The New World (2005 film)
The New World is a 2005 British-American romantic historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, depicting the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas of the Powatan Native American tribe, Englishman John Rolfe. It is the fourth feature film directed by Malick; the cast includes Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christopher Plummer, Christian Bale, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, David Thewlis and Yorick van Wageningen. The production team includes director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki, producer Sarah Green, production designer Jack Fisk, costume designer Jacqueline West and film editors Richard Chew, Hank Corwin, Saar Klein and Mark Yoshikawa; the New World received many award nominations for Lubezki's cinematography, Kilcher's acting and Horner's score. The work was met with an only mildly positive critical response, although several critics ranked it as one of the best films of the decade. In 1607, the spirited and adventurous daughter of Chief Powhatan, others from her tribe witness the arrival of three ships sent by English royal charter to found a colony in the New World.
Aboard one of the ships is Captain John Smith, below decks, in chains. While sentenced to death by hanging for his mutinous remarks, once ashore, Smith is pardoned by Captain Christopher Newport, the leader of the expedition. While the prospects for the settlement are bright, poor discipline, supply shortages, tensions with the local Native Americans place the expedition in jeopardy. Smith takes a small group of men upriver to seek trade while Newport returns to England for supplies. While on this mission, Smith is captured by a group of Native Americans and brought before their Chief Powhatan. After being questioned, the captain is nearly executed, he is spared when Pocahontas saves his life. Living among the Native Americans as a prisoner for an extended period, Smith is treated well and earns the friendship and respect of the tribe. Coming to admire this new way of life, he falls in love with Pocahontas, she is intrigued by his ways. The chief returns Smith to Jamestown with the understanding that the English are to leave the following spring, once their boats have returned.
Upon his return, Smith encounters the settlement in turmoil. Pressed into accepting the governorship, he finds the peace he had with the Natives replaced by privation and the difficult responsibilities of his new position. Smith dismisses such action, he thinks of his time among the Native Americans as "a dream". Their numbers dwindle throughout the brutal winter, the settlers are saved only when Pocahontas and a rescue party arrive with food and supplies; as spring arrives, Powhatan realizes. Discovering his daughter's actions, he orders an attack on Jamestown and exiles Pocahontas. Repulsing the attack, the settlers learn of Pocahontas' banishment from her own homeland, they organize a trade so that the young woman can be taken captive and used as leverage to avoid further assaults. Samuel Argall convinces the settlers on a trading expedition up the Potomac River to abduct Pocahontas from the Patawomecks as a prisoner to negotiate with her father for an exchange for some captive settlers, but not the stolen weapons and tools.
When Smith opposes the plan, he is removed as governor. After Pocahontas is brought to Jamestown and Smith renew their love affair; the return of Captain Newport adds complications. Newport tells Smith of an offer from the king to lead his own expedition to find passage to the East Indies. Torn between his love and the promise of his career, the captain decides to return to England. Before he departs, he leaves instructions with another settler; the settler tells Pocahontas that Smith has died in the crossing, which leaves her distraught. Devastated, Pocahontas still mourns the "death" of her love. Continuing to live in Jamestown, she is comforted by a new settler, John Rolfe, he helps. She is baptized, receives education, marries Rolfe and gives birth to a son whom they name Thomas, she learns that Captain Smith is indeed still alive, news to which she has a violent reaction. Pocahontas finds herself rejecting Rolfe and retreats to her loyalty to Smith, thinking fate had spared his life and they were to be reunited.
Rolfe and his family are given a chance to travel to England. Arriving in London and sharing an audience with the king and queen, Pocahontas is overwhelmed by the wonders of this "New World." While there, she has a private meeting with Smith. The reunion is uncomfortable at times; the state of their present lives shows. Smith admits, he says that what they experienced in Virginia was not a dream but instead "the only truth." When asked by Pocahontas if he found his Indies, he replies, "I may have sailed past them." The two part, never to meet again. Realizing that Rolfe is the man she thought he was and more, she accepts him as her husband and love. Pocahontas and Rolfe make arrangements to return to Virginia. Before they depart, she dies; the film ends with images of the young adult Pocahontas and her young son playing in the gardens of their English estate. Rolfe, in a voice over, reads a letter, addressed to their only son about his deceased Native American mother. In the film's closing moments, Pocahontas says, "Mother, now I know where you live" with the film fadi
New World Amusement Park
The New World Amusement Park was the first of three amusement parks, along with Great World and Gay World, that wooed Malaya and Singapore night crowds from the 1920s to the 1960s. New World was a prominent landmark along Jalan Besar, in modern-day Kallang planing area, as it occupied a large area of 45,000 square feet in size. Before the arrival of televisions and radios, it attracted people from all walks of life from labourers to Europeans with its exciting attractions such as striptease, cabaret girls, opera shows and boxing matches during its heyday. Of all the artistes and athletes who have performed at the New World through the years, four have left a lasting impression – striptease queen Rose Chan, wrestler King Kong, strongman Mat Tarzan, boxer Felix Boy. With the advent of shopping centres and television in the ensuing decades, the park business became poor, it was closed for good after being sold to a property developer for redevelopment in 1987. New World was set up in 1923 by two Straits Chinese brothers, Ong Boon Tat and Ong Peng Hock under the company Ong Sam Leong Ltd.
In the 1930s, the Shaw Organisation expanded their leisure business with a 50% joint venture with Ong Sam Leong Ltd. Shaw bought out their partner and owned both the New World and the Great World at Kim Seng Road. Admission fee was only 10-cent per entry but visitors had to pay separately for its various entertainment programmes and hawker stalls within. Advertising itself as the "pioneer amusement park in Malaya", New World had a huge fairground for all walks of life. In 1934, Dato Roland St. John Braddell, born in Singapore and served as Municipal Commissioner wrote: At New World, there are all sorts of entertaining sideshows. Best of all are the Malay opera and the Chinese theatrical performances which so fascinated Charlie Chaplin when he was here. We have another amusement park called the Great World, off River Valley Road, it is well worth a visit, but it is not so boisterously alive as is the New World, since it caters to a much smugger class. At New World, a great number of men would come daily to "ronggeng" or cha-cha with cheongsam-clad cabaret girls, known as'taxi-girls' as they could be "hired" for dancing by anyone with a coupon.
The dance floor could hold up to 500 twirling couples and each dance was registered on a card. Three dances cost the girls were only paid 8 cents per dance; the earliest customers would secure their preferred dancers and got seats nearest to the dancing girls. The girls were local or hailed from Hong Kong and the Philippines; the girls were not call-girls. Watchful bouncers would ensure that such decorum was followed and they would not hesitate to throw out any trouble-makers or drunks found in the premises. Bruce Lockhart, a British army intelligence officer-cum-journalist, described his visit to the New World's dance hall: When I came in, a crowd of dancers young Chinese – the men in white European clothes with black patent-leather dancing shoes, the girls in their semi-European dresses slit at the side – filled the dancing floor; when the dance was over I noticed a number of girls who left their partner as soon as the music stopped and went to join other girls in a sort of pen. They were the professional dancers.
During the Japanese Occupation, New World was renamed Shin Segal and turned into a gambling farm opened only to civilians but not Japanese soldiers. As commodities were scarce during the Occupation, the park was turned into a black market selling necessities at inflated prices. After the war, the park roared back into life again when it was patronised by Allied soldiers and returning expatriates with their families. With the departure of those troops that resulted in much lower takings, the park decided to come up with a new attraction in 1949 – striptease. Madame Tai Fong, a former singer and dancer, started the Fong Fong Revue, introducing new dances and comedy routines, with exciting costumes for her girls that became the first known striptease public entertainment in Singapore, her revues were soon pulling in huge crowds. Striptease was thus stopped in its tracks but in time, it resurfaced back in New World again when Rose Chan took over the centre-stage in the 1950s. Rose Chan Wai Cheng, China-born but locally raised, took up her striptease act when she was 27.
She took her acts around the three Worlds. She was famous for her python act. Despite being labelled by conservatives as a'rebel', she was kind hearted and gave money to charities and orphanages, she gave up her striptease career when she embarked on a new career – operating a hotel and restaurant in Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur in 1976. In 1989, she died of cancer at the age of 62 in Penang but her memory lingers. A movie based on her life was made in 2008 by a local movie director of 881 fame. A Hungarian-born professional wrestler, Emile Czaya, who weighed 236 kg in his prime and was described as the "Ki
New World (Joe Chambers album)
New World is the second album led by drummer Joe Chambers recorded in 1976 and released on the short-lived Finite label. The review for AllMusic stated "Chambers excels in hard bop, avant-garde, soul-jazz, fusion contexts, New World is proof positive of that fact." All compositions by Joe Chambers except as indicated "New World" - 8:32 "Chung Dynasty" - 4:08 "Rio" - 6:35 "Blow Up" - 7:28 "Rock Pile" - 5:56 Joe Chambers - drums, vibraphone Dick Meza - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone Eddie Martinez - electric piano Paul Metzke - guitar Herb Bushler - bass Omar Clay - percussion Ray Mantilla - congas, Latin percussion
New World Symphony (orchestra)
The New World Symphony is an American orchestral academy based in Miami Beach, Florida. Established in 1987, the organisation is a training ensemble for young musicians in their 20s in preparation for professional careers in classical music. Since 2011, the New World Symphony has its headquarters in the New World Center. In 1987, Michael Tilson Thomas established the New World Symphony, with initial financial assistance from Ted Arison, the founder of Carnival Cruise Lines. Thomas and Arison had similar visions of a training orchestra for young conservatory graduates to assist them in finding employment with professional orchestras; the New World Symphony gave its first public concert on 4 February 1988 in Miami. By the time of Arison's death in 1999, he had contributed $62M USD to the organisation; the New World Symphony offers three-year fellowships, where the programme offers a wide range of performance and educational opportunities in both domestic and international venues. The program offers opportunities for fellows to design and present their own concerts, which feature seldom-heard works for unusual instrumentation.
The training includes mock auditions, financial management and media relations, as well as opportunities for teaching in local schools. The New World Symphony presents a season of concerts from September to May at the 756-seat concert hall of the New World Center. Performances include full-orchestra concerts, a chamber music series, a new music series, percussion consort series, small ensemble concerts, a family series, special festivals and recitals. On June 29, 2011, the New World Symphony Orchestra received the first place award for "Adventurous Programming" from ASCAP for its strong commitment to new American music. New World Symphony website New World Symphony by Frank Gehry Photographs
New World (Karla Bonoff album)
New World is the fourth album by singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff and her first in six years. In 1989, Linda Ronstadt included three of Bonoff's compositions on her Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind album and one, "All My Life", won a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. In 1993, Wynonna Judd scored a Country hit with Bonoff's "Tell Me Why" on which Bonoff played guitar and sang backing vocals. All songs written except where noted. AllMusic's William Ruhlmann noted retrospectively that with this album Bonoff "once again demonstrated her talent for plaintive romantic ballads." Karla Bonoff – lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar Mark Goldenberg – keyboards, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, programming Peter Frampton – electric guitar, acoustic guitar Jennifer Condos – bass guitar Debra Dobkin – percussion Kenny Edwards – background vocals Karen Blake – background vocals
New World Pasta
The New World Pasta Company is the largest retail branded pasta manufacturer in North America in terms of sales and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ebro Foods. New World Pasta headquarters are in Pennsylvania; the company was formed in 1999. After spinning off Hershey's pasta business to the newly formed company, New World Pasta acquired the four remaining brands of Borden's pasta business in July 2001 that the American Italian Pasta Company did not purchase a month earlier. New World Pasta declared bankruptcy in 2004, in 2006, the company was acquired by Ebro Puleva S. A. a food company based in Spain. As part of Ebro Puleva, New World Pasta acquired Strom Products in 2012, including the No Yolks and Wacky Mac brands. Effective January 1, 2017, American Rice, Inc. and New World Pasta Company merged into Riviana Foods Inc. Ronzoni - The flagship brand of New World Pasta, the Healthy Harvest, Smart Taste, Gluten Free, Garden Delight varieties are available nationwide. All other Ronzoni products are available in Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington.
American Beauty - Available in Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Creamette - Available in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Acquired from Borden in 2001. Light'n Fluffy - Available in all states east of the Mississippi River. No Yolks - Available nationwide. Prince - Available in Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont. Acquired from Borden in 2001. San Giorgio - Available in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Skinner - Available in Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska and Texas. Wacky Mac - Available nationwide, sold at Walmart stores as of 2015. Catelli - Acquired from Borden in 2001. Lancia - Acquired from Borden in 2001. Official website
The New World is one of the names used for the majority of Earth's Western Hemisphere the Americas, Oceania. The term originated in the early 16th century after Europeans made landfall in what would be called the Americas in the age of discovery, expanding the geographical horizon of classical geographers, who had thought of the world as consisting of Africa and Asia, collectively now referred to as the Old World; the phrase gained prominence after the publication of a pamphlet titled Mundus Novus attributed to Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The Americas were referred to as the "fourth part of the world"; the terms "Old World" vs. "New World" are meaningful in historical context and for the purpose of distinguishing the world's major ecozones, to classify plant and animal species that originated therein. One can speak of the "New World" in a historical context, e.g. when discussing the voyages of Christopher Columbus, the Spanish conquest of Yucatán and other events of the colonial period.
For lack of alternatives, the term is still useful to those discussing issues that concern the Americas and the nearby oceanic islands, such as Bermuda and Clipperton Island, collectively. The term "New World" is used in a biological context, when one speaks of Old World and New World species. Biological taxonomists attach the "New World" label to groups of species that are found in the Americas, to distinguish them from their counterparts in the "Old World", e.g. New World monkeys, New World vultures, New World warblers; the label is often used in agriculture. Asia and Europe share a common agricultural history stemming from the Neolithic Revolution, the same domesticated plants and animals spread through these three continents thousands of years ago, making them indistinct and useful to classify together as "Old World". Common Old World crops, domesticated animals did not exist in the Americas until they were introduced by post-Columbian contact in the 1490s. Conversely, many common crops were domesticated in the Americas before they spread worldwide after Columbian contact, are still referred to as "New World crops".
Other famous New World crops include the cashew, rubber, sunflower and vanilla, fruits like the guava and pineapple. There are rare instances of overlap, e.g. the calabash and yam, the dog, are believed to have been domesticated separately in both the Old and New World, their early forms brought along by Paleo-Indians from Asia during the last glacial period. In wine terminology, "New World" has a different definition. "New World wines" include not only North American and South American wines, but those from South Africa, New Zealand, all other locations outside the traditional wine-growing regions of Europe, North Africa and the Near East. The term "New World" was first coined by the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci, in a letter written to his friend and former patron Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de' Medici in the Spring of 1503, published in 1503–04 under the title Mundus Novus. Vespucci's letter contains arguably the first explicit articulation in print of the hypothesis that the lands discovered by European navigators to the west were not the edges of Asia, as asserted by Christopher Columbus, but rather an different continent, a "New World".
Vespucci first approached this realization in June 1502, during a famous chance meeting between two different expeditions at the watering stop of "Bezeguiche" – his own outgoing expedition, on its way to chart the coast of newly discovered Brazil, the vanguard ships of the Second Portuguese India armada of Pedro Álvares Cabral, returning home from India. Having visited the Americas in prior years, Vespucci found it difficult to reconcile what he had seen in the West Indies, with what the returning sailors told him of the East Indies. Vespucci wrote a preliminary letter to Lorenzo, while anchored at Bezeguiche, which he sent back with the Portuguese fleet – at this point only expressing a certain puzzlement about his conversations. Vespucci was convinced when he proceeded on his mapping expedition through 1501–02, covering the huge stretch of coast of eastern Brazil. After returning from Brazil, in the Spring of 1503, Amerigo Vespucci composed the Mundus Novus letter in Lisbon to Lorenzo in Florence, with its famous opening paragraph: In passed days I wrote fully to you of my return from new countries, which have been found and explored with the ships, at the cost and by the command of this Most Serene King of Portugal.
For the opinion of the ancients was, that the greater part of the world beyond the equinoctial line to the south was not land, but only sea, which they have called the Atlantic.