The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It drains an area of 14,119 square miles in five U. S. states: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania. Rising in two branches in New York state's Catskill Mountains, the river flows 419 miles into Delaware Bay where its waters enter the Atlantic Ocean near Cape May in New Jersey and Cape Henlopen in Delaware. Not including Delaware Bay, the river's length including its two branches is 388 miles; the Delaware River is one of nineteen "Great Waters" recognized by the America's Great Waters Coalition. The Delaware River rises in two main branches that descend from the western flank of the Catskill Mountains in New York; the West Branch begins near Mount Jefferson in the Town of Jefferson in Schoharie County. The river's East Branch begins at Grand Gorge near Roxbury in Delaware County; these two branches flow west and merge near Hancock in Delaware County, the combined waters flow as the Delaware River south. Through its course, the Delaware River forms the boundaries between Pennsylvania and New York, the entire boundary between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, most of the boundary between Delaware and New Jersey.
The river meets tide-water at the junction of Morrisville and Trenton, New Jersey, at the Falls of the Delaware. The river's navigable, tidal section served as a conduit for shipping and transportation that aided the development of the industrial cities of Trenton and Philadelphia; the mean freshwater discharge of the Delaware River into the estuary of Delaware Bay is 11,550 cubic feet per second. Before the arrival of European settlers, the river was the homeland of the Lenape Native Americans, they called the river Lenapewihittuk, or Lenape River, Kithanne, meaning the largest river in this part of the country. In 1609, the river was first visited by a Dutch East India Company expedition led by Henry Hudson. Hudson, an English navigator, was hired to find a western route to Cathay, but his discoveries set the stage for Dutch colonization of North America in the 17th century. Early Dutch and Swedish settlements were established along the lower section of river and Delaware Bay. Both colonial powers called the river the South River, compared to the Hudson River, known as the North River.
After the English expelled the Dutch and took control of the New Netherland colony in 1664, the river was renamed Delaware after Sir Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and the Virginia colony's first royal governor who defended the colony during the First Anglo-Powhatan War. The Delaware River is named in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and the Virginia colony's first royal governor who defended the colony during the First Anglo-Powhatan War. Lord de la Warr waged a punitive campaign to subdue the Powhatan after they had killed the colony's council president, John Ratcliffe, attacked the colony's fledgling settlements. Lord de la Warr arrived with 150 soldiers in time to prevent colony's original settlers at Jamestown from giving up and returning to England and is credited with saving the Virginia colony; the name of barony is pronounced as in the current spelling form "Delaware" and is thought to derive from French de la Guerre. It has been reported that the river and bay received the name "Delaware" after English forces under Richard Nicolls expelled the Dutch and took control of the New Netherland colony in 1664.
However, the river and bay were known by the name Delaware as early as 1641. The state of Delaware was part of the William Penn's Pennsylvania colony. In 1682, the Duke of York granted Penn's request for access to the sea and leased him the territory along the western shore of Delaware Bay which became known as the "Lower Counties on the Delaware." In 1704, these three lower counties were given political autonomy to form a separate provincial assembly, but shared its provincial governor with Pennsylvania until the two colonies separated on June 15, 1776 and remained separate as states after the establishment of the United States. The name became used as a collective name for the Lenape, a Native American people who inhabited an area of the basins of the Susquehanna River, Delaware River, lower Hudson River in the northeastern United States at the time of European settlement; as a result of disruption following the French & Indian War, American Revolutionary War and Indian removals from the eastern United States, the name "Delaware" has been spread with the Lenape's diaspora to municipalities and other geographical features in the American Midwest and Canada.
The Delaware River's drainage basin has an area of 14,119 square miles and encompasses 42 counties and 838 municipalities in five U. S. states—New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. This total area constitutes 0.4% of the land mass in the United States. In 2001, the watershed was 18% agricultural land, 14% developed land, 68% forested land. There are 216 tributary streams and creeks—an estimated 14,057 miles of streams and creeks—in the watershed. While the watershed is home to 4.17 million people according to the 2000 Federal Census, these bodies of water provide drinking water to 17 million people—roughly 6% of the population of the United States. The waters of the Delaware River's basin are used to sustain "fishing, power, cooling and other industrial and residential purposes." It is the 33rd largest river in the United States in terms of flow, but the nation's most used rivers in daily volume of tonnage. The average annual flow rate of the Delaware is 11,700 cubic feet per s
Stealing Home is a 1988 American coming of age romantic drama film and directed by Steven Kampmann and William Porter. The film stars Mark Harmon, Jodie Foster, Blair Brown, Jonathan Silverman, Harold Ramis and William McNamara. In the film. While doing so, he remembers the relationships he had with her and people he grew up with. Stealing Home was released theatrically on August 1988 by Warner Bros.. Upon release the film, was a critical and commercial failure, although David Foster's musical score garnered universal praise. Over the years it has attained a cult status, praised for nostalgic feel and performances; the film holds a 93% rating on Google users aggregation while on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes it holds a rating of 20%. In the 1980s, Billy Wyatt is a thirty-something washed up baseball player who now works as a high school groundskeeper, spending his days tending to the field and drinking. One afternoon he receives a phone call informing him that Katie Chandler, an old acquaintance, has died.
The bulk of the film consists of extended flashbacks to the 1960s explaining Billy and Katie's relationship. Katie was a older neighborhood girl who befriended Billy's mother and who became his babysitter. Katie acts as a mentor to the young Billy, and, as he grows up, gives him advice on women and dating; as Billy ages he begins to develop feelings for Katie, though the rebellious and worldly wise Katie is interested in older men. The two share a flirtatious relationship, Katie comes to regard Billy as her closest friend and confidante. One summer in his late teens, Billy's father dies in a car accident, Katie and Ginny go on vacation to recover from the tragedy. While sharing a beach house, Katie encourages Ginny to have a one-night stand. An enraged Billy attacks the man whom she brings home, thinking that having sex with another man so soon is disrespectful to his father's memory, he and Katie argue, but that night make up and sleep together. The next day, Katie tells Billy that she's leaving the country with a man she's been seeing, intending to live a life of adventure.
In voice over narration, Billy recalls that this is the last time he saw Katie. In the present, Billy visits Katie's family, her father tells Billy that Katie went through a series of failed and abusive relationships getting married and divorced 4 times and that she had seemed chronically unhappy for some time. Despite rebounding from her most recent breakup, she unexpectedly committed suicide. Katie's father tells Billy that her suicide note requested that Billy be responsible for disposing of her ashes, entrusts them to Billy. Billy reunites with his childhood friend Alan Appleby, the two engage in a night of reminiscing and carousing with Katie's ashes while trying to decide what will be the most respectful way to dispose of them. Billy recalls a memory of Katie telling him a story about watching an Atlantic City show in which a horse ran down a pier and jumped into the water, admiring the image of freedom it offered her; the next morning, Billy scatters Katie's ashes there. Seeing a new sense of possibility in his own life, Billy reunites with a former girlfriend and joins a minor league baseball team.
Mark Harmon as Billy Wyatt William McNamara as young Billy Wyatt Thacher Goodwin as Billy Wyatt Jodie Foster as Katie Chandler Harold Ramis as Alan Appleby Jonathan Silverman as young Alan Appleby Blair Brown as Ginny Wyatt Richard Jenkins as Hank Chandler John Shea as Sam Wyatt Christine Jones as Grace Chandler Ted Ross as Bud Scott Helen Hunt as Hope Wyatt Beth Broderick as Leslie The film plot is set in the Philadelphia area and the New Jersey shore. The filming occurred in many locations: The house that Billy grows up in is located in Chestnut Hill, where exterior scenes were shot; the team he was shown playing for in the movie was the name of the actual team that played there at the time, The San Bernardino Spirit. Camp Tecumseh, boys summer sports camp T-shirt is seen in the movie; the film received negative reviews around the time of its release. In her review for the New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "The era is established as a dreamily idyllic past, thanks to sand dunes at twilight, waves that crash in the distance, shiny red convertibles without seat belts and a musical score that may make you want to weep, for all the wrong reasons".
In his one-star review for the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert wrote, "I detested Stealing Home so much, from beginning to end, that I left the screening wondering if any movie could be that bad". The movie holds a 22% Critics rating and a 78% Audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes; when asked about the film in 2006, Mark Harmon said, "That was about a bunch of actors loving a script, going there and burning it on both ends for five weeks just to get it done. That was a fun one to make. I hear a lot about that role. People found that movie on video." Since the release of Summer of'42, Warner Bros. has attempted to buy back the rights to the film, which
United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company
The United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company was a railroad company which began as the important Camden & Amboy Railroad whose 1830 lineage began as one of the eight or ten earliest permanent North American railroads, among the first common carrier transportation companies whose prospectus marketed an enterprise aimed at carrying passengers fast and competing with stagecoaches between New York Harbor and Philadelphia-Trenton. Among the other earliest chartered or incorporated railroads, only the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad and Baltimore and Ohio Railroad were chartered with passenger services in mind. After mergers as the UNJ&CC became a subsidiary part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system in New Jersey by the merger and acquisition of several predecessor companies in 1872. Prior to 1872, its main lines were the Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Company, the first railroad in New Jersey and one of the first railroad in the United States; the Camden and Amboy was the first railroad to be conceived as a passenger railroad and the first to employ steam locomotives to replace animal powered vehicles on rails.
C&A first operated the John Bull, imported from Great Britain ca. 1832. Its operations lead to the important development of the iron T-rail type rail tracks that became standard around the world; the United Company included the Delaware and Raritan Canal, an early foe and friend of the C&A. The new conglomerate included the New Jersey Rail Road and Transportation Company, the first railroad across the New Jersey Palisades; the first railroad charter in the United States was issued on February 6, 1815 to the New Jersey Railroad Company. Its proprietors included the famous inventor John Stevens. Based on turnpike charters, it allowed the company to build between New Brunswick and Trenton, became a model for railroad charters in the future; the Robert Stevens discussed below was the son of John Stevens. In the early 19th Century, travel between New York and Philadelphia America's two largest cities, was difficult and expensive. In 1800, a trip between the two cities could take as long as eleven hours on a good day and as long as twenty on a bad one.
In 1829, eager to reduce the cost and difficulty of travel, New Jersey began investigating a cross-state canal and railroads. Railroads had met with success in Britain and several American cities were planning lines of their own; the legislature, amid aggressive lobbying, decided to build both a canal and a railroad. The canal and the railroad were to be built parallel to each other and controlled by separate companies chartered by the legislature; each corporation was to give the state $100,000 worth of stock and pay a transit tax levied on cargo and each passenger carried. The corporation chartered to build the canal complicated this arrangement by deciding to build a railroad; the legislature responded with a so-called "Marriage Act" to combine the two companies. The Camden & Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Company was chartered on February 4, 1830, on the same day as the Delaware and Raritan Canal Company, after the two competing companies had come to a compromise; the C&A and D&R had the same goals — to connect the Delaware River, serving Philadelphia, with the Raritan River, for access to New York City — one by tow-path canal with some new innovations to cross the hills and the other by the untried railroad technology emerging in Europe.
Both ventures were considered risky, both needed right-of-way grants from the legislature along the river's banks, requiring negotiations and design compromises before either could lay claim to a land rights charter. Subsequently, the D&R was built to the west of the original C&A, leaving the Delaware at Trenton and running northeast to New Brunswick along the Raritan River valley, while the original C&A ran south from New York Harbor via South Amboy on Raritan Bay to Camden, thence across the breadth of New Jersey, connecting by ferry across the Delaware River to Philadelphia, both indirectly but much more linking New York and Philadelphia—at the time America's fastest growing city with its largest city and more tying together many of its oldest industrial centers. Robert L. Stevens was president of the C&A in the 1840s; the C&A was organized on April 28, 1830. Surveys began on June 16; as railroads were a new development in the U. S. rails and locomotives were imported from Britain. Construction began December 1830 at Bordentown on the Delaware River.
R. Stephenson and Company built a locomotive steam engine for the Camden and Amboy, completed in July 1831 and shipped to Philadelphia from Liverpool on the 14th of the same month, it was received by "Edwin A. Stephens for the Camden and South Amboy R. Road & Trans Co." The locomotive engine was named John Bull in reference to its place of manufacture. As of 1986, it was the oldest operable locomotive engine; the John Bull arrived at Bordentown on September 4, 1831 and was first tested November 12. The first section, from Stewarts Point Wharf near Bordentown north to Hightstown, was opened to the public on October 1, 1832, being operated by horse at first. Service between Philadelphia and Stewarts Point Wharf was provided by steamboats, a stagecoach trip was used between Hightstown and South Amboy; the trip ran in 9.5 hours, 1 -- 2 hours faster than other routes. The remainder of the line to South Amboy (the current
Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge
The Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge is one of three road bridges connecting Trenton, New Jersey with Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Opened in 1952, it carries U. S. is owned and operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. This bridge's toll plaza was configured to collect tolls from both the northbound and southbound travel lanes. Today, tolls are collected only from vehicles travelling southbound. Beginning in 2006, the Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge underwent renovation work to expand and rehabilitate the bridge and auxiliary structures. Improvements included the addition of a third northbound lane on the main bridge, installing a new soundwall along Northbound US 1 in Pennsylvania as well as lengthening deceleration lanes; this $67 million project was designed by the Louis Berger Group and awarded to Conti Enterprises Incorporated, concluded in 2009. Bridges portal Pennsylvania portal New Jersey portal List of crossings of the Delaware River Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission - Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge
2012 Republican National Convention
The 2012 Republican National Convention was a gathering held by the U. S. Republican Party during which delegates nominated former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin for President and Vice President for the 2012 election. Prominent members of the party delivered speeches and discussed the convention theme, "A Better Future." The convention was held during the week of August 27, 2012, in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The city, which expected demonstrations and possible vandalism, used a federal grant to bolster its police force in preparation. Due to the approach of Hurricane Isaac, convention officials changed the convention schedule on August 26, 2012. On August 14, 2009, the Republican National Committee named an eight-member Site Selection Committee to start the process of selecting a host city for the 2012 convention. News reports in early 2010 indicated that Tampa, as well as Salt Lake City and Phoenix, had been selected as finalist candidates for the convention site.
The decision was announced on May 2010, when Tampa was selected as the host city. The 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee, a 501 non-profit, was the official and federally designated presidential convention host committee for the convention, charged with the task of raising the necessary funds to hold the convention; the Host Committee was composed of 10 prominent Florida business executives, civic leaders, other community leaders. Al Austin was Ken Jones served as the President and Chief Executive Officer; the Host Committee achieved its fundraising goal as of August 27, 2012, having raised more than $55,000,000 to host the 2012 Republican National Convention. The convention theme was "A Better Future"; each day had its own theme: Monday's was "We Can Do Better". In addition to these daily themes, the Republican National Committee announced that it would present a series of policy workshops to be hosted by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called "Newt University". A primary objective of the convention, described both as Romney's "biggest election hurdle" and as Romney's "most urgent task" of concern by top Republicans, was to counter efforts to portray him as an out-of-touch elitist and to rehabilitate the image of his business career.
The convention lasted from August 27–30, 2012. According to the convention website, it hosted 2,286 delegates, 2,125 alternates and 15,000 credentialed members of the media; the convention CEO was William D. Harris. Several notable Republican figures chose not to attend the convention, including former presidents George W. Bush and George H. W. Bush, former vice-president Dick Cheney. However, a video tribute to George W. Bush, who has stayed out of the political arena since leaving office three years earlier, was shown at the convention on Wednesday night, in which Bush's family members praised him. In the tribute, Bush's father, George H. W. Bush, said of George W. Bush: "There was never a taint of scandal around his presidency, and I think we forget the importance of that." The convention was designated as a National Special Security Event, which meant that ultimate authority over law enforcement went to the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security. The federal government provided $50 million for Convention security.
Much of the money went to deputizing additional police. Other expenses included an armored SWAT vehicle. Tampa Bay disclosed that it had spent $1.18 M on video linkages between ground police and helicopters. The city paid $16,500 to the Florida State Fairgrounds Authority in exchange for police use of local fairgrounds as a command center. Dani Doane of the Heritage Foundation described the police presence as "unnerving" and "like a police state". Others reported a quiet week with few arrests. Police handed out bottles of water at one point served protestors a box lunch. A committee, chaired by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, met in Tampa to draft a party platform. On August 21, 2012, the committee released a 60-page document for approval at the convention; the platform was enthusiastically approved at the convention on August 28. Policies include: A Human Life Amendment banning abortion and legislation "to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children." A constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The right of the federal government and each state to deny legal recognition to same-sex marriages. For Medicare: increase the age of eligibility and a shift to a defined contribution plan in which the government pays a fixed amount rather than cover an individual's costs. A new "guest worker" program. Abstinence should be the only form of family planning for teenagers, government funded. Increased transparency of the Federal Reserve via audits and investigating the viability of returning to a fixed value currency. Ending the federal income tax by repealing the Sixteenth Amendment if the current taxation system is changed. Opposing regulations on business to curb climate change, curtailing the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, promoting "private stewardship of the environment". According to Fox News and Associated Press delegate projections, Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, clinched the Republican presidential nomination in the Texas
Human Desire is a 1954 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame. It is loosely based on Émile Zola's novel La Bête humaine; the story had been filmed twice before: La Bête humaine directed by Jean Renoir and Die Bestie im Menschen starring Ilka Grüning. Returning Korean War vet Jeff Warren is a train engineer who worked alongside Alec Simmons, was a boarder in his home, before going off to fight for three years. Jeff is resuming his duties as an engineer. Alec's daughter, always had a crush on Jeff and, in the interim, has matured into a attractive young woman who's still smitten with him. Carl Buckley is a gruff, hard-drinking assistant yard supervisor married to the younger, more vibrant, Vicki; when Carl is fired for talking back to his boss, he pleads with Vicki to go into the city to see John Owens, in whose house she lived as a young girl when her mother worked for Owens as a housekeeper. He is an important customer of the railroad whose influence Carl hopes will result in him getting his job back.
Unbeknownst to Carl, Vicki had more than just lived in Owens' house, which the viewer can surmise from Vicki's firm but subdued refusal to intercede on her husband's behalf. Nonetheless, after his persistent begging, she reluctantly agrees to go into the city to meet Owens and ask for his help. From her manner, the way in which Owens greets her, we can tell what Vicki will do in order to get Carl rehired; when Vicki doesn't return for 5 hours, it dawns on Carl that she's been unfaithful. After a violent argument during which he slaps the truth from her, Carl forces Vicki to write a short letter to Owens, setting up a meeting with him that night in his train compartment. He's taking the train to Chicago and Carl and Vicki are returning home. Carl accompanies Vicki to Owen's compartment, barges in when Owens opens the door and, with the knife he'd been whittling with on his way into town earlier in the day, Carl kills him, he takes Owens' wallet and his pocket watch to make the murder appear to be one done in the course of a robbery, he takes the letter that Vicki had written.
Carl makes it clear. Meanwhile, who had driven the train Carl and Vicki had taken into town, is now hitching a free ride back home and happens to be smoking in the vestibule near Owens' compartment, blocking the couples' way back to their own. Carl makes Vicki entice Jeff, who isn't acquainted with her, away from the area so Carl can make his way unseen. Vicki and Jeff share a smoke, a kiss. At the end of the journey, Jeff realizes they're married. At the inquest for the murder of Owens, Jeff is called as a witness; the various passengers on the train that night are asked to stand. When he's asked if he had seen any of the people that night, Jeff looks intently at Vicki answers no. Vicki and Jeff soon resume their relationship, she reveals a truncated version of the truth, that she'd gone to Owens' compartment for a liaison, but had found him murdered. Jeff questions. Vicki explains. Meanwhile, Ellen sells him a ticket to a local dance. Jeff tells Vicki, she tells the entire truth about Owens' murder and about the letter.
Captivated still, Jeff says they will work it all out somehow. Carl has again lost his job. Vicki summons Jeff to let him know that her husband is selling the house and is making her leave town with him, she can't find. She suggests that she and Jeff will have to part forever and says, "If only we'd been luckier. If something had happened to him, at the yards." Jeff understands her implication. Carl stumbles, from Duggan's Bar and starts making his way home through the rail yard. Jeff follows. A passing train blocks the view. However, Jeff appears at Vicki's, he accuses Vicki of setting him up from the start. She protests that she does love Jeff, that if he loved her, he would've killed for her, she tries to equate his Korean war experience in killing men with this situation. Jeff leaves her, but gives her one thing as he goes––the letter, which he has taken from the drunk Carl's pocket. Vicki is now free to leave Carl and, gets on the next train, which Jeff is engineering. Shortly after it leaves the station, Carl enters Vicki's compartment.
He implores her not to leave him offers her the letter but, as he's searching for it in his pockets, she tells him he doesn't have it. He accuses her of running away with Jeff, she denies this but admits she's in love Jeff, though he's rejected her because she asked him to murder Carl. Carl strangles her to death. Meanwhile, Jeff has regained some happiness and, as he operates the train, is thinking about the dance he and Ellen will attend together. Glenn Ford as Jeff Warren Gloria Grahame as Vicki Buckley Broderick Crawford as Carl Buckley Edgar Buchanan as Alec Simmons Kathleen Case as Ellen Simmons Peggy Maley as Jean Diane DeLai
Baby It's You (film)
Baby It's You is a 1983 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Sayles. It stars Vincent Spano; the film, set in 1966 New Jersey, is about a romance between an upper-middle-class Jewish girl named Jill Rosen, bound for Sarah Lawrence College, a blue-collar Italian boy nicknamed the Sheik, who aspires to follow in Frank Sinatra's footsteps. The movie follows their high school experiences during their romance: Jill's success in high school acting productions, Jill's rebuffing of Sheik's sexual advances, Sheik's one-night stand with a sexually active friend of Jill's and a subsequent suicide attempt by that friend. Sheik is expelled from school, after an attempted robbery and subsequent pursuit by local police, Sheik goes to Miami, while Jill subsequently leaves for her first year at Sarah Lawrence in the fall of 1967. At one point in her first year, Jill visits Sheik in Florida during spring break, although she sees how little he has going for him, she has sex with him. In the moments before they undress, their conversation turns to his odd nickname, which he had not explained to Jill when they dated in high school.
"Sheik" is a brand of condoms, he explains--"like Trojans." Some time after Jill returns to college, Sheik arrives at work to find that he has been unceremoniously replaced by a real singer, albeit one with no great talent. This humiliation makes Sheik self-aware of his non-existent opportunities for career success in any endeavor, in response, he steals a car and makes the long drive from Miami to New York, propelled by the romantic notion of reuniting with Jill. Jill's college experience has not been easy or happy: she has not met with the acting or social success she had in high school. Yet, the act of consummating her desire for Sheik has led her to realize that she does not love him, for having had sex with him has moved her past the point of romantic and sexual wonder, left her seeing that they inhabit different social worlds; when Sheik arrives at Sarah Lawrence and does not find Jill, he violently trashes her room and waits for her return. When she does and he declares his love for her, she tells him.
Sheik resists her response and in a moment of quiet dignity, accepts it. Jill reaches out to Sheik, asks him as a favor—for them both, in a sense—if he will take her to a college dance, for which she has otherwise been unable to find a date; the movie ends with this dance, this final scene registers the quick change of pace in popular culture in the mid-1960s. In the midst of the dance, either Jill or Sheik requests that the band, perform "Strangers in the Night", the Sinatra hit, a key part of their high school romance; the film finishes with them slow-dancing. This was Sayles' first film for a major Hollywood studio, he based the screenplay on an autobiographical story by Amy Robinson. The film was co-produced by Robinson and Griffin Dunne and was dedicated to Dunne's sister, actress Dominique Dunne, murdered around the time of the film's production. Rosanna Arquette reflected on the role shortly after the film's theatrical release: "I went to high school for a while, but my experiences were shitty.
Somebody asked me. I put on those knee socks and that skirt and - I don't know. I just felt her." In July 2008, Baby It's You was released on DVD. Film critic Janet Maslin discussed the music in the film and wrote, "Music is a major part of Baby, It's You, as the title may indicate; the score consists of rock songs that more or less correspond to the time, although Sheik's entrances are accompanied by Bruce Springsteen songs. These touches, as well as the impeccable period details and the evocative cinematography by Michael Ballhaus, suggest that Baby, It's You was a labor of love for everyone involved." In a joint review of Baby It's You and another John Sayles film, Rolling Stone's Michael Sragow commented that Sayles has his strengths but is overrated, compared both films unfavorably to his earlier Return of the Secaucus 7. He elaborated that Baby It's You is too ideologically single-minded and suffers from oversights in its storytelling. "it may take twenty minutes for an audience to realize that attends high school and isn't a dropout hanging around."Critic Dennis Schwartz wrote, "It was for indie filmmaker Sayles his first film to be made with financial backing by a major studio, but he swore it would be his last as he was pissed that he lost final editing cut.
For Sayles this is lighter fare than what he tackles, but he fights through all the teenage clichés to give his own spin on this romance, the significance of social-class differences, how it is to grow up by listening to your heart and to change with the times." Wins Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: BSFC Award. Baby It's You on IMDb Baby It's You at AllMovie Baby It's You at Rotten Tomatoes