Maria Schneider
French actress
Maria Schneider
Maria Schneider was a French actress. She was best known for playing Jeanne, opposite Marlon Brando, in the 1972 film Last Tango in Paris.
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Open landscapes of southwestern Minnesota inspired Grammy winner
NPR - 12 days
Maria Schneider is from the small town of Windom and attended the University of Minnesota.
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Composer/Arranger Miho Hazama Leads Her Superb m_unit Ensemble in a Wonderland of Energetic Jazz
Huffington Post - about 1 month
By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, January 17, 2017 When Miho Hazama headlined Jazz Standard on September 30, 2015 in celebration of her spirited second album, Time River, her authentic music and graceful poise as the conductor of her 13-piece chamber band called m_unit proved to be the proclaiming of an engaging new voice on New York's jazz scene. As such, the award-winning composer and arranger who grew up in Tokyo and now lives in Harlem represents the energetic next generation of the large ensemble leaders, ably joining the continuum of such established orchestra leaders as Maria Schneider and Ryan Truesdell. In fact, Schneider in many ways has served as a mentor. "Maria has helped me a lot, including helping me to get my first dream show at Jazz Standard," says the 30-year-old Hazama who graduated with a Masters in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music in 2012 studying with the influential Jim McNeely after previously earning her Bachelor in Classical Compo ...
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Twenty-Five Great Jazz Baritone Saxophone Peformances
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Ronnie Cuber The cumbersome and often unwieldy baritone saxophone has long been relegated to the position of a shadowy stepchild to its more grandiloquent brothers, the tenor and alto saxophones, in jazz music. A low register behemoth that requires voluminous breath, careful control and formidable stamina, it has been used primarily in jazz orchestras to produce those low resonant notes that bring the bottom end to life in modern jazz orchestra arrangements. Prominently used in the great jazz orchestras of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the baritone saxophone was played by the great Harry Carney in the Ellington band and by Jack Washington in the Basie band. Carney, with his incredible use of circular breathing and his pure uncluttered tone, is widely recognized as having been a pioneer on the instrument, bringing the baritone out of the obscurity of the saxophone section and into the limelight of a solo instrument. Using Carney and to a lesser extent Washington as inspiration ...
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Bernardo Bertolucci Misses The Mark In Response To ‘Last Tango In Paris’ Rape Scene Controversy
Huffington Post - 3 months
On Monday, film director Bernardo Bertolucci responded to the backlash over a controversial rape scene in his film “Last Tango in Paris.”  In a recently resurfaced video interview, Bertolucci revealed the scene was not consensual, causing outrage on the internet. Now, he’s saying that what actually happened to actress Maria Schneider on set is all a “ridiculous misunderstanding.” In a statement obtained by Variety, translated from Italian, the director said, “Several years ago at the Cinemathèque Francaise someone asked me for details on the famous butter scene. I specified, but perhaps I was not clear, that I decided with Marlon Brando not to inform Maria that we would have used butter. We wanted her spontaneous reaction to that improper use [of the butter]. That is where the misunderstanding lies. Somebody thought, and thinks, that Maria had not been informed about the violence on her. That is false!” According to Bertolucci, Schneider was aware of everything else in the s ...
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Maria Schneider sweeps 5 categories at 2016 Jazz Awards
Yahoo News - 10 months
NEW YORK (AP) — It's the year of the woman at the 2016 Jazz Awards with Maria Schneider becoming the first artist ever to sweep five categories.
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Gaspar Noe's Love
Huffington Post - over 1 year
At one point in Gaspar Noe's Love, his male lead Murphy (Karl Glusman), a would be director studying filmmaking in Paris, announces, "my biggest dream is to make a film that depicts sentimental sex." Audiences who see Love may ask why it isn't simply called Sex, since the sex is graphic, and so ubiquitous that the brazenness becomes almost routine. During the Q &A the followed one of the opening night screenings of the film Noe remarked, "I don't see why there aren't more genitals in movies. They're everywhere." But make no mistake about it Love is not porn. Noe whose contribution to civilized society may lie in reintroducing the now almost extinct cosmetic notion of pubic hair into a world intent on Brazilian waxing, tips his hat to Courbet, particularly with respects to the painter's famed "The Origin of the World," whose wanton sexuality negotiates a fine line between beauty and provocation. From the first scene of mutual masturbation between Murphy and Electra (Aomi Muyock ...
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Big Band Sounds Abound With Three New Albums
Huffington Post - over 1 year
John Fedchock's New York Big Band There appears to be resurgence in offerings from big band ensembles this year. Big bands have made a vital comeback fueled on by modern, enlivened arrangements and buttressed by stalwart musicianship. New and exciting scores, some years in the making, are being offered by an ever increasing number of composer/arrangers who enlist groups of talented musicians to help them make their music a reality. The results are some of the year's most inspiring and compelling musical offerings. This revival defies the market driven logic that dismisses music unless it can be justified on a purely economic basis. In pop music, today's ephemeral "hit" culture has homogenized the creative output of many of today's best selling artists. Manipulated music machines seem to crank out mostly vacuous sounds that melt into obscurity almost as fast as they appear, like snowflakes on your heated windshield. Large ensemble music and orchestras have no such illusory go ...
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The Most Taboo Sex Scenes In Film
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been forty years since my last confession. It has been forty years almost to the day, because that's when I started work as entertainment editor at Penthouse magazine, which in those days, like Playboy, was selling up to six million copies a month on the newsstand. Oh, those skin magazines so deserved what the Internet did to them! What I did forty years ago was so bad that I decided to do what most people do in such painfully embarrassing situations: I'd write a book about it. I'd already written two books about people I'd never met - The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson, about Hollywood agent Henry Willson, and Party Animals, about Hollywood/Broadway producer Allan Carr - so why not write my next book about something I knew so well: sex and the sinful people who broke all the taboos? If the 1980s were greedy and the 1920s actually roared, then the 1970s certainly qualified as being oversexed. I'd call my book Sexplosion. The 1970s ended spec ...
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Grammys 2014: Maria Schneider dominates in classical categories
LATimes - about 3 years
American composer Maria Schneider dominated the classical music categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards on Sunday for her album "Winter Morning Walks," which features soprano Dawn Upshaw. The classical awards were handed out as part of the pre-show ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.
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Last Tango in Lille
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue is the Warmest Color begins with a discussion of Marivaux's The Virtuous Orphan: Or, The Life of Marianne in a high school classroom in Lille. The very sizing up and choosing of potential romantic partners constitutes the nature of the discussion, which eventually brings up the question of free will or predestination. Of course this is the foreshadowing for the seemingly fortuitous initial encounter between Emma (Lea Seydoux), an artist and art student and Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos), a high school student. When we first spot Adele in a series of crosscuts, she seems to move around like a random atom, her progress in life only subject to her preternatural appetites, which include boys, girls and food. However, the conflict between free will and determinism quickly gives way to a debate over appetite versus taste--which can, when you think of it, be looked at as one refinement of the earlier question. As Adele's appetite for women drives her to Lea, the gourm ...
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Singing The Praises Of Pre-Dawn Walks
NPR - almost 4 years
Winter Morning Walks, an album featuring jazz composer Maria Schneider and soprano Dawn Upshaw, revolves around meditations on nature and beauty by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. All three artists have had battles with cancer — when, Schneider says, "everything in life becomes heightened." » E-Mail This     » Add to
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Big Bands Are Back, Baby!
Forward - over 4 years
Big bands have been making some of the most interesting and pleasurable music in jazz today. If you haven’t heard of them already, these groups are worth your attention: John Hollenbeck’s Large Ensemble, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Orrin Evans’s Captain Black Big Band and Maria Schneider’s Jazz Orchestra. There is also a new big band album from the pianist Ezra Weiss, “Our Path to This Moment,” which may not sit in the same elevated ranks as the groups listed above. But it is as refined a statement as any jazz musician, recording for the first time with an orchestra, could make. Weiss, who is based in Portland, Ore., has recorded with big bands before — as on “Get Happy,” his 2007 release — but never as a big band proper. He’s an experienced arranger and composer; it only makes sense that he should put out such an album now. Click here for the rest of the article...
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WATCH: Verdict Read In Horrific Middle School Beating
Huffington Post - over 4 years
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A jury on Monday convicted a teenager of attempted murder in a vicious kicking and stomping attack on a girl outside a middle school in 2010, rejecting his claims of insanity. The jury deliberated just over four hours before returning the guilty verdict in the trial of Wayne Treacy in the attack on then-15-year-old Josie Lou Ratley. Treacy, 17, could get up to 50 years in prison for the conviction of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon – the steel-toed boots he used to nearly crush the girl's skull. The crux of the case was whether jurors would buy Treacy's defense that he was not responsible because he suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder resulting from his brother's suicide a few months before. The March 2010 attack happened after Ratley enraged Treacy by sending him a taunting text message about his dead brother. Experts on both sides agreed Treacy has PTSD. But prosecution psychiatrists testified that Tr ...
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Attacked Florida girl's recovery a miracle, doctor says
Fox News - over 4 years
A 15-year-old girl's survival from an attack in which her head was repeatedly kicked and stomped by another teenager was nothing short of a "miracle" but she likely will face a lifetime of psychological problems, a neurosurgeon testified Tuesday in the trial of her attacker. Dr. Randell Powell said it took intense round-the-clock care and three brain operations to save the life of Josie Lou Ratley following the assault on her at a middle school bus stop in March 2010. Her brain was bleeding from at least five heavy blows and was swelling so quickly, Powell said, that he was surprised she was still alive the next morning. "She was barely clinging to life. But she was still alive. Which I thought was amazing," Powell testified. "I think it's a miracle that she's alive, really." Powell's testimony came in the second day of the attempted first-degree murder trial of 17-year-old Wayne Treacy, who claims innocence by reason of insanity. Treacy's defense is that he suffered from post ...
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'Deep Throat': How The Controversial Linda Lovelace Movie Changed Culture
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
Four decades after the pornographic film "Deep Throat," we need not one, but two biopics on the star of the movie, Linda Lovelace. (The first stars Amanda Seyfried. The other which may never happen -- stars Malin Akerman.) These dueling projects are just one measure of how big a deal "Deep Throat" remains 40 years after it went into wide release, on June 30, 1972. Other measures include the multi-billions in profits earned each year by a porn-film production industry that scarcely existed before "Deep Throat," the level of household-name fame the film's title earned amid the Watergate scandal, the countless courtroom challenges over whether porn merits First Amendment protections, and the still-ongoing debate over whether porn is good or bad for women -- a debate embodied by the life story of Lovelace herself, still the most famous/infamous porn star who ever lived. And then there's the snickering or prickly reaction you had upon reading the phrase "Deep Throat" a few moments ago. Y ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maria Schneider
  • 2011
    Age 58
    Her funeral was held on 10 February 2011 at Église Saint-Roch, Paris, attended by actors, directors and producers in French cinema such as Dominique Besnehard, Bertrand Blier, Christine Boisson, Claudia Cardinale, Alain Delon and Andréa Ferreol, her girlfriend Pia Almadio, half-siblings Fiona and Manuel Gélin, and her uncle Georges Schneider.
    More Details Hide Details Delon read a tribute from Brigitte Bardot. Schneider was cremated afterwards at Père Lachaise crematorium, and her ashes were to be scattered at sea at the foot of the Rock of the Virgin in Biarritz, according to her last wishes. On 1 July 2010, Schneider was awarded the medal of Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contributions to the arts by Minister of Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand. He had acted with her in Jacques Rivette's film, Merry-Go-Round (1981). Schneider was referred to in the title of the song The Vanishing of Maria Schneider on dEUS' 2008 album Vantage Point. The song "Maria" from the 2012 album Banga by Patti Smith was written in memory of Schneider.
  • 1976
    Age 23
    In early 1976, she abandoned the film set of Caligula and checked herself into a mental hospital in Rome for several days to be with her lover, photographer Joan Townsend.
    More Details Hide Details This, coupled with her refusal to perform nude, led to Schneider's dismissal from the film. She was replaced by Teresa Ann Savoy. The 1970s were turbulent years for Schneider, marked by drug addiction, overdoses, and a suicide attempt. Schneider said that she disliked the instant fame accorded to her from Last Tango in Paris. She suffered abuse and began taking drugs. By the 1980s, however, her life had improved:
  • 1974
    Age 21
    In 1974, Schneider came out as bisexual.
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  • 1969
    Age 16
    Schneider worked in more than 50 films and television productions between 1969 and 2008.
    More Details Hide Details During her career, she was a strong advocate for improving the work of women in film.
  • 1952
    Born on March 27, 1952.
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