Lost at Home
Lost at Home is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from April 1 to April 22, 2003. The show starred Mitch Rouse, Connie Britton, Gregory Hines, Stark Sands, Leah Pipes, Gavin Fink and Aaron Hill; the show was cancelled after only four episodes. Mitch Rouse as Michael Davis Connie Britton as Rachel Davis Gregory Hines as Jordan King Gavin Fink as Josh Davis Aaron Hill as Tucker Leah Pipes as Sarah Davis Stark Sands as Will Davis Lost at Home on IMDb
3rd Rock from the Sun
3rd Rock from the Sun is an American sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2001 on NBC. The show is about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, which they consider to be a insignificant planet; the extraterrestrials pose as a human family to observe the behavior of human beings. The premise of the show revolves around an extraterrestrial research expedition attempting to live as a normal human family in the fictional city of Rutherford, said to be 52 mi outside of Cleveland, where they live in an attic apartment; the show's humor is principally derived from the aliens' attempts to study human society and understand the human condition while living as humans on Earth, reflecting on human life from the perspective of aliens. Most of the episodes are named after Dick. In episodes, they have become more accustomed to Earth and are more interested in their human lives than in their mission; the show takes humor from its mirroring of all human anthropological expeditions and their assumptions of superiority to the "natives", as well as their inability to distinguish themselves from the natives.
Dr. Mary Albright is a professor of anthropology at fictional Pendelton State University, many of the issues with which the four aliens struggle appear in her conversation and work. Furthermore, these four alien researchers end up looking more or less like joyriders as they get drawn further and further into human life. Dick Solomon, the High Commander and leader of the expedition, is the family provider and a physics professor at Pendelton. Information officer and oldest member of the crew Tommy has been given the body of a teenager and is forced to enroll in high school, leaving security officer Sally and "the one with the transmitter in his head", Harry to spend their lives as 20-somethings hanging out at home and bouncing through short-term jobs; the show involves their relationships with humans their love interests. The family communicates through Harry with their off-world boss, the Big Giant Head, when he visits Earth, appears in the body of William Shatner. Harry unexpectedly stands up, his arms stiff, proclaims: "Incoming message from the Big Giant Head."
John Lithgow as Dick Solomon Kristen Johnston as Sally Solomon French Stewart as Harry Solomon Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tommy Solomon Jane Curtin as Mary Albright Simbi Khali as Nina Campbell Elmarie Wendel as Mamie Dubcek Wayne Knight as Officer Don Orville David DeLuise as Bug Pollone, one of Dick's students Ian Lithgow, John Lithgow's eldest son, as Leon, one of Dick's students Danielle Nicolet as Caryn, one of Dick's students Chris Hogan as Aubrey Pitman, one of Dick's students Ileen Getz as Dr. Judith Draper, professor at Pendelton and colleague of Mary Shay Astar as August Leffler, Tommy's first girlfriend Larisa Oleynik as Alissa Strudwick, Tommy's second girlfriend Ron West as Dr. Vincent Strudwick, Alissa's father and rival to Dick William Shatner as The Big Giant Head, the aliens' boss Jan Hooks as Vicki Dubcek, daughter of Ms. Dubcek, Harry's on-and-off girlfriend and the wife of the Big Giant Head and the mother of his child John Cleese as Dr. Liam Neesam, a professor who has a relationship with Mary, is revealed to be an evil alien Chyna as Janice, a muscular female police officer, Harry's girlfriend Michael Milhoan as Coach Strickland, a high school physical education teacher at Tommy's high school The show's opening theme music was composed by Ben Vaughn, for the first three seasons, it was a 1950s-style rock-and-roll instrumental piece.
For Christmas episodes, jingle bells were added to the theme. For the sixth and final season, a modern jazz underline version of the theme was used during that season; the only major change to the theme was in season four through five, when the original Ben Vaughn version was replaced by a big band cover of the theme, performed by the group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, was only used during that season. During season one, James Earl Jones provided a voice introduction describing the crew; the opening title sequence, produced by the London graphic design firm SVC Television, opens with computerized shots of planets and celestial bodies, some either with the planets dancing or moving in warp speed. It closes with a shot of Earth. For the sixth and final season only, the typeface of the cast and creators' names was altered; the six seasons had 139 episodes in the series. Of 139 episodes of the series, 108 contained "Dick" in the title. While some of the episode titles with "Dick" in them are innocent, others are more risque and are double entendres, due to the fact that the word "Dick" is both a short form of Richard and a slang term for penis.
One episode from season six used an abbreviation for a title, "B. D. O. C.", since the full title was deemed too risq
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem; the story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village; the original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for 10 years until Grease surpassed its run, it remains the seventeenth longest-running show in Broadway history.
The production was extraordinarily profitable and acclaimed. It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, book and choreography, it spawned five Broadway revivals and a successful 1971 film adaptation and has enjoyed enduring international popularity. It has been a popular choice for school and community productions. Fiddler on the Roof is based on Tevye and his Daughters, a series of stories by Sholem Aleichem that he wrote in Yiddish between 1894 and 1914 about Jewish life in a village in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia at the turn of the 20th century, it is influenced by Life Is with People, by Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog. Aleichem wrote a dramatic adaptation of the stories that he left unfinished at his death, but, produced in Yiddish in 1919 by the Yiddish Art Theater and made into a film in the 1930s. In the late 1950s, a musical based on the stories, called Tevye and his Daughters, was produced Off-Broadway by Arnold Perl. Rodgers and Hammerstein and Mike Todd considered bringing this musical to Broadway but dropped the idea.
Investors and some in the media worried that Fiddler on the Roof might be considered "too Jewish" to attract mainstream audiences. Other critics considered that it was "middlebrow" and superficial. For example, it portrays the local Russian officer as sympathetic, instead of brutal and cruel, as Sholom Aleichem had described him. Aleichem's stories ended with Tevye alone, his wife dead and his daughters scattered; the show found the right balance for its time if not authentic, to become "one of the first popular post-Holocaust depictions of the vanished world of Eastern European Jewry". Harold Prince replaced the original producer Fred Coe and brought in director/choreographer Jerome Robbins; the writers and Robbins considered naming the musical Tevye, before landing on a title suggested by various paintings by Marc Chagall that inspired the original set design. Contrary to popular belief, the "title of the musical does not refer to any specific painting". During rehearsals, one of the stars, Jewish actor Zero Mostel, feuded with Robbins, whom he held in contempt because Robbins had testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee and hid his Jewish heritage from the public.
Other cast members had run-ins with Robbins, who "abused the cast, drove the designers crazy strained the good nature of Hal Prince". Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman with five daughters, explains the customs of the Jews in the Russian shtetl of Anatevka in 1905, where their lives are as precarious as the perch of a fiddler on a roof. At Tevye's home, everyone is busy preparing for the Sabbath meal, his sharp-tongued wife, orders their daughters, Hodel, Chava and Bielke, about their tasks. Yente, the village matchmaker, arrives to tell Golde that Lazar Wolf, the wealthy butcher, a widower older than Tevye, wants to wed Tzeitel, the eldest daughter; the next two daughters and Chava, are excited about Yente's visit, but Tzeitel is unenthusiastic. A girl from a poor family must take whatever husband Yente brings, but Tzeitel wants to marry her childhood friend, Motel the tailor. Tevye is delivering milk, he asks God: Whom would it hurt "If I Were a Rich Man"? The bookseller tells Tevye news from the outside world of expulsions.
A stranger, hears their conversation and scolds them for doing nothing more than talk. The men dismiss Perchik as a radical, but Tevye invites him home for the Sabbath meal and offers him food and a room in exchange for tutoring his two youngest daughters. Golde tells Tevye to meet Lazar after the Sabbath but does not tell him why, knowing that Tevye does not like Lazar. Tzeitel is afraid, but Motel resists: he is afraid of Tevye's temper, tradition says that a matchmaker arranges marriages. Motel is very poor and is saving up to buy a sewing machine before he approaches Tevye, to show that he can support a wife; the family gathers for the "Sabbath Prayer." After the Sabbath, Tevye meets Lazar for a drink at the village inn, assuming mistakenly that Lazar wants to buy his cow. Once the misunderstanding is cleared up, Tevye agrees to let Lazar marry Tzeitel – with a rich butcher, his daughter will never want for anything. All join in the celebration of Lazar's good fortune.
Brian Trenchard-Smith is an English-Australian film and television director, writer and actor, notable for his contributions to the horror and action genre during the 1970s and 1980s in Australia. Most of his work has been in television, the majority of his films have been direct-to-video releases, his 1970s and 1980s Aussie films were theatrically released. He works in the drama and horror genres, he has directed 42 films and television series including Turkey Shoot, StuntRock, Dead End Drive-In, The Man from Hong Kong, Leprechaun 3. In addition, he has been credited by Quentin Tarantino as one of his favorite directors. Trenchard-Smith was born in England, the son of a senior officer of the Royal Air Force, lived for a time in Libya, where his father was stationed, his family moved to RAF Odiham, Hampshire and he made his first film at the age of 15 on 8mm, a 2-minute short called The Duel. The following year he made the ten-minute The Chase about a lunatic who escapes from an asylum and chases a boy around the countryside with a bayonet.
He was commissioned to make a film about Wellington College, for prospective parents. He showed this around once he left school, it helped him get work as an editor's assistant and camera assistant with a French news company in London; however he was unable to get into the union so he moved to Australia in 1965. Trenchard-Smith worked at Channel Ten as an editor, doing news and station promos, he moved over to Channel 9 to work as promotions director in 1968 he returned to England and went to work in London as a junior writer/producer of feature film trailers at National Screen Service. In 1970 he returned to Channel 9 as network promotions director, made his directorial debut with a French TV special Christmas in Australia, he followed it with a series of other specials: Marty Feldman in Australia, The Big Screen Scene, For Valor, Inside Alvin Purple. After two years at Channel 9 Trenchard Smith formed his own production company, Trenchard Productions, borrowed $16,000 and made a one-hour television special about stuntmen called The Stuntmen featuring Grant Page.
This was a success. Trenchard-Smith was going to Hong Kong to make an $8,000 documentary on Bruce Lee called The World of Kung Fu but arrived on the day Lee died, he turned the documentary into a tribute on Lee, in the course of making it met Raymond Chow. Trenchard-Smith made Kung Fu Killers, featuring Page and George Lazenby. Throughout this decade Trenchard-Smith worked cutting trailers. Trenchard-Smith made the sex-orientated semi-documentary The Love Epidemic, made for $33,000, it was theatrically made a small profit. Trenchard-Smith's Hong Kong connections enabled him to make his dramatic feature film debut with the action movie The Man from Hong Kong, the first Australian-Hong Kong co production. Starring Jimmy Wang Yu, George Lazenby and Grant Page, the film was made for The Movie Company, a production company half owned by Trenchard-Smith and Greater Union, Golden Harvest; the film established Trenchard-Smith as an action director. Trenchard Smith made the TV documentary Danger Freaks for the Movie Company before Greater Union pulled out of the organisation and it was wound up.
Trenchard Smith made another action feature film, starring Grant Page, which performed disappointingly at the box office. He spent nine months on a proposed film that never got up, The Siege of Sydney (aka Pillage Squad; however he made a dramatised short Hospitals Don't Burn Down which won a number of awards and was successful. Trenchard-Smith made a film in the US called Stunt Rock which he once called "probably the worst film I have made" although it has become a cult classic, it starred the US band Sorcery. He followed this with Day of the Assassin, where he replaced the original director just before filming began. Trenchard-Smith returned to cutting trailers for various Australian films. Producer Antony I. Ginnane hired him to cut together footage of films during production to raise additional finance; these included The Survivor. Ginnane hired Trenchard-Smith to direct Turkey Shoot, his work on that film got him the job of rewriting and directing the children's film, BMX Bandits, which starred Nicole Kidman.
He did not make it in the end. Trenchard-Smith began directing episodes of Australian TV shows such as Five Mile Creek, he was hired by the producers of Frog Dreaming to replace the original director during the shoot. He followed it with a melodrama which he co-wrote, Jenny Kissed Me another action film, Dead End Drive-In. Neither was successful at the box office but the latter has developed a strong cult reputation. Trenchard-Smith was hired for another "rescue operation" when the decision was made to sack the director of Day of the Panther during filming; this film was shot back to back with a sequel Strike of the Panther. Trenchard-Smith did a straight-to-video thriller, Out of the Body travelled to the Philippines to make a Vietnam War film, The Siege of Firebase Gloria. In January 1990 Trenchard Smith moved to Hollywood, he says when he left Australia "I was a medium-sized fish in one of cinema's smaller ponds" and when he arrived he "immediately became plankton." He established himself by attaching himself "to as much mat
The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox; the program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016, concluded on February 22, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox announced in April 2017 that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes; the season premiered on January 3, 2018, concluding on March 21, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended; the series revolves around Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.
Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a medical doctor and a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other and a few select people; the agents discover an agenda of the government to keep the existence of extraterrestrial life a secret. They develop a close relationship which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by the end of the series. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, "monster of the week" episodes form two-thirds of all episodes; the X-Files was inspired by earlier television series which featured elements of suspense and speculative fiction, including The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Tales from the Darkside, Twin Peaks, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. When creating the main characters, Carter sought to reverse gender stereotypes by making Mulder a believer and Scully a skeptic.
The first seven seasons featured Anderson equally. In the eighth and ninth seasons, Anderson took precedence. New main characters were introduced: FBI agents John Doggett and Monica Reyes. Mulder and Scully's boss, Assistant Director Walter Skinner became a main character; the first five seasons of The X-Files were filmed and produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, before moving to Los Angeles to accommodate Duchovny. The series returned to Vancouver to film The X-Files: I Want to Believe as well as the tenth and eleventh seasons of the series; the X-Files was a hit for the Fox network and received positive reviews, although its long-term story arc was criticized near the conclusion. Considered a cult series, it turned into a pop culture touchstone that tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality. Both the series itself and lead actors Duchovny and Anderson received multiple awards and nominations, by its conclusion the show was the longest-running science fiction series in U.
S. television history. The series spawned a franchise which includes Millennium and The Lone Gunmen spin-offs, two theatrical films and accompanying merchandise; the X-Files follows personal lives of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mulder is a talented profiler and strong believer in the supernatural, he is adamant about the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life and its presence on Earth. This set of beliefs earns him the nickname "Spooky Mulder" and an assignment to a little-known department that deals with unsolved cases, known as the X-Files, his belief in the paranormal springs from the claimed abduction of his sister Samantha Mulder by extraterrestrials when Mulder was 12. Her abduction drives Mulder throughout most of the series; because of this, as well as more nebulous desires for vindication and the revelation of truths kept hidden by human authorities, Mulder struggles to maintain objectivity in his investigations. Agent Scully is a foil for Mulder in this regard.
As a medical doctor and natural skeptic, Scully approaches cases with complete detachment when Mulder, despite his considerable training, loses his objectivity. She is partnered with Mulder so that she can debunk Mulder's nonconforming theories supplying logical, scientific explanations for the cases' unexplainable phenomena. Although she is able to offer scientific alternatives to Mulder's deductions, she is able to refute them completely. Over the course of the series, she becomes dissatisfied with her own ability to approach the cases scientifically. After Mulder's abduction at the hands of aliens in the seventh season finale "Requiem", Scully becomes a "reluctant believer" who manages to explain the paranormal with science. Various episodes deal with the relationship between Mulder and Scully platonic, but that develops romantically. Mulder and Scully are joined by John Doggett and Monica Reyes late in the series, after Mulder is abducted. Doggett replaces him as Scully's partner and helps her search for him involving Reyes, of whom Doggett had professional knowledge.
The initial run of The X-Files ends when Mulder is secretly subjected to a military tribunal for breaking into a top secret military facility and viewing plans for alien invasion and colonization of Earth. He is found guilty, but he escapes punishment with the help of the other agents and he and Scully become fugitives; as the show progress
Bruno Barreto is a Brazilian film director. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, he has been making feature-length films since he was seventeen years old and remains one of Brazil's most accomplished and popular directors to this day. His films vary from light comedies like Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands and Bossa Nova to tense political thrillers like Four Days in September. Four Days in September was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival, his 1973 film Tati was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. Other films Barreto has directed films include Carried View from the Top. Barreto was married to actress Amy Irving from 1996 to 2005, with whom he made Bossa Nova and Carried Away, they had one son together. He is the ex-stepfather of Irving's son by her first husband Steven Spielberg. According to Bloomberg News, Brazilian prosecutors allege that Barreto razed protected jungle on Brazil's Pico Island to build a personal home, he was charged in 2006 for illegally clearing protected forestland.
Barreto had agreed in a 2008 court proceeding to demolish said house and restore the land within 2 years. Yet, four years prosecutors claim that the house remains intact. Reaching for the Moon Last Stop 174 Wicked Childhood Romeo and Juliet are Getting Married View from the Top Bossa Nova One Tough Cop Four Days in September Carried Away The Heart of Justice A Show of Force The Story of Fausta Happily Ever After Gabriela, Cravo e Canela The Asphalt Kiss Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Tati Bruno Barreto on IMDb Romeo and Juliet Get Married Myspace
Li'l Abner is a satirical American comic strip that appeared in many newspapers in the United States and Europe, featuring a fictional clan of hillbillies in the impoverished mountain village of Dogpatch, USA. Written and drawn by Al Capp, the strip ran for 43 years, from August 13, 1934 through November 13, 1977, it was distributed by United Feature Syndicate, by the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. Comic strips dealt with northern urban experiences before Capp introduced Li'l Abner, the first strip based in the South; the comic strip had 60 million readers in over 900 American newspapers and 100 foreign papers in 28 countries. Author M. Thomas Inge says Capp "had a profound influence on the way the world viewed the American South." Li'l Abner Yokum: Abner was 6' 3" and perpetually 19 "y'ars" old. A naïve, simpleminded and sweet-natured hillbilly, he lived in a ramshackle log cabin with his pint-sized parents. Capp derived the family name "Yokum" as a combination of hokum. In Capp's satirical and complex plots, Abner was a country bumpkin Candide — a paragon of innocence in a sardonically dark and cynical world.
Abner had no visible means of support, but sometimes earned his livelihood as a "crescent cutter" for the Little Wonder privy company changed to "mattress tester" for the Stunned Ox mattress company. During World War II, Abner was "drafted" into becoming the mascot emblem of the Patrol Boat Squadron 29. In one Post World War II storyline Abner became a US Air Force bodyguard of Steve Cantor against the evil bald female spy Jewell Brynner Abner's primary goal in life was evading the marital designs of Daisy Mae Scragg, the virtuous, barefoot Dogpatch damsel and scion of the Yokums' blood feud enemies — the Scraggs, her bloodthirsty, semi-evolved kinfolk. For 18 years, Abner slipped out of Daisy Mae's marital crosshairs time again; when Capp gave in to reader pressure and allowed the couple to tie the knot, it was a major media event. It made the cover of Life magazine on March 31, 1952 — illustrating an article by Capp titled "It's Hideously True!! The Creator of Li'l Abner Tells Why His Hero Is Wed!!"
Daisy Mae Yokum: Beautiful Daisy Mae was hopelessly in love with Dogpatch's most prominent resident throughout the entire 43-year run of Al Capp's comic strip. During most of the epic, the impossibly dense Abner exhibited little romantic interest in her voluptuous charms. In 1952, Abner reluctantly proposed to Daisy to emulate the engagement of his comic strip "ideel," Fearless Fosdick. Fosdick's own wedding to longtime fiancée Prudence Pimpleton turned out to be a dream — but Abner and Daisy's ceremony, performed by Marryin' Sam, was permanent. Abner and Daisy Mae's nuptials were a major source of media attention, landing them on the aforementioned cover of Life magazine's March 31, 1952, issue. Once married, Abner became domesticated. Like Mammy Yokum and the other "wimmenfolk" in Dogpatch, Daisy Mae did all the work and otherwise — while the useless menfolk did nothing whatsoever. Mammy Yokum: Born Pansy Hunks, Mammy was the scrawny principled "sassiety" leader and bare knuckle "champeen" of the town of Dogpatch.
She married the inconsequential Pappy Yokum in 1902. Mammy dominated the Yokum clan through the force of her personality, dominated everyone else with her fearsome right uppercut, which helped her uphold law and decency, she is the toughest character throughout Li'l Abner. A superhuman dynamo, Mammy did all the household chores — and provided her charges with no fewer than eight meals a day of "po'k chops" and "tarnips,", her authority was unquestioned, her characteristic phrase, "Ah has spoken!," signaled the end of all further discussion. Her most familiar phrase, however, is "Good is better than evil becuz it's nicer!" Pappy Yokum: Born Lucifer Ornamental Yokum, pint-sized Pappy had the misfortune of being the patriarch in a family that didn't have one. Pappy was so lazy and ineffectual, he didn't bathe himself. Mammy was seen scrubbing Pappy in an outdoor oak tub. Ironing Pappy's trousers fell under her wifely duties as well, although she didn't bother with preliminaries — like waiting for Pappy to remove them first.
Pappy is dull-witted and gullible, but not without guile. He had an unfortunate predilection for snitching "presarved tarnips" and smoking corn silk behind the woodshed — much to his chagrin when Mammy caught him. Pappy Yokum wasn't always feckless, however. After his lower wisdom teeth grew so long that they squeezed his cerebral Goodness Gland and emerged as forehead horns, he proved himself capable of evil. Of course Mammy solved the problem with a tooth extraction, ended the episode with her most famous dictum. Honest Abe Yokum: Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae's little boy was born in 1953 "after a pregnancy that ambled on so long that readers began sending me medical books," wrote Capp. Known as "Mysterious Yokum" due to a debate regarding his gender (he was stuck in a pants-shaped stovepipe for