Heroic bloodshed is a genre invented by Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, honour and violence that has become a popular genre used by different directors worldwide. The term heroic bloodshed was coined by editor Rick Baker in the magazine Eastern Heroes in the late 1980s referring to the styles of directors John Woo and Ringo Lam. Baker defined the genre as "a Hong Kong action film that features a lot of gun play and gangsters rather than kung fu. Lots of blood. Lots of action." Protagonists in these films are good-willed criminals Triad members, hit men, or thieves with a strict code of ethics, which in some cases leads to the betrayal of their employers and the saving of many intended victims. The police officer with a conscience, who cannot be corrupted in any way, is common, is modeled after the hardboiled detective. Loyalty and brotherhood are the most typical themes of the genre. Heroic bloodshed films have a strong emotional angle, not only between, but during action sequences.
Pistols and submachine guns are utilized by the heroes due to the light weight they provide, enabling their wielders to move more quickly. They are dual wielded; the heroes are agile and implement rolls, dives and falls while they duel, making for a graceful, ballet-like performance in the midst of gunfire. Heroic bloodshed films end on a downbeat or tragic note with the main heroes either dead, arrested by the police, or incapacitated. John Woo's breakthrough film A Better Tomorrow set the template for the heroic bloodshed genre. In turn, A Better Tomorrow was a reimagining of plot elements from two earlier Hong Kong crime films: Lung Kong's The Story of a Discharged Prisoner, the Shaw Brothers Studio film The Brothers, itself a remake of the hit Indian crime drama film Deewaar written by Salim-Javed. Woo has been a major influence in its continued popularity and evolution in his following works, namely A Better Tomorrow 2, The Killer and Hard Boiled; the heroic bloodshed genre had a considerable impact on world cinema Hollywood.
The action, style and mannerisms established in 1980s Hong Kong heroic bloodshed films were widely adopted by Hollywood in the 1990s, reshaping the way Hollywood action films were made. Lam's City on Fire inspired Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs; the Killer heavily influenced Luc Besson's Léon: The Professional. John Woo himself introduced his brand of heroic bloodshed to Hollywood in the 1990s. By the late 1990s, Woo's style of cinema had become established in Hollywood. Cinema of Hong Kong Crime film Gangster film Gun fu Girls with guns John Woo Johnnie To Mumbai underworld films, which have similarities to heroic bloodshed films. Ringo Lam The Art of Heroic Bloodshed
Major General Robert H. "Shorty" Soule was a senior United States Army officer. He commanded the 188th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division during World War II in the Philippines campaign, he served as military attaché to the Republic of China, commanded the 3rd Infantry Division during the Korean War. Soule was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Flanagan, Edward M; the Los Baños Raid: The 11th Airborne Jumps at Dawn ISBN 0891412506 Flanagan, Edward M The Angels: A History of the 11th Airborne Division 1943–1946 ISBN 0891413588 Salecker, Gene Eric Blossoming Silk Against the Rising Sun: U. S. and Japanese Paratroopers at War in the Pacific in World War II ISBN 0811706575 Henderson, Bruce Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II ISBN 9780062325068 Entry on American Battle Monuments Commission website Entry on Arlington National Cemetery website Entry on MilitaryTimes Hall of Valor website
World Cup USA'94 is an association football video game developed by Tiertex Design Studios and published by U. S. Gold, it was released for Genesis, Sega CD, Super NES, Master System, DOS, Game Boy, Game Gear in 1994. The game gives official groups and the fidelity schedule of the championship; the PC and Sega CD versions have digitized stadium photos. The Genesis version carried the PolyGram Video logo across the stadium advertisement boards in the game; this was the last official FIFA World Cup franchise game before Electronic Arts acquired the rights in 1996 for the FIFA Soccer series. The game is viewed from a bird's eye-view perspective. Game time may be customised from as short as a minute per half to the full regular 45 minutes. A coin toss is determined by the'home' team and play will commence. Depending on the options set before the match, the gamer may opt to have less dribble control. If the gamer opts for manual goalkeeper control, the player would have to make a save by guessing where the opponent will place the ball and jumping into the general direction with any of the console buttons and the directional keys if applicable.
Outfield players have the option to either pass the ball, kick it or attempt a lob. Freekicks may be executed using any of the above. However, a penalty kick is done in a different game screen similar to that of World Cup 98 and where a hovering indicator swings from side to side to indicate the direction of the shot. Basic tactics can be customised prior to the game and may be changed in-game. Team rosters, while not based on real-life players, have variable attributes amongst its players and divided into three major skills which are speed, dribble control and shooting accuracy. Goalkeepers can be picked from normal players. Qualified teams: Argentina Belgium Bolivia Brazil Bulgaria Cameroon Colombia Germany Greece Italy South Korea Mexico Morocco Netherlands Nigeria Norway Republic of Ireland Romania Russia Saudi Arabia Spain Sweden Switzerland United StatesTeams that did not qualify: Australia Denmark England France Japan Portugal Scotland Wales GamePro praised the SNES version's controls, sound effects, "amazing range of options", though they criticized the graphics.
Reviewing the Genesis version for Mean Machines Sega, Steve Merrett felt that the game is "completely outplayed by the likes of Sensi and FIFA", while Angus Swan criticized the game's presentation for "inuscule sprites, minimal animation and zeroid atmosphere." World Cup USA'94 at MobyGames
Girmay Zahilay is an Ethiopian American politician who serves on the King County Council from District 2 in Seattle, Washington. He was defeated longtime incumbent Larry Gossett. Zahilay and his brother were born in Sudan to Ethiopian refugees who had escaped a military conflict, he was three years old when his family immigrated to the United States, settling in the Rainier Valley. Zahilay moved between public housing arrangements in several neighborhoods in South Seattle, including the International District and Skyway, while his mother Abie worked double shifts as a nursing assistant; the family stayed at a homeless shelter in Downtown Seattle between moves to public housing in NewHolly and Rainier Vista. He graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle and was a research intern at the University of Washington Department of Biology, he majored in biology at Stanford University, where he served as president of the Black Student Union. Zahilay earned a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as an intern at the Office of the White House Counsel during the Obama administration.
Zahilay worked for the Congressional Hunger Center and New York City Coalition Against Hunger as a community organizer after graduating from college. He moved to jobs at law firms Skadden Arps in New York and Perkins Coie in Seattle. Zahilay founded a non-profit, Rising Leaders, that aims to provide mentors for underserved middle school students, he announced his County Council District 2 campaign in February 2019, becoming the first challenger to six-term incumbent Larry Gossett since 2005. Zahilay campaigned on the expansion of public housing and the replacement of youth incarceration with other methods. Gossett, who had attended Franklin High School and had led his own Black Student Union at the University of Washington, trailed Zahilay in the primary election by a 37 percent margin. Zahilay defeated Gossett in the November 2019 general election, becoming the youngest member of the King County Council, he was sworn in to represent District 2 on January 8, 2020, was selected to chair the council's Law and Justice Committee
Conasprella eugrammata, common name the eugrammatus cone, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies. Like all species within the genus Conasprella, these snails are venomous, they are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled or not at all. The size of an adult shell varies between 40 mm; this species occurs in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, from Japan to the Philippines, off Queensland, Australia and in the Indian Ocean off KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Madagascar. Filmer R. M.. A Catalogue of Nomenclature and Taxonomy in the Living Conidae 1758 - 1998. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. 388pp Tucker J. K.. Recent cone species database. 4 September 2009 Edition Tucker J. K. & Tenorio M. J. Systematic classification of Recent and fossil conoidean gastropods. Hackenheim: Conchbooks. 296 pp. Puillandre N. Duda T. F. Meyer C. Olivera B. M. & Bouchet P.. One, four or 100 genera? A new classification of the cone snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies.
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