‘House Of Cards’ Star Robin Wright Breaks Her Silence On Kevin Spacey: ‘I Didn’t Know The Man’

Robin Wright is finally opening up about her former “House of Cards” co-star Kevin Spacey, who was fired from their Netflix drama last November after multiple misconduct allegations  were made agai…


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Wild Hunger: Phoenix Pack, Book 7 (Unabridged) – Suzanne Wright

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Wild Hunger: Phoenix Pack, Book 7 (Unabridged)

Suzanne Wright

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.95

Publish Date: May 29, 2018

© ℗ © 2018 Brilliance Audio

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The Way We Live (feat. Audio Push) – Single – Dizzy Wright


The Way We Live (feat. Audio Push) – Single
Dizzy Wright

Release Date:
August 19, 2016
Total Songs:
1

Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Price:
$ 1.29

Copyright
℗ 2016 Dizzy Wright


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Case 39 – Ray Wright & Christian Alvart

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Case 39

Ray Wright & Christian Alvart

Genre: Horror

Price: $ 7.99

Rental Price: $ 0.99

Release Date: October 1, 2010


Academy Award® winner Renee Zellweger stars in this terrifying, supernatural thriller about a social worker who has been assigned the unusual and disturbing case of Lillith Sullivan…a girl with a strange and mysterious past. When Emily (Renee Zellweger) opens her home in an attempt to help Lillith, it turns into a deadly nightmare she may not survive. Co–starring Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), Case 39 is a heart-stopping chiller with startling surprises that lead to a shocking and sinister ending.

© © 2009 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

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Letitia Wright AKA Black Panther’s Shuri Got Bars [VIDEO]

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Another day, another look into the lives of the amazing Black Panther cast. Letitia Wright, who plays King T’Challa’s brilliant younger sister, Shuri, emerged as one of the many highlights of the Marvel blockbuster and a new video showing off her freestyle skills will gain her even more fans we bet.

By way of Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong’o’s Twitter, “MC Baby Underbite” was introduced to the world. Making this behind-the-scenes moment even greater was everyone’s new “MmmBae” Winston Duke, AKA the Jabari Tribe leader M’Baku, helping out with the beatbox. The regal Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Mother Ramonda, and Danai Gurria, who plays General Okoye of the Dora Mijalie, were also in the cipher.

We’ve typed enough already. Just take in the joy and glory that is Letitia Wright AKA Shuri AKA MC Baby Underbite with Winston Duke AKA Big Overbite in the clips below. Hit the flip for some of the amazing reactions from fans.

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Darkest Hour – Joe Wright

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Darkest Hour

Joe Wright

Genre: Drama

Price: $ 14.99

Release Date: November 22, 2017


Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman gives a "towering performance" (Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair) in acclaimed director Joe Wright's soaring drama Darkest Hour. As Hitler's forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI (Ben Mendelsohn) skeptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award® nominee Kristin Scott Thomas and Lily James, Darkest Hour is a powerful, inspirational drama.

© © 2017 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Edgar Wright

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Edgar Wright

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 4.99

Rental Price: $ 3.99

Release Date: August 13, 2010


Game on! Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams…literally. But in order for them to date, he must defeat her seven evil exes — a rogues' gallery — including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins! From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comes “a true original” (Entertainment Weekly) powered up by wit, action and groundbreaking visuals that you will want to watch again as soon as it’s over!

© © 2010 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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‘Last Chance U’ Star Isaiah Wright: Murder Case Going to Grand Jury

The fate of the “Last Chance U” football star accused of murdering an 18-year-old man will be in the hands of a grand jury — the murder case is moving forward in just a few weeks.  Isaiah Wright was a stud running back at East Mississippi Community…

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Ex-Wife Of Slain NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Charged With Murder

The 2010 death of NBA player Lorenzen Wright remained largely an unsolved mystery until earlier this month after one man was charged with murder. The ex-wife of Wright was charged with murder Friday night (Dec. 15), bringing to a close a nearly eight-year ordeal for Wright’s family.

Local outlet Fox 13 reports:

Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife, Sherra Wright, has been arrested and charged in connection to his murder.

She was arrested in her Riverside, California Friday night. Jail records show she was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 9:28 p.m. Pacific time.

MPD said Sherra Wright-Robinson has been indicted & arrested for conspiracy, criminal attempted first degree & first degree murder in the death of Lorenzen Wright.

Billy Turner, the man who allegedly carried out the slaying and reportedly tried to kill Wright once before, was charged on December 6.

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Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall – Katherine Fairfax Wright

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Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall

Katherine Fairfax Wright

Genre: Documentary

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: December 12, 2017


Todrick Hall launches his most ambitious project yet: the full-scale original musical, Straight Outta Oz. From a small town in Texas to big-time show business, comes an inspiring documentary of grit, perseverance and the redemptive power of art. We watch him struggle to write songs about growing up gay and black in small-town Texas, his difficult relationship with his mom, and the harsh realities of trying to make it in show business. With limited time and budget, the odds are against him, but Todrick's passion and his team of talented performers overcome all obstacles to bring this story to the world.

© © 2017 Awesomeness, LLC

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Lure of Oblivion: Mercury Pack, Book 3 (Unabridged) – Suzanne Wright

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Lure of Oblivion: Mercury Pack, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Suzanne Wright

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 14.95

Publish Date: November 21, 2017

© ℗ © 2017 Brilliance Audio

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Keeper of the Peace – Jennifer Malone Wright

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Keeper of the Peace

Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: January 31, 2016

Publisher: Jennifer Malone Wright

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


The love of her life left her long ago, shattering her heart into a million pieces. It’s taken Hannah almost twelve years to push away the hurt and move on with life. That is, until the death of a Reaper brings Detective David Foster back to town and their paths cross once again. With more and more of the soul-eating Reapers passing through town in search of the Chosen One, who happens to be her sister Lucy, the Estmond family has been busy enough. Now, they rally together in hopes of keeping Hannah out of prison. With all the trouble lately, being a Keeper, a protector of souls, has never been more difficult for Hannah. Will she forgive David and rekindle their relationship? More importantly, will he find out she is the one responsible for the murder he is investigating? Sparks fly in more ways than one in the second installment of the Graveyard Guardians.

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Isaia Opens San Francisco Store in Frank Lloyd Wright Building

Italian luxury men’s wear brand Isaia has opened a boutique in San Francisco, its third Stateside, located in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright building at 140 Maiden Lane that was one of the original blueprints for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Formerly home to the V.C. Morris Gift Shop, the store boasts 7,900 square feet of space, with 4,000 square feet dedicated to retail sales, incorporating a bevy of unique design elements.
“It is all about the space,” said Gianluca Isaia, chief executive officer and third generation of the family-run company. “We kept the integrity of every design feature intact. As an update to the store’s existing beauty, we focused on adding a color-sensitive lighting schematic, sound system and the styling of our product to complete the experience. It was much like restoring a masterful piece of art to its glory and giving it a new personality.”
Taking over a landmarked building was no small task, because none of the original materials could be touched or modified, including the original wall plaster, millwork, trim, flooring railings, bubbled ceilings and, of course, the brick and stone façade. Planning required the interior of the space to be painted the exact color that Wright

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The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter The Complete Collection (Parts 1-6) – Jennifer Malone Wright

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The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter The Complete Collection (Parts 1-6)

Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre: Paranormal

Publish Date: February 3, 2016

Publisher: Jennifer Malone Wright

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Chloe Kallistrate is a Vampire Hunter.   Born from the blood of angels and gods, she finds that being a Hunter isn't something you learn, it is something you are … whether you like it or not.   After losing her mother one horrible night, she is thrust into a world of vampires and those that hunt them, a world where she isn't sure she belongs. Tragedy forced this life on her, but the answers she seeks about her mother lie in the grandfather she's never met before.   The trouble is, what she discovers could mean that she has to kill the very thing that created her.   The Vampire Hunter's Daughter is a novella series with six parts. The Arcadia Falls Chronicles (Currently ten books) is the continuation of The Vampire Hunter's Daughter story and contains the same characters, as well as following the same story line.

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Baby Driver – Edgar Wright

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Baby Driver

Edgar Wright

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 19.99

Release Date: June 28, 2017


Follows a talented, young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

© © 2017 Big Talk Productions

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Sea Sick – Iain Rob Wright

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Sea Sick

Iain Rob Wright

Genre: Horror

Publish Date: February 19, 2015

Publisher: Iain Rob Wright

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


–From bestselling author, Iain Rob Wright –60k Words in length IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE RELAXING… Police Officer Jack Wardsley’s life ended the moment his partner died, stabbed to death by a deranged druggie. Now, years later, Jack is a changed man. His recent record of police brutality and a reputation for not following the rules has prompted his seniors to give him an ultimatum: take a few weeks off, relax, and find some way to let go of all the anger – or find another job. That’s why Jack is about to board The Spirit of Kirkpatrick, a cruise liner built for relaxation and fun. Pretty soon, however, Jack realises that a little R&R is the last thing he’s going to get. There’s a virus onboard, making people insane and it won’t be long before the entire ship is overrun with blood and death. There is nowhere to escape. But just when Jack thinks his number is up, he wakes up in bed. It’s the same day as before, but will this time be different, or is the virus fated to escape again and kill all those aboard? It won’t be long before Jack realises there are others onboard just like him – and that some of them know more than they’re letting on. WELCOME ABOARD. "Iain Rob Wright scares the hell out of me." – J A Konrath, author of the Jack Kilborn horror novels

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The Way We Live (feat. Audio Push) – Single – Dizzy Wright


The Way We Live (feat. Audio Push) – Single
Dizzy Wright

Release Date:
August 19, 2016
Total Songs:
1

Genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

Price:
$ 1.29

Copyright
℗ 2016 Dizzy Wright


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The Golden Age 2 – Dizzy Wright

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The Golden Age 2

Dizzy Wright

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Price: $ 9.99

Release Date: August 11, 2017

© ℗ 2017 Dizzy Wright

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Accounting for Love – Long Valley – Erin Wright

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Accounting for Love – Long Valley

Erin Wright

Genre: Western

Publish Date: November 2, 2016

Publisher: Wright’s Reads

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


Is she the answer to his dreams … or the person who will be forced to destroy them? He’s a farmer, dammit, not a bookkeeper … When Stetson Miller inherits his father’s farm in Idaho, he’s too focused on his crops to pay attention to the financial side of things. The next thing he knows, the bank is threatening to foreclose … and the auditor who’s come to examine his accounts is the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on.  She’s checking him out … in more ways than one … Jennifer Kendall doesn’t mind a tough job, but the handsome Stetson is trouble of a different kind. The sparks between them fly even faster when the road washes out and Jennifer has to spend the night on the farm. But passion alone won’t pay the bills. Can Jennifer find a way for Stetson to save his farm?  And if she can’t, will he ever forgive her? Accounting for Love is the first novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. If you would prefer the sweet version, please check out the other listing for this book. Either way, enjoy!

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Frey – Melissa Wright

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Frey

The Frey Saga, no. 1

Melissa Wright

Genre: Epic

Publish Date: October 28, 2011

Publisher: Melissa Wright

Seller: Smashwords


Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known. Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.

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Fresh Air, Amy Sedaris and Clifford Wright (Nonfiction) – Terry Gross

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Fresh Air, Amy Sedaris and Clifford Wright (Nonfiction)

Terry Gross

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

Price: $ 1.95

Publish Date: May 25, 2000

© ℗ © 2000 WHYY-FM

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12 Common Core Essentials: Literature – Harper Academic, Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Wright, Thomas C. Foster, Richmond Lattimore, Ray Bradbury, Zora Neale Hurston & Betty Smith

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12 Common Core Essentials: Literature

Selections from New and Classic Books for the English Language Arts Standards for Middle and High School

Harper Academic, Paulo Coelho, Neil Gaiman, Agatha Christie, Barbara Kingsolver, Richard Wright, Thomas C. Foster, Richmond Lattimore, Ray Bradbury, Zora Neale Hurston & Betty Smith

Genre: Classics

Publish Date: May 21, 2013

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Seller: HarperCollins


As you reevaluate the books you use in your classroom to meet the Common Core Standards, this free collection—filled with selections from classics such as Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, contemporary novels like The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and the AP English favorite How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster—will help you decide which books are right for you and your students.

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Spiral of Need: Mercury Pack, Book 1 (Unabridged) – Suzanne Wright

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Spiral of Need: Mercury Pack, Book 1 (Unabridged)

Suzanne Wright

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 9.95

Publish Date: September 29, 2015

© ℗ © 2015 Brilliance Audio

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Brighter than Gold – Cynthia Wright

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Brighter than Gold

Western Rebels, Book 1

Cynthia Wright

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: March 6, 2012

Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books

Seller: Cynthia Challed


“Now a new generation of readers can discover the magic of Cynthia Wright, and the rest of us can fall in love all over again." – SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS , #1 New York Times Bestselling Author “Looking for a hero to sweep you off your feet? Look no further…” ~ Kathe Robin, ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE In 1864 Columbia, California, the gold rush is over. Spirited Katie MacKenzie helps her father run a saloon and writes articles for the local newspaper about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople.  Roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a dark secret, rides into the sleepy Sierra town one summer day and changes everything. A powerful attraction smolders and burns between Jack and Katie despite their efforts to resist, but when a tragic death occurs during one of the Griffin's stagecoach robberies, Katie is haunted by thoughts of revenge.  Can Jack reconcile his life in Columbia with his surprising true identity in San Francisco… and will this couple find their way to happiness in spite of the dangerous secrets that separate them? Journey back to Civil War-era California with Jack, Katie, and historical characters like Samuel Clemens for a passionate & adventurous romance that will keep you turning the pages to the very end! REVIEW: “BRIGHTER THAN GOLD delivers what Cynthia Wright fans expect from her unforgettable romances – a tender, sweet, exciting, and sensual story of a love that is so strong nothing can harm it. She skillfully combines accurate historical details, brilliantly evoking the post-goldrush era in Columbia and San Francisco, along with an irresistible deception & disguise romance!” ~ ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE

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Hot Fuzz – Edgar Wright

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Hot Fuzz

Edgar Wright

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: April 20, 2007


Get ready for a gut-busting, outrageous comedy from the guys that created Shaun of the Dead. Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is a big-city cop who can't be stopped – but he's making everyone else on the force look bad. When he is reassigned to a small, quiet town, he struggles with this new, seemingly idyllic world and his bumbling partner (Nick Frost). But their dull existence is interrupted by several grisly and suspicious accidents, and the crime-fighting duo turn up the heat and hand out high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting, big-city justice in this hilarious hit critics are calling "Outrageous! Uproariously Funny!" (Thelma Adams, US Weekly).

© © 2007 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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Hanna – Joe Wright

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Hanna

Joe Wright

Genre: Thriller

Price: $ 7.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: April 8, 2011


An action-packed suspense-thriller starring Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), Hanna is “an exuberant chase thriller that pulses with energy!” (Justin Chang, Variety). Raised by her father (Eric Bana), an ex-CIA agent, in the wilds of Finland, Hanna’s upbringing and training have been one and the same, all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one. Sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe, eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target, Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence, in a movie critics are calling “exhilarating, audacious and boldly original!” (Karen Durbin, Elle)

© © 2010 Focus Features LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Yesterday’s Gone: Season One – Sean Platt & David Wright

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Yesterday’s Gone: Season One

Sean Platt & David Wright

Genre: Science Fiction

Publish Date: April 16, 2015

Publisher: Collective Inkwell

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


The #1 bestselling horror and sci-fi series with over 1,000 5-star reviews starts here with Yesterday’s Gone: Season One. THEY WAKE TO THE UNKNOWN On October 15, a handful of people wake in a post-apocalyptic landscape to find that most of the world’s population has vanished in a mysterious event. STRANGERS UNITE A journalist wanders an empty New York in search of his wife and son. A serial killer finds that he’s no longer top of the food chain. A mother shields her young daughter from danger, but how can you fight an enemy you can’t see? A bullied teen is thrilled to find everyone gone … until a knock at the door. A special agent turned enemy of the state survives a fiery plane crash. He desperately needs to reach his daughter, but fate has something else in store. An eight-year-old boy sets out on a journey to find his missing family, but finds an old man who might just be the key to understanding everything. DARKNESS IS COMING The survivors are not alone. Something is watching. Waiting. And hunting them down. And one group of people has been preparing for this moment for years. FATE CANNOT BE STOPPED Where has everyone gone? Who can you trust when anyone can be an enemy? Can humanity survive the darkness that threatens to overwhelm them all? THE ONLY CERTAINTY IS THAT YESTERDAY’S GONE Read the epic, twisting, roller coaster of a series that readers are calling, “‘The Stand’ meets ‘LOST!’”

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect – Bruce Mackenzie

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Architect

Bruce Mackenzie

Genre: Art & Architecture

Publish Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Bruce Mackenzie Design

Seller: Bruce Mackenzie


A photo essay of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob architectural designs in Pennsylvania USA.

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Robin Wright: “We Need a Female Che Guevara” to Confront Hollywood Inequality


The actress joins growing debate about gender inequality in Hollywood.

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Freedom & Surrender – Lizz Wright

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Freedom & Surrender

Lizz Wright

Genre: Jazz

Price: $ 9.99

Expected Release Date: September 4, 2015

© ℗ 2015 Concord Music Group, Inc.

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Her Dangerous Viscount – Cynthia Wright

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Her Dangerous Viscount

Rakes & Rebels, Book 7

Cynthia Wright

Genre: Historical

Publish Date: August 18, 2011

Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books

Seller: Cynthia Challed


*Formerly titled NATALYA* WINNER of the K.I.S.S. HERO AWARD from ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE 1814: Grey St. James, Viscount Altburne, has escaped from Napoleon's prison on the rocky isle of Mont St. Michel. Desperate and dangerous, he is a far cry from the rakish nobleman who broke hearts in Regency London. In her uncle Nicholai's French chateau, Natalya Beauvisage is writing a novel. At 26, she is beautiful but hardly marriageable, for she is devoted to being an author. However, when a potently attractive stranger appears to hold her at knifepoint, Natalya thrills to a flesh-and-blood man.  Grey must escape from France and Natalya longs to return to America, so they form an unlikely alliance, traveling through France, Regency England, and across the ocean to the Beauvisage home in Philadelphia. Natalya is caught up in a passionate fantasy that surpasses any she could imagine, but Grey's heart is imprisoned by dark secrets that must be uncovered before he can love again… Reunite with the couples from CAROLINE, TOUCH THE SUN, and SPRING FIRES in this enchanting & witty historical romance! "Now a new generation of readers can discover the magic of Cynthia Wright and the rest of us can fall in love all over again!" New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World – Edgar Wright

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Edgar Wright

Genre: Action & Adventure

Price: $ 9.99

Rental Price: $ 2.99

Release Date: August 13, 2010


Game on! Scott Pilgrim just met the girl of his dreams…literally. But in order for them to date, he must defeat her seven evil exes — a rogues' gallery — including an infamous skateboarder, a vegan rock star and fearsome identical twins! From the genre-smashing director of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead comes “a true original” (Entertainment Weekly) powered up by wit, action and groundbreaking visuals that you will want to watch again as soon as it’s over!

© © 2010 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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NEW MUSIC: Dizzy Wright x Demrick – “Hundreds Of Thousands”

Dizzy Wright and Demrick team up and decide to release a laid back track “Hundreds Of Thousands” for the 4th of July festivities. Kick back, roll one and count some money to this!! Stream below!


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Trae Tha Truth “I Don’t Give A F*ck,” Dizzy Wright “Higher Learning,” Cory Gunz “Make It Funky” & More | Daily Visuals 6.15.15

Dripping wet in ice in an abondaned alley on a lonely street, Trae Tha Truth and Rick Ross demonstrate they’re down for whatever whenever on “I Don’t Give A F*ck” off of Trae’s forthcoming album, Tha Truth. On “Higher Learning” Dizzy Wright proceeds to kick the kind of knowledge that you won’t learn in a classroom, but might pick up on a college campus where Ice Cube is the super duper senior.

Check out the rest of today’s releases and some gems from the weekend you might’ve missed including work from Cory Gunz, Hustle Gang, and more.

 

TRAE THA TRUTH FT. RICK ROSS – “I DON’T GIVE A FUCK”

 

DIZZY WRIGHT FT. CHEL’LE – “HIGHER LEARNING”

 

SKOOLY – “SIMPLE”

 

TORO Y MOI – “ROOM FOR 1ZONE”

CORY GUNZ – “MAKE IT FUNKY”

 

QUE – “EMOTIONS”

 

VEE THA RULA FT. KID INK & BRICC BABY SHITRO – “DAT LINGO”

 

HUSTLE GANG FT. T.I., B.O.B, SPODEE, YUNG BOOKE, SHAD DA GOD & BIG KUNTRY KING – “I DON’T FUCK WITH YOU”

 

RAY J FT. LIL WAYNE – “BROWN SUGAR”

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NatGeo’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” How Bad Was It ? – Part II

(This article is the second of a two-part review of NatGeo’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” which aired June 1st as part of their “American Genius” series. Part 1 of this review can be found here.)


PRO-CURTISS / ANTI-WRIGHT BIAS

The bias of NatGeo’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is plainly evident in its 70 second opening. The following description, in parentheses, of what appeared onscreen is this writer’s, the narration and dialogue, in bold, are verbatim from the broadcast.

(we see Curtiss Foreman spins the prop, we hear engine sounds)

CURTISS FOREMAN : Are you ready ?

(we see Glenn Curtiss seated on the “June Bug” biplane, hands on the control wheel)

CURTISS : Let’s go ! (the “June Bug” begins its take-off)

(we see Orville and Wilbur setting up their wind tunnel

NARRATOR : No invention has changed the world (we see a Wright Model 1907 flying low over landscape) quite like the airplane , but the story of its creation (just as the Narrator says “creation” we see Curtiss starting to sketch a design for an aeroplane) is one of intense rivalry, (we see Wilbur in a suit and wearing a soft cap, looking goofy, walking towards a birdhouse on a pole, holding the 1900 kite on his head) between two brothers named Wright…

(indoors, Orville looking down, speaking softly)
ORVILLE : People won’t believe we can fly unless we show them.

(at a distance we see the 1902 Wright Glider on top of a sandy hill, two figures, one walking toward the other)

(we see Curtiss in slo-mo, arms folded, looking down, standing in his workshop, backlit in a halo effect)

NARRATOR : … and a dare-devil called Glenn Curtiss…

CURTISS : May the best plane win.

(we see Curtiss standing at the exit of Wilbur’s tent, Wilbur’s his face towards Curtiss, Wright Flyer sitting on ground in background, Wilbur looks up at Curtiss, perturbed, as Curtiss exits)

NARRATOR : … who was brave enough to take them on.
(we see Curtiss walking across a field as he says…)

CURTISS : We fly again tomorrow.

NARRATOR : A bitter competition…
(we see Wilbur in profile)

WILBUR : It’s a ploy.
(we see Orville, a deep shadow across his face)

NARRATOR : … fueled by danger, (we see Wilbur crashing in the 1902 Wright Glider) and marked with tragedy, (we see Orville in profile, wearing street clothes, lying on a bed) (we see Wilbur apparently crying into his hands) would forever change the way (we see Curtiss and the June Bug taking off and flying, a group of people below looking up) (we see Curtiss’ hands on the June Bug’s control wheel) we see the world. (we see Curtiss in profile flying the June Bug, determined look on his face)

(we see the front elevator of the June Bug turning up to gain altitude)

(we see Curtiss in profile, smiling, flying in the June Bug)

(TITLE : WRIGHT vs CURTISS) (the title card shows Wilbur and Orville in the top half, standing looking towards the left; below we see a determined Curtiss facing to the right, wearing a leather jacket, a soft cap and goggles, flying the June Bug)

(TITLE : AMERICAN GENIUS)

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Now, what are we supposed to take from this 70 second opening sequence ?

  • Curtiss flew before Wilbur and Orville Wright did
  • Wilbur and Orville set up their wind tunnel after Curtiss flew the June Bug (in other words, the Wright brothers are shown still experimenting while Curtiss is actually flying)
  • Curtiss’ sketch of an aeroplane design is linked with the narrator saying “creation” of the aeroplane
  • Wilbur is emotionally “at risk”
  • Curtiss is strong, determined and decisive
  • Curtiss is a brave dare-devil who isn’t afraid to ‘take on’ the Wrights
  • Curtiss has a group of helpers and supporters to help with his flying (in other words, Curtiss is sociable and well liked)
  • Wilbur and Orville Wright are on their own, except for a couple of workers in their bicycle shop (in other words, the Wright brothers are isolated and nearly friendless)
  • While Curtiss is flying and controlling a powered aeroplane, Wilbur and Orville can only manage an attempt to fly with a glider, and they crashed
  • As the title card appears we see Curtiss in flight and the Wright brothers standing

During the opening, Curtiss is shown making a successful powered flight in 8 scenes – in 1908.

Of the 6 scenes showing a Wright machine flying, 1 shows the powered flight of a two-seat Wright Flyer, 1 shows the 1902 Wright Glider in stable flight, and 4 show the 1902 glider starting to crash.

The only vague hint of the Wrights’ success at Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina on December 17, 1903, is the 1901 wind tunnel being set up.

“Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is taking the side of Curtiss, even while admitting that Wilbur and Orville Wright flew on December 17, 1903.

“Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” takes the view that establishing an aviation industry (Curtiss in this story) was more important or at least as important as making the very first true powered, controlled, sustained human flight.

The opening sequence of “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” was not done in some random manner, it was purposeful in what was shown, how often it was shown, and in what order it was shown, and reflects the attitude of those who produced “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss.”

We were being told what the course of the story would be and important characteristics about the main characters.

We were also being induced to accept the false narratives that follow as the main body of the story.

The FIVE FALSE NARRATIVES

False Narrative No. 1 – “First in Flight”
Glenn Curtiss is portrayed engaged in a rivalry with Wilbur and Orville Wright, for the sobriquet of “First in Flight.”

However, Wilbur Wright began his aerial effort in 1899, leading to the success of 1903.

Glenn Curtiss began pursuing heavier-than-air aeronautical matters in 1908.

By 1908, when Curtiss began his experimentation, it was very certainly established that Wright aeroplanes flew under control and flew rather well, for long distances and for long periods of time.

False Narrative No. 2 “Patent Stifles US Aviation Industry”
That the US aviation industry were being stifled by the enforcement of the Wright Patent, and but for the Wrights insisting on defending their patent, aviation in the US would have flourished.

That narrative is false because, whatever negative effect the enforcement of their legal patent might have had, the main impediment to the development of an aviation industry in the US was the almost complete lack of financial support by the US government. During the same period, the European imperial powers were devoting very large amounts of public funds to spur on their own aviation industries.

Between May 22nd 1906 (when the Wright Patent was approved by the US Patent Office) and August 1909, the Wrights were not strenuously enforcing their patent.

It is also part of the “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” false narrative that the Wrights refused to sell a license to manufacture aeroplanes to Curtiss. When Curtiss was first contacted, it was he who refused to pay for a license.

As they sought investors and the ‘Wall St. Money’ investors would bring, they were forced to defend their patent. It’s important to know that if a patent holder were to not seek to enforce their patent, their patent could be declared void by the Patent Office.

“Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” takes the position time and again that the Wright Patent was an impediment and seems to suggest that the Wrights shouldn’t have been so intent on enforcing their patent. What sense does that make ? Once having gotten their three-axis control system approved as a US Patent, why would they not go after those who were infringing on that patent ?

What sense would that make ?

As for aeronautical activity in the US, it was quite robust during the time of the patent lawsuits. During 1911, the Curtiss Exhibition Company provided aviators for over a dozen state fairs and exhibited at over 200 locations, for a total of more than 500 days of flying.

False Narrative No. 3 “Wright brothers Disagree over Public Flights”
That Wilbur and Orville disagreed over whether to make public flights.

There is no known record of this being anything more than the most minimal disagreement of place and time. The issue, as “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” presents it, is exaggerated beyond all reason… but, of course we know why, drama (even the most fabricated variety) trumps facts – sadly, even on NatGeo.

False Narrative No. 4 “The Patent & Wing-Warping”
That wing-warping was the central issue with respect to the Wright Patent – it was not. “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” makes it the single most important aspect of the Wright Patent, presumably in order to simplify the storyline, rather than be pestered with actually educating people about the truth the matter.

The Wright Patent was concerned with controlling the flight of heavier-than-air aerial machines in all three directions of movement, roll (horizontal motion left and right – rolling), pitch (up-and-down motion) and yaw (side-to-side motion). Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the means to control flight in those three directions.

False Narrative No. 5 “Nothing Much Happened Abroad”
The fifth false narrative is the near-total absence of mentions of aerial happenings beyond those of Curtiss and the Wrights in the US. Wilbur’s astonishing flights in France in 1908, and Orville’s later flights in Germany, and the Wrights’ technical dominance of aviation up until 1909/10 are completely absent from the storyline of “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss.”

Time-Warping
One of the more annoying and non-historical aspects of “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is the shifting of events from one year to the next, done, presumably, to support the First False Narrative.

The Wrights are seen putting their wind tunnel together (this happened during the fall of 1901) after Curtiss is shown flying the June Bug in July 1908.

The 1902 Wright Glider is shown crashing in 1902 – the narrator states… “Wilbur survives the crash, but if the Wright brothers are going to be first in manned flight, they’ll have to rethink their design, and fast. After all, the race to be first in the air is just heating up.”

The crash happened on August 9th 1901, and the glider was the 1901 Wright Glider.

NatGeo and Banijay/Stephen David Entertainment have obviously decided to let dramatic effect rule the sequence of events, the dates of events and even the events themselves.

Fiction, novel, novella, graphic novel, comic book – whatever it is, “T’aint history”

———-

END NOTES…

Prior to airing “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” NatGeo titled this production “Wright vs Curtiss” (the opening title still reads “Wright vs Curtiss”) and after the kerfuffle about their show erupted, it appears they changed the title on their website to be “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss.”

Also, whereas prior to the broadcast NatGeo called this production a “Documentary” it is now referred to as a “Docu-drama” (which is far more appropriate, although something such as “Fictional account using historical persons and events” would be even more appropriate.

Let’s all hope the Tom Hanks Wright brothers production on HBO will hew closer to reality than NatGeo and Banijay/Stephen David Entertainment chose to.

Memo to Tom H.: “Please, value history over drama.”

One passing thought… Glenn Curtiss looked more like Curtiss chum Augustus Post than Curtiss, whose signature moustache exploded into a full-beard in this production.

Finally, the wardrobe costumers, makeup artists and stylists did a remarkable job with probably very few resources, and DP Piero Basso deserves a high-five, as well. They were not, after all, responsible for the awful mess the script became.

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NatGeo’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” How Bad Was It ?

The National Geographic Channel’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” (also referred to by NatGeo as “Wright vs Curtiss”) aired this evening (June 1st), and it was – amazingly – worse than the trailers and episode clips led us to believe.

The visuals of the NatGeo production were, for the most part, done well, so if the viewer turned off the sound it might have been more engaging, even with the too-young Wilbur and all the glaring looks and quiet posturing – but assuming that viewers watched and listened, they were mercilessly abused with one wrong thing after another, one strange portrayal after another, and one topsy-turvy event after another.

While there are far too many fictional elements to chronicle in their totality, several will serve to illustrate that this program should not have been touted as a “documentary” – it is not.

Here are a few of the more egregious lapses… along with some missed opportunities that would have provided much needed depth to the story “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” was floundering to tell.

1) Perhaps this writer’s favorite bit of NatGeo nonsense was when the narrator, Jeff Wilburn, educated us all to the “fact” that

“No invention has changed the world quite like the airplane, but the story of its creation is one of intense rivalry, between two brothers named Wright…” “… and a dare-devil called Glenn Curtiss…” “… who was brave enough to take them on.” “A bitter competition…” “… fueled by danger, and marked with tragedy, would forever change the way we see the world.”

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Note to “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” production team – the aeroplane was created on December 17, 1903, when Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first powered, sustained, controlled human flights. There was nozero – “intense rivalry” nozero – “bitter competition” between Glenn Curtiss and Wilbur and Orville Wright when the Wrights invented the aeroplane/airplane.

Who would have thought this sort of gross error would pop up on the National Geographic Channel, of all places…

2) During the winter of 1885/86, Wilbur, 18, suffered a terrible injury from being slapped across the mouth by a hockey stick wielded by someone who would later be executed for committing multiple murders. Wilbur’s front teeth were knocked out and his face was injured. This event changed the direction of his life, and could be argued that it resulted in the invention of the powered, controlled, heavier-than-air aeroplane.

So, what does “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” have to say about this major event ? Nothing, not a peep.

2015-06-01-1433184686-8029670-largdec038.jpg3) The two attempts to launch the engine powered Langley Large Aerodrome “A” with Charles M. Manly aboard, on October 7, 1903, and on December 8, 1903 – were failures caused by structural collapse, but that wasn’t the only structural collapse…

“Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” suffered one, also, by ignoring this major event… which happened only 9 days before Wilbur and Orville made the first powered, controlled and sustained human flights. The failure of the Langley Large Aerodrome “A” to fly with a human aboard provides a sharp contrast to the work of the Wrights – a large institution (the Smithsonian) on the one hand, and the two brothers, self-supporting their aeronautical work, on the other.

Does “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” take advantage of this contrast ? Nope, not at all… there’s not a mention of Langley and his Aerodrome “A.”

However, perhaps there is another reason why the Langley Large Aerodrome “A” fails to put in an appearance… the notorious 1914 “tests” that Curtiss conducted using a substantially altered, rebuilt and strengthened Langley Large Aerodrome “A” in order to demonstrate that the Wrights weren’t the first to fly. The notion was if the Langley Large Aerodrome “A” could be shown to have been flight-worthy, it would be evidence of “prior art” – which, in a patent suit, is an affirmative defense.

The use of the rebuilt and altered Langley Large Aerodrome “A” in this way caused a major rift with the Wrights and left a bad taste about Curtiss. It was, arguably, a low point in Curtiss’ career.

So, mention of the Langley Large Aerodrome “A” would have brought up all that unpleasantness about Curtiss, and in keeping with the rampant pro-Curtiss bias of “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” – that couldn’t be tolerated.

4) In the part related to the 1908 Fort Myer, Virginia, US Army Signal Corps Aeroplane Trials, “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” tells the viewer that…

“For Orville, the only way to win the contract is to win over Lt. Selfridge. With twelve successful test flights behind him, Orville is joined by Selfridge for the first official demonstration.”

2015-06-03-1433362041-4429124-SelfridgeOWcrashPetitParisien3.jpgThere was no need to “win over Lt. Selfridge” – the flights at Fort Myer were to meet aeroplane acceptance specifications set by the US Army Signal Corps (not by Lt. Selfridge).

“Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” seizes on the Fort Myer trials and the death of Lt. Selfridge as a major turning point in their fantasized version of reality. In doing so, they ignore that 5 days prior to the disastrous flight with Army Lt. Selfridge, Orville made a successful passenger flight with Army Maj. George O. Squire, and 8 days before with Army Lt. Frank Purdy Lahm.

Are those successful passenger flights mentioned ? Nope, they aren’t.

The narrator says that…

“Over the course of one week, Orville completes a series of successful demonstrations. And on September 9th 1908, Orville flies for 62 straight minutes, crushing the record for sustained flight. And to boot, their biggest rival, Glenn Curtiss witnesses it all.”

On September 12th, Orville made a spectacular flight lasting 1 hr. 15 min. 5 sec., and covering 50 mi., the longest flight of 1908.

Is that mentioned ? Nope, it isn’t.

We’re also told that…

“Curtiss is invited to the event by his good friend, Lt. Tom Selfridge.”

In fact, Curtiss was at Fort Myer to assist “Uncle Tom” Baldwin with flying the large two-person airship that would become the “Signal Corps No. 1” – Curtiss operated the engine (one of his) while Baldwin controlled the airship’s flight. Baldwin and Curtiss were at Fort Myer to meet the Signal Corps specifications for lighter-than-air aerial machines, just as Orville was present to meet the specifications for heavier-than-air aerial machines.

After the accident which severely injured Orville and caused the death of Lt. Selfridge, we’re told that…

“For Glenn Curtiss the competition against the Wright brothers turns personal.”

Aha ! Now it makes sense that none of the other true events were included in the Fort Myer story, because including those facts would have softened the drama of Curtiss losing his friend, Lt. Selfridge, and drama is the driving force behind “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss,” not history.

And… where’s Wilbur while all this is taking place at Fort Myer ? He’s in France, astounding the aeronautical community there with his remarkable and beautiful flights.

Does “Wright Brother vs Curtiss” tell us what Wilbur is up to ? Nope, it does not.

Perhaps “Wright Brother vs Curtiss” believed that by adding Wilbur’s remarkable public flights, they’d be diluting the drama of the fatal crash at Fort Myer, and, as just noted, drama is the driving force behind “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss,” not history.

5) Perhaps the most fictional scene (there are so many…) offered to the viewer by “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is the one in which an anonymous government functionary tells Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss, in 1917, the conditions of the government imposed patent pool agreement, as Orville Wright and Glenn Curtiss sit listening. Orville stiffens, clutches his hands on a folder and squirms, Curtiss looks at Orville and smiles.

Nope, didn’t happen.

That is a wholly fictional event, concocted by “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” and meant to convey that Curtiss had “won” the rivalry.

Two minutes using any web search engine would have turned up the fact that the patent pool of 1917 was between the Wright-Martin Aircraft Company and Curtiss. Orville (Wilbur passed away from typhoid in 1912) sold the Wright Company, along with the Wright Patent, to investors in 1915 and so was no longer involved when the patent pool was established and all the US aeronautical patents were put together and made available to all aviation manufacturers in the US – on the brink of the US entry into The Great War, World War I.

6) “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” makes a plethora of silly and easily avoided mistakes, as when the narrator tells us that in the wake of the 1917 patent pool agreement,

“The government forces the Wright Company to share its patents with other manufacturers, including Glenn Curtiss. Curtiss is now free to build and sell his airplanes and reap the financial reward. His years of experimenting and innovation pay off. He sells an astounding 7,000 of his newly designed Jenny fighters for the victorious war effort.”

Those are ‘where-to-begin-the-corrections’ sentences…

2015-06-01-1433143095-3881908-curtissjn4d.jpgNearly 7,000 (6,813) Curtiss “Jenny” JN-4 (Canadian) and JN-4D of all types were built and while the “Jenny” became the standard trainer airplane with the US Army, it certainly was not a “fighter.”

7) As noted in “NatGeo Loses Its Compass” quite a number of very significant people are missing from this half-baked production… Octave Chanute, Augustus Moore Herring, Bishop Milton and Katharine Wright, Charles E. Taylor, and “Uncle” Tom Baldwin, to name just a few.

8) Incredibly, also missing is the greatest real rivalry between the Wrights and Curtiss. “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” never even mentions the Wright Exhibition Company (February 1910 to May 1912) and the Curtiss Exhibition Company (June 1910 to November 1912). That was a true rivalry, between those teams of aviators who went across the country giving exhibitions of flight, in open fields, at race tracks, in ballparks, at fairs and at aeronautical contests.

It’s not enough to claim that time is limited and so the story has to be winnowed down to its essentials. Making the story of the invention of the aeroplane/airplane into “A bitter competition…” between two individuals, Wilbur and Curtiss, (Orville has a very limited role in this production) is not only a falsehood, it misses the larger story, the one the NatGeo audience ought to have been told.

There is a Latin phrase which could serve as the motto for NatGeo’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss”… “Reducitur ad rationem absurditas” – reduced to an absurdity.

9) The number of errors concerning aeroplanes/airplanes is remarkable. A late 1930’s-1940’s Stearman trainer biplane is shown in flight, presumably because it is a biplane and red, because it has no relationship at all to the narrative about WWI.

As noted, the JN-4 and JN-4D “Jenny” were not “fighters” as “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” states, they were flight training aeroplanes.

The “June Bug” in “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is missing its vertical tail surface, and its propeller is barely turning over.

The mock aeroplane/airplane in which Orville is shown taking Lt. Selfridge for a flight, is controlled by a single joystick, instead of the two levers used on the Wright machine.

The Wright Patent covered a three-axis control system for aeroplanes/airplanes, not simply wing-warping as “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” seems to say.

Etc… etc… etc…

10) In order to up the drama, “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” chose to create a false narrative that somehow the title of “First in Flight” was the base motivator of Wilbur and Orville Wright. That contest ended before it began, on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, when Wilbur and Orville Wright made the first successful, powered (by their own engine), controlled (by their three-axis control system) human flight.

Generally, throughout the production, motivations are fabricated, simplified and exaggerated. This might make for good tv, but as history, it’s rotten compost.

11) Perhaps the biggest problem with “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is its unrelenting portrayal of Wilbur Wright as obsessed, stodgy and angry and Orville as ineffectual and dominated by his older brother, while portraying Curtiss in a completely positive light, in one scene after another, walking in heroic poses, in slo-mo no less, standing in a low-angle camera hero shot (complete with lens flares), being helpful to a worker, concerned with safety, a charming dare-devil “… who was brave enough to take them [the Wrights] on”… and so on.

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Near the end of “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” the narrator remarks…

“The Wrights may have invented the airplane, but Glenn Curtiss has turned it into an industry.”

No, there is no “may have” about it, the Wrights invented the aeroplane/airplane because they invented the means to control flight.

That use of “may have” betrays the underlying pervasive and unnecessary anti-Wrights and pro-Curtiss bias that infects this production… and removes from it the pretense of being a “documentary” – “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” is not a documentary and it certainly isn’t history, regardless of what NatGeo says.

People are free to be pro- or anti- Wrights or Curtiss as a matter of personal opinion, informed or not, but not as the central theme of a “documentary.”

Consider the disclaimer NatGeo placed at the beginning of “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss”…

“This program includes dramatizations inspired by history. Some events have been altered for dramatic purposes.”

“Some events have been altered for dramatic purposes” ?

It’s nearly impossible to find even a handful of events in “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” that weren’t altered. You’d think NatGeo would know better, but NatGeo classifies this production as a documentary.

It’s a pity that NatGeo and those who worked on “Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss” didn’t make the effort to suppress their creativity and their love of fiction a bit and uphold the story as it truly was…

In this writer’s opinion, the true story is far more compelling and engaging and of much greater meaning than the fictionalized novella NatGeo and Banijay/Stephen David Entertainment foisted off on NatGeo’s viewers.

The next article in this series about “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” will explore in greater detail the matters of bias and time-and-sequence-warping used by “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” in order to build and promote its false narrative.

Also, in this series on NatGeo’s “Wright Brothers vs Curtiss” – NatGeo Loses Its Compass”

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