Jade is a 1995 American erotic thriller film written by Joe Eszterhas, produced by Robert Evans, directed by William Friedkin and starring David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, Richard Crenna and Michael Biehn. The original music score was composed by James Horner based on a song composed by Loreena McKennitt; the film was marketed with the tagline "Some fantasies go too far." San Francisco Assistant District Attorney David Corelli is called to the murder scene of prominent businessman Kyle Medford, found bludgeoned to death in his home by an antique hatchet. Police detectives Bob Hargrove and Petey Vesko find photographs in Medford's safe of Governor Lew Edwards having sex with a prostitute identified as Patrice Jacinto. During questioning, Patrice reveals that she and other women were paid by Medford to have sex with wealthy men at his beach house in Pacifica, she informs them that the most desired prostitute among the clients was a woman known only as "Jade." In a private meeting with Governor Edwards and aide Bill Barrett, Corelli is warned not to make the photographs public.
Corelli is almost killed when his brake line is deliberately cut and his vehicle goes out of control while driving down a steep hill. The detectives find fingerprints on the hatchet belonging to Katrina Gavin, a clinical psychologist and former lover of Corelli's who married his close friend, defense attorney Matt Gavin; when interviewed, Katrina explains that Medford gave her a tour of his antique collection on the day in question, but claims to have nothing to do with his death. At Medford's beach house and the detectives find various drugs and sex toys as well as hidden video cameras, they conclude. Corelli is shocked to discover Katrina on one of the tapes. Patrice arranges to meet Corelli at a restaurant to discuss Jade's identity, but she is murdered in a hit-and-run attack by an unknown assailant driving a black 1993 Ford Thunderbird. Corelli, witnessing the murder first-hand, chases the assailants' vehicle in vain; the detectives discover the Gavins own a similar Thunderbird and therefore suspect Katrina of killing Patrice, but when they find the actual vehicle used in the hit-and-run abandoned, it appears someone may be trying to frame Katrina.
Katrina is again brought in for questioning and this time is shown the sex tape. Matt, in his capacity as her attorney, ends the interrogation before she explains her involvement; when confronted at their home, Katrina admits to her husband that she did have sex with the man on the tape, due in part to her knowledge of Matt's many affairs. Katrina tries unsuccessfully to seduce him, she admits having felt sexually liberated by sleeping with several men at the beach house. Meanwhile, the only witness to identify Katrina at the Pacifica beach house, a man named Henderson, is found murdered. Corelli informs the detectives at the crime scene that Katrina couldn't have killed him because she and Corelli were together at the time. Back at his apartment, Corelli is met by Matt, who holds him at gunpoint and angrily accuses him of having sex with Katrina, he persuades Matt that his wife's life is in danger. They hurry to the Gavin home, where Det. Hargrove and Governor's aide Barrett have come to search for the incriminating photos of the Governor.
Katrina interrupts their search and Hargrove tries to kill her, but Corelli and Matt arrive and Hargrove is shot by Matt. Corelli goes to the Governor for a guarantee of Katrina's safety by leveraging his possession of the photographs; the Governor denies any knowledge of Hargrove's or Barrett's actions, but insinuates they were both acting on his behalf. As she gets ready for bed at home, Katrina finds photographs laid out in her bathroom of her having sex at the beach house. Matt admits to Katrina that he killed Medford, certain that Medford would blackmail them both, he tells Katrina to "introduce me to Jade" the next time they "make love". Warren Beatty was the first choice to play the role of David Corelli, but turned it down. After his sudden departure from NYPD Blue, David Caruso was hoping to break through with a film career and accepted the role; the part of Matt Gavin was offered to Kenneth Branagh, before Chazz Palminteri was cast. Julia Roberts and Sharon Stone were considered to play Katrina Gavin.
Linda Fiorentino was asked, but she turned it down because she didn't want to play a prostitute, but changed her mind once her character was changed through rewrites. According to Joe Eszterhas' autobiography, Hollywood Animal, William Friedkin changed the script so much that Eszterhas threatened to remove his name from the credits, he claimed. In an interview in Linda Ruth Williams' book The Erotic Thriller in Contemporary Cinema, Friedkin admitted that he had rewritten the script. Friedkin said that Jade was the favorite of all the films he had made, he wrote the movie had "a terrific cast. A wonderful script. Great locations. How could it miss?" A year prior to the film's release, Caruso decided that his popularity as star of the hit ABC TV series NYPD Blue would provide enough momentum to make the risky jump from television to feature film leading man. Although he did play an assistant District Attorney, this film was a departure from his more heroic role on TV. Despite a large marketing campaign, moviegoers did not seem to accept Caruso in this character, or the dark and overtly sexual themes of the film.
Comeback roles in television failed until he landed the lead role in CBS' 2002
Queens Logic is a 1991 American comedy film from Seven Arts Pictures starring Kevin Bacon, Linda Fiorentino, Joe Mantegna, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Malkovich, Ken Olin, Chloe Webb and Tom Waits. It was directed by Steve Rash; when childhood friends Al, Dennis and Eliot get together for Ray's wedding, which may or may not happen, they end up on a roller-coaster ride through reality. During one tumultuous, crazy weekend, they face adulthood and each other with new found maturity and discover what Queens Logic is all about; this comedy takes a look at friendship and love. Kevin Bacon as Dennis Jamie Lee Curtis as Grace Linda Fiorentino as Carla John Malkovich as Eliot Joe Mantegna as Al Ken Olin as Ray Tony Spiridakis as Vinny Tom Waits as Monte Chloe Webb as Patricia Michael Zelniker as Marty Kelly Bishop as Maria Terry Kinney as Jeremy The movie gained mixed reviews; the movie was not successful on limited release. The film was released on DVD three times. Once in 1999 under the Pioneer label, the second time in 2002 under the Platinum Disc label, the third time that same year by Artisan Home Entertainment.
The DVD contains little, just the film and its theatrical trailer. Queens Logic was filmed in the summer of 1989, but didn't get released until February 1991. Although released theatrically in the US, Queens Logic was released direct-to-video in the UK. Queens Logic on IMDb Queens Logic at AllMovie Queens Logic at Rotten Tomatoes
Where the Money Is
Where the Money Is is a 2000 comedy-drama crime film directed by Marek Kanievska, written by E. Max Frye, starring Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino and Dermot Mulroney. Professional thief Henry Manning is in an Oregon nursing home's care. Having suffered a massive stroke, he is mute. Henry is in the care of Carol Ann McKay, a high school prom queen who married her boyfriend Wayne, the star of her school's football team, whose glamour days are well behind her. Carol Ann starts to suspect, she fails. So convinced is she that Henry is faking, she gives him the ultimate test, pushing Henry and his wheelchair off a pier into the water, defying him to swim or die. Preferring this place to prison, Harry had studied yoga as a way to fake the symptoms of a stroke. Exposed as a fraud, Henry is at least relieved to be able to talk again. Soon he is dancing and drinking with Carol Ann and Wayne at a local bar coaxing them to be his accomplices in his last and greatest score, an armored transport heist. Carol Ann goes along with the heist, which doesn't go as smoothly as she had hoped.
Paul Newman as Henry Manning Linda Fiorentino as Carol Ann McKay Dermot Mulroney as Wayne Susan Barnes as Mrs. Foster Anne Pitoniak as Mrs. Tetlow Bruce MacVittie as Karl Irma St. Paule as Mrs. Galer Michel Perron as Guard Dorothy Gordon as Mrs. Norton Rita Tuckett as Mrs. Weiler Diane Amos as Kitty Dawn Ford as Cheryl, Wife #2 T. J. Kenneally as Farwell Welk Rod McLachlan as Lloyd the Cop Bill Corday as Grounds Worker Gordon McCall as Handyman Charles S. Doucet as Tom Arthur Holden as Bob Frank Fontaine as Cop Richard Jutras as Manager Frankie Faison as Security Guard Vlasta Vrána as Jewelry Store Employee Heather Hiscox as TV Announcer Michael Brockman as FBI Agent Where the Money Is on IMDb Where the Money Is at Rotten Tomatoes Where the Money Is at Box Office Mojo
Men in Black (1997 film)
Men in Black is a 1997 American science-fiction action/comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, written by Ed Solomon. Loosely adapted from The Men in Black comic book series created by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as two agents of a secret organization called the Men in Black, who supervise extraterrestrial lifeforms who live on Earth and hide their existence from ordinary humans; the film featured the creature effects and makeup of Rick Baker and visual effects by Industrial Light & Magic. The film was released on July 2, 1997 by Columbia Pictures and grossed over $589.3 million worldwide against a $90 million budget, becoming the year's third highest-grossing film, with an estimated 54,616,700 tickets sold in the US. It received worldwide acclaim, with critics praising its witty, sophisticated humor, thematic profundity, action scenes and Smith's performances, special effects and Danny Elfman's musical score.
The film received three Academy Award nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Original Score, Best Makeup, winning the latter award. The film spawned two sequels, Men in Black II and Men in Black 3, a spin-off film Men in Black: International and an 1997-2001 animated series. After a government agency makes first contact with aliens in 1961, alien refugees live in secret on Earth by disguising themselves as humans in the New York metropolitan area. Men in Black is a secret agency that polices these aliens, protects Earth from intergalactic threats and uses memory-erasing neuralyzers to keep alien activity a secret. Men in Black agents have their former identities erased and retired agents are neuralyzed and given new identities. After an operation to arrest an alien criminal near the Mexican border by agents K and D, D decides that he is too old for his job to which K neuralyzes him and begins looking for a new partner. New York Police Department officer James Darrell Edwards III pursues a supernaturally fast and agile suspect into the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
Men in Black agent K interviews James about his encounter neuralyzes him and leaves him a business card with an address. Edwards undergoes a series of tests, for which he finds unusual solutions. While the other candidates are neuralyzed, K offers Edwards a position with the Men in Black. Edwards accepts and his identity is erased, becoming Agent J, the newest Men in Black recruit. In upstate New York, an alien illegally crash-lands on Earth and kills a farmer named Edgar to use his skin as a disguise; the alien kills two aliens disguised as humans. He finds only diamonds inside. After learning about the incident in a tabloid magazine, K investigates the crash landing and concludes that Edgar's skin was taken by a "bug", a species of aggressive cockroach-like aliens, he and J head to a morgue to examine the bodies. Inside one body they discover a dying Arquillian alien, who says that "to prevent war, the galaxy is on Orion's belt"; the alien, who used the name Rosenberg, was a member of the Arquillian royal family.
Men in Black informant Frank the Pug, an alien disguised as a pug, explains that the missing galaxy is a massive energy source housed in a small jewel. J deduces that the galaxy is hanging on the collar of Rosenberg's cat Orion, which refuses to leave the body at the morgue. J and K arrive just as the bug kidnaps the coroner, Laurel Weaver. An Arquillian battleship fires a warning shot in the Arctic and delivers an ultimatum to Men in Black: return the galaxy within a "galactic standard week", or an hour of Earth time, or they will destroy Earth; the bug arrives at the observation towers of the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair New York State Pavilion at Flushing Meadows, which disguise two flying saucers, where Laurel escapes its clutches. It escapes on one saucer; the bug swallows J and K's guns. K provokes it; the bug tries to escape on the other ship, but J slows it down by taunting it and crushing cockroaches, angering it. K blows the bug apart from the inside. J and K recover the galaxy and relax, thinking the whole ordeal over, only for the still living bug to prepare to pounce on them from behind but Laurel blows it up with J's gun.
At Men in Black headquarters, K tells J that he has not been training him as a partner but a replacement. K bids J farewell. Clint Eastwood turned down the part, while Jones only accepted the role after Steven Spielberg promised the script would improve, based on his respect for Spielberg's track record, he had been disappointed with the first draft, which he said "stank". Will Smith as James Darrell Edwards III/Agent J: A former NYPD member, newly recruited to the MIB. Smith was cast because Barry Sonnenfeld's wife was a fan of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Sonnenfeld liked his performance in Six Degrees of Separation. Chris O'Donnell turned down the role because he found the role of a new recruit too similar to Dick Grayson, whom he played in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin. David Schwimmer turned down the part. Like Jones, Smith said he accepted the role after meeting with Spielberg and cited his success as a producer. Linda Fiorentino as Dr. Laurel Weaver/Agent L: A deputy medical examiner who has had a few run-
Sewell, New Jersey
Sewell is an unincorporated community within Mantua Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. It is named for United States Senator William Joyce Sewell. Sewell is served as United States Postal Service ZIP code 08080; as of the 2010 United States Census, the population for ZIP Code Tabulation Area 08080 was 37,433. Sewell is notable for containing the Inversand marl pit, the last operational greensand mine in the world; the location has become renowned for its paleontology and is similar to many of the sites studied by early paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope. It is home to the Barnsboro Inn, the oldest bar in New Jersey. Sewell is home to Rowan College at Gloucester County and the Gloucester County Institute of Technology, both located within Deptford Township; the community is a planned stop on the Glassboro–Camden Line, a proposed 18-mile diesel multiple unit light rail line. Tall Pines State Preserve is a 111-acre nature preserve that opened in November 2015 as Gloucester County's first state park and is located along the border of Deptford Township and Mantua Township.
A forest, turned into an asparagus field and a golf course, the land was preserved through the efforts of the South Jersey Land and Water Trust, the Friends of Tall Pines, Gloucester County Nature Club, the New Jersey Green Acres Program. People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise associated with Sewell include: Ryan D'Imperio, retired NFL fullback who played for the Minnesota Vikings Anthony DeAngelo, NHL defenseman for the New York Rangers. Elwood, the winner of the World's Ugliest Dog Contest in 2007 Tara Lipinski, figure skater and celebrity John E. Wallace Jr. former Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court
Unforgettable (1996 film)
Unforgettable is a 1996 science fiction erotic thriller film directed by John Dahl and starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino. The film is about a man named David Krane, obsessed with finding out who murdered his wife. John Dahl's follow up to his critically acclaimed 1994 film, The Last Seduction, Unforgettable was a critical and box office failure, only earning less than $3 million in the United States. Dr. David Krane arrives at an apparent drug store robbery, he finds a matchbook that reminds him of a similar matchbook found at the scene of his wife Mary's murder. Convinced that the killer is the same man who killed his wife, Krane approaches the detective, Don Bresler on the case, about further investigation. Krane goes to a dinner where Dr. Martha Briggs gives a lecture on her experiment to transfer memories, she tells Krane that neuro-peptides are used in forming memories and can be retrieved from Cerebral Spinal Fluid. She has created a serum designed to facilitate the memory transfer process but an external stimulus similar to the memory must be present for the memories to imprint on the recipient.
When Dr. Krane learns human trials are many years away, he says he would volunteer to try the serum, but Dr. Briggs refuses; that evening Krane retrieves the sample of CSF from his wife's autopsy, breaks into Dr. Briggs' office, he goes back to his house, filled with crime scene photos. Krane injects himself with the serum, has a memory flash of the night of his wife's murder, but is unable to see the killer's face. Krane returns to the lab, retrieves the CSF from the female victim at the drug store. Krane drives to the drug store where he injects himself, with the serum. Krane is able to see the killer's face, he meets with a police sketch artist and tries to create a sketch of the killer. Krane and his friend and colleague, Curtis Avery, enter the sketch into a computer program that generates a searchable photo of the killer. Dr. Briggs confronts Krane about the break in and the theft of her serum, he explains that you experience the memory as if it were happening to you. Dr. Briggs is worried about side effects and gives Krane a physical, noting that there has been "significant" damage to Krane's heart.
Curtis says they got a hit on the photo, that the guy, Eddie Dutton, has a long criminal history, including drugs and several murders for hire. Curtis gives Krane Eddie's last known address. Krane and Dr. Briggs travel to a seedy motel where Krane sees Eddie in the elevator, has an overreaction to seeing him. Krane runs down the stairs after Eddie. Dr. Briggs yells at Krane to stop. Krane pursues Eddie, who starts to fire at Krane. Eddie runs into an alley, where Krane ends up with Eddie's gun. Eddie runs into a Catholic church, grabs a young boy, holding him hostage with a knife. Dr Krane tries to talk Eddie down. Det. Bresler fatally shoots Eddie, Dr. Krane is upset because he did not get to question Eddie. Dr. Krane is confronted about his erratic behavior by his supervisor. Krane and Dr. Briggs go to the Police station, where Krane sneaks into the autopsy room and steals a sample of Eddie's CSF. Back at his house, Krane injects himself with the serum, using Eddie's CSF. Krane has a flash of. In the midst of the memory flashback Krane inadvertently begins to choke Dr. Briggs.
During the flashback Dr. Krane sees that Eddie notices Krane returning to the house and Eddie flees before Mary is dead. Dr. Briggs administers the nitroglycerin to him, he explains that Eddie did not kill his wife, that he had come home drunk that night and passed out in the front yard while his wife was being murdered. Krane opens up about how he was a drunk and the marriage was on the rocks, he mentions. The next morning Dr. Briggs asks him to get a DNA sample from Krane; as Dr. Briggs is running the DNA for a paternity test, Krane walks in and is angry that she would test the paternity without consulting him; the paternity test shows. Krane confronts Mary's sister Kelly, they argue, Kelly says that Mary was having an affair with a police detective. While talking to Det. Bresler about this new information, Krane begins to have flashbacks of an interrogation of Eddie; these flashbacks cause Krane is rushed to the hospital. Krane has subsequent events of Mary's murder. While Krane and Dr. Briggs are at the hospital, an explosive device destroys Dr. Briggs office.
After Krane recovers, Det. Stewart Gleick the original detective on Mary's case, approaches Krane in the hospital saying that a Detective Boddner might be the guy. Det. Boddner tried to commit suicide on the same day Mary was killed, but ended up in a coma instead. Krane and Dr. Briggs go to the hospice where Det. Boddner is, take a sample of his CSF. Krane and Dr. Briggs argue about who should take the injection. Krane says he is not taking any chances and he tapes Dr. Briggs to the seat and injects himself, he confirms that his wife was in fact having an affair with Det. Boddner. Mary met Det. Boddner, a witness against Det. Bresler, a dirty cop; as Krane is reliving these memories, Det. Bresler arrives at the house and begins to set the scene to kill Krane and Dr. Briggs by lighting a fire. Kelly arrives at the house with Krane's kids, just as Det. Bresler is about to k
Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, better known by the pen name Anna Akhmatova, was one of the most significant Russian poets of the 20th century. She was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in 1965 and received second-most nominations for the award the following year. Akhmatova's work ranges from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles, such as Requiem, her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror, her style, characterised by its economy and emotional restraint, was strikingly original and distinctive to her contemporaries. The strong and clear leading female voice struck a new chord in Russian poetry, her writing can be said to fall into two periods – the early work and her work, divided by a decade of reduced literary output. Her work was condemned and censored by Stalinist authorities and she is notable for choosing not to emigrate, remaining in Russia, acting as witness to the events around her, her perennial themes include meditations on time and memory, the difficulties of living and writing in the shadow of Stalinism.
Primary sources of information about Akhmatova's life are scant, as war and the totalitarian regime caused much of the written record to be destroyed. For long periods she was in official disfavour and many of those who were close to her died in the aftermath of the revolution. Akhmatova's first husband, Nikolay Gumilyov, was executed by the Soviet secret police, her son Lev Gumilyov and her common-law husband Nikolay Punin spent many years in the Gulag, where Punin died. Akhmatova was born near the Black Sea port of Odessa, her father, Andrey Antonovich Gorenko, a naval engineer, her mother, Inna Erazmovna Stogova, were both descended from the Russian nobility. She wrote: No one in my large family wrote poetry, but the first Russian woman poet, Anna Bunina, was the aunt of my grandfather Erasm Ivanovich Stogov. The Stogovs were modest landowners in the Mozhaisk region of the Moscow Province, they were moved here after the insurrection during the time of Posadnitsa Marfa. In Novgorod they had been a more distinguished family.
Khan Akhmat, my ancestor, was killed one night in his tent by a Russian killer-for-hire. Karamzin tells us, it was well known. In the eighteenth century, one of the Akhmatov Princesses – Praskovia Yegorovna – married the rich and famous Simbirsk landowner Motovilov. Yegor Motovilov was my great-grandfather, she died when my mother was nine years old, I was named in her honour. Several diamond rings and one emerald were made from her brooch. Though my fingers are thin, still her thimble didn't fit me, her family moved north to Tsarskoye Selo, near St. Petersburg; the family lived in a house on the corner of Shirokaya Street and Bezymyanny Lane, spending summers from age 7 to 13 in a dacha near Sevastopol. She studied at the Mariinskaya High School, moving to Kiev and finished her schooling there, after her parents separated in 1905, she went on to study law at Kiev University, leaving a year to study literature in St Petersburg. Akhmatova started writing poetry at the age of 11, was published in her late teens, inspired by the poets Nikolay Nekrasov, Jean Racine, Alexander Pushkin, Evgeny Baratynsky and the Symbolists.
Her sister Inna wrote poetry though she did not pursue the practice and married shortly after high school. Akhmatova's father did not want to see any verses printed under his "respectable" name, so she chose to adopt her grandmother's distinctly Tatar surname'Akhmatova' as a pen name, she met a young poet, Nikolay Gumilev, on Christmas Eve 1903. Gumilev encouraged her to write and pursued her intensely, making numerous marriage proposals starting in 1905. At 17 years old, in his journal Sirius, she published her first poem which could be translated as "On his hand you may see many glittering rings", signing it "Anna G." She soon became known in St Petersburg's artistic circles giving public readings. That year, she wrote unenthusiastically to a friend, “He has loved me for three years now, I believe that it is my fate to be his wife. Whether or not I love him, I do not know, but it seems to me that I do.” She married Gumilev in Kiev in April 1910. The couple honeymooned in Paris, there she met and befriended the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.
In late 1910, she came together with poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Sergey Gorodetsky to form the Guild of Poets. It promoted the idea of craft as the key to poetry rather than inspiration or mystery, taking themes of the concrete rather than the more ephemeral world of the Symbolists. Over time, they developed the influential Acmeist anti-symbolist school, concurrent with the growth of Imagism in Europe and America. From the first year of their marriage, Gumilev began to chafe against its constraints, she wrote that he had "lost his passion" for her and by the end of that year he left on a six-month trip to Africa. She had "her first taste of fame", becoming renowned, not so much for her beauty, as her intense magnetism and allure, attracting the fascinated attention of a great many men, including the great and the good, she returned to visit Modigliani in Paris, where he created at least 20 paintings of her, including several nudes. She began an affair with the celebrated Acmeist poet Osip Mandelstam, whose wife, declared in her autobiography that she came