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Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino was an American film director, screenwriter and author. Born in New York City, he graduated with a BA in graphic arts from Michigan State University in 1959 and a BFA and MFA from Yale University in 1961 and 1963 and began his career filming commercials, he moved to Los Angeles to take up screenwriting in 1971. After co-writing the script of Magnum Force and Silent Running he wrote the preliminary script Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Clint Eastwood read the script and sent it to his personal production company, which allowed Cimino to direct the film. After its success, Cimino co-wrote and produced the 1978 Academy Award-winning film The Deer Hunter, his next film, Heaven's Gate, proved to be a financial failure. Cimino directed four films after Heaven's Gate, all failed commercially. Cimino was born in New York City on February 3, 1939. A third-generation Italian-American and his brothers grew up with their parents in Westbury, Long Island, he was regarded as a prodigy at the private schools his parents sent him to, but rebelled as an adolescent by consorting with delinquents, getting into fights, coming home drunk.

Of this time, Cimino described himself as "always hanging around with kids my parents didn't approve of. Those guys were so alive; when I was fifteen I spent three weeks driving all over Brooklyn with a guy, following his girlfriend. He was convinced she was cheating on him, he had a gun, he was going to kill her. There was such intensity about their lives; when the rich kids got together, the most we did was cross against a red light." His father was a music publisher. Cimino says his father was responsible for marching bands and organs playing pop music at football games. "When my father found out I went into the movie business, he didn't talk to me for a year," Cimino said. "He was tall and thin... His weight never changed his whole life and he didn't have a gray hair on his head, he was a Whitney, one of those guys. He was the life of the party, women loved a real womanizer, he smoked like a fiend. He loved his martinis, he died young. He was away a lot. I was just a tiny kid."His mother was a costume designer.

After he made The Deer Hunter, she said that she knew he had become famous because his name was in The New York Times crossword puzzle. Cimino graduated from Westbury High School in 1956, he entered Michigan State University in Michigan. At Michigan State, Cimino majored in graphic arts, was a member of a weightlifting club, participated in a group to welcome incoming students, he won the Harry Suffrin Advertising Award. He was described in the 1959 Red Cedar Log yearbook as having tastes that included blondes, Thelonious Monk, Chico Hamilton, Mort Sahl, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, "drinking, preferably vodka."In Cimino's final year at Michigan State, he became art director, managing editor, of the school's humor magazine Spartan. Steven Bach wrote of Cimino's early magazine work: "It is here that one can see what are the first public manifestations of the Cimino visual sensibility, they are impressive, he restyled the Spartan's derivative Punch look, designing a number of its strikingly handsome covers himself.

The Cimino-designed covers are strong, with a sure sense of space and design. They compare favorably to professional work honored in, any of the Modern Publicity annuals of the late fifties and are far better than the routine work turned out on Madison Avenue; the impact and quality of his work no doubt contributed to his winning the Harry Suffrin Advertising Award at MSU and to his acceptance at Yale." At Yale, Cimino continued to study painting as well as architecture and art history and became involved in school dramatics. In 1962, while still at Yale, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Reserve, he trained for five months at Fort Dix, New Jersey and had a month of medical training in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Cimino graduated from Yale University, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1961 and his Master of Fine Arts in 1963, both in painting. After graduating from Yale, Cimino moved to Manhattan to work in Madison Avenue advertising and became a star director of television commercials, he shot ads for L'eggs hosiery, Kool cigarettes, Eastman Kodak, United Airlines, Pepsi, among others.

"I met some people who were doing fashion stuff -- stills. And there were all these beautiful girls," Cimino said. "And zoom – the next thing I know, overnight, I was directing commercials." For example, Cimino directed the 1967 United Airlines commercial "Take Me Along", a musical extravaganza in which a group of ladies sing Take Me Along to a group of men their husbands, to take them on a flight. The commercial is filled with the dynamic visuals, American symbolism and elaborate set design that would become Cimino's trademark. "The clients of the agencies liked Cimino," remarked Charles Okun, his production manager from 1964 to 1978. "His visuals were fabulous. Because he was so meticulous and took so long. Nothing was easy with Michael." Through his commercial work, Cimino met Joann Carelli a commercial director representative. They began a 30-year on-again-off-again relationship. In 1971, Cimino moved to Los Angeles to start a career as a screenwriter. According to Cimino, it was Carelli that got him into screenwriting: " talked me into it.

I'd never written anything before. I still don't regard myself as a writer. I've written thirteen to fourteen screenplays by [19

Dardiyal, Swat

Dardiyal is an administrative unit, known as Ward in Tehsil Kabal, of Swat District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. According to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Act 2013. District Swat has 67 Wards, of which total amount of Village Councils is 170, Neighbourhood Councils is 44. Dardiyal is Territorial Ward, further divided in four Village Councils: Dardiyal No. 1 Dardiyal No. 2 Bara Samai Tall Village Council Dardiyal No. 1 consist of: PC Dardiyal Population of Village Council Dardiyal No. 1 is 5600, number of General Seats in Local Bodies Election is 7. Village Council Dardiyal No. 2 consist of: PC Dardiyal Population of Village Council Dardiyal No. 2 is 4429, number of General Seats in Local Bodies Election is 7. Village Council Bara Samai consist of: PC Bara Samai Population of Village Council Bara Samai is 8660, number of General Seats in Local Bodies Election is 9. Village Council Tall consist of: PC Bara Samai Population of Village Council Tall is 8660, number of General Seats in Local Bodies Election is 9.

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Returner (Yami no Shūen)

"Returner" is a single released by Gackt, on June 20, 2007, by Nippon Crown. It is Gackt's first single to top the Oricon Singles Chart, first by record label since Kaze's "22-Sai no Wakare" released in 1975, the theme song for NHK drama Fūrin Kazan. In 2006, Gackt continued his tour "Diabolos: Aien no Shi" with a concert on January 14, in Korea, at Fencing Stadium in Korean Olympic Park, his first Asian solo concert. In August at an Otakon conference, it was publicly announced that he would form a band S. K. I. N with the co-founder of the Japanese famous metal band X Japan, Yoshiki Hayashi, for which the idea origins in 2002. With the band still in formation, Gackt on December 24 went on a small nationwide fanclub rock tour "D.r.u.g. Party", continued with four concerts in Korea and Taiwan. In January 2007, Gackt starred in the NHK Taiga drama Fūrin Kazan, where portrayed the warlord Uesugi Kenshin Next week, after the single release, on June 29 was held the debut concert of S. K. I. N. at the Anime Expo in Long Beach, called the "Japanese rock concert of the century".

Although there were high expectations by the public, Gackt and Yoshiki themselves, all activities were stopped. The single was released in a regular and limited edition, which beside the title song included two live recordings of published songs from D.r.u.g Party Tour, only the limited edition to come with the music video for the title song. The inspiration for the image used in this single ties into the NHK drama Fūrin Kazan, in which Gackt plays the warlord Uesugi Kenshin. Gackt performed; the single topped the charts on the day it was released, on the counting week of July, with sales of 43,275 copies. In the upcoming week, it was with sales of 11,257 copies, it charted for 11 weeks, sold over 70,000 copies. In the music video Samurais are arriving and fighting at the battlefield, but the background behind this song is a woman awaiting for the return of her lover from the battlefield, as Gackt sings the lyrics from the woman's perspective while playing the role of the husband in the video.

The husband never comes back. All lyrics are written by Gackt. C. C. "Returner" is Gackt's first single to reach the number one spot on the Japanese Oricon weekly charts. The song was used as the theme song for the Japanese release of the movie The Prestige

Siege of Alès

The Siege of Alès was undertaken by Louis XIII of France, the city captured on 17 June 1629. The Siege of Alès followed the disastrous capitulation of the main Protestant stronghold of La Rochelle, in the Siege of La Rochelle. Huguenot resistance persisted in the south of France though, Louis XIII endeavoured to eliminate it as well. With Privas and Anduze, the city of Alès was at the center of a string of Protestants strongholds in the Languedoc, stretching from Nîmes and Uzes in the east, to Castres and Montauban in the west. Ales was selected by Antoine Hercule de Budos, Marquis des Portes, as a strategic target to severe Huguenot defenses in two and disconnect their main centers of Nîmes and Montauban. After Privas fell on 28 May 1629, in which the Marquis des Portes was killed, French attention turned to Alès. After an intense siege, the city surrendered on 17 June. At the end of the siege, Duke of Rohan, the leader of the Huguenot rebellion, submitted; the remaining Huguenot cities fell, Montauban surrendered without resistance.

This was one of the last events in the repression of the Huguenot rebellions in France. The siege was followed by the Peace of Alès, which settled the revolt by guaranteeing the practice of the Huguenot religion and judicial protection, but requiring Huguenot strongholds as well as political assemblies to be dismantled. French Wars of Religion Huguenot rebellions

Don't Kill My Vibe (EP)

Don't Kill My Vibe is the debut extended play by Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid, released on 5 May 2017 through Island Records. The EP was supported by the release of two singles: the album's title track and "Plot Twist". Two songs featured on the album, the title track, "Dynamite", were included on Sigrid's debut studio album, Sucker Punch. Abigail Hyland of The Line of Best Fit wrote that the EP " a problem that’s been festering at the core of the music industry since its beginnings. Musically, Don't Kill My Vibe is a pop EP. "Don't Kill My Vibe", the EP's title track, was released as the lead single from the EP on 10 February 2017. Commercially, it reached number 28 in Norway, as well as the top twenty in Scotland."Plot Twist" was released as the second single from the EP on 14 July 2017. The song has charted in Belgium. Jason Lipshutz, writing for Billboard, called the EP "13 minutes of spectacular songwriting, four songs full of charming hooks that wind their way toward bigger, more perfect choruses"

Akira Kajiyama

Akira Kajiyama is a Japanese guitarist, known for his work with Joe Lynn Turner. Kajiyama's first commercial band was Precious, formed by Mandrake Root Records in 1987 to promote him; the band dissolved after its only full-length album in 1991. Kajiyama became regarded as a guitar legend in the Japanese hard rock/heavy metal scene. In 1998, Kajiyama and former Anthem vocalist Yukio Morikawa released a tribute album celebrating Rainbow in the name of Niji Densetsu; as a result, he became acquainted with Joe Lynn Turner. After that, Turner invited him to appear on his album "Under Cover, Vol. 2". Since Kajiyama took part in Turner's albums and Japan tours. Kajiyama and Morikawa formed Goldbrick in 2003. Kajiyama is influenced by artists such as Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Al Di Meola, Laurie Wisefield, he is precise at shredding with alternate picking, his style from Precious. However, Kajiyama denies he was a shredder, he says that the shredding style was requested by his record label, as Shrapnel Records did at that time.

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