A Breath-Taking Thriller! / Memorable Fancies #1728

A sci-fi film: The world’s oxygen is slowly moving north and south, away from the equator. At first, a strange epidemic of breathlessness was noticed in Ecuador and Kenya and other tropical countries. Suspicions were aired. The Chinese, Russians, and Americans were variously accused of hoarding air, or saving the planet from overpopulation by suffocating people in poor, nondeveloping countries. Millions fled north and south from the equatorial zones, if they could; but oceans kept many of … [Read more...]

“Time for the Movies” / Memorable Fancies #1689

[“illuminating all the motionless world of Time” – Allen Ginsburg] Like a movie, there’s really no change, no time; just one thing and then another thing, motionless thing 1, then 2, then 3, that tricks us into believing there’s a something between thing 1 and thing 2 – something moving – like a movie. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“Zombie-World” / Memorable Fancies #1630

In a world of zombies, some, being bitten, turn into – people. Zombies flee from them, hide, form small desperate groups featured in TV series, movies. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

Award in New Scientist Magazine competition – film to come

[from New Scientist magazine [circulation 129,000], April 30 issue, page 43]: "We asked you to send us science-fiction scenarios that you'd like to see on the big screen. Now six of your ideas have inspired this year's entrants to the Sci-Fi London film festival's 48-hour challenge, which tasks teams to devise an original short film, from concept to shooting, editing, and delivery, in the space of a weekend." From those who submitted entries, I'm fortunate to be one of the chosen six. The … [Read more...]

“Coming Attractions” / Memorable Fancies #1522

 [“I love seeing people come out of darkness.” – David Lynch] First, smiling and strolling, chatting with friends, lovers, discussing the film. And then more concerned, frowning as if about to understand what they’ve just seen. And then running, screaming as a gigantic clawed hand escapes the theater and reaches toward them – and then the other hands. … [Read more...]

“Starring You” / Memorable Fancies #550

     “Send us photos of you – the more the better, different poses, face and body – still or movie – and through the wonders of computer graphics you’ll get, every month, a different movie of YOU with your face – your body – being the actor in the famous action film, being the star of the famous TV series and … well, the sky isn’t even the limit and you can be one of our Mars-explorers in their documentaries, too!”      The ad began appearing in 2019. The service proved very popular, and … [Read more...]