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Giant of science fiction writing fueled renewed interest in futurist literature with Fahrenheit 451 among scores of other works
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Despite the exhortations of Mr Electrico, a carnival sideshow act with an electrified sword who demanded that a 12-year-old Ray Bradbury "live forever!", one of the most well-loved and highly-regarded modern writers of the fantastic has died.
At 91, though, he left a body of work that might just fulfil the prophecy of that showman in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1932.
One of the most widely read authors of his generation, Bradbury published a string of titles in the early 1950s – The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man and Fahrenheit 451 – that captured the political fears of a generation and fueled renewed interest in futurist literature.
His most famous work, Fahrenheit 451, named for a proposed temperature at which books combust, imagines a golden age of war and ignorance »
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Wolfe Video’s “Private Romeo,” a new take on William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” is coming to DVD June 5! To celebrate the impending release, ShockYa is giving away a copy of the film! The film, directed by Alan Brown (“Book of Love,” “Superheroes”) and starring Seth Numrich (“Gravity”), Matt Doyle (“Gossip Girl”, “War Horse”), Hale Appleman (“Beautiful Ohio”), Chris Bresky (“Going the Distance”), Sean Hudock (“Powerless”), Adam Barrie, Bobby Moreno, and Charlie Barnett, retells the story of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy by placing it in an all-male military school: Set in a modern day military school, this smash hit gay adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet features hot Broadway “War Horse” [ Read More ] »
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