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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Kathy_HochulKathy Hochul - Wikipedia

    Kathleen Courtney Hochul ( / ˈhoʊkəl / HOH-kəl; born August 27, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 57th and current governor of New York since August 24, 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, she is New York's first female governor and the first governor from upstate New York since the 1930s.

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Dump_monthsDump months - Wikipedia

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    The term "dump months" comes from the belief that studios use the time periods in question as a "dumping ground" for movies they are contractually obligated to release but believe to have limited commercial prospects at best. "The big studios would never in a million years use this phrase", Dade Hayes, coauthor of Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Offic...

    While both dump-month periods immediately follow periods of greater movie attendance when event movies expected to be critical and/or commercial successes are released,and periods of greater consumer spending generally there are also reasons specific to both periods that further dampen movie attendance to limit the expected box office returns to th...

    The dump months' obstacles are reflected in their box office totals, particularly the success of movies opening during those months. January's strongest domestic opening weekend ever was the $90 million American Sniper took in when it went into wide release on Martin Luther King Day weekend in 2015. The best opening weekend for a movie seeing scree...

    According to Burr, from the earliest days of the studio system major releases had largely followed the same calendar modern audiences would recognize, clustered during spring, summer, and the end-of-year holidays. "Yet January was still in the mix," he observes. "Silent-era Charlie Chaplin hits like The Kid (1921) and The Circus (1928), the Garbo/J...

    Some observers have suggested that studios and distributors' insistence on seasonal patterns of release is counterproductive. In a 2015 New Yorker article, James Surowieckisuggested that the lack of moveigoers' interest during the dump months may result from audiences' lowered expectations rather than any external factors: "[I]f you release blockbu...

    Critics and movie fans have observed that studios and other distributors have leaned on particular types of movies, or particular genres, to get them through the dump months. Some of them overlap: 1. "Mediocre comedies", as Scott Meslow of The Atlantic puts it, referring to films like Tooth Fairy, Bride Wars and Hotel for Dogs, all of which had tep...

    Some movie critics have called on the studios to change their release schedules and improve the quality of new films during the dump months. Paul Shirey of JoBlo.comcalls on the studios start releasing better films then. "Rather than saving them to win statues, why not put them out to reap some box office and fill an otherwise dead month with somet...

    Until 2010, the Chinese film industry also experienced sluggish domestic ticket sales during January and February, when that country celebrates the traditional New Year, or today the Spring Festival. That year, James Cameron's Avatar earned US$16 million in one week during that period, leading Chinese filmmakers to reconsider whether audiences were...

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    • The Bill Dana Show
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    Adams was born in Manhattan, son of William Yarmy and his wife Consuelo. Adams and his brother Richard (who later became an actor, known as Dick Yarmy) were each raised in the religion of one parent: Don in the Catholic faith of their mother, and Dick in the Jewish faith of their father. Dropping out of New York City’s DeWitt Clinton High School (c...

    Adams’ work on television began in 1954 when he won on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts with a stand-up comedy act written by boyhood friend Bill Dana. In the late 1950s, he made eleven appearances on The Steve Allen Show where Dana was part of the writing team. During the 1961–1963 television seasons, he was a regular on NBC’s The Perry Como Show as...

    Creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, prompted by producers Daniel Melnick and David Susskind, wrote Get Smart as the comedic answer to the successful 1960s spy television dramas such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Avengers, I Spy and others. They were asked to write a spoof that combined elements from two of the most popular film series at the time...

    Following this, Adams then wanted to move on to other projects. His efforts after Get Smart were less successful, including the comedy series The Partners (1971–72), a game show called Don Adams’ Screen Test (1975–76), and three attempts to revive the Get Smart series in the 1980s.[citation needed] His movie The Nude Bomb (1980) was unsuccessful at...

    Don Adams’ Screen Test is a syndicated game show which lasted 26 episodes during the 1975–76 season. The show was done in two 15-minute segments, in each of which a randomly selected audience member would ‘act’ to re-create a scene from a Hollywood movie as accurately as possible. Such moments as the bar scene from The Lost Weekend, the duel scene ...

    Adams resurrected the Maxwell Smart character for a series of television commercials for Savemart, a retail chain that sold audio and video equipment. He also did a series of audio/radio commercials in the 1980s for Chief Auto Parts, a retail automobile parts establishment later sold to AutoZone. He also appeared in the film Jimmy the Kid (1982) an...

    Adams was married three times, to Adelaide Efantis Adams, Dorothy Bracken Adams, and Judy Luciano, and all three marriages ended in divorce. His brother Richard Paul Yarmy, also known as Dick Yarmy (February 14, 1932 – May 5, 1992), was an actor. His sister Gloria Yarmy Burton was a writer. He had seven children: Carolyn, Christine, Cathy, Cecily, ...

    Adams died on September 25, 2005, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He suffered from lymphoma and a lung infection. Before his death, Adams had joked about not wanting a mournful funeral, preferring, he said, to have his friends get together “and bring me back to life.” Among his eulogists were his decades-long friends Barb...

  3. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Sam_PeckkinpahSam Peckinpah - Wikipedia

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    The Peckinpahs originated from the Frisian Islands in the northwest of Europe. Both sides of Peckinpah's family migrated to the American West by covered wagon in the mid-19th century. Peckinpah and several relatives often claimed Native American ancestry, but this has been denied by surviving family members. Peckinpah's great-grandfather, Rice Peck...

    David Samuel Peckinpah was born February 21, 1925, to David Edward and Fern Louise (née Church) Peckinpah in Fresno, California, where he attended both grammar school and high school. He spent much time skipping classes with his brother to engage in cowboy activities on their grandfather Denver Church's ranch, including trapping, branding, and shoo...

    On the recommendation of Don Siegel, Peckinpah established himself during the late 1950s as a scriptwriter of western series of the era, selling scripts to Gunsmoke, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Rifleman, Broken Arrow, Klondike, and Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre. He wrote one episode "The Town" (December 13, 1957) for the CBS series, Trackdown, st...

    The Deadly Companions

    After cancellation of The Westerner, Brian Keith was cast as the male lead in the 1961 Western film The Deadly Companions. He suggested Peckinpah as director and the project's producer Charles B. Fitzsimons accepted the idea. By most accounts, the low-budget film shot on location in Arizona was a learning process for Peckinpah, who feuded with Fitzsimons (brother of the film's star Maureen O'Hara) over the screenplay and staging of the scenes. Reportedly, Fitzsimons refused to allow Peckinpah...

    Ride the High Country

    His second film, Ride the High Country (1962), was based on the screenplay Guns in the Afternoon written by N.B. Stone, Jr. Producer Richard Lyons admired Peckinpah's work on The Westerner and offered him the directing job. Peckinpah did an extensive rewrite of the screenplay, including personal references from his own childhood growing up on Denver Church's ranch, and even naming one of the mining towns "Coarsegold." He based the character of Steve Judd, a once-famous lawman fallen on hard t...

    Major Dundee

    Peckinpah's next film, Major Dundee (1965), was the first of Peckinpah's many unfortunate experiences with the major studios that financed his productions. Based on a screenplay by Harry Julian Fink, the film was to star Charlton Heston. Peckinpah was hired as director after Heston viewed producer Jerry Bresler's private screening of Ride the High Country. Heston liked the film and called Peckinpah, saying, "I'd like to work with you." The sprawling screenplay told the story of Union cavalry...

    The Wild Bunch

    The surprising success of Noon Wine laid the groundwork for one of the most explosive comebacks in film history. In 1967, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts producers Kenneth Hyman and Phil Feldman were interested in having Peckinpah rewrite and direct an adventure film, The Diamond Story. An alternative screenplay written by Roy Sickner and Walon Green was the western The Wild Bunch. At the time, William Goldman's screenplay Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had recently been purchased by 20th Century...

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    Defying audience expectations, as he often did, Peckinpah immediately followed The Wild Bunch with the elegiac, funny and mostly non-violent 1970 Western The Ballad of Cable Hogue. Using many of the same cast (L. Q. Jones, Strother Martin) and crew members of The Wild Bunch, the film covered three years in the life of small-time entrepreneur Cable Hogue (Jason Robards) who decides to make his living by remaining in the desert after having miraculously discovered water when he had been abandon...

    Straw Dogs

    His alienation from Warner Brothers once again left him with a limited number of directing jobs. Peckinpah traveled to England to direct Straw Dogs (1971), one of his darkest and most psychologically disturbing films. Produced by Daniel Melnick, who had previously worked with Peckinpah on Noon Wine, the film's screenplay was based on the novel The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon Williams. It starred Dustin Hoffman as David Sumner, a timid American mathematician who leaves the chaos of coll...

    The year 1973 marked the beginning of the most difficult period of Peckinpah's life and career. While still filming The Getaway in El Paso, Texas, Peckinpah sneaked across the border into Juarez in April 1972 and married Joie Gould. He had met Gould in England while filming Straw Dogs, and she had since been his companion and a part-time crew membe...

    Peckinpah has been the subject of four documentaries; the BBC production Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron (1992), directed by Paul Joyce; Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (1994); The...
    Over a 4-year period German film maker Mike Siegel produced and directed Passion & Poetry – The Ballad of Sam Peckinpaha two-hour long film about Sam Peckinpah which includes rare Peckinpah intervi...
    John Belushi portrayed Peckinpah as a deranged lunatic who directs his first romantic comedy by beating up his leading lady in the fifth episode of the first season of Saturday Night Live.
    Peckinpah's use of violence was parodied by Monty Python in Sam Peckinpah's "Salad Days", one of the more controversial sketches from Monty Python's Flying Circus, in which a lovely day out for an...
    Peckinpah's penchant for filming action scenes in slow motion was satirized by UK comedian Benny Hill, playing a milkman in a Western skit called "The Deputy" that first aired on his March 29, 1973...
    In the 1973 Sergio Leone/Tonino Valerii spaghetti Western My Name is Nobody, the characters Jack Beauregard (Henry Fonda) and "Nobody" (Terence Hill) meet at a cemetery. Nobody walks past the tombs...
    Simmons, Garner (1982). Peckinpah, A Portrait in Montage. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-76493-6.
    Weddle, David (1994). If They Move... Kill 'Em! The Life and Times of Sam Peckipah. Grove Press. ISBN 0-8021-1546-2.
    Current Biography. H. W. Wilson. 1973. ISBN 0-8242-0543-X.
    Bliss, Michael (2012). Peckinpah Today: New Essays on the Films of Sam Peckinpah. Southern Illinois University Press. ISBN 978-0-8093-3106-2.
    Simons, John L. (2011). Peckinpah's Tragic Westerns: A Critical Study. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-6133-2.
    Hayes, Kevin J. (2008). Sam Peckinpah: Interviews. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-934110-64-5.
    Engel, Leonard (2003). Sam Peckinpah's West: New Perspectives. University of Utah Press. ISBN 0-87480-772-7.
    • Film director, screenwriter
    • David Samuel Peckinpah, February 21, 1925, Fresno, California, U.S.
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