Mira Katherine Sorvino is an American actress. She won the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite, she starred in the films Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Lulu on the Bridge, The Replacement Killers, Summer of Sam, Like Dandelion Dust. She received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for her role in Norma Jean & Marilyn, a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Human Trafficking. Sorvino was born in New York City to Lorraine Ruth Davis, a drama therapist for Alzheimer's disease patients and a former actress, Paul Sorvino, a character actor and film director, she has two siblings and Amanda. Sorvino is of Italian descent on her father's side. Sorvino was raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where she wrote and acted in backyard plays with her childhood friend Hope Davis and in theater productions at Dwight-Englewood School. Sorvino has said that as a child she was influenced by her mother to pursue social causes. Sorvino excelled in high school, was accepted into Harvard University.
She studied for one year as an exchange student with CIEE in Beijing, where she became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In 1989, she graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with a degree in East Asian studies, she helped found the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones, one of Harvard's co-ed a cappella groups in 1985. Sorvino's first major screen appearance was in the teen television series Swans Crossing, on which she appeared in six episodes; when the 1993 film Amongst Friends entered preproduction, she was hired as third assistant director was promoted to casting director to assistant producer, was offered a lead role. Positive reviews led to other acting opportunities. After small roles in Robert Redford's Quiz Show and Whit Stillman's Barcelona, she was cast in the 1995 Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite, her portrayal of a happy-go-lucky prostitute made her a star, winning her an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. While the film garnered Sorvino international notoriety, she described the shooting of the film as stressful: "I was neurotic doing Mighty Aphrodite," she recalled.
"Every night brought a new nervous breakdown. I'd cry and talk to God, I was so nervous; the next day, I'd show up and do my scenes."Other credits include Romy and Michele's High School Reunion with Lisa Kudrow, At First Sight with Val Kilmer, Summer of Sam from Spike Lee. She portrayed Marilyn Monroe for the 1996 HBO film Norma Jean & Marilyn, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, the lead role in the 1997 horror movie Mimic from Guillermo del Toro. In 1995, she portrayed Conchita Closson in the BBC miniseries The Buccaneers based on Edith Wharton's last novel, she starred as Daisy Buchanan in the 2000 television film The Great Gatsby. In 2002, Sorvino appeared as the lead in The Triumph of Love, an adaptation of the 1732 Marivaux play. In 2006, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in the Lifetime film Human Trafficking; the following year, she had a supporting role in the drama Reservation Road, with Mark Ruffalo. In February 2008, she guest-starred in the "Frozen" episode of the medical television drama House.
Making her character, psychiatrist Cate Milton, a recurring character, was mentioned, but the writers' strike put a freeze on such discussions. She starred in Attack on Leningrad, Multiple Sarcasms with Timothy Hutton and Stockard Channing, Nancy Savoca's Union Square, with Patti Lupone and Tammy Blanchard; the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to good reviews. In the same year, Sorvino played the mother of the lead in the film adaptation of Wendy Mass’s popular children’s book Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. In 2014, she reappeared as Head Detective Betsy Brannigan on the final season of Psych, on the fourth season of Falling Skies as John Pope's love interest, Sara. Sorvino joined the cast of the television series Intruders, playing the role of Amy Whelan. In 2016, she appeared in the Netflix series Lady Dynamite as an actor working on a sitcom pilot named White Trash. In 2018, Sorvino played the role of Amy in the psychological thriller, Look Away, alongside Jason Isaacs and India Eisley.
She will be voiced alongside Tom Hardy, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rachel Weisz, Steven Seagal, Holly Hunter, Sullivan Stapleton and Juliette Lewis in the animated film Live the Hipsters. Between 1996 and 1998, Mira Sorvino was romantically involved with director Quentin Tarantino, her escort to the Academy Awards ceremony where she won Best Supporting Actress for Mighty Aphrodite. Sorvino met actor Christopher Backus at a friend's charades party in August 2003. On June 11, 2004, they married in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara, courthouse later had a hilltop ceremony in Capri, Italy; the couple has four children: daughters Mattea Angel and Lucia and sons Johnny Christopher King and Holden Paul Terry Backus. In honor of Sorvino's role as Susan Tyler, an entomologist, investigating deadly insect mutations in the feature film Mimic, a compound excreted by the sunburst diving beetle as a defensive mechanism was named "mirasorvone" by Thomas Eisner. In September 2014, Sorvino gave a wide-ranging interview on The Nerdist Podcast in which she discusses her education and her life in China, many of her varied interests.
Sorvino has converted to Christianity since then. She resides with her family in California. In 2017, Mira Sorvino came o
The RCA Corporation was a major American electronics company, founded as the Radio Corporation of America in 1919. It was a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric. An innovative and progressive company, RCA was the dominant electronics and communications firm in the United States for over five decades. RCA was at the forefront of the mushrooming radio industry in the early 1920s, as a major manufacturer of radio receivers, the exclusive manufacturer of the first superheterodyne models. RCA created the first American radio network, the National Broadcasting Company; the company was a pioneer in the introduction and development of television, both black-and-white and color. During this period, RCA was identified with the leadership of David Sarnoff, he was general manager at the company's founding, became president in 1930, remained active, as chairman of the board, until the end of 1969. RCA's impregnable stature began to weaken in the mid-1970s, as it attempted to diversify and expand into a multifaceted conglomerate.
The company suffered enormous financial losses in the mainframe computer industry and other failed projects such as the CED videodisc. In 1986, RCA was reacquired by General Electric, which over the next few years liquidated most of the corporation's assets. Today, RCA exists as a brand name only. RCA originated as a reorganization of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America. In 1897, the Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company, was founded in London to promote the radio inventions of Guglielmo Marconi; as part of worldwide expansion, in 1899 American Marconi was organized as a subsidiary company, holding the rights to use the Marconi patents in the United States and Cuba. In 1912 it took over the assets of the bankrupt United Wireless Telegraph Company, from that point forward it had been the dominant radio communications company in the United States. With the entry of the United States into World War One in April 1917, the government took over most civilian radio stations, to use them for the war effort.
Although the overall U. S. government plan was to restore civilian ownership of the seized radio stations once the war ended, many Navy officials hoped to retain a monopoly on radio communication after the war. Defying instructions to the contrary, the Navy began purchasing large numbers of stations outright. With the conclusion of the conflict, Congress turned down the Navy's efforts to have peacetime control of the radio industry, instructed the Navy to make plans to return the commercial stations it controlled, including the ones it had improperly purchased, to the original owners. Due to national security considerations, the Navy was concerned about returning the high-powered international stations to American Marconi, since a majority of its stock was in foreign hands, the British largely controlled the international undersea cables; this concern was increased by the announcement in late 1918 of the formation of the Pan-American Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company, a joint venture between American Marconi and the Federal Telegraph Company, with plans to set up service between the United States and South America.
The Navy had installed a high-powered Alexanderson alternator, built by General Electric, at the American Marconi transmitter site in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It proved to be superior for transatlantic transmissions to the spark transmitters, traditionally used by the Marconi companies. Marconi officials were so impressed by the capabilities of the Alexanderson alternators that they began making preparations to adopt them as their standard transmitters for international communication. A tentative plan made with General Electric proposed that over a two-year period the Marconi companies would purchase most of GE's alternator production. However, this proposal was met with disapproval, on national security grounds, by the U. S. Navy, concerned that this would guarantee British domination of international radio communication; the Navy, claiming it was acting with the support of President Wilson, looked for an alternative that would result in an "all-American" company taking over the American Marconi assets.
In April 1919 two naval officers, Admiral H. G. Bullard and Commander S. C. Hooper, met with GE's president, Owen D. Young, asking that he suspend the pending alternator sales to the Marconi companies; this move would leave General Electric without a buyer for its transmitters, so the officers proposed that GE purchase American Marconi, use the assets to form its own radio communications subsidiary. Young consented to this proposal, effective November 20, 1919, transformed American Marconi into the Radio Corporation of America; the new company was promoted as being a patriotic gesture. RCA's incorporation papers required that its officers needed to be U. S. citizens, with a majority of its stock held by Americans. RCA retained most of the American Marconi staff, although Owen Young became the new company's head as the chairman of the board. Former American Marconi vice president and general manager E. J. Nally become RCA's first president. Nally's term ended on December 31, 1922, he was succeeded the next day by Major General James G. Harbord.
Ki Longfellow is an American novelist, theatrical producer, theater director and entrepreneur with dual citizenship in Britain. She is best known in the United States for her novel The Secret Magdalene; this is the first of her works exploring the divine feminine. In England, she is best known as the widow of Vivian Stanshall, the late musician, lead singer of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, author, radio broadcaster and wit; the first of her novels to be published, China Blues and Chasing Women are thrillers. In April 2013, the first of her Sam Russo Mysteries was published, part of a noir series set in and around New York City in the late 1940s; the fourth in the Sam Russo Mysteries was published in 2015. Walks Away Woman, about a neglected Arizona housewife walking out into the Sonoran Desert to die, was published in December 2013. On January 26, 2018, Ki's memoir of her husband,The Illustrated Vivian Stanshall, a Fairytale of Grimm Art, illustrated by Ben Wickey, was released, she was born as Baby Kelly on December 9, 1944, on Staten Island, New York to Andrea Lorraine Kelly, sixteen years old.
The young mother named the child "Pamela" when required to by the US Vital Records Office put her baby in foster care while she worked at many jobs during the last of the war years. When the infant Pamela contracted pneumonia, she was removed from the foster home; the girl was taken in by a relative of her mother's father. Pamela was removed from this "home". Pamela was never told about her biological father until she was 27. Within two years Kelly assuming care of her child, left New York to resettle in Marin County, near her older married sister, Rosemarie Anderson. In Marin, Anderson cared for Pamela, until she left for Samoa to Texas with her own child and new husband returned from World War II, she turned the girl back to her mother. Kelly met and married a US Navy man named Clifford Longfellow, claiming Pamela again at the age of four, he adopted she took his surname. Over the next several years, the family moved as he was assigned to New York's Brooklyn Navy Yard, Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, Mare Island and Long Beach in California, Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia.
Due to frequent moves, Longfellow attended a different school for each grade except the years spent on Oahu. Between duty stations, the family lived with her adopted grandfather, Lindsay Ray Longfellow, at his home in Larkspur, California. Pamela relied on him for "family," and learned to enjoy his pastime of going to horse races. Longfellow graduated from Redwood High School in Larkspur. In her junior and senior years, she attended only those classes that cut others. Determined to become a writer, she spent time with painters and musicians in Sausalito, discovered what remained of the Beat Generation in North Beach. At nineteen, Longfellow had a dramatic experience. Not understanding her experience and suffering panic attacks, she voluntarily entered the State Mental Institution at Napa, California. There she was diagnosed, without benefit of a doctor, as a "severe psycho-neurotic." On June 21, 1963, at age eighteen, Longfellow gave birth to her first child, daughter Sydney Longfellow. In 1964 she acted in her only movie, Once a Thief, in a part written for her by her close friend, the film's screenwriter Zekial Marko.
In 1967 she moved with her daughter to New York City, where she worked as a fashion model, as a writer for CARE. She moved to Montana, where she lived and worked for a year on a ranch on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation as a member of VISTA, she sailed to Europe, living for a time in Paris. Back in New York City, Longfellow worked for the promoter Bill Graham in his Millard Booking Agency. In 1972, she met Robin Gee, the manager of the English folk band Fairport Convention, moved with him to England, they were together for five years and she became a British citizen. During this period, Longfellow wrote for English music magazines. A year before her mother died at the age of 44 from an embolism, Kelly told Longfellow 27 years old, for the first time about her biological father. Kelly never told Pamela his name or that of the school. Longfellow never met him. Longfellow stayed there for a time. In 1977, she flew back to England. There she met Vivian Stanshall, frontman for the Bonzo Dog Band. In 1977, they moved into a houseboat moored on the River Thames between Shepperton.
On August 16, 1979, they had a daughter, Silky Longfellow-Stanshall, named after a favorite racehorse from Longfellow's childhood. On September 9, 1981 they married in the register office at Sunbury-on-Thames. Longfellow and Stanshall wrote radio songs together. In 1980, she edited Stanshall's only book, Sir Henry at Rawlinson End & Other Spots, published by Pete Townshend, of Eel Pie Publishing, she helped Stanshall with the script for the film version of Sir Henry at Rawlinson End, which starred Trevor Howard. In late 1982, Longfellow discovered The Thekla, a ship she rescued and renovated with government funding, she moored it in the port of Bristol, where she adapted it as a restaurant. She hoped; the r
Married to the Mob
Married to the Mob is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine. Pfeiffer, in something of a departure from her previous roles, gave an acclaimed lead performance as a gangster's widow from Brooklyn, opposite Modine as the undercover FBI agent assigned the task of investigating her mafia connections; as a slippery mob boss romantically pursuing Angela, Dean Stockwell was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Angela de Marco is the wife of mafia up-and-comer Frank "The Cucumber" de Marco, who gets violently dispatched by Mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo when he is discovered in a compromising situation with the latter's mistress Karen. Angela wants to escape the mafia scene with her son, but is harassed by Tony who puts the moves on her at Frank's funeral; this clinch earns her the suspicion of FBI agents Mike Downey and Ed Benitez, who are conducting surveillance, of Tony's wife Connie, who confronts Angela with accusations of stealing her husband.
To further complicate things, Mike Downey is assigned to monitor all of Angela's movements as part of an undercover surveillance operation, but cannot resist becoming romantically involved with Angela himself. Angela's attempts to break away from the Mob result in comic mayhem and a climactic showdown in a honeymoon suite in Miami Beach. Married to the Mob received a positive response from critics, holds an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 71 on Metacritic. Janet Maslin in The New York Times wrote that "Married to the Mob works best as a wildly overdecorated screwball farce... it plays as a gentle romance, as the story of a woman trying to re-invent her life." The Washington Post described the film as "all decked out in Godfather kitsch, but underneath its loud exterior, a complex heroine struggles for freedom." Variety called the film "fresh and inventive." Time Out wrote that although the film was "relentlessly shallow, the performances and gaudy visuals provide a fizzy vitality for which many other directors would give their right arm."
Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times gave a more lukewarm review, but ended positively: "Still, Married to the Mob is loaded with wonderful offbeat touches... most assuredly doesn't lack soul."Jonathan Demme's direction was praised for its idiosyncrasy. The New York Times called him "American cinema's king of amusing artifacts: blinding bric-a-brac, the junkiest of jewelry, costumes so frightening they take your breath away." The Washington Post wrote that "Jonathan Demme has nailed one with this playful, but dangerous, gangster farce."The acting performances were acclaimed that of Michelle Pfeiffer in a star-making turn, "her best performance to date." Richard Corliss in Time wrote that Pfeiffer was the "emotional anchor to his vertiginous sight gags." Variety claimed the "enormous cast is a total delight, starting with Pfeiffer." The Washington Post called Pfeiffer a "deft comedian... It's her movie, she graces it." Matthew Modine was "winning," according to Variety. Supporting players Dean Stockwell and Mercedes Ruehl received praise for their performances.
The Washington Post described Ruehl's character as "majestic in her jealousy, stealing scenes but never the show from the sweetly determined Pfeiffer." Maslin in the New York Times thought that Pfeiffer and Modine were "readily upstaged by Miss Ruehl and by Mr. Stockwell, his shoulder-rolling caricature of this suave and henpecked kingpin is the film's biggest treat." Variety described Stockwell as "a hoot." Michelle Pfeiffer was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Dean Stockwell was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, won awards in the same category from the National Society of Film Critics and the New York Film Critics Circle, both of which were in honor of his work in Tucker: The Man and His Dream, he shared the Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in a three-way tie with Martin Landau for Tucker: The Man and His Dream and Tom Cruise for Rain Man. Mercedes Ruehl won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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New York University
New York University is a private research university founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in New York City; as a global university, students can graduate from its degree-granting campuses in NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai, as well as study at its 12 academic centers in Accra, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Washington, D. C. For the class that matriculated in the fall of 2019, NYU received nearly 85,000 applications for its undergraduate programs. In 2018, NYU was ranked amongst the top 40 universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, U. S. News & World Report. Alumni include heads of state, eminent scientists and entrepreneurs, media figures, founders and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, astronauts; as of March 2019, 37 Nobel Laureates, 8 Turing Award winners, 5 Fields Medalists, over 30 Academy Award winners, over 30 Pulitzer Prize winners, hundreds of members of the National Academies of Sciences and United States Congress have been affiliated as faculty or alumni.
Globally, NYU is ranked 7th by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for producing alumni who are millionaires, 4th by Wealth-X for producing ultra high net-worth and billionaire alumni. Albert Gallatin, Secretary of Treasury under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, declared his intention to establish "in this immense and fast-growing city... a system of rational and practical education fitting and graciously opened to all". A three-day-long "literary and scientific convention" held in City Hall in 1830 and attended by over 100 delegates debated the terms of a plan for a new university; these New Yorkers believed the city needed a university designed for young men who would be admitted based upon merit rather than birthright or social class. On April 18, 1831, an institution was established, with the support of a group of prominent New York City residents from the city's merchants and traders. Albert Gallatin was elected as the institution's first president. On April 21, 1831, the new institution received its charter and was incorporated as the University of the City of New York by the New York State Legislature.
The university has been popularly known as New York University since its inception and was renamed New York University in 1896. In 1832, NYU held its first classes in rented rooms of four-story Clinton Hall, situated near City Hall. In 1835, the School of Law, NYU's first professional school, was established. Although the impetus to found a new school was a reaction by evangelical Presbyterians to what they perceived as the Episcopalianism of Columbia College, NYU was created non-denominational, unlike many American colleges at the time. American Chemical Society was founded in 1876 at NYU, it became one of the nation's largest universities, with an enrollment of 9,300 in 1917. NYU had its Washington Square campus since its founding; the university purchased a campus at University Heights in the Bronx because of overcrowding on the old campus. NYU had a desire to follow New York City's development further uptown. NYU's move to the Bronx occurred in 1894, spearheaded by the efforts of Chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken.
The University Heights campus was far more spacious. As a result, most of the university's operations along with the undergraduate College of Arts and Science and School of Engineering were housed there. NYU's administrative operations were moved to the new campus, but the graduate schools of the university remained at Washington Square. In 1914, Washington Square College was founded as the downtown undergraduate college of NYU. In 1935, NYU opened the "Nassau College-Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island"; this extension would become a independent Hofstra University. In 1950, NYU was elected to the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of leading public and private research universities. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, financial crisis gripped the New York City government and the troubles spread to the city's institutions, including NYU. Feeling the pressures of imminent bankruptcy, NYU President James McNaughton Hester negotiated the sale of the University Heights campus to the City University of New York, which occurred in 1973.
In 1973, the New York University School of Engineering and Science merged into Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, which merged back into NYU in 2014 forming the present Tandon School of Engineering. After the sale of the Bronx campus, University College merged with Washington Square College. In the 1980s, under the leadership of President John Brademas, NYU launched a billion-dollar campaign, spent entirely on updating facilities; the campaign was set to complete in 15 years, but ended up being completed in 10. In 1991, L. Jay Oliva was inaugurated the 14th president of the university. Following his inauguration, he moved to form the League of World Universities, an international organization consisting of rectors and presidents from urban universities across six continents; the league and its 47 representatives gather every two years to discuss global issues in education. In 2003 President John Sexton launched a $2.5 billion campaign for funds to be spent on faculty and financial aid resources.
Under Sextons leadership, NYU began its radical transformation into a global university. In 2009, the university responded to a series of New York Times interviews that showed a pattern of labor abuses in its fledgling Abu Dhabi location, creating a statement of
John Thomas Sayles is an American independent film director, editor and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, for Passion Fish and Lone Star, his film Men with Guns was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7, has been added to the National Film Registry. Sayles was born in Schenectady, New York, the son of Mary, a teacher, Donald John Sayles, a school administrator. Both of Sayles's parents were of Catholic, he attended Williams College with frequent collaborators Gordon David Strathairn. Like Martin Scorsese and James Cameron, Sayles began his career working with Roger Corman. In 1979, Sayles used $30,000 he earned writing scripts for Corman to fund his first film, Return of the Secaucus 7. To make the film on a limited budget, he set the film in a large house so that he did not have to travel to or get permits for different locations, set the story over a three-day weekend to limit costume changes, wrote about people his age so he could cast his friends in it.
The film has held its reputation. In November 1997, the National Film Preservation Board announced that Return of the Secaucus 7 would be one of the 25 films selected that year for preservation in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. In 1983, after the films Baby It's You and Lianna, Sayles received a MacArthur Fellowship, he put the money into the fantasy The Brother from Another Planet, a film about a black, three-toed slave who escapes from another planet and after crash-landing on Earth, finds himself at home among the people of Harlem, being pursued by white male agents from his home planet dressed as men in black. In 1989, Sayles created and wrote the pilot episode for the short-lived television show Shannon's Deal about a down-and-out Philadelphia lawyer played by Jamey Sheridan. Sayles received a 1990 Edgar Award for his teleplay for the pilot; the show ran for 16 episodes before being cancelled in 1991. Sayles has funded most of his films by writing genre scripts, such as Piranha, The Howling and The Challenge.
Having collaborated with Joe Dante on Piranha and The Howling, Sayles acted in Dante's movie, Matinee. In deciding whether to take a job, Sayles reports that he is interested in whether there is the germ of an idea for a movie which he would want to watch. Sayles gets the rest of his funding by working as a script doctor. A genre script, called Night Skies, inspired what would become the film E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial. That film's director, Steven Spielberg commissioned Sayles to write a script for the fourth Jurassic Park film, he has written and directed his own films, including Lone Star, Passion Fish, Eight Men Out, The Secret of Roan Inish, Matewan. He serves on the advisory board for the Austin Film Society. Maggie Renzi has been John Sayles' long-time companion. Renzi has produced most of his films since Lianna, they met as students at Williams College. Sayles works with a regular repertory of actors, most notably Chris Cooper, David Strathairn, Gordon Clapp, each of whom has appeared in at least four of his films.
In early 2003, Sayles signed the Not In Our Name "Statement of Conscience" which opposed the invasion of Iraq. In February 2009, Sayles was reported to be writing an HBO series based on the early life of Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the drama, tentatively titled Scar Tissue, centers on Kiedis's early years living in West Hollywood with his father. At that time, Kiedis's father, known as Spider, sold drugs and mingled with rock stars on the Sunset Strip, all while aspiring to get into show business. In February 2010, Sayles began shooting his 17th feature film, the historical war drama Amigo, in the Philippines; the film is a fictional account of events during the Philippine–American War, with a cast that includes Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt. His novel A Moment in the Sun, set during the same period as Amigo, in the Philippines and the US, was released in 2011 by McSweeney's, it includes an account of the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898 in North Carolina, the only coup d'état in United States history in which a duly elected government was overthrown.
1983 MacArthur Fellowship 1990 Edgar Award, for teleplay for pilot of Shannon's Deal In June 2014 Sayles donated his film archive to the University of Michigan. It will be accessible at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Return of the Secaucus 7 Lianna Baby It's You The Brother from Another Planet Matewan Eight Men Out City of Hope Passion Fish The Secret of Roan Inish Lone Star Men with Guns Limbo Sunshine State Casa de los Babys Silver City Honeydripper Amigo Go for Sisters Piranha The Lady in Red Alligator Battle Beyond the Stars The Howling The Challenge E. T. the Extra Terrestrial Enormous Changes at the Last Minute The Clan of the Cave Bear Wild Thing Breaking In Men of War (as A Safe P