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  Harry Allen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harry Allen (1911-1992) was one of Britain's last executioners, officiating between 1941 and 1964 when he was the chief executioner at 29 executions and assisted at 40 others.
Following the resignation of Albert Pierrepoint in 1956, Allen and Steve Wade jointly became Chief Executioners, but the Homicide Act of 1957 reduced the number of condemned criminals by some 75%, from an average of 15 a year in the early 1950s to 4 a year in the late 1950s.
Allen's most controversial case was that of James Hanratty, hanged on 4 April 1962 at Bedford Prison for the A6 murder case, although efforts to clear Hanratty's name continued until 2001 when DNA testing matched Hanratty to the crime scene.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Harry_Allen   (207 words)

  
 offsite - harry allen - designer / architect
Allen was able to retain the intimacy many guests associate with these evenings, as the audience toured with him through recent and favorite projects and quizzed him on the ins and outs of the business end of running your own design firm.
Harry Allen (award-winning leader of Harry Allen and Associates) led the crowd through a series of high quality photographs to introduce his cadre of work.
Allen's preference is the first kind: a client that can give you realistic expectations and constraints within which to work, while the second's open door policy can create some amount of wasted time, as extra conceptual and ideation choices must be introduced, just to find out what they don't want.
www.core77.com /offsite/harryallen.html   (1018 words)

  
 Father and Son Carry Out Emergency Response: It’s In Their Blood, Superfund, US EPA
Harry Allen III and Harry Allen IV are a father and son who both chose careers with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Superfund program that allow them to work on the front lines of protecting human health and the environment.
Harry III specializes in the cleanup of oil spills and hazardous waste and the treatment of contaminated soil using microscopic organisms—a technology called “bioremediation.” He also assesses the dangers associated with hazardous waste sites and develops criteria for their proper cleanup.
Harry IV has great admiration and respect for his father’s work and is currently working with him to use bioremediation to clean up soils contaminated with pesticides on the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona.
www.epa.gov /oerrpage/superfund/news/father.htm   (952 words)

  
 Deconstructing Harry (R, 1997)
Harry's success as a writer is due largely to his ability to take his obsessions with sex and his numerous extramarital affairs and turn them into stories.
Allen develops the story in non-linear order, with numerous flashbacks to past incidents in Harry's life as well as on-screen presentations of the semi-autobiographical stories that he has written.
Allen might have gotten away with the characterization of Harry Block if he had provided a more easily accessible secondary character, but he doesn't do that either.
members.aol.com /KTPattersn/harryrev.html   (810 words)

  
 Harry Allen
Harry Allen is an associate professor of journalism at Western Kentucky University.
Allen broke into print in 1969 when the student newspaper published a story headlined "Sewage Treatment Plant Strains Under Daily Compost Burden." Naturally, the copy editor got the headline wrong – sewage, not compost, was straining the plant.
Allen’s career peaked there in 1973 with a front-page feature story about ukulele impresario Tiny Tim, who was in town to perform at the Agricultural and Pastoral Exhibition.
www.mountainworkshops.org /2001/bios/faculty   (354 words)

  
 Art vs Reality: Artists in Woody Allen's Films
Allen shows in some of his films that some artists can’t tell the difference between reality and their art and try to use their art as an alternate life.
Harry refuses to admit that the people he writes about are people in his life; he has erected an impenetrable wall between reality and art in that sense.
Harry becomes out of focus later in the film, and although he comes back into focus a few minutes later, Allen is trying to show the viewer that artists can get so out of touch with the real world that they can seem out of focus and not here.
www.angelfire.com /freak/lizchan/allen.html   (2404 words)

  
 Critics Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As this may suggest, the bottom line on Harry is that he's a world-class user with a rather tenuous grasp on the norms of acceptable behavior and the distinctions between reality and fantasy.
Harry is an alcoholic (something it's funny to see Woody play precisely because it's so uncharacteristic), a druggie, he uses prostitutes and he's suffering from writer's block: None of which seems to apply to Woody.
Harry will have none of it, and this scene - together with the ones involving a Star Wars motif and cannibalism; you'll see what I mean - are as blistering a rejection as can be imagined of "identity politics" and all that the term implies.
reeltime.cln.com /movies/cdisplay.asp?ID=1533   (1317 words)

  
 'Deconstructing Harry': Dark Laughter When Life Is All Halloween
Harry uses his writing to skewer his sister Doris (Caroline Aaron), whom he describes as so "Jewish with a vengeance" that she prays over anything, which gives the film its best bawdy sight gag.
That Joan is a harpy, and that she is a psychiatrist who desperately hates Harry for running off with one of her young patients (Elisabeth Shue), is one of the film's many cruel tricks.
When one of Harry's stand-ins, played by Robin Williams, suffers from the strange malady of being out of focus, the selfish solution is that his entire family wear glasses for the sake of his condition.
partners.nytimes.com /library/film/121297harry-film-review.html   (1173 words)

  
 Harry Allen tenor saxophonist - reviews
Allan and Allen (Nagel-Heyer), with clarinetist Allan Vache and pianist Eddie Higgins.
Allen is a young (mid thirties) tenor saxophonist who's been lauded by the likes of Michael Brecker and Bucky Pizzarelli (who gave Allen his first pro gig as a sub for Zoot Sims).
Allen, who turned thirty-five in October (happy birthday, Harry), is a throwback to an earlier era in which lyricism and a lovely sound reigned supreme, and his influences range from Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Ben Webster to Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and, among his contemporaries, Scott Hamilton.
www.harryallenjazz.com /reviews2.html   (2981 words)

  
 New Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Harry was proud of serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII and seeing active duty in the Philippines, Corregidor, Bataan and New Guinea.
Harry was honored to have served on the Oconomowoc City Council for three terms - 1969-75.
Harry was active in the Oconomowoc Area Senior Center activities and especially enjoyed the camaraderie of the Christians Businessmans Fellowship Group.
obits.conleynet.com /freeman/September/20/1.htm   (343 words)

  
 Film & TV: Unblocking Harry (The Boston Phoenix . 12-29-97)
Harry Block (played by Allen) is a successful Upper West Side novelist who cannibalizes his own life for his art.
Allen has a lot of fun fudging the art-versus-reality conundrum, and devoted Allenologists will enjoy sifting for clues, but these Pirandellian games are a red herring.
Once Harry learns to accept the fact that he is, in his words, a guy who can't function well in life but only in art, his writer's block disappears.
weeklywire.com /ww/12-29-97/boston_movies_4.html   (544 words)

  
 DECONSTRUCTING HARRY movie review with photos, video
And since Harry is played by Woody Allen -- who also wrote and directed the film -- it's easy the way the blend of Allen's checkered personal life and superb artistry have fueled this brilliant film.
Harry Block is a successful Manhattan novelist whose tales have been built around the author's foibles, endless sexual exploits and a path through life littered with betrayed friends and lovers.
Like Harry, of course, Allen has demonstrated a remarkable ability to achieve superb artistry, even during his very public 1990s crisis with Mia Farrow, their children and new bride Soon-Yi Previn.
www.rochestergoesout.com /mov/d/decons.html   (645 words)

  
 HARRY ALLEN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
BMG recording artist Harry Allen has over twenty recordings to his name.
Harry is featured on many of John Pizzarelli's recordings including the soundtrack and an on-screen cameo in the feature film The Out of Towners starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn.
Harry was born in Washington D.C. in 1966, and was raised in Los Angeles, CA and Burrillville, RI.
www.riverwalk.org /profiles/harryallen.htm   (239 words)

  
 Harry Allen Quartet
Zuni is the hottest jazz venue in NY on Monday nights, with Elizabeth Rosen’s striking jazz art and the Harry Allen Quartet, an internationally renowned ensemble, led by Harry Allen on tenor saxophone, who has been reviewed on numerous occasions in this magazine.
Allen took five notes high up and then down to infinity, passing the lead to Joe Cohn’s guitar gymnastics.
Harry Allen’s Quartet is well seasoned and in tune with each other’s interpretations and improvisations, as they developed a challenging conversation, both rhythmic and rich.
www.robertaonthearts.com /id260.html   (324 words)

  
 SPLICEDwire | "Deconstructing Harry" review
I've always preferred Woody Allen's comedies to his sweet and sour dramas, but I was a little leery of "Deconstructing Harry" because of its highly commercial cast.
A clearly autobiographical parable (although Allen vehemently denies it), the movie stars Allen as Harry Block, his typically frumpy, writer-type character who has alienated every friend and his entire family by using their lives, very thinly disguised, as fodder for his sordid novels.
The film revolves around Harry trying desperately to find one single friend to go with him on a day trip to his alma mater, where he is to accept an honorary scholarship.
www.splicedonline.com /97reviews/harry.html   (659 words)

  
 FILM REVIEW -- The Trouble With `Harry' / New Woody Allen film funnier and more neurotic -- if that's possible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The trouble with Harry Block is so ingrained in his nature that there's no possibility of a happy ending such as the ones Allen tacked onto his recent lesser efforts.
Harry is a hopelessly neurotic writer who cheats on his wives (he's had three) and humiliates those closest to him by using them as fodder for his confessional-style novels.
Harry's relatives are furious with him for mocking their religious practices by having the wife in his novel become an observant Jew.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=//chronicle/archive/1997/12/25/DD51209.DTL   (721 words)

  
 harry010298   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In ''Deconstructing Harry,'' Allen is Harry, a novelist whose characters are all based on himself and the people in his life.
Allen shows us just how busy by using a star-studded cast to bring to life the incidents he details in his novels.
Anyway, as we ''deconstruct'' Harry by examining all these characters in his books, we're also treated to a visit to Hell, where the devil is Billy Crystal and the place is air-conditioned because, after all, it is bad for the ozone layer.
www.cincypost.com /living/1998/harry010298.html   (556 words)

  
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Harry says he likes hookers and young women because he doesn't want to grow up, and he writes because he can't find a way to live in the real world.
Allen's flawless cast is completely at ease, and the many celebrity cameos--which include Eric Bogosian, Mariel Hemingway, Julie Kavner and Stanley Tucci--don't interfere because we expect to star-gaze at a Woody Allen movie.
Allen doesn't appear in Celebrity, but he might as well have: He directs Branagh to a performance that's often embarrassing to watch because of how precisely the actor initates his director's physical twitches, vocal stammers, nasal whine and ponderous, self-absorbed on-screen persona.
www.pitt.edu /~kloman/woodyf.html   (1509 words)

  
 Woody Allen
Allen appears fascinated by the fact that whether or not we choose to acknowledge it, death's constant presence is manifested in the idea of God and the possibility of moral order in the universe, the afterlife, fate.
However Allen's decision to have this particular character commit suicide perhaps indicates that he (Allen) no longer has faith in reason; that, as another character in the film comments, systems of belief are futile in the face of lived experience.
Allen uses the taboo term 'cunt' twice in the film, both times when Harry is referring to a woman in his life.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/directors/03/allen.html   (3761 words)

  
 Fine Line Features | Deconstructing Harry | Woody Allen
Woody Allen uses a wide canvas in "Deconstructing Harry." The screenplay contains close to 85 speaking parts, and working with casting director Juliet Taylor, Allen cast the film and worked with his actors in the same unique way he has during his years of directing comedies and dramas.
Billy Crystal who plays the role of Harry's romantic rival says, "Woody's my favorite filmmaker, and when he sent me the pages of my role and wrote a letter saying that he'd love me to appear in the film, it felt like a summons to be presented with a very great honor.
Each actor in the film, regardless of his role, was given only the pages of the script that pertained to his or her character, and there was no rehearsal period before principal photography began.
www.finelinefeatures.com /harry/html/aboutmovie.htm   (1236 words)

  
 Wired 3.11: Rap Dot Com
Harry Allen on how are giving the digital revolution the fl people the funk it so badly needs.
Lately, Allen has turned his attention to the digital realm, focusing on the confluence of hip hop culture and the information revolution.
Allen aims to "educate and excite, inform and infuriate," which is what he did in this e-mail interview with Matt Haber.
www.wired.com /wired/archive/3.11/allen.html   (769 words)

  
 CMT.com : Harry Allen : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
While at Rutgers, Allen got his first gig with the help of master bass player Major Wholley where he replaced Zoot Sims at a studio recording with John Bunch, George Masso, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Ruby Braff.
Allen's musical inspiration and interpretive approach come from the giants and innovators of mainstream saxophone, including Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Stan Getz, Illinois Jacquet, and Lester Young.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Allen has pretty much eschewed the modern, avant-garde, and impressionist schools of jazz of John Coltrane, Archie Shepp, and Ornette Coleman.
www.cmt.com /artists/az/allen_harry/bio.jhtml   (337 words)

  
 Ancestors of Harry Allen
William Allen, son, male, white, age 5, single, not at school previous year, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa (sic), mother born in Iowa, state code 65, no occupation.
Harry Allen's gravestone is located in Elmwood Cemetery near Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa.
Harry Allen; born: 22 November 1893; died: October 1986; last residence: 52640 (Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa.
www.brumm.com /familytrees/7418.htm   (649 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Deconstructing Harry [1998]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In ┬╗Deconstructing Harry┬ź, Woody Allen is playing with effects which we are not quite used to from him.
Allen rejects the usual film editing in favour of clipped scenes that often do not fully conclude.
Harry Block's stories are often told throughout the film, with cameos from the likes of Demi Moore, Robin Williams and Tobey McGuire.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005U1XT   (1175 words)

  
 Film & TV: Reconstructing Woody (Nashville Scene . 01-26-98)
After Annie Hall, Woody Allen's performances in his films could be divided in two--quirky character parts, and a new nebbishy guy who didn't stand for the audience so much as for Allen himself.
The plot is driven by an honorary degree that Harry is to have bestowed upon him by his alma mater.
Deconstructing Harry is a marvelously funny character study about a man who functions best as a creator, rather than a creature of God.
weeklywire.com /ww/01-26-98/nash_film-lede.html   (1179 words)

  
 Harry Allen | Love Songs Live!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Two words are about all that are needed to sum up the singular talents of swing—based tenor saxophonist Harry Allen — smooth and consistent, each of which aspect of his charismatic persona is abundantly present on this compilation of love songs recorded in concert between 1993 and ’96.
Allen’s is the only horn except on tracks 4, 8 and 10 where he shares the front line with the outstanding trumpeter Randy Sandke.
No matter the framework, Allen is Allen, an eloquent young player who is never at a loss for an appropriate thought or phrase.
www.allaboutjazz.com /php/article.php?id=8367   (364 words)

  
 Deconstructing Harry | Woody Allen | Brilliant!
In a rare case of art imitating life, Woody Allen gives us his comedy Deconstructing Harry, where we meet Harry Block, a neurotic writer unfaithful to all of his wives, addict to sedatives, obsessed with sex and prostitutes; a man who shamelessly offends family members and friends with his books.
To recommend Deconstructing Harry implies to warn you that you`ll be part of a sordid world of phobias, obsessions, fear of death, hypochondrias and neurosis, all of this wrapped up with a coat of vulgarity and repulsiveness that won't run out through the 96 minutes of the film.
Just like Harry, Allen's life has been full of chaos and scandals, but he has proved, if anyone had a doubt, to be an exceptional artist.
www.this-is-great.com /info/frlfjsssia   (1557 words)

  
 Jazz by Mail - Harry Allen
Fathers serious about seeing their sons one day becoming famous athletes begin developing their offspring''s skills at a very young age.
Wholley also led Allen to Oliver Jackson, who Allen subsequently accompanied on several tours to Europe.
After a decade on the scene, tenor-saxophonist Harry Allen, in 1995, was finally on the brink of...
www.jazzbymail.com /artists/allen.html   (369 words)

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