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Seven (1995 Film)
Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher
David Fincher
and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. It tells the story of David Mills (Pitt), a detective who partners with the retiring William Somerset (Freeman) to track down a serial killer (Spacey) who uses the seven deadly sins as a motif in his murders. The screenplay was influenced by the time Walker spent in New York City trying to make it as a writer. Principal photography took place in Los Angeles, with the last scene filmed near Lancaster, California. The film's budget was US$33 million. Released on September 22, 1995 by New Line Cinema, Seven was the seventh-highest-grossing film of the year, grossing over $327 million worldwide.[2] It was well received by critics, who praised the film's darkness, brutality and themes
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Seven (1979 Film)
Seven is a 1979 action film directed by Andy Sidaris and starring William Smith.Contents1 Production 2 Release 3 Reception 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksProduction[edit] Seven was filmed at Oahu
Oahu
and Kauai
Kauai
in Hawaii.[3] Robert Baird, who is credited along with William Driskill as screenwriter, is a pseudonym for writer and photographer William Edgar.[3] The Hollywood Reporter budgeted the film at $2 million and noted that the film had "just completed" in their February 7, 1979 article.[3] Release[edit] Seven was released in the United States on September 21, 1979 where it premiered in Los Angeles.[3] The film distributed by American International.[1] Reception[edit] Variety stated that Seven is "filled with stock Hawaiian footage, and not very good stuff at that
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Neo-noir
Neo-noir is a modern or contemporary motion picture rendition of film noir. The term film noir (popularised by two French critics, namely, Raymond Borde and Etienne Chaumeton, in 1955[1]) was applied to crime movies of the 1940s and 1950s, most produced in the United States. It meant dark movie, indicating a sense of something sinister and shadowy, but also expressing a style of cinematography. The film noir genre includes stylish Hollywood
Hollywood
crime dramas, often with a twisted dark wit. Neo-noir has a similar style but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media. Neo-noir, as the term suggests, is contemporary noir
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Strap-on Dildo
A strap-on dildo (also strap-on, strapon or dildo harness) is a dildo designed to be worn, usually with a harness, during sexual activity.[1] Harnesses and dildos are made in a wide variety of styles, with variations in how the harness fits the wearer, how the dildo attaches to the harness, as well as various features intended to facilitate stimulation of the wearer or a sexual partner.[2][3][4] A strap-on dildo can be used for a wide variety of sexual activities, including vaginal sex, gay sex, oral sex, or solo or mutual masturbation
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Insanity Defense
The insanity defense, also known as the mental disorder defense, is a defense by excuse in a criminal case, arguing that the defendant is not responsible for his or her actions due to an episodic or persistent psychiatric disease at the time of the criminal act
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Academy Award For Best Film Editing
An academy (Attic Greek: Ἀκαδήμεια; Koine
Koine
Greek Ἀκαδημία) is an institution of secondary education, higher learning, research, or honorary membership
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Lancaster, California
Lancaster /ˈlæn.kæstər/ is a charter city in northern Los Angeles County, in the Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
of the western Mojave Desert
Mojave Desert
in Southern California. As of 2013, Lancaster was the 31st largest city in California. Lancaster is part of a twin city complex with its southern neighbor Palmdale and together they are the principal cities within the Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley
region. Lancaster is located approximately 61 miles (98 km) north (by highway) of downtown Los Angeles, near the Kern County line. It is separated from the Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Basin by the San Gabriel Mountains
San Gabriel Mountains
to the south, and from Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley
San Joaquin Valley
by the Tehachapi Mountains
Tehachapi Mountains
to the north
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Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(/lɔːs ˈændʒələs/ (listen);[a] Spanish: Los Ángeles; Spanish for "The Angels"),[16] officially the City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million,[11] Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Serial Killer
Note: Varies by jurisdictionAssassination Cannibalism Child murder Consensual homicide Contract killing Crime of passion Depraved-heart murder Execution-style murder Felony murder rule Feticide Honor killing Human sacrifice InfanticideChild sacrificeInternet homicide Lonely hearts killer Lust murder Lynching Mass murder Mass shooting Misdemeanor murder Murder–suicide Poisoning Proxy murder Pseudocommando Serial killer Spree killer Thrill killing Torture
Torture
murder Vehicle-ramming attackManslaughterIn English law Voluntary manslaughter Negligent homicide Vehicular homicideNon-criminal
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SWAT
In the United States, a SWAT
SWAT
( Special
Special
Weapons And Tactics) team is a law enforcement unit which uses specialized or military equipment and tactics. First created in the 1960s to handle riot control or violent confrontations with criminals, the number and usage of SWAT
SWAT
teams increased in the 1980s and 1990s during the War on Drugs
War on Drugs
and later in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. In the United States
United States
as of 2005, SWAT
SWAT
teams were deployed 50,000 times every year, almost 80% of the time to serve search warrants, most often for narcotics
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John Doe
"John Doe" , "John Roe" or "Richard Roe" (for men), "Jane Doe" or "Jane Roe" (for women), and "Baby Doe", "Janie Doe" or "Johnny Doe" (for children), or just "Doe" or "Roe" are multiple-use names that have two distinct usages. Firstly, and especially in the United States, Canada
Canada
and Ireland, they may refer to an unidentified person, or a party in a legal action whose identity is being withheld officially.[1][2] In the context of law enforcement in the United States, such names are often used to refer to a corpse whose identity is unknown or unconfirmed. Secondly, such names are also often used to refer to a hypothetical "everyman" in other contexts, in a manner similar to "John Q. Public" or "Joe Public". In other English-speaking countries, unique placeholder names, numbers and/or codenames have become more often used in the context of police investigations. This has included the United Kingdom, where usage of "John Doe" originated during the Middle Ages
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Crime Thriller
Crime
Crime
fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives. It is usually distinguished from mainstream fiction and other genres such as historical fiction or science fiction, but the boundaries are indistinct. Crime
Crime
fiction has multiple subgenres,[1] including detective fiction (such as the whodunit), courtroom drama, hard-boiled fiction and legal thrillers. Most crime drama focus on crime investigation and does not feature the court room
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New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
New Line Cinema
is an American film production label of Warner Bros. Entertainment that was founded in 1967 by Robert Shaye
Robert Shaye
as a film distribution company, later becoming an independent film studio
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William Hurt
William McChord Hurt[2][3] (born March 20, 1950) is an American actor. He received his acting training at the Juilliard School
Juilliard School
and began acting on stage in the 1970s. Hurt made his film debut in 1980 as a troubled scientist in Ken Russell's science-fiction feature Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year. He subsequently played a leading role, as a lawyer who succumbs to the temptations of Kathleen Turner, in the neo-noir Body Heat (1981). He played another leading role, as Arkady Renko, in Gorky Park (1983). In 1985, Hurt garnered critical acclaim and multiple acting awards, including an Academy Award
Academy Award
and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor, for Kiss of the Spider Woman. He received another two Academy Award
Academy Award
nominations for his lead performances in Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987)
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W. Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham CH (/mɔːm/ MAWM; 25 January 1874 – 16 December 1965), better known as W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest-paid author during the 1930s.[1] After both his parents died before he was 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become a lawyer like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a physician. The initial run of his first novel, Liza of Lambeth
Lambeth
(1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full-time. During the First World War he served with the Red Cross
Red Cross
and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the October Revolution
October Revolution
of 1917
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