Patty Hearst (film)
Patty Hearst is a 1988 American biographical film directed by Paul Schrader and stars Natasha Richardson as Hearst Corporation heiress Patricia Hearst and Ving Rhames as Symbionese Liberation Army leader Cinque. It is based on Hearst's 1982 autobiography Every Secret Thing, rereleased as Patty Hearst – Her Own Story; the film depicts the kidnapping of student Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army, her transformation into an active follower of the SLA after a long-lasting imprisonment and process of purported brainwashing, her final arrest after a series of armed robberies. Natasha Richardson – Patricia Hearst William Forsythe – Teko Ving Rhames – Cinque Mtume Frances Fisher – Yolanda Jodi Long – Wendy Yoshimura Olivia Barash – Fahizah Dana Delany – Gelina Marek Johnson – Zoya Kitty Swink – Gabi Peter Kowanko – Cujo Tom O'Rourke – Jim Browning Scott Kraft – Steven Weed Jeff Imada – Neighbor Ermal Williamson – Randolph A. Hearst Elaine Revard – Catherine Hearst Destiny Reyes Allstun - Vicky Hearst Patty Hearst premiered at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival on May 13 in the feature film competition.
The film grossed $601,680 in its opening weekend. It made a total domestic gross of $1,223,326. Schrader has said that he made Patty Hearst on a low budget and for a small salary to recover from the commercial and artistic failure of Light of Day; the film has a distinctive visual style, not least because it is made entirely from Patty Hearst's point of view and therefore the first part is set in a dark closet with occasional blinding shafts of light when the captors open the door. The ending, like those of Schrader's American Gigolo and Light Sleeper, echoes that of Robert Bresson's Pickpocket, showing the central character physically imprisoned but beginning to think about a new phase in her life; the film garnered a mixed critical response, although Richardson's performance was applauded by most critics. Amongst credited critics, the film has a rating of 38% positive reactions on Rotten Tomatoes, with 8 reviews counted. Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote that "Patty Hearst is a beautifully produced movie, seen from Patty's limited point of view.
It is stylized at times, utterly direct and both shocking and grimly funny." Roger Ebert writing for the Chicago Sun-Times praised Richardson's performance. But concluded that "This whole story seemed so much more exciting from the outside."Pauline Kael called the film "a lean, impressive piece of work" and suggested that it answered the longstanding mystery about Hearst: "Did Patty Hearst become part of the S. L. A. Willingly, out of conviction, or was she trying to save her life? The movie shows you that, in the state she was in, there was no difference. Natasha Richardson, who plays Patty, has been handed a big unwritten role. We feel how alone and paralyzed Patty is — she retreats to being a hidden observer. Patty is a girl, raped in mind and body, no longer knows when it started." Patty Hearst on IMDb
Dream Lover (1993 film)
Dream Lover is a 1993 American erotic thriller drama film written and directed by Nicholas Kazan and starring James Spader and Mädchen Amick. The original music score was composed by Christopher Young; the movie opens on divorce proceedings involving Ray Reardon, a successful architect, his first wife. Shortly after their divorce, he agrees to go to a gallery opening to meet a woman with whom his obnoxious friend, sets him up. While there, he embarrasses himself by bumping into a woman, she wastes no time verbally abusing him. A week he runs into the woman, named Lena Mathers, at the supermarket, she apologizes for her behavior and the two go to dinner. They have sex the next day, marry shortly thereafter, become parents. Despite his happiness in the marriage, Ray becomes suspicious after catching Lena in several lies about her past. Over time, Ray becomes paranoid when his wife begins sporting bruises that she will not explain and begins doing things that indicate she is having an affair. During a tense confrontation, Lena taunts Ray by claiming to have had an affair with an unnamed friend of his and refusing to tell Ray if their children are biologically his.
Ray hits Lena, who has him arrested and committed to a mental hospital for observation. Despite an attempt to prove that Lena has been lying, the judge finds Ray to be mentally incompetent and orders him held for six months. Shortly after Ray has been committed, Lena admits to him that his suspicions about her were correct all along and that she had planned for years to do what she did to get his money. After Ray convinces one of his friends to tell Lena that she has made a mistake in her "master plan", Lena shows up at his birthday party to talk to him. Ray lures her away from the attendants who are supposed to be supervising him and tells her that having him declared insane was the "mistake" because he could not be held accountable for killing her, he chokes her to death on the lawn. James Spader as Ray Reardon Mädchen Amick as Lena Mathers Reardon Fredric Lehne as Larry Bess Armstrong as Elaine Larry Miller as Norman Kathleen York as Martha Kate Williamson as Mrs. Sneeder Tom Lillard as Hank Sneeder William Shockley as Buddy Joel McKinnon Miller as Minister Archie Lang as Judge Clyde Kusatsu as Judge Kurita List of films featuring home invasions Dream Lover on IMDb Dream Lover at the TCM Movie Database Dream Lover at AllMovie Dream Lover at Rotten Tomatoes Dream Lover at Box Office Mojo
Zoe Swicord Kazan is an American actress and screenwriter. Kazan made her acting debut in Swordswallowers and Thin Men and appeared in films such as The Savages, Revolutionary Road and It's Complicated, she starred in Happy. Thank You. More. Please. Meek's Cutoff, Ruby Sparks, What If. In 2014, she appeared in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, for which she received an Emmy nomination, she portrayed Emily Gardner in the film The Big Sick, in 2018 she appeared in the Coen brothers film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Kazan has acted in several Broadway productions, she wrote Ruby Sparks and co-wrote Wildlife with her partner, Paul Dano, who directed the film. Kazan was born in the daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, her paternal grandparents were playwright Molly Kazan. Elia was an Anatolian Greek emigrant from Istanbul. Kazan was educated at the private Wildwood School, Windward School, at the Marlborough School, located in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, she attended Yale University, where she was a member of the Manuscript Society, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre.
After her film debut in 2003 playing Samantha in Swordswallowers and Thin Men, Kazan went on to play her first professional stage role in the 2006 off-Broadway revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon. In 2007 she had a small role in The Savages, which starred Philip Seymour Hoffman, she guest appeared in an episode of Medium. She next appeared In the Valley of Elah. In the fall of the same year, she returned to the stage in a The New Group production of 100 Saints You Should Know and Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, directed by Ethan Hawke. In January 2008, Kazan made her Broadway debut opposite S. Epatha Merkerson and Kevin Anderson in a revival of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba. Ben Brantley of The New York Times called her performance "first-rate", adding, "Ms. Kazan is terrific in conveying the character's self-consciousness." In the fall, she appeared on stage as Masha in a Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull opposite Kristin Scott Thomas, Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard.
In the same year she had roles in Revolutionary Road. Kazan is a playwright. In 2009, her play Absalom premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY; the play, about a father's tense relationships with his children, had been extensively read and workshopped since Kazan's junior year at Yale University. She capped off the year playing Meryl Streep's daughter in the Nancy Meyers comedy It's Complicated, she appeared in the Broadway production of A Behanding in Spokane with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell until June 6, 2010. She played a main role in the movies I Hate Valentine's Day and The Exploding Girl, which were both released in 2009. In 2010, she had a main role in the comedy-drama Happy. Thank You. More. Please; as Mary Catherine, the cousin of Josh Radnor's character. She starred as Millie Gately in 2010 in Kelly Reichardt's independent western drama Meek's Cutoff. In the fall, Kazan played Harper Pitt in Signature Theatre Company's 20th anniversary production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America.
On the small screen, Kazan appeared in four episodes of HBO's Bored to Death as Nina, the love interest of a fictionalized Jonathan Ames played by Jason Schwartzman. Her play We Live Here, about a dysfunctional family, received its world premiere production from October 12 to November 6, 2011, at the off-Broadway Manhattan Theater Club in New York City. Among the ensemble cast was Amy Irving and the director was 2010 Obie Award winner Sam Gold, her next project, for which she wrote the screenplay, was Ruby Sparks, a comedy-romance film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, starring Kazan, along with Paul Dano, Chris Messina, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll, Steve Coogan. In 2014, her third play Trudy and Max in Love opened at the South Coast Repertory. In 2014, she starred in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series. In 2017, Kazan co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent film The Big Sick alongside Kumail Nanjiani and Holly Hunter.
In 2018, Wildlife was released to great critical acclaim. Kazan co-wrote film with her partner Paul Dano, who directed; the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Kazan most starred in Joel and Ethan Coen's western anthology film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, she appears in the vignette, "The Gal Who Got Rattled". Many critics have called out her performance as one of the highlights of the film. Kazan has been in a relationship with actor Paul Dano since 2007, they have a daughter, Alma Day, born in August 2018. Zoe Kazan on IMDb Zoe Kazan at the Internet Broadway Database Zoe Kazan at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Roger Sherman was an early American statesman and lawyer, as well as a Founding Father of the United States. He is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution. Born in Newton, Sherman established a legal career in Litchfield County, Connecticut despite a lack of formal education. After a period in the Connecticut House of Representatives, he served as a Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut from 1766 to 1789, he represented Connecticut at the Continental Congress and signed the Continental Association, which provided for a boycott against Britain following the imposition of the Intolerable Acts. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, he signed both the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. In 1784, he was elected as the first mayor of Connecticut. Sherman served as a delegate to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, which produced the United States Constitution.
After Benjamin Franklin, he was the oldest delegate present at the convention. He favored granting the federal government power to raise revenue and regulate commerce, but opposed efforts to supplant the Articles of Confederation with a new constitution, he came to support the establishment of a new constitution, proposed the Connecticut Compromise, which won the approval of both the larger states and the smaller states. After the ratification of the Constitution, Sherman represented Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives from 1789 to 1791, he served in the United States Senate from 1791 to his death in 1793. Sherman was born into a farm family located in Newton, near Boston, his father was mother Mehetabel Sherman. Mehetabel's father was Benjamin Wellington and her mother was Elizabeth Sweetman, whose christening date was March 4, 1687, she died on April 12, 1776. William and Mehetabel had seven children, William Jr. Mehetabel, Elizabeth, Nathaniel and Rebecca. After Elizabeth was born, the Shermans left Newton and settled in the south precinct of Dorchester, that three years became the township of Stoughton and located 17 miles south of Boston, when Roger was two.
William married Rebecca Cutler on July 15, 1714. Josiah was Chaplain of the 7th Connecticut from January 1 to December 6, 1777; the part of Stoughton where Sherman grew up became part of Canton in 1797. Sherman's education did not extend beyond his father's library and grammar school, his early career was spent as a shoe-maker. However, he had an aptitude for learning, access to a good library owned by his father, as well as a Harvard-educated parish minister, the Rev. Samuel Dunbar, who took him under his wing. In 1743, due to his father's death, Sherman moved with his mother and siblings to New Milford, where in partnership with his brother William, he opened the town's first store, he quickly introduced himself in civil and religious affairs becoming one of the town's leading citizens and town clerk of New Milford. Due to his mathematical skill he became county surveyor of New Haven County in 1745, began providing astronomical calculations for almanacs in 1759. Roger Sherman was married two times and had a total of fifteen children with thirteen reaching adulthood.
Sherman married Elizabeth on November 17, 1749. She was born August 31, 1726, in Stoughton, her father was Deacon Joseph Hartwell and her mother was Mary Hartwell, born on October 4, 1697, died on November 10, 1782, they had seven children. Elizabeth died on October 19, 1760. Sherman married Rebecca Prescott on May 12, 1763, she was born on May 1742, in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts. They had Rebecca; the first Mehitabel and Oliver both died in infancy. Rebecca died in August 1814. A son, Roger Sherman Jr. a 1787 graduate of Yale College served in the Connecticut General Assembly in 1810–1811. A daughter, Rebeca Sherman, was married to Simeon Baldwin, whose career included service in the United States Congress, as an Associate Judge of the Connecticut Superior Court, 1806–1817, who became Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, in 1826. Following the death of Rebecca Sherman, Baldwin married another of Roger Sherman's daughters, Elizabeth Sherman Burr, his daughter, Mehetabel Sherman Barnes married Jeremiah Evarts, who served as treasurer and secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
His daughter Martha Sherman married Jeremiah Day, President of Yale University from 1817 to 1846. Another daughter, Sarah Sherman, married Samuel Hoar, a member of the Massachusetts state legislature and the U. S. Congress. Grandfathers before Henry Sherman were Thomas and Thomas Sherman. Henry Sherman born about 1512, married Agnes around 1539 died October 1580, in Dedham, England. Henry Sherman: great-great-great-grandfather John Sherman: great-great-grandfather, John Sherman Jr.: great-grandfather, whose christening date was September 3, 1612, married Martha Palmer, a
Jeremiah Day was an American academic, a Congregational minister and President of Yale College. Day was the son of Rev. Jeremiah and Abigail Osborn Day, who were descendants of Robert Day, who came from Ipswich, England in 1634, settled in Newtown Cambridge and became one of the original proprietors of Hartford, Connecticut, he was born in the parish of New Preston, Connecticut a part of New Milford, but since 1779, of Washington, where his father was pastor of the Congregational Church. One of the latter's theological pupils, David Hale, brother of Nathan, first instructed him, he continued his preparation for college under John Kingsbury of Waterbury, Connecticut, he entered Yale College in 1789, left because of pulmonary trouble in 1791, reentered in 1793, having taught school in the meantime, graduated in 1795. While at Yale, he was a member of the Linonian Society. Day succeeded Timothy Dwight IV, as principal of the academy which the latter had established at Greenfield Hill, but soon left there to become tutor at Williams College.
Two years he accepted a similar position at Yale. On June 3, 1800, he was licensed to preach by the New Haven West Association of Ministers. During all this time he had been suffering from tuberculosis, in July 1801 a hemorrhage brought on by the exertion of preaching caused him to go to Bermuda where he spent nearly a year. Upon his return he went to his father's home with little expectation of recovery, but life among the Connecticut hills arrested the disease, in the summer of 1803 he undertook the duties of the professorship of mathematics and natural philosophy at Yale to which he had been elected shortly after his departure for Bermuda. On January 14, 1805, he married Martha, the daughter of the Hon. Roger Sherman and Rebecca Minot Prescott, they had one son child Sherman Day and she died in 1806. Day was elected an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1813. For sixty-nine years he was connected with Yale College. On April 22, 1817, he was appointed president, succeeding Timothy Dwight, was both installed and ordained to the ministry on July 23.
In his seventy-fourth year he insisted on resigning, but was elected a member of the Corporation, in which office he served until a month before his death, which occurred just after the completion of his ninety-fourth year. In 1835 he had declined. Never strong, after 1836 subject to attacks of angina pectoris, he prolonged his life by self-knowledge and moderation in all things, he was a man of extreme reserve. Although, as described by Timothy Dwight V, the younger, "he was a wise disciplinarian, a judicious governor, a thorough and accurate scholar, a valuable teacher, a man of intelligent and penetrative mind," his influence was due chiefly to his goodness and his reputation for deep wisdom, he combined serenity, self-control and unselfishness in such a degree that all of the 2,500 students, under him, according to President Theodore Dwight Woolsey, would have unquestionably declared him the best man they had known. As president he built on the foundation laid by his predecessor. Stability and great caution were his conspicuous characteristics.
Improvements that were made were suggested by others. Outside of Connecticut he was known principally through his textbooks. In 1814 he published An Introduction to Algebra; this was followed by works on trigonometry and the mathematical principles of navigation and surveying. After 1820 he taught mental and moral philosophy, in 1838 published An Inquiry Respecting the Self-determining Power of the Will and A Course of Mathematics containing The Principles of Plane Trigonometry, Mensuration and Surveying, he contributed numerous articles to periodicals, published a few sermons. He was responsible for the publication of "The Yale Report of 1828" defending the classical curriculum. Kelley, Brooks Mather.. Yale: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-07843-5. American Council of Learned Societies, 1928-1936. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2005. Http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC Welch, Lewis Sheldon and Walter Camp.. Yale, Her Campus, Class-rooms, Athletics.
Boston: L. C. Page and Co. OCLC 2191518 Day Family Papers at Yale University Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex and Norfolk, England By Thomas Townsend Sherman Hoar-Baldwin-Foster-Sherman family of Massachusetts at Political Graveyard
Maya Kazan is an American stage, TV and film actress and director. She is known for playing Caroline in Frances Ha, Eleanor Gallinger on The Knick and Mabel Thompson on Boardwalk Empire, she is the daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, the granddaughter of film director Elia Kazan and playwright Molly Kazan. Maya is the younger sister of actress Zoe Kazan. In 2012, Kazan starred as Lucrece in Pierre Corneille's The Liar, written by David Ives at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. In 2013, she played the role of Laura in Michael Rabe's play The Future Is Not What It Was at the Walkerspace theater in New York. In 2014, she took on the role of the adult Perdita in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale at the Old Globe Theater. In a February 2014 Los Angeles Times review, critic Charles McNulty wrote: "Kazan doesn't yet possess a strong stage voice, but she has everything else that's needed to make us fall in love with Perdita — natural radiance, unassuming intelligence and gentleness."
In 2014, Kazan landed a recurring role as Eleanor Gallinger in Steven Soderbergh's The Knick on Cinemax alongside co-stars Clive Owen, Eve Hewson and Grainger Hines. That same year, she landed another recurring role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire playing Mabel Thompson, the wife of a young Nucky Thompson, in a string of flashbacks throughout the series' fifth and final season. Maya Kazan - Official website Maya Kazan on IMDb Maya Kazan News on broadwayworld.com
New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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