Matewan


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Mat·e·wan

 (măt′ə-wŏn′)
A coal-mining town of southwest West Virginia on the Kentucky border. In 1920, it was the site of a violent labor dispute that led to a major uprising in the region.
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The absorbing story opens with a dramatic scene, punctuated by the apprehension associated with Ellie Cline's clandestine affair with Matewan, West Virginia's chief of police; it results in an unexpected pregnancy.
The eight-year-old hit back when second to Matewan at Ripon last week and he can go one better off an unchanged mark.
Black Lotus found the concession of 13lb to Matewan on good to firm ground at Newmarket too much, but she still ran a fine race to finish runner-up to an in-form rival who has since followed up at Beverley.
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Beginning with Terence Malick's "The New World," continuing with such historically rich offerings as "Amistad" and "Lincoln," and concluding with John Sayles' labor classic "Matewan," the films on his list explore critical themes and crucial issues in American history.
He "was basically forced to leave the area" after college, he has said, because of the lack of job opportunities, but in 1982 he returned to manage the books at Rawl Sales & Processing Co., a Massey subsidiary that operated a mine across the street from Blankenship's old high school in the town of Matewan.
(29) Some films from my course: The Help (2009), Mississippi Burning (1988), Remember the Titans (2000), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Inherit the Wind (1960), Matewan (1987), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) and Rosewood (1997).
He started as a 17-year-old actor in John Sayles' Matewan. Johnny Cash immortalized his song "I See a Darkness" on one album in his American series.
(John Sayles, best known for socially conscious films like Matewan, began his career as a novelist, and has returned to fiction on and off over the past three decades, most recently with the 1,000-page historical behemoth A Moment in the Sun.) Perhaps after so many years or decades telling stories through images, the idea of using words alone becomes increasingly tantalizing to filmmakers as an opportunity to thoroughly control the storytelling process.
Patriot received awards for the following facilities: Wells preparation plant; Hill Fork surface mine in the Corridor G mining complex; and Matewan Tunnel underground coal transportation corridor in the Rocklick mining complex.
Matewan, WV, August 12, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc.
More recently, Paul McCoy of Matewan, W.Va., rushed for 661 in 2006.