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The Basket Rich Cowan 1999
Stars: Peter Coyote, Karen Allen, Robert Burke, and others

Hurricane Season - IMDb Tim Story 2009
Stars: Forest Whitaker as Al Collins, Isaiah Washington, Bow Wow, Taraji P. Henson, more



Cinderella Man: Director Ron Howard said in an interview: I didn't know much about boxing before 'Cinderella Man,' and yet I got the late, great Angelo Dundee to come in and be our technical advisor and start talking about the science, the psychology of it, and finding ways to convey that cinematically, get it across to the audience, whether it's music, side effects, camera speeds.


Against The Ropes - The Fighter - The Joe Lewis Story - Raging Bull - When We Were Kings

Boxing articles on this page



Any Given Sunday - The Blind Side - Draft Day - Leatherheads

The Saints Drew Brees



Everest: A Climb for Peace (Video Documentary 2007)
Narrated by Orlando Bloom and hailed as a "tremendous achievement" by the Dalai Lama.
Everest: A Climb for Peace is not just a typical Everest film.

K2 and The Lodge Wars



Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee



Career change - the aura field of a wrestler who became a stockbroker

Many are the sights to be seen in Greece, and many are the wonders
to be heard; but on nothing does Heaven bestow more care than on
the Eleusinian rites and the Olympic games.
Pausanias 5.10.1

Ancient World Festivals and Games







National Heroine - National Treasure


Halle Berry and Dorothy Dandridge
X-Men trilogy




Eleanor of Aquitaine [1122? - 1204], Queen of Louis VII of France from 1137 to 1152. Later she married Henry of Anjou, who became the English King Henry II. Her second marriage, which transferred her estates of Aquitaine to English power, caused war between France and England for many years. Richard the Lionhearted was one of her sons.

Movie: THE LION IN WINTER stars Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor and Peter O'Toole as Henry II. Richard the Lionhearted is played by Anthony Hopkins. See Early Heraldry and Katharine Hepburn.


Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart, The African Queen

IMDb The African Queen, directed by John Huston [1951]
In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded
by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

The Lion in Winter IMDb file

Early Heraldry




Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite)
4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon became the Queen Consort of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 1936 until his death in February of 1952.
She was born August 4, 1900, Waldenbury. Her Sun is 11° Leo 56' [TOB noon] and her Moon approximately 19° Scorpio.


Joan of Arc - The Maid of Orleans

IMDb The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Theodor Dreyer (Denmark 1928), highly recommended by James Lipton of The Actors Studio, among others in the critics' circle

Maria Falconetti delivers powerful insight into the short life of France's patron saint; many
critics believe her brilliant performance the most outstanding of the silent film era.
click The Maid for more Joan of Arc - TDN fanpage

RESOURCES   Agents of Change  and   The Phoenix navigation page

Maria Shriver - Shriver Family








The Age of Chivalry - Early Heraldry

Armoury of the Round Table Knights - see large image here
Quest for the Holy Grail Tapestries
The Arming and Departure of the Knights Tapestry by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris
Burne-Jones was prominent in the revival of applying the medieval arts, which was led by William Morris, a friend from Oxford days. With Morris, Burne-Jones collaborated on stained-glass windows, mosaics and tapestries, including The Arming and Departure of the Knights. Full size tapestry here - Detail of tapestry here.

Sir Henry Rider Haggard KBE (22 June 1856 – 14 May 1925), was a prolific writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, where Haggard had spent some time as secretary to the governor of Natal. He familiarized himself with the traditions of every country he visited, including the Zulu culture in Africa.
He studied law on his return to England from South Africa, but soon decided that writing popular fiction was more pleasant and profitable. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire and contributed significantly to the body of knowledge on the subject during his lifetime.
Haggard was immersed in the European atmosphere of the psychic revolution that was responsible for the infusion of Eastern mystics and metaphysics at the pedestrian level. He is an influential storyteller to this day, a founder of the Lost World literary genre, and source for many popular action-pack films made for television and the silver screen.
His most successful novel was She: A History of Adventure (1887). Queen Ayesha, a near-immortal, became a household name to whom Freud would refer to in his The Interpretation of Dreams and Jung would later also mention. Haggard's Queen Ayesha is an unmistakable anima type - the ultimate guide and mediator to the inner world – perhaps suggestive of Kore-Persephone, a psychopompus (soul guide) of ancient mystery drama. The idea has also connections with the views presented in James Frazer's classical study The Golden Bough. She is followed by two sequels, Ayesha (1905) and Wisdom's Daughter (1923).

Allan Quatermain is Haggard’s protagonist in King Solomon’s Mines (1885), and the Allan Quatermain Series (1887). Quatermain is one of the quintessential Victorian English gentlemen of his day who travelled the world (the old fashioned way) in search of lost and hidden prizes concealed behind an overgrown wall, inside a tree, or under the surface of the ground where one is standing. It is all awaiting discovery.
Actors who play hunter-explorer Allan Quatermain on screen are featured here.

Jedi Knight
The Lord of the Rings - Middle-earth Inn Entry - Strider in the Wild - Aragorn wears the Ring of Barahir
The Rohirrim
Shadowfax confronting fell beast - Emblems and Heraldry
Robin Hood - Robin of Sherwood




I am well aware of the toil, and blood, and treasure, that it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these states. Yet, through all the gloom, I can see the rays of light and glory; I can see that the end is more than worth all the means, and that posterity will triumph.

John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 3, 1776



Diane Kruger [Abigail Chase] stars with Nicolas Cage [Ben Gates] and Justin Bartha
[Riley Poole] in action adventures about a family of treasure hunters who are successful
uncovering clues so they can track each of the hidden prizes!

Fifty-six individuals from each of the original 13 colonies participated in the Second Continental Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence.
Eighteen of the signers were merchants or businessmen, 14 were farmers, and four were doctors. Forty-two signers had served in their colonial legislatures. Twenty-two were lawyers--although William Hooper of North Carolina was "disbarred" when he spoke out against the Crown--and nine were judges. Stephen Hopkins had been Governor of Rhode Island.


The Hunting Party
see Diane Kruger [Mirjana] help Richard Gere [Simon Hunt], Terrence Howard [Duck], and Jesse Eisenberg [Benjamin Strauss] embark on an unauthorized mission to hunt 'the fox' - this true story! Not for nail biters...


also see

Nicolas Cage [Cris Johnson] with Julianne Moore [Federal Agent Callie Ferris] and Jessica Biel
[Liz Cooper, educator on Hopi reservation - several scenic gems]

Nicolas Cage fanpage is under construction - will return
The Capitol - fanpage about Washington, D.C. sites





The Beat Generation

Booker T. Washington Legendary author, educator, and spokesperson

Good Night and Good Luck - Edward R. Murrow - see Men Who State at Goats

The Mothman Prophecies * Mark Pellington 2002 - Richard Gere Photo Journalist


State of Play - Trump IX Guidelines


Freedom, the Capitol Building, and summary draft for comparison between Abe Lincoln and Barack Obama star charts

Stars for the United States Constitution
Event: September 17, 1787, 4:00 PM in Philadelphia PA

The Lights: Sun 24° Virgo 50' and Moon 7° Sagittarius 10'
Ascendant 8° Aquarius 22' and Midheaven 29° Scorpio 00'


The Force is an energy field created by all living things. It binds the galaxy together, and the Jedi draw their power from it.

The Phantom Menace Big Board Numbers

Hayden Christensen - Anakin Skywalker, a child born of prophecy,
he has left a mark on the history of the galaxy...

DOB: April 19, 1981 Vancouver (Canada)
Sun: 29° Aries 40' - Moon: 5° Scorpion 08' [solar chart noon]
Destiny Path = Super Number 33 [4 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 1 = 33]


Ewan McGregor - Obi-Wan Kenobi
DOB: March 31, 1971 Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Sun: 10° Aries 25' - Moon: 18° Gemini 03'
ASC: 14° Libra 51' - Midheaven 20° Moonchild 50'
Destiny Path = 7 [3 + 3 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 7 + 1 = 25/ 7]

Liam Neeson - Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn
DOB: June 7, 1952 Ballymena, Ireland [solar chart noon]
Sun: 16° Gemini 37' - Moon: 6° Sagittarius 22'
Destiny Path = 3 [6 + 7 = 13 [1 + 9 + 5 + 2 = 8] + 8 = 21 = 3]

Natalie Portman - Queen Amidala the young ruler of Naboo
Various Padmé Amidala and handmaiden costumes
- FIDM Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars
DOB: June 9, 1981 Jerusalem (Israel) [solar chart noon]
Sun: 18° Gemini 28' - Moon: 17° Virgo 44'
Most important signs of her solar chart: Libra, Gemini, & Moonchild [Cancer]
Destiny Path = 7 [6 + 9 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 1 = 34/ 7]


Mars: Where do we fight?

is the shimmering city-planet, site of the Jedi Temple and Galactic Senate, where Queen Amidala felt she could win support for her people of Naboo.
Coruscant is home planet to the most evolved [Jedi Knights] but is also a center of activity for the most easily coerced who deal in graft and corruption. Entities such as the Trade Federation and the Commerce Guild hold incredible sway over the inner workings of Coruscant politics.

Coruscant is the city-planet of paradoxes, with complex launch platforms designed to continue the ongoing spiritual integrity of the galaxy, even as political manipulations ensure that corporations can operate without profit-stunting restrictions. It is universally understood that whoever controls Coruscant controls the galaxy.




The Robot Hall of Fame - C3PO one of five robots honored






Rohirrim page
King Theoden looking out over Pelennor



The Royal Marriage and The Power of Narsil and Andúril
Strider in the Wild







Legend Kirk Douglas

The Eclipse: Second Breakfast





Avatar: recommended by Vice President Joe Biden
Clash of the Titans Gold, Red, and Black
The Fifth Element
The Golden Compass
The Sorcerer's Apprentice






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George Clooney

LION CREST - clip art; Escalop - Shell of a sea-fish to decorate
palmers on the way to Palestine; charge in Heraldry; escallop - or scallop-shells



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