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Bookshelf: Glenn Erickson’s Sci-fi Savant!

2 November 2011 1:27 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

A must-have reader!

Glenn Erickson’s masterful and insightful criticism over at DVD Savant is a regular stop for many of us here at Trailers From Hell, so it excites us to no end that he’s finally released another compendium of reviews in book form. This time focusing on a genre near-and-dear to our hearts: sci-fi films. Erickson’ aptly titled Sci-Fi Savant features over 100 bits of criticism spanning the history of science fiction on film.

From the publicist:

Sci-fi Savant‘s 116 separate title entries are in chronological order starting with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and ending with James Cameron’s Avatar. Many are exclusive to this book. In addition to representing all of the key classics of the 1950s, the selection gives full coverage to more arcane but equally significant titles.

A brief list of notable rarities:

La fin du monde (The End of the World), Abel Gance’s weird apocalyptic epic, »

- Danny

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This week's new film events

24 June 2011 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Manchester Kurdish Film Festival, Manchester

Being a stateless region in the most volatile part of the Middle East, it's no surprise that the cinema of Kurdistan is full of conflicts and borders. The Quarter Of Scarecrows is an allegorical take on the Iran-Iraq war, while Son Of Babylon and Mando both use quests for missing family members to survey the current, devastated landscape. Kick Off, meanwhile, is based on real events at a refugee camp in a Kirkuk stadium where a man attempts to settle Kurdish-Iraqi differences through the international medium of football.

Cornerhouse, Sat to Tue, kurdishcreativefilm.com

The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebration, Chichester

Facing cold war danger with a very English combination of wit, judo, kinky boots and superior umbrella manufacture, The Avengers led where many spy thrillers still follow – not least James Bond, which first came to the screen a year later, and poached a few Avengers stars in its time. »

- Steve Rose

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This week's new film events

24 June 2011 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Manchester Kurdish Film Festival, Manchester

Being a stateless region in the most volatile part of the Middle East, it's no surprise that the cinema of Kurdistan is full of conflicts and borders. The Quarter Of Scarecrows is an allegorical take on the Iran-Iraq war, while Son Of Babylon and Mando both use quests for missing family members to survey the current, devastated landscape. Kick Off, meanwhile, is based on real events at a refugee camp in a Kirkuk stadium where a man attempts to settle Kurdish-Iraqi differences through the international medium of football.

Cornerhouse, Sat to Tue, kurdishcreativefilm.com

The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebration, Chichester

Facing cold war danger with a very English combination of wit, judo, kinky boots and superior umbrella manufacture, The Avengers led where many spy thrillers still follow – not least James Bond, which first came to the screen a year later, and poached a few Avengers stars in its time. »

- Steve Rose

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