Sunday, May 7, 2017

Zo writes


I'm a "Darkskinned brotha",
but I always sleep "Light", 
got alot on my "plate", 
sometimeZ I "lose my appetite".
Been "knocked down" by life,
but like Rocky,
I still get up & "Fight",
its a "cold world",
but still I ain't the "Pack the heat type".
I judge nobody,
cuz I used ta share Charlie Sheen's plight,
"Actin a fool",
but "just couldn't seem ta get the scenes right",
my "Cerebellum tends ta see just green light".
But "misfortune",
has a way of making u "Rich with Wisdom",
& understanding is the "Key",
that "Unlocks ur mental Prison",
so when u finally find Clarity,
Rejoice when u r Free-------
"Learn from ur mistakes",...
Earn ur "PhD"-------.

Finding Rocky -- Sylvester Stallone


  1. "Rocky" was a 1976 film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, though it was directed by John G. Avildsen (who later directed "Rocky V" as well). Stallone wrote the screenplay in 3 1/2 days, immediately after watching underdog boxer Chuck Wepner last 15 rounds against champion Muhammad Ali , who won by a technical knockout. Costing just $1,075,000, including $25,000 for Tmusical score (composer Bill Conti, musicians, ans studio rental; the main theme song, "Gonna Fly Now," went to #1 on "Billboard" magazine's Hot 100 list and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song), plus $100,000 on producers' fees and $4.2 million in advertising, and shot in only 28 days, it became the year's highest-grossing movie, earning $225 million in global box office receipts and winning three Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film Editing) out of 10 nominations, including Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay for Stallone. It told the story of Rocky Balboa, a small-time club fighter who became a contender for the world heavyweight championship. It generated six sequels: "Rocky II"(1979), "Rocky III" (1982), "Rocky IV" (1985), "Rocky V" (1990), "Rocky Balboa" (2006), all written by Stallone, who also directed four of them, and "Creed" (2015), directed by Ryan Coogler (in which Stallone was again nominated for an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actor). Stallone was born in the tough Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York, the son of an Italian immigrant hairdresser/beautician and an astrologer/dancer/women's wrestling promoter; the lower left side of his face was paralyzed since birth. He described how he developed his Rocky character, “Usually I try to visualise something before I put it into words. Words are very difficult and sometimes unforgiving. So if I could see what Rocky looked like, then perhaps I could write about him. So I began to work on this image. But I didn’t want to use a brush because I felt that the character was made out of industrial tools. He was a man that was forged by the hardships of life. So I put this image up there and I started to actually carve it with a screwdriver. Then I took newspaper clippings which would reflect what it would be like to be a very poor, unsuccessful man, especially a boxer, and then, all of sudden, the image came alive. Then I said, ‘OK, this is a character I would like to see written about because he looked interesting visually.’ If he looked interesting visually, then I think that he would translate through to literature and then cinema. I know it sounds ambitious but that was the genesis of Rocky.”

  2. "Charlie Sheen" (Carlos Irwin Estévez) was the youngest son of Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (the movie actor "Martin Sheen," who adopted the stage name in honor of Catholic archbishop/theologian/television star Fulton J. Sheen), and his siblings Emilio, Ramon, and Renée Estévez were all actors as well. His movie career began when he was nine, appearing in his father's 1974 film "The Execution of Private Slovik." After starring in a series of noted films such as "Platoon" (1986) and "Wall Street" (1987), shooting his fiancée in the arm in 1990, and suffering a cocaine-induced stroke in 1998, he revived his career on television, replacing Michael J. Fox in "Spin City" in 2000 (for which he won a Golden Globe Award) before starring in "Two and a Half Men" from 2003; in 2010 he was the highest paid actor on television, earning $1.8 million per episode. However, due to the publicity his problems with alcohol and drug abuse and marital problems, as well as allegations of domestic violence, generated, his contract was terminated the following year after publicly demanding a 50% raise. In the wake of the dismissal, he made bizarre statements in interviews, suggesting that he was "winning" because he was a "warlock" with "tiger blood" and "Adonis DNA;" on another occasion he said, "I'm tired of pretending I'm not special. I'm tired of pretending I'm not a total bitchin' rock star from Mars." Meanwhile he was simultaneously living with his "goddesses" pornographic actress Bree Olson and model/graphic designer Natalie Kenly. As a result of the publicity he set a Guinness World Record for Twitter as the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers" (adding 129,000 new followers per day), and "The Huffington Post" reported that he would probably earn $1 million in 2011 from Twitter endorsements.


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