The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret Service agent-turned-bodyguard, hired to protect Houston's character, a music star, from an unknown stalker. Kasdan wrote the film in the mid-1970s as a vehicle for Steve McQueen and Diana Ross; the film was Houston's acting debut. Although a huge box office hit making $411 million worldwide and being the second-highest-grossing film worldwide released in 1992, it received mixed reviews from critics; the soundtrack became the best-selling soundtrack of all time, selling more than 45 million copies worldwide. The film received seven Golden Raspberry Award nominations, including for the Worst Picture, Worst Actor, Worst Actress. Rachel Marron is an Academy Award-nominated actress and music superstar, being sent death threats by a stalker. After a bomb explodes in her dressing room, her manager Bill Devaney seeks out professional bodyguard Frank Farmer to protect her.
Frank was a Secret Service agent, part of the protection detail during the Carter and Reagan presidencies. He is reluctant to accept Devaney's offer, as he feels Rachel is a spoiled diva, oblivious to the threats against her life, but takes the assignment anyway. Rachel soon accuses Frank of being paranoid, complaining that his extensive protection techniques are intrusive, her existing bodyguard Tony resents Frank's presence, leading to a brawl between the two in Rachel's kitchen. However and Rachel grow closer when he rescues her from danger after a riot erupts at one of her concerts. Though Frank tries to remain professional, he and Rachel sleep together. Hurt, Rachel begins to defy Frank's security measures attempts to sleep with his former Secret Service colleague Greg Portman, whom she meets at a Miami party; when her stalker places a threatening phone call, Rachel recognizes the seriousness of the situation and her need to trust Frank completely. Frank, her son Fletcher, her sister Nicki, her driver Henry travel to a large lakefront cabin in the mountains, the home of Frank’s father Herb.
The next day, Frank rescues Fletcher from a small motorboat. After Frank secures the house for the night, a drunk Nicki, upset that Fletcher could have died, admits to Frank that she hired a hitman to kill Rachel during a fit of jealousy, but that the letters from the stalker came before that, she does not know the killer's identity. Abruptly, the hitman fatally shoots Nicki. Frank pursues the killer into the woods. Frank learns that the stalker had been apprehended earlier that day, was in custody when Nicki was killed. A few days after Nicki's funeral is the Academy Awards ceremony, where Frank gives Rachel a panic button in the shape of a cross to alert him to any trouble. Despite this, a plethora of backstage technical issues hamper Frank's efforts to monitor the proceedings closely. While presenting an award, Rachel freezes and runs offstage, angry at Frank for embarrassing her with overprotective measures. Rachel is announced as the winner for Best Actress, but as she comes on stage to accept the award, Portman is revealed to be the hitman, masquerading as the bodyguard for the ceremony's host.
Frank notices Portman pointing a gun disguised as a camera at Rachel. Regaining his balance, Frank shoots and kills Portman as the latter aims at Rachel again. Frank is left wounded and Rachel calls for help—all the while urging him to stay with her as he passes out. Frank recovers from the shooting and bids farewell to Rachel at the airport, both knowing their relationship would never work out. After the plane starts to take off, Rachel orders the plane to stop, jumps out and runs to Frank for one last passionate kiss; some time Rachel performs “I Will Always Love You” on a stage, while elsewhere Frank is keeping a vigilant eye on his next assignment, a clergyman seen wearing the emergency cross earlier given to Rachel. In addition, Tony Pierce plays the stalker, while the Academy Awards ceremony includes Robert Wuhl as the host, Richard Schiff as a backstage hand, journalist Chris Connelly as the red carpet M. C. and Debbie Reynolds as herself. Lawrence Kasdan was an advertising copywriter, he wrote eight scripts in eight years, including The Bodyguard which Kasdan says he wrote inspired by Yojimbo with Steve McQueen in mind for the lead.
"I was interested in what kind of a guy would do that kind of work: to be willing to lay down his life for a salary, for someone he may care nothing about-maybe have negative feelings about," said Kasdan. Kasdan says it was the first good script he wrote: I loved all my early scripts and I expected everybody else to love them, it wasn't until I wrote'The Bodyguard' and sensed it was different that I realized I was writing an increased level of density. A good script has levels of action going on, unexpected turns. Movies are an economical form. Your script must communicate in the tersest possible way an emotional feeling, imply it in a mosaic of tiny scenes. An unknown screenwriter selling a speculative script must deliver a delight. An established writer gets a lot of rope; the producer reads his script and says,'I don't feel any delight but he must know what he's doing.' A lot of times he doesn't, you have a lousy m
The 1990 Mazda Women's World Open Squash Championship was the women's edition of the 1990 World Open, which serves as the individual world championship for squash players. The early stages of the event took place at the Thornleigh Squash Centre with the quarter finals onwards being held at the Homebush Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia between 6 March and 14 March 1990. Susan Devoy won her third World Open title. World Open 1990 Men's World Open Squash Championship The early rounds of the championship were held at the Thornleigh Squash Centre with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final played at the Homebush Sports Centre; the tournament had the largest entry for a world championship with 121 players entered. Womens World Open
The 2019 Canberra Raiders Cup will be the 22nd season of the cup, the top division Rugby League club competition in Canberra. The 2019 Canberra Raiders Cup will consist of 18 regular season rounds that will begin on the 7th of April and ended on the 18th of August. There will be 3 playoff rounds, beginning on the 24th of August with the first semi-final, ending on the 8th of September with the Grand Final. Woden Valley Rams are the defending premiers. There will be 9 teams playing in 2019. 5 teams from Canberra, 2 from Queanbeyan, 1 from Yass, 1 from Goulburn. All 9 clubs will field a team in the reserve grade competition. Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 4. Numbers highlighted in blue indicates. Numbers highlighted in red indicates. Underlined numbers indicate. There will be 9 teams playing in 2019. 3 teams from Canberra. 6 teams from New South Wales towns surrounding Canberra. Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top 5.
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György Mészáros was a Hungarian sprint canoeist who competed from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won two silver medals at Rome in 1960, earning them in the K-1 4 × 500 m and the K-2 1000 m events. Mészáros won five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold, three silvers, a bronze, his daughter Erika won two Olympic canoeing medals of her own in the women's K-4 500 m event with a gold in 1992 and a silver in 1988. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater: 1936–2007 at WebCite. Additional archives: Wayback Machine. ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite Evans, Hilary. "György Mészáros". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky. "Canoeing: Women's Kayak Fours 500 Meters". In The Complete Book of the Olympics: 2008 Edition. London: Aurum Press. P. 495
Luperina dumerilii, or Dumeril's rustic, is a moth of the family Noctuidae. The species was first described by Philogène Auguste Joseph Duponchel in 1826, it is found in warmer areas of central and south-eastern Europe. Strays have been recorded from southern England, it is present in Turkey and Jordan. L. dumerilii Dup.. Forewing whitish ochreous with a pinkish or rufous tinge; the wingspan is 29–36 mm. There is one generation per year with adults on wing from August to November; the larvae feed on the roots of various grasses. The species overwinters in the larval stage. Pupation takes place in July underground. Luperina dumerilii dumerilii Luperina dumerilii hartigi Ronkay & Varga, 1985 Luperina dumerilii hirsuta Luperina dumerilii sancta Kimber, Ian. "73.130 BF2355 Dumeril's Rustic Luperina dumerilii". UKMoths. Retrieved 3 July 2019. Lepiforum e. V. Media related to Luperina dumerilii at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Luperina dumerilii at Wikispecies
"All I Need" is a song by French music group Air from their debut album Moon Safari. The song was written by group members Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, along with American singer Beth Hirsch, who provides vocals on the song. Production of the song was handled by the former two; the song was released as the third single from Moon Safari on 9 November 1998. The song came about in a period when Beth Hirsch and Air members Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel all resided in the French district of Montmartre. Hirsch had gone to record in the house of a producer who lived in the neighborhood. In the house, Godin was sitting on a couch, waiting to meet her. Having heard a demo of Hirsch's, he invited her to record some tracks for Moon Safari. Following this invitation, Hirsch wrote the lyrics and melody of "All I Need". At the request of the band, she went on to compose another track for the album, "You Make It Easy". "All I Need" was written by Nicolas Godin, Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Beth Hirsch, was produced by the former two.
Dunckel plays multiple instruments on the track, including organ, a Korg MS-20 synthesizer, Rhodes piano and Wurlitzer electric piano. Godin plays acoustic guitar, three different synthesizers and organ. Patrick Woodcock accompanies Godin in playing acoustic guitar on the track. Audio mixing of the track was handled by Stéphane "Alf" Briat at Plus XXX Studios, a studio in Paris, with additional mixing being provided by Jérôme Blondel; the track was recorded by Dunckel at "Around the Golf" as well as in Gang, Paris. Jérôme Kerner provided additional recording of the song and Peter Cobbin recorded the song's strings at Abbey Road Studios in London; the song was mastered by Nilesh Patel. The song is based from their EP Premiers Symptômes. "All I Need" received positive reviews from critics, who praised Hirsch's vocal performance and the track's instrumentation. Chris Jones of BBC praised Hirsch's performance on the track, writing that her vocals "could break your stimulant-weary heart." Mike Diver of Drowned in Sound wrote that the track "holds up well as a blissful ballad" and praised Hirsch's vocal performance, as well as marking the track "still gorgeous" in his review of the 2008 re-issue of Moon Safari.
Paul Schrodt of Slant Magazine wrote: "the plucked guitar in'All I Need,' lushly falls into place and dissipates into some kind of slickly produced ether." Rolling Stone described the song as "a tragic café ballad." The song was selected as one of 10,000 songs to "download and listen to before you die" in the 2010 book 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die. The music video for "All I Need" was directed by Mike Mills, it features a young skateboarding couple talking about their mutual affection for each other and their relationship. The third episode of Air's web series Air Time Machine revealed that the couple featured in the video was a real couple from Ventura, who have since broken up. Asked about the video in an interview, Mills stated: That video was a big turning point for me as I discovered something in myself. You know when you do the piece is far bigger than you are. Just by luck or unconscious something pops out and you're like'whoa, what was that?'. And with that piece it was a willingness to be sincere and borderline maudlin but not.
Emotional without being maudlin. I had always been sort of afraid of that and hidden before behind maybe a little irony or a just little distance, but that piece kinda showed me that I can get emotional, I can get sincere and I loved the way the audience reacted to it. I was like I want more of that! I want more people's interior lives and how complicated, how sort of endless that is. CD maxi single"All I Need" – 4:01 "Kelly Watch the Stars" – 5:40 "Kelly Watch the Stars" – 5:1312" vinyl single Side one"All I Need" – 3:59 "Kelly Watch the Stars" – 5:12Side two"Kelly Watch the Stars" – 5:39 The credits for "All I Need" are adapted from the liner notes of Moon Safari. MasteringMastered at The Exchange, London. MixingMixed at Plus XXX Studios, Paris. RecordingRecorded at "Around the Golf" and at Gang, Paris. Strings recorded at London. PersonnelPatrick Woodcock – acoustic guitar Jean-Benoît Dunckel – organ, Korg MS-20 synthesizer, Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, recording, songwriting Nicolas Godin – acoustic guitar, Korg MS-20, Minimoog and Solina String Ensemble synthesizers, organ, recording, songwriting Beth Hirsch – songwriting, vocals Stéphane "Alf" Briat – mixing, recording Jérôme Blondel – additional mixing Peter Cobbin – recording of strings Nilesh Patel – mastering Jérôme Kerner – additional recording Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics