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year zero

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the beginning (1975) of the period during which Cambodia was under the control of the Khmer Rouge
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the beginning of revolutionary change
3. the beginning of any new system or regime
[C20: by analogy with Year One of the French Revolutionary calendar]
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Films examined are The Earth Trembles, Germany Year Zero, Eclipse, and The Night.
Abstract: This essay analyzes the perfectioning of neo-realism Rossellini was able to realize beginning with Germany, Year Zero in 1947--towards a new wave of cinema and a new age in representing European identities and cultural landscapes.
But Jack might like to take a look at the international standard on time (ISO 8601) which avoids the jumps of the changes in calendars (as the one in 1752 when the UK missed out 11 days changing from the Julian to Gregorian); this uses the proleptic Gregorian calendar for past dates and does have a year zero before CE1.
He began to take a deeper interest in filmmaking, working with Roger Corman on films including X: The Man With the X Ray Eyes (1963) and began directing, first in TV then in films such as the groundbreaking dystopia Panic in Year Zero (1962).
Year Zero is a brief but useful treatment of the problems that hung over the defeated and liberated alike.
The Communist regime, responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1-3 million people, reset the calendar to Year Zero and tried to turn the country into a rural society.
Rather, Year Zero is an attempt to revisit that momentous year as it was experienced by ordinary human beings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
The idea of children taking the place of adults inadvertently recalls aspects of Pol Pot's Year Zero, but Ender's training, personal growth and eventual battle in the stars make for an engaging and continually exciting science-fiction flick - one, in fact, to bring out the 12-yearold in all of us.
The image shows Regan showing off his good looks and bare chest in an unbuttoned one-off jacket, made by trendy London fashion store Year Zero London, the Daily Star reported.
His topics include a mania for expansion, Cadorna's clenched fist, from position to attrition, year zero, the return blow, starlight from violence, whiteness, the gospel of energy, the traitor of Carzano, and from victory to disaster.
Three years ago Michael Wysong's I Read Her Journal and Lili De La Mora's The Year Zero were good enough that the first time I heard each I went out of my way to find out just who was making such lovely music.