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Ordinary People

Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. The film stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, Timothy Hutton; the story concerns the disintegration of an upper-middle class family in Lake Forest, following the accidental death of one of their two sons and the attempted suicide of the other. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent was based upon the 1976 novel Ordinary People by Judith Guest; the film received six Academy Awards nominations and won four: the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director for Redford, Adapted Screenplay for Sargent, Supporting Actor for Hutton. In addition, it won five Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, Best Actress in a Drama, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay; the Jarretts are an upper-middle-class family in suburban Chicago trying to return to normal life after the accidental death of their older teenage son and the attempted suicide of their younger and surviving son, Conrad.

Conrad, who has returned home from a four-month stay in a psychiatric hospital, feels alienated from his friends and family and begins seeing a psychiatrist, Dr. Berger. Berger learns that Conrad was involved in the sailing accident that took the life of Buck, whom everyone idolized. Conrad now deals with survivor's guilt. Conrad's father, tries to connect with his surviving son and understand his wife. Conrad's mother, denies her loss, hoping to maintain her composure and restore her family to what it once was, she appears to have loved her older son more, because of the suicide attempt, has grown cold toward Conrad. She is determined to maintain the appearance of normalcy. Conrad learns to try to deal with, rather than control, his emotions, he starts dating a fellow student, who helps him to begin to regain a sense of optimism. Conrad, still struggles to communicate and re-establish a normal relationship with his parents and schoolmates, including Stillman, with whom he gets into a fist fight.

He cannot seem to allow anyone Beth, to get close. Beth makes several guarded attempts to appeal to Conrad for some semblance of normality, but she ends up being cold towards him. Mother and son argue while Calvin tries to referee taking Conrad's side for fear of pushing him over the edge again. Things come to a climax near Christmas, when Conrad becomes furious at Beth for not wanting to take a photo with him, swearing at her in front of his grandparents. Afterward, Beth discovers Conrad has been lying about his after-school whereabouts; this leads to a heated argument between Conrad and Beth in which Conrad points out that Beth never visited him in the hospital, saying that she "would have come if Buck was in the hospital." Beth replies, "Buck never would have been in the hospital!" Beth and Calvin take a trip to see Beth's brother in Houston, where Calvin confronts Beth, calling her out on her attitude. Conrad suffers a setback when he learns that Karen, a friend of his from the psychiatric hospital, has committed suicide.

A cathartic breakthrough session with Dr. Berger allows Conrad to stop blaming himself for Buck's death and accept his mother's frailties. Calvin, however confronts Beth one last time, he questions their love and asks whether she is capable of loving anyone. Stunned, Beth decides to leave her family rather than their, emotions. Calvin and Conrad are left to come to terms with their new family situation. Ordinary People garnered four Oscars for 1980, including the Academy Award for Best Picture; the picture, Robert Redford's debut at directing, won him the Academy Award for Best Director. Alvin Sargent won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Timothy Hutton won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in his first film role; the film marked Mary Tyler Moore's career breakout from the personality of her other two famous roles as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Moore's complex performance as the mother to Hutton's character was well-received and obtained a nomination for Best Actress.

Donald Sutherland's performance as the father was well received, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He was not nominated for an Academy Award along with his co-stars, which Entertainment Weekly has described as one of the worst acting snubs in the history of the Academy Awards. Judd Hirsch's portrayal of Dr. Berger was a departure from his work on the sitcom Taxi, drew praise from many in the psychiatric community as one of the rare times their profession is shown in a positive light in film. Hirsch was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, losing out to co-star Hutton. Additionally, Ordinary People launched the career of Elizabeth McGovern who played Hutton's character's love interest, who received special permission to film while attending Juilliard. Ordinary People received critical acclaim. Roger Ebert gave it a full four stars and praised how the film's setting "is seen with an understated matter-of-factness. There are no cheap shots against suburban lifestyles or affluence or mannerisms: The problems of the people in this movie aren't caused by their milieu, but grow out of themselves.

That's what sets the film apart from the sophisticated suburban soap opera it could have become." He named it the fifth best film of the year 1980. Vincent Canby writing for The New York Times called it "a moving and funny film about disasters that are commonplace to everyone except the people who e

Iowa Senate, District 26

The 26th District of the Iowa Senate is located in northern Iowa, is composed of Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Mitchell and Winneshiek Counties. Waylon Brown is the senator representing the 26th District; the area of the 26th District contains two Iowa House of Representatives districts: The 51st District The 52nd District The district is located in Iowa's 1st congressional district, represented by Abby Finkenauer and Iowa's 4th congressional district, represented by Steve King. The district has been represented by: James Wells, 1983-1988 Richard Running, 1989-1992 Paul Pate, 1993-1994 Mary Lundby, 1995-2002 Steve Kettering, 2003-2012 Mary Jo Wilhelm, 2013-2016 Waylon Brown, 2017-present Iowa General Assembly Iowa Senate

How Could It Be

How Could It Be is the debut musical studio album by comedian/actor Eddie Murphy. The album was released on July 20, 1985, on Columbia Records and was produced by Aquil Fudge, with the exception of the hit top ten single "Party All the Time", produced by Rick James; the album was a commercial success, making it to #26 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Two singles were released: "Party All the Time", which made it to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the title track, which became a minor R&B hit. For this album, Murphy enlisted other well-known musicians to help him create his first musical studio album; the record has two Stevie Wonder produced and written tracks, “Do I” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” There are two songs that Rick James produced and wrote—the title track and the successful hit, "Party All the Time.”Murphy wrote three tracks on the album in which he gets sole writing credit for. On those tracks, he gets pretty experimental to test himself in; those three tracks are “Con Confused”, a disco track, “I, Me, Us, We”, a Parliament worship, “My God Is Color Blind”, an anti-racism song.

James Allen, Dennis Davis, Rick James - drums, Oberheim DMX Aquil Fudge - percussion Frank Hamilton, Michael McKinney, Fred Washington - bass Gordon Banks, Ben Bridges, Kenny Hawkins, Larry John McNally, Mike O'Neil, Paul Pesco, Greg Poree, David Williams, Larry Menally - guitar Frank Hamilton, Greg Levias, Jeff Lorber, Greg Phillinganes, Darryl Ross, Levi Ruffin Jr. Bill Wolfer, Stevie Wonder, Bill Young - keyboards, Roland Juno-60 bass Abdoulaye Soumare, Bob Bradlove - synthesizer programming Stevie Wonder - harmonica Steve Porcaro - Synths on Party all the time Larry Fast - Synth Earl Gardner, Richard Gibbs, Larry Gittens, Bob Malach, Keith Quinn - horns Roderick Bascom, Crystal Blake, Alvin "Blues" Broussard, Anthony Clark, Carlotta Clark, Lisa Clark, Paul Freudenburg, Larry Gittens, Rod Gordon, Cynthia Green, Bruce Hawes, Rick James, David Allen Jones, Jacque Kimbrough, Derek Lawrence, Lorelei McBroom, Daryl Murphy, LaMorris Payne, Darryl Phinnessee, William Rivera, Dwayne Roberson, Darryl Ross, Levi Ruffin, Howard Smith, Spartacus R. Michelle Wiley, Philip "Bully" Williams, Steven Lindstrom - backing vocalsTechnicalLarkin Arnold - executive producer Nancy Greenberg - art direction Annie Leibovitz - photography

The Rakamonie EP

The Rakamonie EP is an EP by Swedish pop singer Robyn. It was released by Konichiwa Records on 26 November 2006 in Europe prior to the United Kingdom release of her fourth album Robyn, it was released in the United States on 29 January 2008 with a altered track list, which includes an acoustic version of the #1 UK single "With Every Heartbeat". It was Robyn's first domestic release in United States in over ten years. UK"Konichiwa Bitches" – 3:03 "Cobrastyle" – 4:10 "List of Demands" – 2:52 "Be Mine!" – 4:08 "Jack U Off" – 2:15US"Konichiwa Bitches" – 3:03 "Cobrastyle" – 4:10 "Be Mine!" – 4:08 "With Every Heartbeat" – 3:32 "Jack U Off" – 2:15 The following people contributed to The Rakamonie EP: Robyn – lead vocals, photography Klas Åhlund – mixing, string arrangements Jenny Wilson – vocals Michael Ilbert, Linus Larsson, Ollie – mixing Frippe Jonsäter, Ljunligan – sound effects Mary Fagot for Outfit – art direction Blake E. Marquis – art design

Mark McManus

Mark McManus was a Scottish actor. He was best known for playing the tough Glaswegian Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart in the long-running STV television series Taggart from 1983 until his death in 1994. McManus was born in Hamilton, Scotland, on 21 February 1935 and moved to Hillingdon, Uxbridge, in London when he was three years old, until he moved again at the age of sixteen to Australia, where he performed in amateur theatre groups that led him to becoming a professional actor. McManus appeared in the children's TV series Skippy the Bush Kangaroo and had a guest appearance in the long-running Australian police drama Homicide. McManus starred in Tim Burstall's feature film 2000 Weeks, the first full-length Australian-produced feature made in Australia since Charles Chauvel's Jedda in 1954. McManus appeared in the American-produced historical drama Adam's Woman and co-starred with Mick Jagger in the Tony Richardson 1970 film version of the Ned Kelly story, Ned Kelly. McManus returned to the UK in 1971 and was known to a wider audience when he played roles such as Harry Carter in The Brothers, Sam Wilson, a coal miner in the 1973 TV series Sam.

McManus appeared opposite Peter O'Toole in the 1976 TV movie Rogue Male, starred as a dour Scots police officer, Jack Lambie, in Strangers, a role he reprised as a guest star in the spin-off, Bulman. McManus had roles in productions at the National Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre. McManus was a boxer before acting. McManus is not to be confused with the boxer of the same name from Basildon in England; some of the more notable shows he was in include: Sam, 1973–75 Taggart, 1983–94 Bulman, 1985–87 Dramarama, "The Macramé Man", 1988 McManus began playing the title character in the crime drama Taggart in September 1983 alongside Neil Duncan, Tom Watson and Robert Robertson. The pilot attracted an estimated 7.6 million viewers. When Duncan left the show in 1987, James MacPherson joined the show as the new character Michael Jardine; this was followed by new Superintendent Jack McVitie in the 1985 episode "Murder In Season". A new female Detective Constable, Jackie Reid, was introduced in 1990 and, in "Rogue's Gallery", Taggart promoted her to Detective Sergeant.

McManus drank and, after several years of declining health, died from an alcohol-related illness. McManus was hospitalised with severe jaundice in May 1994. McManus died of pneumonia, brought on by liver failure, on 6 June 1994 aged 59 in Glasgow, only eight months after the death of his second wife Marion. In the last two years of his life McManus had lost his mother, his brother and two sisters. McManus was the first person to be posthumously awarded the Lord Provost of Glasgow's Award for Performing Arts. McManus' final Taggart episode was "Prayer for the Dead". McManus was the first Taggart cast member to die aged 59 only to be followed by Iain Anders who died three years in 1997 aged 64 from a heart attack. After the death of McManus in 1994, his character was given an on-air funeral in the final episode of the series' 11th season, "Black Orchid". In that same episode, the character of Michael Jardine, portrayed by actor James MacPherson, was promoted to Taggart's position of Detective Chief Inspector.

McManus' half-brother was Brian Connolly of 1970s glam rock band The Sweet. "No Matter What They Say- The Story of Sweet". Mark McManus on IMDb Taggart Fan Club

David Cage

David De Gruttola, known by his pseudonym David Cage, is a French video game designer and musician. He is the founder of the game development studio Quantic Dream. Cage both wrote and directed the video games Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls for the PlayStation 3, Detroit: Become Human for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows. Born in Mulhouse, Cage is the head of the game developer studio Quantic Dream. Cage plays a central role in the company and the development of the games, being founder, co-CEO, lead game designer, screenwriter; as a professional musician, he created the company Totem Interactive in 1993, which worked in music and sound productions. He worked as a freelance musician on several television and video game projects, involved with original soundtrack work, his earlier works include the music in the video games Super Dany, Cheese Cat-Astrophe Starring Speedy Gonzales and Hardline. David Cage founded Quantic Dream in 1997, he has written and directed all five games released by the studio: Omikron: The Nomad Soul, Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls and Detroit: Become Human.

At the British Academy Games Awards, in which Quantic Dream won three awards for Heavy Rain, Cage stated that "games always explore the same things. They're about being powerful, being the good guys against the bad guys – that's a tiny part of what can be done. There are so many other stories to tell, so many other emotions to trigger – this is a fantastic new medium, we can do much more than we do with it." Game developer Warren Spector described Cage as one of the best storytellers in the business, calling him a genius. Cage has been critical of "game over" events in story-driven, non-action video games, calling them "a failure of the game design". Cage was the first game developer to receive the Legion of Honour, the highest decoration granted in France. In October 2018, he received a Ping Honor Award for his career. Cage identifies as an atheist. Director and writerOmikron: The Nomad Soul Fahrenheit Heavy Rain: The Casting Heavy Rain Heavy Rain: Chronicle One - The Taxidermist Kara The Dark Sorcerer Beyond: Two Souls Detroit: Become Human ComposerSuper Dany Cheese Cat-Astrophe Starring Speedy Gonzales Timecop Hardline Detroit: Become Human