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The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American revisionist western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates. The plot concerns an aging outlaw gang on the Mexico–United States border trying to adapt to the changing modern world of 1913; the film was controversial because of its graphic violence and its portrayal of crude men attempting to survive by any available means. The screenplay was co-written by Peckinpah, Walon Green, Roy N. Sickner; the Wild Bunch was filmed in Technicolor and Panavision, in Mexico, notably at the Hacienda Ciénaga del Carmen, deep in the desert between Torreón and Saltillo, on the Rio Nazas. The Wild Bunch is noted for intricate, multi-angle, quick-cut editing using normal and slow motion images, a revolutionary cinema technique in 1969; the writing of Green and Roy N. Sickner was nominated for a best screenplay Oscar, the music by Jerry Fielding was nominated for Best Original Score. Additionally, Peckinpah was nominated for an Outstanding Directorial Achievement award by the Directors Guild of America, cinematographer Lucien Ballard won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography.

In 1999, the U. S. National Film Registry selected The Wild Bunch for preservation in the Library of Congress as culturally and aesthetically significant; the film was ranked 80th in the American Film Institute's 100 best American films and the 69th most thrilling film. In 2008, the AFI listed 10 best films in 10 genres and ranked The Wild Bunch as the sixth-best Western. In 1913 Texas, Pike Bishop, the leader of a gang of aging outlaws, is seeking retirement after one final score: the robbery of a railroad office containing a cache of silver; the gang is ambushed by Pike's former partner, Deke Thornton, leading a posse of bounty hunters hired and deputized by the railroad. A bloody shootout kills several members of the gang. Pike uses a serendipitous temperance union parade to shield their getaway, many citizens are killed in the crossfire. Pike rides off with Dutch Engstrom, brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, Angel, the only survivors, they are dismayed when the loot from the robbery turns out to be a decoy: steel washers instead of silver coin.

The men head for Mexico. Pike's men take refuge that night in the village where Angel was born; the townsfolk are ruled by General Mapache, a corrupt, brutal officer in the Mexican Federal Army, ravaging the area's villages to feed his troops, who have been losing to the forces of the revolutionary Pancho Villa. Pike's gang makes contact with the general. A jealous Angel spots Teresa, his former lover, in Mapache's arms and shoots her dead, angering Mapache. Pike offers to work for Mapache. Mapache tasks the gang to steal a weapons shipment from a U. S. Army train so that Mapache can resupply his troops and appease Commander Mohr, his German military adviser, who wishes to obtain samples of America's armaments; the reward will be a cache of gold coins. Angel gives up his share of the gold to Pike in return for sending one crate of rifles and ammunition to a band of rebels opposed to Mapache; the holdup goes as planned until Thornton's posse turns up on the train the gang has robbed. The posse chases them to the Mexican border, only to be foiled again as the robbers blow up a trestle spanning the Rio Grande, dumping the entire posse into the river.

The pursuers temporarily regroup at a riverside camp and quickly take off again after the Bunch. Pike and his men, knowing they risk being double-crossed by Mapache, devise a way of bringing him the stolen weapons without his double-crossing them. However, Mapache learns from Teresa's mother that Angel stole a crate of guns and ammo, reveals this as Angel and Engstrom deliver the last of the weapons. Surrounded by Mapache's army, Angel tries to escape, only to be captured and tortured. Mapache lets Engstrom go, Engstrom rejoins Pike's gang and tells them what happened. Sykes is wounded by Thornton's posse while securing spare horses; the rest of Pike's gang returns to Agua Verde for shelter, where a bacchanal celebrating the weapons transfer has commenced. They see Angel being dragged on the ground by a rope tied behind the general's car, after a brief frolic with prostitutes and a period of reflection and the gang try to forcibly persuade Mapache to release Angel, who by is alive after the torture.

The general appears to comply. Pike and Engstrom angrily gun Mapache down in front of his men. For a moment, the federales are so shocked that they fail to return fire, causing Engstrom to laugh in surprise. Pike calmly takes kills him, too; this results in a violent, bloody shootout—dominated by the machine gun—in which Pike and his men are killed, along with most of Mapache's present troops and the remaining German adviser. Thornton catches up, he allows the remaining members of the posse to take the gang members' bullet-riddled bodies back to collect the reward, while electing to stay behind, knowing what awaits the posse. After a period, Sykes arrives with a band of the seen Mexican rebels, who have killed off what's left of the posse along the way. Sykes asks Thornton to join the revolution. Thornton rides off with them. Peckinpah considered many actors for the Pike Bishop role before casting William Holden, including Richard Boone, Sterling Hayden, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Mitchum, Gregory Peck, James Stewart.

Marvin accepted the role but pulled out after he was offered more money to star in Paint Your Wagon (1

Gary Kordan

Gary Kordan is an American production designer and television producer. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the final season of Key & Peele. Kordan was born in New Jersey to parents Margaret and Gene, he attended School of Visual Arts in New York City for three years before leaving to work as an intern and Production assistant on CBS's The Joan Rivers Show hosted by Joan Rivers, with whom he formed a close personal relationship. Since 1993, Kordan has worked as a production designer and Art director on numerous comedy television shows. Most notably, he designed the sets for all five seasons of the critically acclaimed sketch series Key and Peele, for which he received an Emmy nomination and won an Art Directors Guild Award. Gary has served as the production designer on numerous other Comedy Central programs, including the mini-series Time Travelling Bong and all seven seasons of Workaholics. He's worked on the Amazon series Betas and Just Add Magic, TVLand's Nobodies. Kordan has lent his services to several unscripted comedy shows, including @Midnight and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, as well as numerous comedy specials from comedians such as Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt and Reggie Watts.

Most Kordan worked as production designer for the pilot of FOX supernatural comedy series Ghosted, he is working on Fred Armisen's Netflix special, "Drummers Only."In 2003, Kordan worked as a writer for Fox's dating show Joe Millionaire. In 2006, he produced E!'s Number 1 Single with Lisa Loeb. In 2015, Kordan was nominated for an Art Directors Guild Award for his work on Peele. In 2016, he won. In 2016 Kordan was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the final season of Peele. Gary Kordan on IMDb Official Website Interview with Gary Kordan by Mannie Holmes on Variety Interview with Gary Kordan by Matthew Grobar on Deadline

Woman Basketball Player No. 5

Woman Basketball Player No. 5 is a 1957 Chinese film presented by Tianma Film Studio and directed by Xie Jin, starring Qin Yi, Liu Qiong, Cao Qiwei and Wang Qi. It is the first colored sports movie filmed after the formation of the People's Republic of China, the first film directed by renowned director Xie Jin. Yang Jie, No. 5 in China women's national basketball team, was the prototype of the film. Before the establishment of PRC, Lin Jie, the daughter of the boss of East China Basketball Team in Shanghai, falls in love with the leading player of the team, Tian Zhenhua. During a game against foreign marine soldiers, the boss takes bribery and orders the team to lose the game. Due to his nationalist dignity, Tian leads the team to victory, against the will of the boss; as a result, the boss hires thugs to beat Tian, forces his daughter to marry a rich man. 18 years Tian is now the coach of Shanghai Woman Basketball Team. Xiao Jie, the daughter of Lin, is a girl with basketball talent but has prejudice towards sports career.

Tian helps her with patience. Xiao Jie was hospitalized. Tian and Lin accidentally reunite when their love is reborn. Xiao Jie is elected into national team and will participate in international games. Woman Basketball Player No. 5 on IMDb Woman Basketball Player No. 5 at AllMovie Woman Basketball Player No.5 at the Chinese Movie Database

Gao Jixing

Gao Jixing, né Gao Jichang, known for some time as Zhu Jichang, courtesy name Yisun, formally Prince Wuxin of Chu, was the founder of Jingnan known as Nanping, one of the states during the Chinese Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. Gao Jichang was born during the reign of Emperor Xuānzong, he was from Shanshi, and, in his youth, became a servant of a rich man at Bian Prefecture — although the identity of his master received divergent reports in traditional sources. According to the History of the Five Dynasties, which the Zizhi Tongjian adopted, he became a servant of Li Qilang, who became an adoptive son of Zhu Quanzhong the military governor of Xuanwu Circuit and had his name changed to Zhu Yougong. According to the New History of the Five Dynasties, which the Spring and Autumn Annals of the Ten Kingdoms adopted, he became a servant of Li Rang, who loaned money to Zhu and became an adoptive son of Zhu's, with his name changed to Zhu Yourang. Under both accounts, when Gao managed to meet Zhu, Zhu was impressed by his talent, had his master adopt him as a son — thus making him Zhu's adoptive grandson and having him take on the surname of Zhu.

In 902, Zhu Jichang was serving as an officer under Zhu Quanzhong, sieging his rival Li Maozhen the military governor of Fengxiang Circuit, at Fengxiang's capital Fengxiang Municipality. As of fall 902, Zhu Quanzhong had had Fengxiang under siege for about a year, but was unable to capture it, with his siege efforts hampered by rain and his soldiers becoming ill, he thus considered withdrawing to Huguo Circuit, which he possessed. Zhu Jichang and fellow officer Liu Zhijun, opposed, pointing out that Li Maozhen was in desperate straits. Zhu Quanzhong, was concerned about Li Maozhen's strategy of refusing to engage the Xuanwu troops and putting up a strong defense at Fengxiang. At Zhu Jichang's suggestion, Zhu Quanzhong decided to try trickery — and asked for a volunteer soldier to try to trick Li Maozhen into engaging the Xuanwu army. One Ma Jing volunteered, pretended to surrender to the Fengxiang army. Ma informed Li Maozhen that Zhu Quanzhong had left, leaving only about 10,000 ill soldiers to pretend to be still putting up a siege, that they would depart that night.

He suggested. Li Maozhen agreed and attacked — and his army fell into a trap set by the Xuanwu army, suffering large losses. From this point on, Li Maozhen, while not surrendering began to negotiate with Zhu Quanzhong for peace, promising to give the emperor to him. For Zhu Jichang's contributions to this victory, Zhu Quanzhong made him the military prefect of Song Prefecture. Zhu Jichang subsequently participated in the Xuanwu army's campaign against Wang Shifan the military governor of Pinglu Circuit and was made the defender of Ying Prefecture, his surname was changed back to Gao. In 905, Zhu Quanzhong had conquered Zhongyi and Jingnan Circuits ruled by brothers Zhao Kuangning and Zhao Kuangming, respectively. Zhu made his officer He Gui the acting military governor of Jingnan; however in the year, when Lei Yangong the military governor of Wuzhen Circuit made incursions into Jingnan territory and He Gui reacted by defending Jingnan's capital Jiangling Municipality without engaging Lei, Zhu believed He to be fearful.

He sent Gao to replace He Gui, while sending the officer Ni Kefu to Jingnan as well to help defend against Lei. Lei withdrew. In 907, Zhu Quanzhong had Emperor Zhaozong's son and successor Emperor Ai yield the throne to him, ending Tang and starting a new Later Liang as its Emperor Taizu, he commissioned Gao Jichang as the full military governor of Jingnan. By this point, which consisted of eight prefectures, had suffered much through warfare, most of its prefectures had been taken by warlords ruling other circuits. Jiangling itself had its walls and buildings in disrepair, its population reduced; when Gao arrived at Jiangling, he comforted the people and encouraged them to return, it was said that the people's lives began to return to normal. In fall 907, Lei Yangong, with aid from Ma Yin the Prince of Chu, attacked Jiangling. Gao stationed troops at Gong'an to cut off Lei's food supply route, defeated him, he withdrew. Lei attacked Cenyang and Gong'an, but could not capture them. Af

David Hann

David W. Hann is a Minnesota politician and a former minority leader of the Minnesota Senate. A Republican, he represented District 48, which consisted of the cities of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, from 2003-2017. Hann was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, he attended Lincoln High School in Bloomington, Minnesota served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, earning a B. A. in Religion, took graduate studies in Theology at the University of Chicago. Hann is a business process consultant, he used to be the Director of Forecasting and Logistics for E. A. Sween Company known as Deli Express, in Eden Prairie, he is a former member of the Eden Prairie School Board, where he served as clerk and treasurer. He is a member of the board of directors of the Hiawatha Leadership Academy, is president of Parents for Accountable Schools. Hann served as an assistant Majority Leader from January through December 2011, he served on the Rules and Administration Committee.

He has been chair of the Health and Human Services Committee and served on the Education and Finance committees. He was an assistant minority leader from 2007 to 2009, his special legislative concerns included education, education reform, tax relief, improved business climate, family law, agriculture. Hann has run unsuccessfully to be the Republican leader in the Minnesota Senate multiple times, most losing in 2011 to former Majority Leader David Senjem. Following the loss of the Republican majority in the 2012 election, Hann was elected by his caucus to serve as minority leader. Hann lost re-election to Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party candidate Steve Cwodzinski in 2016. On July 16, 2009, Hann announced his candidacy for governor of Minnesota. After statewide polling during and after the 2010 caucuses showed him trailing other contenders, he withdrew from the race on February 16, 2010, opting to focus on re-election to the Minnesota Senate. David Hann at Minnesota Legislators Past & Present Minnesota Public Radio Votetracker: Senator David Hann Project Vote Smart - Senator David Hann Profile

2005 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

The 14th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships were held in Edmonton, Canada on 1 October 2005. The competition was replaced by the World Road Running Championships in 2006 and 2007, but revived as IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2008. A total of 156 athletes, 87 men and 69 women, from 43 countries took part; the four and a half lap course ends in Hawrelak Park. Detailed reports on the event and an appraisal of the results were given both for the men's race and for the women's race. Complete results were published for the men's race, for the women's race, for men's team, for women's team; the participation of 156 athletes from 43 countries is reported. Although announced, athletes from Cambodia and Venezuela did not show. 2005 in athletics Official website