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The Call Of Cthulhu, un film muet de 2005

The Call Of Cthulhu, un film muet de 2005 | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it
Ce film porte le nom presque évident de “The Call of Cthulhu“. Il s'agit d'un film qui suit de près la nouvelle “L'Appel de Cthulhu“. Le réalisateur Andrew Leman a choisi d'en faire un court métrage, muet et en noir et blanc.
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I, Robot's Alex Proyas And Eureka's Jaime Paglia Team Up For ABC Project Evolve

I, Robot's  Alex Proyas And Eureka's Jaime Paglia Team Up For ABC Project Evolve | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

ABC has bought Evolve, a science fiction project that will feature a disaster occurring in Los Angeles. When the government supposedly encounters a biological toxin within the large city, the town is closed up, with no outsiders let in. At least, until a group of brave souls try to get to the bottom of the contamination, which may not be a contamination, after all. If it sounds familiar, it may be. Evolve is based on the Toxic City novels by Tim Lebbon—the first of which hit the market in October.

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Has 21st Century Science Fiction gone cowardly? Or worse… nostalgic?

Has 21st Century Science Fiction gone cowardly? Or worse… nostalgic? | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

Overall, 21st Century SF is heavily warped and crushed under a burden of nostalgia for the past...and anomie toward the future. In "Cowardice, Laziness and Irony: How Science Fiction Lost the Future," Jonathan McCalmont says -- and I agree -- that this dismally destructive and demoralizing trend controls most of the top magazines and most of the Best of the Year anthologies... oh and the awards. McCalmont illuminates how this is not only manifest in the omphaloskeptic (navel-contemplating) short story community of SF but in sub-genres that proclaim themselves to be bold, like Steam Punk and the surge of Skew Cultural science fictional novels (many of which I find admirable) by non-male, non-western or interestingly-origined authors.


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Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, April 1, 2013 2:25 PM

Do you agree with this? It seems overstated to me, meaning, people try to paint an entire genre with a broad brush when what they need is a fine point pen.

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Disney Buying Lucasfilm for $4 Billion

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LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company, in a move that gives it a commanding position in the realm of fantasy movies, said Tuesday it had agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. from its founder, George Lucas, for $4.05 billion in stock and cash.

The sale provides a corporate home for a private company that grew from Mr. Lucas’s hugely successful “Star Wars” series, and became an enduring force in creating effects-driven science fiction entertainment for large and small screens. Mr. Lucas, who is 68 years old, had already announced he would step down from day-to-day operation of the company.

 

In a hastily convened conference call with investors Tuesday afternoon, Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, said the company plans to release a seventh “Star Wars” feature film in 2015, with new films in the series coming every two or three years after that. Mr. Lucas will be a consultant on the film projects, Mr. Iger said.

 

Combined with the purchase of Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion in 2009 and of Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion in 2006, the acquisition will help secure the legacy of Mr. Iger as a builder who aggressively expanded the company since taking charge in 2005. Mr. Iger is set to step down as chief executive in March of 2015, but will remain with Disney in a lesser role under an employment deal he reached with Disney last year.

“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” Mr. Iger said in a statement.

 

Jay Rasulo, the company’s chief financial officer, said Disney’s financial calculations in agreeing to the purchase Lucasfilm were driven almost entirely by the potential of the “Star Wars” series, which already has a place in the Disney theme parks. Mr. Rasulo said Lucasfilm’s licensing revenue comes mostly from toys and heavily from North America. Disney, he said, is positioned to extend the licensing business to other products and to strengthen it internationally.

Mr. Rasulo said Disney expects within two years to repurchase the shares it is issuing to fund the purchase. Lucasfilms, he said, should begin boosting Disney’s earnings by 2015.

The companies said Disney would pay approximately half of the purchase price in cash, and

would issue about 40 million shares to cover the balance when the deal closes.

 

With the acquisition, Disney will acquire Lucasfilm’s live action production business, along with its Industrial Light & Magic effects business, its Skywalker Sound audio operation and its consumer products unit, among other things.

In a statement, Disney said it was particularly pleased to acquire the filmmaking technology that comes with Mr. Lucas’s company, and expects “sustained growth” from “Star Wars” and other Lucas properties as they are joined with Disney’s parks and existing entertainment and licensing businesses.

“It’s now time for me to pass ‘Star Wars’ to on to a new generation of filmmakers,” Mr. Lucas said in a statement.

 

Kathleen Kennedy, a long-time associate of Steven Spielberg who recently agreed to become co-chairman of LucasFilm, will now be its president, reporting to Alan F. Horn, the chairman of Disney’s movie studio.

Lucasfilm is based in San Francisco, and now, in combination with Pixar — which operates from across the San Francisco Bay in Emeryville — it gives Disney, which is based in Burbank, a major presence in Northern California.

Among its operations, Lucasfilm owns Lucasfilm Singapore, a digital animation company, and Lucas Online, which creates Web content.

Along with “Star Wars” and its many iterations on movie screens, in television programming, in video games and elsewhere, Mr. Lucas has been a partner in the “Indiana Jones” series, and, occasionally, in an unrelated film, like “Willow.” After the release of the first “Star Wars” film in

 

1977, Mr. Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic took the lead in developing effects technologies that were used in a generation of science fiction and fantasy films. Eventually, other companies, including Weta Digital, a New Zealand company co-owned by Peter Jackson, challenged its primacy, but never really supplanted it.


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Un temple dédié au dieu Mithra à Angers

Sur 9 000 m⊃2;, une équipe d'archéologues de l'Inrap a fouillé le site de l'ancienne clinique Saint-Louis à Angers. Elle a mis au jour les vestiges d'un sanctuaire voué au culte de Mithra, dieu d'origine indo-iranienne.

 

Le mithraïsme est probablement introduit dans l'Empire par les militaires romains et les marchands orientaux et se répand à la fin du Ier siècle. Ce culte à mystères, réservé aux hommes, séduit d'abord les élites, puis se diffuse dans toutes les couches de la société. Concurrent du christianisme, il est fortement combattu et finalement interdit par l'empereur Théodose en 392.

 

Visite du site avec Jean Brodeur, archéologue responsable d'opération, et Maxime Mortreau, céramologue, Inrap

 

Réalisateur:Camille Robert

Production : © Inrap - Tournez S'il Vous Plaît


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On Cynicism in Science Fiction and SF as Literature

On Cynicism in Science Fiction and SF as Literature | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

This video features with science fiction author an futurist David Brin talking about the role of science fiction as literature, the merits and hazards of extrapolation in science fiction, cynicism in sf and enlightened optimism in the face of that cynicism.

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Science fiction at its best #Looper

Science fiction at its best #Looper | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

Looper I love the idea of time travel. I fantasize about it a great deal: going back and stopping 9/11; going forward and finding out the right lottery numbers; visiting ancient Greece to see the Parthenon in its original form; or to 1970s San...

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the FREEZINE of Fantasy and Science Fiction: LATE FREEZINE'S ...

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Rain Graves is an award winning author of horror, science fiction and poetry. She is best known for the 2002 Bram Stoker Award winner for Best Poetry Collection, The Gossamer Eye (along with Mark McLaughlin and David ...

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Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction and Fantasy : Foundation and Reality: Asimov’s Psychohistory and Its Real-World Parallels by Mark Cole

Clarkesworld Magazine - Science Fiction and Fantasy : Foundation and Reality: Asimov’s Psychohistory and Its Real-World Parallels by Mark Cole | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it
A Hugo Award-Winning and World Fantasy Award-Nominated Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine.

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Viagem a Andrómeda: O sofisma da ficção "de género"

"Há dias, publiquei um artigo sobre a introdução escrita por Paul Krugman (sim, esse mesmo) a uma nova edição da trilogia Foundation, de Isaac Asimov. Nos comentários, o Rogério Ribeiro faz uma alusão à tendência, deveras irritante, de retirar do género a literatura de género que se destaca pela sua qualidade e que é recebida entre a literatura mainstream - séria, sofisticada e não-comercial. O ponto reside no seguinte excerto do texto de Krugman:"


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Obras vencedoras do Prêmio Argos 2012 disponíveis em e-book

Obras vencedoras do Prêmio Argos 2012 disponíveis em e-book | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it
Pode uma mulher se apaixonar por um centauro, criatura de uma estirpe tradicionalmente inimiga dos humanóides, especialmente os terrígenas? Uma surpreendente história de amor regada a sensualidade e aventura, A Guardiã da Memória, do veterano autor Gerson Lodi-Ribeiro, traz enfim a maturidade da ficção científica erótica brasileira.Em Ahapooka, o Mundo-sem-Volta, descendentes de náufragos de inúmeras espécies inteligentes erigiram culturas mestiças e vigorosas ao longo dos milênios numa tentativa de recriar as glórias de suas civilizações ancestrais.

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Viagem a Andrómeda: Dez clássicos de ficção científica que deviam ser adaptados ao cinema*

Viagem a Andrómeda: Dez clássicos de ficção científica que deviam ser adaptados ao cinema* | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

"No io9 (em modo alternativo devido ao furacão Sandy), Charlie Jane Anders fala sobre os dez livros de ficção científica que jamais conhecerão adaptação cinematográfica. É uma lista com títulos interessantes (falo dos títulos porque ainda não li nenhum deles), à qual poderíamos acrescentar muitos mais. Mas há outros casos - por exemplo, de obras de ficção científica que não foram adaptadas ao cinema, mas que deviam."


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Book Data Could Turn Libraries Into Scavenger Hunts

Book Data Could Turn Libraries Into Scavenger Hunts | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

Detecting the exact components of a good book is as difficult as deducing a recipe from a finished dish. […]
This type of analysis, first conceived in 2003 as a research project at the University of Idaho, is useful to publishers who are tasked with picking and marketing the next Game of Thrones series. They use Novel Projects’s data services to understand which audiences a specific book might appeal to based on books like it.

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Steampunk cinese

"Tai Chi 0" Movie Trailer - Directed by Stephen Fung Action director: Sammo Hung Release: 2012 Starring: Angelababy, Shu Qi, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Daniel Wu, Eddie Peng, Yuan Xiaozhao, Wil...


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The League of Extraordinary Writers: Living in Dystopia

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I attended what was considered to be a “rough” high school, though it probably wasn't any more dangerous than any of the other public schools in Yonkers. We had fewer knifings than some of the others, anyway.

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SEED (2012)

Corto sci-fi low budget firmato da due  semi-esordienti. Anno 2071, la tecnologia porta l'umanità alla colonizzazione del pianeta Gaia...


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Octavio Aragão: O último dia de Cassis - uma cena revisada de Rainha das Estrelas

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"A pequena cena abaixo foi publicada com diversas alterações na versão final de Rainha das Estrelas, lançada pela Editora Draco dentro da antologia Space Opera 2. Além dos dados técnicos relativos ao trem particular do coronel Raga, extrapolados de um projeto de trem submarino japonês, perderam-se os detalhes de um dos coadjuvantes mais potencialmente ricos da história, o major Cassis, braço direito do coronel ciborgue."


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Philip K. Dick: A Day in the Afterlife Revisits the Legacy of a Sci-Fi Legend

Philip K. Dick: A Day in the Afterlife Revisits the Legacy of a Sci-Fi Legend | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

Even if you don't consider yourself a Philip K. Dick fan, you've most likely met one. […]
Philip K. Dick: A Day in the Afterlife appears in our ever-growing meta collection of Free Movies Online.

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Sparkly Vampires: Strictly No Admittance | The Gothic Imagination

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The Gothic always features prominently at Lancaster’s annual literary festival, Litfest. The week-long festival features a series of workshops, lunchtime talks, lectures, readings and panel discussions, with Gothic titles and concerns often on the agenda. In addition to the usual variety of literary delights on offer, LitFest this year has been particularly interested in children’s fiction and have commissioned the young adult novella, Malkin Child by Livi Michael, to commemorate the four hundred year anniversary of the trial of the Pendle witches.


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The only advice you need for NaNoWriMo. Period.

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National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo to its fans and detractors, kicks off today. The idea is that in 30 days, anyone who sets his or her mind to it can write a 50,000-word novel.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Steven Gould on After: Nineteen Stories ...

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Steven Gould is the author of the frequently banned book Jumper, as well as, Wildside, Helm, Blind Waves, Reflex, Jumper: Griffin's Story, 7th Sigma, and the upcoming Impulse as well as several short stories published in ...

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O silêncio dos carneiros: 20000 léguas submarinas

O silêncio dos carneiros: 20000 léguas submarinas | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it

"Gigantesco com 528 páginas, 20.000 léguas submarinas é certamente o livro de Jules Vernes mais famoso para a atual geração de leitores de quadrinhos por ter dado origem a, no mínimo, dois personagens chave da série League of Extraordinary Gentleman do inglês Alan Moore. "


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EuroSteamCon e NaNoWriMo

EuroSteamCon e NaNoWriMo | Paraliteraturas + Pessoa, Borges e Lovecraft | Scoop.it
O evento foi muito focado na literatura e na questão mais estética do Steampunk, coisa que gostei, mas senti falta de ver outras vertentes do movimento. Há muito por explorar.
A organização fez um excelente trabalho e estão de parabéns! (para o ano há mais)

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Muito para ler: Em Chamas

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"Trata-se efectivamente de uma leitura viciante, se não fosse por mais nada, o simples facto do nosso filho mais velho (de 15 anos) os ter "devorado", era para mim já algo importante. Este segundo livro da série "Jogos da Fome" passa-se após o fim dos jogos, com as personagens no seu ambiente normal, mas sem nenhuma normalidade nas suas vidas. "


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Brasyl - Livros por Todo Lado

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"Li este livro pois será o próximo a ser discutido no Clube de Leitura Bertrand de Lisboa e não gosto de ir sem ter as coisas lidas se não depois não percebo nada do que se está a falar.
É um livro interessante que se passa em três linhas temporais: século XVIII, 2006 e 2032, tendo como centro o Brasil.
Vamos acompanhando as várias personagens, como vão evoluindo e a forma como as diferentes linhas temporais acabam por se completar umas às outras."


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