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His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy drama romance film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. It was released by Columbia Pictures; the plot centers on a newspaper editor named Walter Burns, about to lose his ace reporter and ex-wife Hildy Johnson, newly engaged to another man. Burns suggests they cover one more story together, getting themselves entangled in the case of murderer Earl Williams as Burns tries to win back his wife; the screenplay was adapted from the play The Front Page by Charles MacArthur. This was the second time the play had been adapted for the screen, the first occasion being the 1931 film called The Front Page; the script was written by Charles Lederer and Ben Hecht, not credited for his contributions. The major change in this version, introduced by Hawks, is. Filming finished in November, seven days behind schedule. Production was delayed because the frequent improvisation and numerous ensemble scenes required many retakes. Hawks encouraged his actors to be aggressive and spontaneous, creating several moments in which the characters break the fourth wall.

His Girl Friday has been noted for its surprises and rapid, overlapping dialogue. Hawks himself was determined to break the record for the fastest film dialogue, at the time held by The Front Page, he used a sound mixer on the set to increase the speed of dialogue and held a showing of the two films next to each other to prove how fast his film was. His Girl Friday was #19 on American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Laughs and was selected in 1993 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as "culturally or aesthetically significant". The film is in the public domain because the copyright was not renewed, though the play it was based on is still under copyright. Walter Burns is a hard-boiled editor for The Morning Post who learns his ex-wife and former star reporter, Hildegard "Hildy" Johnson, is about to marry bland insurance man Bruce Baldwin and settle down to a quiet life as a wife and mother in Albany, New York. Walter determines to sabotage these plans, enticing the reluctant Hildy to cover one last story, the upcoming execution of Earl Williams a shy bookkeeper convicted of murdering an African-American policeman.

Walter insists her fiancé Bruce join him for lunch. At the restaurant, Hildy insists that she and Bruce will be leaving in two hours to take a night train to Albany to be married the following day. Walter attempts to convince Bruce that Hildy is the only one who can write a story to save wrongly convicted Earl Williams. After several attempts through deceit and lies to convince Hildy to stay, Hildy agrees on the condition that Walter buys a $100,000 life insurance policy from Bruce in order to receive the $1,000 commission. In the meantime, Hildy bribes the jail warden to let her interview Earl Williams in jail. Williams explains. Hildy uses economic theory to explain the murder of the cop to Williams, insisting that he shot the gun because of production for use. Walter does everything he can to keep Hildy from leaving, first setting up and accusing Bruce of stealing a watch, forcing Hildy to bail him out of jail. Exasperated, Hildy announces her retirement from her profession. Walter frames Bruce again, he is sent back to jail.

At this point, she realizes that Walter is behind the shenanigans, yet is powerless to bail him out again. Williams accidentally shoots a pigeon in fear. Hildy takes the gun from him. Bruce calls, she tells him to wait because she has Earl Williams in the press room. Williams's friend Mollie comes assuring him that she knows he is innocent; when reporters knock at the door, she hides Williams in a roll-top desk. At this time, the building is surrounded by other cops looking for Williams. Hildy's stern mother-in-law-to-be enters berating Hildy for the way. Upon being harassed for Williams's whereabouts by the reporters, Mollie jumps out of the window but isn't killed. Annoyed, Walter has his colleague "Diamond Louie" remove Mrs. Baldwin from the room "temporarily". Hildy wants to try to get Bruce out of jail, but Walter convinces her that she should focus on her breakthrough story. Bruce comes into the press room having wired Albany for his bail asking about the whereabouts of his mother, as Hildy is frantically typing out her story.

She is so consumed with writing the story that she hardly notices as Bruce realizes his cause is hopeless and leaves to return to Albany on the 9 o'clock train. "Diamond Louie" enters the room with torn clothes, revealing that he had hit a police car while driving away with Mrs. Baldwin. Louie reveals; the crooked mayor and sheriff need the publicity from the execution to keep their jobs in an upcoming election, so when a messenger brings them a reprieve from the governor, they try to bribe the man to go away and return when it will be too late. Walter and Hildy find out in time to save Williams from the gallows and they use the information to blackmail the mayor and sheriff into dropping Walter's arrest for kidnapping Mrs. Baldwin. Hildy receives one last call from Bruce, again in jail because of having counterfeit money, unknowingly transferred to him by Hildy from W

I Can Talk

"I Can Talk" is a song by Northern Irish band Two Door Cinema Club from their debut studio album Tourist History. The song was released on 20 November 2009 as the album's second single and peaked to number 135 on the UK Singles Chart; the song was produced by Eliot James. The song is featured in the video games NBA 2K11, FIFA 11 and MotionSports: Adrenaline. A music video to accompany the release of "I Can Talk" was first released onto YouTube on 4 November 2009 at a total length of two minutes and fifty-one seconds. Digital download"I Can Talk" – 2:57 "Costume Party" – 3:27 Lead vocals – Two Door Cinema Club Producers – Eliot James Lyrics – Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird, Sam Halliday Label: Kitsuné Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Vision (film)

Vision is a 2009 German film directed by Margarethe von Trotta. In Vision, New German Cinema auteur Margarethe von Trotta tells the story of Hildegard of Bingen, the famed 12th century Benedictine nun, Christian mystic, philosopher, physician, naturalist and ecological activist. Hildegard was a multi-talented grounded intelligent woman, forced to hide her light; the modern world's first female rebel who re-transmitted her visions to the world for the greater glory of God and mankind. Regine Pernoud has called Hildegard “the inspired conscience of the 12th century,” the “Prophetissa Teutonica” and the “Jewel of Bingen.” Pope John Paul II has called her “a light to her people and for her time, she continues to shine more brightly today.” Barbara Sukowa as Hildegard of Bingen Stella Holzapfel as Hildegard as a Child Heino Ferch as Brother Volmar Hannah Herzsprung as Sister Richardis Mareile Blendi as Countess Jutta von Sponheim Sunnyi Melles as Marchioness Richardis von Stade Alexander Held as Abbot Kuno Lena Stolze as Sister Jutta Paula Kalenberg as Sister Clara Annemarie Duringer as Abbess Tengwich Devid Striesow as Emperor Frederick Barbarossa Integrally involved with the 1970s Women’s Movement, filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta has always been drawn to women whose story has been marginalized over time.

Von Trotta and others re-found Hildegard von Bingen in their search for forgotten women. While writing the screenplay for her 1983 film Rosa Luxemburg, von Trotta’s interest in Hildegard re-emerged and she wondered whether Hildegard’s life would be good material for a movie. After writing a few scenes, von Trotta felt the film had a powerful message and potential resonance but didn’t feel she could find a producer ready to make the movie. Thus, von Trotta shelved the idea; the film reunites von Trotta with Barbara Sukowa. Sukowa portrays Hildegard’s fierce determination to expand the responsibilities of women within the Benedictine order, as she fends off outrage from the Church over the visions she claims to receive from God. Shot in the original medieval cloisters in the German countryside, in Vision, von Trotta and Sukowa create a portrait of a woman who has emerged from the shadows of history as a forward-thinking pioneer of faith and enlightenment; the film depicts Hildegard's diplomatic skills to understand men and their vanities in order to found her own convent.

It captures Hildegard’s love of happiness and their connectedness to faith. Vision made its European debut in 2009 and is being distributed in the U. S. by Zeitgeist Films starting October 13, 2010. Official Selection - Telluride Film Festival 2009 Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival 2009 Official website Vision on IMDb Vision - From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen at Rotten Tomatoes