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Early Facebook co-founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who were portrayed in The Social Network by actor Armie Hammer, will executive-produce the film based on Mezrich’s as-yet-unwritten book.
Similar to some puzzle moments, several cutscenes split the screen in half to portray two worlds, with Marianne speaking to spirits who appear in one, and are invisible in the other.‘The Medium’ review: A disjointed, unfulfilling puzzle horror game|Elise Favis|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
British code breakers’ eventual successes against Enigma — including those by mathematician Alan Turing loosely portrayed in the film “The Imitation Game” — were built on Rejewski’s breakthroughs.Hackers thrive on the weak link in cybersecurity: People|Gershom Gorenberg|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
She becomes partner to Kang Hyun-Jo—portrayed by Ju Ji-Hoon, whose lead roles in the 2020 series Kingdom season 2 and Hyena garnered much attention.
Kerry’s former aides and others close to him denied that Wright accurately portrayed the former secretary of state’s stance.John Kerry promises US climate change diplomacy won’t lead to weaker China policy|Alex Ward|January 27, 2021|Vox
Once in power, they often hired gifted artists to portray them in flattering and benevolent poses.
The Kremlin likes to portray these as sinister Western conspiracies.
The results played right into the hands of those who wanted to portray the opposition as unreliable.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS|Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The media and academics love to portray these voters as the typical independent when they represent less than half of them.Yes, Independent Swing Voters Are Real. And May Decide Who Wins Elections|Linda Killian|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She ended up praying with me and giving me her blessing to portray her Dad.David Oyelowo on Playing Martin Luther King Jr., Ebola Fears, and Race in Hollywood|Marlow Stern|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John Dickinson saw the matter in the same light, a light which his superior abilities enabled him to portray in more lurid colors.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
It was all very picturesque to portray one's hero as dying of disease; but in reality it was not at all satisfactory.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Imagination is tasked to its utmost stretch to portray sentiments and passions in the way that makes the deepest impression.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
But in none of his stories did Alger ever portray a tougher background or give it a bigger skyrocket finish.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
Liszt, bolder than Heine, makes the attempt to portray them, and writes like an inspired poet.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks