Midland is a city in and the county seat of Midland County, United States, on the Southern Plains of the state's western area. A small portion of the city extends into Martin County. At the 2010 census, the population of Midland was 111,147, a 2015 estimate gave a total of 132,950, making it the twenty-fourth most populous city in the state of Texas. Due to the oil boom in Midland, certain officials have given population estimates above 155,000, it is the principal city of the Midland, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Midland County, the population of which grew 4.6 percent, between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012, to 151,662 according to the U. S. Census Bureau; the metropolitan area is a component of the larger Midland−Odessa, Texas Combined Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 295,987 on July 1, 2012. People in Midland are called Midlanders. Midland was founded as the midway point between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railroad in 1881.
It is the hometown of former First Lady Laura Bush, the onetime home of former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, former First Lady Barbara Bush. Midland was established in June 1881 on the Texas and Pacific Railway, it earned its name because of its central location between Fort Worth and El Paso, but because there were other towns in Texas by the name of Midway, the city changed its name to Midland in January 1884 when it was granted its first Post Office. Midland became the county seat of Midland County in March 1885, when that county was first organized and separated from Tom Green County. By 1890, it had become one of the most important cattle shipping centers in the state; the city was incorporated in 1906, by 1910 the city established its first fire department, along with a new water system. Midland was changed by the discovery of oil in the Permian Basin in 1923 when the Santa Rita No. 1 well began producing in Reagan County, followed shortly by the Yates Oil Field in Iraan.
Soon, Midland was transformed into the administrative center of the West Texas oil fields. During the Second World War, Midland was the largest bombardier training base in the country. A second boom period began after the war, with the discovery and development of the Spraberry Trend, still ranked as the third-largest oil field in the United States by total reserves, yet another boom period took place during the 1970s, with the high oil prices associated with the oil and energy crises of that decade. Today, the Permian Basin produces one fifth of natural gas output. Midland's economy still relies on petroleum. By August 2006, a busy period of crude oil production had caused a significant workforce deficit. According to the Midland Chamber of Commerce, at that time there were 2,000 more jobs available in the Permian Basin than there were workers to fill them. John Howard Griffin wrote a history of Midland in 1959, Land of the High Sky. In 1967, the U. S. Supreme Court heard the case of Midland County.
Midland mayor Hank Avery had sued Midland County, challenging the electoral-districting scheme in effect for elections to the County Commissioner's Court. The county districts geographically quartered the county, but the city of Midland, in the northwestern quarter, accounted for 97% of the county's population. A judge, elected on an at-large basis, provided a fifth vote, but the result was that the three rural commissioners, representing only three percent of the county's population, held a majority of the votes; the majority of the U. S. Supreme Court held that the districting inequality violated the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection clause; the dissenting minority held that this example of the Warren Court's policy of incorporation at the local-government level exceeded the Court's constitutional authority. Midland is located in the Permian Basin in the plains of West Texas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 71.5 square miles, of which 71.3 square miles is land and 0.2 square mile is water.
Midland cool to mild winters. The city is subject to cold waves during the winter, but it sees extended periods of below-freezing cold. Midland receives 14.6 inches of precipitation per year, much of which falls in the summer. Highs exceed 90 °F on 101 days per year, 100 °F on 16 days. Nicknamed "The Tall City", Midland has long been known for its downtown skyline. Most of downtown Midland's major office buildings were built during a time of major Permian Basin oil and gas discoveries; the surge in energy prices in the mid-1980s sparked a building boom for downtown Midland. For many years, the 22-story Wilco Building in downtown Midland was the tallest building between Fort Worth and Phoenix. Today, the tallest is the 24-story Bank of America Building. Four buildings over 500 feet tall were planned in the 1980s, including one designed by architect I. M. Pei; the great oil bust of the mid-1980s killed any plans for future skyscrapers. A private development group was planning to build Energy Tower at City Center, proposed to stand at 870 feet tall with 59 floors.
If it had been built, it would have been Texas' sixth tallest building. At the 2010 census, 111,149 people, 41,268 households, 32,607 families resided in Midland; the population density was 1,558.9 people per square mile. There were 47,562 housing units at an average density of 667.1 per sq
A geologist is a scientist who studies the solid and gaseous matter that constitutes the Earth and other terrestrial planets, as well as the processes that shape them. Geologists study geology, although backgrounds in physics, chemistry and other sciences are useful. Field work is an important component of geology, although many subdisciplines incorporate laboratory work. Geologists work in the energy and mining sectors searching for natural resources such as petroleum, natural gas and base metals, they are in the forefront of preventing and mitigating damage from natural hazards and disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides. Their studies are used to warn the general public of the occurrence of these events. Geologists are important contributors to climate change discussions. James Hutton is viewed as the first modern geologist. In 1785 he presented a paper entitled Theory of the Earth to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In his paper, he explained his theory that the Earth must be much older than had been supposed to allow enough time for mountains to be eroded and for sediments to form new rocks at the bottom of the sea, which in turn were raised up to become dry land.
Hutton published a two-volume version of his ideas in 1795. Followers of Hutton were known as Plutonists because they believed that some rocks were formed by vulcanism, the deposition of lava from volcanoes, as opposed to the Neptunists, led by Abraham Werner, who believed that all rocks had settled out of a large ocean whose level dropped over time; the first geological map of the United States was produced in 1809 by William Maclure. In 1807, Maclure commenced the self-imposed task of making a geological survey of the United States; every state in the Union was traversed and mapped by him. The results of his unaided labors were submitted to the American Philosophical Society in a memoir entitled Observations on the Geology of the United States explanatory of a Geological Map, published in the Society's Transactions, together with the nation's first geological map; this antedates William Smith's geological map of England by six years, although it was constructed using a different classification of rocks.
Sir Charles Lyell first published his famous book, Principles of Geology, in 1830. This book, which influenced the thought of Charles Darwin promoted the doctrine of uniformitarianism; this theory states that slow geological processes have occurred throughout the Earth's history and are still occurring today. In contrast, catastrophism is the theory that Earth's features formed in single, catastrophic events and remained unchanged thereafter. Though Hutton believed in uniformitarianism, the idea was not accepted at the time. For an aspiring geologist, training includes significant coursework in physics and chemistry, in addition to classes offered through the geology department. Most geologists need skills in GIS and other mapping techniques. Geology students spend portions of the year the summer though sometimes during a January term and working under field conditions with faculty members. Many non-geologists take geology courses or have expertise in geology that they find valuable to their fields.
Geologists may concentrate their studies or research in one or more of the following disciplines: Economic geology: the study of ore genesis, the mechanisms of ore creation, geostatistics. Engineering geology: application of the geologic sciences to engineering practice for the purpose of assuring that the geologic factors affecting the location, construction and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and adequately provided for. Geochemistry: the applied branch deals with the study of the chemical makeup and behaviour of rocks, the study of the behaviour of their minerals. Geochronology: the study of isotope geology toward determining the date within the past of rock formation, metamorphism and geological events. Geomorphology: the study of landforms and the processes that create them Hydrogeology: the study of the origin and movement of groundwater water in a subsurface geological system. Igneous petrology: the study of igneous processes such as igneous differentiation, fractional crystallization and volcanological phenomena.
Isotope geology: the case of the isotopic composition of rocks to determine the processes of rock and planetary formation. Metamorphic petrology: the study of the effects of metamorphism on minerals and rocks. Marine geology: the study of the seafloor. Marine geology has strong ties to physical plate tectonics. Palaeoclimatology: the application of geological science to determine the climatic conditions present in the Earth's atmosphere within the Earth's history. Palaeontology: the classification and taxonomy of fossils within the geological record and the construction of a palaeontological history of the Earth. Pe
Street Smart (film)
Street Smart is a 1987 American thriller-drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker. It was shot in Montreal, Quebec. Magazine reporter Jonathan Fisher, in danger of losing his job, promises to write a hard-hitting story on prostitution; when no one on the street will talk to him, he fabricates a story of a pimp, so well-received it puts his career back on track. However, the police and the district attorney think the story is of a real pimp, wanted for murder and start pressuring him to reveal the identity of his subject. Fast Black, a pimp and police suspect believes that the story is about him and wants to know who betrayed him to Jonathan. From there a battle of wits and wills ensues between Jonathan and Fast Black, in addition to Jonathan becoming involved with one of the pimp's call girls, Punchy. Christopher Reeve as Jonathan Fisher Morgan Freeman as Leo Smalls, Jr. a.k.a. Fast Black Kathy Baker as Punchy Mimi Rogers as Alison Parker Andre Gregory as Ted Avery Jay Patterson as Leonard Pike Anna Maria Horsford as Harriet Street Smart was a long time pet project of Christopher Reeve, but he was having difficulty getting the film financed.
When the Cannon Group acquired the rights to Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, Reeve agreed to do the film because Cannon promised to give Street Smart the financial backing it needed. Miles Davis and Robert Irving III recorded the complete soundtrack; the film gained positive reviews. It holds a 69% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; the film performed poorly at the box office, attributed to Cannon Films' failure to properly market the theatrical release. Morgan Freeman was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role. Despite having appeared in The Electric Company during the 1970s, Freeman has considered Fast Black to be his true breakthrough role, he considers the role to be his favorite Oscar-nominated performance. Street Smart on IMDb Street Smart at the TCM Movie Database Street Smart at Box Office Mojo Street Smart at Rotten Tomatoes
Touched by an Angel
Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and executive produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From Season Three onward, they are joined by Andrew, the angel of death; the series went into syndication in 1998, has been shown on Ion Television, Hallmark Channel, CBS Drama, Up, Disney Channel UK, Me-TV and Start TV. The episodes of the series revolved around the "cases" of Monica, a young angel promoted from the "search and rescue" division, who works under the guidance of Tess, a sarcastic boss who showed greater respect as an authority figure of her employee, is more of a surrogate mother, than a mentor.
Monica in one episode outlines that she started in the choir annunciations, followed by search and rescue and case work. Most cases involve a single person or a group of people who are at a crossroad in their lives and facing a large problem or tough decision. Monica and Tess bring them messages of hope from God and help give them guidance towards making their decision. During their first episode, the pair receive a red 1972 Cadillac Eldorado convertible as a gift; as the series progresses, Monica continues gaining experience as a case worker and, during some cases having to learn lessons of her own. During the series pilot, an angel of death named. In the season two premiere, "Interview with an Angel", the Angel of Death is introduced as Henry. In the season two episode entitled, "The One That Got Away" Andrew is introduced as the Angel of Death. During season seven, a new angel, Gloria, is sent by God during one of Monica's assignments, who becomes a regular character for seasons eight and nine, as a trainee under Monica and Tess's guidance.
In the series finale, Monica is up for promotion to supervisor, pending the outcome of a difficult case in which she must defend Zack, an innocent drifter accused of causing a boiler explosion at a school two years ago in the small town of Ascension, Colorado. The explosion killed most of the children. During the case, Monica sees many familiar faces, including Joey Machulis, one of Monica's previous assignments, a witness to the events, his brother Wayne, now sheriff, Sophie, a homeless acquaintance, Mike, a lawyer Monica saved during her search and rescue days, now the Mayor. An out of town developer claims Zack is the perpetrator and despite the lack of evidence, Zack is put on trial. Monica does all she can to help him, including asking Mike to represent him, but the prosecutor in the case, Jones, is Satan in disguise, Zack is convicted. After the trial, Monica is able to help the citizens realize their mistake and to see that Zack's return to the town had helped them start living again.
They begin going back to church, welcomed by the pastor. Their change of heart, cannot free Zack, so Monica visits him in jail and reveals that she is an angel, she promises him that she will become his guardian angel, forgoing all future assignments and the coveted promotion, to protect him from harm in prison. When she returns in the morning, the cell is empty; the citizens decide not to search for him, it is revealed that Joey inadvertently caused the explosion after the devil tricked him into turning the boiler too high to warm some kittens he'd found. The perplexed Monica returns to the desert to find Zack. There, she learns that Zack was God, that her defending him was a test, which she passed by being willing to sacrifice herself for him. Monica is promoted to supervisor; as she leaves, she says her goodbyes to Gloria, to Andrew, who gives her a pocket watch to remember their friendship by. Before parting, Tess gives Monica the keys to the Cadillac, as she is leaving her job to sit at God's feet.
Monica is last shown driving away. Roma Downey as Monica, Tess's young, soft kind-hearted angel, sent town-to-town to encourage people. She's the show's main protagonist, she appears in all but two episodes. Della Reese as Tess, a tough and sarcastic, but loving supervisor who plays a key role in every one of Monica's cases. She's the show's main protagonist, she appears in all but three episodes. John Dye as Andrew, known as "the Angel of Death". Appeared in 185 episodes. Valerie Bertinelli as Gloria, an accident prone intelligent angel made to understand the way of life in the 21st century. Appeared in 45 episodes. Alexis Cruz as Rafael, an angel Paul Winfield as Sam, an archangel Charles Rocket as Adam, an angel of death Randy Travis as Wayne Machulis and as Jed Winslow Wendy Phillips as Claire Greene and as Ruth Ann Russell Gerald McRaney as Russell Greene and as Dr. Joe Patcherik Celeste Holm as Hattie Greene Eddie Karr as Nathaniel Greene Paul Wittenburg as Joey Machuli
Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards are accolades given by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to recognize outstanding performances in film and prime time television. The statuette given, a nude male figure holding both a mask of comedy and a mask of tragedy, is called "The Actor", it is 16 inches tall, weighs over 12 pounds, is cast in solid bronze, produced by the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California. SAG Awards have been one of the major awards events in Hollywood since 1995. Nominations for the awards come from two committees, one for film and one for television, each numbering 2100 members of the union, randomly selected anew each year, with the full membership available to vote for the winners, it is considered an indicator of success at the Academy Awards. The awards have been telecast since 1998 on TNT, since 2007 have been simulcast on TBS; the inaugural SAG Awards aired live on February 25, 1995 from Universal Studios' Stage 12. The second SAG awards aired live from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, while subsequent awards have been held at the Shrine Auditorium.
On December 4, 2017, it was announced that the award show would have its first host in its twenty-four year history with actress Kristen Bell presiding over the ceremony. 1995: 1st Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1994 1996: 2nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1995 1997: 3rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1996 1998: 4th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1997 1999: 5th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1998 2000: 6th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 1999 2001: 7th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2000 2002: 8th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2001 2003: 9th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2002 2004: 10th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2003 2005: 11th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2004 2006: 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2005 2007: 13th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2006 2008: 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2007 2009: 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2008 2010: 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2009 2011: 17th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2010 2012: 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2011 2013: 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2012 2014: 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2013 2015: 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2014 2016: 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2015 2017: 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2016 2018: 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2017 2019: 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, for the year 2018 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Note: Winners are indicated in bold type.
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New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah and Arizona. With a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi, it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate; the economy of New Mexico is dependent on oil drilling, mineral extraction, dryland farming, cattle ranching, lumber milling, retail trade. As of 2016–2017, its total gross domestic product was $95 billion with a GDP per capita of $45,465. New Mexico's status as a tax haven yields low to moderate personal income taxes on residents and military personnel, gives tax credits and exemptions to favorable industries; because of this, its film industry contributed $1.23 billion to its overall economy.
Due to its large area and economic climate, New Mexico has a large U. S. military presence marked notably with the White Sands Missile Range. Various U. S. national security agencies base their research and testing arms in New Mexico such as the Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories. During the 1940s, Project Y of the Manhattan Project developed and built the country's first atomic bomb and nuclear test, Trinity. Inhabited by Native Americans for many thousands of years before European exploration, it was colonized by the Spanish in 1598 as part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain. In 1563, it was named Nuevo México after the Aztec Valley of Mexico by Spanish settlers, more than 250 years before the establishment and naming of the present-day country of Mexico. After Mexican independence in 1824, New Mexico became a Mexican territory with considerable autonomy; this autonomy was threatened, however, by the centralizing tendencies of the Mexican government from the 1830s onward, with rising tensions leading to the Revolt of 1837.
At the same time, the region became more economically dependent on the United States. At the conclusion of the Mexican–American War in 1848, the United States annexed New Mexico as the U. S. New Mexico Territory, it was admitted to the Union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. Its history has given New Mexico the highest percentage of Hispanic and Latino Americans, the second-highest percentage of Native Americans as a population proportion. New Mexico is home to part of the Navajo Nation, 19 federally recognized Pueblo communities of Puebloan peoples, three different federally recognized Apache tribes. In prehistoric times, the area was home to Ancestral Puebloans and the modern extant Comanche and Utes inhabited the state; the largest Hispanic and Latino groups represented include the Hispanos of New Mexico and Mexican Americans. The flag of New Mexico features the state's Spanish origins with the same scarlet and gold coloration as Spain's Cross of Burgundy, along with the ancient sun symbol of the Zia, a Puebloan tribe.
These indigenous, Mexican and American frontier roots are reflected in the eponymous New Mexican cuisine and the New Mexico music genre. New Mexico received its name long before the present-day nation of Mexico won independence from Spain and adopted that name in 1821. Though the name “Mexico” itself derives from Nahuatl, in that language it referred to the heartland of the Empire of the Mexicas in the Valley of Mexico far from the area of New Mexico, Spanish explorers used the term “Mexico” to name the region of New Mexico in 1563. In 1581, the Chamuscado and Rodríguez Expedition named the region north of the Rio Grande "San Felipe del Nuevo México"; the Spaniards had hoped to find wealthy indigenous Mexica cultures there similar to those of the Aztec Empire of the Valley of Mexico. The indigenous cultures of New Mexico, proved to be unrelated to the Mexicas, they were not wealthy, but the name persisted. Before statehood, the name "New Mexico" was applied to various configurations of the U.
S. territory, to a Mexican state, to a province of New Spain, all in the same general area, but of varying extensions. With a total area of 121,699 square miles, the state is the fifth-largest state of the US, larger than British Isles. New Mexico's eastern border lies along 103°W longitude with the state of Oklahoma, 2.2 miles west of 103°W longitude with Texas. On the southern border, Texas makes up the eastern two-thirds, while the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora make up the western third, with Chihuahua making up about 90% of that; the western border with Arizona runs along the 109° 03'W longitude. The southwestern corner of the state is known as the Bootheel; the 37°N parallel forms the northern boundary with Colorado. The states of New Mexico, Colorado and Utah come together at the Four Corners in New Mexico's northwestern corner. New Mexico has no natural water sources
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by Burton and Denise Di Novi, written by Caroline Thompson from a story by her and Burton, starring Johnny Depp as an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissor blades instead of hands. The young man falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim. Additional roles were played by Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price, Alan Arkin. Burton conceived Edward Scissorhands from his childhood upbringing in California. During pre-production of Beetlejuice, Caroline Thompson was hired to adapt Burton's story into a screenplay, the film began development at 20th Century Fox, after Warner Bros. declined. Edward Scissorhands was fast tracked after Burton's critical and financial success with Batman; the majority of filming took place in Lutz, Florida between March 10 and June 10, 1990. The film marks the fourth collaboration between Burton and film score composer Danny Elfman.
The leading role of Edward had been connected to several actors prior to Depp's casting: a meeting between Burton and the preferred choice of the studio, Tom Cruise, was not fruitful, Tom Hanks and Gary Oldman turned down the part. The character of The Inventor was devised for Vincent Price, would be his last major role. Edward's scissor hands were designed by Stan Winston. Edward Scissorhands was released to positive feedback from critics, was a financial success; the film received numerous nominations at the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, the Saturn Awards, as well as winning the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Both Burton and Elfman consider Edward Scissorhands their most favorite work. An elderly woman tells her granddaughter the story of a young man named Edward who has scissor blades for hands; as the creation of an old Inventor, Edward is an artificially created human, completed. The Inventor homeschools Edward, but suffers a fatal heart attack before he can attach hands to Edward.
Some years Peg Boggs, a local Avon door-to-door saleswoman, visits the decrepit Gothic mansion where Edward lives. She finds Edward alone and offers to take him to her home after discovering he is harmless. Peg introduces Edward to her family: her husband Bill, their young son Kevin, their teenage daughter Kim; the family come to see Edward as a kind person, though Kim is fearful of him. The Boggs' neighbors are curious about their new house guest, the Boggs throw a neighborhood barbecue welcoming Edward. Most of the neighbors are fascinated by Edward and befriend him, except for the eccentric religious fanatic Esmeralda and Kim's boyfriend Jim. Edward repays the neighborhood for their kindness by trimming their hedges into topiaries; this leads him to discover he can groom dogs' hair, he styles the hair of the neighborhood women. One of the neighbors, offers to help Edward open a hair salon. While scouting a location, Joyce scares him away. Joyce tells the neighborhood women that he attempted reducing their trust in him.
The bank refuses to give Edward a loan as he does not have financial history. Jealous of Kim's attraction to Edward, Jim suggests Edward pick the lock on his parents' home to obtain a van for Jim and Kim. Edward agrees. Jim flees and Edward is arrested; the police determine that his period of isolation has left Edward without any sense of reality or common sense. Edward takes responsibility for the robbery, telling a surprised Kim he did it because she asked him to. Edward is shunned by those in the neighborhood except for the Boggses. During Christmas, Edward carves an angelic ice sculpture modeled after Kim. Kim dances in the snowfall. Jim calls out to Edward, surprising him and causing him to accidentally cut Kim's hand. Jim accuses Edward of intentionally harming Kim, but Kim, fed up with Jim's jealousy, breaks up with him. Edward flees in a rage, destroying his works and scaring Esmeralda until he is calmed by a stray dog. Kim's parents set out to find Edward. Edward does return to the Boggs home to find Kim there who asks him to hold her, but Edward fears he will hurt her.
Jim drives around in a drunken rage and nearly runs over Kevin, but Edward pushes Kevin to safety, inadvertently cutting him. This causes those witnessing the event to think that Edward is attacking Kevin, Jim tries attacking Edward. Edward defends himself, cutting Jim's arm, flees to the mansion. Kim races after Edward, while Jim follows Kim. In the mansion, Jim ambushes fights with him. Enraged, Edward pushes him from a window of the mansion, killing him. Kim kisses him before departing; as the police and neighbors gather, Kim leads them to believe that Edward killed each other. The elderly woman finishes telling her granddaughter the story, revealing that she is Kim and saying that she never saw Edward again, she prefers not to visit him because decades have passed and she wants him to remember her as she was in her youth. She thinks Edward is still alive, immortal because he is artificial, because of the "snow" which Edward creates when carving ice sculptures; the genesis of Edward Scissorhands came from a drawing by then-teenaged director Tim Burton, which reflected his feelings of isolation and being unable