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Frank Llewellyn Bowman

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Frank Llewellyn Bowman (January 21, 1879 – September 15, 1936) was an American politician who represented West Virginia in the United States House of Representatives from 1925 to 1933.

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The hardest part of a script to nail is the ending. Everything has been building up to this one moment, and if the writer doesn’t deliver, the movie could be doomed. Audiences love finality in movies, and prefer it if they understand what happened in a film. But sometimes, the conclusion throws them for a loop, and they’re more concerned about figuring out those last moments than anything else. Here are Screen Rant’s 10 confusing movie endings finally explained. Inception One of the most famous movie images this decade is Cobb’s top spinning on the table before Inception cuts hard to black. This launched countless theories debating whether Cobb was in a dream or reality. But audiences were missing the point. An interpretation Christopher Nolan agrees with suggests the point of the scene isn’t to tell where Cobb is. It represents an arc in his mindset. After concerning himself with the “dream or reality” query, Cobb simply didn’t care after seeing his kids and walked away from the top. No matter where the hero is, he got the happy ending he deserved. American Psycho This is another case where audiences are left wondering if the events actually happened or all took place in the main character’s head. When he confesses his grisly crimes, Patrick Bateman is simply ignored by those he tells, hinting that it was all a hallucination. The author of the source novel says if that were the case, the entire point of the book would be moot. American Psycho is a satire tale poking fun at the shallow mindset of yuppie culture. The reaction to Bateman’s confession shows that even when a serial killer owns up, nobody cares since it doesn’t effect them directly. No Country for Old Men After failing to capture notorious killer Anton Chigurh, retiring sheriff Ed Tom Bell recalls a dream he had about seeing his father riding past, going somewhere to set a fire. The movie fades to black when he’s done telling his story, so many were left wondering what just happened. Bell is reflecting upon his life and realizes that it’s time for him to move on and join his father wherever he went to light that fire. Viewers were so invested in the Llewelyn vs. Chigurh pursuit that they missed the main theme of the film. It’s all there in the title. Interstellar In this space epic’s third act, Cooper drops himself into a black hole and lands in a fifth dimensional tesseract placed by future humans. He uses his love for his daughter Murph to communicate back to Earth and save mankind. How did the tesseract get there? One explanation is that the movie deals with alternate realities and universes, making a non-linear timeline possible. The “present day” humans were in dire times during Interstellar, so it’s unlikely they became the same “future” humans depicted. Beings from another dimension were reaching out to lend a helping hand. For what? We’ll leave that up to you. The Wrestler The final image of Darren Aronofksy’s sports drama is protagonist Randy jumping off the ropes and then cutting to the end credits. His fate is left up to the viewer, but there’s strong evidence that he dies in the match. Randy has a serious heart condition and is told by doctors continuing wrestling could kill him. But Randy has damaged all relationships he has and goes back to the ring where he can feel alive. Aronofsky even agrees with this interpretation, saying in an interview “if not now, when?” in regards to Randy’s death. Shutter Island Leo DiCaprio sure likes to keep viewers guessing. In Shutter Island, his Teddy Daniels is in for a rude awakening when he learns he’s actually a patient at the Ashecliffe Institute, following the trauma he suffered when his wife murdered herself and their children. At long last, his doctors think his illness is cured, but Teddy appears to relapse, leading to a haunting lobotomy. But Teddy’s last words are a major clue. In his mind, living as the monster who killed his family would be worse than dying as the good man who came to terms with it all. Total Recall When Quaid’s adventure plays out a little too close to the description offered by the Rekall officials, many are wondering if the events were all just a dream. It was intentionally left ambiguous, but director Paul Verhoeven believes it all took place in the hero’s head. This could happen by Quaid’s mind having a violent reaction to the implant process and incorporating things from real life to populate the dream. The name of the program is even Blue Skies on Mars, and love interest Melinda is a fantasy girl that Quaid chose himself before the implant. Things are just a tad coincidental for it to all be real. 2001: A Space Odyssey The floating star child that’s featured in 2001’s final shot is a part of cinematic history, but what does it all mean? Stanley Kubrick himself tried to provide some answers. The entire film serves as a metaphor for mankind’s evolution, beginning with the apes billions of years ago and working up to futuristic intergalactic travel. The main astronaut Bowman is reborn as an enhanced being and returns to Earth to take the next big step for the species. In a way, that’s inspiring, since it portrays everything as hopeful and always looking ahead to better ourselves. Birdman When recovering from his self-inflicted gunshot wound in the hospital, actor Riggan Thomson opens the window of his room and we never see him again. The last shot is his daughter Sam looking out that same window, smiling at something in the sky. One possible theory is that Riggan committed suicide by jumping out the window, at peace with himself after he starred in an acclaimed Broadway play. What Sam sees is her father’s free spirit floating up to the heavens for eternity, and she’s happy for him. It’s dark, but it gives Birdman a poignant finale that taps into strong emotions. Memento We’re not done with you, Chris Nolan. In the director’s breakout hit, he takes viewers on a non-linear journey that shows how Teddy became Leonard’s John G. Teddy reveals that Leonard killed the “real” John G. a while back, and has been hunting others so Teddy can get rid of some bad guys and keep Leonard happy. There’s a photograph of Leonard that suggests Teddy’s telling the truth, and Leonard even admits he lies to himself sometimes. If he’s willing to bend the truth to fit his needs, it’s not out of the question he would change his target to Teddy. These are our best explanations for the most confusing endings in popular films. Are there any we missed? Which ones left you scratching your head? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to subscribe to our channel for more fun videos like this one!

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Biography

Early life

Bowman was born in Masontown, Pennsylvania on January 21, 1879. He attended the public schools, and then moved with his parents to Morgantown, West Virginia. He graduated from the West Virginia University in 1902, where he was known to have been a brilliant student, winning the Inter-Society Oration and Debate prize, and where he had been a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.[1]

Professional Years

After graduation, he worked as a teller in a bank at Morgantown from 1902 until 1904, when he resigned to take up the study of law, again at West Virginia University. In 1904 he became a member of the then-professional law fraternity, Delta Chi.[2] He was admitted to the bar in 1905 and commenced practice in Morgantown, West Virginia. In addition, he pursued an interest in coal mining, both as a shareholder and board member.[1]

Bowman was appointed postmaster of Morgantown, West Virginia May 25, 1911, and served until April 14, 1915, when a successor was appointed. He was the city mayor in 1916 and 1917 but declined renomination for mayor. Bowman was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1933) but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress.

After leaving Congress, Bowman organized the Tropf coal company in Washington, D.C., and served as president until appointed a member of the Board of Veterans Appeals of the Veterans’ Administration in 1935. He also served several other coal companies in the role of corporate attorney.

Personal life

In addition to his fraternal memberships during college, Bowman was a Freemason, with involvement in both the Rotary Club, and also holds membership in the Knights Templar, belonging to Morgantown Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, and Osiris Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Wheeling. He also belongs to the Knights of Pythias, in all of which he was remembered by his biographers as "very popular." His religious faith is that of the Presbyterian Church. He married Miss Pearl Silveus of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 3 June 1904, with whom he had two children.[1]

He served in his role on VA Board until his death in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 1936. He was buried in East Oak Grove Cemetery, Morgantown, West Virginia where his wife and parents were later also buried.

References

  1. ^ a b c The History of West Virginia, Old and New. Chicago and New York: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1923. p. Vol II, p.185. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ Like many early law-focused ΔΧ chapters, the West Virginia chapter allowed members of other general fraternities to join. Established as a chapter in 1902, it survived only until 1908, when, during the ongoing debate to become a "single standard" fraternity, it disbanded. Per the Delta Chi history, accessed 6 July 2016.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert E. Lee Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from West Virginia's 2nd congressional district

1925–1933
Succeeded by
Jennings Randolph
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