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Space Ship Sappy

Short US film (1957). Columbia Pictures. Directed by Jules White. Written by Jack White. Cast included Doreen Woodbury, Benny Rubin, Marilyn Hanold, Lorinne Crawford, Harriet Tyler, Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe Besser. 16 minutes. Black and white. / The Three Stooges (at the time Howard, Fine and Besser), in need of work, are hired by Scientist A J Rimple (Rubin), though they are unaware he will be taking them on a Spaceship to Venus. There they are threatened by female cannibals but ...

Shaw, Frank H

(1878-1960) UK naval officer and author who was in active service during World War One; he also published stories as by Frank Cleveland, Archibald Guthrie, Grenville Hammerton, Frank Hubert, Ernest Winchfield (and perhaps other names as well), appearing very widely in Boys' Papers from early in the twentieth century, with an estimated 7,000 stories to his credit and seventy or more books. Serials not reissued in book form include his world-catastrophe novel "When the Sea Rose Up" (15 December ...

Partridge of Sintaluta

Pseudonym of Canadian teacher and author Edward Alexander Partridge (1862-1931), active from as early as 1883 in Sintaluta, Manitoba, where he co-founded the idealistic Territorial Grain Growers' Association in 1901; the full range of his views are more freely expressed in A War on Poverty: The One War That Can End War (1925), in which a socialist Utopia is established as the independent state of Coalsamao, legally separate from the rest of Canada. [JC]

Bacurau

Film (2019). Ancine, Arte France Cinéma, CNC Aide au cinémas du monde – Institut Français, CinaScópio Produções, Globo Films, Globosat/Telecine, SBS Films, Símio Films. Directed by Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho. Written by Dornelles and Mendonça Filho. Cast includes Thomas Aquino, Danny Barbosa, Sônia Braga, Bárbara Colen, Udo Kier, Silvero Pereira, Wilson Rabelo, Luciana Souza and Karine Teles. 132 ...

High-Rise

Film (2016). Jeremy Thomas and Hanway Films, Film4 and BFI present in association with Northern Ireland Screen, Ingenious Media, Scope Pictures and S Films a Recorded Picture Company production. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Written by Amy Jump from the novel High-Rise (1975) by J G Ballard. Cast includes Julia Deakin, Luke Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Louis Suc. 119 minutes. Colour. / "Later, as he sat on his balcony eating the dog, Dr Robert Laing reflected on the ...

Clute, John

(1940-    ) Canadian critic, editor and author, in the UK from 1969; married to Judith Clute from 1964, partner of Elizabeth Hand since 1996. His first professional publication was the long sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" (Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959] Triquarterly), though he only began publishing sf reviews in 1964 and sf proper with "A Man Must Die" in New Worlds for November 1966, where much of his earlier criticism also appeared. This criticism, despite some studiously ...



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