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A film adaptation of The Stars My Destination has been in development for decades, but no filmmaker has managed to crack Alfred Bester’s influential 1957 sci-fi novel. While it begins with a plotline that’s kind of like The Count of Monte Cristo in outer space, it branches out into a lot of direction, some of which would never make the cut in a modern day film adaptation (for example, the protagonist, Gully Foyle, rapes a woman at one point). It’s an incredible difficult text, but if you can cut around the bad parts and play up … »
- Matt Goldberg
The Azure Window, a natural rock formation on the island of Gozo in Malta that served as the backdrop to HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has collapsed in a storm.
Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat tweeted the news on Wednesday. “Reports commissioned over the years indicated that this landmark would be hard hit by unavoidable natural corrosion,” he wrote. “That sad day arrived.”
Muscat later tweeted a photo of the site from which visitors used to be able to see the arch. “Heartbreaking,” he wrote.
The arch, developed over the years through water erosion, had gradually widened, especially in recent years. In December 2016, an order prohibited visitors from walking on the formation, at the risk of a fine. The site was a popular tourist destination and location for cliff diving, to the detriment of its structural integrity.
In addition to being featured on the first season of “Game of Thrones,” the »
- Seth Kelley
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