Lists by Erlinion

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A roster of Hollywood professionals with some notable connection to the country of Hungary. The purpose of this list is to help me remember my many compatriots working in the English-speaking movie industry, for future reference. Names are mostly added as I encounter them while watching movies, old and new. Suggestions are also welcome in the comment section! (It has to be said, though, that due to some weird glitch in the site's comment system, I cannot see any of the entries unless I copy-paste them into a text document - which I do so from time to time, but not daily. Also, some comments seem to vanish randomly, and to boot it all, IMDB does not notify me when a new entry is made or an old one is removed, so please don't get upset if I fail to respond relatively soon!)

Edit: Facebook-plugin seems to be fixed, I can see the comments now!

Many thanks to the following commenters for their suggestions (indicated in parentheses):
Diana Marton Alf (Tony Curtis)
Patricia Nolan-Hall (Paul Lukas)
Mercedes Marton (Eva and Magda Gabor)
Philip Mammano (Jerry Seinfeld)
Szonja Zemkó (Franciska Gaal, Vilma Bánky, Charles Vidor, Paul Fejos)
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Titles I saw on TV, on tape or in a movie theater in my childhood, and made some kind of impact on my young self. Some of these I own and cherish even to this day, and some I only have vague images of. This list was partly created for the reason to hunt down half-forgotten memories, give them shape, and collect them in one place for future reference.

- [American series; pack of dogs lost in the Australian wilderness after a plane crash, searching for the lead puppy's (spaniel? beagle?) young owner] - found: "The Puppy's Further Adventures" (1983-1984); I may have been wrong about Australia, though; somehow an episode with dingos got etched into my mind.

- [German series (?): a friendly company of insects living in the grass like it's woodland.] - found: "Ferdy, die Ameise" (1984).

- [Japanese anime series: spaceship capable of morphing into a giant robot fights a group of other robots, and when they get destroyed, they fall into a million small shards (at least this the scene I still carry around in my memories).] - probably found: I'm pretty sure it was some incarnation of the "Gundam" franchise; I put the 1979 series "Mobile Suit Gundam" onto the list to represent it.

- Australian children's movie: a young girl named Katy gets shrunk down to the size of an insect. The part where she is small is animated, the rest (the tail-ends of the movie) is live-action.
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The Time Machine - 1895; a novella about a scientist who travels forward in time, and discovers the descendants of humanity, the ethereal Eloi and the frightening Morlocks.

The Island of Doctor Moreau - 1896; a novel about a mad doctor who creates human beings out of wild animals. The story tackles questions about the responsibility of science, and about the human existence.

- Movie adaptations:
1921 ("Die Insel der Verschollenen", German silent film)
1932 ("Island of Lost Souls")
1959 ("Terror is a Man")
1971 ("The Island of Doctor Agor", Tim Burton's early work)
1973 ("The Twilight People")
2004 ("Doctor Moreau's House of Pain", TV-movie)

- Alternate versions:
1977 (?) - a novelization of the 1977 movie

The Wheels of Chance - 1896; a bittersweet novel about a cycling weekend, written in the heyday of the bicycle. Provided some interesting insights on the impact of this new invention on the society of Victorian England.

- Movie adaptations:

The Invisible Man - 1897; a novella about an English scientist who discovers the secret of invisibility, tries the procedure out on himself, but cannot reverse the effect, and becomes mentally unstable.

- Movie adaptations:
1933 (becomes a classic Universal monster)
1954 ("Tomei ningen", loose noir adaptation)
1955 ("Görünmeyen adam Instanbul'da", Turkish version)
1957 ("The New Invisible Man", Mexican version)
1960 ("The Amazing Transparent Man", heavy influence)
1967 ("Mad Monster Party", presents the Universal character)
1984 ("Chelovek-nevidimka", Soviet take on the story)
1992 ("Memoirs of an Invisible Man", Chevy Chase update)
2000 ("Hollow Man", heavy influence)
[2003 ("The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen")]
? 2012 (remake of the 1933 Universal horror) ?

- TV series:
1958 (espionage-centered update)
1975 (sympathetic take on the character)
1983 ("The Invisible Woman", comedic twist)
1984 (BBC miniseries)
2000 (another sympathetic take on the character)

- Stage:
1991 (Ken Hill)

- Radio:
2001 (National Public Radio)

- Comics:
2009 ("The Nobody"; heavy influence)

Sequels and other versions:
"The Invisible Man Returns" , 1940; "The Invisible Woman" , 1940; "Invisible Agent" , 1942; "The Invisible Man's Revenge" , 1944. Based on the character and his formula of the 1933 Universal horror, these movies continued the premise well into the 20th century. In fact, in many cases it was the Universal classic that influenced the later adaptations, rather than the 1897 original story.
"Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" , 1948; "Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man , 1951. In many regards a continuation of the Universal franchise, these movies featured a lighthearted parody of horroristic premise.
"Son of the Invisible Man ; a short comedic sketch about the title character, who thinks he is invisible, but in reality he remains very much visible. Featured in the anthology movie "Amazon Women on the Moon" in 1987.
"Monster in My Pocket ; a short-lived 1991 comic book series based on the toy franchise, which featured the Universal horror Invisible Man as the leader of the good monsters.
"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" ; published from 1999, this comic book series by Alan Moore features the Invisible Man as a central character (part of an ensemble of Victorian Era fictional heroes), continuing his adventures after the end of the Wells novel. Adapted into a blockbuster movie in 2003, with mixed results.
Andrew Clements: "Things Not Seen" ; a novel published in 2001 featuring a teenage boy who suddenly turns invisible. The plot is possibly heavily influenced by the Wells story.
"Elvira, Mistress of the Dark ; comic book series, with an issue in 2003 parodying the Invisible Man concept in the form of an invisible beauty queen.
"Van Helsing - From Beneath the Rue Morgue ; comic one-shot from around 2004, a spin-off from the "Van Helsing" movie of the same year. Features invisible beasts created by Van Helsing's current antagonist, the mad scientist Doctor Moreau, and implies his technology was derived from an unfortunate incident in England.
"Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin ; Japanese anime-styled video game for Nintendo DS handheld consol, released in 2006. Features the Invisible Man as an enemy in the sewers.
Blue Balliett: "Wright 3" ; children's mystery novel featuring the Invisible Man.
"Batman - The Unseen" ; limited comic series from 2008 in which Batman battles the Invisible Man.

The Man Who Could Work Miracles - 1898; short story about a man who's wishes start to come to reality, and the struggles that come with such a power. Published in The Illustrated London News.

- Movie adaptation:
1936 (Wells' last production)

- Radio adaptation:

The War of the Worlds - 1898; partly inspired by the so-called "invasion literature" that was so popular in the worldwide British Empire during the era of rising international tensions before World War I, this classic introduces invaders from another planet who conquer Earth without significant difficulty from the indigenous humanity, eerily echoing the colonization process exercised by the imperial powers of Europe in Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania, and the Americas. As the first truly popular novel to use the "alien invasion" trope, this is the ancestor and prime template of all such storylines. The ideas Wells examines here vastly forgo their time, making this novel one of the major forerunners of science fiction literature.

- Radio adaptations:
1938 (Orson Welles; caused panic in the US)
1944 (?)
1949 (?)
1950 (BBC radio dramatization of the novel)
1955 (Lux Radio Theatre, dramatization of the 1953 movie)
1967 (another BBC radio dramatization)
1968 (WKBW adaptation; 1938 version modernized)
1988 (NPR adaptation; 50th anniversary of the Welles version)

- Musicals:
1978 (Jeff Wayne)
2009 (Marc Broude)

- Games:
1979; 1982 (arcade, Cinematronics)
1980 (war board game, Task Force Games)
1984 (home computer game)
1998 (PC game, Jeff Wayne; 2009: online casino game)

- Comics:
1973-1976 (Amazing Adventures #18-39; a Marvel Comics story inspired by the novel, featuring the Martian-fighter hero Killraven)
2002-2003 (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume II; the main storyline is based on the events in the novel)
2006 (Dark Horse Comics adaptation)

- Movies:
2005 / 1
2005 / 2
2005 / 3

Sequels and other versions:
H. G. Wells: "Fighters from Mars" ; unauthorized revision published by the Boston Post in 1898.
Garrett P. Serviss: "Edison's Conquest of Mars" ; unauthorized sequel to the "Fighters from Mars" about a counter-attack launched against Mars, where the inventions of Thomas Edison enables the humans to bring the fight to the Martians. Published in the Boston Post in 1898.
Lazar Lagin: "Major Well Andyou" ; Soviet propagandist novel about a British major who collaborates with the Martians. Published in 1962.
George H. Smith: "The Second War of the Worlds" ; the Martians are trying to invade an alternate, less technologically advanced Earth, but their plans are foiled by an unnamed English detective and his "doctor" companion from our world (obviously a take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson).
Manly & Wade Wellman: "Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds" ; a novel about Mr. Holmes's adventures during the Martian occupation of London. In this version of the story, Wells' originally unconnected short story, "The Crystal Egg", is used as a prequel to the events, and a crossover is established with Doyle's other major character, Professor Challenger. Published in 1975.
Christopher Priest: "The Space Machine" ; a novel that incorporates elements from both "The Time Machine" and "The War of the Worlds", and can be considered as both a prequel and a sequel to the storyline of the latter, because of the "time travel" element. Published in 1976.
Willie Rushton: "W. G. Grace's Last Case" ; a novel in which W. G. Grace and Doctor Watson avert a second Martian invasion by attacking them on the other side of the Moon with "bombs" containing influenza germs. Published in 1984.
Kevin J. Anderson: "War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches" ; a collection of the numerous works of fiction depicting the invasion of Wells' novel from various different perspectives. Published in 1996.
"Scarlet Traces" (2002) and "Scarlet Traces: The Great Game" (2006); comic books depicting a flowering British Empire a decade after the events in Wells' novel; by utilizing the left-over Martian technology the Realm enjoys a leap in progress, and in the sequel it is even capable to launch a counter-invasion against Mars. Along the way, however, the British Government becomes increasingly oppressive.
Eric Brown: "Ulla, ulla" ; a short story depicting an expedition to Mars to uncover the truth behind Wells' novel. Published in 2002.
Hayden Lee: "Mastery of Vesania" ; a short story connecting the original novel with the 2005 Spielberg remake.
Kevin J. Anderson: "The Martian War" ; another retelling, this time in novel form, by Anderson. Connects in some other stories authored by Wells, for example "The First Men in the Moon". Published in 2006.

The First Men in the Moon - 1901; short story about the adventures of two gentlemen from Earth among the insectoid Selenites of the Moon. It had considerable influence on the later Moon-travel stories, and possibly started the tradition of depicting aliens as insect-like creatures.

- Movie adaptations:

Zinaida Gippius: "The Moon Ants" ; short story, 1912.
"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" ; comic book, 1999. The story and the characters feature heavily in the original volume and the sequels.
"Scarlet Traces" ; comic book, 2002.
Kevin J. Anderson: "The Martian War" ;novel, 2006.
The Story of the Inexperienced Ghost - 1902; short story. Also known simply as "The Inexperienced Ghost".

- Movie adaptation:
1948 (an episode of Actor's Studio, 1948-1950)

Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul - 1905; a novel about a boy who is propelled by chance from the orphanage into the upper class of society, but cannot find his place there.

- Musical
1963, "Half a Sixpence" (David Heneker, Beverley Cross)

- Move adaptations:
1960 (TV series)
1967 ("Half a Sixpence", adapted from the musical)

Marriage - 1912.

- Movie adaptation:

The Passionate Friends - 1913; a novel about a love triangle where the woman is unable to give up her affair.

- Movie adaptations:

The Shape of Things to Come - 1933; a futuristic science fiction novel that speculates the way a world state will emerge between 1933 and 2106 to rule humanity in peace.

- Movie adaptations:
1936 ("Things to Come")
1979 (Canadian, loose adaptation)
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Buck Rogers first appeared in the novella "Armageddon 2419 AD" by Philip Francis Nowlan, which was published in the August 1928 issue of the magazine Amazing Stories. Its sequel, "The Airlords of Han" was published in the May 1929 issue. These two novellas were combined to publish the paperback novel "Armageddon 2419 AD" in the 1960s.

The John F. Dille Company (later known as National Newspaper Syndicate) contacted Nowlan right away in order to start a comic strip in the newspapers based on "Armageddon", and enlisting the illustrator Dick Calkins the development began. The first strip of the "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century AD" line was published in January 7, 1929. It proved to be a lasting success, spawning spin-offs in various media, and also "inspiring" other comic strips as well, most notably "Flash Gordon" in 1934.

The first "Buck Rogers" radio drama, which aired in 1932, was the first science fiction themed radio program in the US. In 1933, Nowlan and Calkins co-wrote the novella "Buck Rogers in the 25th century", re-imagining the origins of the character. This was the basis for most of the later versions. The first short film was shot in 1934, and the serial was released in 1939, in the wake of the cinematic success of "Flash Gordon".

The comic strip continued on until July 8, 1967, when the final installment of the original series was published. It was revived in 1979 (probably thanks to the success of the television series) by Gray Morrow and Jim Lawrence, and was renamed in 1980 as "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century". It didn't survive long the cancellation of the TV-series in 1981, though; in 1983 the comic strip ended, and has not returned since.
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Flash Gordon was originally a newspaper comic strip hero inspired by the "Buck Rogers" line and created by Alex Raymond; he first saw print in January 7, 1934, and his adventures continue even to this day (July 2011). Aside from the newspaper strip, several comic book series at several publishers (including King Comics, Marvel Comics, DC, etc.) saw the light of day under the franchise, some reprints of the strip, some original stories - the latest ongoing line started in August, 2008, and is published by Ardden Entertainment.

After the series began, it quickly overarched into other media-forms; on April 22, 1935, a weekly radio serial called "The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon" was launched and continued on until October 26, 1935; two days later, on October 28, 1935, it was relaunched as a daily show by the name of "The Further Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon". This second incarnation ended on February 7, 1936.

In 1936, Harold Hersey produced one issue of the "Flash Gordon Strange Adventure Magazine" that was intended to be an ongoing pulp series, but failed to garner enough attention to take off. It featured a "novel" (more like a novella) called "The Master of Mars" by James Edison Northford, who is otherwise unknown. On the back page a second installment called "The Sun Men of Saturn" was promised, but it never saw print.

Also in 1936, a full length novel credited to be written by strip creator Alex Raymond, "Flash Gordon in the Caverns of Mongo", was published. It was, like the magazine, intended to be the first part of a larger series, but, also like the magazine, it failed to take off. Much later, in 1973, further six books were published ("The Lion Men of Mongo", "The Plague of Sound", "The Space Circus", "The Time Trap of Ming XIII", "The Witch Queen of Mongo", "The War of the Cybernauts"), credited to be written by Raymond, but in reality authored by SF writer Ron Goulart. In 1980, another six-part series was published ("Massacre in the 22nd Century", "War of the Citadels", "Crisis on Citadel II", "Forces from the Federation", "Citadels Under Attack", "Citadels on Earth"), written by David Hagberg, but these stories reportedly got little in common with the other versions of the characters.

Flash Gordon's first cinematic adventure was released in 1936, and it's been continually revisited since.