Thursday, August 8, 2013
8 August 2013
Dino De Laurentiis b. 1919 died 10 Nov 2010 (producer of King Kong , The Dead Zone, Dune, Army of Darkness)
Alfre Woodard b. 1952 (Star Trek: First Contact, True Blood)
Keith Carradine b. 1949 (Star Trek:Enterprise, Cowboys and Aliens, Dollhouse)
These days, besides the birthdays I have already collected, I go to imdb.com to look at their birthday list to see if there is anyone I missed, and today that meant adding DeLaurentiis. The surprise on the list for me was Army of Darkness, a little movie I still enjoy.
Many happy returns to Ms. Woodard and Mr. Carradine.
Prediction: By 1935 everyone was pointing to a sort of contrasted parallelism between America and Russia. Each was manifestly struggling towards a more scientifically organized state, and each was finding the same difficulty in reconciling productive efficiency in the general interest with primarily political control.
Predictor: H.G. Wells, The Shape of Things to Come, published 1933
Reality: A lot of people on the right of the political spectrum are fond of whitewashing the story of their political movement. As someone on the left, I'd rather tell the truth. A hell of a lot of people who called themselves socialists were completely blind to what a massive clusterfuck the Soviet Union was, and that even includes H.G. Wells, an old, fat socialist who should have known better in 1933.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
We interrupt our weekly schedule for an exact date from a story by writer Harry Harrison that was turned into a movie.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!