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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 ...

Monkey Shines

Film (1988; vt Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Terror). Orion/Charles Evans. Directed by George Romero. Written by Romero, based on Monkey Shines (1983) by Michael Stewart. Cast includes Jason Beghe, Kate McNeil, John Pankow and Joyce Van Patten. 113 minutes. Colour. / The sf element in this horror thriller is Ella, a monkey, the subject of an experiment to increase simian intelligence by injecting human genetic material into her brain (see Apes as Human). Ella is given as a therapeutic ...

Finley, Jeremy

(?   -    ) US investigative reporter and author, of sf interest in the latter capacity for the William Chance and Lynn Roseworth sequence comprising The Darkest Time of Night (2018) and The Dark Above (2019), in which the disappearance of a young boy, who may have been abducted (see Aliens; Invasion; UFO), is investigated over the years by two women, neither young, both convincingly presented as competent persons (seer Women in SF). Government conspiracies ...

Monsters, Inc.

Animated film (2001). Walt Disney Pictures (see The Walt Disney Company), Pixar. Directed by Pete Docter, David Silverman and Lee Unkrich. Cast includes Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs and John Goodman. Written by Andrew Stanton and Daniel Gerson, based on a story by Docter, Jill Culton, Jeff Pidgeon and Ralph Eggleston. 88 minutes. Colour. / Why are all children scared of the door once the light is turned off at bedtime? Best known for producing anthropomorphic ...

Chafe, Paul

(1965-    ) Canadian author and army reserve officer who began to publish work of genre interest with "Prisoner of War" in Man-Kzin Wars VII (anth 1995) edited by Larry Niven; he went on to produce the first full-length novel in the Man-Kzin Wars Shared World sequence, Destiny's Forge (2006). Mission Critical: Death of the Phoenix (1996) is a Tie to the Videogame Mission Critical (1995) designed by Mike Verdu, and forms a sequel to the game's interstellar action, also ...

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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