The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is part of the Big Three television networks, founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. Following the acquisition by GE, Bob Wright served as executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electrics remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBC Universal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke, during a period of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation of America acquired New York City radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph. Westinghouse, a shareholder in RCA, had an outlet in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ.
This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&Ts manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. The Bell System, AT&Ts telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, the 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF maintained a schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with Outlet Company-owned WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric. In 1925, AT&T decided that WEAF and its network were incompatible with the companys primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&Ts phone lines for network transmission, the divisions ownership was split among RCA, its founding corporate parent General Electric and Westinghouse.
NBC officially started broadcasting on November 15,1926, WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, were operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On April 5,1927, NBC expanded to the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network and this was followed by the debut of the NBC Gold Network, known as the Pacific Gold Network, on October 18,1931. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming, and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network, the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco. The Orange Network name was removed from use in 1936, at the same time, the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. In the 1930s, NBC developed a network for shortwave radio stations, in 1927, NBC moved its operations to 711 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying the upper floors of a building designed by architect Floyd Brown
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Law & Order, Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is primarily produced. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often ripped from the headlines or loosely based on crimes that have received media attention. Created and produced by Dick Wolf, the series premiered on NBC on September 20,1999, the show began its 18th season on September 21,2016, and has aired 404 original episodes as of April 5,2017. As the series progressed, additional supporting characters were added as allies of the detectives in the New York County Manhattan District Attorneys office, certain episodes will go into detail about detectives personal lives and how they may or may not tie into the crimes dealt with during the show. Typical episodes follow the detectives and their colleagues as they investigate and prosecute sexually based offenses, on February 1,2016, the series was renewed for an eighteenth season. The season premiered on Wednesday, September 21,2016 at 9 p. m.
on NBC, the crime inspired Dick Wolf to write the story for the season one episode of Law & Order titled Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die. Even after writing the episode, the continued to haunt Wolf. The original title of the show was Sex Crimes, reflecting the nature of the crimes depicted on the show. Initially there was concern among the producers that, should Sex Crimes fail, Ted Kotcheff wanted to create a new series that was not dependent upon the original series for success. Wolf felt, that it was important and commercially desirable to have Law & Order in the title, the first episode, premiered on NBC on September 20,1999. Executive producer Neal Baer left Law & Order, SVU as show-runner at the end of twelve, after eleven years on the show. Baer was replaced by former Law & Order, Criminal Intent executive producer/showrunner Warren Leight, in March 2015 it was announced that Warren Leight signed a three-year deal with Sony Pictures Television, that will allow him to work on SVU one more season, its seventeenth.
Leight joined the show in season thirteen and it was announced on March 10,2016 that original Law & Order veteran producer Rick Eid would take Leights place as showrunner/executive producer starting in season 18. Creator Dick Wolf commented to The Hollywood Reporter, Im extremely pleased that Rick had decided to rejoin the family and hope that he will be here for years to come. Many exterior scenes of Law & Order, Special Victims Unit are filmed on location in New York City, Wolfs home town, as the NYPD encounters varied law enforcement challenges on a daily basis, the backdrop provides the writers a supply of ideal locations from which to choose. When searching for a place to film the interiors of the show, the show moved into the studio space at Chelsea Piers that had been occupied by the original Law & Order series until its cancellation in May 2010. Fort Lee, New Jersey served as the location for Detective Elliot Stablers residence in Queens. The show originally aired on Monday nights at 9,00 p. m.
ET for the first nine episodes, from September 20 through November 29,1999
Search for Tomorrow
Search for Tomorrow is an American television soap opera. It began its run on CBS on September 3,1951, Search for Tomorrow was created by Roy Winsor and was first written by Agnes Nixon for the series first thirteen weeks and by Irving Vendig. Search for Tomorrow aired as a serial from its debut in 1951 until 1968. Procter & Gamble used the show to advertise mainly Joy dishwashing liquid and Spic, as the shows ratings increased, other sponsors began buying commercial time. Both Joy and Spic and Span continued to be the primary products Procter & Gamble advertised on the show, well into the 1960s. At the time, Search for Tomorrow and The Guiding Light, throughout its entire thirty-five year run, Search for Tomorrows title sequence featured clouds passing through the sky. In fact, the sequence consisted entirely of that until 1981, the only noticeable change was the slightly altered S in Search starting in 1967, at the time of the shows color switch. In late 1981, the show using a videotaped opening sequence with a shot of a seagull flying over the ocean.
In the shows final months, the featured a montage of cast clips, bookended with sky shots. The theme music for the early years sounded a little like Beyond the Blue Horizon to some, which would have seemed quite appropriate for this show given the sequence. From October 7,1974 to February 25,1986, Search for Tomorrow used a pop ballad theme, Well Search for Tomorrow by Jon Silbermann, Jack Cortner, and John Barranco. 1986 marked the debut of a new theme for the show by Bill Chinnock. The version of this tune that played during the opening and end credits, for much of the shows run on CBS, the announcer was Dwight Weist. When Weist departed the show to found his own public relations/casting company and her job carried over into the first few years of NBCs run until Hal Simms took over in 1985, for the remainder of the series. Simms involvement was limited to the opening credit sponsorship announcements, for the shows duration, Search for Tomorrow was centered on a midwestern housewife named Joanne Gardner, who lived in a fictional town called Henderson.
In the earlier years, Joannes friends and next-door neighbors and Marge Bergman received much screen time as they commiserated with Joanne, at the beginning of the series and Marge had a young daughter named Janet. After Keith died in 1952, Joanne started managing a hotel, local thugs in town saw Joanne as soft because she was a woman, and they attempted to take over the business as a front for Mafia dealings. Joannes friend Rose Peabody, who was selling information to the Mafia, tried to poison a pot of soup that Joanne made, in the end, she could not go through with it and poured the soup down the drain
The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a depiction of working-class life epitomized by the Simpson family, which consists of Homer, Bart, Lisa. The show is set in the town of Springfield and parodies American culture, television. The family was conceived by Groening shortly before a solicitation for a series of animated shorts with producer James L. Brooks, Groening created a dysfunctional family and named the characters after members of his own family, substituting Bart for his own name. The shorts became a part of The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19,1987. After a three-season run, the sketch was developed into a prime time show and became an early hit for Fox. Since its debut on December 17,1989,615 episodes of The Simpsons have been broadcast and its 28th season began on September 25,2016. It is the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated program, the Simpsons Movie, a feature-length film, was released in theaters worldwide on July 27,2007, and grossed over $527 million.
On May 4,2015, the series was renewed for seasons 27 and 28, on November 4,2016, the series was renewed for seasons 29 and 30, consisting of 22 episodes each. The Simpsons received widespread critical acclaim throughout its first nine or ten seasons, Time named it the 20th centurys best television series, and Erik Adams of The A. V. Club named it televisions crowning achievement regardless of format, on January 14,2000, the Simpson family was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It has won dozens of awards since it debuted as a series, including 31 Primetime Emmy Awards,30 Annie Awards, Homers exclamatory catchphrase Doh. has been adopted into the English language, while The Simpsons has influenced many adult-oriented animated sitcoms. Despite this, the show has criticized for what many perceive as a decline in quality over the years. The Simpsons are a family who live in a fictional Middle American town of Springfield, the father, works as a safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, a position at odds with his careless, buffoonish personality.
He is married to Marge Simpson, a stereotypical American housewife, although the family is dysfunctional, many episodes examine their relationships and bonds with each other and they are often shown to care about one another. The family owns a dog, Santas Little Helper, and a cat, Snowball V, renamed Snowball II in I, both pets have had starring roles in several episodes. The show includes an array of supporting characters, co-workers, family friends, extended relatives, townspeople. The creators originally intended many of these characters as jokes or for fulfilling needed functions in the town
30 Rock is an American satirical television sitcom created by Tina Fey that ran on NBC from October 11,2006, to January 31,2013. The series, loosely based on Feys experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live and this series is produced by Broadway Video and Little Stranger, Inc. in association with NBCUniversal. 30 Rock episodes were produced in a setup, and were filmed in New York. The pilot episode premiered on October 11,2006, and seven seasons followed, tonally,30 Rock uses surreal humor to parody the complex corporate structure of NBC and its parent company General Electric. Television critic Todd VanDerWerff of The A. V, club once remarked that it usually adopts the manic pacing of a live-action cartoon. The show was influential in its use of smash cuts, sudden. 30 Rock became known for its dedication to making these extremely elaborate,30 Rock received critical acclaim throughout its run, winning several major awards, and achieving the top ranking on myriad critics year-end best of 2006-2013 lists.
On July 14,2009, the series was nominated for 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, over the course of the series, it was nominated for 103 Primetime Emmy Awards and won 16, in addition to numerous other nominations and wins from other awards shows. Despite the high praise, the series struggled in the ratings throughout its run, today,30 Rock is regarded as a landmark series. Its series finale in particular has been named as one of the greatest in history by several publications. In 2013, the Writers Guild of America named 30 Rock the 21st best-written television series of all time, in 2002, Fey was the head writer and a performer on the television show Saturday Night Live. She pitched the show that became 30 Rock to NBC, originally as a sitcom about cable news, NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly felt that Fey was using the news setting as a fig leaf for her own experience and encouraged her to write what she knew. The show was reworked to revolve around an SNL-style sketch show. After being presented to Reilly once more, the show was set to air during the 2005–2006 television season, Lewis gave in just a month before his retirement, and Melcher backed down.
Filming was postponed due to Tina Feys first pregnancy, during the 2004–2005 pilot season, a pilot was announced named Untitled Tina Fey Project. The 30 Rock pilot focused on the boss of a variety show who must manage her relationships with the shows volatile star and its charismatic executive producer. The storyline evolved into one that dealt with a writer of a variety show who dealt with both of the stars, as well as the shows new network executive. 30 Rock was officially given the light to air May 15,2006
The Poles are a nation and West Slavic ethnic group native to Poland who share a common ancestry, culture and are native speakers of the Polish language. The population of Poles in Poland is estimated at 37,394,000 out of a population of 38,538,000. Polands population inhabits several historic regions, including Greater Poland, Lesser Poland, Silesia, Kuyavia, Masuria, a wide-ranging Polish diaspora exists throughout Europe, the Americas and in Australasia. Today the largest urban concentration of Poles is the Katowice urban agglomeration of 2.7 million inhabitants, Poland was for centuries a refuge for many Jews from all over Europe, a large number emigrated in the twentieth century to Israel. Several prominent Israeli statesmen were born in Poland, including Israels founder David Ben-Gurion, former President of Israel Shimon Peres, the Slavic people have been in the territory of modern Poland for over 1500 years. In the 9th and 10th centuries the tribes gave rise to developed regions along the upper Vistula, the last tribal undertaking resulted in the 10th century in a lasting political structure and state, one of the West Slavic nations.
After 1945 the so-called autochthonous or aboriginal school of Polish prehistory received official backing in Poland, Polish people are the sixth largest national group in the European Union. Estimates vary depending on source, though available data suggest a number of around 60 million people worldwide. There are almost 38 million Poles in Poland alone, there are Polish minorities in the surrounding countries including Germany, and indigenous minorities in the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Belarus. There are some smaller indigenous minorities in nearby countries such as Moldova, the term Polonia is usually used in Poland to refer to people of Polish origin who live outside Polish borders, officially estimated at around 10 to 20 million. There is a notable Polish diaspora in the United States, France has a historic relationship with Poland and has a relatively large Polish-descendant population. Poles have lived in France since the 18th century, in the early 20th century, over a million Polish people settled in France, mostly during world wars, among them Polish émigrés fleeing either Nazi occupation or Soviet rule.
In the United States, a significant number of Polish immigrants settled in Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Pittsburgh, the highest concentration of Polish Americans in a single New England municipality is in New Britain, Connecticut. The majority of Polish Canadians have arrived in Canada since World War II, the number of Polish immigrants increased between 1945 and 1970, and again after the end of Communism in Poland in 1989. In Brazil the majority of Polish immigrants settled in Paraná State, but significant numbers settled in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Espírito Santo and São Paulo. The city of Curitiba has the second largest Polish diaspora in the world and Polish music, dishes and it is estimated that over half a million Polish people have come to work in the United Kingdom from Poland. Since 2011, Poles have been able to work throughout the EU and not just in the United Kingdom, Ireland. The Polish community in Norway has increased substantially and has grown to a number of 120,000
Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, commonly called simply Parsippany, is a township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The name Parsippany comes from the Lenape Native American sub-tribe, which comes from the word parsipanong, Parsippany-Troy Hills is the most populous municipality in Morris County. The name Troy Hills was changed from Troy, to avoid confusion of mail being sent erroneously to Troy, in 2006, Parsippany-Troy Hills was recognized by Money magazine as the 17th-ranked of the Best Places to Live in the United States, the highest-ranked location in New Jersey. In 2008, it moved up to 13th position, Parsippany returned to Money Magazines Best Places list in 2012, in the 15th position. It returned to the list in 2014, where it ranked 16 with Money citing its Arts, parsippanys ranking improved to the 5th-ranked position on the Best Places list in 2016. After the Wisconsin Glacier melted around 13,000 BC, half of Parsippany was filled with water as this was Lake Passaic, around the area grasses grew, as the area was tundra and turned into a taiga/boreal forest as the area warmed.
Paleo-Indians moved in groups into the area around 12,500 years ago, attracted by the diversity of plant. Paintings in a cave were found in the late 1970s in western Parsippany in the highlands. From 1611 to 1614, the Dutch established the colony of New Netherland, the Native Americans traded furs and food with the Dutch for various goods. In return the Dutch gave the Native Americans metal pots, guns, trading with the Native Americans occurred until 1643 when a series of wars broke out between the Dutch and Native Americans. There were hostile relations between the Dutch and Native Americans between 1643 and 1660 and this prevented colonization by the Dutch of the Morris County region which was technically included in their claimed New Netherland. On August 27,1664, three English ships approached Fort Amsterdam and the fort was surrendered to the English, the English now controlled New Netherland and Morris County was now under control of the colony of New York. Relations with the Native Americans improved for a while, there was a war with the Dutch ten years later.
The Dutch re-took control of New Amsterdam but after a year returned it to the English, relations with the Native Americans and English improved for a while. English settlers started to move into the area around 1700, the Parsippany area had flat land and fertile soil, and a fresh water supply, allowing them to succeed at farming. All types of game, especially waterfowl, provided colonists a chance to succeed. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had an area of 25.394 square miles. Lake Hiawatha and Mount Tabor are neighborhoods with their own ZIP codes, in 2000, 55% of Parsippany residents had a 07054 ZIP code
60th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 21,2008, at the newly opened Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California to honor the best in U. S. prime time television. The ceremony was hosted by Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst, the nominations were announced on July 17 by Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held eight days earlier at the same venue, the ceremony was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and Sarah Chalke. The telecast was viewed by 12.20 million with a rating of 8. 86/12.79 making it the lowest rated. Many critics cited lackluster performances from the five hosts as a reason for the huge decline, others pointed to the field of nominees which were dominated by low-rated and sparsely viewed programs, thus making the Emmys widely considered as a bust, which was panned by critics as. The worst ever, laid a big, fat ratings egg as well, in 2011, when TV Guide Network re-did their list of 25 Biggest TV Blunders, this ceremony was included.
For the first time in a decade, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series was won by the defending champion,30 Rock was the top show of the night receiving five major awards, including the top prize. It made history when it tied the record for most major nominations by a series of 13 set by The Cosby Show in 1986. It set another record when it received seven nominations in the guest acting categories, Outstanding Drama Series went to AMC freshmen series Mad Men. This marked the first series award for a program on a cable station. Mad Men led all dramas with seven major nominations and this would be the final ceremony to have five nominees per category, most major categories were expanded to include at least six slots the following year
Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual ceremony at which the awards are presented is a part of the film industrys awards season. The 74th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film, the 1st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best achievements in 1943 filmmaking, was held in January 1944, at the 20th Century-Fox studios. Subsequent ceremonies were held at venues throughout the next decade, including the Beverly Hills Hotel. In 1950, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association made the decision to establish an honorary award to recognize outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Recognizing its subject as a figure within the entertainment industry. The official name of the award became the Cecil B. In 1963, the Miss Golden Globe concept was introduced, in its inaugural year, two Miss Golden Globes were named, one for film and one for television.
The two Miss Golden Globes named that year were Eva Six and Donna Douglas, respectively, in 2009, the Golden Globe statuette was redesigned. It was unveiled at a conference at the Beverly Hilton prior to the show. The broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards, telecast to 167 countries worldwide, generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year, behind only the Oscars, gervais returned to host the 68th and 69th Golden Globe Awards the next two years. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 70th, 71st and 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015, the Golden Globe Awards theme song, which debuted in 2012, was written by Japanese musician and songwriter Yoshiki Hayashi. On January 7,2008, it was announced due to the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike. The ceremony was faced with a threat by striking writers to picket the event, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to adopt another approach for the broadcast. In acting categories, Meryl Streep holds the record for the most competitive Golden Globe wins with eight, including honorary awards, such as the Henrietta Award, World Film Favorite Actor/Actress Award, or Cecil B.
DeMille Award, Barbra Streisand leads with nine, Streisand won for composing the song Evergreen, producing the Best Picture, and directing Yentl in 1984. Jack Nicholson, Angela Lansbury, Alan Alda and Shirley MacLaine have six awards each, behind them are Rosalind Russell and Jessica Lange with five wins. Meryl Streep holds the record for most nominations with thirty, at the 46th Golden Globe Awards an anomaly occurred, a three way-tie for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8,1997 to May 20,2002. The series, set in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, on her first day Ally is horrified to find that she will be working alongside her ex-boyfriend Billy Thomas —whom she has never gotten over. To make things worse, Billy is now married to fellow lawyer Georgia, the triangle among the three forms the basis for the main plot for the shows first three seasons. For example, bitter divorce litigation of a client might provide a backdrop for Allys decision to break up with a boyfriend, legal arguments were frequently used to explore multiple sides of various social issues. Cage & Fish, the law firm where most of the characters work, is depicted as a highly sexualized environment symbolized by its unisex restroom. The show used vivid, dramatic fantasy sequences for Allys and other characters wishful thinking, the series featured regular visits to a local bar where singer Vonda Shepard regularly performed.
Notes In Australia, Ally McBeal was aired by the Seven Network from 1997 to 2002, in 2010, it was aired repeatedly by Network Ten. Seymore Walsh, a stern judge often exasperated by the eccentricities of the Cage & Fish lawyers, whats unusual about this continuing storyline is that Ally McBeal and The Practice aired on different networks. Bobby Donnell, the character of The Practice played by Dylan McDermott, was featured heavily in both this crossover and another Ally McBeal episode, These are the Days. Regular Practice cast members Lara Flynn Boyle and Michael Badalucco each had a cameo in Ally McBeal, upon premiering in 1997, the show was an instant hit, averaging around 11 million viewers per episode. The shows second season saw an increase in ratings and soon became a top 20 show, Downeys character was written out after the end of the season due to the actors troubles with drug addiction. The first two seasons, as well as the fourth, remain the most critically acclaimed and saw the most awards success at the Emmys, SAG Awards, in 2007 Ally McBeal placed #48 on Entertainment Weeklys 2007 New TV Classics list.
Ally McBeal was a heavily music-oriented show, Vonda Shepard, a virtually unknown musician at the time, was featured continually on the show. Her song Searchin My Soul became the theme song. Many of the songs Shepard performed were established hits with lyrics that paralleled the events of the episode, including Both Sides Now, Hooked on a Feeling and Tell Him. Besides recording background music for the show, Shepard frequently appeared at the ends of episodes as a performing at a local piano bar frequented by the main characters. On rare occasions, her character would have conventional dialogue, a portion of Searchin My Soul was played at the beginning of each episode, but remarkably the song was never played in its entirety. Several of the characters had a musical leitmotif that played when they appeared, two compilation albums from the show featuring Shepard were released in 2000 and 2001
National Lampoon's Vacation
John Candy, Imogene Coca, Christie Brinkley, and a young Jane Krakowski appear in supporting roles. The screenplay was written by John Hughes, based on his short story Vacation 58 which appeared in National Lampoon, the film was a box-office hit, earning more than $60 million in the US with an estimated budget of $15 million, and received positive reviews from critics. In 2000, readers of Total Film voted it the 46th greatest comedy film of all time, in August 2015 was listed as the best film in the Vacation film series by Daniel Cohen. It continues to be a film and a staple on cable television. Ellen wants to fly, but Clark insists on driving, so he can bond with his family and he has ordered a new car in preparation for the trip, but the dealer claims that it will not be ready for six weeks. Clark is forced to accept a Wagon Queen Family Truckster, an ugly, out-sized station wagon, as the car he brought to trade in has already been hauled away and crushed. After stopping at a decrepit and dirty campground in Colorado for the night, a state trooper pulls the Griswolds over and angrily lectures Clark over animal cruelty but accepts Clarks apology, Edna learns of her dogs death and becomes more irate with Clark.
Exiting Colorado, Ellen loses her bag which had her credit cards, while Ellen and Clark argue during a drive between Utah and Arizona, they crash and become stranded in the desert. After setting off alone in the desert to look for help, Clark eventually reunites with his family, the mechanic extorts the remainder of Clarks cash only to make the car barely operational. Leaving, they find that Aunt Edna has died in her sleep and they tie the deceased to the roof of the car, wrapped in a tarpaulin. When they reach Normans home, they discover he is out of town, having enough of the road-trip and of the mishaps they encountered and the children want to go back home, but Clark has become obsessed in reaching Walley World and they continue on. Ellen forgives Clark, and the couple goes skinny-dipping as well, despite the familys misfortunes, they finally arrive the next day, only to find that the park is closed for the next two weeks for repairs. Eventually, an LAPD SWAT team arrives, along with park owner Roy Walley, Roy understands Clarks impassioned longing to achieve the perfect vacation, bringing back memories of his own childhood years ago.
He decides not to file charges against the Griswolds and lets the family –. During the Chicago Blizzard of 1979, writer John Hughes began developing a story entitled Vacation 58 for an issue of the National Lampoon. While the story ended up being bumped from the initial vacation-themed issue, it was published in September 1979. When I brought it to Hollywood, the first guy I brought it to was Jeff Katzenberg who was at Paramount, recalled producer Matty Simmons and he said it would never make a movie, it was too episodic, too consequential. I said, its a road trip and you go from town to town, place to place
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Kit Kittredge, An American Girl is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Patricia Rozema. The screenplay by Ann Peacock focuses on the American Girl character Kit Kittredge, the film is the first and only in the American Girl film series to have a theatrical release, the first three were television movies. Julia Roberts served as one of the executive producers here, in June 1934, Kit Kittredge is determined to become a reporter, and she writes articles on the typewriter in her attic while drama unfolds beneath her. The mortgage on her house is about to be foreclosed because her father lost his car dealership, locally there have been reports of muggings and robberies supposedly committed by hobos. Kit investigates and meets young Will and Countee, who live in a jungle near the Ohio River. Kit writes a story about the camp and tries to sell it to Mr. Gibson, the editor of the Cincinnati newspaper. She adopts a dog, her mother buys chickens, and Kit sells their eggs, a locked box containing her mothers treasures is stolen, and a footprint with a star matching the one on Wills boot is discovered, making him the prime suspect.
The sheriff goes to find Will and Countee, however and Countee have left the hobo jungle. Kit and Ruthie set out to investigate on the incidents and it turns out that Mr. Berk, along with his assistant Frederich and Miss Bond, were actually the ones behind the robberies, framing Will and the rest of the hobos for the crime. Kit becomes a local hero and they found out that Countee has been pretending to be a boy. On Thanksgiving, the hobos bring food to Kits mother and Kits father returns home, Mr. Gibson arrives to show Kit that she is in print in Cincinnatis major daily newspaper. After the successes of Samantha, An American Girl Holiday and succeeding TV movies, camera angles were put into consideration, with the film crew being careful not to shoot areas or objects on the set location that would be out of place in the 1930s setting. A multiple-camera setup was used to speed up the process. Filming was done in and around Toronto, and in Tottenham, the costume department made use of vintage photographs by Dorothea Lange and old Sears-Roebuck catalogues for creating the casts Depression-era clothing.
As the Kittredge family would spend less on clothing, the costumes were distressed using sandpaper and trisodium phosphate, fading the colors of the clothes to give a more aged. Among some of the used in the film, several 1934 Chrysler Airflows were used. Besides the Airflow, a green 1933 Plymouth PC sedan and several 1933 Dodge DPs were used, the car lot was portrayed as a Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealership in Cincinnati in 1934. An antique Peter Whit Toronto Transit Commission street car stood in for a City of Cincinnati one, the film received generally favorable reviews from critics