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 William Walker (soldier) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Of Scottish descent, Walker was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1824 and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Nashville at the early age of fourteen.
Before the end of the American Civil War, Walker enjoyed great popularity in the southern and western United States, where he was known as "General Walker" and as the "grey-eyed man of destiny." Northerners, on the other hand, generally regarded him as a pirate.
Locally, Walker is remembered as the only native Nashvillian ever to become a head of state, and a historical marker commemorates his birthplace, downtown not far from Second Avenue.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Walker_(soldier)   (1872 words)

 Walker (film)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Walker is a movie by British director Alex Cox based on the life story of William Walker, the American fillibuster who invaded Mexico in the 1850s and made himself President of Nicaragua shortly thereafter.
The film, which is full of anachronisms such as helicopter s and zippo lighters, was made in Nicaragua during the American-sponsored Contra War.
H-Net: Film and History Exists to further the use of film in teaching and research, to disseminate information about film and film use, to work for an effective system of film preservation, and to organize periodic conferences and seminars dealing with film.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Walker_(film).html   (904 words)

 Documentary film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional.
An important early film to move beyond the concept of the scenic was In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914), which embraced primitivisim and exoticism in a staged story presented as truthful re-enactments of the life of Native Americans.
The newsreel tradition is an important tradition in documentary film; newsreels were also sometimes staged but were usually re-enactments of events that had already happened, not attempts to steer events as they were in the process of happening.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Documentary_film   (2128 words)

 Alex Cox - WALKER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
William Walker was an American soldier of fortune who in 1853 tried to annex part of Mexico to the United States.
WALKER was made in 1987, in the middle of the US-sponsored terrorist war against the Nicaraguan people.
Walker's tame journalist Byron Cole was the same as the man from the New York Times.
www.alexcox.com /dir_walker.htm   (1736 words)

 Walker film links UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He journeys into the history of film in a wide range of cultures, and traces the contours of the postmodern historical film.
Her incisive analysis exposes the frailty of memory in the face of disquieting events while her joint consideration of trauma cinema and psychological theorizing radically reconstructs the roadblocks at the intersection of catastrophe, memory, and historical representation.
In her heartfelt and extremely personal account of this time, Alice Walker describes the experience of watching the film being made as she weathered the controversy surrounding it and came to terms with the changes in her own life.
filmuk.dunmarsh.co.uk /film/walker.html   (1754 words)

 Paul Walker / The Fast and The Furious 2
Paul Walker may indeed be Hollywood's hottest young star, but as he divulged to Paul Fischer on the Miami set of The Fast and the Furious 2, fatherhood and surfing are more important than being a teen heartthrob.
In the sequel, Walker reprises his role of Officer O'Conner, now stripped of his badge, on the run, and is now recruited to infiltrate the Miami street racing circuit in an effort to redeem himself.
Walker is as keen on cars off the screen as his character's is on, a passion that began well before The Fast and the Furious came his way.
www.filmmonthly.com /Profiles/Articles/PWalker/PWalker.html   (924 words)

 Cinemusic.net: Spotlight on Shirley Walker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
A pioneer for women film composers, she stood at the podium at a time when no women were doing so in the industry.
Although a number of women have written music for film before Walker was hired to write for Memoirs of an Invisible Man in 1992, her credit was groundbreaking in that it was the first time a major Hollywood studio hired a woman as the sole composer.
Before film music, Walker had a distinguished career as a piano soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, beginning while she was still in high school.
www.cinemusic.net /spotlight/1999/sw-spotlight.html   (5871 words)

 Paul Walker: A Man for All Seasons - feature article In Film Australia
Action star Paul Walker, abetted by glowing skin, rodeo good looks and a general consensus of well-pooled gene cells, is under no false pretences about the kind of work he does in Hollywood.
Jerry Shepherd (Walker) and his crew of Antarctic explorers and scientists are forced to abruptly abandon their post when a bad storm transforms it into a blustery occupational health and safety hazard.
I interpreted the film as definitive proof that Walker must be a dog person and not a cat person, a point he affirms with a prepared anecdote.
www.infilm.com.au /features/paulwalker.htm   (1146 words)

 Regent News
Walker used the characters of Gideon, Ehud and Samson as models for his heroes to make an entertaining story that would appeal to a wide audience.
As a Regent film student, Walker learned the tools and craft of directing, but when it came to the business aspect of feature film production, he discovered there was much he had to learn.
Walker also made a commitment to himself and his investors to complete the film in 24 days and within the modest six-figure budget.
www.regent.edu /news/judges.html   (1073 words)

 Walker: American Neo-Imperialism and the Will to Self-Destruction
Walker himself is both the protagonist and the 'enemy' in the eyes of Cox.
Walker blissfully ignores the bullets flying past him and stubbornly goes forth armed with only his ideals of American expansionism as his men are violently cut down by enemy fire.
While the film's political sympathies upset enough people at (both) the studio that financed it and among the general public to have kept it from being much of a success, it is ultimately Cox's treatment of the subject matter which has kept this film seemingly suppressed.
www.sensesofcinema.com /contents/03/24/walker.html   (1500 words)

 Queer As Folk - Gale - Scott Walker film associate producer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Walker's solo albums were equally quirky and stylistically diverse, fusing the brutal visions of Brel alongside contemporary MOR standards such as Tony Bennett 's 'When Joanna Loved Me'.
Walker was also displaying immense talent as a songwriter in his own right with poetic, brooding songs, such as 'Such A Small Love' and 'Always Coming Back To You'.
Walker's uneasiness about his career was emphasized in a number of confusing decisions and record releases.
www.queerasfolk.com /showthread.php?t=5025   (1066 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Film critic Walker dies
A prolific writer, who had written for the London Evening Standard for the past 40 years, Walker was one of the most influential cinema writers of his age.
Walker was famous for his outspoken opinions on film - and once had a famous row with director Ken Russell, who hit him in front of TV cameras.
UK Film Council chief executive John Woodward told BBC News Online: "Alexander Walker was often at odds with the UK film industry and always spoke his mind, but he will be remembered as one of Britain's shrewdest film critics who devoted his life to films."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/3067547.stm   (517 words)

 Scripps Howard News Service
Walker, who wanted to do the film because it reminded him of a stylish, character-driven Guy Ritchie flick ("Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Revolver"), still isn't sure why Kramer ultimately tapped him for the role.
Looks, of course, can be deceiving, but it's clear from the moment Walker bounds into a San Francisco hotel room and throws open a window to let in the mid-morning sun _ Kramer trailing quietly behind him _ that he's set on defying expectations.
Walker, who has a 7-year-old daughter, Meadow, praises Bright and Neuberger as "talented and driven" kids.
www.shns.com /shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=WALKER-FILM-02-16-06   (1017 words)

 Walker Payne : filmcritic.com Movie Review
On the surface of it, you’d think she was right, after all, the film is a hardscrabble period drama set in a small mining town, where the main character is forced into difficult circumstances in order to get his kids back from his harpy of a divorced wife.
The early stretches of the film are concerned with little else but Walker and his dog as they scrounge about town, and it’s actually not half bad considering how little is going on.
Walker’s wife won’t allow him to see his kids, an adorable pair of towheaded girls, and gives him an ultimatum: She wants to get out of their nowhere town and go to nursing school – $5,000 should cover it – and then he can have the girls.
www.filmcritic.com /misc/emporium.nsf/2a460f93626cd4678625624c007f2b46/62fc2180b884f9c788257160000f11ed?OpenDocument   (632 words)

 Alice Walker Interview
And there is no better example of this idea than Alice Walker and her 1982 novel, "The Color Purple." In 1994, Walker dedicated an entire new volume, "The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult," to chronicling her complex journey as "The Color Purple" was made into a film.
Walker says that she enjoys the work of many in this "new wave" of filmmakers, including Spike Lee and Robert Townsend, and is working with one of the producers of last year's critical hit, "Frida," on a film version of her book, "By the Light of My Father's Smile."
Walker said that in the Color Purple, as in other works, she worked for and in honor of her ancestors.
www.seeingblack.com /2003/x022803/walker.shtml   (1311 words)

 Walker (1987)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Plot Summary: William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat...
Through time, Walker sets himself up as the ruler of the worn-torn country, but the power gets to his head when he bites off more than he can chew to keep it that way and hold onto those principles he believes in.
The way Walkers' progressive power got to his head personally and finally backfires on him (and his followers) with many disillusions having a lasting affect on his judgement is portrayed beautifully and concisely.
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 Walker (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walker is a 1987 motion picture by British director Alex Cox based on the life story of William Walker, the American adventurer who invaded Mexico in the 1850s and made himself President of Nicaragua shortly thereafter.
The film was scored by Joe Strummer, who also played a small role as a member of Walker's army.
 This article about a biographical film is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Walker_(film)   (171 words)

 The Paul Walker Picture Pages
Paul Walker, whose nicknames are The Vagrant or Pretty Boy, was introduced into the world of entertainment early by his mother, who had links with the business due to her modeling.
A film role knocked on Walker’s door in the new millennium and Paul costarred with Joshua Jackson in the B-level thriller The Skulls (2000) for director Rob Cohen.
Next, Walker was seen as one of the scientists traveling in time to 14th century France in the big budget flop Timeline (2003), supported Penélope Cruz and Susan Sarandon in the Christmas drama Noel (2004) and starred with Jessica Alba in the John Stockwell-helmed Into the Blue (2005).
www.superiorpics.com /paul_walker   (1313 words)

 2006 Philadelphia Film Festival   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Director David Walker’s astute documentary Macked, Hammered, Slaughtered & Shafted offers a joyous celebration of those nostalgic attributes, but his film also delves deeper into the social and political climate of the early '70s that allowed the blaxploitation genre to flourish.
Walker, editor of the popular blaxploitation zine Bad Azz Mofo, spent years making this comprehensive documentary — two interview subjects, Ron O’Neal and Blacula’s William Marshall, have since passed away — and the results were worth the wait.
Walker’s film revels in the liberating cultural impact of the '70s fl action films, and provides a potent post-mortem on the sudden demise of the genre at that decade’s end.
www.phillyfests.com /pff/templates/film_details.cfm?id=4020   (277 words)

 WAC | Press Release | 1999 | Walker After Hours/Bruce Conner Preview party
This is the first examination of some 150 of his works with a distinct perspective: the interrelationship between his work in many media, with a special emphasis on his filmmaking and his exploration of the physical, metaphorical, and metaphysical properties of light and dark.
Tickets for the Walker After Hours/Preview Party are $14 ($7 Walker members) and are available in advance by calling the Walker box office at 612.375.7622 (voice); 612.375.7585 (Touchtone Device for the Deaf).
The Walker Art Center is located one block off Highway I-94 at the corner of Lyndale Avenue South and Vineland Place in Minneapolis.
www.walkerart.org /archive/3/B1A39111BFAE76896131.htm   (507 words)

 Film / Video
The film depicts the downward spiral that began with the introduction on a non-native fish species into Tanzania’s Lake Victoria, linking that event to ecosystem devastation, poverty, the spread of AIDS, and weapon trafficking.
The film cuts to an aerial shot of Iguazu Falls in mesmerizing blue; the water seems to be falling to the strings in the Caetano Veloso song - unattainable beauty.
(Don’t fret, these films are typically prints that are neither rare to Anthology or the world in general, in the cases presented that evening, the films were their fifth or sixth copies of a given title and in poor condition.
blogs.walkerart.org /filmvideo   (3768 words)

 Confronting Silence at the Walker | The Mac Weekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This year’s festival, grouping films around the theme of confronting silence, presents an array of works, both features and shorts, which strive to create a voice for women in a male-dominated industry.
A fllisted series of films anchors the 2006 festival, honoring women such as Norma Barzman, whose careers were interrupted or destroyed by being labeled communists by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).
The film is surprisingly self-confident for one that addresses such a sensitive topic, eloquently capturing the awkward vulnerability of marginalized youth.
www.themacweekly.com /articles/20060303/the_arts/188   (571 words)

 Amitabh Bachchan signs 'Johnny Walker'
A relationship drama to be directed by promising filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, the film is based on an engaging script meticulously developed for Bachchan by some of the best professionals in the business.
'Johnny Walker' is a script that has been created and written by the inhouse team at PPC and finally shaped by Renzil D'Silva, the writer of 'Rang De Basanti'.
The film is premised in some fundamental human relationships and makes for one of the most touching climaxes seen in Indian cinema.
www.bollyvista.com /article/p/32/7008   (240 words)

 Hal Walker - Moviefone
He began his film career in the early '30s as an...
Hildreth "Hal" Walker is A-MAN's chairman and co-founder.
Hal Walker, an award-winning journalist who was the first fl correspondent for CBS News, died at his home.
movies.aol.com /celebrity/hal-walker/115793/main   (106 words)

 Ghost Walker film movie trailer review at The Z Review
Paramount Pictures and MTV FIlms are developing Ghost Walker, a supernatural action movie directed by Peter and Paul Williams.
Little else is known, although the film could be turned into a possible franchise series of films.
This page has no intention to infringe on the rights of the film and intellectual copyright holders of Ghost Walker and hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise and storyline.
www.thezreview.co.uk /comingsoon/g/ghostwalker.shtm   (146 words)

 Walker Film Review - Time Out Film
Funded by grasping capitalist Cornelius Vanderbilt (Boyle), 19th century American adventurer Walker (Harris) and his band of mercenaries invade Nicaragua and join forces with the liberals against the country's corrupt ruler.
Despite his disastrous military campaigns and political naïveté Walker eventually falls into the president's chair (a historical figure, he was self-proclaimed president of Nicaragua from 1855-57).
Only Ed Harris seems to have grasped this point: his controlled and credible performance is curiously at odds with a chaotic plot that shoots off in all directions without once finding its target.
www.timeout.com /film/64183.html   (178 words)

 Biography for Robert Walker Jr.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
He started his film career in good company and with two strong roles in The Hook (1963), a morality story set during the Korean war starring Kirk Douglas and Nick Adams, and The Ceremony (1963) in which he received a Golden Globe Award for "promising newcomer" as Laurence Harvey's brother.
The film and Walker were torpedoed by the reviewers and Walker lost major ground in Hollywood.
His films thereafter have lacked the quality and promise of his first two, including The Happening (1967), The Savage Seven (1968), Killers Three (1968) and the title role in Young Billy Young (1969) starring Robert Mitchum.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0907480/bio   (580 words)

 A walker is a walking walking tool tool for old and...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"Walker" is the name of a village now within Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne in England England, the name derived from Old English Old English "Wall-kjer", "Wall marsh", the marsh beside Hadrian's Wall Hadrian's Wall.
"Walker" is also the name of a place in the State State of Minnesota Minnesota in the United States of America United States of America: see Walker, Minnesota Walker, Minnesota.
"Walker" is also a movie movie based on the life story of William Walker William Walker, the American fillibuster who invaded Mexico Mexico in the 1850s 1850s and made himself President President of Nicaragua Nicaragua shortly thereafter.
www.biodatabase.de /Walker   (215 words)

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