G. I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft; the film tells the fictional story of the first woman to undergo training in U. S. Navy Special Warfare Group; the film was produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions, Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures. It opened to mixed reviews, with Moore's performance receiving criticism and winning her the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. In her 2019 memoir, Inside Out, Moore called the film her proudest professional achievement. A Senate Armed Services Committee interviews a candidate for the position of Secretary of the Navy. Senator Lillian DeHaven from Texas criticizes the Navy for not being gender-neutral. Behind the curtains, a deal is struck: If women compare favorably with men in a series of test cases, the military will integrate women into all occupations of the Navy; the first test is the training course of the U. S. Navy Combined Reconnaissance Team.
Senator DeHaven selects topographical analyst Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, because she is physically more feminine than the other candidates. To make the grade, O'Neil must survive a grueling selection program in which sixty percent of candidates wash out, most before the fourth week, with the third week being intensive; the enigmatic Command Master Chief John James Urgayle runs the training program that involves 20-hour days of tasks designed to wear down recruits' physical and mental strength, including pushing giant ship fenders up beach dunes, working through obstacle courses, hauling landing rafts. Given a thirty-second time allowance in an obstacle course, O'Neil demands to be held to the same standards as the male trainees; the master chief observes O'Neil helping the other candidates by allowing them to climb on her back to make it over the wall obstacle course. Eight weeks into the program, during SERE training, the Master Chief ties her to a chair with her hands behind her back, grabs hold of her and slams her through the door picking her up off the floor he dunks her head in ice cold water in front of the other crew members.
O'Neil retaliates, is successful in causing him some injury, despite her immobilized arms. In so doing, she acquires respect from him, as well as from the other trainees. Navy leaders, confident that a woman would drop out, become concerned; the media learn of O'Neil's involvement, she becomes a sensation known as "G. I. Jane." Soon, she must contend with trumped up charges that she is a lesbian, is fraternizing with women. O'Neil is told that she will be given a desk job during the investigation and, if cleared, will need to repeat her training, she decides to "ring out" rather than accept a desk job. It is revealed that the photo evidence of O'Neil's alleged fraternization came from Senator DeHaven's office. DeHaven never intended for O'Neil to succeed. O'Neil threatens to expose DeHaven, who has the charges voided and O'Neil restored to the program; the final phase of training, an operational readiness exercise, is interrupted by an emergency that requires the CRT trainees' support. The situation involves a reconnaissance satellite powered by weapons-grade plutonium that fell into the Libyan desert.
A team of U. S. Army Rangers is dispatched to retrieve the plutonium, but their evacuation plan fails, the trainees are sent to assist the Rangers; the Master Chief's shooting of a Libyan soldier to protect O'Neil leads to a confrontation with a Libyan patrol. During the mission, O'Neil, using her experience as a topographical analyst, realizes that when she sees the team's map that the Master Chief is not going to use the route the others believe he will in regrouping with the others, she displays a definitive ability in leadership and strategy while rescuing the injured Master Chief, whom she and McCool pull out of an explosives-laden "kill zone." With helicopter gunships delivering the final assault to the defenders, the rescue mission is a success. Upon their return, all those who participated in the mission are accepted to the CRT. Urgayle gives O'Neil his Navy Cross and a book of poetry containing a short poem, "Self-pity", by D. H. Lawrence, as acknowledgment of her accomplishment and in gratitude for rescuing him.
G. I. Jane received mixed reviews from critics, it holds a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 34 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. Demi Moore won the Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her performance in the film. Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Worst Fake Accent at the 1997 Stinkers Bad Movie Awards but lost to Jon Voight for Anaconda and Most Wanted. G. I. Jane opened at number one, grossing $11 million its opening weekend, playing at a total of 1,945 theaters. In its second weekend, the film stayed at number one, grossing $10.1 million. In the end the film played in a widest release of 2,043 theaters and grossed $48,169,156 domestically, falling short of its $50,000,000 budget. G. I. Jane was released on DVD on April 22, 1998; the only extra feature was a theatrical trailer. It was released on Blu-ray on April 3, 2007 with no extra features aside from trailers for other movies; the film was released on LaserDisc. The film grossed $22,122,300 in rentals. List of films featuring the United States Navy SEALs United States Navy SEAL selection and training#Women G.
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"Keep yor feet still! Geordey, hinny" is a famous Geordie comic song written in the 19th century by Joe Wilson, in a style deriving from music hall. Though the words were by Wilson, it is to be sung to the existing tune of "Nelly Gray" At the time, many working men in the building and civil engineering trades, worked away from home; these were the navvies who built the railways and canals. They arranged for "digs" wherever the work was, in most cases, because of the costs and savings available, they slept two or more to a bed; this song features two such Geordies. One, Bob Johnson, is unhappy with his mate Geordie for waking him up when in the middle of a dream about an elusive young maiden from back home, of whom he has high hopes, his dreams are disrupted at the end of each verse by the fidgeting “Geordie”. Joe Wilson was the most prolific of the Geordie songwriters of the time. Many of his works were published in his book of Drolleries; this version is as follows: Owen Brannigan (1908-1973 was one of England's most popular bass singers in his day.
His EP entitled Folk Songs From Northumbria included the song with 6 other titles Cushie Butterfield & Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinnie, performed by Geordie Wilson at The Tranzac on YouTube Geordie dialect words
Polly Perkins is a British actress and writer. Perkins rose to fame in the 1960s as a popstar, going on to appear in theatre and cabaret throughout the UK, she is known for playing Rose Cotton, the half-sister of Dot Branning, in the BBC soap opera EastEnders between 2011 and 2012. Perkins was born Gillian Nessie Arnold to theatrical parents Dickie and Mitzi, who both had a successful career performing a cabaret/vaudeville act, her step mother Dottie Arnold was a successful variety performer. Perkins has singer songwriter Tim Arnold and film producer/director Toby Tobias. In 1985, Perkins moved to Spain. Perkins started her career performing at the Windmill Theatre in Soho, when still in her teens, she first appeared nude aged 15. During the 60's, Perkins was a teen pop star, a BBC thespian and the first compere of the cult TV show Ready Steady Go!. She starred in stage musicals as diverse as Salad Days and Let My People Come, appeared in episodes of Minder, The Sweeney, Rules of Justice and Nanny.
Perkins was the leading lady in many West End cabaret clubs including The Latin Quarter, Blue Angel, The Celebrite, The Gaslight, The Directors Lodge, The Gargoyle, The Piano Bar and Madame Jojo's. She became a much-loved figure in Soho clubs for her smoky rendition of Edith Piaf's Je Ne Regrette Rien, she ran and performed in her own club "Polly's Candlelight" in Mayfair throughout 1977/78. Perkins was cast as Trish Valentine, a washed-up nightclub singer, in the BBC soap opera Eldorado in the mid-90s. In 2011, she returned to the stage in the debut performance of songs from her son's new musical Secrets of Soho at The Phoenix Artist Club. In the movie Metropolitan by Whit Stillman there is a mentioned character named Polly Perkins although an appearance is never made. In May 2011, it was announced by that Perkins would be joining the cast of BBC soap opera EastEnders as Rose, the estranged half-sister of Dot Branning. Speaking of her casting, Perkins said "I am thrilled to be joining the cast of EastEnders, the show is a real British institution with an extraordinary creative team.
I'm looking forward to working with June again, who I have been friends with for over 30 years." BBC Sunday Night Play-She's A Free Country The Colony Menace The Sweeney Flickers Rules of Justice Nanny Play For Today-Wayne And Albert Eldorado EastEnders Salad Days Let My People Come Blood Brothers Take It or Leave It The Mumbo Jumbo Pop Lore According to the Academy Liberated Woman Polly I Reckon You Sweet As Honey Young Lover I Went By Your House Today Munching The Candy Coochie Coo Songs for the Liberated Woman Far Too Dainty Polly Perkins on IMDb
Gustav Schröder was a German sea captain, who in 1939 attempted to save 937 German Jews, who were passengers on his ship, MS St. Louis, from the Nazis. Schröder began his sea-going career in 1902 at the age of 16, aboard the training ship Großherzogin Elisabeth. After completing his training, he served first on sailing ships, was an able seaman on SS Deutschland of the Hamburg America Line, at the time one of the fastest ships in the world and holder of the Blue Riband. Schröder reached the position of Captain after 24 years of service. In 1913, he was posted at Calcutta, but was interned there as an enemy alien throughout World War I, he began studying languages as a hobby and became fluent in seven. When Schröder returned to Germany in 1919, he found himself without a job, due to the forced demilitarisation and the limit placed on the number of warships in the German Navy by the Treaty of Versailles. In 1921, he was hired by the shipping company HAPAG, in 1935, was promoted to 1st officer on Hansa.
In August 1936, he became master of MS Ozeana. Schröder was next appointed captain of MS St. Louis, in 1939 he sailed from Germany to Cuba carrying 937 Jewish refugees seeking asylum, he insisted his passengers be treated with respect and allowed them to conduct religious services on board though he knew this would be viewed unfavorably by the ruling Nazi Party. The refugees were refused entry at Cuba and neither the United States nor Canada would let them land, forcing Schröder to return with them to Europe; the passengers were landed in Belgium and all were accepted by Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK. The events of the voyage are told in the 1974 book Voyage of the Damned, written by Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan-Witts, the basis of a 1976 film drama of the same name, the book The German Girl by Armando Lucus Correa. Still in command of St. Louis, Schröder prepared for another transatlantic voyage, but his passengers were not allowed to board. En route and France had declared war on Nazi Germany.
Returning from Bermuda, Schröder evaded a Royal Navy blockade and docked at neutral Murmansk. With a minimum crew aboard, he managed to slip past Allied patrols and reached Hamburg on New Year's Day of 1940, he was assigned a desk job and never went to sea again. After the war, he tried to sell his story, he was released from de-Nazification proceedings on the testimony of some of his surviving Jewish refugee passengers. Schröder was lived with his family in Hamburg. Gustav Schröder died in 1959 at the age of 73. Schröder received much praise for his actions during the Holocaust, both while he was alive and posthumously. In 1957, he was awarded the Order of Merit by the Federal German Republic "for services to the people and the land in the rescue of refugees". In March 1993, Yad Vashem honored Schröder with the title of "Righteous Among the Nations" by the State of Israel. In 2000, the German city of Hamburg named a street after Schröder and unveiled a detailed plaque at the landing stages. In the 1976 drama film about the St. Louis, Voyage of the Damned, Schröder is played by Swedish-French actor Max von Sydow
Quicksand: No Escape is a 1992 thriller television film directed by Michael Pressman starring Donald Sutherland, Tim Matheson, Felicity Huffman. Kaley Cuoco appears in her debut role. A hard-working architect is pulled into intrigue when his wife hires a private investigator to make sure he's just working late; the private eye sees an opportunity to frame him for a murder instead. Donald Sutherland as Murdoch Tim Matheson as Scott Reinhardt Felicity Huffman as Julianna Reinhardt Timothy Carhart as Charlie Groves Kaley Cuoco as Connie Reinhardt Jay Acovone as Det. Harris Amy Benedict as Ginger Quicksand: No Escape on IMDb Quicksand: No Escape at AllMovie
The Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2007 known as the Perform Act of 2007 and sometimes written as PERFORM Act was a bill introduced January 11, 2007 in the 110th Congress by Dianne Feinstein and sponsored by Lindsey Graham, Joe Biden, Lamar Alexander to the United States Senate as S. 256. It superseded the Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006. If this bill had become law, it would have required the implementation of DRM protections and restrictions on digital audio transmissions, including those over the Internet and XM Satellite Radio, it would have required services to pay "fair market value" for copyrighted materials, as well, amending other laws to make this possible. In addition, recording devices would have been barred from disambiguating songs in audio streams; the act would have given consumers the explicit right to make "reasonable" recordings at home, for their own use, to transfer those recordings to other computers within their home for playback.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act PERFORM Act = DRM Mandate, via Electronic Frontier Foundation "Senators Feinstein, Biden, Alexander Continue Effort to Protect Copyrighted Materials", via feinstein.senate.gov Perform Act of 2007, via GPO.gov Perform Act of 2007 Bill, via GPO.gov Perform Act of 2007, via WashingtonWatch.com