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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 ...

Guttenberg, Elyse

(1952-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Selena's Song" in Spaceships and Spells: A Collection of New Fantasy and Science-Fiction Stories (anth 1987) edited by Martin H Greenberg, Charles G Waugh and Jane Yolen. The hints of Dream Hacking in her first novel, Sunder, Eclipse & Seed ...


Film (1978). Waley-Malin Production/Megalovision. Written and directed by Derek Jarman. Cast includes Adam Ant, Ian Charleson, Jordan, Little Nell, Richard O'Brien, Orlando, Jenny Runacre and Toyah Willcox. 104 minutes. Colour. / This was the first solo film by Jarman, one of the doyens of gay, experimental and gender-bending cinema in the UK. The film, which displays a strong sense of irony about the glories of England, was made to be released just in time for Queen Elizabeth II's ...

Jakobsson, Ejler

(1911-1984) Finnish-born editor, in the USA from 1926. He became a Pulp-magazine author in the 1930s and joined the staff of one of the pulp chains, Popular Publications, in 1943. He briefly had responsibility for Astonishing Stories and Super Science Stories, but both magazines were already in the process of closing down due to paper shortages and Frederik ...

Revolutionary Girl Utena

Japanese animated tv series (1997). Original title Shōjo Kakumei Utena. Created by Be-Papas. J.C.Staff. Directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara. Written by Yōji Enokido. Voice cast includes Yuriko Fuchizaki, Tomoko Kawakami, Jūrōta Kosugi and Hikaru Midorikawa. 39 23-minute episodes. Colour. / As newly orphaned Utena Tenjou (Kawakami) mourns, she is comforted by a travelling Prince, who gives her a ring with a rose crest. Utena is so ...

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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