Margaret Grace Denig is an American actress and model. She is known for playing Shannon Rutherford on the ABC television series Lost, Kim Mills in the Taken trilogy, Irina in The Twilight Saga. Born in Worthington, she went on to earn a Young Artist Award nomination in 2002 with her portrayal of 15-year-old murder victim Martha Moxley in the television movie Murder in Greenwich. In 2004, Grace was cast as Shannon Rutherford in the television series Lost, on which she was a main cast member for the first two seasons, winning a Screen Actors Guild Award shared with the ensemble cast. Leaving the series, Grace was keen to work more prominently in film, she appeared in The Jane Austen Book Club, opposite Liam Neeson as Kim Mills in Taken in 2008. She reprised the role of Kim in Taken 2 and Taken 3, she played the lead role, Alice, in Malice in Wonderland, a modern take on Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Grace reprised the role of Shannon including the series finale. In 2013, she appeared in the sixth season of Californication.
She portrayed Faith, a groupie and a muse to the stars, who captures the eye of Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny. She joined the cast of the series Fear the Walking Dead in 2018. Margaret Grace Denig was born on September 21, 1983, in Worthington, Ohio, to American parents of Valinn and Fred Denig, who ran a family jewelry business, her family lived in the first saltbox house in central Ohio. She attended Worthington Christian Schools from kindergarten through ninth grade and attended Thomas Worthington High School, where she began acting in school plays and community theater, including a 2000 Gallery Players production of The Crucible, at a local Jewish Community Center; as a kid, Grace was a big reader and a self described "Shakespeare nerd" telling the LA Times that at age 13, she "was into Jane Austen, kind of like how some kids are into Star Trek. Grace enrolled in acting classes, she landed her first role in Rachel's Room, a 2001 web-based video series about the affairs inside a teenage girl's bedroom, created by Dawson's Creek executive producer Paul Stupin.
Her next role was on the 2002 television series Septuplets, cancelled before the first episode had aired. Her breakout role was on 2002's television movie Murder in Greenwich, based on the true story of 15-year-old Martha Moxley's murder, she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her portrayal of Moxley in the Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress category, but lost to Clara Bryant for Tru Confessions. She went on to feature in minor roles on the television series CSI: Miami, The Lyon's Den, Like Family, Cold Case and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, the films Twelve Mile Road and Creature Unknown. In mid-2004, Grace's agent sent her the script for the pilot episode of Lost, she was nominated in 2005 for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance – Female for her role on Lost, but lost to Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria. She lived in Hawaii during the filming of the show's first season, signed on to star opposite Tom Welling in The Fog, a 2005 remake of the 1980 horror film of the same name, as a character played by Jamie Lee Curtis.
Though the filming of Lost was supposed to have ended before The Fog began, the productions coincided due to Lost's extended season finale and Grace flew between the two sets, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu and on Bowen Island in British Columbia, Canada. After ranking at #27 on Maxim's Hot 100 list of 2005, she returned for Lost's second season, her character was killed in the season's eighth episode, "Collision", when the series' writers began to feel that the character's "story avenues limited". Executive producer Carlton Cuse said that Grace's departure from the show was "sort of a win-win" as she was eager to enter a full-time career in film. After leaving the series, she joined the other principal Lost cast members of season 2 onstage at the 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards where Lost won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Variety reported in May 2005 that Grace was in negotiations to play X-Men character Kitty Pryde in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand, but in July, auditions were being held for her replacement.
The role went to Ellen Page, Grace revealed that she had never been contacted about the role and was surprised to read that she was up for the part in question. Grace's next role was in the 2007 independent film Suburban Girl, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin. In 2007, she starred in The Jane Austen Book Club, based on Karen Joy Fowler's novel of the same name, she is a fan of Jane Austen and had read Fowler's novel when it was released in 2004. When she was given the film's script, she met with the director Robin Swicord, with whom she says she "geeked out", was given the role of Allegra, an lesbian 20-year-old. After the filming of The Jane Austen Book Club was completed, Grace returned to Hawaii to shoot a guest spot on the Lost season 3 episode "Exposé", she starred in the 2008 thriller film Taken with Liam Neeson, at the top of a list of male actors Grace wished to work with that she had written just two months before she was cast. She played the lead in Simon Fellows' 2009 Malice in Wonderland, a modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
In 2010, Grace starred in the drama Flying Lessons, appeared opposite Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. is an American film studio, production company and film distributor, a member of the Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, a division of Sony Entertainment's Sony Pictures subsidiary of the Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corporation. What would become Columbia Pictures, CBC Film Sales Corporation, was founded on June 19, 1918 by Harry Cohn, his brother Jack Cohn, Joe Brandt, it went public two years later. In its early years, it was a minor player in Hollywood, but began to grow in the late 1920s, spurred by a successful association with director Frank Capra. With Capra and others, Columbia became one of the primary homes of the screwball comedy. In the 1930s, Columbia's major contract stars were Cary Grant. In the 1940s, Rita Hayworth became the studio's premier star and propelled their fortunes into the late 1950s. Rosalind Russell, Glenn Ford, William Holden became major stars at the studio, it is one of the leading film studios in the world and is a member of the "Big Five" major American film studios.
It was one of the so-called "Little Three" among the eight major film studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. Today, it has become the world's fifth largest major film studio; the studio was founded on June 19, 1918 as Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Jack's best friend Joe Brandt, released its first feature film in August 1922. Brandt was president of CBC Film Sales, handling sales and distribution from New York along with Jack Cohn, while Harry Cohn ran production in Hollywood; the studio's early productions were low-budget short subjects: "Screen Snapshots", the "Hall Room Boys", the Chaplin imitator Billy West. The start-up CBC leased space in a Poverty Row studio on Hollywood's famously low-rent Gower Street. Among Hollywood's elite, the studio's small-time reputation led some to joke that "CBC" stood for "Corned Beef and Cabbage". Brandt tired of dealing with the Cohn brothers, in 1932 sold his one-third stake to Harry Cohn, who took over as president. In an effort to improve its image, the Cohn brothers renamed the company Columbia Pictures Corporation on January 10, 1924.
Cohn remained head of production as well. He would run one of the longest tenures of any studio chief. In an industry rife with nepotism, Columbia was notorious for having a number of Harry and Jack's relatives in high positions. Humorist Robert Benchley called it the Pine Tree Studio, "because it has so many Cohns". Columbia's product line consisted of moderately budgeted features and short subjects including comedies, sports films, various serials, cartoons. Columbia moved into the production of higher-budget fare joining the second tier of Hollywood studios along with United Artists and Universal. Like United Artists and Universal, Columbia was a horizontally integrated company, it controlled distribution. Helping Columbia's climb was the arrival of Frank Capra. Between 1927 and 1939, Capra pushed Cohn for better material and bigger budgets. A string of hits he directed in the early and mid 1930s solidified Columbia's status as a major studio. In particular, It Happened; until Columbia's existence had depended on theater owners willing to take its films, since as mentioned above it didn't have a theater network of its own.
Other Capra-directed hits followed, including the original version of Lost Horizon, with Ronald Colman, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which made James Stewart a major star. In 1933, Columbia hired Robert Kalloch to be women's costume designer, he was the first contract costume designer hired by the studio, he established the studio's wardrobe department. Kalloch's employment, in turn, convinced leading actresses that Columbia Pictures intended to invest in their careers. In 1938, the addition of B. B. Kahane as Vice President would produce Charles Vidor's Those High Gray Walls, The Lady in Question, the first joint film of Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Kahane would become the President of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1959, until his death a year later. Columbia could not afford to keep a huge roster of contract stars, so Cohn borrowed them from other studios. At Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the industry's most prestigious studio, Columbia was nicknamed "Siberia", as Louis B. Mayer would use the loan out to Columbia as a way to punish his less-obedient signings.
In the 1930s, Columbia signed Jean Arthur to a long-term contract, after The Whole Town's Talking, Arthur became a major comedy star. Ann Sothern's career was launched when Columbia signed her to a contract in 1936. Cary Grant signed a contract in 1937 and soon after it was altered to a non-exclusive contract shared with RKO. Many theaters relied on westerns to attract big weekend audiences, Columbia always recognized this market, its first cowboy star was Buck Jones, who signed with Columbia in 1930 for a fraction of his former big-studio salary. Over the next two decades Columbia released scores of outdoor adventures with Jones, Tim McCoy, Ken Maynard, Jack Luden, Bob Allen, Russell Hayden, Tex Ritter, Ken Curtis, Gene Autry. Columbia's most popular cowboy was Charles Starrett, who signed with Columbia in 193
A leper colony, leprosarium, or lazar house was a place to quarantine people with leprosy. The term lazaretto can refer to quarantine sites, which were at some time "colonies", or places where people affected by leprosy lived or were sent. Leper colonies or houses became widespread in the Middle Ages in Europe and India, run by monastic orders. Leprosy has been feared because it causes visible disfigurement and disability, was incurable, was believed to be contagious. A leper colony administered by a Roman Catholic order was called a lazar house, after Lazarus, the patron saint of people affected with leprosy; some colonies were located on mountains or in remote locations in order to ensure quarantine, some on main roads, where donations would be made for their upkeep. Debate exists over the conditions found within historical colonies. There is doubt that the current definition of leprosy can be retrospectively applied to the Medieval condition. What was classified as leprosy covers a wide range of skin conditions that would be classified as distinct afflictions today.
Some leper colonies issued their own money, in the belief that allowing people affected by leprosy to handle regular money could spread the disease. In 2001, government-run leper colonies in Japan came under judicial scrutiny, leading to the determination that the Japanese government had mistreated the patients, the district court ordered Japan to pay compensation to former patients. In 2002, a formal inquiry into these colonies was set up, in March 2005, the policy was denounced. "Japan's policy of absolute quarantine... did not have any scientific grounds." The inquiry denounced not only the government and the doctors who were involved with the policy, but the court that ruled in favor of the government when the policy was challenged, as well as the media, which failed to report the plight of the victims. History of leprosy Kalawao, Hawaii Leprosy colony money Losheng Sanatorium Social distancing
John Howard Carpenter is an American filmmaker and screenwriter. Although Carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is associated most with horror and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s. Most films of Carpenter's career were commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Starman. However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s have come to be considered as cult classics, he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker; the cult classics that Carpenter has directed include Dark Star, Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness, They Live, In the Mouth of Madness. He returned to the Halloween franchise as both composer and executive producer for the horror sequel Halloween. Carpenter co-composed most of his films' music, he won a Saturn Award for Best Music for the film Vampires. Carpenter has released three studio albums, titled Lost Themes, Lost Themes II, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998.
Carpenter was born January 16, 1948 in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family relocated to Bowling Green, Kentucky during 1953, he was interested in films from an early age the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low-budget horror films, such as The Thing from Another World and high budget science fiction like Forbidden Planet and began filming horror short films with 8 mm film before starting high school. He attended Western Kentucky University, where his father chaired the music department transferred to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts during 1968, but quit to make his first feature film. In a beginning film course at USC Cinema during 1969, Carpenter wrote and directed an 8-minute short film, Captain Voyeur; the film was rediscovered in the USC archives in 2011 and proved interesting because it revealed elements that would appear in his film, Halloween. The next year he collaborated with producer John Longenecker as co-writer, film editor, music composer for The Resurrection of Broncho Billy, which won an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
The short film was enlarged to 35mm, sixty prints were made, the film was released theatrically by Universal Studios for two years in the United States and Canada. Carpenter's first major film as director, Dark Star, was a science fiction comedy that he cowrote with Dan O'Bannon; the film cost only $60,000 and was difficult to make as both Carpenter and O'Bannon completed the film by multitasking, with Carpenter doing the musical score as well as the writing and directing, while O'Bannon acted in the film and did the special effects. Carpenter received praise for his ability to make low-budget films. Carpenter's next film was Assault on Precinct 13, a low-budget thriller influenced by the films of Howard Hawks Rio Bravo; as with Dark Star, Carpenter was responsible for many aspects of the film's creation. He not only wrote and scored it, but edited the film using the pseudonym "John T. Chance". Carpenter has said that he considers Assault on Precinct 13 to have been his first real film because it was the first film that he filmed on a schedule.
The film was the first time Carpenter worked with Debra Hill, who played prominently in the making of some of Carpenter's most important films. Carpenter assembled a main cast that consisted of experienced but obscure actors; the two main actors were Austin Stoker, who had appeared in science fiction and blaxploitation films, Darwin Joston, who had worked for television and had once been Carpenter's next-door neighbor. The film received a critical reassessment in the United States, where it is now regarded as one of the best exploitation films of the 1970s. Carpenter both wrote and directed the Lauren Hutton thriller Someone's Watching Me!. This television film is the tale of a single, working woman who, soon after arriving in L. A. discovers. Eyes of Laura Mars, a 1978 thriller featuring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Irvin Kershner, was adapted from a spec script titled Eyes, written by John Carpenter, would become Carpenter's first major studio film of his career. Halloween helped develop the slasher genre.
An idea suggested by producer Irwin Yablans, who thought of a film about babysitters being menaced by a stalker, Carpenter took the idea and another suggestion from Yablans that it occur during Halloween and developed a story. Carpenter said of the basic concept: "Halloween night, it has never been the theme in a film. My idea was to do an old haunted house film." The film was written by Carpenter and Debra Hill with Carpenter admitting that the music was inspired by both Dario Argento's Suspiria and William Friedkin's The Exorcist. Carpenter again worked with a small budget, $300,000; the film grossed more than $65 million making it one of the most successful independent films of all time. Carpenter has described Halloween as: "True crass exploitation. I decided to make a
Tofino is a district of 1,932 residents on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The district is located at the western terminus of Highway 4 on the tip of the Esowista Peninsula at the southern edge of Clayoquot Sound. A popular tourist destination in the summer, Tofino's population swells to many times its winter size, it attracts surfers, nature lovers, bird watchers, whale watchers, fishers, or anyone just looking to be close to nature. In the winter it is not as bustling, although many people visit Tofino and the west coast to watch storms on the water. Close to Tofino is Long Beach, a scenic and popular year-round destination, at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. With its natural hot springs, Maquinna Marine Provincial Park is a popular day-trip destination for tourists. Reachable by boat or floatplane, the park is located about 45 kilometres north of Tofino; the settlement acquired its name in 1909 with the opening of the Tofino Post Office, named after the nearby Tofino Inlet.
This geographical feature had been named in 1792 by the Spanish explorers Galiano and Valdés, in honour of Admiral Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel y Wanderiales, under whom Galiano had learned cartography. Tofino Airport, 11 km south of the town, is accessible to commercial aircraft. Floatplanes land on the inlet in town. Coastal fog is a common morning phenomenon in the summer, complicating access by air until the weather clears. Tofino is located at the western end of Highway 4 that connects the community with Port Alberni and the population centres on the east coast of Vancouver Island. There are no roads connecting Tofino along the west coast of Vancouver Island except to the nearby community of Ucluelet. Boat services connect Tofino with coastal communities such as Hot Springs Cove. Wildlife-watching tour boats operate in the area. In October 2015, a whale watching vessel capsized off the coast of Tofino resulting the deaths of 6 passengers; every March, the migration of thousands of grey whales is celebrated with the Pacific Rim Whale Festival.
The last weekend of April is the Tofino Shorebird Festival. The first week-end of June brings the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, featuring British Columbia wines and showcasing the creations of Tofino chefs; the end of August brings the Tofino Lantern Festival, early September has the week long Race for The Blue Tuna Shoot-Out from September 7th – 15th, mid-September brings "Art in the Gardens," a two-day arts and music festival. The O'Neill Coldwater Surf Classic was held 25–31 October, the first professional ASP surf event held in Canada. In November is the Clayoquot Oyster Festival, as well as the Queen of the Peak all-female surf competition. Rip Curl Pro Tofino, the official Canadian surfing championship, has been held each year in May, since 2007; the climate is marine west coast, as much of the British Columbia coast, not in a rain shadow. Annual rainfall is high at 3,270.7 mm, unusual for major cities in Canada and for many oceanic climates in the middle latitudes In other continents.
Summers are cool for winters mild for cold. Being the precipitation concentrated in the winter and not in the summer, a Mediterranean characteristic of the Pacific Northwest, however the amount far exceeds to have such categorization. To demonstrate the lightness of the climate, the temperature difference in January of the city with Saint John's is 10 °C in January, being further south, this mild climate allows the growth of more exotic plants in the country, such as palm trees that do not survives in the Atlantic provinces. During the cooler season, there is a lot of precipitation, with 492.1 mm in November alone. Nearly all of the precipitation that falls throughout the course of a year is rain, with 203 days with rain and only 7.8 days with snowfall. Due to its location on the westernmost part of Vancouver Island, Tofino faces the Pacific Ocean, unimpeded by any mountains to the west. Winter cyclonic storms pass over the town deluging it with rain, making it one of the wettest locations in Canada.
The month of November alone brings more precipitation to Tofino than that received for more than an entire year in parts of the BC interior such as Kamloops and Penticton. Like the rest of BC, summer brings relative dryness; the highest temperature recorded in Tofino was 33.9 °C on 15 July 1941. The coldest temperature recorded was −15.0 °C on 30 January 1969. Tofino has modern cell land line access. Tofino has the Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News. Radio stations heard in Tofino are CHMZ-FM on 90.1 FM, CBC Radio One on 91.5 FM. Public education is offered by the School District 70 Alberni, through the Wickaninnish Community School in Tofino and Ucluelet Secondary School in Ucluelet; the town's hospital is the Tofino General Hospital, operated by the Vancouver Island Health Authority. Montreal third wave ska band The Planet Smashers recorded a song on their album Life of the Party entitled "Surfin' in Tofino". Canadian band Prairie Dance Club recorded a song entitled "Tofino". Tofino was a filming location for the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon in March and April 2009.
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A pocket watch is a watch, made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, strapped to the wrist. They were the most common type of watch from their development in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after World War I during which a transitional design, trench watches, were used by the military. Pocket watches have an attached chain to allow them to be secured to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop, to prevent them from being dropped. Watches were mounted on a short leather strap or fob, when a long chain would have been cumbersome or to catch on things; this fob could provide a protective flap over their face and crystal. Women's watches were of this form, with a watch fob, more decorative than protective. Chains were decorated with a silver or enamel pendant carrying the arms of some club or society, which by association became known as a fob. Ostensibly practical gadgets such as a watch winding key, vesta case, or a cigar cutter appeared on watch chains, although in an overly decorated style.
Common are fasteners designed to be put through a buttonhole and worn in a jacket or waistcoat, this sort being associated with and named after train conductors. An early reference to the pocket watch is in a letter in November 1462 from the Italian clockmaker Bartholomew Manfredi to the Marchese di Mantova Federico Gonzaga, where he offers him a "pocket clock" better than that belonging to the Duke of Modena. By the end of the 15th century, spring-driven clocks appeared in Italy, in Germany. Peter Henlein, a master locksmith of Nuremberg, was manufacturing pocket watches by 1524. Thereafter, pocket watch manufacture spread throughout the rest of Europe as the 16th century progressed. Early watches only had the minute hand appearing in the late 17th century; the first American pocket watches with machine made parts were manufactured by Henry Pitkin with his brother in the 1830s. The first timepieces to be worn, made in 16th-century Europe, were transitional in size between clocks and watches.
These ` clock-watches' were worn on a chain around the neck. They were heavy drum shaped brass cylinders several inches in diameter and ornamented, they had only an hour hand. The face was not covered with glass, but had a hinged brass cover decoratively pierced with grillwork so the time could be read without opening; the movement was made of iron or steel and held together with tapered pins and wedges, until screws began to be used after 1550. Many of the movements included striking or alarm mechanisms; the shape evolved into a rounded form. Still in the century there was a trend for unusually shaped watches, clock-watches shaped like books, fruit, flowers, insects and skulls were made. Styles changed in the 17th century and men began to wear watches in pockets instead of as pendants; this is said to have occurred in 1675. To fit in pockets, their shape evolved into the typical pocket watch shape and flattened with no sharp edges. Glass was used to cover the face beginning around 1610. Watch fobs began to be used, the name originating from a small pocket.
The watch was wound and set by opening the back and fitting a key to a square arbor, turning it. Until the second half of the 18th century, watches were luxury items. By the end of the 18th century, watches were becoming more common. Up to the 1720s all watch movements were based on the verge escapement, developed for large public clocks in the 14th century; this type of escapement involved a high degree of friction and did not include any kind of jewelling to protect the contacting surfaces from wear. As a result, a verge watch could achieve any high standard of accuracy; the first used improvement was the cylinder escapement, developed by the Abbé de Hautefeuille early in the 18th century and applied by the English maker George Graham. Towards the end of the 18th century, the lever escapement was put into limited production by a handful of makers including Josiah Emery and Abraham-Louis Breguet. With this, a domestic watch could keep time to within a minute a day. Lever watches became common after about 1820, this type is still used in most mechanical watches today.
In 1857 the American Watch Company in Waltham, Massachusetts introduced the Waltham Model 57, the first to use interchangeable parts. This cut the cost of repair. Most Model 57 pocket watches were in a coin silver, a 90% pure silver alloy used in dollar coinage less pure than the British sterling silver, both of which avoided the higher purity of other types of silver to make circulating coins and other utilitarian silver objects last longer with heavy use. Watch manufacture was becoming streamlined.
Meghan Heffern is a Canadian actress. She was born in Edmonton and resides in Toronto, Ontario.: Whitecoats as Cute Intern: Insecticidal as Cami: The Fog as Brandi, Jennifer: American Pie Presents: Beta House as Ashley Thomas: Chloe as Miranda: The Shrine as Sara: Backpackers as Beth: Home Sweet Home as Sara: The F Word as Tabby: Flight 93 as Nicole Miller: Whistler as Britt: Conspiracy as Jordan: Lovebites as Tess: Monster Warriors as Girl #1: The Two Mr. Kissels as Waitress: Wild Roses as Jenna Hart: Aaron Stone as Jo: Sundays at Tiffany's as Bridal Saleswoman: Blue Mountain State as Kate: Mudpit as Sweetie: Almost Heroes as Candi: Degrassi as Summer: Wynonna Earp as Beth Gardner: Designated Survivor as Maya Dunning: Unreal as Sofia Meghan Heffern on IMDb