Atomski užas – popis filmova

Ovo je popis SF filmova iz 1950ih o kojima sam pričao ili ih barem spomenuo. Tamo gdje sam mogao, povezao sam filmove sa svojim ranijim recenzijama ili postovima u kojima ih spominjem.

Them! (1954.)
Režiser: Gordon Douglas
Scenario: Ted Sherdeman, Russell S. Hughes, George Worthing Yates
Uloge: James Whitmore, divovski mravi i Djed Mraz (Edmund Gwenn)

The Beast From 20 000 Fathoms (1953.)
Režiser: Eugène Lourié
Scenario: Lou Morheim, Fred Freiberger, Ray Bradbury
Uloge: Paul Hubschmid , Paula Raymond , Kenneth Tobey

Atomic Cafe! (1982.)
Scenario i režiseri: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958.)
Režija: Edward L. Cahn
Scenario: Jerome Bixby
Uloge: Marshall Thomson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958.)

Forbidden Planet (1956.)
Režija: Fred M. Wilcox
Scenario: Cyril Hume, Irving Block, William Shakespeare
Uloge: Leslie Nieslen, Walter Pidgeon, Robby the Robot

War of the Worlds (1953.)
Režiser: Byron Haskins
Scenario: Barré Lyndon po romanu H.G. Wellsa
Uloge: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951.)
Režiser: Robert Wise
Scenario: Edmund H. North, Harry Bates
Uloge: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe

The Thing from Another World (1951.)
Režiser: Christian Nyby (Howard Hawks?)
Scenario: Charles Lederer (Howard Hawks?)
Uloge: Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey, Douglas Spencer

Earth vs. The Flying Saucers (1956.)
Režiser: Fred F. Sears
Scenario: Donald E. Keyhoe, Curt Siodmak, Geworge Worthing Yates, Bernard Gordon
Uloge: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Morris Ankrum

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956.)

It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958.)
Režiser: Edward L. Cahn
Scenario: Jerome Bixby
Uloge: Marshall Thomson, Shirley Patterson, Kim Spalding

I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958.)
Režija: Gene Fowler Jr.
Scenario: Louis Vittes
Uloge: Gloria Talbott, Tom Tyron

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956.)
Režija: Don Siegel
Scenario: Daniel Mainwaring, Jack Finney
Uloge: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates

Invaders From Mars (1953.)
Režiser: William Cameron Menzies
Scenario: Richard Blake
Uloge: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Morris Ankrum

Invaders From Mars (1953.)

Tri glavna izvora korištena za pripremu predavanja su bila:

GURPS Atomic Horrorsourcebook za RPG GURPS kojeg su napisali Paul Elliott i Chris McCubbin. Prvi put objavljena 1993., ova knjiga predstavlja iznenađujuće iscrpni osvrt kako i na povijest SAD-a i svijeta 1950ih tako i na SF horore iz tog perioda.

Danse Macabre – zbirka eseja Stephena Kinga o američkom hororu u stripovima, knjigama, filmu, radiju i na televiziji, prvi put objavljena 1983.

Watch the Skies!: Sci-Fi, the 1950s and Us – američki dokumentarni film iz 2005. godine Richarda Schickela o SF filmovima iz 1950ih i njihovom utjecaju na američke redatelje. Trenutno dostupan u četiri dijela na YouTubeu.

Predavanje: Atomski užas – američki SF horori 1950-ih

Predavanje na SferakonuZnate li da držim predavanje na Sferakonu? E pa, sad znate!

Volite li Fallout igre? Ta tko normalan ne bi želio živjeti u spaljenom svijetu post-apokaliptične pustoši, deformiranih mutanata i poludjelih robota?! Fallout igre dobar dio svoje inspiracije crpe iz SF horora iz 1950ih. Nerijetko snimljeni za male novce, ovi filmovi nude iskrivljeni a opet istiniti odraz ere atomskih testiranja, NLO histerije i hladnoratovske paranoje.

U subotu 13. svibnja u 22:30 u Sivoj ću sobi držati predavanje o američkim SF hororima tog vremena. Pokušati ću vam pružiti zabavni (Nadajmo se!) i zanimljivi (Možda!) uvod u svijet Marsovaca, mutata, letećih tanjura i atomskih čudovišta.

Program ovogodišnjeg Sferakona možete čekirati ovdje. Ako pak bude ikakvih promjena terminu predavanja, javit ću to čim prije ovdje, na Facebooku i na Twitteru.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Country: USA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows that it’s possible to make a Star Wars film without the Jedi or the Skywalker family drama. Even so, Rogue One can’t get away from the original trilogy. I saw the movie with a friend of mine who deliberately avoided Rogue One spoilers, including its synopsis and trailers. Imagine her surprise when, instead of continuing adventures of Ray, Finn, and Poe, she got yet another Star Wars movie about the Death Star. Although I don’t share her disappointment, I can relate.

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Westworld (2016)

HBO Westworld TV show 2016Country: USA
Created by: Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins

Even with all the reboots and remakes nowadays, it’s rare to see one of them actually expand and improve upon the original. Sci-fi western series Westworld is one of those rare exceptions.

Westworld was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan who, together with his brother Christopher, made movies such as Inception and Memento. The cast of the show includes acting heavyweights such as Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins. Audience expectations were high and, for the most part, Westworld delivers.

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Ascension (2014)

Poster - Ascension

Country: USA
Created by:  Adrian Cruz, Philip Levens
Starring: Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Brandon P Bell, Jacqueline Byers, Lauren Lee Smith, Jessica Sipos

Ascension is a sci-fi show about a giant nuclear-powered spaceship built in the 1960s that’s been flying towards the new solar system for 50 years. How amazing is that?!

During the 1950s, US scientists on something called Project Orion. The idea was to build a spaceship that would use explosions of A-bombs to propel itself through space. Project Orion was an awesome insanity, something straight out of Fallout computer games. Naturally, the project was cancelled. Something about the ship’s nuclear fallout raining all over the planet. Stupid sensible people with their sensible precautions!

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