Blake Nelson

Girl has since been published in eight foreign countries and made into a film of the same name. The novel was reissued as a young adult novel by Simon & Schuster young adult imprint Simon Pulse in October 2007. Nelson's novel Paranoid Park was made into a film of the same name by Gus Van Sant. The novel, about skateboarding teenagers, won the prestigious Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy. The film won a special 60th Anniversary prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007. A sequel to his first novel Girl, Dream School was released in December 2011 and follows the protagonist, Andrea Marr, to Wellington College, an eastern liberal-arts college modeled on Wesleyan, Nelson's alma mater.

Gus Van Sant

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As well as melding improvisational long takes like those in Gerry with Harris Savides' fluid camerawork, the film was also influenced by Alan Clarke's 1989 film of the same name (see Elephant). The finished film provoked strong reactions from audiences at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. At the Cannes festival, the jury awarded Elephant with their top prize, the Palme d'Or, and Van Sant with his first Best Director statue from the festival. The success of Elephant led Van Sant to show the U.S. premiere of Elephant as a fundraiser for Outside In, an organization working to help youth living on the streets of Portland, Oregon.

Portland, Oregon

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Portland is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Oregon and the seat of Multnomah County. It is a major port in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. As of 2018, Portland had an estimated population of 653,115, making it the 25th most populated city in the United States, and the second-most populous in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle. Approximately 2.4 million people live in the Portland metropolitan statistical area (MSA), making it the 25th most populous in the United States. Its combined statistical area (CSA) ranks 19th-largest with a population of around 3.2 million.

Paranoid Park

Paranoid Park can refer to: Paranoid Park (novel), a 2006 young adult novel by Blake Nelson. Paranoid Park (film), a 2007 film by Gus Van Sant based on the 2006 novel. O'Bryant Square, a small park in Portland, Oregon whose nicknames include "Paranoid Park".

List of American films of 2007

A list of American films released in 2007. No Country for Old Men won the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Satellite Award for Best Film – Drama. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Juno won the Satellite Award for Best Film – Musical or Comedy.

English alphabet

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Today, the English alphabet is considered to consist of the following 26 letters: indent=1 | A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m N n O o P p Q q R r S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z Written English has a number of digraphs, but they are not considered separate letters of the alphabet: indent=1 | ch ci ck gh ng ph qu rh sc sh th ti wh wr zh Outside of professional papers on specific subjects that traditionally use ligatures in loanwords, ligatures are seldom used in modern English.

2007 Cannes Film Festival

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Silent Light by Carlos Reygadas. 60th Anniversary Prize: Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant. Prix Un Certain Regard: California Dreamin', by Cristian Nemescu. Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize: Actrices by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi. Heart Throb Jury Prize: The Band's Visit (Bikur Ha-Tizmoret) by Eran Kolirin. Short Film Special Distinction: Run by Mark Albiston. First Prize: Ahora todos parecen contentos by Gonzalo Tobal. Second Prize: Ru Dao by Tao Chen. Third Prize: Minus by Pavle Vuckovic. Short Film Palme d'Or: Ver Llover by Elisa Miller. Special mention: Ah Ma by Anthony Chen & Run by Mark Albiston. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu (In competition).

Gabe Nevins

It featured photos of him that Haymes had taken since he first met Nevins shortly after the release of Paranoid Park. Nevins attended Rex Putnam High School. *

Taylor Momsen

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In 2007, she starred in the Walt Disney Pictures film Underdog as Molly and as Jennifer in the movie Paranoid Park, directed by Gus Van Sant. Beginning in 2007, she played the character of Jenny Humphrey in The CW television series Gossip Girl, based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar. Momsen's appearances on the series became increasingly sporadic, and, by the end of the first half of the fourth season, she had only appeared in four episodes. It was then announced that the actress would be scheduled for an indefinite hiatus from the show, which ended with her leaving the series as a regular cast member after the completion of the fourth season in 2011.

Christopher Doyle

Chris Doyle
He has also made more than twenty films in various other languages, working as director of photography on Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho, Liberty Heights, Last Life in the Universe, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Paranoid Park, and The Limits of Control, among others. He also wrote, shot, and directed Warsaw Dark, Away with Words starring Asano Tadanobu, and Hong Kong Trilogy: Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous, an experimental portrait of three generations of Hong Kong people. He most recently co-directed The White Girl with Jenny Suen.

Odal (rune)

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The o-rune is attested early, in inscriptions from the 3rd century, such as the Thorsberg chape ( DR7) and the Vimose planer (Vimose-Høvelen, DR 206). The letter is derived from a Raetian variant of the letter O. The corresponding Gothic letter is (derived from Greek Ω), which had the name oþal. Wolfgang Krause (1964) has speculated that the o rune is used as an ideograph denoting possession in the Thorsberg chape inscription. The inscription has owlþuþewaz, read by Krause as O[þila] - W[u]lþu-þewaz "inherited property - the servant of Wulþuz".


Οo micronGreek letter Omicron
Omicron (uppercase Ο, lowercase ο, literally "small o": όμικρον < ὂ μικρόν - ò mikrón, micron meaning 'small' in contrast to omega) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 70. This letter is derived from the Phoenician letter ayin. In classical Greek, omicron represented the sound in contrast to omega and ου. In modern Greek, omicron represents the mid back rounded vowel. Letters that arose from omicron include Roman O and Cyrillic O.

Madison High School (Portland, Oregon)

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Two movies have been filmed at the school: Paranoid Park (2007) and Twilight (2008). On June 29, 2004, the school was damaged by fire, probably caused by fireworks. The school is currently being renovated as part of a $790 million bond measured passed in 2017 and is planned to finish before the 2021-2022 school year. Students will be attending a different school building as of August 2019. James Madison High School offers a full range of college preparatory core content classes as well as unique elective options in the areas of mathematics, performing & visual arts, science, social science, and world languages.

Phoenician alphabet

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The Phoenician alphabet (also called the Paleo-Hebrew alphabet when found in the Levantine interior ) is an alphabet of abjad type, consisting of 22 consonant letters only, leaving vowel sounds implicit, although certain late varieties use matres lectionis for some vowels.

Letter (alphabet)

A letter is classified as either a consonant or a vowel, depending on how its sound is produced (vowels are a, e, i, o, u, y and w— with y and w only sometimes classed as vowels). The basic Roman alphabet is used by hundreds of languages around the world. There are more phonemes in English–about 44–than there are letters of the alphabet. A letter may therefore be associated with more than one phoneme, with the phoneme determined by the surrounding letters or etymology of the word. Regional accents have a significant effect; the letter a can range from five to twelve sounds depending on the origin of the speaker.

Double acute accent

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In the 18th century, before Hungarian orthography became fixed, u and o with umlaut + acute were used in some printed documents. 19th century typographers introduced the double acute as a more aesthetic solution. In Hungarian, the double acute is thought of as the letter having both an umlaut and an acute accent. Standard Hungarian has 14 vowels in a symmetrical system: seven short vowels (a, e, i, o, ö, u, ü) and seven long ones, which are written with an acute accent in the case of á, é, í, ó, ú, and with the double acute in the case of ő, ű. Vowel length has phonemic significance in Hungarian, that is, it distinguishes different words and grammatical forms.

Burnside Skatepark

The 1993 film Free Willy, the film “Untraceable”, the film “The Hunted” and the 2007 film Paranoid Park, as a setting for the eponymous skate park. Recently in 2019 Netflix Series “Trinkets” The skatepark has also been featured in a number of notable skate videos: Burnside has appeared in multiple books & also publications and editorials. Including local newspapers, The Oregonian, Wilamette Week, the Mercury. Burnside photographs have been Published in skateboard magazines, Thrasher, Transworld, Slap, Skateboarder, Juice, multiple zines, Frank 151 & basically too many to document. Thrasher Magazine, "Truth Hurts" 1993. Spitfire Wheels, "Spitfire" 1993.


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Historically O-diaeresis was written as an o with two dots above the letter. O-umlaut was written as an o with a small e written above in cursive old German (Gothic) script: this minute e is represented by two vertical bars connected by a slanted line, which then degenerated to two vertical bars in early modern handwritings. In most later handwritings these bars in turn nearly became dots. The origin of the letter ö was a similar ligature for the digraph OE: e was written above o and degenerated into two small dots. In some inscriptions and display typefaces, ö may be represented as an o with a small letter e inside.


In French, œ is called e dans l'o, which means e in the o (a mnemotechnic pun used first at school, sounding like (des) œufs dans l'eau, meaning eggs in water) or sometimes o et e collés, literally o and e glued) is a true linguistic ligature, not just a typographic one (like the fi or fl ligatures), reflecting etymology. It is most prominent in the words mœurs ("mores"), cœur ("heart"), sœur ("sister"), œuf ("egg"), bœuf ("beef", "steer"), œuvre ("work") and œil ("eye"), in which the digraph œu, like eu, represents the sound (in other cases, like plurals œufs ("eggs") and bœufs ("steers"), it stands for ). French also uses œ in direct borrowings from Latin and Greek.

Neil Kopp

Kopp later produced Gus Van Sant's 2007 film Paranoid Park, which, combined with his work on Old Joy, earned him an Independent Spirit Producers Award as well as a nomination for Paranoid Park as Best Film. He also produced Kelly Reichardt's 2008 film Wendy and Lucy, also known under the working titles of Wendy and Train Choir.; and Reichardt's 2010 film Meek's Cutoff. *


The Phoenician letter is the origin of the Greek, Latin and Cyrillic letter O. The letter name is derived from Proto-Semitic "eye", and the Phoenician letter had the shape of a circle or oval, clearly representing an eye, perhaps ultimately (via Proto-Sinaitic) derived from the ı͗r hieroglyph 𓁹 (Gardiner D4). The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Ο, Latin O, and Cyrillic О, all representing vowels. The sound represented by ayin is common to much of the Afroasiatic language family, such as in the Egyptian language, the Cushitic languages and the Semitic languages.

Vo (letter)

It is one of the two letters that represent the sound O, the other being Օ which is not created by Mashtots itself. Its minuscule variant is homoglyphic to the minuscule form of the Latin letter N. In its uppercase form, it looks like a turned Latin letter U, the Lisu letter Georgian letter ghani . This letter, along with Vyun (or Hiwn in Classical Armenian), is part of the Armenian U . Because the letter U is not present in Mashtots's alphabet, it uses a digraph made up of these letters. #Except in ով /ov/ "who" and ովքեր /ovkʰer/ "those (people)" in Eastern Armenian O o : [[O|Latin letter O]]. О о : [[О|Cyrillic letter O]]. Օ օ : [[Օ|Armenian letter O]].

IFC Films

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IFC Films is an American film production and distribution company based in New York City. It is an offshoot of IFC owned by AMC Networks. It distributes mainly independent films under its own name, select foreign films and documentaries under its Sundance Selects label and genre films under its IFC Midnight label. It operates the IFC Center.

Independent Spirit Award for Best Film

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The Independent Spirit Award for Best Film (or Best Feature) is one of the annual Independent Spirit Awards.

Old Joy

Neil Kopp won the Producer's Award at the Independent Spirit Awards for his work on Old Joy and Paranoid Park. * New York Times review 2nd - Ella Taylor, LA Weekly. 4th - Marc Mohan, Portland Oregonian. 4th - Scott Tobias, The A.V. Club. 4th - Ty Burr, The Boston Globe. 8th - Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly. 10th - Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe. New York Times review. New York Times review.