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a wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck

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I began this article by explaining that my main intention was to analyze the figure of the teacher in Half Nelson in terms of two main cliches of the "teacher savior" film.
Despite his idealism, it's a good question, since cocaine seems to have a half nelson on him.
Half Nelson (15) Ryan Gosling delivers one of the performances of the year in this powerful and resolutely downbeat tale of an unlikely friendship between a white twenty-something man and a black 13-year-old girl.
Finally reaching Birmingham MAC after a London release five weeks ago, Half Nelson follows their friendship.
He is up against Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond, Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson, Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness and favourite Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland.
In fact I was a fiction writer but I had written a short film, Half Nelson, which a director resident, John Fawcett, made a couple of years before.
Going mainstream has been a long time coming for Gosling, who became a pin-up after starring in romantic tearjerker The Notebook but chooses to appear in indie films like Half Nelson and Lars And The Real Girl.
Ryan Gosling, who was nominated for an Oscar for his druggy teacher in Half Nelson, plays small-town outsider Lars, who tells his family he's bringing his first girlfriend home for dinner.
He's shown an adventurous streak in his choice of acting roles, playing a teacher battling drugs in Half Nelson, which won him an Oscar nomination; a lawyer searching for justice in Fracture; and a neo-Nazi in The Believer.
Films like The Hoax, Breach, Sparkle (with Bob Hoskins at his best in years), Half Nelson, Apocalypto, The Jane Austen Book Club, a brace of Kevin Costners with The Upside of Anger and Mr Brooks, Australian drama Jindabyne, Bobby, the bittersweet Waitress (director Adrienne Shelly being murdered just after completing the film) and the very funny Australian mockumentaries Razzle Dazzle and Kenny, were all first rate entertainment and, by and large, all sadly ignored by punters.
99, Half Nelson (15) also available to buy pounds 15.
Oscar nominated for Half Nelson this year, watch out for fast-rising Ryan Gosling as arrogant attorney Willy Beachum.
Man of the moment Gosling, Oscar nominated this year for his role in Half Nelson, is a worthy opponent as the fast-rising attorney whose arrogant and ambition may just be his downfall.
Over the years, ITN Source has contributed professional video content to a number of award-winning films, including The Last King of Scotland, The Queen, Borat and Half Nelson.
A minute into the second half Nelson tipped a 20-yard Bobby Linn thunderbolt over the bar.