La Vie en rose (film)
La Vie en Rose is a 2007 French biographical musical film about the life of French singer Édith Piaf. The film was co-written and directed by Olivier Dahan, starred Marion Cotillard as Piaf; the UK and US title La Vie en Rose comes from Piaf's signature song. Cotillard's performance earned her several accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress — marking the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role — the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the César Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance; the film won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, the BAFTA Award for Best Makeup, Costume Design, Film Music, four additional César Awards and grossed $86.3 million worldwide. The film is structured as a non-linear series of key events from the life of Édith Piaf; the film begins with elements from her childhood, at the end with the events prior to and surrounding her death, poignantly juxtaposed by a performance of her song, "Non, je ne regrette rien".
The film opens with Édith as a small child in 1918. Her mother stands across the alley singing. Édith's mother writes to her child's father, the acrobat, fighting in the trenches of World War I battlefields, informing him that she is leaving Édith with her mother so she can pursue the life of the artist. Her father returns to Paris and scoops up a sick Édith in turn leaves the child with his own mother, a madam of a brothel in Normandy. Now living as a child in a brothel, surrounded by the brutal and demeaning business of prostitution, Édith is taken under the wing of the women there Titine, a young troubled redhead who becomes attached to the little girl. Titine sings to, plays with, tenderly cares for Édith through travails including an episode of keratitis-induced blindness. Years Édith's father returns for her. Despite anguished protests from both Titine and Édith, he takes the child away to join him as he works as a circus acrobat; as Édith is outside cleaning up after dinner one night, she watches a fire eater practicing, in the flames sees an apparition of St Thérèse, who assures her that she will always be with her—a belief that she carries with her for the rest of her life.
When Édith is nine years old, her father leaves the circus after an argument with the manager and begins performing on the streets of Paris. During a lackluster performance of her father's contortionist skills while Édith holds a hat for coins, a passerby asks if Édith is part of the show and, with prompting by her father to "do something" so the half-interested audience doesn't leave, she spontaneously sings "La Marseillaise" with raw emotion, mesmerizing the street crowd. Years a nightclub owner named Louis Leplée approaches Édith while she sings on the streets of Montmartre for supper money with her friend Mômone, he invites her to his club for an informal audition. Impressed, he hires her, after creating for diminutive Édith a stage surname of Piaf, a colloquialism for sparrow. Soon, Leplée is shot dead, suspected by the police to be due to Édith's connections to the mafia through the pimp who has demanded a large portion of her street singing earnings; when Édith next attempts a show at a low grade cabaret, she is jeered and shouted off the stage by a hostile crowd.
Things go from bad to worse when Mômone is forcibly taken away to a convent for girls on orders from her mother. Desperate, Édith turns to a songwriter and accompanist. Through harsh means, he enlivens her performances by teaching her to gesture with her "great hands" while singing, works with her on enunciation and other aspects of stage presence, including how to battle her initial fierce bouts of stage fright that prevent her from taking the stage for her first music hall performance. While performing in New York City, Édith meets Marcel Cerdan, a fellow French national, a boxer competing for the World Champion title. Though she learns from him that he has a wife, who runs their pig farm while he's away, Édith tells Mômone that she is falling in love with Marcel; the affair that ensues, while secret, results in "La Vie En Rose" being played for Marcel wherever he goes. The morning after Édith has persuaded Marcel to fly from Paris and join her in New York, she wakes up to his kiss, she joyfully hurries to get him coffee and her gift to him of a watch, while she mocks and exasperatedly shouts at her oddly subdued entourage as they listlessly stand around her apartment.
They break the news to her that Marcel's plane crashed. Édith hysterically searches for the ghost of Marcel, lounging on her bed just a few moments before, crying out the name of her lost lover. The narrative bookends these scenes from Édith's middle life with repeated vignettes of an aged-looking Édith with frizzy red hair, being nursed and tended to, she spends much of her time sitting in a chair by the lakeside, when she stands, she has the stooped posture and slowness of a much older person. Another set of fractured memories shows Édith with short curly hair, plastered to her face as though she is feverish, singing on stage and collapsing while she tries to sing, a moment when Édith herself realizes that her body is betraying her, when she is hosting a party at a Parisian bistro, topples a bottle of champagne because of her developing arthritis, to the severe morphine addiction that plays a large role in her demise, as she injects the drug with a young lover in her bedroom. After her husband, Jacques Pills, persuades her to en
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, box office results, cover stories, photo galleries and more, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905. Variety has been published since December 16, 1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering theater and vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City. Sime was fired by The Morning Telegraph in 1905 for panning an act which had taken out an advert for $50, said that it looked like he would have to start his own paper in order to be able to tell the truth. With a loan of $1,500 from his father-in-law, he launched Variety as editor. In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.
The original cover design, similar to the current design, was sketched by Edgar M. Miller, a scenic painter, who refused payment; the front cover contained pictures of the original editorial staff, who were Alfred Greason, Epes W Sargeant and Joshua Lowe, as well as Sime. The first issue contained a review by Sime's son Sidne known as Skigie, claimed to be the youngest critic in the world at seven years old. In 1922, Sime acquired The New York Clipper, reporting on the stage and other entertainment since 1853 and folded it two years merging some of its features into Variety. In 1922, Sime launched the Times Square Daily, which he referred to as "the world's worst daily" and soon scrapped. During that period, Variety staffers worked on all three papers. After the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in 1930, which Variety sued for alleged plagiarism in 1932, Sime launched Daily Variety in 1933, based in Hollywood, with Arthur Ungar as the editor, it replaced Variety Bulletin, issued in Hollywood on Fridays.
Daily Variety was published every day other than Sunday but on Monday to Friday. Ungar was editor until 1950, followed by Joe Schoenfeld and Thomas M. Pryor, succeeded by his son Pete; the Daily and the Weekly were run as independent newspapers, with the Daily concentrating on Hollywood news and the Weekly on U. S. and International coverage. Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931. Green remained as editor from 1931 until his death in 1973. Sime's son Sidne succeeded him as publisher of both publications. Following his death from tuberculosis in 1950, his only son Syd Silverman, was the sole heir to what was Variety Inc. Young Syd's legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc. until 1956. After that date Syd Silverman managed the company as publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to Cahners Publishing for $64 million, he remained as publisher until 1990 when he was succeeded on Weekly Variety by Gerard A. Byrne and on Daily Variety by Sime's great grandson, Michael Silverman.
Syd became chairman of both publications. In 1953, Army Archerd's "Just for Variety" column appeared on page two of Daily Variety and swiftly became popular in Hollywood. Archerd broke countless exclusive stories, reporting from film sets, announcing pending deals, giving news of star-related hospitalizations and births; the column appeared daily for 52 years until September 1, 2005. On December 7, 1988, the editor, Roger Watkins and oversaw the transition to four-color print. Upon its launch, the new-look Variety measured one inch shorter with a washed-out color on the front; the old front-page box advertisement was replaced by a strip advertisement, along with the first photos published in Variety since Sime gave up using them in the old format in 1920: they depicted Sime and Syd. For twenty years from 1989 its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman running the Daily in Hollywood. Bart had worked at Paramount Pictures and The New York Times.
In April 2009, Bart moved to the position of "vice president and editorial director", characterized online as "Boffo No More: Bart Up and Out at Variety". From mid 2009 to 2013, Timothy M. Gray oversaw the publication as Editor-in-Chief, after over 30 years of various reporter and editor positions in the newsroom. In October 2012, Reed Business Information, the periodical's owner, sold the publication to Penske Media Corporation. PMC is the owner of Deadline Hollywood, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Variety's largest competitor in online showbiz news. In October 2012, Jay Penske, Chairman and CEO of PMC, announced that the website's paywall would come down, the print publication would stay, he would invest more into Variety's digital platform in a townhall. In March 2013, Variety owner Jay Penske appointed three co-editors to oversee different parts of the publication's industry coverage; the decision was made to stop printing Daily Variety with the last printed edition published on March 19, 2013 with the headline "Variety A
A Prairie Home Companion (film)
A Prairie Home Companion is a 2006 American ensemble comedy film directed by Robert Altman and is his final film. The film is a fictional representation of behind-the-scenes activities at the long-running public radio show of the same name; the film received positive reviews and was a moderate box office success on its small budget. The film features an ensemble cast including Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson, Lily Tomlin, Garrison Keillor, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Lindsay Lohan. In Saint Paul, the long-running live radio variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" prepares for its final broadcast; the radio station's new parent company has scheduled the show's home, the storied Fitzgerald Theater, for demolition and dispatched "the Axeman" to judge whether or not to save the show. In between musical acts, under the watchful eye of PI Guy Noir, the show's denizens mingle and reminisce, including: the singing Johnson Girls, her sister Rhonda, daughter Lola; the show is visited by an otherworldly "Dangerous Woman", revealed to be a listener who died during a past broadcast, now returned as the angel Asphodel.
The Axeman declares the show too old-fashioned to keep on the air. Though Asphodel escorts him from the theater to an untimely demise, the show is still cancelled. Years the former cast reunites at Mickey's Diner with plans for a farewell tour, their conversation pauses. To receive insurance for the shoot, Robert Altman had to hire Paul Thomas Anderson as a "backup" director to observe filming at all times and be prepared to take over for Altman in case of his incapacity. Using the working title The Last Show, principal photography for the film began on June 29, 2005, at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota. Filming ended on July 28, 2005. A Prairie Home Companion opened the 2006 South by Southwest film festival on March 10 premiered in St. Paul, on May 3, 2006, at the Fitzgerald Theater, which had projection and sound equipment brought in for that purpose; the film's stars arrived in ten horse-drawn carriages. Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News anchored his newscast from neighboring Minneapolis, that night so that he would be able to attend.
Critics' general reaction to the film was favorable, it garnered an 82% fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Roger Ebert awarded the film four out of four stars, saying, "What a lovely film this is, so gentle and whimsical, so simple and profound", added the film to his "Great Movies" list. Michael Medved gave the film one and a half stars out of four, saying, "The entertainment value stands somewhere between thin and nonexistent" and " the worst movie made that pooled the talents of four Oscar winners". Desson Thomson from The Washington Post fell in between, saying in a review headlined "Honey, You Could Ask for More" that while the movie had its strengths, it was weaker than it should have been. Meryl Streep won the Best Supporting Actress Award from the National Society of Film Critics for her role; the film had a successful limited release in the United States and grossed $20,338,609 domestically and $25,978,442 worldwide. New Line released a soundtrack album featuring a mixture of old time music classics and contemporary songs written by Keillor.
A Prairie Home Companion is the soundtrack the 2006 film A Prairie Home Companion. It was released on May 2006 via New Line Records; the DVD was released on October 10, 2006. Special features included deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes documentary, commentary by Altman and Kline. A Prairie Home Companion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on May 23, 2006, by New Line. A Prairie Home Companion on IMDb A Prairie Home Companion at Rotten Tomatoes A Prairie Home Companion at AllMovie A Prairie Home Companion at Box Office Mojo
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Patricia Rozema and written by Ann Peacock, based on the Kit Kittredge stories by Valerie Tripp. The film focuses on the American Girl character Kit Kittredge, portrayed by Abigail Breslin, who lives in Cincinnati, Ohio during the Great Depression, it is the first and only in the American Girl film series to have a theatrical release. As with the TV films, Julia Roberts served as one of the executive producers. In June 1934, Kit Kittredge is determined to become a reporter, she writes articles on the typewriter in her attic while drama unfolds beneath her; the mortgage on her house is about to be foreclosed because her father lost his car dealership and couldn't keep up with the payments. He has gone to Chicago, Illinois to search for work, to make some income her mother takes in an odd assortment of boarders, including magician Mr. Berk, dance instructor Miss Dooley, mobile library driver Miss Bond. Locally there have been reports of muggings and robberies committed by homeless.
Kit investigates and meets young Will and Countee, who live in a homeless jungle near the Ohio River and Erie Lackawanna Railway. Kit writes a story about the camp and tries to sell it to Mr. Gibson, the mean editor of the Cincinnati newspaper, but he has no interest in the subject, she adopts a dog, her mother buys chickens, Kit sells their eggs. A locked box containing her mother's treasures is stolen, a footprint with a star matching the one on Will's boot is discovered, making him the prime suspect; the sheriff goes to find Countee. However and Countee have left the homeless jungle. Kit and Ruthie set out to investigate on the incidents and clear Will's name, it turns out that Mr. Berk, along with his assistant Frederich and Miss Bond, were the ones behind the robberies, framing Will and the rest of the homeless for the crime. Kit becomes a local hero, they found out. On Thanksgiving, the homeless bring food to Kit's father returns home. Mr. Gibson arrives to show Kit. Ideas of a possible feature film revolving around the character had been discussed by the company for several years, although American Girl president Ellen L. Brothers stated that "it was all brand new to us", had to explore the feasibility of a live-action film by producing made-for-television adaptations of American Girl characters.
After the successes of Samantha: An American Girl Holiday and succeeding TV movies, several options were considered on making the transition to a theatrical feature. Production of the film, which involved finalizing the script and cast, film preparations and principal photography, took up four months due to limitations on part of Abigail Breslin's availability before starting another production. Camera angles were put into consideration, with the film crew being careful not to shoot areas or objects on the set location that would be out of place in the 1930s setting. A multiple-camera setup was used to speed up the process. Filming was done in and around Toronto, in Tottenham, Ontario in the summer of 2007; the costume department made use of vintage photographs by Dorothea Lange and old Sears-Roebuck catalogues for creating the cast's Depression-era clothing. As the Kittredge family would spend less on extra clothing, the costumes were distressed using sandpaper and trisodium phosphate, fading the colors of the clothes to give a more aged, worn out feel.
Among some of the vehicles used in the film, several 1934 Chrysler Airflows were used, one of, driven by Kit's father. Besides the Airflow, a green 1933 Plymouth PC sedan and several 1933 Dodge DPs were used; the car lot was portrayed as a Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealership in Cincinnati in 1934. An antique'Peter Whit' Toronto Transit Commission street car stood in for a City of Cincinnati one; the film received favorable reviews from critics. As of April 29, 2011, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 79% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 98 reviews, gave it a Golden Tomato for Best Kids Film of 2008. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 63 based on 27 reviews. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times said, "It has a great look, engaging performances, real substance and a few whispers of political ideas", in The New York Times, Jeannette Catsoulis said, "this classy, heart-on-its-sleeve movie is packed with laudable life lessons." Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News called it "resolutely old-fashioned" and thought "the script feels a little stiff and moralistic at times," but added, "it's hard to fault a film with such an intelligent, good-hearted heroine."
Megan Basham of World Magazine said, "Even if young fans can't relate the struggles in the movie to their own life, Kit still offers more than the shows and movies aimed at the tween girl market. Besides the simple educational value of giving them a picture to connect with their history lessons, the film focuses on more significant themes than the materialism and prettiness championed." A less favorable review came from James Verniere of The Boston Herald, calling the film "one-dimensional" and saying "I have no argument with the theme of empowerment aimed at an audience of girls. I do, take exception to a plot, banal and predictable and performances that run the gamut from just OK to risible," Josh Larsen of the Illinois paper The Sun gave Kittredge a negative review, bemoaning the film's plot as condescending towards its target audience, stati
79th Academy Awards
The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best films of 2006 and took place February 25, 2007, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Academy Awards in 24 categories; the ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Laura Ziskin and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actress Ellen DeGeneres hosted for the first time. Two weeks earlier in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California held on February 10, the Academy Awards for Technical Achievement were presented by host Maggie Gyllenhaal; the Departed won four awards, including Best Director for Martin Scorsese. Other winners included Pan's Labyrinth with three, An Inconvenient Truth and Little Miss Sunshine with two, Babel, The Blood of Yingzhou District, The Danish Poet, Happy Feet, The Last King of Scotland, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Lives of Others, Marie Antoinette, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Queen and West Bank Story with one.
The telecast garnered nearly 40 million viewers in the United States. The nominees for the 79th Academy Awards were announced on January 23, 2007, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Sid Ganis, president of the Academy, the actress Salma Hayek. Dreamgirls received the most nominations with eight, Babel came in second with seven; this marked the first and only occurrence that the film with the most nominations was not a Best Picture nominee. This year was the third year in which two films not nominated for Best Picture received more nominations than the winner—Dreamgirls and Pan's Labyrinth, with eight and six, respectively; this had occurred at the 5th and 25th Academy Awards. The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 25, 2007. With his latest unsuccessful nomination for Best Actor, Peter O'Toole became the most nominated performer without a competitive win. Another oddity in the Best Actor category is that four of the five nominees were only nominated in that category and nothing else.
This results in the only year since the 1st Academy Awards where none of the Best Actor Nominees were nominated for Best Picture and the first time since the 6th Academy Awards where none of the nominees were nominated for Best Screenplay. Best Supporting Actress winner Jennifer Hudson was the fifteenth Oscar acting winner to win for a debut film performance. "I Need to Wake Up" from An Inconvenient Truth became the first song from a documentary film to win Best Original Song. Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, indicated with a double dagger. Ennio Morricone — In recognition of his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music. Sherry Lansing The following individuals performed musical numbers; because of the declining viewership of recent Academy Awards ceremonies, producer Gil Cates declined to helm the upcoming festivities. The Academy sought ideas to revamp the show while renewing interest with the nominated films. In September 2006, the Academy selected producer Laura Ziskin to oversee production of the telecast for a second time.
Nearly three months actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres, who had emceed three Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies between 2001 and 2005, was chosen as host of the 2007 ceremony. In an article published in the Los Angeles Times, Ziskin explained the decision to hire DeGeneres saying "Certainly, I believe the presence of Ellen will help the ratings absolutely. She's popular with a wide audience, she is not a niche performer. She touches a lot of demographics."AMPAS christened this year's telecast with a theme celebrating movie quotes. In tandem with the theme, advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day designed the official ceremony poster featuring 75 quotes from several Oscar-nominated or winning films. To stir interest surrounding the awards, filmmaker Spike Lee released a trailer featuring everyday people around New York City reciting famous film lines. During the ceremony, a montage produced by director Nancy Meyers saluted the work of screenwriters and their contributions to film. During the telecast, former U.
S. Vice President and environmental activist Al Gore, Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio announced that AMPAS would incorporate several environmentally and ecologically conscious features into the ceremony. Designed by Frank Webb and Matthew White, the Architectural Digest greenroom where presenters and winners mingled backstage featured several environmentally friendly features such as a rug made of recycled plastic bottles and walls painted without any volatile organic compounds. Other eco-friendly features included the transportation for guests of the awards via hybrid electric vehicles, usage of recyclable paper for ballots and invitations, serving meals at the Governor's Ball on reusable plates and biodegradable dishware. Several other people participated in the production of the ceremony. William Ross served as musical director for the ceremony. J. Michael Riva designed a new stage design for the ceremony. Voice actor Don LaFontaine was hired with Gina Tuttle as announcers for the telecast.
Actor Greg Vaughan and Lucky columnist Allyson Waterman co-hosted "Road to the Oscars", a weekly behind-the-scenes video blog on the Oscar ceremony website. Members of the dance troupe and contortionist group Pilobolus performed interpretive shadow figures representing scenes and logos from the nominated films. Actors Jack Black, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly performed a lighthearted musical number written by comedic director Jud
El Cantante is a 2006 biographical film which stars singers Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. The film is based on the life of the late salsa singer Héctor Lavoe, portrayed by Anthony; the film is told from the viewpoint of Hector's wife, portrayed by Lopez. Debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2006, El Cantante was released on August 3, 2007. Distributed by Picturehouse, the film runs for 106 minutes and is rated R for language and drug use. According to Box Office Mojo, El Cantante is the twenty-eighth highest-grossing musical biopic of all time. Puchi talks about her late husband, salsa legend Héctor Lavoe "El Cantante De Los Cantantes", during a 2002 interview. Héctor Pérez leaves Puerto Rico though his father tries to persuade him not to go because if he does he'll lose a father. Héctor decides to go anyway against his father's will in an attempt to pursue his dreams. On his first night in the city he meets Eddie and discovers the new sound of salsa flowing through the streets.
He becomes the lead singer in a salsa group performing in a bar. One night he is approached by Willie Colón and Johnny Pacheco. Johnny offers them a deal with Fania Records Company and Hector accepts; the company suggests that he change his name to Héctor Lavoe. "Lavoe" meaning "the voice" in French. Héctor falls in love with a girl who danced at the club where he performed, he confesses to her that his mother died when he was young, his brother was killed the night he came to New York and that he didn't have many people in his life. She tells him, it is revealed. Puchi reveals, but she is the only woman of his life. They get married and have a son named Tito. On a night of hard partying, Héctor does so too; this will be the start of his drug addiction. Through the years, after Héctor's consistent tardiness to gigs, Willie grows tired of Héctor's irresponsibility and decides to go solo. Héctor's drug and alcohol addiction continues to grow stronger and becomes noticeable. Puchi is infuriated when she finds Héctor shooting up while the gas was on.
She begs Héctor to quit the drugs and to turn his life around for their son and because he is always high and is missing out and she loves him. One night, Puchi wakes up to Héctor sitting with a gun staring into space, suicidally depressed. In fear she sends him to rehab. Puchi can't help feeling guilty when Héctor's sister Priscilla blames all of Héctor's problems on her, she takes him out and he is put on medication. A jealous Héctor calls Puchi a whore and accuses her of having affairs with many different men. Héctor takes his family to Puerto Rico for vacation; when Héctor tries to reconcile with his father after leaving against his will, he rejects Héctor. This causes him more pain, he advises Puchi to get tested as well. He soon has a relapse and goes back to his old ways. Puchi and Héctor fight and it ends with him leaving the house and coming back and apologizing to her. Tito is killed when his friend accidentally shoots him while playing with the gun Héctor kept in the house; this scars Héctor for the rest of his life.
In the interview, Puchi admits that Héctor was never the same after that, he died along with their son. She says everyone expected too much from him. Héctor confesses to Willie that he loves Puchi and that he wishes he would've done things differently, but it's too late and nothing is the same anymore. Willie encourages him to perform at a gig in Puerto Rico. At the concert, there is less than half of the audience due to bad advertising. Still, he decides to perform for the few people, he just couldn't hold in all the pain anymore. The depression and guilt are too much for Héctor to handle and it drives him to attempt suicide by jumping out a window, he lives another 5 years. Puchi is seen in her new apartment, listening to a voice mail from Hector, wishing her a happy birthday and that he'll always be there and love her, she begins to dance while looking at a picture of her and Héctor on the wall. The movie ends with Héctor performing and the credits revealing that he died at the age of 46 of AIDS, from sharing needles.
It is revealed that Puchi died shortly after this interview in 2002. Marc Anthony as Héctor Lavoe Jennifer Lopez as Nilda Georgina "Puchi" Román Federico Castelluccio as Jerry Masucci Nelson Diaz as Johnny Pacheco Vincent Laresca as Ralph Mercado Víctor Manuelle as Rubén Blades John Ortiz as Willie Colón Antone Pagán as "Puchi's Brother "Papo" El Cantante, which has an MPAA rating of R, was first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival which took place in September 2006, it was released to over 542 cinemas on August 3, 2007. The film opened at No. 12 at the U. S. Box Office, grossing $3,202,035 during its opening weekend, it averaged around $6,000 per theater. The following week, it grossed $1,401,148 and fell to No. 16. It left the chart at No. 115 on the week of September 28, 2007, after grossing $1,465. El cantante grossed $7,556,712 domestically and $354,820 overseas. Charlotte O'Sullivan of the Evening Standard said the "film did not go down well" at the Box Office, crediting its lack of commercial success to Lopez and Anthony "know nothing about salsa" and its "negative view of the Latino communi
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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