Based on an essay by H.G. Wells, Things to Come is a visionary story of colossal scope, spanning seventy years and the destruction and creation of civilization. Beginning in the near future (the late 1930s, naturally), a second World War breaks out, laying waste to all that is civilized. Fortunately, visionary scientist John Cabal (Raymond Massey) proposes to the world a scientific and ordered existence that will deliver all from the misery and toil that war has wrought. The film then leaps ahead to 2036, and the world has stabalized into a leisurly place of order and comfort â not at all to the liking of everyone! This science fiction masterpiece encompasses lofty ideals as well as down to Earth human passions that are struggling to survive a technological onslaught. From the jaw dropping visuals to the stirring performances, Things to Come is a pillar of film making achievement, as visionary as its story.
Are crying statues fact or fiction? This episode investigates a real incident from Perth a few years ago.
fact or fiction ! the urban legend car
Weebl & Bob do it again now starring in their own interpretation of Pulp Fiction ... GOO Fiction ;)
An animation I had to do for school. It uses a sample from Pulp Fiction, but the animation is completely done by me in After Effects.
Bitten by the Twitter bug? Not able to go a few hours w/out knowing what ur followers & friends are doing on Twitter? Ur not alone! CoachDeb can't even do it on the beach in Hawaii. Watch what happens to a Twitter addict the beach, Pulp Fiction style.
In an engagingly strange hybridization of science fiction and western films, Ghost Patrol plants cowboy hero Tim McCoy in the middle of a bizarre mess: airplanes keep disappearing over an unremarkable stretch of land. Simultaneously Claudia Dell, the daughter of a missing scientist, figures out that her father’s latest invention could be used to bring down the airplanes. Both McCoy and Dell will have to contend with sinister gangsters who are using Dell’s father’s ray gun to shoot down any aircraft! McCoy is a treat, as always, and Ghost Patrol is a camp sensation with all its whizzing and whirring gadgets intermixed with spurs and cowboy hats. Actually, the contraptions in the film were made by Kenneth Strickfaden, who worked on movie electronics for his career, including the freaky scientific equipment in the original Frankenstein.
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Rose Tremain has won the thirteenth Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction with her novel The Road Home.
At an awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, hosted by Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction Co-Founder and Honorary Director, Kate Mosse, the 2008 Chair of Judges, Kirsty Lang, presented the author with the œ30,000 prize and the 'Bessie', a limited edition bronze figurine. Both are anonymously endowed.
The Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction was set up in 1996 to celebrate and promote fiction written by women throughout the world to the widest range of readers possible. The Orange Prize is awarded to the best novel of the year written in English by a woman.
The judges for the 2008 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction are:
Kirsty Lang (Chair), Journalist & Broadcaster
Lisa Allardice, Editor of Guardian Review
Philippa Gregory, Novelist
Bel Mooney, Novelist, Journalist & Children's Author
Previous winners of the Orange Prize are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for Half of a Yellow Sun (2007), Zadie Smith for On Beauty (2006), Lionel Shriver for We Need to Talk About Kevin (2005), Andrea Levy for Small Island (2004), Valerie Martin for Property (2003), Ann Patchett for Bel Canto (2002), Kate Grenville for The Idea of Perfection (2001), Linda Grant for When I Lived in Modern Times (2000), Suzanne Berne for A Crime in the Neighbourhood (1999), Carol Shields for Larry's Party (1998), Anne Michaels for Fugitive Pieces (1997), and Helen Dunmore for A Spell of Winter (1996).
Celebrity guests at the event included Geri Halliwell, Ian Hislop, Alexi Sayle and Vanessa Feltz.
Joanna Kavenna Wins 2008 Orange Broadband Award for New Writers
The Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction awards ceremony also saw the announcement of the 2008 Orange Broadband Award for New Writers. Established in 2005 as part of the Orange Prize 10th year celebrations, the emphasis of the Orange Broadband Award for New Writers is on emerging talent and the evidence of future potential. Chair of Judges, Shami Chakrabarti, presented a œ10,000 bursary, provided by Arts Council England, to Joanna Kavenna for her novel Inglorious.
The 2008 award ceremony took place in The Ballroom of the recently refurbished Royal Festival Hall. Guests toasted the winner announcement at a champagne drinks reception courtesy of Taittinger.
For more information on this year's authors and judges, go to www.orangeprize******.
A video report from Orange
July 11, 2008 - Ron talks about plump fiction... our puppet show take on pulp fiction and other topics that are about everything and nothing.
funny fiction... funny funny funny
There's no time like summer for enjoying fiction, and there are plenty of good reads to be found in your Catholic bookstore. Just ask Sister Julia.
Sr. Julia is living her vocation as a Daughter of St. Paul: www.daughtersofstpaul****
This month on video you will see trailers and sample clips of 'Last Breath' from C&T Productions (myspace****/tracyandchase), a murder mystery about a cannibalistic serial killer called the "Southside Slasher" will be available on DVD after an August 15 premiere at Village 8 Theatres, in Louisville. A Spoilt Video Production release of a Mirko Virgili film, 'Ganja Fiction' (www.ganjafiction****), an Italian short film, starring Claudio Caminito Attore, in which the lives of the characters intertwine behind a single common denominator -- marijuana. Modern electronica experimentalism band Phoenix Block (www.phoenixblock****), available through iTunes music store. Comedy portrayals from Cube News 1 (www.cubenews1****) webisodes, and Adventures of Cubegirl, that follows Kim, a cubicle worker by day and superhero when needed, rescuing employees from corporate employee abuse. The Actor's Checklist now lets you check the latest musical artists song releases on Apple's iTunes, updated on an hourly basis, at: *******www.actorschecklist****/resources/itunes.php
Dans l'aventure Jimi Whyte (voir vidéo précédente), la réalisatrice Marie-Louise Gariepy a intimement imbriqué le processus de création cinématographique et la nouvelle donne du Web 2.0. Résultat: l'expérience se poursuit, de nouvelles idées émergent sur la convergence du cinéma et du Web, sur la "fiction générée par l'utilisateur" et la "fiction open source".