Ufouria: The Saga
Ufouria: The Saga, known in Japan as Hebereke, is a side scrolling action-adventure video game developed and published by Sunsoft for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was released in Japan on September 20, 1991, in Europe on November 19, 1992 and in Australia in the same year, it is the first game in the Hebereke series with every "sequel" being a different style of game. Hebereke is the name of the Japanese version's title character, colloquial and translates to'drunk' or'untrustworthy'; the game was rereleased in a two-in-one Sony PlayStation game, Memorial Series Sunsoft Vol.5, which included Raf World. In 2010, Ufouria: The Saga was rated by the Australian OFLC, it has been confirmed that this game would be released on the Wii Virtual Console in the PAL region on July 2, 2010 and as an import in North America on August 23, 2010. The games design is in the style of Metroid and Blaster Master where the player traverses an uninterrupted game world collecting items and power-ups enabling the player to reach more locations, fighting bosses and minibosses.
Throughout the game the player locates the main character's three friends who each have unique skills. The game allows the player to switch between the characters at any time to utilise their skills when needed; the game sports bright characters and graphics that are Japanese in design, done in the style of Bomberman and Hello Kitty. As a result of the limited release of English versions of the NES game, it has become quite in demand, is considered a sought after item by collectors. Bop-Louie and his friends live in a world named Ufouria, The characters stumble upon a crater, in which his friends fall in. Bop-Louie climbs in, but blanks out, he finds out that he must find all three of his other friends, all of which suffer from amnesia and take on Bop-Louie as a threat. Each time Bop-Louie locates one of his friends, you must battle them in an attempt to help them regain their memory. Once all four are back together the game revolves around collecting keys to open a gate, Unyo The alien will battle you to the death with a giant hovering robot, that looks like him, connected to him.
Long ago, Peace was in their world, now to this day, there's such a big war. The battle is involving around the world, because the space-time is so twisted, The world started to collapse. All of the heroes are due to go and fight, They fell to the cleft of space. To all who are in grief, he cares, now he decided to begin the adventure from their original home to their world. Somewhere in this world, The Hero, known as Hebereke, must find his three other colleagues: Oh-Chan and Jennifer are hiding. So to survive in this weird world, you must find your friends, determine the skills of your team, all three must venture into this magical world. To fight against an alien mastermind named Unyo! Ufouria is the title of the game; the game had some alterations. Oh-Chan/Freeon-Leon changed from a cat in an orange suit to an orange dinosaur/lizard. Birds no longer now drop 16 ton weights; the introduction screen was redesigned. The character Freeon-Leon's name is spelled "Freeon-Leeon" at least once during gameplay.
Hebe Gender: Male Species: Penguin Fast walker on land. Average jumper. Cannot swim. Falls when walking on icy surfaces. Can climb walls when the suction cup has been located. Secret Weapon: The players head springs out and attacks the enemy. Oh-Chan Gender: Female Species: Cat Can walk on icy surfaces. Swims on surface of the water, but not under. Slow walker on land. Bad jumper. Secret Weapon: Freeze enemies for stepping stones. Sukezaemon Gender: Male Species: Ghost Can jump high and floats down slowly. Slow walker. Cannot swim. Secret Weapon: His eyes pop out and attack enemies. Jennifer Gender: Male Species: Frog Can walk under water. Slow walker on land. Bad jumper. Secret Weapon: Belches bombs that destroy walls. Hebereke series Memorial Series: SunSoft Vol. 5 webpage Ufouria review
Hank Worden was an American cowboy-turned-character actor who appeared in many Westerns, including many John Ford films such as The Searchers and the TV series The Lone Ranger. Worden was raised on a cattle ranch near Glendive and was educated at Stanford University and the University of Nevada as an engineer, he enlisted in the U. S. Army hoping to become an Army pilot, but failed to pass flight school. An expert horseman, he toured the country in rodeos as a saddle bronc rider. During one ride, his horse landed atop him and broke his neck, but aside from a temporarily sore neck, Worden did not know of the break until x-rayed twenty years later. While appearing in a rodeo at Madison Square Garden in New York, he and fellow cowboy Tex Ritter were chosen to appear in the Broadway play Green Grow the Lilacs, the play from which the musical Oklahoma! was derived. Following the run of the play, Worden drove a cab in New York, worked on dude ranches as a wrangler and as a guide on the Bright Angel trail of the Grand Canyon.
A chance encounter with actress Billie Burke at a dude ranch led her to recommend him to several film producers. Worden made his film debut as an extra in Cecil B. DeMille's The Plainsman. By this time, Tex Ritter had become a star, Worden played sidekick roles in a number of Ritter's Westerns. In several of his early appearances, Worden was billed as "Heber Snow", until he reverted to his real name. A small part in Howard Hawks's Come and Get It led to a number of appearances for that director, who recommended him to director John Ford, he appeared in episode 121 of the TV Series the Lone Ranger. Worden became a member of the John Ford Stock Company, was directed by Ford twelve times in films and television; the connection with Ford led to an association with actor John Wayne, Worden appeared in 17 of Wayne's films. Foremost among his collaborations with Wayne and Ford is The Searchers, the 1956 classic Western in which Worden portrayed his most memorable role, that of "Mose Harper," the Shakespearean fool who only longed for "a roof over head and a rocking chair by the fire."
Worden's best performances were given for demanding directors. He had a striking appearance: tall, bald, his voice and mannerisms unforgettable to anyone who saw him, he worked in television as well as films, long outliving Hawks and Wayne, achieving some late notice as a senile hotel waiter in David Lynch's Twin Peaks TV series. In 1992, Worden hosted and co-produced, with director Clyde Lucas, an independent special shown on the Nostalgia Channel and some PBS stations entitled Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly; the special looked back on Worden's career and featured guests Clint Eastwood, Paul Hogan, Harry Carey Jr. Ben Johnson, Frankie Avalon, Burt Kennedy and stuntman Dean Smith. Widowed by his wife of 37 years in 1977, he shared his house for several years with actor Jim Beaver. In good health through his 91st year, he died peacefully during a nap at his home in Los Angeles on December 6, 1992, he was survived by Dawn Henry, whom he and his wife had adopted as an adult. The Lone Ranger - episode - The Tenderfeet as Rusty Bates The Lone Ranger - episode - Woman from Omaha as Whip The Lone Ranger - episode - The Ghost of Coyote Canyon as Ed The Lone Ranger - episode - Stage to Tishomingo as Ike Beatty, Stage driver The Lone Ranger - episode - The Bait: Gold! as Jud, Stagecoach Driver The Lone Ranger - episode - The Banker's Son as Bruckner Rawhide - episode - Incident of the Devil and His Due as Joe Wendell Wagon Train - episode - The Colter Craven Story as Hank Wagon Train - episode - The Nellie Jefferson Story as Trader Bonanza - episode - The Stranger as Station Attendant Bonanza - episode - The Bride as Ned Birch Bonanza - episode - Tommy as Dave Hondo and the Apaches - TV movie as One of Gallagher's Mine Workers Hondo - episode - Hondo and the Eagle Claw as Miner Hondo - episode - Hondo and the War Cry as Miner McCloud - episode - A Little Plot at Tranquil Valley as Elderly Patient Gunsmoke - episode - The Tarnished Bridge as Claude The Yellow Rose - episode - A Question of Love as Old Man Knight Rider - episode - Fright Knight as Slim Twin Peaks as Waiter Hank Worden on IMDb Hank Worden Website Hank Worden at Find a Grave Thank Ya, Thank Ya Kindly IMDB Thank Ya Kindly Documentary
Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist and author. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert became the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Ebert and Chicago Tribune critic Gene Siskel helped popularize nationally televised film reviewing when they co-hosted the PBS show Sneak Previews, followed by several variously named At the Movies programs; the two verbally traded humorous barbs while discussing films. They created and trademarked the phrase "Two Thumbs Up", used when both hosts gave the same film a positive review. After Siskel died in 1999, Ebert continued hosting the show with various co-hosts and starting in 2000, with Richard Roeper. Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times said Ebert "was without question the nation's most prominent and influential film critic", Tom Van Riper of Forbes described him as "the most powerful pundit in America", Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called him "the best-known film critic in America".
Ebert lived with cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands beginning in 2002. In 2006, he required treatment necessitating the removal of his lower jaw, leaving him disfigured and costing him the ability to speak or eat normally, his ability to write remained unimpaired and he continued to publish both online and in print until his death on April 4, 2013. Roger Joseph Ebert was born in Urbana, the only child of Annabel, a bookkeeper, Walter Harry Ebert, an electrician, he was raised Roman Catholic, attending St. Mary's elementary school and serving as an altar boy in Urbana, his paternal grandparents were German his maternal ancestry was Irish and Dutch. Ebert's interest in journalism began when he was a student at Urbana High School, where he was a sports writer for The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. In his senior year, he was class president and editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Echo. In 1958, he won the Illinois High School Association state speech championship in "radio speaking", an event that simulates radio newscasts.
Regarding his early influences in film criticism, Ebert wrote in the 1998 parody collection Mad About the Movies: Ebert began taking classes at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as an early-entrance student, completing his high school courses while taking his first university class. After graduating from Urbana High School in 1960, Ebert attended and received his undergraduate degree in 1964. While at the University of Illinois, Ebert worked as a reporter for The Daily Illini and served as its editor during his senior year while continuing to work as a reporter for the News-Gazette of Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; as an undergraduate, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and president of the U. S. Student Press Association. One of the first movie reviews he wrote was a review of La Dolce Vita, published in The Daily Illini in October 1961. Ebert spent a semester as a master's student in the department of English there before attending the University of Cape Town on a Rotary fellowship for a year.
He returned from Cape Town to his graduate studies at Illinois for two more semesters and after being accepted as a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, he prepared to move to Chicago. He needed a job to support himself while he worked on his doctorate and so applied to the Chicago Daily News, hoping that, as he had sold freelance pieces to the Daily News, including an article on the death of writer Brendan Behan, he would be hired by editor Herman Kogan. Instead Kogan referred Ebert to the city editor at the Chicago Sun-Times, Jim Hoge, who hired Ebert as a reporter and feature writer at the Sun-Times in 1966, he attended doctoral classes at the University of Chicago while working as a general reporter at the Sun-Times for a year. After movie critic Eleanor Keane left the Sun-Times in April 1967, editor Robert Zonka gave the job to Ebert; the load of graduate school and being a film critic proved too much, so Ebert left the University of Chicago to focus his energies on film criticism.
Ebert began his career as a film critic in 1967. That same year, he met film critic Pauline Kael for the first time at the New York Film Festival. After he sent her some of his columns, she told him they were "the best film criticism being done in American newspapers today"; that same year, Ebert's first book, a history of the University of Illinois titled Illini Century: One Hundred Years of Campus Life, was published by the University's press. In 1969, his review of Night of the Living Dead was published in Reader's Digest. Ebert co-wrote the screenplay for the 1970 Russ Meyer film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and sometimes joked about being responsible for the film, poorly received on its release yet has become a cult classic. Ebert and Meyer made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up!, other films, were involved in the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Starting in 1968, Ebert worked for the University of Chicago as an adjunct lecturer, teaching a night class on film at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.
In 1975, Ebert received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2007, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and abroad. Ebert publish
Repo Man (film)
Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film written and directed by Alex Cox. It stars Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez, was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy with executive producer Michael Nesmith; the plot concerns a young punk rock enthusiast in Los Angeles who finds himself partnered with a jaded repossession agent and subsequently caught up in the pursuit for a mysterious car that might be connected to extraterrestrials. The soundtrack is noted as a snapshot of the early-'80s Los Angeles hardcore punk scene of the time. Director Cox wanted the music to serve as a backdrop to the story of the life of the repo men. Repo Man received widespread acclaim, was considered one of the best films of 1984, it has achieved cult status. In the Mojave Desert, a policeman pulls over a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Dr. J. Frank Parnell; the policeman opens the trunk, sees a blinding flash of white light, is vaporized, leaving only his boots behind. Otto Maddox, a young punk rocker in L.
A. is fired from his job as a supermarket stock clerk. His girlfriend leaves him for his best friend. Depressed and broke, Otto is wandering the streets when a man named Bud drives up and offers him $25 to drive a car out of the neighborhood. Otto follows Bud in the car to the Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation, where he learns that the car he drove was being repossessed, he goes to his parents' house. He learns that his burned-out ex-hippie parents have donated the money they promised him for finishing school to a crooked televangelist, he decides to take the repo job. After repossessing a flashy red Cadillac, Otto sees a girl named Leila running down the street, he gives her a ride to the United Fruitcake Outlet. On the way, Leila shows, she claims. Meanwhile, Helping Hand is offered a $20,000 bounty notice for the Malibu. Most assume that the car is drug-related, because the bounty is so far above the actual value of the car. Parnell arrives in L. A. driving the Malibu, but he is unable to meet his waiting UFO compatriots because of a team of government agents led by a woman with a metal hand.
When Parnell pulls into a gas station, Helping Hand's competitors, the Rodriguez brothers, take the Malibu. They stop for sodas. While they are out of the car, a trio of Otto's punk friends, who are on a crime spree, steal the Malibu. After they visit a night club, Parnell appears and tricks the punks into opening the trunk, killing one of them and scaring the other two away, he picks up Otto and drives aimlessly, before collapsing and dying from radiation exposure. Otto leaves it in the lot; the car is stolen from the lot, a chase ensues. By this time, the car is glowing bright green; the Malibu reappears at the Helping Hand lot with Bud behind the wheel, but he ends up being shot. The various groups trying to acquire the car soon show up. Anyone who approaches it bursts into flames those in flame-retardant suits. Only Miller, an eccentric mechanic at Helping Hand -and who had explained earlier to Otto that aliens exists and can travel through time in their spaceships- is able to enter the car, he beckons Otto into the Malibu.
After he settles into the passenger seat, the Malibu lifts straight up into the air and flies away, first through the city's skyline and into space travelling in time. Repo Man garnered widespread praise upon its release, is considered to be one of the best films of 1984; the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 98% approval rating based on 44 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Repo Man is many things: an alien-invasion film, a punk-rock musical, a send-up of consumerism. One thing it isn't is boring." In 2008, the film was voted by a group of Los Angeles Times writers and editors as the eighth-best film set in Los Angeles in the last 25 years. Entertainment Weekly ranked the film seventh on their list of "The Top 50 Cult Films". Roger Ebert gave the film 3 stars out of a possible 4, wrote: I saw "Repo Man" near the end of a busy stretch on the movie beat: Three days during which I saw more relentlessly bad movies than during any comparable period in memory.
Most of those bad movies were so cynically constructed out of formula ideas and "commercial" ingredients that watching them was an ordeal. "Repo Man" comes out of left field, has no big stars, didn't cost much, takes chances, dares to be unconventional, is funny, works. There is a lesson here. Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Won - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor – Tracey Walter Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Writing – Alex CoxBoston Society of Film Critics Awards Won - Best ScreenplayMystfest Nominated - Best FilmAmerican Film Institute Lists AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs - Nominated AFI's 10 Top 10 - Nominated Science Fiction Film The soundtrack features songs by various punk rock bands such as The Plugz, Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, Iggy Pop and others. The film score was created by Tito Larriva, Steven Hufsteter, Charlie Quintana and Tony Marsico of The Plugz. Iggy Pop volunteered to write the title song. According to the documentary A Texas Tale of Treason, Cox wrote a sequel to Repo Man which, though filming started, was never finished.
Chris Bones saw the script on Cox's website and asked, received, permission to adapt the script into a graphic novel. The book, Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday, was relea
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film studio based in Hollywood, a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world, the second oldest in the United States, the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios still located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood. In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 22 actors and actresses under contract and honored each with a star on the logo. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only; the company's headquarters and studios are located at 5555 Melrose Avenue, California, United States. Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America. Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving film studio in the world after the French studios Gaumont Film Company and Pathé, followed by the Nordisk Film company, Universal Studios, it is the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles.
Paramount Pictures dates its existence from the 1912 founding date of the Famous Players Film Company. Hungarian-born founder Adolph Zukor, an early investor in nickelodeons, saw that movies appealed to working-class immigrants. With partners Daniel Frohman and Charles Frohman he planned to offer feature-length films that would appeal to the middle class by featuring the leading theatrical players of the time. By mid-1913, Famous Players had completed five films, Zukor was on his way to success, its first film was Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth. That same year, another aspiring producer, Jesse L. Lasky, opened his Lasky Feature Play Company with money borrowed from his brother-in-law, Samuel Goldfish known as Samuel Goldwyn; the Lasky company hired as their first employee a stage director with no film experience, Cecil B. DeMille, who would find a suitable site in Hollywood, near Los Angeles, for his first feature film, The Squaw Man. Starting in 1914, both Lasky and Famous Players released their films through a start-up company, Paramount Pictures Corporation, organized early that year by a Utah theatre owner, W. W. Hodkinson, who had bought and merged several smaller firms.
Hodkinson and actor, producer Hobart Bosworth had started production of a series of Jack London movies. Paramount was the first successful nationwide distributor. Famous Players and Lasky were owned while Paramount was a corporation. In 1916, Zukor maneuvered a three-way merger of his Famous Players, the Lasky Company, Paramount. Zukor and Lasky bought Hodkinson out of Paramount, merged the three companies into one; the new company Lasky and Zukor founded, Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, grew with Lasky and his partners Goldwyn and DeMille running the production side, Hiram Abrams in charge of distribution, Zukor making great plans. With only the exhibitor-owned First National as a rival, Famous Players-Lasky and its "Paramount Pictures" soon dominated the business; because Zukor believed in stars, he signed and developed many of the leading early stars, including Mary Pickford, Marguerite Clark, Pauline Frederick, Douglas Fairbanks, Gloria Swanson, Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Reid. With so many important players, Paramount was able to introduce "block booking", which meant that an exhibitor who wanted a particular star's films had to buy a year's worth of other Paramount productions.
It was this system that gave Paramount a leading position in the 1920s and 1930s, but which led the government to pursue it on antitrust grounds for more than twenty years. The driving force behind Paramount's rise was Zukor. Through the teens and twenties, he built the Publix Theatres Corporation, a chain of nearly 2,000 screens, ran two production studios, became an early investor in radio, taking a 50% interest in the new Columbia Broadcasting System in 1928. In 1926, Zukor hired independent producer B. P. Schulberg, an unerring eye for new talent, to run the new West Coast operations, they purchased the Robert Brunton Studios, a 26-acre facility at 5451 Marathon Street for US$1 million. In 1927, Famous Players-Lasky took the name Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. Three years because of the importance of the Publix Theatres, it became Paramount Publix Corporation. In 1928, Paramount began releasing Inkwell Imps, animated cartoons produced by Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios in New York City.
The Fleischers, veterans in the animation industry, were among the few animation producers capable of challenging the prominence of Walt Disney. The Paramount newsreel series Paramount News ran from 1927 to 1957. Paramount was one of the first Hollywood studios to release what were known at that time as "talkies", in 1929, released their first musical, Innocents of Paris. Richard A. Whiting and Leo Robin composed the score for the film. By acquiring the successful Balaban & Katz chain in 1926, Zukor gained the services of Barney Balaban, his brother A. J. Balaban, their partner Sam Katz (who would run the Paramount-Publix theatre chain in New York City from the thirty-five-stor
Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction dealing with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, extraterrestrials in fiction. Science fiction explores the potential consequences of scientific other various innovations, has been called a "literature of ideas." "Science fiction" is difficult to define as it includes a wide range of concepts and themes. James Blish wrote: "Wells used the term to cover what we would today call'hard' science fiction, in which a conscientious attempt to be faithful to known facts was the substrate on which the story was to be built, if the story was to contain a miracle, it ought at least not to contain a whole arsenal of them."Isaac Asimov said: "Science fiction can be defined as that branch of literature which deals with the reaction of human beings to changes in science and technology." According to Robert A. Heinlein, "A handy short definition of all science fiction might read: realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world and present, on a thorough understanding of the nature and significance of the scientific method."Lester del Rey wrote, "Even the devoted aficionado or fan—has a hard time trying to explain what science fiction is," and that the reason for there not being a "full satisfactory definition" is that "there are no delineated limits to science fiction."
Author and editor Damon Knight summed up the difficulty, saying "science fiction is what we point to when we say it." Mark C. Glassy described the definition of science fiction as U. S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart did with the definition of pornography: "I know it when I see it." Science fiction had its beginnings in a time when the line between myth and fact was arguably more blurred than the present day. Written in the 2nd century CE by the satirist Lucian, A True Story contains many themes and tropes that are characteristic of contemporary science fiction, including travel to other worlds, extraterrestrial lifeforms, interplanetary warfare, artificial life; some consider it the first science-fiction novel. Some of the stories from The Arabian Nights, along with the 10th-century The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter and Ibn al-Nafis's 13th-century Theologus Autodidactus contain elements of science fiction. Products of the Age of Reason and the development of modern science itself, Johannes Kepler's Somnium, Francis Bacon's New Atlantis, Cyrano de Bergerac's Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon and The States and Empires of the Sun, Margaret Cavendish's "The Blazing World", Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Ludvig Holberg's Nicolai Klimii Iter Subterraneum and Voltaire's Micromégas are regarded as some of the first true science-fantasy works.
Indeed, Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan considered Somnium the first science-fiction story. Following the 18th-century development of the novel as a literary form, Mary Shelley's books Frankenstein and The Last Man helped define the form of the science-fiction novel. Brian Aldiss has argued. Edgar Allan Poe wrote several stories considered science fiction, including "The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall" which featured a trip to the Moon. Jules Verne was noted for his attention to detail and scientific accuracy Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea which predicted the contemporary nuclear submarine. In 1887, the novel El anacronópete by Spanish author Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau introduced the first time machine. Many critics consider H. G. Wells one of science fiction's most important authors, or "the Shakespeare of science fiction." His notable science-fiction works include The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds. His science fiction imagined alien invasion, biological engineering and time travel.
In his non-fiction futurologist works he predicted the advent of airplanes, military tanks, nuclear weapons, satellite television, space travel, something resembling the World Wide Web. In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs published A Princess of Mars, the first of his three-decade-long planetary romance series of Barsoom novels, set on Mars and featuring John Carter as the hero. In 1926, Hugo Gernsback published the first American science-fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in which he wrote: By'scientifiction' I mean the Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and Edgar Allan Poe type of story—a charming romance intermingled with scientific fact and prophetic vision... Not only do these amazing tales make tremendously interesting reading—they are always instructive, they supply knowledge... in a palatable form... New adventures pictured for us in the scientifiction of today are not at all impossible of realization tomorrow... Many great science stories destined to be of historical interest are still to be written...
Posterity will point to them as having blazed a new trail, not only in literature and fiction, but progress as well. In 1928, E. E. "Doc" Smith's first published work, The Skylark of Space, written in collaboration with Lee Hawkins Garby, appeared in Amazing Stories. It is called the first great space opera; the same year, Philip Francis Nowlan's original Buck Rogers story, Armageddon 2419 appeared in Amazing Stories. This was followed by the first serious science-fiction comic. In 1937, John W. Campbell became editor of Astounding Science Fiction, an event, sometimes conside
Turtle Diary is a 1985 British film directed by John Irvin and starring Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Michael Gambon. Based on a screenplay adapted by Harold Pinter from Russell Hoban's novel Turtle Diary, the film is about "people rediscovering the joys of life and love"; the film contains elements of romance and drama and has been described as a romantic comedy. Two lonely Londoners - Neaera Duncan, a children's author, William Snow, a bookstore assistant - find common ground when visiting the sea turtles at London Zoo. Independently, each perceives that the turtles are unnaturally confined, they hatch a plan with the assistance of zookeeper George Fairbairn to smuggle them out and release them into the sea, their release of the turtles is a metaphor for their escape from their inhibitions. Glenda Jackson, as Neaera Duncan, a "Popular children's author … fearing her creative talents have evaporated, escapes into the dreamy world of sea turtles seeking inspiration in their beauty and grace."
Ben Kingsley, as William Snow, "a humble assistant in a bookstore where he, dreams of the turtles." Richard Johnson, as Mr. Johnson, a neighbor of Neaera Duncan Michael Gambon, as George Fairbairn, the zookeeper charged with caring for the turtles Jeroen Krabbé, as Mr. Sandor, a neighbor of William Snow Rosemary Leach, as Mrs. Charlie Inchcliff, another neighbor of Neaera Duncan Eleanor Bron, as Miss Neap, a neighbor of William Snow Harriet Walter, as Harriet Simms, a colleague of William Snow at the bookstore Nigel Hawthorne, as the Publisher of books by Neaera SnowHarold Pinter has a cameo role as a man in the bookshop where William and Harriet work. In his 1985 Sunday Telegraph review of the film, Castell observes that Pinter's screenplay concentrates on developing dialogue and plot, leaving clues for the actors to convey their characters' subtle emotional and psychological development: "It is hard to think of two actors better matched to play Pinter than Glenda Jackson and Ben Kingsley.
They milk every nuance, point up every missed beat and relish each irony and repetition in the script. … Turtle Diary is a fine film that charts movingly the unnoticed despair of everyday lives, the sufferings of those who endure loneliness in silence."The film grossed $2.2 million in its U. S. theatrical release. The film was released on videocassette in 1986 by Vestron Video; the film has not yet been released on DVD. Castell, David. Review of Turtle Diary. Sunday Telegraph 1 Dec. 1985. Rpt. in HaroldPinter.org. Harold Pinter, 2000–2003. Accessed 22 March 2009. Turtle Diary on IMDb Turtle Diary at Rotten Tomatoes Turtle Diary at Box Office Mojo "Films by Harold Pinter: Turtle Diary, 1984" at HaroldPinter.org – The Official Website of International Playwright Harold Pinter baileylewis