Fictional – Harp Maker http://harpmaker.net/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 11:46:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://harpmaker.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Fictional – Harp Maker http://harpmaker.net/ 32 32 ‘Stranger Things’ fans can’t wait to visit his fictional town of Hawkins https://harpmaker.net/stranger-things-fans-cant-wait-to-visit-his-fictional-town-of-hawkins/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:48:52 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/stranger-things-fans-cant-wait-to-visit-his-fictional-town-of-hawkins/ The popularity of the Netflix series stranger things, which finally released the highly anticipated final two episodes of Season 4 Part 2 today, isn’t just making company executives happy. The fantasy series setting has sparked interest from fans who want to visit Hawkins, the town in Indiana, USA where the action takes place. Except that […]]]>

The popularity of the Netflix series stranger things, which finally released the highly anticipated final two episodes of Season 4 Part 2 today, isn’t just making company executives happy. The fantasy series setting has sparked interest from fans who want to visit Hawkins, the town in Indiana, USA where the action takes place. Except that this city is fictitious. But the namesake towns in the US states of Texas, Wisconsin and Georgia are taking advantage of this tourist trend.

The phenomenon is not new. Television shows have a significant influence on our purchases: products related to series, clothing worn by characters on screen or vacation destinations. And stranger things mark in all these areas. After bringing a song from the 1980s back to the charts, the hit Netflix series has also boosted searches on hotel booking site Hotels.com. According to their data, the site saw a 12% increase in searches for the town of Hawkinsville, Georgia when the fourth season launched on May 27.

The fictional town of Hawkins, the show’s main setting, apparently inspires fans to satisfy their curiosity and research the location. In 2019, after the launch of the third season of stranger things, Hotels.com noted a 73% increase for the town of Hawkins in Texas. However, the booking site could not confirm an increase in bookings and prices following the success of the show and the surge in searches.

“Stranger Things” is far from the first series to help boost tourism in certain cities around the world. game of thrones, Emily in Parisand even La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) and Lupine are all programs whose filming locations have increased the popularity of cities and regions by putting landscapes in the spotlight on screen. In 2019, 80 million travelers chose a destination related to a film or television series, according to a study by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conducted with the Netflix platform. A figure that has doubled compared to 2014.

Another study described the most popular filming locations on social media. Without surprise, stranger things came in first place.

This story was published via AFP Relaxnews

(Pictures: Netflix)

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‘Who’s the boss?’ Sequel with Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano in the works at Freevee – Deadline https://harpmaker.net/whos-the-boss-sequel-with-tony-danza-and-alyssa-milano-in-the-works-at-freevee-deadline/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 23:12:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/whos-the-boss-sequel-with-tony-danza-and-alyssa-milano-in-the-works-at-freevee-deadline/ EXCLUSIVE: The Who’s the boss? the sequel to the series has found a home. The project, reuniting original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano and produced by Norman Lear, has landed at Amazon Freevee for development. The sequel is being written/executively produced by One day at a timeCo-creator/executive producer/co-showrunner Mike Royce and co-executive producer Brigitte […]]]>

EXCLUSIVE: The Who’s the boss? the sequel to the series has found a home. The project, reuniting original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano and produced by Norman Lear, has landed at Amazon Freevee for development.

The sequel is being written/executively produced by One day at a timeCo-creator/executive producer/co-showrunner Mike Royce and co-executive producer Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz. Sony Pictures Television, which owns the rights to the original series and has been working on the sequel for two years, is the studio.

Danza and Milano are set to reprise their roles as Tony and Samantha Micelli. Set 30 years after the events of the original series, the sequel will focus on former Major League Baseball player/retired housekeeper Tony Micelli (Danza) and his relationship with his daughter Samantha (Milano). She is now a single mother, living in the family home. In line with classic Lear shows, the new comedy will explore generational differences, as well as opposing worldviews and parenting styles in the dynamics of a modern family in 2022.

the original Who’s the boss? ran for eight seasons and 196 episodes on ABC from 1984 to 1992 and drew over 30 million viewers at its peak. It was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards and became a staple in syndication.

While Lear was not a creative auspice on Who is the boss?, it is part of the extensive library under its Embassy Communications banner, which is now owned by Sony Pictures TV.

Lear and his producing partner Brent Miller of Act III Productions along with Dan Farah of Farah Films are producing the sequel alongside Danza, Milano, Royce and Muñoz-Liebowitz.

It marks a reunion for Royce, Muñoz-Liebowitz, Lear and Miller after their work together on the reimagining of Lear’s classic One day at a time for Sony TV.

For Munoz-Liebowitz, Who’s the boss? falls under the overall deal she has at Sony Pictures TV, where she is also an executive producer/showrunner on Chronicles of Gordita, the new comedy series for HBO Max.

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Symposium on multi-domain integration held at the Defense Academy https://harpmaker.net/symposium-on-multi-domain-integration-held-at-the-defense-academy/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 11:39:51 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/symposium-on-multi-domain-integration-held-at-the-defense-academy/ The students of the Defense Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC) had an intense five weeks. This is the first course to undertake the new Multi-Domain Integration (MDI) module, which included lectures from world-renowned experts, interactive workshops, industry tours and research sprints, and has now concluded with an MDI symposium in Shrivenham. At the […]]]>

The students of the Defense Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course (ACSC) had an intense five weeks. This is the first course to undertake the new Multi-Domain Integration (MDI) module, which included lectures from world-renowned experts, interactive workshops, industry tours and research sprints, and has now concluded with an MDI symposium in Shrivenham.

At the symposium, ACSC research groups faced a panel of senior leaders from across defence, as well as experts from industry and academia, and were invited to present their findings on a range of topics that could have a significant impact on the future of defence. These included promoting an integrated culture in defense and broader government, command and control in the information age, and integration lessons learned from the current crisis in Ukraine.

With over 250 students from all three services, as well as officials and international staff from over 50 countries, the MDI module benefited from a great diversity of thoughts and opinions. Additionally, students were encouraged to challenge the status quo and used a wide range of research methods to inform their findings and proposals.

However, this exercise was not purely academic, as the students’ valuable insights will be presented to senior defense counsel, and their work will also help guide the direction of MDI’s change agenda.

The module was also not purely classroom, and ACSC students had the opportunity to visit industrial sites to learn about their approach to collaborative work and explore their technical solutions for integration.

They also spent two days studying the technique of “useful fiction”, that is, the use of fictional narratives to bring strategy and concepts to life. This technique will be critical as we strive to effect the culture shift required to embed an integrated mindset.

People are the most important asset of defense, and the Defense Academy ensures that our people are at the forefront of military thinking in a changing world. This module is a clear example of the Defense Academy delivering innovative solutions to our most pressing defense and security challenges.

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A relationship therapist ranks the most problematic Disney romances https://harpmaker.net/a-relationship-therapist-ranks-the-most-problematic-disney-romances/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 19:02:19 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/a-relationship-therapist-ranks-the-most-problematic-disney-romances/ Disney romances have long been criticized for being, well, totally unrealistic. Not only did cartoons set romantic standards that were truly unobtainable for all of us, but there are also some pretty disturbing themes presented in classic children’s movies. Falling in love with a literal Beast driven by vendetta – ehm, Belle – consent and […]]]>

Disney romances have long been criticized for being, well, totally unrealistic. Not only did cartoons set romantic standards that were truly unobtainable for all of us, but there are also some pretty disturbing themes presented in classic children’s movies. Falling in love with a literal Beast driven by vendetta – ehm, Belle – consent and logic are often lacking in fictional relationships, let alone a fairly standard period of getting to know each other before getting started.

So what does a relationship therapist have to say about all of this?

In a recent YouTube video, relationship therapist Jonathan Decker analyzed a random assortment of Disney romantic relationships to see which are the most problematic and which actually have a solid foundation. Testing their partnerships in the battle royale, animated couples Alladin and Jasmine, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Fix-It Felix and Calhoun from Ralph’s WrecksRapunzel and Eugene TangledSimba and Nala from The Lion Kingand Snow White and Prince Florian.

Of the couples selected, Decker ranks Snow White and Prince Florian (yes, the prince as a name – and that’s apparently this) as the most problematic match. After all, the two only meet once (without speaking!) before getting engaged, with Snow White becoming so scared during this encounter that she literally runs away.

So this is love? Well, maybe not.

“Snow White, you experience a chemical surge that’s probably a combination of the response to his pheromones and the physical attraction to him, and the adrenaline of absolute terror,” Decker says. “So those things combined can be quite powerful. That doesn’t mean it’s love.”

That’s all without mentioning the small (or rather, absolutely glaring) consent issue in their relationship — or lack thereof.

Decker says: “[Snow White] eats the poisoned apple, she gets knocked out, then he sees her and thinks, “I should totally kiss her.” “”

Now remember, Prince Florian has absolutely no idea that a kiss will save Snow White from poison. As Decker says, he just falls on her unconscious and thinks “now that’s my window”.

Obviously, the vintage Disney couple is outdated and problematic in every way — but what about the least problematic couple of the bunch? Decker tells Fix-It Felix and Calhoun’s Ralph’s Wrecks actually have a relationship to envy, creating a team of dynamite and embracing each other’s personalities.

“They accept each other’s influence,” Decker says. “On the surface, [Calhoun] is tough, no frills, leads troops into battle – and Felix looks really nice, kinda nerdy, doesn’t really know what he’s doing. But she accepts the influence from him, he definitely accepts it from her all along, and they complement each other. It’s like salty and sweet.”

While the two can win all-or-nothing video games with their complementary personalities and different approaches, they also make each other grow and flourish in their relationship.

“She softens because of his influence, and he hardens because of her influence,” Decker says. “And there’s kind of a meeting in the middle.”

Curious to know where the other couples land? Watch the full video above to see the full final standings.

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Don’t let anger turn into wild fire https://harpmaker.net/dont-let-anger-turn-into-wild-fire/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 20:21:31 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/dont-let-anger-turn-into-wild-fire/ I read your op-ed on anger as a motivation for political action, with your recall of the prescient vision of Howard Beale (played by posthumous Oscar-winning best actor Peter Finch) in the Network movie of 1975 [First, get mad, then get to work, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, June 15]. Little did we know then that the […]]]>

I read your op-ed on anger as a motivation for political action, with your recall of the prescient vision of Howard Beale (played by posthumous Oscar-winning best actor Peter Finch) in the Network movie of 1975 [First, get mad, then get to work, Ken Trainor, Viewpoints, June 15]. Little did we know then that the fictional broadcaster Beale (“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to be without it”) would lead almost half a century later to a genre of real television broadcasters who fulminate on the right and left, from Tucker Carlson on Fox News to Keith Olbermann, formerly at MSNBC.

Anger can be a motivator for political action, as you point out, but it can also be a wild fire that burns out of control. (See the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol and the looting of State Street in Chicago by a minority of George Floyd protesters).

The via negativa of anger leads nowhere. The hardest work, which requires personal transformation, is Martin Luther King’s emphasis on understanding another’s anger without being consumed by our own anger.

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Alicia Vikander Goes Meta With TV Adaptation Of Cult Classic ‘Irma Vep’ https://harpmaker.net/alicia-vikander-goes-meta-with-tv-adaptation-of-cult-classic-irma-vep/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 23:38:34 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/alicia-vikander-goes-meta-with-tv-adaptation-of-cult-classic-irma-vep/ Lately, it seems like all Hollywood is really interested in producing are “remakes.” Who doesn’t love the return of a beloved superhero, the reboot of a classic sitcom, or the revival of a decades-old film franchise? From a business perspective, a surefire market of viewers makes reboots an objectively safe(r) place to drop cash and […]]]>

Lately, it seems like all Hollywood is really interested in producing are “remakes.” Who doesn’t love the return of a beloved superhero, the reboot of a classic sitcom, or the revival of a decades-old film franchise? From a business perspective, a surefire market of viewers makes reboots an objectively safe(r) place to drop cash and come back “bigger and better,” often on a bigger budget than the original did. was never granted. Yet with reshoots comes a whole host of audience expectations, making any remake of substance a rather tricky artistic endeavor.

Beyond the capitalistic result of a project, there is also the question of the true merit of a remake. To put it bluntly, if we consider a work of art to be perfect, why bother with it? An update for the “times” always seems like a weak excuse to me, because if this work is so inextricably tied to the time period itself, would a modern remake even do it justice? Is what gets lost in the process just superfluous detail, or the heart and soul of the original?

To be fair, I don’t have a concrete answer to any of this. To draw the line between what distinctly makes a remake objectively good and necessary and what doesn’t is like trying to tell which “Full House” scenes included Mary-Kate Olsen and which included Ashley Olsen. But these are the questions that drive Olivier Assayas’ (“Personal Shopper”) TV series “Irma Vep,” just as they drove his cult 1996 film of the same name. Fittingly, his return to the project mirrors his fictional director’s stance in the original, who similarly attempts to remake a classic film. Could the contextual circumstances be more meta?

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Bill Clinton on his favorite “fictional” president: “Donald Trump” https://harpmaker.net/bill-clinton-on-his-favorite-fictional-president-donald-trump/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:20:00 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/bill-clinton-on-his-favorite-fictional-president-donald-trump/ Bill Clinton says Donald Trump is one of his favorite “fictional” presidents, pairing the real-life former commander-in-chief with some of the most famous movie and TV characters who have occupied the Oval Office. The former president hit out at Trump during a lighthearted segment titled “Ask a President” on CBS’s “The Late Late Show” on […]]]>

Bill Clinton says Donald Trump is one of his favorite “fictional” presidents, pairing the real-life former commander-in-chief with some of the most famous movie and TV characters who have occupied the Oval Office.

The former president hit out at Trump during a lighthearted segment titled “Ask a President” on CBS’s “The Late Late Show” on Wednesday night.

“Oh man, there have been so many good ones,” Clinton said when asked to name her favorite fake POTUS.

Clinton checked off a list of actors, including Tony Goldwyn, who played President Fitzgerald Grant in “Scandal,” and Martin Sheen, who took on the role of President Josiah Bartlet in “The West Wing.”

“I loved Michael Douglas. I loved Harrison Ford,” Clinton continued.

“And Morgan Freeman. And Donald Trump,” the deadpan 42nd president said to laughter from host James Corden and the audience.

Clinton has been a fierce critic of Trump, who beat his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in the race for the White House in 2016.

In remarks to the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton said Trump defined his job as president as “spending hours a day watching television and zapping people on social media.”

“Denying, distracting, and demeaning works great if you’re trying to entertain and inflame. But in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards,” Clinton said at the time.

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‘Jurassic Park’ Cast: Where Are They Now? https://harpmaker.net/jurassic-park-cast-where-are-they-now/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:46:34 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/jurassic-park-cast-where-are-they-now/ An adventure of 60 million years in the making, Jurassic To park sparked five sequels, becoming one of the highest-grossing film franchises of all time. The blockbuster hit, released in 1993 and directed by Steven Spielbergrested on by Michael Crichton 1990 novel of the same name. The film is set on the fictional island of […]]]> ]]> The Boys Laugh at Morbius’ Embarrassing Reissue Flop https://harpmaker.net/the-boys-laugh-at-morbius-embarrassing-reissue-flop/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 22:42:44 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/the-boys-laugh-at-morbius-embarrassing-reissue-flop/ Only four episodes in its third season, The boys has already packed its latest run of installments with pop culture references, and this trend is even spilling over into real-world marketing. The Amazon Original series draws inspiration from both Marvel and DC for a grim parody of a world where superheroes are controlled by corporate […]]]>

Only four episodes in its third season, The boys has already packed its latest run of installments with pop culture references, and this trend is even spilling over into real-world marketing. The Amazon Original series draws inspiration from both Marvel and DC for a grim parody of a world where superheroes are controlled by corporate giants and corrupted by evil due to their power.

Not only the heroes of The boys directed to their activities by their corporate overlords, but they are also driven by sponsorships, marketing, and endorsement points. The universe’s first superhero team, The Seven, are the face of Vought International’s heroes – starring in commercials, reality TV and big-screen movies depicting their adventures.

The superpowered team recently played in Dawn of the Seven – a fictional blockbuster that takes its title from batman versus supermanhis poster of Avengers: Endgameand the story behind its creation of Justice League.

Beyond that, the final season poked fun at every corner of pop culture, and now, The boys turned his attention to Morbius​​​​​​.

The boys mock Sony for failing Morbius

The boys‘ official Vought International The Twitter account mocked Sony for its failed and embarrassing reissue of Morbius. The message was accompanied by an image of the heroes Homeland, Starlight, Queen Maeve, Black Noir and A-Train on the set of a superhero movie in the universe, Dawn of the Seven.

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Promotion of Vought International position Dawn of the Sevenre-release in theaters, calling on moviegoers to use the promo code “ITS-MAEVIN-TIME,” a spin on the viral “It’s Morbin’s time” same :

“#DawnOfTheSeven is back! While we’re still in theaters, we’ve heard all your tweets and we’ll be re-editing the movie this week! Don’t miss your chance to relive all the action: use code ITS-MAEVIN-TIME to get a discount on your second ticket until June 30.”

After a box office failure and a viral meme, Sony recently re-released Morbius in theaters while it was still playing on screens in many regions, only to see it struggle a second time.

The boys keep poking fun at pop culture

The boys has always served as a parody of the Marvel and DC Universes in an effort to offer a more realistic example of what a world full of super-powered individuals would look like. Amazon has certainly stepped up its game when it comes to more direct references over the past season, and that Morbius-directed publishing is just the latest example.

Vought International can only hope that Dawn of the Sevenis the reflection of Morbius‘ The re-release will not be a sign of bad things to come for his fictional film. After all, Morbius only pulled in $300,000 in its re-release weekend, yet a petition is going viral for Sony to get its Marvel adventure for a third run in theaters.

Amazon is far from the first company to mock Morbius, as KFC and GFUEL previously looked into the viral meme. “It’s Maevin’ Time” is a clever take on the viral “It’s Morbin’ Time” jokes as it trades Jared Leto’s Marvel vampire for Dominique McElligott’s Queen Maeve, The boys‘ Wonder Woman replacement.

Whereas Morbius continues to take over social networks, The boys is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.

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Former Bolivian President Anez sentenced to 10 years in prison https://harpmaker.net/former-bolivian-president-anez-sentenced-to-10-years-in-prison/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:46:18 +0000 https://harpmaker.net/former-bolivian-president-anez-sentenced-to-10-years-in-prison/ Published on: 06/11/2022 – 07:46Amended: 06/11/2022 – 07:44 La Paz (AFP) Bolivia’s ex-president Jeanine Anez was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday, more than a year after her arrest for an alleged plot – dismissed as fictitious by many – to oust rival and predecessor Evo Morales. Anez, who has been in pretrial […]]]>

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La Paz (AFP) Bolivia’s ex-president Jeanine Anez was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday, more than a year after her arrest for an alleged plot – dismissed as fictitious by many – to oust rival and predecessor Evo Morales.

Anez, who has been in pretrial detention since March 2021, has consistently spoken out against what she calls political persecution.

The former interim leader will serve 10 years in a women’s prison in La Paz, the administrative capital’s first sentencing court announced in a decision that comes three months after her trial began.

Convicted of crimes “unconstitutional and dereliction of duty”, Anez was sentenced to “a 10-year sentence” for charges stemming from her time as a senator before becoming president.

The prosecution had requested a 15-year prison sentence.

The former leader had previously announced that she would appeal if found guilty, saying: “We are not going to stop there, we will go to international justice”.

Former armed forces chief William Kaliman and former police chief Yuri Calderon, both fugitives, were also sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Anez still faces a separate pending court case for sedition and other charges related to his short presidential term.

Jeanine Áñez is escorted to prison in March 2021 after being arrested on charges of participating in a coup Aizar RALDES AFP/Archive

Early in his presidency, Anez called in the police and military to restore order. The post-election conflict left 22 dead, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

For this, Anez also faces charges of genocide, which carries prison sentences ranging from 10 to 20 years.

“Political persecution”

Anez, from the right, became interim president of Bolivia in November 2019 after Morales, who claimed to have won a fourth consecutive term as president, fled the country in the face of mass protests against alleged electoral fraud.

The Organization of American States (OAS) said at the time that it had found clear evidence of voting irregularities in favor of Morales, in power for 14 years.

Many of Morales’ potential successors – all members of his MAS party – also resigned and fled, leaving opposition MK Anez, then vice president of the Senate, next.

Virtually unknown, the lawyer and former TV presenter proclaimed herself interim president of the Andean nation on November 12, 2019, two days after Morales resigned.

The Constitutional Court recognized Anez’s tenure as interim president, but MAS members challenged her legitimacy.

Opponents of former interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez demonstrate outside the court during her trial in La Paz on June 7, 2022
Opponents of former interim Bolivian President Jeanine Anez demonstrate outside the court during her trial in La Paz on June 7, 2022 AIZAR RALDES AFP/Dossier

Elections were held a year later and were won by Luis Arce, a Morales protege.

With the presidency and congress firmly under MAS control, Morales returned to Bolivia in November 2020.

After passing the presidential reins to Arce, Anez was arrested in March 2021, accused of seizing power improperly.

The arrest took place in the city of Trinidad, located in the department of Beni, where she was born and where she returned after her term.

“I denounce before Bolivia and the world that in an act of abuse and political persecution, the MAS government has ordered my arrest,” she said on Twitter at the time.

In detention, Anez will continue his hunger strikes.

Shortly before the start of her trial in mid-February, she echoed the same sentiment by declaring: “I assumed the presidency of Bolivia without asking for it, without soliciting it and even less waiting for it… with the only mission to organize elections”. and calm a country in crisis.”

According to one of Anez’s lawyers, Luis Guillen, having multiple cases being pursued against her at the same time violates the law.

He further argued that the court that weighed in was not capable of deciding constitutional issues and that the former president should be tried in congress.

The IACHR called the 22 deaths that occurred early in Anez’s term “massacres” and found that they indicated “serious human rights violations”.

Unlike the other charges against Anez, the case will be dealt with by Congress, which will decide whether or not to hold a trial.

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