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Red Shift

Tv film (1978). British Broadcasting Corporation. Directed by John Mackenzie. Written by Alan Garner from his own novel, Red Shift (1973). Cast includes Charles Bolton, Andrew Byatt, Lesley Dunlop, Bernard Gallagher, Stephen Petcher, Stella Tanner and Michael Wolf. 75 minutes. Colour. / The 2014 DVD release of this compact Television drama, originally aired on BBC's Play for Today omnibus series, ...

Dark Fantasy

Radio series (1941-1942). The NBC Radio Network. Produced by John J Prosser. Radioplays were by Scott Bishop, pseudonym of George Hamaker (1912-?1996), and Richard Breen. Announcers: Keith Painton, then Tom Paxton. 31 30-minute episodes. / Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this Horror and Fantasy series featured some sf during its brief run, and while not well remembered was reportedly of high ...

Walker, David

(1911-1992) Scottish-born soldier and author, permanently in Canada from 1948, naturalized in 1957; best known for sentimental evocations of Scottish spirit like Geordie (1950), later filmed. Winter of Madness (1964) is a Near-Future melodrama with spoof elements, involving a mysterious Invention, all told in a manner modestly evocative of John Buchan; and ...

I Killed Einstein, Gentlemen

Czech film (1970); original title Zabil jsem Einsteina, pánové. Directed by Oldřich Lipský. Written by Oldřich Lipský and Miloš Macourek, based on a story by Josef Nesvadba. Cast includes Jana Brejchová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Petr Čepek, Iva Janžurová, Lubomír Lipský and Jiří Sovák. 95 mins. Colour. / ...

Found Footage

A term infelicitously but irreversibly appropriated since 1999 to denote fictional feature films, particularly in Horror genres, which emulate venerable epistolary and documentary modes of textuality by using elements of non-fiction film form and simulated amateur-video footage. (Previously the term had marked a class of documentary film distinguished by the incorporation of archive and amateur footage into an assembled feature with or without commentary, 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. He began to publish work of genre interest with an sf-tinged poem "Carcajou Lament" in Triquarterly for Winter 1960 [ie Autumn 1959]; he began consistently publishing sf reviews in his "New Fiction" column for the Toronto Star (1966-1967), and later in ...



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