Clueless (TV series)
Clueless is an American teen sitcom based on the 1995 teen film of the same name. The series premiered on ABC on September 20, 1996, as a part of the TGIF lineup during its first season; the show spent its last two seasons on UPN ending on May 25, 1999. Clueless is a teen comedy that follows the adventures of Cher Horowitz, a California girl who attends Bronson Alcott High. Cher and her friends navigate the ups and downs of high school life as they face struggles with relationships and social status. Rachel Blanchard as Cher Horowitz Stacey Dash as Dionne "Dee" Davenport Elisa Donovan as Amber Mariens Donald Faison as Murray Duvall Sean Holland as Sean Holiday David Lascher as Josh Wallace Shawn as Mr. Alphonse Hall Twink Caplan as Mrs. Geist-Hall Michael Lerner as Mel Horowitz Doug Sheehan as Mel Horowitz Alicia Silverstone was unable to reprise her role from the film due to a development deal she signed with Columbia-TriStar at the time. Danny Strong as Marshall Gasner Julie Brown as Coach Millie Deemer Lamont Bentley as Hakeem Campbell Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman Shar Jackson as Niecy Jackson Breckin Meyer as Harrison Brittany Murphy as Jasmine Paul Rudd as SonnySpecial guest stars included actors from the original film as well as actors from other television programs that appeared in crossover episodes like Melissa Joan Hart from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Lamont Bentley and Shar Jackson from Moesha.
Other guest stars included in the main article: List of Clueless characters. Though the television program is based on the film, director Amy Heckerling intended it to be a TV show for Fox, it was picked up by Paramount as a film which led to the spin-off series. Rachel Blanchard played the role of Cher, originated by Alicia Silverstone in the film. Stacey Dash, Donald Faison, Elisa Donovan, Wallace Shawn, Twink Caplan all reprised their film roles for the television series. Sean Holland, who appeared as Lawrence in the film, portrayed the new character Sean Holiday in the TV series; the program aired on ABC from 1996 to 1997 and with a network change on UPN from 1997 to 1999. The theme song for the TV series, "Ordinary Girl", was written by Charlotte Caffey and Anna Waronker, was performed by China Forbes. There are several notable inconsistencies in both characters and storylines between the Clueless film and the subsequent television series. In addition to Rachel Blanchard as Cher, two other major roles were recast for the television series.
The role of Cher's father Mel, the part Dan Hedaya originated in the film, was portrayed by Michael Lerner and was again recast with Doug Sheehan by the beginning of the show's second season on the air. At this time, Mel had grown more mellow and humane than the character Hedaya had originated. David Lascher took over the role of Josh from Paul Rudd in the television series, the idea of having the character serve as a romantic interest for Cher was non-existent in the TV version of the plot, while it was a major plot in the original film. By the time the show moved to UPN, Josh was written out of the series entirely. Mr. Hall and Ms. Geist received this same fate and were gone from the show by the time it switched networks. Julie Brown's character in the original film was Coach Millie Stoeger, but in the television series, her character's name was changed to Coach Millie Diemer. In addition, Sean Holland, who only had a minor role in the film as Murray's friend Lawrence, was playing a new character named Sean Holiday.
Regardless, Holland's character had more exposure on the television series than the character of Tai Frasier, who only appeared in three episodes of the show, despite being one of the main characters in the film. The character of Christian, played by Justin Walker, was not included in the television series at all. Amy Heckerling, who wrote and directed the film wrote and directed several episodes of the show's first season, but did not remain on board with the series full-time. Although they did not reprise their original roles of Josh and Tai, actors Paul Rudd, Breckin Meyer and Brittany Murphy all made guest appearances in one episode each on the series as new characters: Meyer portrayed Harrison in the episode "Do We with Bad Haircuts Not Feel?", Rudd portrayed the character of Sonny in the episode "I Got You Babe" and Murphy played the character Jasmine in the episode "Driving Me Crazy". The band Luscious Jackson, who performed the dance song "Here" for the Clueless movie soundtrack guest starred on the series in the episode "Sharing Cher" in order to perform their song "Naked Eye."
A few of the show's first-season episodes were broadcast out of order. The first episode to be broadcast was "As If a Girl's Reach Should Exceed Her Grasp" on September 20, 1996; the actual pilot episode, "Don't Stand So Close to Me," aired on November 1, 1996. After the series was canceled by ABC, the reruns of the episodes proved to be ratings winners for ABC. However, it was too late for ABC to get the series back, they prevented UPN from broadcasting the series until their contract ran out in late September. Clueless finished #46 in the ratings with 13.3 million viewers. Only Sabrina the Teenage Witch had higher ratings for Friday; the star of Sabrina, Melissa Joan Hart, was considered for the part of C
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 five 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. 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 revival has been ordered by Fox and that the show would be titled 90210; 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 Originally pitched as Beverly Hills High to Fox Chairman Peter Chernin, the show was chosen over a TV adaptation of the 1988 movie Heathers. 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 series was produced in Van Nuys, Los An
In Enemy Hands (film)
In Enemy Hands is a World War II submarine film released in 2004, starring William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, Scott Caan and Lauren Holly; the film begins with old footage in World War II with a narrator explaining that Germany produced hundreds of U-boats to control the Atlantic. In 1942, groups of U-boats known as "wolfpacks" sink over 1,000 Allied ships; the Germans began winning the war and if they continue destroying the Allies, Europe will fall. In 1943, Roosevelt and Churchill declared. With new technology and the United States committed to the war, the Allies begin destroying the U-boats, bringing a rapid end to the wolfpacks. In June 1943, Lt. Cmdr. Randall Sullivan talks about his upcoming mission with Admiral Kentz. Kentz asks about Sullivan's COB Nathan Travers and says he's a good man and Sullivan could learn something from him and bids Sullivan farewell. Meanwhile, Travers prepares to leave home. Two months Travers is on board the fictional USS Swordfish, captained by Sullivan where they do constant drill exercises.
Meanwhile, the fictional U-429, captained by Jonas survive and destroy an American destroyer and after playing chess with his watch officer Ludwig Cremer, Jonas receives a message from home that Hamburg got bombed, where his daughter's school was destroyed and there were no survivors, implying that she died. On the Swordfish, XO Teddy Goodman becomes sick with a rash on his stomach, which the doctor believes is meningitis, a contagious disease that can be fatal in some cases. Unknown to the crew, Sullivan has a rash on his arm, showing that he's contracted meningitis as well. Radio operator Virgil Wright hears music played by Glenn Miller from a nearby U-boat and Sullivan prepares the crew to attack, they manage to destroy the U-boat but Goodman dies from his sickness. A torpedo from the U-boat hits damages the Swordfish, killing most of the crew. Travers and six other crew members: Wright, Abers, Ox, Miller and Romano abandon ship and are taken prisoner by U-429. They're split up in two groups: Travers, Ox, Cooper and Miller in the bow and Sullivan, Wright and Romano in the stern.
Wright nurses Sullivan and discovers his rash, where Abers recognizes it as meningitis and the group realizes that if the Germans don't kill them, the disease will. Days when the Germans prepare to attack an American destroyer, the fictional USS Logan and his group break free and stop the launch; the Logan attacks U-429 with depth charges that makes Sullivan's group break free too, where Sullivan gets killed in the process. Meanwhile, the meningitis kills half the German crew, including Romano. On, Travers has an hallucination of Rachel, who reminds him of his promise to come home. With no other choice, Jonas decides to have Travers' men work with his crew in order to save them all by going to the US coast and be taken into custody; as both crews reluctantly work together, Jonas explains to Travers that he saved Travers' men because it was protocol to capture only the captain and COB of an enemy ship. He saved all of them because he's grown tired of the war and felt strong for himself for saving lives instead of taking them.
Jonas says if they come across either enemy, they must guarantee. During their travel to the US coast, U-429 disillusioned quartermaster Klause and two other members Bauer and Christophe commit mutiny. Abers and Wright subdue Christophe, who makes a distress call to other U-boats, engineer Hans knocks out Bauer to save Ox. Klause unsuccessfully uses a torpedo to blow up the boat and stabs Jonas in the back until Travers snaps his neck, killing him. With his dying breath, Jonas gives command of the boat to Cremer; the crew decides to make contact with Logan but they're attacked by U-1221, another U-boat that responded to the distress call. Enduring heavy damage as they evade every torpedo attack, the crew uses the last torpedo to destroy U-1221, but it doesn't detonate. Logan destroys U-1221 with its cannons; when Travers makes contact with Logan, Captain Littleton orders Travers to take the Enigma. Travers falsifies that they're sinking and disconnects with Logan, keeping his promise to Cremer to never let the U-429 be captured.
The crew are rescued by Logan. Returning home, Travers argues with Kentz about the Germans saving their lives. Kentz says the Germans are still the enemy but he'll do his best to have them taken care of. Travers and Rachel are reunited and they go visit Cremer in a POW compound, where Rachel thanks Cremer for saving her husband's life. Travers gives him cigarettes and tells Cremer it's good to see him as Travers leaves and Cremer watches on. William H. Macy as COB Nathan Travers Til Schweiger as Kapitän zur See Jonas Herdt Scott Caan as Lieutenant-Commander Randall Sullivan Thomas Kretschmann as Oberleutnant zur See Ludwig Cremer Lauren Holly as Rachel Travers Clark Gregg as Lieutenant Teddy Goodman Carmine Giovinazzo as Cooper Sam Huntington as Virgil Wright Jeremy Sisto as Abers Ian Somerholder as Miller Branden Morgan as Romano Patrick Gallagher as Ox Chris Ellis as Captain Samuel Littleton Rene Heger as Klause Sven-Ole Thorsen as Hans When the film was shown on Albanian television, it was given a title that translates as Underwater Prison in English, had similar titles in some other countries' TV schedules U-429: Underwater Prison in Armenia.
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Dante's Cove is an American LGBT-oriented supernatural soap opera which aired on here! from October 7, 2005 through December 21, 2007. Created by Michael Costanza and directed by Sam Irvin, the series combines elements of the horror and soap opera genres in telling the story of Kevin and Toby, a young couple seeking to be together and to overcome the dark mystical forces that conspire to separate them; the show debuted to a mixed critical reception. Although an announcement was made regarding a fourth season, no fourth season was produced. Young couple Kevin and Toby arrive in Dante's Cove, home to a sect dedicated to the supernatural religion Tresum. By freeing the charismatic Ambrosius from his magical imprisonment, Kevin reignites a rivalry between Ambrosius and the Tresum Avatar Grace that has simmered for over 150 years. Ambrosius's obsession with claiming Kevin and Grace's own obsession with avenging herself on Ambrosius threaten to tear Kevin and Toby apart forever, with unforeseen collateral damage.
Tresum is a supernatural religion within the Dante's Cove universe, similar in all things but name to traditional witchcraft. It's overseen by a council of unknown composition which acts through envoys, although there are rogue practitioners, like those of Dante's Cove, who don't abide by the council's rule. Tresum practitioners are shown to be able to control minds and kill with a glance. All practitioners of Tresum are divided into two houses: Moon, related to water and female energy, Sun related to fire and male energy, each having a book unreadable to non-initiates in which its knowledge is kept. A third house, Sky, is stated to combine both houses, with a book merging the knowledge of both. A fourth house, Shadows, is revealed as a major threat in season three, having been imprisoned by the other houses. Within the mythology of Dante's Cove, Saint is an entheogenic drug local to the Dante's Cove area, obtained from a plant. In non-practitioners it produces a euphoric high, sometimes accompanied by a prophetic trance.
For Tresum practitioners, it induces visions of the past and future and enhances their magical abilities. The first season was shot in the Turks and Caicos Islands on 35 mm film. Intended to be three episodes, the footage was re-edited and packaged as an 84-minute first episode and a 106-minute second episode; these aired in the fall of 2005. The second season was shot on the north side of Oahu in Hawaii in the spring of 2006. Shooting took place near the filming location of Lost; the change in locale and obvious change in sets was for the most part ignored within the series, though actress Tracy Scoggins was given a line about "what a fresh coat of paint can do." Behind the scenes, the change led to shifts in the shooting schedule, notably changes in the number of night scenes filmed because of curfew issues and restrictions imposed. The season was shot on high definition videotape, it was intended to be six one-hour episodes, but episodes five and six were condensed into a single one. The season aired in the fall of 2006.
A third season of five one-hour episodes, again filmed in Hawaii, aired in the fall of 2007. Dante's Cove takes place in the same fictional universe as another here! original production, the vampire series The Lair. Characters from The Lair refer to Saint as "the new drug all the kids are doing," being banished by an "Avatar" and covens of witches centered around a spring; these are all components of Tresum, although Tresum has not been mentioned within the series. Dylan Vox plays a character named Colin in The Lair and in three episodes in season 2 of Dante's Cove. Dialogue in The Lair indicates that his character from that series has been a vampire for a long time centuries. Director Sam Irvin and Charlie David refer to the Cove's sex club as "The Lair" and call the series The Lair "sort of like a spin-off." According to The Lair's Peter Stickles, The Lair was intended to be a direct spin-off of Dante's Cove and was entitled "Dante's Lair". Early in production the name was changed but the show was intended to be set in the town of Dante's Cove, but the connection was dropped.
The Lair's David Moretti reported on The Lair podcast that he would appear as his Lair character Thom in season three of Dante's Cove, running the island's sex club in Colin's absence, but did not elaborate on how that will come about. Moretti appeared in the third episode, "Sexual Healing", the fourth episode, "Like a Virgin", the Cove's sex club was identified by name as "The Lair". Whether this establishes that the two series are indeed set in the same location remains unclear. Thom appears in the second season of The Lair, unaffiliated with the club, he begins season three living in The Lair as the lover of the club's leader Damian. Formal reviews for Dante's Cove have been light and the series has failed to attract enough reviewers at Rotten Tomatoes to date to garner a rating. One outlet that has reviewed each of the complete seasons is the lesbian-themed website AfterEllen.com. Season one was deemed "campy, mysterious, a bit silly" with the reviewer noting the series' apparent debt to such earlier fare as Dark Shadows and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
These sentiments were echoed by the gay-interest Instinct magazine, which called the series a "guilty pleasure TV hit...with...camp goodness and sexy soap appeal." In looking at season two, AfterEllen's reviewer noted the improved acting and production values and expressed appreciation of the central position of the lesbian characters and storyline. Thea Gill in particular has been single
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Wolves of Wall Street
Wolves of Wall Street is a 2002 film directed by David DeCoteau. It came 73 years after the original The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Rowland V. Lee and premièring in 1929. On the advice of a bartender familiar with the Wall Street crowd, Jeff Allen applies to the Wolfe Brothers brokerage firm in New York City for his dream job as a stock broker. What he does not know is that the brokers are werewolves, he is bitten, thus he "joins the pack", he is forced to abandon his love and values for cunning and instinct during which time he cheats on his girlfriend and brutally kills and eats various humans. After a change of heart, he finds. Jeff goes to Annabella's friend's birthday party, a drunk tries hitting on Annabella. Jeff rips a piece out of the neck of the drunk and chases his girlfriend back to her apartment and bites her, transforming her into a werewolf too. Annabella had given him a silver pen when he first started as an intern at the Wolfe Brothers firm, he goes back to the headquarters and he tries to quit, but his mentor, Dyson Keller, refuses to let him go.
Jeff leaves anyway. They force him to return to headquarters, he stabs the person he thought was the alpha but he was wrong, a fight ensues during which him and his girlfriend kill all of the werewolves, they start walking away; the alpha who they thought they had killed, opens his eyes a split second before the end of the film, showing that they were not successful. William Gregory Lee as Jeff Allen Elisa Donovan as Annabella Morris Michael Bergin as Vince Jason-Shane Scott as Meeks Bradley Stryker as Kennison Louise Lasser as the Landlady Eric Roberts as Dyson Keller Wolves of Wall Street on IMDb Wolves of Wall Street at AllMovie Wolves of Wall Street at Rotten Tomatoes Wolves of Wall Street on YouTube