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Waterloo (1970 film)

Waterloo is a 1970 epic period war film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo and is famous for its lavish battle scenes, it was a co-production between the Soviet Union and Italy, was filmed on location in Ukraine. It stars Rod Steiger as Napoleon Bonaparte and Christopher Plummer as the Duke of Wellington with a cameo by Orson Welles as Louis XVIII of France. Other stars include Jack Hawkins as General Thomas Picton, Virginia McKenna as the Duchess of Richmond and Dan O'Herlihy as Marshal Ney. In 1814 French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, facing certain defeat at the hands of Britain, Austria and Russia, abdicates at the demand of his marshals, he is banished to Elba with 1,000 men, but returns to France. Ney, now serving the monarchy of Louis XVIII of France, is tasked with recapturing him, but he and his army defect to Napoleon. King Louis flees, Napoleon triumphantly enters Paris, the European powers declare war.

The Prussian von Muffling interrupts the Duchess of Richmond's ball to warn the Duke of Wellington that Napoleon has invaded Belgium to defeat the Allied forces before they can unite. Realising that Napoleon has got between himself and the Prussians, Wellington decides to halt the French at Waterloo; the French defeat the Prussians at Ligny. Field Marshal Blücher rejects the advice of his Chief of Staff, General Gneisenau to retreat and instead moves north to Wavre to keep contact with Wellington. Napoleon, enraged that Ney has let Wellington withdraw to ground of his choosing, directs 30,000 men under Marshal Grouchy to pursue Blücher and keep the Prussians from rejoining the British, while he leads his remaining force against Wellington; the battle of Waterloo, delayed to let the ground dry after the previous night's storm, starts shortly after 11:30 am with cannon fire from the French. Napoleon launches a diversionary infantry attack on Wellington's right flank, the Chateau of Hougoumont, but Wellington refuses to divert forces.

Napoleon attacks the allied left with d'Erlon's infantry corps. General Picton, in civilian dress having lost his uniform when his mule was lost halts the attack but is killed. Ponsonby's cavalry brigade, the renowned Union brigade, including the famous Royal Scots Greys, pursue the French, but go too far across the battlefield and become isolated from the rest of the Allied force, are thus cut to pieces by Napoleon's lancers. Ponsonby himself is killed. Napoleon realises that troops spotted emerging from the woods to the east are Prussians, not French, but keeps this from his army, he suffers stomach pain and withdraws temporarily, leaving Marshal Ney in command. Ney, in his desperation to win before Prussian intervention, misinterprets a reorganisation of the Allied line as a retreat and leads a cavalry charge, repelled with heavy losses by allied infantry squares. Napoleon rebukes his marshals for letting Ney attack without infantry support; however he hopes. The British strongpoint of La Haye Sainte falls, Napoleon sends the Imperial Guard for the decisive blow.

As they advance they are repulsed by Maitland's Guards Division, who were lying unseen in the grass on the reverse of the slope. The repulse of the Guard devastates French morale, the arrival of the Prussians makes matters certain. After refusing to surrender, the Imperial Guard squares are annihilated with point-blank artillery fire. After the battle, Wellington wanders among the piles of dead. At the same time Napoleon, who had declared that he would die with his men, is dragged by his marshals from the field and departs in a carriage for Paris. De Laurentiis announced the film in October 1965. John Huston was to direct. Columbia Pictures published a 28-page, full-colour pictorial guide when it released Waterloo in 1970. According to the guidebook, Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis had difficulty finding financial backers for the massive undertaking until he began talks with the Soviets in the late 1960s and reached agreement with the Mosfilm organization. Final costs were over £12 million, making Waterloo one of the most expensive movies made, for its time.

Had the movie been filmed in the West, costs might have been as much as three times this. Mosfilm contributed more than £4 million of the costs, nearly 17,000 soldiers of the Soviet Army, including a full brigade of Soviet cavalry, a host of engineers and labourers to prepare the battlefield in the rolling farmland outside Uzhhorod, Ukraine. To recreate the battlefield authentically, the Soviets bulldozed away two hills, laid five miles of roads, transplanted 5,000 trees, sowed fields of rye and wildflowers and reconstructed four historic buildings. To create the mud, more than six miles of underground irrigation piping was specially laid. Most of the battle scenes were filmed using five Panavision cameras – from ground level, from 100-foot towers, from a helicopter, from an overhead railway built right across the location. Actual filming was accomplished over 28 weeks. Many of the battle scenes were filmed in the summer of 1969 in sweltering heat. In addition to the battlefield in Ukraine, filming took place on location in the Royal Palace of Caserta, while interior scenes were filmed on the large De Laurentiis Studios lot in Rome.

The battle sequences of the film include about 15,000 Soviet fo

Salvatore Sincere

Thomas Brandi is an American professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 to 1998 under the ring name Salvatore Sincere. Brandi is known for his appearances with the American Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling as Johnny Gunn. Brandi debuted in 1985 after being trained by indy wrestler King Kaluha, his first notoriety came in International World Class Championship Wrestling where he won the IWCCW Television Championship as "Chippendale" Tom Brandi a gimmick similar to the one used by The Fantastics and The Fabulous Ones in the 1980s. In World Championship Wrestling, Brandi went by Johnny Gunn, he achieved some of the most notable moments in his career while teaming with Tom Zenk. At Halloween Havoc 1992, Brandi partnered with Shane Douglas and Tom Zenk to defeat Bobby Eaton, Arn Anderson, Michael Hayes. In 1994, he competed for the short lived American Wrestling Federation on the TV series Warriors of Wrestling where he used the name "Johnny Gunn" and renewed his chippendales gimmick where he was a fan favorite.

Brandi teamed with Jim Powers while in the AWF. Brandi joined Extreme Championship Wrestling and teamed with Tommy Dreamer to capture the ECW Tag Team Championships, they captured the titles from Tony Stetson in only nine seconds. Less than a month the pair would lose the titles to The Tazmaniac and Kevin Sullivan. In 1995, Brandi won the USWF Championship under the name Johnny Gunn. After losing the championship to his former trainer, King Kaluha, Brandi won the USWF Tag Team Championship from Damage Inc, he went to the WWF, debuting in July 1996 as "Salvatore Sincere," a villainous stereotypical Italian/Mafioso character clad in pink and white who falsely claimed to be sincere and to "love" everyone. He appeared at the 1996 Survivor Series and In Your House: It's Time, where he wrestled in dark matches, he worked matches with some of the WWF's top names at the time, including Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Dwayne Johnson. He feuded with Marc Mero over valet Sable in 1997. During this storyline, Brandi began wrestling under his given name after Mero called him a jobber and said that he was "Tom Brandi", not Salvatore Sincere.

Sincere would go on to win a match against Mero by countout. After going by his real name, he participated in the 1998 Royal Rumble match, lasting a matter of seconds before being eliminated by Cactus Jack and Terry Funk. Brandi left the WWF that April, he lost to Jeff Jarrett in his last televised match on March 1998 episode of Monday Night Raw. Since leaving the WWF, Brandi has wrestled on the independent circuit under both the Brandi and Sincere names, sometimes wrestles or does autograph signings under a mask as The Patriot, although without the permission of the original Patriot, Del Wilkes. Americas Wrestling Federation AWF International Heavyweight Championship AWF World Junior Heavyweight Championship AWF World Tag Team Championship - with Ray González Big Time Wrestling BTW Heavyweight Championship Eastern Championship Wrestling ECW Tag Team Championship – with Tommy Dreamer Devastation Wrestling Federation DWF Heavyweight Championship Independent Pro Wrestling IPW Americas Championship Independent Professional Wrestling Alliance IPWA Heavyweight Championship Independent Wrestling Alliance IWA Heavyweight Championship Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship International Pro Wrestling IPW Heavyweight Championship International World Class Championship Wrestling IWCCW Tag Team Championship – with King Mike Kaluah IWCCW Television Championship International Wrestling Association IWA United States Heavyweight Championship National Championship Wrestling NCW United States Heavyweight Championship NCW Tag Team Championship - with Jimmy Snuka NWA 2000 NWA National Heavyweight Championship Pro-Wrestling WORLD-1/Premier Wrestling Federation PWF Universal Tag Team Championship – with Mike Kehner Pro Wrestling Illustrated PWI ranked him #478 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years" in 2003 Steel City Wrestling SCW Heavyweight Championship SCW Television Championship United States Championship Wrestling USCW Pacific Heavyweight Championship United States Wrestling Federation USWF Heavyweight Championship USWF Tag Team Championship – with Steve Corino Virginia Wrestling Association VWA American Championship Wrestling Independent Network WIN North American Championship World Wrestling Council WWC Television Championship Tom Brandi on IMDb

Beverly Hills, 90210

Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling under his production company Spelling Television. The series ran for ten seasons on Fox from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, is the longest-running show produced by Spelling, it is the first of six television series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and follows the lives of a group of friends living in the upscale and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California, as they transition from high school to college and into the adult world. "90210" refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes. The initial premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh experienced when they and their parents and Cindy, moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Beverly Hills, California. In addition to chronicling the characters' friendships and romantic relationships, the show addressed topical issues such as sex, date rape, animal rights, drug abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, racism, teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, AIDS.

After poor ratings during its first season, the series gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when Fox aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. Viewership increased and 90210 became one of Fox's top shows when it returned that fall; the show became a global pop culture phenomenon with its cast members Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, who became teen idols. The show is credited with creating or popularizing the teen soap genre that many other successful television shows followed in the years to come; the show had many cast changes. On February 27, 2019, it was announced that a six-episode reboot has been ordered by Fox and that the show would be titled BH90210. On May 8, 2019, it was announced that the reboot would premiere on August 2019 at 9/8c on Fox; the series begins with the introduction of the Walsh family—Jim, Cindy and Brenda—who have moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California as a result of Jim's job promotion. In the first episode and Brenda begin attending West Beverly Hills High School, where they befriend several classmates: the self-centered and promiscuous Kelly Taylor and spoiled Steve Sanders and driven Andrea Zuckerman and virtuous Donna Martin, brooding loner Dylan McKay, younger and naive students David Silver and Scott Scanlon.

The show follows the siblings as they bear witness and take part in the dramatic lives that their wealthy and privileged peers lead. Cast Notes Torand Productions was used by the production company for several seasons on the show. "Torand" is derived from the first several letters of Aaron Spelling's first and second children and Randy. Tentative titles for the show included Class of Beverly Hills; the show's episodes were issue-based until the producers decided it should become a teen soap opera. In the first season, the teenage characters were said to be in the eleventh grade, but due to the success of the show, their ages were retconned to be one year younger in the second season, making them tenth graders in the first. Jennie Garth had to audition five times for the role of Kelly Taylor and was the first to be cast on the show. Gabrielle Carteris felt, she first auditioned for Brenda because she thought that being a real-life twin would help her chances, but the producers felt that she would be better for the part of Andrea.

When Tori Spelling auditioned for the show, she used the name Tori Mitchell and auditioned for the role of Kelly Taylor, but she was recognized and was instead cast as Donna Martin. Tori Spelling brought Shannen Doherty to her father's attention after seeing Doherty's movie Heathers and being impressed with her performance. Lyman Ward was cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot but was replaced by James Eckhouse, Ward's scenes were cut and re-shot with Eckhouse. Kristin Dattilo was up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but she turned it down, she guest starred as Melissa Coolidge in an episode of the first season. Additionally, Luke Perry had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but the role went to Ian Ziering before Perry was cast as Dylan McKay. Perry's character was not an original cast member of the show, he was first featured in the show's second episode, he was intended to only appear in one story arc, for one or two episodes. Fox was reluctant to have him included as a regular, but Aaron Spelling felt differently and gave Perry a bigger role during the first two years until the network was won over.

In the first season, when Donna tries out for school D. J. she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the rest of the show, her name is Donna Martin. In addition, in the first season Donna's mother was named Nancy Martin and played by actress Jordana Capra; when she was reintroduced in season two, she was named Felice Martin and was played by actress Katherine Cannon. In the pilot episode, the role of Jackie Taylor was first played by Pamela Galloway and by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series. Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role; the departure of Shannen Doherty at the end of season 4 came after a period

Qu Bo (writer)

Qu Bo was a Chinese novelist. His name was translated as Chu Po. Qǔ, the family name, has meanings of curve and tune. Bō stands for waves, his first book Tracks in the Snowy Forest made him one of the most popular authors at the time. Born in Zaolinzhuang Village, Huang County, at the north-east coast of Shandong province, Qu Bo's early education was through a private school where he started to gain his sound knowledge of Chinese classical literature and succinct language skills, his father, Qu Chunyang and mother, Qu Liushi owned a small business of cotton dyeing, which failed when western textiles poured into China. In 1938, at the age of 15, he fought in the war against the Japanese invasion, his name was changed from his childhood name Qu Qingtao into Qu Bo by the officials of the Eighth Route Army. Qu Bo had further education at the Counter-Japanese Military and Political University in Shandong and became a journalist of an army newspaper, The Progress; the army turned into the People's Liberation Army after the Japanese surrendered, Qu Bo continued to battle in the Chinese civil war in the northeast of China, protecting the regional civilians from robbery and killings by the regional bandits and brigands.

In the army, he served as a young literacy teacher, a political commissar and a colonel. In 1946 he married Liu Bo, a head nurse of a hospital at the same army regional headquarters. During the communist regime after 1949, Qu Bo worked in the railway industry and the Ministry of Machinery until his retirement, lived in Beijing for the rest of his life. Qu Bo was an active member of the China Writers'Association, was recognised as a Chinese contemporary writer in the history of Chinese Literature, he had, never stopped his full-time industrial management jobs and only wrote books and articles during his spare time. He visited Russia and England as an author as well as industrial director, his novels were made into Beijing Opera musicals and TV shows. Qu Bo's Family: See 曲波 in Chinese Wikipedia Tracks in the Snowy Forest, People's Literature Publishing House 人民文学出版社. A thrilling tale of a small group of selected soldiers who went into the snowy mountains searching and fighting dangerous hidden bandits and brigands.

1,560,000 copies of were printed during 1957-1964 in three editions. The book was translated into English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Mongolian and Arabic. A film adaptation of the novel was made in 1960. A film adaptation titled The Taking of Tiger Mountain was released December 23, 2014. Roar of the Mountains and the Seas, China Youth Press 中国青年出版社. An adventure story and romance set in Shandong Province during the Second Sino-Japanese War; the writing was completed before the Cultural Revolution and the publication was delayed for more than 10 years. Qiao Longbiao, People's Literature Press 人民文学出版社. A tale of a patriotic hero, enlisted into the communist forces during the war against Japanese; the book was completed before the Cultural Revolution, but again the publication was delayed for more than 10 years. Stele of Rong E, Shandong People's Publishing House 山东人民出版社. A story reflecting the importance of Chinese women in the war against Japanese. About daily life in an industrial frontier, e.g.. Travel writings and features.

In the Chinese classical style. Qu Bo in Chinese Beike Baidu Tracks in the Snowy Forest in Chinese Wikipedia Qu Bo in Chinese Wikipedia Profile of Qu Bo in the dictionary of Members of the Chinese Writers' Association

Silent Treatment (The Bled album)

Silent Treatment is the third studio album from Arizona hardcore band The Bled. People who pre-ordered the album through were to receive a limited edition, green vinyl print of the album along with the cd, limited to 300. This was changed to a 2 LP press a day before the official release of the album, causing a week delay in shipping. Pre-orders were shipped out on Friday, October 4, 2007; the vinyl is translucent green. Bonus tracks "Catholic Schoolgirl Blues"Remixes "Asleep on the Frontlines" - 5:33 On the Resident Evil: Extinction Soundtrack The track "Starving Artiste" was featured on the Tony Hawk's Proving Ground soundtrack. James Munoz - vocals Ross Ott - guitar Michael Pedicone - drums Darren Simoes - bass Jeremy Talley - guitar Morning Breath Inc. - art direction, design 2 FAKE - 3D rendering Chris Phelps - photography

Glottiphyllum fergusoniae

Glottiphyllum fergusoniae is a species of succulent plant, of the family Aizoaceae. It is indigenous to the western part of the Little Karoo, in South Africa; the leaves are decussate slender and tapering to a point. They are covered in a pale waxy covering that gives the leaves a slight grey colour; the seed capsule is held close to the plant, has valves with awns, after it has dried out and released its seeds, it remains persistent on the plant, for many years. This species occurs in the western part of South Africa, it is found around the towns of Barrydale and Montagu. Here it grows exposed, in rocky habitats in crevices. Glottiphyllum depressum, which co-occurs with it in the same areas, is found only on shadier, more sheltered spots, growing in deeper soils. A third species, Glottiphyllum suave occurs just to the north of its range in the western Little Karoo, has a pale waxy covering to its leaves, favours exposed positions