Carrie Fisher — The Star Still Shines

The star still shines

 

New York Times News Report

Star quality undiminished

 

Oprah Interviews Carrie Fisher And Her Mother

I don’t know if they were culturally significant, but they were very popular. My mother and my father were America’s sweethearts. They literally received that tag. Even my parents sort of went along with the assumption that they were a good couple, but they probably weren’t a very good couple. Anyway, my father was best friends with a man named Michael Todd. Mike Todd was married to Elizabeth Taylor. Mike Todd died in a plane crash, and my father consoled Elizabeth Taylor with his penis.

 

The satisfaction of a grand life

Carrie Fisher On Ellen DeGeneres

Los Angeles Times On Life Of Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood Tough Place For Women

You can’t find true affection in Hollywood because everyone does the fake affection so well.

 

Harrison Ford ‘Was A 3-Month 1-Night Stand’

Carrie Fisher’s 1st Appearance on Johnny Carson

I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.

Carrie Fisher’s Daughter: 5 Fast Facts

Father of Carrie Fisher Daughter

Carrie Fisher’s ex ties the knot with longtime boyfriend

Carrie Fisher Could Do It All

 

Author Carrie Fisher interview on Charlie Rose (1994)

Carrie holds such a special place in the hearts of everyone at Lucasfilm it is difficult to think of a world without her. She was Princess Leia to the world but a very special friend to all of us. She had an indomitable spirit, incredible wit, and a loving heart. Carrie also defined the female hero of our age over a generation ago. Her groundbreaking role as Princess Leia served as an inspiration of power and confidence for young girls everywhere. We will miss her dearly.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm

Carrie Fisher interview 2016 – Jonathan Ross Show

I have always stood in awe of Carrie.  Her observations always made me laugh and gasp at the same time.  She didn’t need The Force.  She was a force of nature, of loyalty and of friendship.  I will miss her very much.

Steven Spielberg, director

 

 

 

 

 

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Game Of Thrones Season Six Spoilers – HBO Censorship

Game Of Thrones Season Six Spoilers – Can HBO Stop Them?

Game of Thrones -- HBO
Game of Thrones — HBO

“Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.” — Arya

Are spoilers just nothing?

And what is a spoiler?

Who spoils?

Can it be stopped?

Should it be stopped?

But first, the books from which Game of Thrones (and Game of Thrones Spoilers)spring.

Who is George R. R. Martin?

George R.R Martin is the much celebrated writer of the famous A Song of Ice and Fire series. He was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey and grew up to be world renowned Science Fiction and Fantasy writer. George being the only son of Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman and Margaret Brady Martin has two sisters Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten. Martin obtained his early education from Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School moving on to B.S (1970) and M.S (1971) degrees in Journalism Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

As a child Martin was fond of writing stories and dramas which he sold to other children in the neighborhood in return for only a few pennies. In his teenage years, Martin was a passionate reader of comic books and stockpiled many comic books to make his own collection. His publishing career also began during this period when he started writing fiction stories for amateur comic fan magazines. After graduating from university Martin worked for the Country Legal Assistance Foundation from 1972 to 1974. Martin also took interest in directing chess tournaments at the Continental Chess Association during these years. In 1976, Martin took up teaching Journalism at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa. He left teaching in 1978. All through this time, he continued to write part time. In 1975, Martin tied the knot with Gale Burnick but the marriage ended in 1979 after which Martin became a full time writer.

Game of Thrones Author: George R. R Martin
Game of Thrones Author:
George R. R Martin

George R.R Martin’s first work titled The Hero was published in 1970 when he was only 20. There was no looking back and Martin wrote many fantasies including his claim to fame series A Song of Fire and Ice and Games of Thrones. His novels such as Dying of the Light, The Ice Dragon and Windhaven have also done well among fiction lovers. Martin also wrote and edited comic books. Some of the famous ones are Wild Cards, Sandkings and The Hedge Knight. Due to a broad fan following all over the world, Martin’s stories have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Dutch, Japanese, Portugese, Croatian, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Finnish, and Esperanto.

Martin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his second wife, Parris McBride.

George R.R. Martin's House
George R.R. Martin’s House

“I suppose I’m a lapsed Catholic. You would consider me an atheist or agnostic. I find religion and spirituality fascinating. I would like to believe this isn’t the end and there’s something more, but I can’t convince the rational part of me that makes any sense whatsoever.”

— George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones comes to HBO. What so many thought impossible survives the early years and thrives in the later years.

in the beginning, George R. R. Martin was coaxed into lunch at the Palm two Hollywood eager-beavers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The rest, it can be said, is a magical, mystery, fantasy ride to the bank for the three of them and HBO.

Read a great interview with Benioff and Weiss here.

Game of Thrones on HBO
Game of Thrones on HBO

And the spoilers?

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground.” — Cersei Lannister

Depending on your opinion of spoilers, a hero or a zero, is defying HBO and posting spoilers. Previews of coming attractions, so to speak.

A man known as the “Spanish Spoiler” is uploading videos to YouTube in which he details the entire plot of the upcoming week’s episode.

Which makes HBO all crazy and in the mood for censorship in the extreme.

As Kim Renfro tells it:

The internet is darker and more full of spoilers than ever these days — and “Game of Thrones” is no exception. But the problem that has arisen in the last several weeks has nothing to do with spoiler-filled discussions of the episodes after they air. A man known as the “Spanish Spoiler” is uploading videos to YouTube in which he details the entire plot of the upcoming week’s episode.

But he’s doing it two full days before HBO airs the show.

In each video description, the mysterious YouTuber writes the following disclaimer (roughly translated using Google):

I cannot put spoilers for the 3rd episode of the 6th season of Game of Thrones, because HBO forbids it. But we can always count predictions, theories, and make analysis of what will happen. And who knows, maybe guess everything.

Nothing about the Spanish Spoiler’s descriptions is guesswork. Multiple plot details were revealed to be accurate for the first two episode “predictions,” and it has become clear to viewers that he has an inside source with the series.

Plus, HBO is onto him. The Spanish Spoiler’s videos have all been taken down from YouTube, marked as a “copyright claim by Home Box Office Inc.”

The Spanish Spoiler? Wouldn’t HBO love to know.

Love spoilers or hate ’em, maybe you could not care less about Game of Thrones Season Six. But HBO does. And it won’t rest until they can put an end to the Spanish Spoiler’s game of spoilers.

 

 

 

 

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