The Americanization of Emily
The film features Joyce Grenfell, Keenan Wynn, and William Windom. The screenplay, written by Paddy Chayefsky, is adapted from the novel of the same name by William Bradford Huie. The film is set in 1944 London during World War II in the leading up to D-Day. Controversial in its own time, it has since been praised as a vanguard anti-war film, both Garner and Andrews consider the film their personal favorite of those in which they acted. Lieutenant Commander Charlie Madison, United States Naval Reserve, is a cynical, Madisons job as a dog robber is to keep his boss and other high-ranking officers supplied with luxury goods and amiable Englishwomen. He falls in love with a driver from the pool, Emily Barham, who has lost her husband, brother. Profoundly despondent since the death of his wife, Jessup obsesses over the US Army, the mentally unstable admiral decides that The first dead man on Omaha Beach must be a sailor. A combat film will document the death, and the casualty will be buried in a Tomb of the Unknown Sailor and he orders Madison to get the film made.
When Madison tries to retreat from the beach, the manic Cummings shoots him in the leg with a Browning.45 pistol, a German artillery shell lands near the limping-running Madison, making him the first American casualty on Omaha Beach. Hundreds of newspaper and magazine covers reprint the photograph of Madison running ashore, Jessup, having recovered from his breakdown, is horrified by his part in Madisons death. He makes plans to use the death in support of the Navy when testifying before a Senate committee in Washington. Losing another man she loves to the war devastates Emily, comes unexpected news, Madison is not dead but alive and well and at the Allied 6th relocation center in Southhampton. A relieved Jessup plans to him off during his Senate testimony as the first man on Omaha Beach. Emily persuades him through his spoken words to her to instead choose happiness with her by keeping quiet. According to James Garner, William Holden was originally meant to play the role of Charlie Madison.
Garner was originally selected to play the character Bus Cummings, when Holden backed out of the project, Garner took the lead role, and James Coburn was brought in to play Bus. The film introduced the song Emily which was composed by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, the song was recorded by Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle arranging and conducting on October 3,1964 and included in the Reprise LP, Softly, as I Leave You. It was recorded by Barbra Streisand for The Movie Album, the Americanization of Emily is based on William Bradford Huies 1959 novel of the same name
The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname Oscar. The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS, the awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony and its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording – are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2016, were held on February 26,2017, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, the ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,048 Oscars have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 88th, the first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16,1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people.
The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel, the cost of guest tickets for that nights ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists and other participants in the industry of the time. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes, winners were announced to media three months earlier, that was changed for the second ceremony in 1930. Since then, for the rest of the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11,00 pm on the night of the awards. The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and he had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier, this made him the first Academy Award winner in history. With the fourth ceremony, the system changed, for the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. At the 29th ceremony, held on March 27,1957, until then, foreign-language films had been honored with the Special Achievement Award. The 74th Academy Awards, held in 2002, presented the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies always end with the Academy Award for Best Picture.
The Academy awards Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, see § Awards of Merit categories The best known award is the Academy Award of Merit, more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. The five spokes represent the branches of the Academy, Writers, Producers. The model for the statuette is said to be Mexican actor Emilio El Indio Fernández, sculptor George Stanley sculpted Cedric Gibbons design. The statuettes presented at the ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze
The Red Danube
The Red Danube is a 1949 American drama film directed by George Sidney and starring Walter Pidgeon. The film was based on the 1947 novel Vespers in Vienna by Bruce Marshall, Hooky is assigned to assist Brigadier C. M. V. Catlock in monitoring possible subversive activities against the Allied nations and repatriating Soviet citizens living in the British zone of Vienna and he and his aides are billeted at a convent, led by the friendly Mother Superior. At this convent, Twingo is drawn to a ballerina calling herself Maria Buhlen and he falls for her instantly and tries to meet her, but she is reluctant to, until they are officially introduced to each other by Mother Superior. Twingo and Maria start going out, until Soviet Colonel Piniev reports to Hooky, announcing he is searching for a Russian ballerina named Olga Alexandrova, aka Maria Buhlen. Piniev assures Hooky that he means no harm to Olga, that night and the Mother Superior reveal that Maria is actually Olga, a Volga German. Shortly later, the Soviets search the entire convent, looking for Maria, Hooky does not reveal that he is aware of Marias presence, not wanting to put the Mother Superiors image in danger.
However, after the Russians leave without having found Maria, Hooky announces that he will turn her over to the Soviets the next day, Hooky is reproved for his rigid obedience to duty by Twingo and the Mother Superior but angrily shifts responsibility for what happened to the nun. He and Twingo continue their duties and they announce to the Soviet Professor Serge Bruloff that he is about to be deported. When Pinievs aide tells Hooky that Bruloffs suicide was proof of subversive activity and treasonable behavior, after he witnesses Maria and Helena being forcibly deported to a harsh detainment camp, Hooky sends a brief to the War Office in London protesting the forcible repatriation of political dissidents. On Christmas Eve, after the Mother Superior asks for his forgiveness for not treating him in a Christian manner, Catlock informs Hooky that the Soviets have sent into the British zone without authority a trainload of refugees. Hooky, goes to the station to inspect them for subversive activities.
The Mother Superior, who accompanied him, notices Maria among the people in the train, Hooky learns that Maria escaped from the Soviets and uses the technicality of her being on the train to bring her to safety and reunion with Twingo. When Hooky and Mother Superior receive a visit from Piniev, who is looking for Maria, on his return, he and Catlock are informed by Piniev that unless Maria is surrendered immediately, the Soviets will cease cooperating with the British on all other matters. Catlock orders Hooky to do so but he refuses and is fired him from his job. Meanwhile and Maria plan on moving to Scotland, when she is captured by Hookys replacement, the pompous and rigid Colonel Omicron. Realizing her fate, she out of a window and succumbs to her injuries. Shortly after, Hooky is assigned to an operation called Humanizing the Army, david Moonlight Robert Coote as Brigadier C. M. V
London /ˈlʌndən/ is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain and it was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. Londons ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1. 12-square-mile medieval boundaries. London is a global city in the arts, education, fashion, healthcare, professional services and development, tourism. It is crowned as the worlds largest financial centre and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world, London is a world cultural capital. It is the worlds most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the worlds largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic, London is the worlds leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. Londons universities form the largest concentration of education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games three times, London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region.
Its estimated mid-2015 municipal population was 8,673,713, the largest of any city in the European Union, Londons urban area is the second most populous in the EU, after Paris, with 9,787,426 inhabitants at the 2011 census. The citys metropolitan area is the most populous in the EU with 13,879,757 inhabitants, the city-region therefore has a similar land area and population to that of the New York metropolitan area. London was the worlds most populous city from around 1831 to 1925, Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world, the etymology of London is uncertain. It is an ancient name, found in sources from the 2nd century and it is recorded c.121 as Londinium, which points to Romano-British origin, and hand-written Roman tablets recovered in the city originating from AD 65/70-80 include the word Londinio. The earliest attempted explanation, now disregarded, is attributed to Geoffrey of Monmouth in Historia Regum Britanniae and this had it that the name originated from a supposed King Lud, who had allegedly taken over the city and named it Kaerlud.
From 1898, it was accepted that the name was of Celtic origin and meant place belonging to a man called *Londinos. The ultimate difficulty lies in reconciling the Latin form Londinium with the modern Welsh Llundain, which should demand a form *lōndinion, from earlier *loundiniom. The possibility cannot be ruled out that the Welsh name was borrowed back in from English at a date, and thus cannot be used as a basis from which to reconstruct the original name. Until 1889, the name London officially applied only to the City of London, two recent discoveries indicate probable very early settlements near the Thames in the London area
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library, the National Library of France joined the project on October 5,2007. The project transitions to a service of the OCLC on April 4,2012, the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together, a VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary see and see records from the original records, and refers to the original authority records. The data are available online and are available for research and data exchange. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol, the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAFs clustering algorithm is run every month, as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records
AllMovie is an online guide service website with information about films, television programs, and screen actors. As of 2013, AllMovie. com and the AllMovie consumer brand are owned by All Media Network, AllMovie was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine, who founded AllMusic and AllGame. The AllMovie database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems, the AllMovie database is comprehensive, including basic product information and production credits, plot synopsis, professional reviews, relational links and more. AllMovie data was accessed on the web at the AllMovie. com website and it was available via the AMG LASSO media recognition service, which can automatically recognize DVDs. In late 2007, Macrovision acquired AMG for a reported $72 million, the AMG consumer facing web properties AllMusic. com, AllMovie. com and AllGame. com were sold by Rovi in August 2013 to All Media Network, LLC. The buyers include the founders of SideReel and Ackrell Capital investor Mike Ackrell.
All Media Network offices are located in San Francisco, AllMusic AllGame SideReel All Media Network Official website
Lust for Life (film)
Lust for Life is a MGM biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Irving Stone and adapted by Norman Corwin. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Houseman, Vincent van Goghs obsessive devotion to his art engulfs and finally destroys him. The apostate religious leaders do not like his zeal for God and they frown on his social activism and his brother, Theo van Gogh, provides financial and moral support, while Vincent lives off and on with the critical Paul Gauguin. Vincent begins experiencing hallucinations and seizures and voluntarily commits himself to a mental institution and he signs himself out, and with Theos help, returns to a rural area to paint, where he ultimately shoots himself in despair of never being able to put what he sees on canvas. The film was based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone, Vincent Minnelli directed the film, while John Houseman produced it. They worked with Douglas on the 1952 melodrama The Bad and the Beautiful, principal photography started in August and ended in December 1955 and it was shot on location in France and the Netherlands.
George Cukor took Minnellis place as director for the take of a scene, two hundred enlarged colour photos were used representing Vincent’s completed canvases, these were in addition to copies that were executed by an American art teacher, Robert Parker. To prepare for his role as the painter, Douglas practiced painting crows so that he could reasonably imitate van Gogh at work. According to his wife Anne, Douglas was so into character that he returned to home in character, when asked if he would do such a thing again, Douglas responded that he wouldnt. Variety said, This is a slow-moving picture whose only action is in the dialog itself. According to MGM records, the film earned $1,595,000 in the US and Canada and $1,100,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $2,072,000. Wins Actor in a Supporting Role, Anthony Quinn Nominations Best Actor, Kirk Douglas Best Art Direction, Art Direction, Cedric Gibbons, Hans Peters, Preston Ames, Set Decoration, Edwin B. Willis, F. Keogh Gleason Best Writing, Norman Corwin The Best Actor prize went to Yul Brynner, the musical won the Oscar for Best Art Direction.
Minnelli felt that Douglas should have won the award, MGM produced a short film Van Gogh, Darkness Into Light, narrated by Dore Schary and showing the European locations used for the filming, to promote Lust for Life. In the film, a 75-year-old woman from Auvers-sur-Oise, who claims to have known Van Gogh when she was a girl, meets star Kirk Douglas. This short promotional film is shown on Turner Classic Movies occasionally, at the start and ending of the film, the creators list and thank a number of galleries and historians who allowed the works of Van Gogh to be photographed for the film
In 1998 it became a subsidiary of Amazon Inc, who were able to use it as an advertising resource for selling DVDs and videotapes. As of January 2017, IMDb has approximately 4.1 million titles and 7.7 million personalities in its database, the site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Although all data is checked before going live, the system has open to abuse. The site featured message boards which stimulate regular debates and dialogue among authenticated users, IMDb shutdown the message boards permanently on February 20,2017. Anyone with a connection can read the movie and talent pages of IMDb. A registration process is however, to contribute info to the site. A registered user chooses a name for themselves, and is given a profile page. These badges range from total contributions made, to independent categories such as photos, bios, if a registered user or visitor happens to be in the entertainment industry, and has an IMDb page, that user/visitor can add photos to that page by enrolling in IMDbPRO.
Actors and industry executives can post their own resume and this fee enrolls them in a membership called IMDbPro. PRO can be accessed by anyone willing to pay the fee, which is $19.99 USD per month, or if paid annually, $149.99, which comes to approximately $12.50 per month USD. Membership enables a user to access the rank order of each industry personality, as well as agent contact information for any actor, director etc. that has an IMDb page. Enrolling in PRO for industry personnel, enables those members the ability to upload a head shot to open their page, as well as the ability to upload hundreds of photos to accompany their page. Anyone can register as a user, and contribute to the site as well as enjoy its content, however those users enrolled in PRO have greater access and privileges. IMDb originated with a Usenet posting by British film fan and computer programmer Col Needham entitled Those Eyes, others with similar interests soon responded with additions or different lists of their own.
Needham subsequently started an Actors List, while Dave Knight began a Directors List, and Andy Krieg took over THE LIST from Hank Driskill, which would be renamed the Actress List. Both lists had been restricted to people who were alive and working, the goal of the participants now was to make the lists as inclusive as possible. By late 1990, the lists included almost 10,000 movies and television series correlated with actors and actresses appearing therein. On October 17,1990, Needham developed and posted a collection of Unix shell scripts which could be used to search the four lists, at the time, it was known as the rec. arts. movies movie database
The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945 film)
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a 1945 American horror-drama film based on Oscar Wildes 1890 novel of the same name. Released in March 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film is directed by Albert Lewin and stars George Sanders as Lord Henry Wotton, shot primarily in black-and-white, the film features four inserts in 3-strip Technicolor of Dorians portrait as a special effect. Dorian Gray is a handsome, wealthy man living in 19th century London. While generally intelligent, he is naive and easily manipulated and these faults lead to his spiral into sin and, misery. While posing for a painting by his friend Basil Hallward, Dorian meets Basils friend Lord Henry Wotton, Wotton is cynical and witty, and tells Dorian that the only life worth living is one dedicated entirely to pleasure. After Wotton convinces Dorian that youth and beauty will bring him everything he desires and he makes this statement in the presence of a certain Egyptian statue, which supposedly has the power to grant wishes. Dorian visits a tavern, where he falls in love with a singer named Sibyl Vane.
He eventually enters a romance with her, despite the disapproval of Sibyls brother James, though initially overjoyed, Dorian is again persuaded by Lord Henry to pursue a more hedonistic lifestyle. Dorian sends Sibyl a hurtful letter, breaking off their relationship, the next morning, Lord Henry informs Dorian that a heartbroken Sibyl Vane had killed herself the night before. Dorian is at first shocked and guilt-ridden but adopts Lord Henrys indifferent manner and he surprises Basil by going to the opera immediately after hearing of Sibyls death. Returning home that night, Dorian notices a change in the portrait Basil had painted, the portrait looks harsher, and a shaken Dorian has it locked away in his old school room. He becomes even more dedicated to living a sinful and heartless life, years later, Dorian is nearing his fortieth birthday, but he looks the same as he did when he was twenty-two. The townspeople are awestruck at his unchanging appearance, over eighteen years of pointless debauchery, the portrait remained locked away, with Dorian holding the only key.
Dorian had grown more and more paranoid about the pictures being seen by others, he fires servants who he thought might suspect, over the years, the painting of the young Dorian had warped into that of a hideous, demon-like creature that reflects Dorians sins. Basil eventually catches a glimpse of the portrait and attempts to talk Dorian into reforming his life, Dorian panics and murders his friend, leaving the body locked in the school room with the painting. Dorian blackmails an old friend, Allen Campbell, into disposing of Basils body secretly and he enters into a romance with Basils niece, who was a young child when the portrait was painted. Though Gladys had always loved Dorian, those who were close to him begin to find him suspicious. Dorian begins to realize the harm his life is doing to himself and he is assaulted by James Vane, Sibyls brother, who had sworn revenge for his sisters death
Knights of the Round Table (film)
Knights of the Round Table is a 1953 American historical Technicolor film made by MGM. Directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the screenplay was by Talbot Jennings, Jan Lustig and Noel Langley from Sir Thomas Malorys Le Morte dArthur, first published in 1485 by William Caxton. The film was the second in a trilogy made by the same director and producer and starring Robert Taylor. All three were made at MGMs British Studios at Elstree, near London and partly filmed on location. The cast included Robert Taylor as Sir Lancelot, Ava Gardner as Queen Guinevere, Mel Ferrer as King Arthur, Anne Crawford as Morgan Le Fay, Stanley Baker as Modred and Felix Aylmer as Merlin. With the land in anarchy, warring overlords, Arthur Pendragon, Morgan maintains that as she is the only legitimate offspring of the late king, the throne belongs to her, but Merlin puts the adversaries to a test to determine Englands rightful ruler. Merlin leads them to Excalibur, a sword embedded in an anvil, morgans knight champion Modred tries in vain to extract the sword, but Arthur removes it easily.
Modred accuses Merlin of witchcraft, and a hearing is arranged with the Council of Kings at the circle of the stone, after advising Arthur that he must prove himself worthy of the throne by his deeds, Merlin instructs him to return the sword to the stone. Meanwhile, the French knight Lancelot and his men ride toward the circle of stone, on the road, Lancelot encounters a young woman named Elaine, who quickly falls in love with him. They are waylaid by Modreds men, and Lancelot bravely does battle with all of them, Arthur arrives and joins in the battle. Lancelot, claiming he needed no help, challenges Arthur, unaware of his identity, after a long, exhausting fight, Lancelot finally asks his opponents name, and when he learns that it is Arthur, he breaks his sword against a tree and kneels before him. They are joined by Elaines brother Percival, who asks to be Arthurs knight errant, later, at the circle of stone and Modred debate before the Council of Kings. When the crowd turns against Arthur and Lancelot, they are forced to flee and his men lie low throughout the cruel winter, launch their attack against Modreds men in the spring.
Despite being greatly outnumbered, Arthurs men win and he is crowned the King of England, in the interest of peace, Arthur immediately pardons all his former enemies, but when Lancelot objects to Modreds pardon, the two men angrily part ways. Following the battle, Lancelot discovers that the lovely Guinevere has been kidnapped and rescues her, following Arthur and Guineveres wedding, the kings joy is complete when Lancelot arrives at Camelot and pledges his allegiance anew. Arthur swears to join the group of knights at the Round Table and England enjoys a period of peace. One day, Percival brings Elaine to court and asks Guinevere to make her a lady-in-waiting, meanwhile and Modred continue to harbor ill feelings against Arthur, and note with interest the growing warmth between Lancelot and Guinevere. Merlin privately warns Guinevere that Modred will attempt to show her suspicion, because of this, Guinevere tells Lancelot she knows of his secret love for her and urges him to marry Elaine