of the Franks associated with the Roman Loire forces; this new type of kingship inspired by Alaric I, represents the start of the Merovingian dynasty, which succeeded in conquering most of Gaul in the 6th century, as well as establishing its leadership over all the Frankish kingdoms on the Rhine frontier. It was on the basis of this Merovingian empire that the resurgent Carolingians came to be seen as the new Emperors of Western Europe in 800.
In the Middle Ages, the term Frank came to be used as a synonym for Western European, as the Carolingian Franks were rulers of most of Western Europe, established a political order, the basis of the European ancien regime that only ended with the French revolution. Western Europeans shared their allegiance to the Roman Catholic church and worked as allies in the Crusades beyond Europe in the Levant, where they still referred to themselves and the Principalities they established as Frankish; this has had a lasting impact on names for Western Europeans in many languages. From the beginning the Frankish kingdoms were politically and divided between an eastern Frankish and Germanic part, the western part that the Merovingians had founded on Roman soil; the eastern Frankish kingdom came to be seen as the new "Holy Roman Empire", was from early times called "Germany". Within "Frankish" Western Europe itself, it was the original Merovingian or "Salian" Western Frankish kingdom, founded in Roman Gaul and speaking Romance languages, which has continued until today to be referred to as "France" - a name derived directly from the Franks.
The name Franci was not a tribal name, but within a few centuries it had eclipsed the names of the original peoples who constituted it. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the English adjective "frank" meaning "free". There have been proposals that Frank comes from the Germanic word for "javelin". Words in other Germanic languages meaning "fierce", "bold" or "insolent", may be significant. Eumenius addressed the Franks in the matter of the execution of Frankish prisoners in the circus at Trier by Constantine I in 306 and certain other measures: Latin: Ubi nunc est illa ferocia? Ubi semper infida mobilitas?. Latin: Feroces was used to describe the Franks. Contemporary definitions of Frankish ethnicity vary both by point of view. A formulary written by Marculf about 700 AD described a continuation of national identities within a mixed population when it stated that "all the peoples who dwell, Romans and those of other nations, live... according to their law and their custom."
Writing in 2009, Professor Christopher Wickham pointed out that "the word'Frankish' ceased to have an exclusive ethnic connotation. North of the River Loire everyone seems to have been considered a Frank by the mid-7th century at the latest. Apart from the more respected History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours, two more colourful early sources that describe the origin of the Franks are a 7th-century work known as the Chronicle of Fredegar and the anonymous Liber Historiae Francorum, written a century later; the author of the Chronicle of Fredegar claimed that the Franks came from Troy and quoted the works of Vergil and Hieronymous, the Franks are mentioned in those works, by Hieronymous. The chronicle describes Priam as a Frankish king whose people migrated to Macedonia after the fall of Troy. In Macedonia, the Franks divided; the Eur
Franco, ese hombre
Franco, ese hombre, translated into English as Franco, that man, is a 1964 documentary film by Spanish director José Luis Sáenz de Heredia. It follows the military and political career of the Spanish Head of State Francisco Franco until the 25th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, it uses diverse footage and interviews Franco's doctor in Morocco, Manuel Aznar Zubigaray, Franco himself. It is a commemorative documentary of the 25th anniversary of Franco's victory in the Spanish Civil War. Caudillo Franco, ese hombre on IMDb
Francis (given name)
Francis is a French and English given name of Latin origin. Francis is a name; the female version of the name in English is Frances, Francine. The name Frank is a common diminutive for Francis, Franny is for Frances. Francesco was the name given to Saint Francis of Assisi by his francophile father, celebrating his trade with French merchants. Due to the renown of the saint, this Italian name became widespread in Western Europe during the Middle Ages in different versions. However, it was not used in Britain until the 16th century as Francis; the name of France itself comes from the Germanic people known as the Franks. The characteristic national weapon of the Franks was a throwing axe. Related names are common in other Western European languages, in countries. Other non-European languages have adopted variants of the name; these names include: Arabic: فرانشيسكو, فرنسيس, فرانسيس Aragonese: Francho Armenian: Ֆրանծիսկոս Asturian: Xicu Albanian: Françesku Alemannic German: Franz Basque: Frantzisko, Patxi Belarusian: Francišak, Францішак Bulgarian: Франциск Breton: Franseza, Frañsez, Fañch, Fañchig, Saig Catalan: Francesc, Cesco, Xisco, Fran.
French: François, Francisque. Samogitian: Prancėškos Sardinian: Franchiscu, Frantziscu. Francis Bacon, Artist. Francis Baines, English Jesuit. Francis Martin Patrick "Frankie" Boyle, British stand-up comedian. Francis C. Heitmeier, American politician. Francis Ford Coppola, American film-director and screenwriter. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, American singer and producer. Francis E. Donoghue, member of Illinois State House of Representatives. Francis Drake (
France the French Republic, is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The metropolitan area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean, it is bordered by Belgium and Germany to the northeast and Italy to the east, Andorra and Spain to the south. The overseas territories include French Guiana in South America and several islands in the Atlantic and Indian oceans; the country's 18 integral regions span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres and a total population of 67.3 million. France, a sovereign state, is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris, the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre. Other major urban areas include Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Nice. During the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by a Celtic people. Rome annexed the area in 51 BC, holding it until the arrival of Germanic Franks in 476, who formed the Kingdom of Francia.
The Treaty of Verdun of 843 partitioned Francia into Middle Francia and West Francia. West Francia which became the Kingdom of France in 987 emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages following its victory in the Hundred Years' War. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a global colonial empire was established, which by the 20th century would become the second largest in the world; the 16th century was dominated by religious civil wars between Protestants. France became Europe's dominant cultural and military power in the 17th century under Louis XIV. In the late 18th century, the French Revolution overthrew the absolute monarchy, established one of modern history's earliest republics, saw the drafting of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which expresses the nation's ideals to this day. In the 19th century, Napoleon established the First French Empire, his subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a tumultuous succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870.
France was a major participant in World War I, from which it emerged victorious, was one of the Allies in World War II, but came under occupation by the Axis powers in 1940. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War; the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, remains today. Algeria and nearly all the other colonies became independent in the 1960s and retained close economic and military connections with France. France has long been a global centre of art and philosophy, it hosts the world's fourth-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the leading tourist destination, receiving around 83 million foreign visitors annually. France is a developed country with the world's sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP, tenth-largest by purchasing power parity. In terms of aggregate household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, human development.
France is considered a great power in global affairs, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a leading member state of the European Union and the Eurozone, a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, La Francophonie. Applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name "France" comes from the Latin "Francia", or "country of the Franks". Modern France is still named today "Francia" in Italian and Spanish, "Frankreich" in German and "Frankrijk" in Dutch, all of which have more or less the same historical meaning. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Frank. Following the precedents of Edward Gibbon and Jacob Grimm, the name of the Franks has been linked with the word frank in English, it has been suggested that the meaning of "free" was adopted because, after the conquest of Gaul, only Franks were free of taxation.
Another theory is that it is derived from the Proto-Germanic word frankon, which translates as javelin or lance as the throwing axe of the Franks was known as a francisca. However, it has been determined that these weapons were named because of their use by the Franks, not the other way around; the oldest traces of human life in what is now France date from 1.8 million years ago. Over the ensuing millennia, Humans were confronted by a harsh and variable climate, marked by several glacial eras. Early hominids led a nomadic hunter-gatherer life. France has a large number of decorated caves from the upper Palaeolithic era, including one of the most famous and best preserved, Lascaux. At the end of the last glacial period, the climate became milder. After strong demographic and agricultural development between the 4th and 3rd millennia, metallurgy appeared at the end of the 3rd millennium working gold and bronze, iron. France has numerous megalithic sites from the Neolithic period, including the exceptiona