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Darkman

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Darkman

Darkman is a 1990 American superhero film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is based on a short story Raimi wrote that paid homage to Universal's horror films of the 1930s. The film stars Liam Neeson as Peyton Westlake, a scientist who is attacked and left for dead by a ruthless mobster, Robert Durant (Larry Drake), after his girlfriend, an attorney (Frances McDormand), runs afoul of a corrupt developer (Colin Friels). Unable to secure the rights to either The Shadow or Batman, Raimi decided to create his own superhero and struck a deal with Universal Studios to make his first Hollywood studio film. It was produced by Robert Tapert, and was written by Raimi, his brother Ivan Raimi and Chuck Pfarrer. The design and creation of the makeup effects required to turn Liam Neeson into Darkman were the handiwork of makeup effects artist Tony Gardner, who also cameos in the film as the Lizard Man in the carnival Freak Show sequence. Neeson's first action film, Darkman was generally well received by critics an

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Bend It Like Beckham

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Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 British family romantic comedy sports film produced, written and directed by Gurinder Chadha, and starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi. The film's title refers to the football player David Beckham, and his skill at scoring from free kicks by curling the ball past a wall of defenders. It follows the 18-year-old daughter of Punjabi Sikhs in London. She is infatuated with football but her parents have forbidden her to play because she is a girl. She joins a local women's team, which makes its way to the top of the league. Bend It Like Beckham was released theatrically on 12 April 2002 by Redbus Film Distribution, and on DVD and VHS on 18 November 2002 by Warner Home Video. The film surprised critics and was met with mostly positive reviews. It earned over $76 million on a $6 million budget. A stage musical version opened at London's Phoenix Theatre on 24 June 2015.[3] Plot Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra is the 1

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Dirty God

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Dirty God

Dirty God is a British film directed and co-written by Sacha Polak. It is Polak's English language debut, and also marks the feature film debut of actress Vicky Knight. The film is about a young mother who uses her beauty as her social currency who is forced to reconstruct her life after an acid attack leaves her with facial scars. Actress Vicky Knight was chosen to play the lead role, as she is an actual burn survivor.[1] It was selected to be screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on 26 January 2019.[2][3] References DALTON, BEN. "First look at Sacha Polak's acid attack drama 'Dirty God' (exclusive)". Retrieved 9 September 2018. "Sundance Unveils Politics-Heavy Lineup Featuring Ocasio-Cortez Doc, Feinstein Drama". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 28, 2018. https://www.sundance.org/projects/dirty-god External links Dirty God on IMDb

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The English Patient (film)

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The English Patient (film)

The English Patient is a 1996 American romantic war drama film directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film tells the story of four people who find themselves in an abandoned villa in northern Italy in the last months of World War II. The eponymous protagonist, a man burned beyond recognition who speaks with an English accent, tells his story to the young nurse caring for him in a series of flashbacks, revealing his true identity and the love affair he was involved in before the war. The film was released to critical acclaim, and received 12 nominations at the 69th Academy Awards, winning nine, including Best Picture, Best Director for Minghella, and Best Supporting Actress for Juliette Binoche. Ralph Fiennes, playing the titular character, and Kristin Scott Thomas were Oscar-nominated for their performances. The film also won five BAFTA Awards and two Golden Globes. The British Film Institute ranked The Englis

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Everything That Makes You

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Everything That Makes You

Everything That Makes You is an American Young Adult novel by Moriah McStay. The novel was published in 2015 by Katherine Tegan Books. Set in Memphis the novel is a split narrative that combines the story of teenager Fiona Doyle with one narrative focusing on Fiona, a teenager who was burned as a child by the hot oil from a popcorn machine and sustained severe facial scars, and the other focusing on "Fi", the version of Fiona who was unscarred by the accident. McStay, who is blind in one eye, decided to write the book based on her own experiences wondering what her life would have been like if she had full sight. Plot Fiona Doyle is a teenager who is extremely self-conscious about her severe facial scarring, caused by oil burns from a popcorn machine. She has a crush on Trent, one of her classmates, but realizes that he will never be attracted to her because of her scars. To her surprise her friend David asks her out and Fiona begins dating him though she is not particularly attracted to him. Instead she

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The English Patient

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The English Patient

The English Patient is a 1992 novel by Michael Ondaatje. The book follows four dissimilar people brought together at an Italian villa during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The four main characters are: an unrecognisably burned man — the eponymous patient, presumed to be English; his Canadian Army nurse, a Sikh British Army sapper, and a Canadian thief. The story occurs during the North African Campaign and centres on the incremental revelations of the patient's actions prior to his injuries, and the emotional effects of these revelations on the other characters. The book won the 1992 Booker Prize, the 2018 Golden Man Booker, and the Governor General's Award. Plot synopsis Villa San Girolamo in Fiesole (Florence) The novel's historical backdrop is the North African/Italian Campaigns of World War II. The story is told out of sequence, moving back and forth between the severely burned "English" patient's memories from before his accident and current events at the bomb-damaged Villa San Girolamo (in F

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Queen Sugar (novel)

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Queen Sugar (novel)

Queen Sugar is the debut novel of Natalie Baszile, published by Penguin in 2014. Set in contemporary Louisiana it tells the story of Charley Bordelon, an African-American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm. Baszile, a graduate of UCLA with a M.A. in Afro-American Studies and a MFA in Writing from Warren Wilson College started writing her African-American-themed tale of endurance and hope in the American South in the early 1990s, and the text was only ready ten years later.[1] She first presented the manuscript to publishers in 2009 but without any success. After revising the book for another two years, she resubmitted the text, with one agent agreeing to represent her. Baszile took part in a women writer's retreat in Hedgebrook. A friend of hers who was also at the retreat, the novelist Sarah Manyika, suggested that she read part of a chapter from Queen Sugar to fellow residents. Leigh Haber, Oprah magazine's book editor was attending and loved the novel and passed it to people at Harpo becaus

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Krampus: The Reckoning

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Krampus: The Reckoning

Krampus: The Reckoning (also known as The Hunted) is a 2015 horror film written and directed by Robert Conway, and co-written by Owen Conway. Released direct-to-video,[1][2] the film stars Monica Engesser as a child psychologist who is attempting to unravel the link between a mysterious young girl (Amelia Haberman) and the mythological creature known as Krampus (William Connor).[3][4][5] Plot One Christmas, a woman tells her granddaughter, Zoe Weaver, about Krampus. Zoe is placed in foster care after the death of her parents, and is eventually adopted by an abusive couple, who she kills using homemade, Voodoo doll-like effigies that can bring forth Krampus. While at a hospital, Zoe is interviewed by a child psychologist named Rachel Stewart, and uses her dolls to summon Krampus to murder a pedophilic orderly, as well as the negligent, alcoholic father of a fellow patient named Ashley. Rachel looks into Zoe's past, and discovers that one of Zoe's previous foster fathers died under mysterious circumstances,

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Me and You and Everyone We Know

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Me and You and Everyone We Know

Me and You and Everyone We Know is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Miranda July. She also acts in the starring role, opposite John Hawkes. The film was the first major studio production for July, who had been known previously for her self-produced short films and performance art. Plot The structure of the film consists of several subplots which all revolve around an intertwined cast of characters. The film begins by introducing Richard (John Hawkes), a shoe salesman and recently separated father of two. After being thrown out by his wife Pam (JoNell Kennedy), he gets an apartment of his own to share with his children, Peter (Miles Thompson) and Robby (Brandon Ratcliff). He meets Christine (Miranda July), a senior-cab driver and amateur video artist, while she takes her client to shop for shoes, and the two develop a fledgling romantic relationship. Robby, six years old, and his 14-year-old brother, Peter, have a joint online chat which he later depicts in another chat se

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Homegoing (Gyasi novel)

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Homegoing (Gyasi novel)

Homegoing is the debut historical fiction novel by Yaa Gyasi, published in 2016. Each chapter in the novel follows a different descendant of an Asante woman named Maame, starting with her two daughters, who are half sisters, separated by circumstance: Effia marries James Collins, the British governor in charge of Cape Coast Castle, while her half-sister Esi is held captive in the dungeons below. Subsequent chapters follow their children and following generations. The novel was selected in 2016 for the National Book Foundation's "5 under 35" award, the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Award for best first book, and was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize in 2017. It received the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for 2017. Plot Effia's line Effia is raised by her mother, Baaba, who is cruel to her. Nevertheless she works hard to please her mother. Known as a beauty, Effia is intended to be married to the future chief of her village, but when her mother tells her to hide her menstrual cycle, rumours

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is the 2017 debut novel of Gail Honeyman,[1] and the winner of the 2017 Costa Debut Novel Award. The novel focuses on 29 year old Eleanor Oliphant, a social misfit who becomes enamoured of a singer she sees performing named Johnnie Lomond who she believes she is destined to be with. It deals with themes of isolation and loneliness. Plot Eleanor Oliphant, the novel's protagonist and narrator, lives in Glasgow and works as a finance clerk for a graphic design company. She is 29 at the novel's outset. She is academically intelligent, with a degree in Classics and high standards of literacy, and every day she completes the Daily Telegraph crossword during her lunch break. However, she is socially awkward and leads a solitary lifestyle. She has no friends or social contacts, and regularly spends every weekend consuming two bottles of vodka. She takes no interest in her appearance, and has not had her hair cut since she was 13. She does not consider that she has a problem. She

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Washington Black

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Washington Black

Washington Black is the third novel by Canadian author Esi Edugyan. The novel was published in 2018 by HarperCollins in Canada and by Knopf Publishers internationally.[1] A bildungsroman,[2] the story follows the early life of George Washington "Wash" Black, chronicling his escape from slavery and his subsequent adventures. The novel won the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize,[3] and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Summary George Washington "Wash" Black is born into slavery on the Faith Plantation in Barbados. He is raised by Big Kit, another slave, who was born in Dahomey and remembers a life before slavery. When Wash is eleven the owner of the plantation dies and the plantation is turned over to his nephew, the extraordinarily cruel Erasmus Wilde. Wash's life continues on much as it did before, with back breaking labour in the fields, until he and Big Kit are called to serve in the main house. There he meets Wilde's younger brother, Christopher "Titch" Wilde, a

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Sandor Clegane

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Sandor Clegane

Sandor Clegane, nicknamed The Hound, is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. Clegane is portrayed by Scottish actor Rory McCann in the HBO television adaptation.[1] Introduced in 1996's A Game of Thrones, Sandor is the estranged younger brother of Ser Gregor Clegane, from the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Sandor serves as King Joffrey Baratheon's personal bodyguard. He subsequently appeared in Martin's A Clash of Kings (1998), A Storm of Swords (2000), and A Feast for Crows (2005). Sandor is not a point of view character in the novels, so his actions are witnessed mainly through the eyes of Sansa Stark and Arya Stark, with some narrations from other characters such as Ned Stark, Tyrion Lannister, and Brienne of Tarth.[2] Character description Sandor Clegane, known as The Hound, is the younger brother of Gregor Clegane, and is a retainer to House Lannister. He is regarded as

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Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is A Game of Thrones. The show was filmed in Belfast and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Malta, Morocco, Spain, and the United States.[1] The series premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011, and concluded on May 19, 2019, with 73 episodes broadcast over eight seasons. Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plots and a large ensemble cast, and follows several story arcs. One arc is about the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, and follows a web of alliances and conflicts among the noble dynasties either vying to claim the throne or fighting for independence from it. Another focuses on the last descendant of the realm's deposed ruling dynasty, who has been exiled and is plotting a return to the throne, w

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A Song of Ice and Fire

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A Song of Ice and Fire

A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. Martin. He began the first volume of the series, A Game of Thrones, in 1991, and it was published in 1996. Martin, who initially envisioned the series as a trilogy, has published five out of a planned seven volumes. The fifth and most recent volume of the series published in 2011, A Dance with Dragons, took Martin six years to write. He is currently writing the sixth novel, The Winds of Winter. A Song of Ice and Fire takes place on the fictional continents Westeros and Essos. The point of view of each chapter in the story is a limited perspective of a range of characters growing from nine, in the first novel, to 31 characters by the fifth novel. Three main stories interweave: a dynastic war among several families for control of Westeros, the rising threat of the supernatural Others in the northernmost reaches of Westeros, and the ambition of Daenerys Targaryen, the deposed king's exiled daughter,

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Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.[1] Jane Eyre follows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the brooding master of Thornfield Hall.[2] The novel revolutionised prose fiction by being the first to focus on its protagonist's moral and spiritual development through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are coloured by a psychological intensity. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of the private consciousness", and the literary ancestor of writers like Proust and Joyce.[3] The book contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core, and is considered by many to be ahead of its time becau

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