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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 ...

Van Beverhoudt, O

(1871-?   ) US author in whose Melzar: A Tale of the Jericho Road (1913) a Lost Race is discovered in the deserts of northern Africa. [JC]

Sudak, Eunice

(1926-    ) US author of over twenty books since the early 1960s, many of them film novelizations. Her Ties include Tales of Terror (1962), from Richard Matheson's adaptation of three Edgar Allan Poe stories as the script for Tales of Terror (1962), directed by Roger Corman; The Raven (1963) adapts another Poe/Matheson/Corman venture, The Raven (1963). One novelization of direct sf interest is X (1963), based on Corman's X – The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963). ...

Meredith, James Creed

(1875-1942) Irish judge, a Protestant who was an early supporter of Sinn Féin; as an author, he focused usually on philosophical subjects, and carried that interest into fiction in The Rainbow in the Valley (1939), which features scientists in western China who establish Communications with Mars, giving Meredith the chance discursively to compare and contrast the two civilizations in terms of their attaining Utopian levels of culture. [JC]

Mechte Navstrechu

["Meeting a Dream Halfway"] Film (1963; vt A Dream Come True; vt Encounter in Space). Odessa Studios. Directed by Mikhail Karzhukov and Otar Koberidze. Written by Mikhail Karzhukov and Otar Koberidze, based on a draft screenplay by A Berdnik and Ivan Bondin. Cast includes Boris Borisenko, A Genesin, Larisa Gordeichik, Peeter Kard, Otar Koberidze, T Pochepa, Nikolai Timofeyev and Nikolai Volkov. 64 minutes. Colour. / On a Utopian future Earth, cosmonaut Andrei Sayenko (Borisenko) sings a ...

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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