Titanic (1997 film)

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed, written, co-produced, co-edited by James Cameron. Incorporating both historical and fictionalized aspects, the film is based on accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage. Cameron's inspiration for the film came from his fascination with shipwrecks. Production began in 1995; the modern scenes on the research vessel were shot on board the Akademik Mstislav Keldysh, which Cameron had used as a base when filming the wreck. Scale models, computer-generated imagery, a reconstruction of the Titanic built at Baja Studios were used to re-create the sinking; the film was co-financed by 20th Century Fox. It was the most expensive film made at the time, with a production budget of $200 million. Upon its release on December 19, 1997, Titanic achieved significant commercial success. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve for the most Oscar nominations, won 11, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director, tying Ben-Hur for the most Oscars won by a single film.

With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark, became the highest-grossing film at the time, until Cameron's Avatar surpassed it in 2010. A 3D version of Titanic, released on April 4, 2012, to commemorate the centennial of the sinking, earned it an additional $343.6 million worldwide, pushing the film's worldwide total to $2.18 billion and making it the second film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide. In 2017, the film was re-released for its 20th anniversary and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. In 1996, treasure hunter Brock Lovett and his team board the research vessel Akademik Mstislav Keldysh to search the wreck of RMS Titanic for a necklace with a rare diamond, the Heart of the Ocean, they recover a safe containing a drawing of a young woman wearing only the necklace dated April 14, 1912, the day the ship struck the iceberg. Rose Dawson Calvert, the woman in the drawing, is brought aboard Keldysh and tells Lovett of her experiences aboard Titanic.

In 1912 Southampton, 17-year-old first-class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater, her fiancé Cal Hockley, her mother Ruth board the luxurious Titanic. Ruth emphasizes that Rose's marriage will resolve their family's financial problems and allow them to retain their upper-class status. Distraught over the engagement, Rose climbs over the contemplates suicide. Discovered with Jack, Rose tells a concerned Cal that she was peering over the edge and Jack saved her from falling; when Cal becomes indifferent, she suggests to him. He invites Jack to dine with them in first-class the following night. Jack and Rose develop a tentative friendship, despite Ruth being wary of him. Following dinner, Rose secretly joins Jack at a party in third class. Aware of Cal and Ruth's disapproval, Rose rebuffs Jack's advances, but realizes she prefers him over Cal. After rendezvousing on the bow at sunset, Rose takes Jack to her state room, they evade Cal's bodyguard, Mr. Lovejoy, have sex in an automobile inside the cargo hold.

On the forward deck, they witness a collision with an iceberg and overhear the officers and designer discussing its seriousness. Cal discovers Jack's sketch of Rose and an insulting note from her in his safe along with the necklace; when Jack and Rose attempt to inform Cal of the collision, Cal retaliates by having Lovejoy slip the necklace into Jack's pocket and accusing him of theft. Jack is arrested, taken to the master-at-arms' office, handcuffed to a pipe. Cal puts the necklace in his own coat pocket. With the ship sinking, Rose flees Cal and her mother, who has boarded a lifeboat, frees Jack. On the boat deck and Jack encourage her to board a lifeboat. After Rose boards one, Cal tells Jack; as her boat lowers, Rose realizes that she jumps back on board. Cal takes his bodyguard's pistol and chases Rose and Jack into the flooding first-class dining saloon. After using up his ammunition, Cal realizes he gave his coat and the necklace to Rose, he boards a collapsible lifeboat by carrying a lost child.

After braving several obstacles and Rose return to the boat deck. The lifeboats have departed and passengers are falling to their deaths as the stern rises out of the water; the ship breaks in half. Jack and Rose ride it into the ocean and he helps her onto a wooden panel buoyant enough for only one person, he assures her. Jack dies of hypothermia but Rose is saved. With Rose hiding from Cal en route, the RMS Carpathia takes the survivors to New York City where Rose gives her name as Rose Dawson. Rose says she read that Cal committed suicide after losing all of his money in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Back in the present, Lovett decides to abandon his search after hearing Rose's story. Alone on the stern of Keldysh, Rose takes out the Heart of the Ocean, in her possession all along, drops it into the sea over

Redefine (Dragon Fli Empire album)

Redefine is the third full-length album by Canadian hip hop duo Dragon Fli Empire, released in North America on Makebelieve Records in early 2009. Teekay has explained the album title by saying: "We'redefine' by using our creativity to bust free from any boxes placed on what we can accomplish."It features collaborations with a number of high-profile artists including Cadence Weapon, Masta Ace, Ohmega Watts, Josh Martinez, Moka Only and Raashan Ahmad and managed to reach number one for two weeks on the!earshot and Chart Attack hip hop charts, plus number three for several weeks on the U. S.-based CMJ hip hop charts. The album was nominated for Best Rap / Hip Hop Recording at the 2009 Western Canadian Music Awards. A video for "Outside Inn" was directed by Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi and released in late 2008, it became the group's first music video to receive airplay on MuchVibe. In 2009, two more videos directed by Wal Martian were released online

Johnny Genung

John Allen "Johnny" Genung is a former American football player, known for playing quarterback for the Texas Longhorns from 1960 to 1962. A native of Anadarko, OK, Genung moved to TX when he was five years old. Genung played tailback and quarterback on the Wichita Falls High School 1958 Texas state high school football championship team, he was All-District, All-State and an All-American in football, was voted one of the top backs in the annual Oil Bowl game after his senior year. He played shortstop on the baseball team. Serious about being a doctor, he didn't decide to play football in college until the August before his freshman year. In 1959, Genung played on the undefeated freshman team and during the 1960 and 1961 seasons at Texas, he was the backup quarterback to Mike Cotten, his most important play of the 1960 came in the final seconds of the Bluebonnet Bowl. Tied at 3-3, Texas got the ball on their own 48 yard line with 28 seconds sent Genung in, he had caught a 38-yard pass in that game and now had a chance to win it.

He threw two Hail Mary passes, both of which were incomplete, but the second drew a pass interference call. With no time left on the clock, Texas had a shot at a game-winning field goal from Alabama's 18, but the kick was wide left. Genung saw increased playing time in 1961 in games against California and Texas Tech, but he suffered a setback when he missed the last three games of 1961 with a back injury. In the same year, he was an Academic All-American nominee. In spring training prior to the 1962 season, he broke his arm while vying for the starting quarterback job, he started the first four games, all victories, led Texas to the #1 ranking. But a close call against Oklahoma led Darrell Royal to replace him with Duke Carlisle against #6 Arkansas the following week. Down by 3 in the 4th quarter, Texas took over on their own 10 with Carlisle leading the Longhorns to midfield, he was replaced by Genung who led the Longhorns down to the 3 yard line before handing the ball to running back Tommy Ford for the win.

Carlisle sealed the game by intercepting Arkansas on the subsequent possession, but Genung was the hero and reclaimed the starting role. A 14-14 tie to Rice the following week would cost Texas its #1 ranking and the National Championship. Two games Genung was replaced by Wade as the starter, but Genung's season was not over. In the last game of the season, Genung replaced Wade in the 3rd quarter of the Texas A&M game and led the team to a come-from-behind victory to win the Southwest Conference Championship and complete their first undefeated regular season since 1923; as a result of his play in that game, Genung was named the starter in his final against #7 LSU in the Cotton Bowl. It was a tough game for Genung and the Longhorns. Genung drove Texas into scoring position on the 2nd drive; the Longhorns fell behind and Genung was replaced by Wade to make the offense more pass-oriented. Texas lost 13-0. After his senior year, he was quarterback of the Southwest All-Stars football team in the first, only, Southwest Challenge Bowl in Corpus Christi.

That All-Star game pitted players from the Southwest Conference and other Texas teams against a team made up of players from around the nation. Genung was a last-minute replacement for injured Arkansas quarterback Billy Moore; the Southwesterners lost 33-13. Genung graduated with a 5-1-1 record as a starter. After college, Genung went to medical school at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and graduated in 1967, he was studying at Parkland Hospital in 1963 when President John F. Kennedy was rushed there following his assassination, he did a one-year internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas and a year of residency in orthopedics at Parkland before entering the Navy in 1969. As a lieutenant he served as the team doctor for the United States Naval Academy football team, went with them when they played Texas that year, he went into private practice as an orthopedic surgeon in Austin. In 2004, Genung was inducted into the Longhorns' "Hall of Honor". Texas Stats