Reality Check: The Problem of SF film making part one
February 25, 2010
— Sci-Fi London
The Problem of SF film making part one
In a panel discussion recorded live at last year’s London Science-Fiction and Fantastic Film Festival, Alex Fitch discusses the many aspects of creating engaging and convincing SF scenarios on film with a quintet of eminent low budget film directors – Marc Caro (Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children), Cory McAbee (Stingray Sam), Gerald McMorrow (Franklyn), Stuart Hazeldine (Exam) and Richard Jobson (A Woman in Winter). The panel was sponsored by The Directors Guild of Great Britain and Mr Caro’s translator was Virginie Selavy. [part one of two]
For more info, please visit the home of this podcast at Sci-Fi London (Parts one and two will be broadcast as an hour long Clear Spot on Resonance 104.4 FM, 17/03/10).
Comic book signings
Thursday 25th February, 6pm, Andy Diggle and Jock will be signing ‘The Losers’ – a great Graphic Novel just about to become a great movie.
Saturday 27th February, 1pm meet Pat Mills and Clint Langley signing ‘ABC Warriors: Volgan War Vol.2’
Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JR
Five years of the Forbidden Planet International blog
The Forbidden Planet International blog celebrates its 5th birthday today and is an invaluable source of comics book and genre film news and reviews and a great friend of this blog. If you’ve never visited it before – and why not, it’s the 31st most influential blog in the UK according to Cision – now’s as good a time as any, with the latest post seeing the blog writers choosing their favourite authors and other recent posts include animation by Dylan Mercer, a review of Norwegian graphic novelist Jason’s latest book, info on Grant Morrison and Stephen Fry’s TV project and much, much more.
Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton
Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.
“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX