Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate, Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man, As They Made Us) opens up about his childhood, his time working as an attendant in a psychiatric facility, and going to acting school with fellow legendary actors Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall.
He and Mayim discuss the power of music, the science of acting, and the psychological awareness that comes with Dustin’s performances. Dustin explains why he is so observant and in touch with his emotions and his thoughts about death and spirituality, and Mayim breaks down hypervigilance. Dustin reveals what it was like to be directed by Mayim in her new film, As They Made Us.
My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical drama film adapted from the 1956 Lerner and Loewe stage musical based on George Bernard Shaw‘s 1913 stage play Pygmalion. With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor, the film depicts a poor Cockney flower-seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak “proper” English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.
The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins, with Stanley Holloway, Gladys Cooper and Wilfrid Hyde-White in supporting roles. A critical and commercial success, it became the second highest-grossing film of 1964 and won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. In 1998, the American Film Institute named it the 91st greatest American film of all time. In 2006 it was ranked eighth in the AFI’s Greatest Movie Musicals list.
In 2018, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
In London, Professor Henry Higgins, a scholar of phonetics, believes that the accent and tone of one’s voice determines a person’s prospects in society (“Why Can’t the English?”). At the Covent Garden fruit-and-vegetable market one evening, he meets Colonel Hugh Pickering, himself a phonetics expert who had come from India to see him. Higgins boasts he could teach even Eliza Doolittle, the young flower seller woman with a strong Cockney accent, to speak so well he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. Eliza’s ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her accent makes that impossible (“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”). The following morning, Eliza shows up at Higgins’ home, seeking lessons. Pickering is intrigued and offers to cover all the attendant expenses if Higgins succeeds. Higgins agrees and describes how women ruin lives (“I’m an Ordinary Man”).
Eliza’s father, Alfred P. Doolittle, a dustman, learns of his daughter’s new residence (“With a Little Bit of Luck”). He shows up at Higgins’ house three days later, ostensibly to protect his daughter’s virtue, but in reality to extract some money from Higgins, and is bought off with £5. Higgins is impressed by the man’s honesty, his natural gift for language, and especially his brazen lack of morals. Higgins recommends Alfred to a wealthy American who is interested in morality.
Eliza endures Higgins’ demanding teaching methods and treatment of her personally (“Just You Wait”), while the servants feel both annoyed with the noise as well as pitiful for Higgins (“Servants’ Chorus”). She makes no progress, but just as she, Higgins, and Pickering are about to give up, Eliza finally “gets it” (“The Rain in Spain”); she instantly begins to speak with an impeccable upper-class accent, and is overjoyed at her breakthrough (“I Could Have Danced All Night”).
As a trial run, Higgins takes her to Ascot Racecourse (“Ascot Gavotte”), where she makes a good impression initially, only to shock everyone by a sudden lapse into vulgar Cockney while cheering on a horse. Higgins partly conceals a grin behind his hand. At Ascot, she meets Freddy Eynsford-Hill, a young, upper-class man who becomes infatuated with her (“On the Street Where You Live”).
Higgins then takes Eliza to an embassy ball for the final test, where she dances with a foreign prince. Also present is Zoltan Karpathy, a Hungarian phonetics expert trained by Higgins, who is an impostor detector. After he dances with Eliza, he declares that she is a Hungarian princess.
Afterward, Eliza’s hard work is barely acknowledged, with all the praise going to Higgins (“You Did It”). This and his callous treatment of her, especially his indifference to her future, causes her to walk out on him, but not before she throws Higgins’ slippers at him, leaving him mystified by her ingratitude (“Just You Wait (Reprise)”). Outside, Freddy is still waiting (“On the Street Where You Live (Reprise)”) and greets Eliza, who is irritated by him as all he does is talk (“Show Me”). Eliza tries to return to her old life but finds that she no longer fits in. She meets her father, who has been left a large fortune by the wealthy American to whom Higgins had recommended him, and is resigned to marrying Eliza’s stepmother. Alfred feels that Higgins has ruined him, lamenting that he is now bound by “middle-class morality”, in which he gets drunk before his wedding day (“Get Me to the Church On Time”). Eliza eventually ends up visiting Higgins’ mother, who is outraged at her son’s callous behavior.
The next day, Higgins finds Eliza gone and searches for her (“A Hymn to Him”), eventually finding her at his mother’s house. Higgins attempts to talk Eliza into coming back to him. He becomes angered when she announces that she is going to marry Freddy and become Karpathy’s assistant (“Without You”). He makes his way home, stubbornly predicting that she will come crawling back. However, he comes to the unsettling realization that she has become an important part of his life (“I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”). He enters his house feeling lonely, reflecting on his callous behaviour and missing Eliza so much that he turns on his gramophone and listens to her voice. Suddenly, Eliza reappears at the door and turns it off to catch his attention, with Higgins asking, “Eliza, where the devil are my slippers?”.
I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom television series, created by Sidney Sheldon, starring Barbara Eden as a sultry, 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman, as an astronaut with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired for 139 episodes over five seasons, from September 18, 1965, to May 26, 1970, on NBC.
In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle“, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson, United States Air Force, is on a space flight when his one-man capsule Stardust One comes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in the South Pacific. On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and a Persian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him.
They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie (a homophone of genie) could speak English, which she then does. Then, per his instructions, she “blinks” and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen in love with Tony at first sight after being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle and rolls it into Tony’s duffel bag so she can accompany him back home. One of the first things Jeannie does, in a subsequent episode, is break up Tony’s engagement to his commanding general’s daughter, Melissa, who, along with that particular general, is never seen or mentioned again. Producer Sidney Sheldon realized the romantic triangle between Jeannie, Tony, and Melissa would not pan out in the long run.
Tony at first keeps Jeannie in her bottle most of the time, but he finally relents and allows her to enjoy a life of her own. However, her life is devoted mostly to his, and most of their existential problems stem from her love for him and her often-misguided efforts to please him, even when he does not want her assistance. His efforts to cover up Jeannie’s antics, because of his fear that he would be dismissed from the space program if her existence were known, brings him to the attention of NASA’s resident psychiatrist, U.S. Air Force Colonel Dr. Alfred Bellows. In a running gag, Dr. Bellows tries over and over to prove to his superiors that Tony is either crazy or hiding something, but he is always foiled (“He’s done it to me again!”) and Tony’s job remains secure. A frequently used plot device is that Jeannie loses her powers when she is confined in a closed space. She is unable to leave her bottle when it is corked, and under certain circumstances, the next person who removes the cork becomes her new master. A multiple-episode story arc involves Jeannie (in miniature) becoming trapped in a safe when it is accidentally locked.
Tony’s best friend and fellow astronaut, United States Army Corps of Engineers Captain Roger Healey, does not know about Jeannie’s magic for the first 16 episodes, although they meet in episode 12. When Roger finds out she is a genie, he steals her bottle, temporarily becoming her master. Roger is often shown as girl-crazy or scheming to make a quick buck. He occasionally has hopes of claiming Jeannie so he can use her to have a lavish lifestyle or gain beautiful girlfriends, but overall he is respectful that Tony is Jeannie’s master. Both Tony and Roger are promoted to the rank of major late in the first season. In later seasons, Roger’s role is retconned to portray him knowing about Jeannie from the beginning (i.e., to him having been with Tony on the space flight that touched down, and thus having seen Jeannie introduce herself to Tony).
Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, mentioned in a second-season episode (also named Jeannie – since, as Barbara Eden’s character explains it, all female genies are named Jeannie — and also portrayed by Barbara Eden, in a brunette wig), proves to have a mean streak starting in the third season (as in her initial appearance in “Jeannie or the Tiger?”), repeatedly trying to steal Tony for herself, with her as the real “master”. Her final attempt in the series comes shortly after Tony and Jeannie are married, with a ploy involving a man played by Barbara Eden’s real-life husband at the time, Michael Ansara (in a kind of in-joke, while Jeannie’s sister pretends to be attracted to him, she privately scoffs at him). The evil sister wears a green costume, with a skirt rather than pantaloons.
Early in the fifth season, Jeannie is called upon by her uncle Sully (Jackie Coogan) to become queen of their family’s native country, Basenji. Tony inadvertently gives grave offense to Basenji national pride in their feud with neighboring Kasja. To regain favor, Tony is required by Sully to marry Jeannie and to avenge Basenji’s honor by killing the ambassador from Kasja when he visits NASA. After Sully puts Tony through an ordeal of nearly killing the ambassador, Tony responds in a fit of anger that he is fed up with Sully and his cohorts and he would not marry Jeannie even if she were “the last genie on earth”. Hearing this, Jeannie bitterly leaves Tony and returns to Basenji. With Jeannie gone, Tony realizes how deeply he loves her. He flies to Basenji to win Jeannie back. Upon their return, Tony introduces Jeannie as his fiancée. She dresses as a modern American woman in public. This changed the show’s premise: hiding Jeannie’s magical abilities rather than her existence. This, however, contradicts what is revealed in “The Birds and Bees Bit”, in which it is claimed that upon marriage a genie loses all of her magical powers.
Michael Ansara as The Blue Djinn (season 2, episode 1), also as King Kamehameha (season 3, episode 19), last as Major Biff Jellico (season 5 episode 12) and directed “One Jeannie Beats Four of a Kind” (season 5 episode 25)
Barbara Eden as Jeannie’s evil fraternal twin sister, Jeannie II (seasons 3–5)
The role of Jeannie’s mother was played by several actresses:
In the pilot episode, “The Lady in the Bottle”, astronaut Captain Tony Nelson,United States Air Force, is on a space flight when hisone-man capsuleStardust Onecomes down far from the planned recovery area, near a deserted island in theSouth Pacific.
On the beach, Tony notices a strange bottle that rolls by itself. When he rubs it after removing the stopper, smoke starts shooting out and aPersian-speaking female genie materializes and kisses Tony on the lips, shocking him.
They cannot understand each other until Tony expresses his wish that Jeannie (ahomophoneofgenie) could speak English, which she then does. Then, per his instructions, she “blinks” and causes a recovery helicopter to show up to rescue Tony, who is so grateful, he tells her she is free, but Jeannie, who has fallen inlove with Tony at first sightafter being trapped for 2,000 years, re-enters her bottle…
Jean-Paul Belmondo, né le 9 avril 1933 à Neuilly-sur-Seine est un acteur français. Il a également été producteur de cinéma et directeur de théâtre.
Alternant dans les premières années de sa carrière les films populaires et d’Art et Essai avant de pencher nettement pour la première catégorie, il est rapidement devenu l’une des plus grandes vedettes du cinéma français, champion incontesté du box-office au même titre que Louis de Funès et Alain Delon à la même époque.
En cinquante ans de carrière, il a attiré dans les salles près de 130 millions de spectateurs : entre 1969 et 1982, il a joué à quatre reprises dans le film le plus vu de l’année en France (Le Cerveau, Peur sur la ville, L’Animal, L’As des as), égalant le record de Fernandel et n’étant dépassé sur ce point que par Louis de Funès.
Une série TV US, relatant la vie , au quotidien, des pompiers de la ville de Los Angeles.
Entre les histoires amoureuses des uns et des autres, les intrigues, nous pouvons constater que les pompiers sauvent aussi bien les êtres humains que les animaux dont les requins ( dans un des épisodes)
La vie héroïque des pompiers est mixée à la vie non moins héroïque des standardistes du centre
9 / 1 / 1 ( Nine One One ) par qui tous les appels passent. Les pompiers recevant les instructions pour y aller à partir du Nine One One.
Sans oublier les péripéties de la police, par le biais d’une policière de Los Angeles ( Athena Grant, joué par Angela Bassett ) qui se joint à la joyeuse famille des sauveteurs.
C’est une série qui se veut dans la lignée des série Médicale ( Emergency etc…) Sauf qu’ici nous sentons…
There are few things in life considered timeless, among them are The Beatles, red lipstick, and, of course, Friends. Seriously, that show kept me alive during my junior semester abroad in a city that’s tied for least things to do and worst food. If you’re ever in Spain, be sure to not visit to Salamanca.…
Person of Interest ou Personne d’intérêt au Québec est une série télévisée américaine créée par Jonathan Nolan et produite par J. J. Abrams.
PERSON OF INTEREST est diffusée en simultané depuis le 22 septembre 2011 sur CBS aux États-Unis et sur Citytv pour les deux premières saisons, puis sur le réseau CTV au Canada.
En Belgique, la série est diffusée depuis le 28 août 2012 sur La Une, chaîne du groupe de la RTBF, au Québec, depuis le 5 septembre 2012 sur le réseau V, en France, depuis le 6 mars 2013 sur TF1 et en Suisse, depuis le 30 juin 2013 sur RTS Un.
La série est aussi rediffusée dans le cadre d’une syndication sur la chaîne du câble américaine WGN America et également sur Netflix États-Unis, depuis l’automne 2015.
Person of Interest est souvent citée comme étant une des meilleures séries diffusées sur une grande chaîne américaine.
Les critiques soulignent entre autres la capacité que la série a à s’améliorer saison après saison, ses personnages très travaillés ou encore son ambiance réaliste d’une Amérique post-11 septembre.
Si la série est parfois désignée comme étant « la meilleure série de science-fiction actuellement diffusée », Person of Interest s’inscrit dans une thématique bien réelle, notamment depuis les révélations d’Edward Snowden sur la surveillance globale mise en place par les États-Unis, et soulève de nombreuses questions quant au respect de la vie privée. Elle a été nommée pour un Primetime Emmy Awards en 201211, 2012, 2013,2014.
John Reese, un ex-agent paramilitaire de la CIA présumé mort, est engagé par le mystérieux milliardaire Harold Finch. Dans le passé, ce dernier a conçu un système de surveillance de masse pour le gouvernement voulant éviter un nouveau 11 septembre. Le système est capable de prédire les actes terroristes dans le monde, en s’appuyant sur de nombreuses données comme les enregistrements des caméras de surveillance et des appels téléphoniques, ou les antécédents judiciaires.
Cependant, la Machine repère aussi les crimes entre citoyens ordinaires considérés comme mineurs par le gouvernement. Les autorités ayant décidé de ne pas tenir compte de ces données, Finch s’est laissé une porte de sortie et reçoit chaque jour les numéros de sécurité sociale des personnes impliquées à New York ou dans ses environs. C’est avec l’aide de Reese qu’il va tenter de retrouver ces « Persons of Interest » (trad. litt. : « Personnes d’intérêt ») et de découvrir si elles ont le rôle de victime ou de coupable dans l’affaire concernée.
Traqués par le lieutenant de police Jocelyn « Joss » Carter, ils sont aidés par un autre lieutenant, anciennement véreux, Lionel Fusco, qui leur fournit des informations et garde un œil sur sa collègue policière. Mais l’arrivée dans New York de deux justiciers va également contrarier plusieurs organisations criminelles.
Jim Caviezel: John Reese
Michael Emerson: Harold Finch
Kevin Chapman: le lieutenant Lionel Fusco
Amy Acker: Samantha « Sam » Groves alias « Root » (invitée saison 1, récurrente saison 2, principale à partir de la saison 3)
Sarah Shahi : Sameen Shaw (récurrente saison 2 , principale à partir de la saison 3)
Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS.
It is produced by Nolan, alongside J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Greg Plageman. It stars Jim Caviezel as John Reese, a former CIA agent who is presumed dead.
He is approached by a mysterious billionaire named Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) who is trying to prevent violent crimes before they happen by using an advanced surveillance system dubbed “The Machine”, which turns out to have evolved into a sentient AI.
Their unique brand of vigilante justice attracts the attention of two NYPD officers, Jocelyn “Joss” Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Lionel Fusco (Kevin Chapman), whom Reese uses to his advantage as he investigates persons of interest.
Reese and Finch are later aided by Samantha “Root” Groves (Amy Acker), a highly intelligent computer hacker and contract killer whom the Machine later identifies as its “analog interface”, and Sameen Shaw (Sarah Shahi), a former ISA assassin who unknowingly dealt with the “relevant” numbers found by the Machine.
From season 3, the series sees the advent of a new rival AI called “Samaritan”, which is brought into existence by Decima Technologies. Much of season 4 is centered on the struggle between the two competing AIs and their human agents.
The series was renewed for a fifth season to debut mid-season during the 2015–16 television season.
The fifth season, which consists of 13 episodes, is expected to premiere in spring 2016.
CBS has yet to announce whether it is the final season or not, although the writers have written it as a final season.
The series has received generally positive reception from critics, including an increase in acclaim when the series introduced more serialized storylines and its exploration of artificial intelligence.
John Reese, a former Green Beret/Delta Force operator and CIA operative, is burnt out and living as a vagrant in New York City after the death of the woman he loved; he is presumed dead.
He is approached by Harold Finch, a reclusive billionaire software genius who is living under an assumed identity.
Finch explains that, after September 11, 2001, he built a computer system for the government that uses information gleaned from omnipresent surveillance to predict future terrorist attacks.
However, Finch discovered that the computer was predicting ordinary crimes as well.
The government is not interested in these results, but Finch is determined to stop the predicted crimes.
He hires Reese to conduct surveillance and intervene as needed, using the repertoire of skills he gained in the military and the CIA.
Through a back door built into the system, Finch receives the Social Security number of someone who will be involved in an imminent crime, at which point he contacts Reese. Without knowing what the crime will be, when it will occur, or even if the person they were alerted to is a victim or perpetrator, Reese and Finch must try to stop the crime from occurring.
They are helped by NYPD Detectives Lionel Fusco, a corrupt officer whom Reese coerces into helping them, and Joss Carter, who in early episodes investigates Reese for his vigilante activities.
Michael Emerson aka Harold FINCH
Although Reese arranges for Carter and Fusco to be partners in the NYPD early in the series, for the entirety of season one neither is aware that the other is also working with Finch and Reese. Periodically, the team enlists the aid of Zoe Morgan, a professional “fixer” who applies her skills to particularly difficult tasks.
The series features several subplots. One significant story arc involves “HR”, an organization of corrupt NYPD officers who are initially in league with budding mob boss Carl Elias and later with the Russian mafia; in earlier parts of this arc, Fusco is forced to go undercover. Another important story line revolves around Root, a psychopathic hacker who is determined to gain access to The Machine. During season two, another organization of powerful business figures, Decima Technologies, is revealed to be attempting to gain access to the Machine.
Carter vows vengeance against HR after they have her boyfriend, Detective Cal Beecher, murdered. Reese and Finch encounter Sameen Shaw, an ISA assassin, on the run after being betrayed by her employers. Shaw learns about The Machine in the season two finale and subsequently becomes a member of Reese and Finch’s team. In Season three, Carter delves deeper into her investigation of HR, eventually uncovering its leader; but she is killed. In his grief, Reese briefly leaves the team. The team also battles Vigilance, a violent anti-government organization devoted to securing people’s privacy.
During the second half of season 3, Decima Technologies starts to acquire hardware to bring to life a new artificial intelligence called Samaritan, using the codes from Harold’s old college classmate, Arthur Claypool. In the season 3 finale, it is revealed that Vigilance was created by Decima to make them appear as domestic terrorists. This allowed Decima to obtain all the NSA feeds to make Samaritan operational.
The Machine creates new identities for the Team so that they can fly beneath Samaritan’s radar.
The Machine is an artificially intelligent mass surveillance system that is able to accurately predict premeditated violent crime by monitoring and analyzing all surveillance cameras and electronic communications worldwide.
It divides those crimes based on whether they are relevant to national security; those relevant cases are handled by the U.S. government, while the non-relevant cases in New York City are the focus of the show.
Built by Harold Finch following the events of 9/11, it was originally housed in two unoccupied floors of IFT, the company run by Harold and Nathan Ingram (his best friend from college).
When Finch discovered that the Machine was tracking all premeditated crimes (Episode 2, “Ghosts”), he programmed it to delete the personal, non-relevant cases every night at midnight, explaining to Ingram that the Machine is not built “to save somebody, we built it to save everybody.”
When delivered to the government, the finished Machine was installed in a fake nuclear reactor in Washington State.
During season two, it moved itself, piece by piece, to an unknown location or locations, and by the end of season four it is shown to have distributed itself to control boxes on utility poles.
An intense believer in privacy rights, Finch originally programmed the Machine so that it would be a complete black box, able to provide only the Social Security Number of people involved with the crime.
While this meant that the government was not able to use it without regard for privacy, it means that numbers Finch and his associates received could belong to a victim or a perpetrator.
Originally unknown to Finch, however, Nathan Ingram created a routine called “Contingency”, on the eve of the government handover, to access the non-relevant data (shown accessed in the Season 2 episode “Zero Day”). Finch is appalled that Ingram has the data sent directly to him and shuts down the routine, before reactivating it after Ingram’s death. To minimize detectability, The Machine feeds him numbers in coded messages through public telephones.
TARAJI HENSON AKA Lt Joss CARTER Season 1 to 3
Within the ISA, the program responsible for The Machine was known as Northern Lights before—after being leaked to the public, Northern Lights was shut down.
The private technology firm Decima Technologies steals some of the Machine’s original code and builds Samaritan, in season three, and replaces Northern Lights in supplying information to the government. Samaritan takes a much more active role in shaping society, and The Machine and its human associates go underground, spending season four under cover.
Much of the series is from the point of view of The Machine, with flashbacks framed as The Machine reviews past tapes in real time.
Over the course of the series, the internal workings of The Machine are shown, including the prediction models and probability trees it uses. In the Machine-generated perspective, individuals are marked by dashed boxes with different colors indicating, for example, what the person’s status is in relation to The Machine and whether they pose a threat. Season four features Samaritan’s point of view, using a different UI—though some episodes jump back and forth between the two UIs.
The Machine in its current iteration started running on January 1, 2002, following 42 failed attempts. During the season 4 episode “Prophets”, a previous generation of The Machine’s source code was shown on screen, which was that of the Stuxnet worm. It generated the first relevant number on February 8, 2005, following three years of training by Finch.