The 89th Academy Awards were held the day after Paxton died, on Sunday night, February 26, 2017. During the In Memoriam segment, Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to Bill Paxton verbally, as it apparently was too late to put in the actual In Memoriam section.
At the Oscars, for the last award, "Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came onstage to present the award for Best Picture, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde." What ensued was a first-of-kind Best Picture mixup. Few remembered the nod to Paxton.
Massachusetts saw its first February tornado in recorded history over the weekend, as a storm with winds of up to 110 miles per hour hit Conway and Goshen on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Source.
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado with winds up to 110 mph touched down in western Massachusetts. Meteorologists say the EF-1 tornado touched down Saturday evening [February 26, 2017] in Conway in Franklin County. Source.
From the ground, it can be difficult to appreciate the size and scope of damage wrought by the winding, wicked path of [February 28, 2017] Tuesday evening's tornadoes.
The first emergency calls came from County Road 806 a little after 8 p.m. Tuesday night.
The tornado crossed the interstate and took out about half of the 20 or so homes homes near Moore Drive. Then, the twister crossed Highway 51 next taking the tops off grain silos and more homes near County Roads 206, 208, and Allen Landings Road. Source.
Three confirmed tornadoes touched down in southern Michigan Tuesday evening, February 28, 2017. The tornadoes touched down between 8:54 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. February 28, 2017. All of the tornadoes have been rated by the National Weather Service as EF-1 tornadoes....It is very strange for one tornado in February in Michigan. Three tornadoes touching down in February is incredible. Source.
At least three [updated to four] people were killed in Illinois and Missouri in Tuesday's [February 28, 2017] storms. Others were injured, and cars were left scattered on highways. Source.
The two day severe weather outbreak has now ended but the clean-up has just begun for residents across eight US states.One of the sync reflections I began to see was the revealing role of cornfields in the backgrounds of various films of note.
From Tuesday night [February 28, 2017] into Wednesday [March 1, 2017], 27 tornadoes were reported across Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia with at least three people reported dead.
The heaviest storm damage looks to have been from a tornado that struck parts of Perryville, Missouri, about 105km south-southeast of St Louis. This tornado has been given a preliminary EF3 rating. Source.
Shining (1980) shows up in Twister (1996).
Twilight Zone 3: 8, whole episode 73, November 3, 1961. “It’s a Good Life.” Based a short story of the same name by Jerome Bixby.
In the fictional town of Peaksville, Ohio, there’s a little boy who banishes anyone thinking unhappy thoughts into the otherworldly cornfield from which there is no return.
"…This is the monster. His name is Anthony Fremont. He's six years old, with a cute little-boy face and blue, guileless eyes. But when those eyes look at you, you'd better start thinking happy thoughts, because the mind behind them is absolutely in charge. This is the Twilight Zone.”
#42: Bonnie and ClydeA major turning point comes when Bonnie's homesickness takes over and she demands to see her mama. She attempts to make a break for it, but Clyde chases her down and they cling to each other (each for different reasons) in a corn field. The shot above is lovely -- it's the autumn of their relationship.
Planet of the Apes (1968) is loosely based on Pierre Boulle's 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes.
Ever since the film Children of the Corn was released in 1984, cornfields have taken on an extra layer of creepiness unequaled by say, an apple orchard or even a pumpkin patch. Source.
He began to walk in that direction, not having to bull through the corn any more. The row was taking him in the direction he wanted to go, naturally. The row ended up ahead. Ended? No, emptied out into some sort of clearing...— Stephen King, Children of the Corn
Patrick Stewart, in 2016, was congratulated by Major League Baseball for his Field of Dreams-like tweet.
In 1863, First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar is wounded in battle at St. David's Field in Tennessee. Choosing death in battle over amputation of his leg, he takes a horse and rides up to and along the Confederate lines. Source.
Fearless (1993) is based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Rafael Yglesias.
Carnivàle (HBO, September 14, 2003 and March 27, 2005).
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.
The Judge includes overhead footage of Indiana cornfields…. Source.
While Christopher Nolan had to rely upon CGI for Interstellar's space scenes, the 44-year-old was adamant not to do the same here on earth.As Red Dirt Report editor Andrew W. Griffin remembered on November 11, 2014, "Just yesterday, a possible GOP presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, noted on a radio show, in an 'aw-shucks' manner, that he is just a guy who 'grew up in a cornfield.'"
In order to realistically portray the farm featured in the film, Nolan had production designer Nathan Crowley plant 500-acres of corn, drawing inspiration from another director's recent success with the crop.
"Luckily, [director] Zack [Snyder] had grown a bunch of corn, so I said, 'How much can you really grow practically?'" he told The Hollywood Reporter. "And they had done a couple hundred acres [for Man of Steel], so we looked into it; we found that where we wanted to build our farmhouse really close to the mountains [outside] Calgary. In the end, we got a pretty good crop, and we actually made money on this." Source.
Then in 2015...
In...the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending, a sci-fi adventure about intergalactic eugenics (or something), seemingly without much reason to set foot in a cornfield — and yet the movie’s trailer takes an inexplicable detour into what looks like Iowa farm country. Likewise,...Fantastic Four reboot was preceded...by another unnecessarily husk-filled teaser. Source.
So the frivolity and silliness that mars most of the X-Men movies — those corny battles with innumerable mutants hurling stuff this way and that — is now replaced with a much more compelling, somber tone that gives “Logan” some heft. There is a quiet sequence in a farming community where, for instance, the movie stops to contemplate the satisfactions of authentic person-to-person relationships over technology. A cornfield where the plants are grown solely to be turned into corn syrup serves as an able metaphor for bland, mass-produced, drug-like entertainment — and also ties neatly into the fell plan advanced by the Grant character, who seeks to alter human nature for his own profit. ~ New York Post review.
Corn is the secret ingredient in so much of our food — but increasingly, it's also the secret ingredient in many of our tentpole movies. Source.Synchromystics have a few ideas about corn being a source of the hidden - and the secrets. We have not even gone into the corn within Michael Hoffman's cereal killers or dealt with the in-depth name game discussions so many have done of Oz or Red Dirt Report'd a look at maizes and mazes.