But Can She Type?
"But Can She Type?" is the second segment of the thirteenth episode from the first season of the television series The Twilight Zone. Karen Billings is an overworked, underappreciated secretary who attempts to make copies for her over-demanding boss, she tries using the office Xerox machine, but it malfunctions and Karen finds herself transported to another reality. Unaware of the fact that she is no longer in her own universe, Karen attends a party where she is supposed to meet her current boyfriend, she discovers to her surprise that secretaries are a cherished commodity in this dimension. Men at the party hit on her and women talk of; the hostess feels her party is now a real event upon finding out a secretary has deemed her party worthy enough to attend. Karen is approached by a wealthy-looking man, she realizes she has lost her keys and leaves the party. She goes back to the copy room and accidentally runs the copy machine again and returns to her reality. Still unaware of the change, Karen returns home to find a message from her boyfriend about missing her from the party.
She attempts to call. The number, doesn't exist and Karen returns to work only to find that her boss is upset with her for not doing her job, he goes on to secretaries in general. While talking with her office friend, Karen begins to realize, she runs down to make a copy so she can return to the other dimension. She nearly frantically operates the copier. A flash of light erupts from the machine and the workmen are gone. Karen calls the number on the card, the number now works. List of The Twilight Zone episodes "But Can She Type?" on IMDb "But Can She Type?" at TV.com
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear. Inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century; the macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, thriller genres. Horror films aim to evoke viewers' nightmares, fears and terror of the unknown. Plots with in the horror genre involve the intrusion of an evil force, event, or personage into the everyday world. Prevalent elements include ghosts, extraterrestrials, werewolves, Satanism, evil clowns, torture, vicious animals, evil witches, zombies, psychopaths, ecological or man-made disasters, serial killers; some sub-genres of horror film include low-budget horror, action horror, comedy horror, body horror, disaster horror, found footage, holiday horror, horror drama, psychological horror, science fiction horror, supernatural horror, gothic horror, natural horror, zombie horror, disaster films, first-person horror, teen horror.
The first depiction of the supernatural on screen appear in several of the short silent films created by the French pioneer filmmaker Georges Méliès in the late 1890s. The best known of these early supernatural-based works is the 3-minute short film Le Manoir du Diable known in English as The Haunted Castle or The House of the Devil; the film is sometimes credited as being the first horror film. In The Haunted Castle, a mischievous devil appears inside a medieval castle and harasses the visitors. Méliès' other popular horror film is La Caverne maudite, which translates to "the accursed cave"; the film known for its English title The Cave of the Demons, tells the story of a woman stumbling over a cave, populated by the spirits and skeletons of people who died there. Méliès would make other short films that historians consider now as horror-comedies. Une nuit terrible, which translates to A Terrible Night, tells a story of a man who tries to get a good night's sleep but ends up wrestling a giant spider.
His other film, L'auberge ensorcelée, or The Bewitched Inn, features a story of a hotel guest getting pranked and tormented by an unseen presence. In 1897, the accomplished American photographer-turned director George Albert Smith created The X-Ray Fiend, a horror-comedy that came out a mere two years after x-rays were invented; the film shows a couple of skeletons courting each other. An audience full of people unaccustomed to the idea would have found it frightening and otherworldly; the next year, Smith created the short film Photographing a Ghost, considered a precursor to the paranormal investigation subgenre. The film portrays three men attempting to photograph a ghost, only to fail time and again as the ghost eludes the men and throws chairs at them. Japan made early forays into the horror genre. In 1898, a Japanese film company called Konishi Honten released two horror films both written by Ejiro Hatta. Though there are no records of the cast, crew, or plot of Bake Jizo, it was based on the Japanese legend of Jizo statues, believed to provide safety and protection to children.
The presence of the word bake—which can be translated to "spook," "ghost," or "phantom"—may imply a haunted or possessed statue. Spanish filmmaker Segundo de Chomón, regarded as one of the most significant silent film directors, was popular for his frequent camera tricks and optical illusions, an innovation that contributed to the popularity of trick films in the period, his famous works include Satan at Play. The Selig Polyscope Company in the United States produced one of the first film adaptations of a horror-based novel. In 1908, the company released Mr. Hyde, now a lost film, it is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic gothic novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, published 15 years prior, about a man who transforms between two contrasting personas. Georges Méliès liked adapting the Faust legend into his films. In fact, the French filmmaker produced at least six variations of the German legend of the man who made a pact with the devil. Among his notable Faust films include Faust aux enfers, known for its English title The Damnation of Faust, or Faust in Hell.
It is the filmmaker's third film adaptation of the Faust legend. In it, Méliès took inspiration from Hector Berlioz's Faust opera, but it pays less attention to the story and more to the special effects that represent a tour of hell; the film takes advantage of stage machinery techniques and features special effects such as pyrotechnics, substitution
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Project X (1987 film)
Project X is a 1987 American science fiction comedy-drama film produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt; the plot revolves around a USAF Airman and a graduate student who are assigned to care for chimpanzees used in a secret Air Force project. Graduate student Teri MacDonald has trained a chimpanzee named Virgil to use sign language; when her research grant is not renewed, she is forced to sell Virgil. He is taken to an Air Force base to be used in a top-secret research project involving flight simulation. Airman Jimmy Garrett is assigned to the same chimp project. Virgil and Jimmy bond, Jimmy discovers that Virgil has been taught sign language. Unbeknownst to Jimmy, once the chimps reach a certain level in operating the flight simulator, they will be exposed to a lethal pulse of radiation to determine how long a pilot may survive after a nuclear exchange in carrying out a second-strike; when Jimmy becomes aware of the chimps' fate, he contacts Teri.
Teri tells Jimmy. Jimmy tells Teri. Jimmy challenges Dr. Carroll and others about the value of the project by pointing out that the hypothetical pilot, knowing of the implications of the second-strike scenario, would know that he is dying, would, therefore, be affected by that knowledge. However, the chimps would not have the same awareness; this enrages Dr. Carroll. Meanwhile, in the vivarium, some of the chimps have unlocked their cages and have stacked crates and boxes in an attempt to escape through a skylight. Jimmy and Teri walk in to see the chimps escaping. Virgil, at the top of the stack, is about to break the skylight with a crowbar when the authorities enter. Goliath the chimp becomes angry and fights with Dr. Carroll; the authorities are chased from the room, Goliath and Virgil end up in the flight simulator room. A jammed fire extinguisher moves the radiation generator into an exposed condition leading to an uncontrolled radiation blast. Jimmy gets Virgil and some other chimps out, but Goliath continues smashing the simulator and is caught inside.
Jimmy and Virgil convince Goliath to yank out the extinguisher. Jimmy and Teri steal a military plane to help the chimps escape, but they are stopped by military police. While the police are holding them, Virgil pilots the plane, the chimps fly away, they crash in the nearby Everglades and evade a search. Just as the search is being abandoned and Teri see Virgil hiding in the bush with his chimpanzee girlfriend. Teri signs to Virgil that he and the others are now "free", the chimps disappear into the Everglades. Matthew Broderick as Jimmy Garrett Helen Hunt as Teri MacDonald William Sadler as Dr. Carroll Johnny Ray McGhee as Robertson Jonathan Stark as Sgt. Krieger The movie received positive reviews from critics; as of 21 March 2019, it holds a 75% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 20 reviews with an average rating of 6.1/10. In his review for The New York Times, Walter Goodman described the film as a "young folks' story, a sweet-natured boy-and-his-chimp tale, with a dose of Animal Liberation to give the impression that something of current significance is going on."
The film's producers were accused of animal cruelty by TV personality Bob Barker and the United Activists for Animal Rights. The American Humane Association, which consulted during production, filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit, arguing that the animal cruelty claims were based on hearsay. In 1994, over Barker's objections, his insurance company settled the lawsuit for $300,000. Virgil was portrayed by "Willie". Willie was sent there along with Harry, who played his "girlfriend", they were retired from the entertainment industry and live with other males in a knit group at the refuge in Bexar County, Texas. Project X on IMDb Project X at AllMovie Project X at the TCM Movie Database Project X at the American Film Institute Catalog Project X at Rotten Tomatoes Project X at Box Office Mojo
My So-Called Life
My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to January 26, 1995, was distributed by The Bedford Falls Company with ABC Productions. Set at the fictional Liberty High School in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it follows the emotional travails of several teenagers in the social circle of main character Angela Chase, played by Claire Danes; the critically acclaimed but short-lived show ended in a cliffhanger with the expectation that it would be picked up for an additional season, but it was canceled on May 15, 1995. The show was praised for its portrayal of adolescence and the commentary of its central character, Angela. My So-Called Life dealt with major social issues of the mid-1990s, including child abuse, teenage alcoholism, adultery, school violence and drug use. Many shows at the time used these themes as a one-time issue, introduced as a problem at the beginning of an episode and resolved at the end, but on My So-Called Life these issues were part of the continuing storyline.
The title of the show alludes to the perception of meaninglessness that many teenagers experience and encapsulates the main theme of the series. The show depicts the teenage years as being difficult and confusing rather than a light, fun-filled time. Angela Chase, played by Claire Danes, is a 15-year-old sophomore at Liberty High School in Three Rivers, Pennsylvania, a fictional suburb of Pittsburgh, she is attempting to assert her identity. To do this, she distances herself from her past and pulls away from her parents and her childhood friends, Sharon Cherski and Brian Krakow. In their place, she befriends Rickie Vasquez. Angela admires him from afar. With these new relationships, Angela finds herself in sometimes dangerous situations. Angela narrates 17 of the 19 episodes in voice-over. Alicia Silverstone auditioned before Danes and impressed producer Edward Zwick, who wanted to cast her as Angela, his partner Marshall Herskovitz thought that Silverstone was too beautiful to play a conflicted teenager uncertain of herself.
Danes' audition impressed both, but as she was 13 and had to attend school, after her casting, the show increased the screen time for the parental characters. Patricia "Patty" Chase, played by Bess Armstrong, is Angela's mother. Unlike many TV mothers, she is the main breadwinner and, at the beginning of the series, employs her husband, she is opinionated and expresses her held beliefs, which at one point leads to a confrontation with the free-spirited mother of Rayanne. Enrique "Rickie" Vasquez, played by Wilson Cruz, is Rayanne Graff's other best friend, he is a gay 15-year-old boy being raised by his uncle, who physically and abuses him. Rickie wears eyeliner and bright clothing and feels most at home in the girls' bathroom with Rayanne and Angela; when his uncle kicks him out of the house, he is fostered by the Chases. Brian Krakow, played by Devon Gummersall, has an unrequited crush on Angela and is longtime friends with both her and Sharon. Despite his high IQ and insight into other characters, he lacks emotional intelligence and is awkward and self-righteous.
This tends to alienate him from his peers. The other characters turn to him only when they have an academic or technological query, he seems willing if not pleased to help them out. Brian is a conflicted character and rejecting the intimacy that he intensely desires, he becomes friends with Rickie towards the middle of the series. Rayanne Graff, played by A. J. Langer, is Angela's new best friend at the beginning of the series, she is wild and parented by a single mother. In the episode "Other People's Mothers", the depth of Rayanne's troubles are revealed when she suffers a drug and alcohol overdose at her own party. Jordan Catalano is played by Jared Leto, he is good-looking but rebellious, his bad boy image masking the real reason for his poor scholastic record. He is Angela's love interest, during the series they have an on-again, off-again relationship, he reveals his emotional depth in his occasional profound thoughts. Sharon Cherski, played by Devon Odessa, was Angela's best friend throughout childhood until Angela became friends with Rayanne.
Sharon is pretty and academically minded, but her values and ideals are challenged throughout the show and she grows to be more open-minded. Danielle Chase, played by Lisa Wilhoit, is Angela's younger sister. There is an emphasis, she has a sarcastic wit, serving as somewhat of a comic relief throughout the show. In the episode "Halloween", she dresses up as Angela and fools her parents with her near-exact replication of Angela's red hair and demeanor. Danielle narrates the penultimate episode, "Weekend", in voice-over. Graham Chase, played by Tom Irwin, is Angela's father. He's soft-spoken and struggles with his role in the household and the direction of his life in general. Tino is never seen but is mentioned in every episode as a running joke of the series, he is a friend of Rayanne. Tino is the lead singer of Jordan's band, Frozen Embry
Intolerable Cruelty is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed and co-written by Joel and Ethan Coen, produced by Brian Grazer and the Coens. The script was written by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone and Ethan and Joel Coen, with the latter writing the last draft of the screenplay; the film stars George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Geoffrey Rush, Cedric the Entertainer, Edward Herrmann, Paul Adelstein, Richard Jenkins and Billy Bob Thornton. Donovan Donaly a TV soap opera producer, walks in on his wife Bonnie being intimate with an ex-boyfriend, he files for divorce, Bonnie hires Miles Massey, a top divorce attorney and the inventor of the "Massey pre-nup", a foolproof prenuptial agreement. Miles wins a large property settlement against Donaly. Private investigator Gus Petch tails the wealthy and married Rex Rexroth on a drunken night out with a blonde; when they stop at a motel, Gus catches their tryst on video. He takes the video to Marylin Rexroth, a marriage-for-money predator, she files for divorce.
Unable to afford a divorce settlement, Rex hires Miles to represent him. Marylin's friend, serial divorcée Sarah Sorkin, warns Marilyn that Miles will be a dangerous opponent. Marylin and her lawyer, Freddy Bender, fail to reach an agreement with Rex. Bored Miles asks the fascinating Marylin to dinner. While they are out, Petch breaks in and copies her address book for Miles, who has his assistant search among the names for Marylin's accomplice in predatory marriage. In court, Marylin feigns an emotional breakdown over Rex's infidelity, professing that she loved Rex unconditionally at first sight. Miles calls "Puffy" Krauss von Espy, a Swiss hotel concierge located by his assistant. Puffy testifies that Marylin asked him to find her a marriage target, rich, a philanderer whom she could divorce, that he pointed her to Rex; the divorce is granted, but Marylin gets nothing, Miles' ancient boss, Herb Myerson, congratulates him. Marylin wants revenge, she finds the now-penniless Donaly living on the street.
She offers him a chance to reclaim his lost glory. Soon after, Marylin shows up at Miles' office with oil millionaire Howard D. Doyle. Marylin insists on the Massey prenup, which will make it impossible for her to claim any of her fiancée's assets in the event of a divorce, over both Howard and Miles's objections. However, Howard destroys it as a demonstration of love. Six months Miles goes to Las Vegas to give the keynote address at a convention for divorce attorneys, he encounters Marylin, who has divorced Howard and collected a sizable share of the Doyle Oil fortune. However, she admits that she is disenchanted with her lonely life. Miles is thrilled, marries her on the spur of the moment. To prove that he has no interest in her fortune, he signs the Massey prenup; the next morning a disheveled Miles tells the convention that love is the most important thing, that he is giving up divorce for pro bono work. A short time Miles discovers that "Howard D. Doyle" was just an actor from one of Donaly's soap operas.
Marylin has tricked him, now his considerable wealth is at risk. Miles' boss demands that something be done to save the firm's reputation, suggests the hitman "Wheezy Joe". Miles hires him to kill Marylin. Miles learns that Marylin's ex-husband Rex has died without changing his will, leaving her his entire fortune. Since she is now the wealthier of the two parties, his assets are no longer at risk. A repentant Miles rushes to save Marylin from Wheezy Joe, but Marilyn has offered to pay him double to kill Miles instead. There is a struggle. Miles and their lawyers meet to negotiate a divorce. Miles retroactively signs a Massey prenup. Realizing her own feelings for him, she tears it up, they kiss. Marylin tells Miles that to get Donaly's help for supplying Doyle, she gave him an idea for a hit TV show, restoring his fortunes in the process: America's Funniest Divorce Videos, with Gus Petch as the host. George Clooney as Miles Massey Catherine Zeta-Jones as Marylin Hamilton Rexroth Doyle Massey Geoffrey Rush as Donovan Donaly Cedric the Entertainer as Gus Petch Edward Herrmann as Rex Rexroth Paul Adelstein as Wrigley Richard Jenkins as Freddy Bender Billy Bob Thornton as Howard D. Doyle Julia Duffy as Sarah Batista O'Flanagan Sorkin Jonathan Hadary as Heinz, the Baron Krauss von Espy Tom Aldredge as Herb Myerson Stacey Travis as Bonnie Donaly Jack Kyle as Ollie Isabell O'Connor as Judge Marva Munson Irwin Keyes as Wheezy Joe Colin Linden as Father Scot Kiersten Warren as Claire O'Mara Mia Cottet as Ramona Barcelona Intolerable Cruelty is the Coens' first job as writers-for-hire.
It was based on an original concept by John Romano, author of The Third Miracle and had been developed into a screenplay by Robert Ramsey and Matthew Stone, who wrote Big Trouble and Life. The script was passed among directors and writers for several years starting from the Coens' version; the screenplay was attached to Ron Howard and Jonathan Demme, who had planned to cast Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the lead roles. After their planned film of James Dickey's novel To The White Sea fell through
The District is an American crime drama and police procedural television series which aired on CBS from October 7, 2000, to May 1, 2004. The show followed the work and personal life of the chief of Washington, D. C.'s police department. Former Newark, New Jersey, Police Commissioner and New York Transit police officer Jack Mannion is hired as the commissioner of the bureaucracy-laden Washington, D. C. police force. Together with his detectives and allies he must fight crime as well as internal corruption and the powers of Congress in order to reorganize and renovate the force; the District was inspired by the real-life experience of former New York City Deputy Police Commissioner Jack Maple. Along with Police Commissioner William Bratton he had reorganized the NYPD and one of the achievements was the CompStat program. After the success in New York the CompStat program has been adapted by other cities; however Jack Maple himself chose to publish his experiences—along with Chris Mitchell he wrote a book and along with Terry George he prepared a TV series concept.
His impact on the storyline after season 1 was limited as he died of colon cancer on August 4, 2001. Primary filming was in Los Angeles, with some location shooting in Washington, D. C. In 2001, Jean Smart was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series" for her performance as "Sherry Regan". On March 12, 2003, Thigpen died of a cerebral hemorrhage in her Marina del Rey, home; the show's third-season finale had a tribute to her character. Note: Throughout The District's entire run it was aired in a Saturday night timeslot. In Australia, The District aired on the Nine Network in late night slots throughout its run. In Bulgaria, the first two seasons aired on Nova Television; the whole series was aired on AXN with subtitles and on AXN Crime. Fox Crime repeated the first two seasons and the dub was rerecorded with the same actors; the third season started in October 2010. In Sweden, The District airs Monday through Thursday at 12:30am on TV4. In Poland, The District aired on the Universal Channel.
In Germany, The District airs on VOX. In the United Kingdom, it airs on CBS Action, it was previously broadcast in late night slots on ITV1. In Serbia, it aired on Radio Television of Serbia. In Slovenia, it aired on the now defunct Prva TV it aired on Fox Life. In Jamaica, The District airs on CVM TV, every Thursday At approx. 12:00 a.m. as of April 2012. In Romania it aired on TVR1 and TVR2 In Italy it aired on Rai 2 on November 29, 2004 and replayed on La7 on May 25, 2009; the District on IMDb The District at TV.com USA Network site CBS Network site