Spring Breakers is a 2012 American crime film written and directed by Harmony Korine and starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine. Gomez, Hudgens and Korine portray four college-aged girls on their spring break in Florida where they meet an eccentric local drug dealer who helps them in a time of desperation, their eventual descent into a world of drugs and violence. Writer/director Korine had devised the concept for Spring Breakers over several years prior to production, with fleeting ideas about the plot and what should transpire, his initial desire was to create a "sensory film", more about feeling than action and placed little importance on narrative or plot, the idea for which came later. Once Korine developed the backbone of the story, which takes place around the American spring break period, he traveled to Florida to write the screenplay. Production began in 2012, on an estimated budget of $5 million, making it Korine's second most expensive film to date.
The film is one of Korine's first theatrical works to receive a wide release. Spring Breakers was released on March 22, 2013 in the United States by A24 and grossed $31 million worldwide, making it a resounding success considering the small budget, it received positive reviews from film critics, with some calling it a potential cult classic. The film was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival. Critics and scholars have read deeper meaning in the film's plot, commenting on its reflection of modern-day superficiality and the younger generation's self-destructive obsession with stylised, disposable pop culture media and sensory ephemera, it ranks in BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century. A sequel, under the name of Spring Breakers: The Second Coming, was announced in 2014 for an undated release. Jonas Åkerlund was attached to direct with Irvine Welsh penning the script, without the involvement of Korine or the original cast. College students Brit and Cotty spend their time partying while their friend Faith attends a religious youth group.
As their classmates head to spring break, they are stuck behind due to a lack of money. Desperate to make the trip and Candy, after getting high on cocaine, don ski masks and rob a local restaurant using hammers and realistic-looking squirt guns, they are assisted by Cotty. Cotty and Brit divulge the details of their crime to a horrified Faith, who keeps quiet about it. In St. Petersburg, the girls attend wild beach parties fueled by alcohol and sex. After a wild party, all four are arrested for using narcotics, they spend the night in a holding cell, but are bailed out by Alien, a local rapper, drug hustler, arms dealer. Alien charms Cotty and Brit with his wealth and "bad boy" swagger, but Faith feels uneasy. Alien takes the girls to a local club frequented by gang members, where Faith becomes more uncomfortable with his lifestyle. Despite Alien's attempts to convince her to stay, Faith decides to leave and begs the others to come with her, they refuse and she makes the trip home alone. Alien takes the remaining girls to a strip club owned by his rival and childhood best friend, Big Arch, who warns Alien to stop selling drugs in his territory.
Alien takes the girls to his mansion, where he flaunts his drug money and cache of weapons, describing his life as the "American Dream". Brit and Candy threaten to kill him. Turned on, Alien fellates the gun and declares that he has fallen in love with the girls, claiming that they are his soulmates. Alien arms the girls with pink ski masks and shotguns, taking them to his pool where he plays the piano while he and the girls sing Britney Spears' "Everytime," performing several armed robberies. While in Alien's car they are approached by Big Arch and another member of his gang who threaten them and execute a drive-by shooting, wounding Cotty in the process. Alien promises to retaliate, but a traumatized Cotty comes to her senses and chooses to follow in Faith's footsteps, returning home. Brit and Candy have three-way sex with Alien in his pool; the three of them decide to take revenge on Big Arch. In a flashforward, the two girls call home, promising to become better people. Back in the present, the three travel in a motorboat to Big Arch's mansion.
After they dock at the pier, Alien is killed by one of Big Arch's guards. Brit and Candy carry on, killing Big Arch's gang before confronting and killing Big Arch himself. During the assault and its aftermath, the camera pans over the dead bodies of Big Arch's gang while the girls speak in a voice-over, first heard earlier in the film, describing the beach's beauty and musing that they have discovered who they are. Brit and Candy and wearing pensive, ambiguous expressions, drive home in Big Arch's Lamborghini. A final flashback shows the two girls kissing Alien's dead body before departing. James Franco as Alien, a rapper, drug hustler, arms dealer who takes the girls under his wing. Selena Gomez as Faith, a girl who tries to devote her life to Christianity, but is friends with party girls Brit and Cotty. Vanessa Hudgens as Candy, an irresponsible and uncaring girl in college. Ashley Benson as Brit, a rebellious and danger seeking college girl. Rachel Korine as Cotty, a promiscuous girl who likes to party, but is a little more careful than her friends Candy and Brit.
Dorset & Wilts 3 North is an English Rugby Union league, forming part of the South West Division, for clubs based in Wiltshire, sitting at tier 10 of the English rugby union system. Promoted teams tend to move up to Wilts 2 North. Relegated teams dropped to Dorset & Wilts 4 but since the cancellation of this division at the end of the 2015-16 season there has been no relegation. In previous years, Dorset & Wilts 3 had been one division with teams from Berkshire included. In 2005, three regional divisions were created for teams in Dorset and Wiltshire, namely Dorset & Wilts 3 North, Dorset & Wilts 3 South and Dorset & Wilts 3 West; the West division was disbanded at the end of the 2009-09 season. On occasion clubs in this division take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 national competition. Alfred's Nomads Bradford-upon-Avon II Corsham II Devizes III Melksham III Minety II Swindon III Swindon College Old Boys II Supermarine II Trowbridge III Warminster II Westbury II The division consists of eleven teams, all of which are based in Wiltshire.
Eight of the eleven teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014-15 champions, Combe Down II, were promoted to Dorset & Wilts 2 North, while Chippenham III and Supermarine II were relegated from there. No teams were relegated to Dorset & Wilts 4. Bradford-on-Avon II Calne II Colerne Devizes III Melksham III Minety II Pewsey Vale II Supermarine III Swindon III Swindon College Old Boys III Trowbridge III Warminster II Calne II Colerne Combe Down II Devizes III Melksham III Midsomer Norton IV Mintey II Pewsey Vale II Supermarine II Swindon College Old Boys III Trowbridge III Warminster II South West Division RFU Dorset & Wilts RFU English rugby union system Rugby union in England
The High Weald Landscape Trail is a 145-kilometre route in England between Horsham, West Sussex and Rye, East Sussex, designed to pass through the main landscape types of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It does not follow the highest ground, the eastern section is only a few feet above sea level, it keeps to the northern edge of the High Weald except in the west where it runs close to the southern edge for a short distance. The HWLT is not a National Trail within the meaning of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949, but a trail of regional importance supported by the High Weald Forum and local authorities in East and West Sussex, Kent; the route is well signposted in all but a few places, is marked on the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 134, 135, 136 and 125. It follows public rights of way and roads with the occasional permissive path; the geology is alternating sandstones and clays, the latter can be muddy in wet conditions so boots are a must except in dry weather.
Some sections become overgrown in summer with nettles and brambles so shorts are not advisable. The official description of the route, the landscapes it passes through, are described an online guide available from the High Weald AONB website, updated in 2013; the original guide, "Along and Around the High Weald Landscape Trail". is long out of print. The route is divided into seven sections, each of which starts and ends in a small town or village and can be walked in a day; each of the seven sections lies predominantly in one of the areas into which the High Weald AONB is subdivided, each having its own dominant landscape. The first two sections are in West Sussex in the Western High Weald Area. Section 1 starts at Horsham railway station, follows a road through a residential area to St Leonard's Forest, crossed from west to east near Handcross turns south through Slaugham to Bolney, east to Cuckfield. Section 2 runs NE from Cuckfield through Borde Hill and Ardingly College with a link path to Haywards Heath, north to West Hoathly, east past Stone Farm Rocks and Weirwood Reservoir, north past Standen and Saint Hill Green to East Grinstead station.
Section 3 is in East Sussex in the Upper Medway Area. The Forest Way, a path along the old Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line, is followed to Forest Row, but the route runs north of the line in an arc crossing it at Hartfield, through Withyham to Groombridge; the high ground of Ashdown Forest is to the south. Section 4 is in Kent in the Central High Weald area and coincides with the High Weald Walk from Groombridge Place via Harrisons Rocks, Eridge Rocks, High Rocks, Frant and Pembury, to the east of which the High Weald Walk is left, the route heads east to Matfield. Section 5 is in the Kentish High Weald through orchards via Brenchley, Sprivers Garden, Cranbrook, Benenden to Rolvenden. Section 6 is in The Kentish High Weald but on leaving Rolvenden the trail drops to within a few feet of sea level before climbing to Tenterden, turns south past Chapel Down vineyard and Smallhythe Place, once the harbour master's house of one of England's major ports, it crosses the Isle of Oxney via Wittersham, joins the Sussex Border Path at the River Rother before climbing to Flackley Ash.
Section 7 is in the Brede Area of the Sussex High Weald and passes through Peasmarsh before dropping down to near sea level and its termination at Strand Quay, Rye. It runs close to or crosses several other long distance paths, from west to east: Downs Link is some 2 miles west of Horsham Crosses the Sussex Ouse Valley Way south of Handcross Runs along the Sussex Border Path in several places including south of East Grinstead and north of Rye Passes the eastern end of the Worth Way at East Grinstead station Runs along Forest Way to the SE of East Grinstead, crosses it at Hartfield and passes its eastern end at Groombridge Crosses the Vanguard Way at Forest Row Crosses the Wealdway at Withyham Runs along the southern part of the High Weald Walk south of Tunbridge Wells Rye is the western end of Saxon Shore Way and the eastern end of the 1066 Country Walk Rye is on the Royal Military Canal Path High Weald AONB - Homepage of walk with PDF guide and maps Saturday Walkers Club - Has GPS route of the walk and Ordnance Survey maps Kent Council site with info on the walk