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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Julian Blaustein and directed by Robert Wise. The film stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe; the screenplay was written by Edmund H. North, based on the 1940 science fiction short story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, the film score was composed by Bernard Herrmann; the film's storyline involves a humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu that comes to Earth, accompanied by a powerful eight-foot tall robot, Gort, to deliver an important message that will affect the entire human race. In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as "culturally or aesthetically significant"; when a flying saucer lands in Washington, D. C. the Army surrounds it. A humanoid emerges from the spacecraft and announces that he comes "in peace and with good will"; when he unexpectedly removes and opens a small device, he is wounded by a nervous soldier.

A tall robot emerges from the saucer and disintegrates the Army's weapons. The alien orders the robot, Gort, to desist, he explains that the now-broken device was a gift for the president of the United States that would have enabled him "to study life on the other planets". The alien, Klaatu, is taken to Walter Reed Hospital. After surgery, he uses a salve to heal his wound. Meanwhile, the Army is unable to enter the saucer. Klaatu tells the President's secretary, Mr. Harley, that he has a message that must be delivered to all of the world's leaders simultaneously. Harley tells him. Klaatu suggests that he be allowed to go among humans to better understand their "unreasoning suspicions and attitudes". Harley rejects the proposal, Klaatu remains under guard. Klaatu escapes and lodges at a boarding house as "Mr. Carpenter", the name on the dry cleaner's tag on a suit he acquired. Among the residents are young widow Helen Benson and her son Bobby; the following morning, Klaatu listens to the boarders speculate about the alien's motivations.

While Helen and her boyfriend Tom Stevens are not at home, Klaatu is a babysitter for Bobby. The boy takes Klaatu on a tour of the city, including a visit to his father's grave in Arlington National Cemetery, they visit the Lincoln Memorial, at the guarded spaceship Klaatu asks Bobby who the greatest living person is. Bobby takes Klaatu to Barnhardt's home. Klaatu enters the professor's locked study from outside and adds a mathematical equation on a blackboard to assist Barnhardt in solving a celestial mechanics problem. During the evening, a government agent accompanies Klaatu to Barnhardt. Klaatu explains that the people of other planets are concerned now that humanity has developed rockets and a rudimentary form of atomic power. Klaatu declares that if his message is ignored, "Earth will be eliminated". Barnhardt asks Klaatu if such power exists. Klaatu assures him. Barnhardt agrees to gather scientists from around the world at the saucer. Klaatu returns to his spaceship that night, unaware. Bobby sees Gort render two soldiers unconscious and Klaatu enter the saucer.

Bobby tells Helen and Tom what he saw, but they do not believe him until Tom takes a diamond he found in Klaatu's room to a jeweler and learns it is "unlike any other on Earth". Klaatu finds Helen at her workplace, they take an empty service elevator, which stops at noon, he has neutralized all electricity everywhere for 30 minutes, except for such essential services as hospitals and airplanes in flight. Klaatu reveals his true identity to Helen, asks for her help, explains his mission. After Tom informs the authorities of his suspicions, Helen breaks up with him, she and Klaatu decide to visit Barnhardt's home. On the way there, he tells her that if anything happens to him, she must say to Gort, "Klaatu barada nikto", their taxi is hemmed in. Klaatu is shot dead. Helen heads to the saucer. After killing two soldiers standing watch, Gort advances on her, Helen utters Klaatu's words. Gort leaves to retrieve Klaatu's body. Back in the saucer, Gort revives Klaatu, he explains to Helen that his revival is only temporary.

Klaatu addresses Barnhardt's assembled scientists, informing them that he represents an interplanetary organization that created a police force of invincible robots like Gort. "In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us". Klaatu concludes, "Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer". Klaatu and Gort depart. Michael Rennie as Klaatu Patricia Neal as Helen Benson Billy Gray as Bobby Benson Hugh Marlowe as Tom Stevens Sam Jaffe as Professor Jacob Barnhardt Frances Bavier as Mrs. Barley Lock Martin as Gort Frank Conroy as Mr. Harley Edith Evanson as Mrs. Crockett, landlady Tyler McVey as Brady Guy Williams as Radar Operator at beginning of film. Cast notes Well-known broadcast journalists of their time, H. V. Kaltenborn, Elmer Davis, Drew Pearson, Gabriel Heatter, appeared and/or were heard as themselv

Parjuar Dih

Parjuar Dih is a village located in Benipatti block in the Madhubani district of Bihar, India. It consists of six tolas: Ramnagar, Parjuar Dih, Parjuar West, Balha and Jetyahi; the village is located 19.8 km from its District Town of Madhubani. Nearby villages are Nav Karhi, Dhanga and Phent; the nearest towns are Kaluahi, Benipatti and Loha. In this village one pond and one public school are available. Many festivals are celebrated by youth of this village, including MAA sarde puja, Kali puja and nawah, shiv ratri and bhajan kirtan.. Important festivals consist of Durga Puja and Vishwakarma Puja in Ramnagar, Kali Puja in Dih Tol, Durga Puja in Jetyahi, Krishnastmi in Parjuar West, Ganesh Puja in Dahila, Ramnavami Puja in Balha, Shivratri Puja in Champa. There is one government primary school in Parjuar Dih

Tillie and Gus

Tillie and Gus is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Francis Martin, co-written by Martin and Walter DeLeon, starring W. C. Fields, Alison Skipworth, Baby LeRoy, Julie Bishop, Phillip Trent and Clarence Wilson, it is based on a short story by Rupert Hughes entitled Don't Call Me Madame. The film was released on October 1933, by Paramount Pictures. Tillie Winterbottom has just lost her waterfront saloon in Shanghai, China in a dice game, her ex-husband Gus is on trial for murder in Lone Gulch, when they each receive word that Tillie's brother has died. Gus escapes and the two reunite in Seattle head for Danville to investigate the dead man's estate and the possibility of an inheritance. Local Danville attorney Phineas Pratt claims the man died in debt, but he has swindled his daughter Mary Sheridan out of her rightful inheritance, including the family home, forcing her to move with her husband Tom Sheridan and their infant son, King to a dilapidated ferry called the Fairy Queen—supposedly the one item left of the estate.

When Tillie and Gus arrive in Danville, they are mistaken for missionaries newly returned from Africa by their relatives. Tillie plans to sell the boat and split the profits, but they become suspicious when Pratt expresses an inordinate interest in acquiring the unseaworthy boat, they decide to help Mary and Tom refurbish it. Pratt, who has just purchased his own boat, the Keystone, tries to eliminate the competition by convincing the state inspection board to deny the Sheridans a ferry franchise, it is decided that the outcome of a Fourth of July boat race will determine, awarded the franchise. Comic mayhem ensues when Gus does everything in his power to sabotage their rival coming out ahead in the end. Tom tells Gus, "That ferryboat race was the world's biggest gamble," to which Gus replies, "Well, don't forget, Lady Godiva put everything she had on a horse!" W. C. Fields as Augustus Winterbottom Alison Skipworth as Tillie Winterbottom Baby LeRoy as The'King' Julie Bishop as Mary Sheridan Phillip Trent as Tom Sheridan Clarence Wilson as Phineas Pratt George Barbier as Captain Fogg Barton MacLane as Commissioner McLennan Edgar Kennedy as Judge Robert McKenzie as Defense Attorney Ivan Linow as The Swede In his review in The New York Times, Mordaunt Hall described the film as "a cheery absurdity" and added, "Insane as are the doings in this concoction, they succeed in being funny.

It is the sort of thing admirably suited to Mr. Fields' peculiar genius." Time magazine observed, "Part parody of Tugboat Annie, part pure farce and Gus is one of the pleasanter chapters in the long and happy career of W. C. Fields's famed unlighted cigar." Tillie and Gus on IMDb

Piripiri, PiauĂ­

Piripiri, Piauí is a municipality in the state of Piauí in the Northeast region of Brazil. The city's population numbered 62,600 people as of 2014; the municipality contains part of the 1,592,550 hectares Serra da Ibiapaba Environmental Protection Area, created in 1996. The name "Piripiri" comes from "Peripery", which means, for some, grass or grasses, for others, bush found near ponds; the city was so named for having much of this grass on founder's farm, Father Domingos de Freitas e Silva. On November 21, 1944, one IBGE resolution renamed the city of Piripiri; the city origin comes from ingrown land in a place called "Botica" issued to Antonio Fernandes Macedo on January 20, 1777. Its foundation goes back to an unknown date of the year 1844, when its owner, Father Domingos de Freitas e Silva, came seeking refuge, after fighting for independence of Piaui, built a house in a place called Anajás, next, a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies, the current patron of the city; the priest went to live there with his family from agriculture and livestock.

These two buildings were the only buildings of Piripiri until 1855, when Father Domingos de Freitas e Silva decided to divide the lands of their property in small batches, offering them to those who wanted to live there. Shortly afterwards many families began to arrive in Piripiri. In 1857, Piripiri started to have the appearance of a village, Father Domingos opened a small school. In this school he gave Latin for a long time. In 1860, he donated the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies. On August 16, 1870, the Piripiri district is elevated to parish with its borders established and attached to the municipality of Piracuruca. On June 16, 1874, Piripiri was elevated to village, still attached to Piracuruca. In 1908, Father Antonio Bezerra de Menezes founded the Instituto Arcoverde, a primary school that provided important services to the city. In 1910, it was opened the Palacete do Conselho da Vila, building, built in 1909. On 4 July 1910, Piripiri village was elevated to a city. Carlos Emiliano Pereira professional footballer.

List of municipalities in Piauí

Complete Communion

Complete Communion is a 1966 album by American jazz composer Don Cherry, his debut as a bandleader and his first release on Blue Note Records. Each side of the original LP were side-long compositions working with several themes. Critics have proposed this recording as an important innovation in the free jazz of the time, introducing "an alternative both to athematic improvising and to monothematic pieces". In 2001, horn player Tom Varner released the album Second Communion, consisting of new arrangements of Cherry's compositions. All compositions by Don Cherry "Complete Communion: Complete Communion/And Now/Golden Heart/Remembrance" – 20:38 "Elephantasy: Elephantasy/Our Feelings/Bishmallah/Wind, Sand And Stars" – 19:36 Don Cherry: cornet Leandro "Gato" Barbieri: tenor saxophone Henry Grimes: bass Edward Blackwell: drums Producer – Alfred Lion Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder About the album

Pockau-Lengefeld station

Pockau–Lengefeld station is a local railway junction in Pockau-Lengefeld in the German state of Saxony. The Pockau-Lengefeld–Neuhausen railway branches off the Reitzenhain–Flöha railway here; the station and lines were opened in 1875. Today, the station has lost much of its former importance, the former Pockau-Lengefeld locomotive depot was closed in the 2000s. No passenger traffic has taken place on the Pockau-Lengefeld-Marienberg section since 2013. Erzgebirgsbahn operates services hourly from Monday to Friday with gaps at noon and in the evening on the Chemnitz–Flöha–Pockau-Lengefeld–Olbernhau route. On weekends, it runs every two hours; the first serious proposals for railway construction in the Flöha valley and the area around Marienberg were put forward in the 1860s. The Chemnitz-Komotauer Eisenbahngesellschaft was founded in 1871 and in the same year began the first preparations for the Reitzenhain–Flöha and Pockau-Lengefeld–Olbernhau lines. Although it was known as Pockau-Lengefeld from the outset, the station was in the Pockau area, while the town of Lengefeld is on a mountain range far from the station in the Flöha valley.

Before the end of the construction, the station opened for goods traffic on 15 February 1875. The opening ceremony of the Marienberg–Flöha section for passenger transport took place on 24 May 1875; the branch to Olbernhau was opened in the same year. After considerable financial losses, the Saxon state bought the Chemnitz-Chomutov Railway Company in 1876; the station was designed as an Inselbahnhöfe and was expanded several times over the following decades. While there had been a total of eight tracks before 1896, the station had 19 tracks in 1940. After the end of the Second World War, small changes to the track layout were implemented. At the same time, the remaining tracks were reduced to five. Since through passages have been possible only on the northern side, because all three remaining tracks on the southern side terminate. During the construction of the railway, a roundhouse where locomotives were heated with a 12 m turntable was built in Pockau-Lengefeld on the eastern side of the station and a large workshop with three tracks was built.

On 1 January 1937, the Pockau-Lengefeld locomotive depot was founded with 75 employees. On 1 January 1966, the locomotive depot was dissolved and integrated as a locomotive service centre of the Karl-Marx-Stadt-Hilbersdorf locomotive depot; as a result, the depot’s responsibility changed little, only major repairs were carried out in Hilbersdorf from on. A "central workshop for fixtures and work equipment" was built in Pockau-Lengefeld. When, in 1970, the numbering of Deutsche Reichsbahn's trainsets was converted to a computerised numbering system all the new number plates for Deutsche Reichsbahn’s locomotives were made here. After 1989/90, the locomotive service centre lost a lot of importance, the workshop was closed in 1995 and the other depot facilities were used for the last time in 2001; the track connection was removed during the station reconstruction in 2006 and the empty buildings have decayed since. Stephan Häupel. Die Eisenbahn im Flöhatal und ihre regelspurigen Zweigstrecken. Witzschdorf: Bildverlag Thomas Böttger.

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