Gabrielle (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Gabrielle is a fictional character played by Renee O'Connor in the American fantasy TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is referred to by fans as the Battling Bard of Potidaea, her trademark weapons are the Amazon fighting staff and the sais. She was an Amazon Princess and an Amazon Queen; the character's development and progression is a story that spans the entire show's run, with her first appearance in "Sins of the Past" seeing her as a naive farm girl, the final episode, "A Friend In Need" seeing her as a formed but rational warrior, set to follow in the deceased Xena's footsteps. The dwarf planet Eris and its moon Dysnomia had the interim names "Xena" and "Gabrielle" until they were named, she was listed in AfterEllen.com's Top 50 Favorite Female TV Characters. O'Connor was chosen to play the role after she impressed producers with her performance in the Hercules television movie The Lost Kingdom. In the two musical episodes, Gabrielle's singing voice was provided by Susan Wood. In the episode "Lyre, Hearts on Fire", O'Connor sang the chorus in "War" and the rap lead in "Gettin' Ready".
Gabrielle is the French feminine form of the given name Gabriel, the Archangel, from the Hebrew meaning "messenger of God". The Greek transliteration of "Gabrielle" would be Γαβριέλα. In Xena Italian dub, the character was renamed "Olimpia." When Gabrielle first meets Xena, she is a farm girl living in the village of Potidaea. She and her sister, along with several other village girls, have been kidnapped by the men of the warlord, Draco, to be sold as slaves. Xena rescues them. Awed by her fighting skills, Gabrielle decides, she wants to avoid the marriage that her parents and Hecuba, have arranged for her with her childhood friend Perdicas. Gabrielle insists on following an reluctant Xena on the road; the two women soon develop a strong bond of friendship. Over the six years of the series, Gabrielle evolves from a naive, idealistic young woman into a fledged, but conflicted, warrior fighting alongside Xena. Gabrielle starts the series as a young adult who more or less stands behind Xena, relies on Xena to protect her.
On in the series, she acquires a quarterstaff from the Greek Amazons and starts to use it as both a defensive and offensive weapon, displaying some skill in using the staff. As the series goes on, Gabrielle's skills with the staff continue to develop. In one episode, Gabrielle takes on numerous soldiers and single-handedly attempts to rescue Xena's presumed dead body. Two episodes she is seen blocking an arrow in flight with her staff. On, Gabrielle adds kicks and minor acrobatics to her fighting abilities. Under the tutelage of Xena, she becomes worthy of many foes. While in India, Gabrielle is thrown through time by a Darsham to save Xena's soul, it is said. In this next life Xena is the Mother of Peace and Gabrielle is Shakti, a Warrior Prince of India. At the end of season 4, Gabrielle shows a leap in her warrior abilities. After months of following her path of the Way of Love, Gabrielle picks up the sword of a paralyzed Xena and fights off a large group of Roman soldiers, killing several of them.
By season 5, Gabrielle starts to fight with her sai, incorporating more acrobatic abilities, such as performing a wall run and back flip. In addition to sai and sometimes a new casual staff, she can use a large array of weapons with proficiency. Gabrielle fights against warriors with notable skill, she fights in a sword duel with Brutus, Caesar's former right hand and one of the leaders of Rome killing him. Gabrielle's abilities throughout the series are noticed by the God of War who seeks her out as his new protégée, it is mentioned by Gabrielle that Xena trained her throughout the years, although there have only been a few episodes that show Xena giving her any sort of martial arts training. One of Gabrielle's biggest fights in the series is her fight against Varia, they fight in an enclosed arena in a match in which Eve's life is at stake, they appeared to be at a stand-off before she is beaten by Varia. Gabrielle continues to grow in skill over the remaining season. Gabrielle's bardic skills appear to be self-taught.
In the opening episode, she displays a remarkable ability to talk her way out of fearsome or difficult situations: she talks a cyclops out of eating her, makes an ally of him. Besides her persuasive ability, she reads and writes - rare skills for that time, loves to tell stories, has some musical ability; as she travels with Xena, she records their adventures on a series of scrolls, with an eye for flair and drama. Her tendency to exaggerate and glamorize the facts gets her into trouble, she is shown telling stories for money in an inn. In other episodes she wins a place in the Athens City Academy for Performing Bards, is a famous playwright, is a theatrical director, plays the pan pipes with considerable skill, is the only person able to recite a magical scroll with the correct accents. Despite Gabrielle's ascendancy as a warrior (in t
Dysnomia —officially Eris I Dysnomia—is the only known moon of the dwarf planet Eris. It was discovered in 2005 by Mike Brown and the laser guide star adaptive optics team at the W. M. Keck Observatory, carried the provisional designation of S/2005 1 until named Dysnomia after the daughter of the Greek goddess Eris. During 2005, the adaptive optics team at the Keck telescopes in Hawaii carried out observations of the four brightest Kuiper belt objects, using the newly commissioned laser guide star adaptive optics system. Observations taken on September 10, 2005, revealed a moon in orbit around Eris, provisionally designated S/2005 1. In keeping with the Xena nickname, in use for Eris, the moon was nicknamed "Gabrielle" by its discoverers, after Xena's sidekick. Dysnomia has an estimated diameter of 700 ± 115 km with an albedo of 0.04+0.02−0.01. The estimate was obtained using radiometric observation by ALMA observatory in submillimeter spectral region. In its discovery images Dysnomia was ~60 times fainter than Eris in the K band, observations with the Hubble Space Telescope found it to be 500 times fainter in the visible band.
This indicates a different, quite redder, indicating a darker surface. Its diameter reveals it to be a rather large Trans-Neptunian object. Of the known moons of dwarf and minor planets, only Charon is larger than Dysnomia. Combining Keck and Hubble observations, the satellite was used to determine the mass of Eris, orbital parameters were estimated, its orbital period is calculated to be 15.774±0.002 d. These observations indicate that Dysnomia has a circular orbit around Eris, with a radius of 37350±140 km; this shows. Astronomers now know. Among the fainter members of the belt only about 10% are known to have satellites; this is thought to imply. Impacts between bodies of the order of 1000 km across would throw off large amounts of material that would coalesce into a moon. A similar mechanism is thought to have led to the formation of the Moon when Earth was struck by a giant impactor early in the history of the Solar System. Mike Brown, the moon's discoverer, chose the name Dysnomia due to a number of associations it had for him.
Dysnomia, the daughter of Eris, fits the general established pattern of naming moons after lesser gods associated with the primary god. The English translation of "Dysnomia", "lawlessness", echoes Lucy Lawless, the actress famous for starring in Xena: Warrior Princess on television. Before receiving their official names and Dysnomia were nicknamed "Xena" and "Gabrielle", Brown decided to retain that connection. Brown notes that Pluto owes its name in part to its first two letters, which form the initials of Percival Lowell, the founder of the observatory where its discoverer, Clyde Tombaugh, was working, the person who inspired the search for "Planet X". James Christy, who discovered Charon, followed the principle established with Pluto by choosing a name which shared its first four letters with his wife's name, Charlene. "Dysnomia" has the same first letter as Brown's wife and Brown uses the nickname "Dy" /ˈdaɪ/ for the moon, which he pronounces the same as his wife's nickname, Di. Because of this, Brown pronounces the full name, with a long "y".
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Love Me for a Reason (album)
Love Me for a Reason is the twelfth studio album by The Osmonds, released in 1974. The album peaked at No. 47 on the Billboard Top LPs chart. Two singles were released from the album: the title track "Love Me for a Reason" and "Having a Party". After a string of three albums in which the Osmonds performed their own material and focused on rock music, Love Me for a Reason consisted of the work of professional songwriters; the title track in particular was aimed at the easy listening market, continuing a string of easy listening hits for the quintet. Producer: Mike Curb Arranger: H. B. Barnum Engineer: Ed Greene Bass Guitar: Merrill Osmond Drums/Percussion: Jay Osmond Guitar/Woodwind: Wayne Osmond Piano/Guitar: Alan Osmond Synthesizer: Donny Osmond
Gabrielle (2005 film)
Gabrielle is a 2005 French film directed by Patrice Chéreau. It is a screen adaptation of Joseph Conrad's short story The Return. Jean Harvey and his wife Gabrielle are renowned within Paris' haute bourgeoisie for the salons they host each Thursday evening. Jean and Gabrielle live a comfortable yet regimented life in a well-appointed Paris mansion, assisted by a retinue of devoted servants, yet their marriage is more of a contract than a relationship. Jean confides to the audience that he loves Gabrielle "as a collector loves his most prized object." On their 10th anniversary, Jean comes home to find a note from Gabrielle in which she writes that within the hour she will have left to meet her lover. Jean spends several minutes digesting the meaning of the note. Gabrielle returns shortly and Jean and Gabrielle reflect on their marriage for the remainder of the film. Gabrielle opened in the United States on July 14, 2006 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the IFC Center in Manhattan, it was available that weekend to many home cable subscribers throughout the U.
S. via video on demand through IFC. Subsequent release dates were August 4, 2006 in Los Angeles. Isabelle Huppert as Gabrielle Hervey Pascal Greggory as Jean Hervey Claudia Coli as Yvonne, Gabrielle's maid Chantal Neuwirth as Madeleine Thierry Hancisse as Editor in Chief of Jean's financial publication Jeanne Herry as The maid Raina Kabaivanska as a singer and pianist Gabrielle was placed at 89 on Slant Magazine's best films of the 2000s. 2006 César Awards Won: Best Costume Design Won: Best Production Design Nominated: Best Actress – Leading Role Nominated: Best Cinematography Nominated: Best Sound Nominated: Best Writing – Adaptation 2005 Venice Film Festival Nominated: Golden Lion Isabelle Huppert on screen and stage Gabrielle on IMDb Dargis, Manohla.. For a Couple at Belle Époque's Close, It's Getting Brutal; the New York Times, p. B8
Louisa Gabrielle Bobb, known professionally as Gabrielle, is an English singer and songwriter. Bobb was born in London. Known for her ptosis, the drooping of one eyelid, she released her debut single "Dreams" in 1993 which topped the UK Singles Chart the same year. Other singles include "Going Nowhere", "Give Me a Little More Time", "Walk On By" and "If You Ever" – a duet with East 17. After a few quiescent years Gabrielle made a comeback with "Rise", which became Gabrielle's second UK number one in 2000; the album of the same name reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. "Out of Reach" from the soundtrack to the film Bridget Jones's Diary reached number four in the UK Singles Chart. Gabrielle's greatest hits collection, Dreams Can Come True, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 was released in 2001. In June 1993, Gabrielle released her debut single entitled "Dreams". "Dreams" produced by Richie Fermie. The single reached number one on the UK singles chart for three weeks in June 1993 having entered the British charts at number 2, the highest chart entry a solo female debut act had scored in the UK at that time.
The song peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US and at number-one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. In Australia, the song made number two on the ARIA Chart; the second single "Going Nowhere" from the same album was written by Gabrielle and George McFarlane and produced by Pete Cragie. "Going Nowhere" reached number nine on the UK singles number 18 ranking in Ireland. It was the second biggest hit from the album Find Your Way. In December 1993 Gabrielle released her third single from her debut album. "I Wish", written by Gabrielle and Jon Douglas, it was not as successful as its predecessors, which both reached the UK top ten. "I Wish" charted at number 26 on the UK singles chart and remains one of Gabrielle's lowest peaking singles to date. "Because of You" was the fourth and final single from Gabrielle's debut album Find Your Way. Written by Gabrielle, George McFarlane and Ray Saint John, "Because of You" peaked at number 24 on the UK Singles Chart. "Find Your Way" peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart.
Gabrielle released her self-titled second studio album in 1996, reaching number 11 in the UK Album Chart going to platinum in the country. "Gabrielle" reached number 80 on the MegaCharts in the Netherlands. The album's lead single "Give Me a Little More Time", returned Gabrielle to the UK top ten, peaking at five, spending ten weeks inside the UK top 20; the song peaked at nine in Ireland. It has been certified silver. "Forget About the World" was released as the second single from the album. Written by Gabrielle, Dean, who wrote previous single, "Give Me a Little More Time", "Forget About the World" did not perform as well as its predecessor, peaking at 23 in UK, it was the lowest charting single from the album and the only single to miss the top 15. The third single "If You Really Cared" was written by Gabrielle, Dean, who wrote previous single, "Give Me a Little More Time" and "Forget About the World", "If You Really Cared" returned Gabrielle to the UK top 20 after the last single missed out.
"If You Really Cared" peaked at 15 in the UK Singles Chart. "If I Ever Fall in Love" was covered in 1996 as a duet by East 17 and Gabrielle, renamed If You Ever. It reached number two in the four in Latvia, it was one of only three songs by Gabrielle to reach the Top 20 in Australia, peaking at 16. It was the highest charting single from both aforementioned albums; the song was the 11th biggest selling boyband single of the 1990s in the UK selling 510,000 copies and has received a Gold sales status certification. In 1997, UK singer Gabrielle released her version of "Walk On By" as the fifth and final single from her album, it reached number seven in the UK. Gabrielle began recording her third studio album Rise in 1998 through 1999. Rise was released on 18 October 1999 in the United Kingdom, 15 August 2000 in the United States; the album became Gabrielle's biggest selling album to date with it becoming her only number one album. The album became a huge commercial success, spending three weeks at number one in the UK Albums Chart, achieving 4x Platinum status.
"Sunshine" was the album's first single. The album peaked at number nine in the UK giving her her sixth UK top ten hit. "Rise" was released. It was her second number one single in the UK. Written by Gabrielle, Ollie Dagois, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton and Bob Dylan, produced by Johnny Dollar, the song used a sample from Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"; the song reached number one on the UK singles chart for two weeks in January 2000. The song has sold 460,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company making the song one of the 14th best selling of 2000 in the UK; the album of the same name reached the top spot in the UK Albums Chart, where it stayed for three weeks. It spent 87 weeks in the charts. "When a Woman" was released as the third single from Rise in June 2000. The song reached number six on the UK Singles Chart and was the second-highest charting single from the album, it became. "Should I Stay" was released as a single in 2000 and was the fourth and final single released from the Rise album.
The song charted at 13 in the UK Singles Chart, the fourth top 15 hit from the album. The video for the single is moody and depicts the atmosphere of the song more so than having a linear storyline; the song samples part of the BBC News theme. In 2004, it was used in the second episode of the BBC drama serial Blackpool
Gabrielle (2013 film)
Gabrielle is a 2013 Canadian drama film directed by Louise Archambault and starring Gabrielle Marion-Rivard as Gabrielle, a young woman with Williams syndrome who participates in a choir of developmentally disabled adults, begins a romantic relationship with her choirmate Martin. It features a cast from a real choir for people with disabilities, with Marion-Rivard being a real Williams syndrome patient; the film premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival on 12 August 2013. It won two, including Best Motion Picture. In Montreal, Gabrielle is a 22-year-old woman with Williams syndrome and diabetes, handling her own insulin injections but not living independently, she is a member of The Muses of Montreal, a musical choir for people with disabilities, at the Recreational Centre, meets a fellow singer named Martin, with whom she develops a relationship. Her sister, Sophie, is attempting to arrange travel to meet with her boyfriend in India, but is unwilling to leave Gabrielle behind. One night and Martin are caught engaging in sexual conduct publicly in the Centre.
Sophie and Martin's mother are called to the Centre to address the matter. Sophie defends Gabrielle and Martin's right to have sex in private, as they are in love and she feels they should be able to, as adults. Sophie asserts Gabrielle has been educated in safe sex. Martin's mother is angry at the notion, saying Martin is a virgin and that sex is different for people with disabilities. Gabrielle and Martin no longer see each other at the Centre. Gabrielle expresses frustration with her lack of autonomy to Sophie. Sophie wishes to see proof Gabrielle can live autonomously, warning her that having her own apartment will not bring Martin back. Gabrielle spends a day alone in the apartment, setting off the fire alarm with burnt toast, but when Sophie returns she is more concerned to see how Gabrielle has handled her diabetes. At the Centre, Gabrielle mourns Martin's absence while The Muses prepare for a concert with Robert Charlebois. Sophie is persuaded to travel to India, though this means she will miss the concert.
On the day of the concert and Gabrielle have sex before performing. Director Louise Archambault said the story was inspired by an intellectually disabled neighbour who shared a swimming pool with her, required help in the change room. Archambault said her neighbour had a "strong personality." The filmmakers drew the cast of the film from a real life choir for people with disabilities in Montreal, including star Gabrielle Marion-Rivard, who has Williams syndrome and sang in Les Muses. Archambault said, "They have personalities— a lot of personality— and I did learn a lot." The choir lead's performance of "Ordinaire" by Robert Charlebois, the parallel between the lyrics and Archambault's screenplay, moved her to appeal to Charlebois to be in the film. The filmmakers had to train some of the actors with disabilities to not look at the camera during their performances; the filmmakers sought a man with disabilities to play Martin, but did not feel they could find someone to portray a believable romance with Marion-Rivard, cast experienced actor Alexandre Landry.
Marion-Rivard credited Landry with making her comfortable. The film addresses the controversial issue of disability. Archambault consulted with financiers on how to portray this in an acceptable way; the film was first shown at the Locarno International Film Festival on 12 August 2013, where Archambault and Marion-Rivard said it received great applause. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival; the film opened in Toronto and Ottawa on 10 January 2014. This was followed by Vancouver and Winnipeg on 24 January. Entertainment One sold distribution to Agora Film for Switzerland. Entertainment One planned in October 2013 to release it in the United States. In Canada, The Globe and Mail's Liam Lacey gave the film three stars, calling it "a big-hearted drama" though lacking subtlety. Marc-André Lussier praised the film in La Presse as vibrant. Peter Howell of The Toronto Star gave the film three stars, writing "Gabrielle reminds us, through love and music, that perception is not reality and that prejudice is an attitude, not a truth."Stephen Holden gave the film a positive review in The New York Times, saying Marion-Rivard saved the film from becoming condescending.
Jay Weissberg, writing for Variety, called the film "uplifting," and said it was great for its handling of sex and people with disabilities. Betsy Sharkey of The Los Angeles Times wrote Marion-Rivard gave the film credibility and it was difficult to deny the enjoyment of the experience; the film has a 95 % approval rating based on 22 reviews. The film was selected as the Canadian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated, it was a finalist for Best Canadian Film at the Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2013, alongside The Dirties and the eventual winner, Watermark. List of submissions to the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film List of Canadian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Gabrielle on IMDb