"The French filmmaker Edouard Molinaro, known for blockbuster films such as "La cage aux folles" and "L’Emmerdeur" died today in Paris at the age of 85 years due to lung problems, local media reported."
British and U.S. intelligence officials say they are worried about a “doomsday” cache of highly classified, heavily encrypted material they believe former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has stored on a data cloud.
The cache contains documents generated by the NSA and other agencies and includes names of U.S. and allied intelligence personnel, seven current and former U.S. officials and other sources briefed on the matter said.
A former United States official states, “the worst is yet to come.
Nelson Mandela on the US invasion of Iraq
This is the Mandela that I mourn not the white-washed, sanitized version of a revolutionary figure that aligned with Communists, was part of a group branded as terrorists by Reagan, who continued to voice his opposition to Israel’s apartheid regime and illegal occupation of the West Bank and used armed resistance to fight apartheid in South Africa.
The way white people are exalting him across the political spectrum globally based on his national reconciliation work in South Africa post-apartheid (which did have major pitfalls for non-whites in particular) and erasing his revolutionary past and fight for equality across the globe shows just how ignorant of history they are and how incredibly myopic they are too.
White people are doing to Mandela what they’ve already done to Martin Luther King, Jr., and it makes me sick. If I see one more racist white liberal lionizing Mandela in a way that erases his revolutionary past so their facebook status about his death can serve as their “feel-good” justification of the day for their “liberalism,” I’m going to be sick. And don’t even get me started on the white American conservatives who are now lauding him even as Reagan demonized the ANC and Dick Cheney voted against a resolution that would have urged the South African apartheid government to remove Mandela from prison.
Don’t sanitize Mandela for your white comfort. He’s a hero in many regards, but maybe not for the reasons you might think based on the whitewashing he’s receiving in the media to hollow him out and make him into a puppet figure for racist white liberals and conservatives alike, just like MLK.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
On December 6th, 1989, shortly before five ‘o’ clock and the end of classes before Christmas break, fourteen female engineering students were shot and killed at the École Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec by a gunman who claimed he was “fighting feminism”.
The massacre stands as one of the most tragic hate crimes in Canadian history.
Today we remember:Geneviève Bergeron, aged 21;
Hélène Colgan, 23;
Nathalie Croteau, 23;
Barbara Daigneault, 22;
Anne-Marie Edward, 21;
Maud Haviernick, 29;
Barbara Maria Klucznik, 31;
Maryse Leclair, 23;
Annie St.-Arneault, 23;
Michèle Richard, 21;
Maryse Laganière, 25;
Anne-Marie Lemay, 22;
Sonia Pelletier, 28; and
Annie Turcotte, aged 21.(image credit: Sandy Kowalik)
“I went to film school. I did screenwriting school. The best thing for me was reading scripts.” —Stuart Beattie
2013 Script Downloads:
- “12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight)
- “42” (Warner Bros)
- “The Armstrong Lie” (Sony Classics)
- “Before Midnight” (Sony Classics)
- “The Bling Ring” (A24)
- “The Croods” (DreamWorks Animation)
- “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features)
- “Despicable Me 2” (Universal Studios)
- “Enough Said” (Fox Searchlight)
- “Frozen” (Disney)
- “Fruitvale Station” (The Weinstein Co)
- “Gravity” (Warner Bros)
- “The Great Gatsby” (Warner Bros)
- “The Invisible Woman” (Sony Classics)
- “Kill Your Darlings” (Sony Classics)
- “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (The Weinstein Co)
- “Lone Survivor” (Universal Studios)
- “Monsters University” (Disney/Pixar)
- “Mud” (Roadside Attractions)
- “One Chance” (The Weinstein Co)
- “Prisoners” (Warner Bros)
- “The Past” (Sony Classics)
- “The Place Beyond The Pines” (Focus Features)
- “Rush” (Universal Studios)
- “The Spectacular Now” (A24)
- “Spring Breakers” (A24)
- “Wadjda” (Sony Pictures Classics)
- “The Way Way Back” (Fox Searchlight)
As always, please use these screenplays for your educational purposes only.
Superstar scribes Clooney, Grant Heslov, Julie Delpy, Nicole Holofcener, John Ridley, Danny Strong and Jonas Cuaron reveal to THR the secrets of how they work, the public figures they really want to write about and how Janet Jackson’s breast impacted their work: The Hollywood Reporter Screenwriter Roundtable 2013.