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Easton Taylor
Easton Taylor

After The Rain(1999) [CRACKED]

A group of travelers are stranded in a small country inn when the local river floods. As the bad weather continues, tensions rise amongst the travelers trapped at the inn. A traveling rōnin (masterless samurai), Ihei Misawa takes it upon himself to cheer everyone up by arranging a splendid feast. Unfortunately he has no money and in order to pay for the feast he visits the local dojos and challenges the masters there for payment, termed in the film as prize fighting. Later, after breaking up a duel between two young retainers of the local clan, the daimyō Shigeaki is impressed by Misawa's skill and temperament, Lord Shigeaki offers Misawa employment as a sword master. Misawa has a tense interaction with the lord and his retainers, revealing his prowess at their expense.

After the Rain(1999)

Based on a posthumous script by Akira Kurosawa and directed by his longtime AD Takashi Koizumi, After the Rain feels like something of an anachronism. It was released in 1999, and to say the jideaki was out might be somehow be less direct than saying that's the year The Matrix came out and letting that speak for itself. It was really lovely to get lost in this though. This film has a beautiful look and contemplative pace that nicely complement the serene tone and thoughtful writing on the genre and the lonely life of a ronin. Along with some great combat sequences, all those pluses help outweigh a bit of a weak overall conflict. It all shakes out to a movie that make it a very good, probably appropriately under the radar period piece. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, or in my case a rainy Monday evening.

The approximate location and storm type of each extreme rain event from 1999 to 2003 is shown in Fig. 6. These panels allow for comparison between years within the sample and help to illustrate where certain storm types are most prevalent. In 1999, the extreme rain events were heavily concentrated in the Dakotas, Iowa, and Illinois. There were also several tropical cyclones that affected the East Coast, including Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene. In 2000, the events were more evenly distributed throughout the area of study, though there were several events in both Wisconsin and Illinois. Several major synoptic events affected the South in 2001, as did Tropical Storm Allison. In 2002, Minnesota was impacted by a large number of extreme rain events that caused major flooding. Hurricane Isidore also caused significant flooding after it produced widespread heavy rain from Louisiana northward to Indiana. Finally, in 2003, the center of activity moved eastward, with several extreme rain events in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina, and relatively few in the plains.

This film follows a samurai with no master and his wife while they are waiting for the rain to stop in order to cross the mountain. For the time being, they both help the poor by giving them a place to stay, food and make them happy at least. But even after the rain stops, they must keep waiting for the water level to drop, that's when the samurai gets a really good job offer from the local lord. Edit Translation

The newly constructed Flamingo Wash was overwhelmed by the flood and overflowed into the Miracle Mile mobile home park, which still sits on Boulder Highway south of Sahara Avenue. Three mobile homes were washed away, and others collapsed after rushing water swept the ground out from underneath them.

Apartheid is something we will first think of when someone mentions South Africa, and probably this will last for generations. African movie makers don't try to change that impression: most movies that get world distribution deal with interracial relations and usually its plot is put during the apartheid years. Even comedies like Leon Schuster's movies use apartheid at least as a background.*** MAJOR SPOILERS IN THIS PARAGRAPH*** It is not hard to compare characters in "After the Rain" and "The Power of One". A young white man who doesn't agree with humiliation of another races, but also can't avoid belonging to his own race, culture and tradition; a young woman in love with him who starts to realize what is the system doing not only to certain groups of people but to the whole country as well, a black man who wants the system to change, but tries to keep a distance to his friends who look for solution in weapons... ***END OF MAJOR SPOILERS***But while "The Power of One" shows the developing period of apartheid, "After the Rain" deals with its decline. And, as a movie, the former one is a rather linear story covering a few decades, while the latter one except few short flashbacks and last few minutes ends only few days after the story begun, and in spite of that it is far from being linear (in style, mood, rate...). The first part of the movie is a rather bright, simple love story made not very different from usual Hollywood (similar) genre movie. Suddenly, due to circumstances and a very unlucky parallel sequence of events, three main characters gather in the same room and the rest of the movie (till last few minutes) it is a slow psychological drama that could have been written by Tennessee Williams, or even more Eugene O'Neill: an excellent performance, but has nothing common with the first part of the movie. Finally, last few scenes have a completely unnecessary Mandela's speech as sound background making the movie look like a pamphlet: we all know what has happened in RSA, and if someone still believes that apartheid was better, there is no movie that will change his opinion. This is even worse, because it hides two great scenes where a white and a black man meet on the court and in jail. After almost an hour long watching their confused and developing emotions during one night in one room, with a lot of talking (white man) and a lot of silence (black man), now we need only a few dozen seconds with not many words to feel condensed emotions, a consequence of what has happened years ago. The last scene in the classroom is powerful, but slightly polluted by that pamphlet feeling, and too similar to "The Power of One"."After the Rain" is, as all previous comments mention, a movie version of "Soweto Burning"; but Soweto is neighbor to Johannesburg why then does the movie take place in Capetown?Many people could have problems with some of the scenes like brutal ones in army action against rebels, many actionmovielovers wouldn't withstand the slow rhythm of the second part; some people might complain because of the language and sexuality in theater scenes etc. But, though the movie would surely disappoint people who want action, the "disturbing" scenes are not long or frequent enough to make other people give up watching. So, if you are not too easy to be offended and you can handle a drama with so big changes in rhythm, there is no reason to avoid this movie: it is not likely that it will disappoint you if you know what to expect and agree with that.

Three vehicles are submerged on Dillard Road west of Highway 99 in south Sacramento County in Wilton, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023, after heavy rains on New Year's Eve produced levee breaks. Saturday's system was warmer and wetter, while storms this week will be colder, said Hannah Chandler-Cooley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Sacramento. The Sacramento region could receive a total of 4 to 5 inches (10 to 13 centimeters) of rain over the week, Chandler-Cooley said. (Hector Amezcua/The Sacramento Bee via AP)

In one rescue early Sunday after midnight near the Dillard Road onramp, three people were spotted in a vehicle that became stranded on Highway 99 and washed off the road. A helicopter technician was lowered down with a rescue basket and one by one pulled two of the individuals off the roof of the vehicle and carried them up to the helicopter.

At the high water mark, early Sunday morning, about a mile of Highway 99 was closed in both directions, from Dillard Road to Arno Road. By late afternoon, the water had receded, leaving half a mile still closed, Robinson said.

The success of vaccination programs in the United States and Europe inspired the 20th-century concept of "disease eradication"--the idea that a selected disease could be eradicated from all human populations through global cooperation. In 1977, after a decade-long campaign involving 33 nations, smallpox was eradicated worldwide--approximately a decade after it had been eliminated from the United States and the rest of the Western Hemisphere. Polio and dracunculiasis may be eradicated by 2000.

Florida is one of the wettest states in the nation, but also earns the right to be called the Sunshine State. Based on the 51 years of data from the 48 weather stations here examined, the average weather station in the state has 252 days during the year in which there is no rain, or 69 percent of the year. There are 36 days in which there is barely measurable precipitation (.001 inches to .10 inches), and 42 days with .10 to .49 inches. Thereafter the number falls off very rapidly; 19 with .5 to .99 inches, 12 with 1 to 1.99 inches, 3 with 2 to 2.99 inches. Truly torrential rain, which here begins at 3 to 3.99 inches, occurs only one time in an average year. Above the 3 to 3.99 inch interval the average is so small that it must be stated in multiple years. Approximately every three years a storm that produces 4 to 4.99 inches of rain in a single day occurs, in a little less than every 8 years there is one of 5 to 5.99 inches, and typically 13 years must elapse for both a storm that produces 6 to 6.99 inches and 7 inches or greater. These are averages, however, and as will be shown, there is considerable variation among the stations throughout the state.

The ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation) phenomenon, which has been given much justified attention in recent years, is now generally regarded as being able to influence climate over a huge area of the world. It would be irresponsible to ignore the possibility that it could influence the frequency of Florida rainstorms. To ascertain if there is a relationship the three phases of Enso (El Niño, La Niña, and the neutral phase) the frequency of rainstorms were calculated by ENSO phase (Table 4). There does appear to be a relationship, and it doesn't seem to be spurious. The share of the 48 Florida weather stations that reported no torrential rainstorms during a year is somewhat higher during the El Niño phase than the other two. The share of stations that reported only one storm during the years of the El Niño phase also was higher than the share of those that were reported in the La Niña phase. Thereafter, except for the shares of the 'four storm' category, the La Niña phase produced more torrential storms than the El Niño phase. In South Florida, It has become generally accepted that in La Niña years precipitation is generally wetter than during the El Niño phase. From the data we might conclude that weather controls that become important during this phase also promote a higher frequency of torrential rain. The neutral phase of Enso has little to no effect upon the frequency of Florida's rainstorms, some neutral years producing many more episodes of torrential rain than others. 041b061a72




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