Eraser is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Coburn, Robert Pastorelli, James Caan and Vanessa L. Williams. The film was a success with grossing over $242 million against a budget of $100 million. It received mixed reviews critics, but praised Schwarzennegers performance, the action sequences. It was released in the United States on June 21,1996 and was nominated for the Academy Award for Sound Effects Editing in 1997. Marshal working for the Witness Security Protection Program specializing in erasing high-profile witnesses, to procure evidence, Lee copies critical data from the Cyrez mainframe onto two discs, one for the FBI, and the other as her own security. However, Donohue catches wind of Lee accessing the mainframe and orders her into his office, after confiscating Lees hidden camera and threatening her with a pistol, Donohue commits suicide in front of her. Disgruntled with the FBI because of failure to guarantee her safety, she delivers the evidence but refuses to submit herself to WITSEC, despite Johns advice.
Unfortunately, the FBIs disc is intercepted by a mole working for Undersecretary of Defense Daniel Harper and that night, Lees house is attacked by armed gunmen led by a man with an EM rifle. John rescues Lee and takes her to New York City to hide her and they raid a remote cabin and kill the mercenaries holding DeGuerins witness hostage, but DeGuerin discreetly kills her during the raid, revealing he is the mole and a key player of the arms sale. By the time John realizes DeGuerin is the mole, DeGuerin has already traced Lee to NYC and has framed John as the mole by murdering WITSEC Deputy Monroe with Johns gun, John escapes and rescues Lee from DeGuerins gunmen in the nick of time. With Lee and John in the wind, DeGuerin has them both branded fugitives, cutting off any escape out of the city. John and Johnny Casteleone, a mob witness whose life John saved in the beginning of the film, Cyrez operatives pinpoint their whereabouts and DeGuerin kidnaps Lee and has her brought to the docks where a railgun shipment is being loaded onto a Russian freighter.
John rescues the critically wounded DeGuerin and leaves him to be detained by Chief Beller, DeGuerin and Morehart are indicted for treason. A few weeks a hearing is held, but with the implication that under civil law jurisdiction a conviction, after the hearing, as the conspirators enter their limo, all smiles, John publicly fakes his own death along with Lees a couple of hundred yards away. Director Chuck Russell and star Arnold Schwarzenegger were originally working on another project together when Eraser was brought to their attention, I was excited about doing a film that had heroic proportions. Producer Arnold Kopelson was keen to cast Schwarzenegger in the role of The Eraser, Vanessa Williams would be cast as the lead female character, Lee Cullen, the key witness Eraser must protect. Williams came to the attention of the Kopelsons when Maria Shriver, before Caan was officially cast, Jonathan Pryce was considered for the role. The screenplay was initially the work of Tony Puryear, who had a background in advertising, writers Walon Green and Michael S.
Chernuchin had previously worked together on the television drama Law & Order
RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan OHerlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. Set in the future in a dystopian metropolitan Detroit, Michigan, it is the sequel to the 1987 film. The film received mixed reviews critics and fans. In 2013, the film received attention from news media due to its plot predicting Detroit filing for bankruptcy in the future and it was the final film directed by Irvin Kershner. After the success of the RoboCop program, Omni Consumer Products has a new scheme to have Detroit completely under their control and they plan to have the city default on its debt, foreclose on the entire city, taking over its government. They will replace the old neighborhoods with Delta City, a new planned city center independent of the United States government, to rally public opinion behind urban redevelopment and Delta City construction, OCP sparks an increase in street crime. As Detroit Police Department is owned by OCP, they terminate police pension plans and cut salaries, RoboCop, due to his directives, is unable to strike and remains on duty with his partner, Anne Lewis.
The two raid a manufacturing plant of Nuke, a new drug that has been plaguing the streets of Detroit. RoboCop kills all the criminals, except for a criminal named Hob. Meanwhile, OCP struggles to develop RoboCop 2, which is expected to be mass-produced, to their frustration, all the newly resurrected officers immediately commit suicide. Dr. Faxx convinces the Old Man to let her control the project, despite other executives objection, Faxx is allowed to proceed. Nukes distributor, the power-hungry Cain, feels threatened by the Delta City plan and he fears that he will lose his market if the city is redeveloped into a capitalistic utopia. He is assisted by his girlfriend Angie, his apprentice Hob, and Duffy, RoboCop tracks down Duffy and beats Cains location out of him. He confronts Cains gang at a construction site, but is overwhelmed. The criminals cut apart his body and dump the pieces in front of his precinct, Cain has Duffy tortured to death for revealing their location, and forces Hob to watch.
RoboCop is repaired, but Faxx reprograms him with over 300 new directives, one of his original technicians suggests that a massive electrical charge might reboot his system. RoboCop shocks himself with a voltage transformer. The charge erases all of his directives, including the original ones, murphy motivates the officers to aid him in raiding Cains hideout
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film and game in the United Kingdom. David Lean was the founding Chairman of the Academy, the first Film Awards ceremony took place in May 1949 and honouring the films The Best Years of Our Lives, Odd Man Out and The World Is Rich. In 2005, it placed a cap on worldwide voting membership which now stands at approximately 6,500. BAFTA has offices in Scotland and Wales in the UK, in Los Angeles and New York in the United States and runs events in Hong Kong, amanda Berry OBE has been chief executive of the organisation since December 2000. Many of these events are free to online at BAFTA Guru. BAFTA runs a number of programmes across the UK, US. Launched in 2012, the UK programme enables talented British citizens who are in need of support to take an industry-recognised course in film. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 towards their annual course fees, since 2013, three students every year have received one of the Prince William Scholarships in Film and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros.
These scholarships are awarded in the name of in his role as President of BAFTA, since 2015, BAFTA has been offering scholarships for British citizens to study in China, vice versa. BAFTA presents awards for film and games, including entertainment, at a number of annual ceremonies across the UK and in Los Angeles. The BAFTA award trophy is a mask, designed by American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe. Todays BAFTA award – including the mask and marble base – weighs 3.7 kg and measures 27 cm x 14 cm x 8 cm. BAFTAs annual film awards ceremony is known as the British Academy Film Awards, or the BAFTAs, in 1949 the British Film Academy, as it was known, presented the first awards for films made in 1947 and 1948. Since 2008 the ceremony has held at the Royal Opera House in Londons Covent Garden. It had been held in the Odeon cinema on Leicester Square since 2000, the ceremony had been performed during April or May of each year, but since 2002 it has been held in February to precede the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy Awards, or Oscars.
They have been awarded annually since 1954, the first ever ceremony consisted of six categories. Until 1958, they were awarded by the Guild of Television Producers and Directors, from 1968 until 1997, BAFTAs Film and Television Awards were presented together, but from 1998 onwards they were presented at two separate ceremonies. The Television Craft Awards celebrate the talent behind the programmes, such as working in visual effects, production
Baltimore is the largest city in the U. S. state of Maryland, and the 29th-most populous city in the country. It was established by the Constitution of Maryland and is not part of any county, thus, it is the largest independent city in the United States, with a population of 621,849 as of 2015. As of 2010, the population of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area was 2.7 million, founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic. Baltimores Inner Harbor was once the leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States. With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed a city of neighborhoods, in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, the American national anthem, in Baltimore. More than 65,000 properties, or roughly one in three buildings in the city, are listed on the National Register, more than any city in the nation. The city has 289 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the historical records of the government of Baltimore are located at the Baltimore City Archives.
The city is named after Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, of the Irish House of Lords, Baltimore Manor was the name of the estate in County Longford on which the Calvert family lived in Ireland. Baltimore is an anglicization of the Irish name Baile an Tí Mhóir, in 1608, Captain John Smith traveled 210 miles from Jamestown to the uppermost Chesapeake Bay, leading the first European expedition to the Patapsco River. The name Patapsco is derived from pota-psk-ut, which translates to backwater or tide covered with froth in Algonquian dialect, a quarter century after John Smiths voyage, English colonists began to settle in Maryland. The area constituting the modern City of Baltimore and its area was first settled by David Jones in 1661. He claimed the area today as Harbor East on the east bank of the Jones Falls stream. In the early 1600s, the immediate Baltimore vicinity was populated, if at all. The Baltimore area had been inhabited by Native Americans since at least the 10th millennium BC, one Paleo-Indian site and several Archaic period and Woodland period archaeological sites have been identified in Baltimore, including four from the Late Woodland period.
During the Late Woodland period, the culture that is called the Potomac Creek complex resided in the area from Baltimore to the Rappahannock River in Virginia. It was located on the Bush River on land that in 1773 became part of Harford County, in 1674, the General Assembly passed An Act for erecting a Court-house and Prison in each County within this Province. The site of the house and jail for Baltimore County was evidently Old Baltimore near the Bush River. In 1683, the General Assembly passed An Act for Advancement of Trade to establish towns, one of the towns established by the act in Baltimore County was on Bush River, on Town Land, near the Court-House
Law & Order
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13,1990, and completed its 20th, at the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television. Its record of 20 seasons is a tie with Gunsmoke for the longest-running live-action scripted American prime-time series with ongoing characters, although it has fewer episodes than Gunsmoke, Law & Order ranks as the longest-running hour-long primetime TV series. Gunsmoke, for its first six seasons, was originally a half-hour program, plots are often based on real cases that recently made headlines, although the motivation for the crime and the perpetrator may be different. The show has been noted for its revolving cast over the years, the success of the series has led to the creation of additional shows, making Law & Order a franchise, with a television film, several video games, and international adaptations of the series.
It has won and has been nominated for awards over the years. On May 14,2010, NBC announced that it had canceled Law & Order, in July 2010, however, he indicated that those attempts had failed and declared that the series had now moved to the history books. However, in February 2015, rumors started that NBC was planning to bring the back for 10 episodes. In May 2015, former star Sam Waterston announced to The Hollywood Reporter that he supports and would join a revival of Law & Order, Youre darn right. Creator Dick Wolf has expressed wanting to use a L&O revival to do a ripped from the headlines story-line surrounding the trial of Robert Durst. Everybody who knows me knows its something I want to do, he continued, at the 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour, Wolf noted everyone wants a revival, It is a question of. Most of the involved are very successful in their careers. To try to get everything in sequence is more difficult than it looks on the outside. I would love to do it if we can make it work, in 1988, Dick Wolf developed a concept for a new television series that would depict a relatively optimistic picture of the American criminal justice system.
He initially toyed with the idea of calling it Night & Day, the first half of each episode would follow two detectives and their commanding officer as they investigate a violent crime. The second half of the episode would follow the District Attorneys Office, through this, Law & Order would be able to investigate some of the larger issues of the day by focusing on stories that were based on real cases making headlines. Wolf took the idea to then-president of Universal Television Kerry McCluggage, who pointed out the similarity to a 1963 series titled Arrest and Trial, which lasted one season
A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record. Documentary has been described as a practice, a cinematic tradition. Polish writer and filmmaker Bolesław Matuszewski was among those who identified the mode of documentary film and he wrote two of the earliest texts on cinema Une nouvelle source de lhistoire and La photographie animée. Both were published in 1898 in French and among the written works to consider the historical. Matuszewski is among the first filmmakers to propose the creation of a Film Archive to collect, the American film critic Pare Lorentz defines a documentary film as a factual film which is dramatic. Others further state that a documentary stands out from the types of non-fiction films for providing an opinion. Documentary practice is the process of creating documentary projects. Documentary filmmaking can be used as a form of journalism, early film was dominated by the novelty of showing an event.
They were single-shot moments captured on film, a train entering a station and these short films were called actuality films, the term documentary was not coined until 1926. Many of the first films, such as made by Auguste and Louis Lumière, were a minute or less in length. Films showing many people were made for commercial reasons, the people being filmed were eager to see, for payment. One notable film clocked in at over an hour and a half, using pioneering film-looping technology, Enoch J. Rector presented the entirety of a famous 1897 prize-fight on cinema screens across the United States, in May 1896, Bolesław Matuszewski recorded on film few surigical operations in Warsaw and Saint Petersburg hospitals. In 1898, French surgeon Eugène-Louis Doyen invited Bolesław Matuszewski and Clément Maurice and they started in Paris a series of surgical films sometime before July 1898. Until 1906, the year of his last film, Doyen recorded more than 60 operations, Doyen said that his first films taught him how to correct professional errors he had been unaware of.
These and five other of Doyens films survive, all these short films have been preserved. I must say I forgot those works and I am thankful to you that you reminded them to me, not many scientists have followed your way. Travelogue films were popular in the early part of the 20th century
USA Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal, itself a subsidiary of Comcast. As of July 2015, USA Network is available to approximately 95.567 million pay television households in the United States, USA Network originally launched on September 22,1977 as the Madison Square Garden Network. The network was founded by cable provider UA-Columbia Cablevision and Kay Koplovitz, the channel was one of the first national cable television channels, using satellite delivery as opposed to microwave relay to distribute its programming to cable systems. Initially, the network ran a mix of college and less well-known professional sports, the channel began its broadcast day after 5,00 p. m. Eastern Time on weekdays and 12,00 p. m. Eastern Time on weekends. That fall, USA began signing on at 12,00 p. m. Eastern Time on weekdays, it added some talk shows. Sports programming began airing at 5,00 p. m. Eastern Time weekdays, in the fall of 1981, USA began its daily programming at 6,00 a. m.
Later, in 1982, Time Inc. and Gulf+Westerns Paramount Pictures unit would buy stakes in the venture, the three partners had a non-compete clause that would prevent them from owning other basic cable networks independently from the USA joint venture. Said clause would cause Time Inc. to drop out of the venture in 1987, as the company attempted to buy CNN from Ted Turner, MCA and Paramount subsequently became the sole owners of the channel. In the fall of 1982, USA began operating on a 24-hour-a-day schedule, running a mix of shows, a childrens program. Weekends featured a mix of movies, some drama series and talk shows during the morning hours. Overnights consisted of old films and film shorts, and music as part of a show called Night Flight. One tradition on USA was a lineup of game show reruns mixed in with several original low-budget productions that aired over the years. It began in October 1984 with reruns of The Gong Show, more shows were progressively added soon afterward such as The Jokers Wild, Tic-Tac-Dough, Press Your Luck, High Rollers and Hollywood Squares, along with Wipeout, Face the Music and Name That Tune.
In June 1987, the channel debuted another original game show, when it began, the game show block ran for an hour, but expanded significantly the following year. By 1989, the network ran game shows Monday through Fridays from 12,00 to 5,00 p. m. Eastern Time. In January 1989, USA debuted USA Up All Night, a showcase of feature films that aired as part of its weekend overnight schedule. Short news updates, branded as USA Updates, were shown from as early as 1989 until 2000, when KYWs news operations were heavily revamped in response to falling ratings in 1991, production of USA Updates was taken over by the All News Channel. The ANC-produced updates continued through 2000, USA Network has not carried any news programming since the news updates were discontinued, USA Network was the first cable channel to preempted the syndicated market by purchasing a 26 Touchstone films package in October 1989
Fresh Air is an American radio talk show broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the United States since 1985. It is produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, the shows host is Terry Gross. As of 2017, the show was syndicated to 624 stations, the show is fed live weekdays at 12,00 noon ET. In addition, some stations carry Fresh Air Weekend, a re-programming of highlights of the past weeks interviews, the show began in 1975 at WHYY with Judy Blank as host. In September of that year, Terry Gross took over as presenter and producer, over 40 years she remains its chief presenter, in 1985, WHYY launched a weekly half-hour edition of Fresh Air, which was distributed nationally by NPR. The show began daily broadcasts in 1987. The show primarily includes interviews with prominent figures in various fields, including and entertainment, journalism, shorter segments follow the main segment and carry reviews of various cultural and entertainment diversions on a rotating basis. The subjects of the shorter segments include movies, stage plays, television programs, as well as recordings of music, jazz.
All of the interviews are recorded and edited. As in the case of many radio programs, guests are often not in the studio during recording. When pressing news requires, it has live, such as during the Soviet coup attempt of 1991. Fresh Air interviews are generally first aired on the Monday through Thursday shows, the Friday shows are rebroadcasts of past interviews. The shows theme song, a piece called Fresh Air, was composed for the program by Joel Forrester of The Microscopic Septet. It has since returned to the MPB evening line-up, in 1993, NPR, Fresh Air, and Gross were presented with the George Foster Peabody Award with praise for her probing questions, revelatory interviews, and unusual insights. The show was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2012, in 2004, Gross published a book of her favorite interviews from the show under the title All I Did Was Ask. Official website Fresh Air podcast at NPR Fresh Air podcast RSS feed Fresh Air @ Audible. com Streaming audio schedule
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Law & Order, Criminal Intent is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the series premiered on September 30,2001, Criminal Intent focuses on the investigations of the Major Case Squad in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department set in New York Citys One Police Plaza. In the style of the original Law & Order, episodes are often ripped from the headlines or loosely based on a crime that received media attention. The series aired on NBC for the first six seasons but was moved to the NBCUniversal-owned USA Network starting with the season to share costs. During its NBC run, each episode aired on USA the week after its original NBC airing, the series ended on June 26,2011, after 10 seasons comprising 195 episodes. The Major Case Squad investigates high-profile cases such as those involving VIPs, local government officials and employees, the industry. The series pays attention to the actions and motives of the criminals, rather than focusing exclusively on the police and prosecutions.
A feature of each Criminal Intent episode is that the cold open always involves a series of cut-scenes that show events from the suspects and victims lives, clues to the crimes eventual solution can often be found in this teaser sequence. Unlike other Law & Order series, most Criminal Intent episodes end in confessions rather than continuing to the trial phase, seasons 1-4 and 10 focus on Detectives Robert Bobby Goren and Alexandra Eames as the primary detectives in every episode. After season 7, Mike Logan retired from the NYPD and was replaced with Detective Zack Nichols until season 10, the UK-aired version of Law & Order, Criminal Intent features the song Theres Only Me by Rob Dougan in the opening credits. Another Rob Dougan track, Im Not Driving Anymore, is used as the theme for Law & Order and Law & Order, from season 6 the UK-aired version theme is Urban Warfare by Paul Dinletir. Law & Order, Criminal Intent was created in 2001 by René Balcer, Balcer served as the shows executive producer and head writer for its first five seasons.
The show dominated its time slot on Sundays at 9,00 p. m. for its first three seasons, and was often the highest-rated show of the night, with an average audience of 15.5 million viewers. The show aired Sundays on NBC, with each episode being repeated on USA Network the following Saturday. Beginning in Season 4, it faced new competition from ABCs night-time soap opera Desperate Housewives. Balcer left the show at the end of Season 5, and the show was handed off to Warren Leight, under Leights leadership, the show acquired a new, more melodramatic tone. The mystery aspect of the show was simplified in favor of personal stories involving the detectives. For example, Goren endured his mothers battle with cancer
The Brink's Job
The Brinks Job is a 1978 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, and Paul Sorvino. It is based on the Brinks robbery of 1950 in Boston, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. Small-time Boston crook Tony Pino tries to make a name for himself and he and his five associates pull off a robbery whenever they can. Once inside, Tony realizes that Brinks is anything but a fortress, still wary of Brinks public image, Tony breaks in one night after casing the building. He finds that only two doors in the building are locked, and one is easily bypassed by leaping a gate, the only thing locked in the building is the vault. Tony realizes that despite what Brinks claims, there is only a 10-cent alarm in the room itself. It appears that Brinks had relied so much on its reputation that it had not even bothered locking the doors, Pino begins to plan a robbery, using the rooftop of a neighboring building as a watch tower.
Tony and his dim brother-in-law Vinnie put together a motley gang of thieves and they include the debonair Jazz Maffie and a slightly deranged Iwo Jima veteran, Specs OKeefe, who proposes to blow open the Brinks safe with a bazooka. Over the crews objections, Pino invites the arrogant fence Joe McGinnis to be in on the job, the robbers on the night of Jan. 17th,1950 make off with more than a million dollars in cash, along with another million-plus in securities, Brinks, a company that prides itself in the safekeeping of money, is nationally embarrassed by what the press is calling the crime of the century. Even FBI director J. Edgar Hoover takes a personal interest in finding the culprits, law enforcement agents begin rounding up suspects. They come to the home of Tony and Mary Pino, as they often do for crimes in the area, Mary is so familiar with them by now, she makes the cops dinner. Tony is brought in for questioning, but reacts with indignation at being accused, the crooks begin to crack, however.
McGinnis infuriates them by destroying a large sum of the hold-up money and he hangs onto the rest, defying threats by Pino and his cohorts to hand over their shares. Specs and another of the gang, Stanley Gusciora, go on the road to meet his sugar doughnut in Pittsburgh. They are picked up by Pennsylvania State Police on a burglary charge en route at Bradford and are handed a long jail sentence. Specs grows more and more disturbed behind bars, demanding money from his cut be sent to his ill sister. In interrogation and Stanley are pressured more each day to reveal whatever they might know about the Brinks job, one by one, the rest of the gang is apprehended, mainly by the Boston Police Department
The Hi-Lo Country
It is set in post-World War II New Mexico and is based on the novel by Western author Max Evans. Don Walser appears in a dance sequence and sings a memorable Western swing. Rodeo announcer Bob Tallman appears as himself in the film, in post-World War II best friends Big Boy Matson and Pete Calder return home to find half of their town employed by corporate cattle baron Jim Ed Love. The fuse is lit when Mona, the wife of Jim Eds foreman, petes past longings for Mona resurface with his discovery of the affair and the bond of friendship becomes sorely tested. The film was regarded by critics and film festivals as an example of the classic Western movie genre. Bob Graham of the San Francisco Chronicle said, The traditional settings of Westerns are honored, the saloon, the hall, the rodeo, the cattle drive. Hi-Lo is not only the name of the flatlands where the story takes place, it is a poker game. Stephen Holden of the New York Times said, In its best moments the movie feels like a hybrid of Red River.
Winner Silver Bear for Best Director - 49th Berlin International Film Festival, factory rereleased the film on DVD. The Hi-Lo Country at the Internet Movie Database The Hi-Lo Country at Box Office Mojo The Hi-Lo Country at Rotten Tomatoes