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|movies||Arizona||2012||Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 185.||"McGee's memory flashed to his first view of Earth's Grand Canyon. He had seen it before in pictures, movies, even on Imax the night before [referring to Kieth Merrill's IMAX film 'Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets']--but nothing had prepared him for the real thing. "|
|movies||Arkansas||1997||Elfman, Eric. Our Town (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 62.||"Scully could easily believe that a house like this one had been the inspiration for the Southern plantation in the film Gone with the Wind. "|
|movies||Australia||1987||Bryant, Edward. "Down in the Dreamtime " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 273.||"...bus approached downtown Alice Springs... It didn't look at all a she'd expected from seeing both versions of A Town Like Alice. "|
|movies||Australia||1987||Bryant, Edward. "Down in the Dreamtime " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 280.|| "'Distances are different in the Dreamtime,' Warreen said simply.
'The Dreamtime?' What am I in, a Peter Weir movie? she thought. "
|movies||Australia||1987||Bryant, Edward. "Down in the Dreamtime " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 286.|| "'How am I here?'
'I brought you.'
'I know. How?'
Warreen hesitated for a long time. Then he said, 'I am of Aranda blood, but was not raised within the tribe. Do you know of the urban aborigines?'
'Like in The Last Wave,' Cordelia said. 'I saw The Fringe Dwellers too. There aren't really tribal aborigines in the cities, right? Just sort of like individuals?'
Warreen laughed. 'You compare almost everything to the cinema. That is likening everything to the shadow world. Do you know anything of reality?' "
|movies||Australia||2051||Egan, Greg. Permutation City. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 260.||"Peer groaned. 'I could be making table legs, and you've dragged me along to Attack of the Killer Bees. Part One Thousand and Ninety-Three.' "|
|movies||Belize||1991||Foster, Alan Dean. A Call to Arms. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 110.||John Wayne|
|movies||Brunei||2035||Sterling, Bruce. "Green Days in Brunei " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 333.||"The Bruneian actress Dewi Serrudin was holding court on a rattan couch, surrounded by admirers. Cinema was a lost art in the West, finally murdered and buried by video; but Brunei's odd policies gave it a last toe-hold, edged up between two hopeful emigres: a portly Madrasi producer in dhoti and jubbah, and a Hong Kong chop-socky director in a black frogged cotton shirt. " [Some other refs, not in DB.]|
|movies||California||1938||Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 249.||Pg. 249: "Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Olivia de Havilland "; Pg. 252: White Banners Fay Bainter; Claude Rains; Jackie Cooper; Four's a Crowd; Errol Flynn; Rosalind Russell; Olivia de Havilland; Girl with the Golden Eyes; Pg. 253: Dick Powell; Cowboy from Brooklyn; Girls on Probation; Pg. 254: Brother Rat; Wayne Morris; Eddie Albert; Susan Hayward; Pg. 258: Eddie Robinson; Paul Muni; Pg. 263: RKO; Bette Davis; Mary, Queen of Scots; Satan Met a Lady; Jezebel; Pg. 270: Olivia de Havilland; Claire Trevor; Ann Sheridan; Jane Bryan; Pg. 271: Girl with the Golden Eyes; Pg. 274: Renoir; von Stroheim; Pg. 278: Bing Crosby; Oliver Hardy; Pat O'Brien; Cowboy from Brooklyn; Pg. 277: Boy Meets Girl; Jimmy Cagney; Jolson; Mickey Rooney; Jimmy Durante; Pg. 277: Vertigo; Pg. 279: Felipe; Pg. 280: Grand Illusion; Renoir; Gabin|
|movies||California||1950||Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 5.||"...it became his whole world: Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra and Ella Mae Morse, Oklahoma, and later South Pacific, and 'Open the Door, Richard.' and 'If I'd Known You Were Coming I'd Have Baked a Cake.' "|
|movies||California||1950||Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 116.||Pg. 116: Ronald Colman; The Rickenbacker Story; Victor Fleming; Fredric March; June Allyson; Dewey Martin. Pg. 117: MGM; Pg. 130: Gone With the Wind|
|movies||California||1954||Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 50.||Pg. 50: "He went to the movies every night; his favorite films were those with Glenn Ford and John Wayne... "; Pg. 120: Glenn Ford|
|movies||California||1967||Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 55.||Pg. 55: Gone With the Wind; Pg. 67: Ernest Borgnine; Pg. 79: John Wayne; Pg. 80: "...went to a Peter Sellers comedy... "; Pg. 87: Three Stooges|
|movies||California||1971||Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 190.||Pg. 189-190: "'What films does he have?' Linda said.
'The one about the nuclear wastes that contaminated most of central Utah,' I said. 'That disaster the newspapers reported two years ago but TV was afraid to talk about; the government put pressure on them. Where all the sheep died. The cover-story that it was nerve gas. Rockoway did a hardball film in which the true tale of calculated indifference by the authorities came out.'
'Who starred?' Linda said.
'Robert Redford,' I said.
'Well, we would be interested,' Linda said. "
|movies||California||1971||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 24.||"I was looking, just a while ago, at photographs of movie stars who've stayed here. June Haver. Robert Stack. Kirk Douglas. Eva Marie Saint. Ronald Reagan. Donna Reed. Back to the beauties of the Pola Negri company, back to Mary Pickford, back to Marie Callahan of the Ziegfeld Follies. How this place does go back. "|
|movies||California||1972||Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 61.||W.C. Fields|
|movies||California||1972||Wolfe, Bernard. "Monitored Dreams and Strategic Cremations " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 332.||"Robert Jordan in For Whom the Bell Tolls... Jake Barnes can't get together with Lady Brett in The Sun Also Rises... "|
|movies||California||1974||Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 3.||"Jason felt that he was an extra in a Hollywood movie, and that someone would shout 'Action!'... Howard Hughes... "|
|movies||California||1977||Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 117.||Pg. 117: Orson Welles; Pg. 123: MGM|
|movies||California||1984||Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 128.||Pg. 128: MGM Grand; Dean Martin|
|movies||California||1987||Bryant, Edward. "Down in the Dreamtime " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 269.||Pg. 264: "...set down at LAX... wondering if she'd ever get to see the La Brea Tar Pits, Watts Towers, Disneyland, Giant Insect National Monument, the Universal tour. "; Pg. 269: "She turned and saw a vision of flowing red hair framing a face that looked vaguely like Errol Flynn's in Captain Blood. But Flynn had never worn such bright clothing, not even in the colorized Adventures of Captain Fabian. "|
|movies||California||1988||Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 149.||Pg. 149: Clint Eastwood; Dirty Harriet; Humphrey Bogart; Pg. 150: Raiders of the Lost Ark; Pg. 154: Eddie Murphy; Steve Martin; Chevy Chase; Pg. 164: Bruce Lee; Pg. 180: "...Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory in the old James Whale film... "; Pg. 214: Barry Fitzgerald; Pg. 275: Harpo Marx; Bucky Beaver; Pg. 345: Indiana Jones|
|movies||California||1994||Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 42.||"'There was this flick around 1970,' Fred said, 'called The French Connection, about a two-man team of heroin narks, and when they made their hit one of them went totally bananas and started shooting everyone in sight, including his superiors. It made no difference.' "|
|movies||California||1994||Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 109.||"Or inside the gas tank, hanging down on a wire like the shipment of coke in the classic flick Easy Rider, that place as a stash place... "|
|movies||California||1994||Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 166.||"Kirk, Kenneth Robert, alias 'Mongo,' had been a big neckless fireplug of a kid, face innocent of malice--and of anything else worth noting. His portrait grinned back at Gary like Alfred E. Neuman, like a smiley face, ready for a joke or a pass-blocking assignment. It seemed that the Kirk boy had taken up exactly those activities that had interested Steele Lowery, and no others. Gary could not avoid grinning back at Kirk, the nickname an obvious reference to a comic character in Blazing Saddles, played by Alex Karras, another walking fireplug and an all-pro NFL guard of stupendous talent. "|
|movies||California||1994||Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 250.||Pg. 250; "They rented favorite videos Saturday night. Hers was The Red Shoes, a visual feast; his was, to her astonishment, Chaplin's The Kid. he cried during both and of course, Gary's comforting embraces changed character without premeditation. They fell asleep ruminating on Chaplin's film. 'Is that really one of your favorites? A tramp fighting for a little kid?' she murmured, holding him gently.
'You're domesticating me,' he accused. ";
Pg. 281: "Now they entered a room that might have been staged as a set in Manon Lescaut, draperies on the four-poster in bordello crimson and white that matched her outfit and, its mirror surrounded by lights, a table with a huge disarray of cosmetics and sable-tipped brushes. "
|movies||California||1995||Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 193.||Pg. 193: Babes on Broadway; Pg. 251: "In the restaurant of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion... "; Pg. 365: Babes on Broadway; Mickey Rooney; Judy Garland|
|movies||California||1995||Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 225.||"...Sandra mentally jeered at Mendle, hating the way the girl talked. She looks and sounds like some Marilynesque deep-space version of Pollyanna and Flash Gordon combined. One day she's in baggy khaki fatigues. Another she dresses like Doris Day. Then she's in the metallic spandex motif. Like she's trying too hard. She's hiding something.|
|movies||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 33.||Pg. 33: "On the TV... Humphrey Bogart was showing his teeth, talking mean and ruthless as he told the fat man, 'We've got to have a fall guy.' There were no colors--all the figures, the Fat Man and Bogart and Joel Cairo and 'the gunsel,' were in black-and-white... "; Pg. 34: "It was a Humphrey Bogart movie; apparently The Maltese Falcon, since Plummer saw that Elisha Cook and Mary Astor and Sidney Greenstreet were in it too. "; Pg. 38: "Gregory Peck on Moby Dick's back "; Pg. 56: The Three Faces of Eve; Pg. 58: "Clint Eastwood movie Dirty Harry "; Pg. 63: "You've seen the Warren Beatty movie, Bugsy? "; Pg. 107: Orson Welles [More. Other movie refs. not in DB.]|
|movies||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 83.|| "'You should believe it, it's true. I don't think Cody's much of a reader. I am--and I love books about King Arthur, though I've never been able to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.' She rolled her eyes. 'You're taking a whole crowd of girls to dinner!'
Cochran decided not to ask what she thought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest had to do with King Arthur... " [More, pg. 310.]
|movies||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 108.|| "'It always starts with this,' said Pete, visibly tenser now. 'That's Mary Pickford, the old silent-movie star. A guy named Philo T. Farnsworth was the first guy in the American West to transmit images with a cathode-ray tube, in San Francisco in 1927, and he used this repeating loop of Mary Pickford as a demo.' He sighed shakily. 'This isn't a real-world, 1995 broadcast--we're into supernatural effects now, sorry.'
'You were getting spook stuff even before,' said young Oliver nervously. 'Paul Masson hasn't aired that Orson Welles ad for years.' " [More.]
|movies||California||1997||Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 288.||Pg. 288: Bringing Up Baby (extensive refs.); Howard Hawks; Pg. 289: Grant; Hepburn; Pg. 292: Gary Cooper; Gunga Din; Pg. 297: The Dawn Patrol; The Road to Glory; Ceiling Zero; Scarface; Pg. 269: The Real Glory; Only Angels Have Wings; Gary Cooper; Pg. 305: "Muni, Cagney, Robinson, Cooper, Barrymore, Grant "; Pg. 308: The Seven Little Foys; Murder Plane; Secret Service of the Air; Pg. 326: Little Caesar; Captain Blood; Jezebel; The Maltese Falcon; Casablanca; The Rose Tattoo; True Grit; Pg. 345: MGM; Pg. 346: Nancy Drew, Reporter; Pg. 390: "Ronald Reagan had just finished Hong Kong for Paramount. Later this year he would return to Warners and portray Grover Cleveland Alexander--the pitcher, not the president--in The Winning Team "; Nancy Davis [More]|
|movies||California||1997||Ing, Dean. Flying to Pieces. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1997); pg. 18.||Pg. 18: "Elmo's hanger at John Wayne Airport in Orange County... " [Other refs. to John Wayne Airport, e.g., pg. 22.]; Pg. 173: Arnold Schwarzenegger; Pg. 251: Errol Flynn|
|movies||California||1999||Cart, Michael. "Starry, Starry Night " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 172.||"...Noah, the evangelist who had called us to the hilltop, he looked like the God that Michelangelo had painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Or maybe, with his theatrically long gray hair, dramatic beard, and powerfully built body, it was the actor Charlton Heston in his Moses role that he resembled. "|
|movies||California||2000||Ing, Dean. Loose Cannon. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (2000); pg. 12.||"She was put together like a blow-up doll of Kim Basinger, just a wee bit overinflated, and in ten years she'd probably look like the Michelin Man. "|
|movies||California||2000||Ing, Dean. Loose Cannon. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (2000); pg. 185.||Pg. 185: "'...Black like volcanic glass, or yellowish, or deep-set, or round Betty Boops or whatnot...' "; Pg. 204: "'What was the old Mae West joke: '. . . a pistol in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?' ' "|
|movies||California||2050||Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 15.||Jack Lemmon; Shirley MacLaine|
|movies||California: Berkeley||1995||Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 53.||"If Professor Kingsfield from The Paper Chase had been a wrestler... "|
|movies||California: Berkeley||1996||Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 174.||The Stranger, directed by Orson Welles|
|movies||California: Berkeley||1996||Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 247.||Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|movies||California: Hollywood||1947||Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 118.||"To me, the Fear had come late. HUAC first went after Hollywood in '47, with the Hollywood Ten. Supposedly the committee was investigating Communist infiltration of the film industry--a ridiculous notion on the face of it, since no Communists were going to get any propaganda in the pictures without the express knowledge of people like Mr. Mayer and the Brothers Warner. The Ten were all current or former Communists, and they and their lawyers agreed on a defense based on the First Amendment of free speech and association. " [More about this.]|
|movies||California: Hollywood||1955||Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990)||[Book jacket:] "Hollywood in the 1950s... The excited narrator has just been hired as a sci-fi film writer at one of the great studios. An anonymous invitation leads him to a graveyard separated from the studio by a single wall--and to the discovery of a body frozen in time and poised to climb from the city of the dead to the city of light. A bizarre mystery unfolds through a series of curious encounters with a monocled director, and an actor who has played the role of Jesus for twenty-five years, with philistine studio heads, and fanatical autograph hounds, phantoms of the sound stages, and a genius of the bedazzling world of special effects.
...Ray Bradbury hauntingly evokes a lost time when a young man could compose a life for himself from the glittering promises of his favorite movies. " [Clearly many refs. to movies throughout novel. Most refs. not in DB.]
|movies||California: Hollywood||1955||Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 4.||Pg. 4: Keystone Kop; Pg. 8: The Phantom of the Opera; Pg. 13: Fritz Wong; Gerta Froelich; The Cavalcanti Incantation; Mad Love; Delirium, To the Moon and Back; Pg. 15: Marlene Dietrich; Cary Grant; Jean Harlow; Claudette Colbert; Pg. 18: Carl Denham; Pg. 24: Paramount Theatre; Bob Hope; The Cat and the Canary; Rudolph Valentino; Lon Chaney; Pg. 36, 40: Laurvel and Hardy; Pg. 141: Gone With the Wind; Rebecca; The Great Gatsby; Ten Commandments; deMille; Orson Welles; Citizen Kane [Many more. Other movie refs. not in DB.]|
|movies||California: Hollywood||1997||Bradbury, Ray. "If MGM Is Killed, Who Gets the Lion? " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 13.||[The title is a movie reference, and there are many movie refs. throughout story, not in DB.] Pg. 13: "'They're repainting the studio. That's Stage One, isn't it?'
'You're damn right. Stage One, where we built the Bounty in '34 and shot the Tara interiors in '39 and Marie Antionette's palace in '34 and now, for God's sake, look what they're doing!' ";
Pg. 15: MGM; Laurel and Hardy; Pg. 16: Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy; Pg. 18: Back to Broadway; Glory Years
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1940||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 139.||Pg. 139: Ray Bolger; Russ TamblynWest Side Story; Pg. 140: Betsy Booth; Pg. 141: Thelma Ritter; Joan Blondell; Mary Stuart Masterson; Ann Sothern; Tracy Lord; Pg. 142: Joan Crawford; Melanie Griffith; Pg. 143: Tess Trueheart; Pg. 144: Emma Thompson in Remains of Day; Pg. 145: Elizabeth Taylor; Sidney Poitier; Mary Pickford; Harrison Ford; Pg. 146: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington; Pg. 149: "MOVIE CLICHE #12: The Moral. A character states the obvious, and everybody gets the point. SEE: The Wizard of Oz, Field of Dreams, Love Story, What's New, Pussycat?... Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver... "; Pg. 150: Peter Lawford; June Allyson; Pg. 153: Cole Porter; Pg. 155: "Beverly Hills Cop 15... The Three Musketeers... "; Pg. 156: "at the Happily Ever After booth watching Ryan O-Neal save Ali MacGraw's life... Charles Bronson... Death Wish... Magnificent Seven... On the Town... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1940||Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 158.||Pg. 158: "Kiss Me Kate... White Christmas... "; Pg. 159: "Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner... Natalie Wood... "; Pg. 160: "Vera Miles... Randolph Scott... "; Pg. 161: "Now, Voyager... Cat Ballou... Ninotchka... Rio Bravo... Double Indemnity... "; Pg. 162: "Good News... The Birds and the Bees... Frank Morgan in Summer Holiday... "; Pg. 163: "Two Weeks with Love... By the Light of the Silvery Moon... "; Pg. 164: "Tale of Two Cities, Ronald Colman... Music Man... "; Pg. 168: "MOVIE CLICHE #1: The Happy Ending. Self-explanatory.
SEE: An Officer and a Gentleman, An Affair to Remember, Sleepless in Seattle, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, Shall We Dance, Great Expectations.... Westerns "; Pg. 169: "Pennies from Heaven... Into the Woods... Small Town Girl... Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom... Flying Down to Rio... "; Pg. 172: "The Purple Taxi... The Blue Max, Wings, High Road to China... "
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1950||Dick, Philip K. Puttering About in a Small Land. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago Publishers (1985); pg. 142.||Pg. 142: "...he thought of night clubs or at best such dance teams as the Castles, or possibly Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
'Have you ever heard of Martha Graham?' "; Pg. 204: Jane Russell; Marilyn Monroe
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1971||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 7.||"To my left, the obelisk, the big, black tombstone: Universal Tower. How many times have I been in there on appointments? Strange to realize I'll never see another producer, never prepare another script. Never again have to call my agent. 'Hey, for Chrissake, where's my check? I'm overdrawn.' A peaceful thought, that. Super timing too; to leave when hardly anyone is working anyway. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1971||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 9.|| "A blown-up photo of the bulkhead. Gertrude Lawrence with her white dog. Like the one they used in David Lean's Oliver Twist; ugly, squat, and pointy-eared.
Miss Lawrence smiles. She does not realize, as she strolls the Queen's deck, that mortality walks close behind her. "
Photos in a case titled Memorabilia.
David Niven doing a Scottish jig... There's Gloria Swanson in her furs. There's Leslie Howard; how young he looks. I remember seeing him in a movie called Berkely Square. I recall him time-traveling back to the eighteenth century. " [More.]; Pg. 10: The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Pg. 17: "This place was built in 1887... Billy Wilder used it filming Some Like it Hot. "; Pg. 18-20: Paul Newman; Pg. 70: Jack Lemmon; Days of Wine and Roses [May be other refs., not in DB.]
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1971||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 12.||[Aboard the Queen Mary.] "More memorabilia. Dominoes. Dice in a leather cup. A mechanical pencil. Books for religious services; Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Christian Scientist--that old, familiar book. I feel as though I were an archaeologist excavating in a temple. More photographs. Mr. and Mrs. Don Ameche. Harpo Marx. Eddie Cantor. Sir Cedric Hardwicke. Robert Montgomery. Bob Hope. Laurel and Hardy. Churchill. All suspended in time, forever smiling. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1978||Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 155.|| "'Naturally, budget wasn't a problem. I signed Peter Weir to direct; he hadn't made The Last Wave yet, so everybody thought I was crazy to use him.' She smiled wryly... 'The special-effects team I put together was interesting. First I hired John Whitney. By then he'd already done all the groundwork in computer-generated images, and a lot of his short films had focused on mandalas; I wanted that to be the central image in the film. I gave him free rein, set him up with one of the very first prototypes of the Cray supercomputer.
'Then I got hold of Douglas Trumbull, who'd done the special effects for 2001. I nudged him the direction of inventing Showscan a few years earlier than he would have. We shot the whole film in that process...' " [More.]
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1979||Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 181.||Pg. 181: Paramount Studios; Pg. 187: Warner|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1980||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 26.||Pg. 26: "Tony Harod... had made the difficult transition to talking pictures only to die of throat cancer three months after his first talkie opened at Graumann's Chinese Theater. "; Doris Day; Pg. 31: George C. Scott; Ryan O'Neal; Shannerly's Hope; Charles Champlin; Michael May-Dreinen; Wise's East of Happiness; Julie Andrews; The Sound of Music; Marie Osmond; Pg. 95: Chaplin; In Cold Blood; In the Heat of the Night [Other generic movie refs. in novel, not in DB. All refs. to actual films and star by name are thought to be in DB, but it's possible some have been missed. One of the main characters in novel is a movie producer.]|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1980||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 189.||Pg. 189: "...waiting for it to rise up and come stalking toward him like the sheeted figure in Carpenter's first Halloween. "; Pg. Zhivago; Charles Bronson; Clint Eastwood; Pg. 344: Lifetime Achievement Award at the Oscars; Pg. 345: Jayne Mansfield; Pg. 346: W. C. Fields; Pg. 362: "I remember seeing Birth of a Nation as a child and laughing when the colored children were terrified by the sight of someone in a sheet. " [More.]; Bob Hope; Pg. 384: "He remembered reading The Exorcist years before and understanding the agnostic priest's glee at witnessing a power that could only be demonic in nature. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1981||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 501.||Pg. 501: Hoot Gibson; Hopalong Cassidy; Roy Rogers; John Wayne; The Fighting Seabees; Mickey Rooney in Andy Hardy; Pg. 502: Pat Boone; Patsy Dillon|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1981||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 610.||Pg. 610: "'Dad used to let me stay up to watch this kind of crap on the Friday night Creature Feature. The Most Dangerous Game....' "; Pg. 743: Charlton Heston; Pg. 761: "...but he had to admit that the pyrotechnics out-budgeted anything he and Willi had ever done and were getting close to Coppola's orgasm-by-fire at the end of Apocalypse Now. Harod had always thought Coppola was nuts to have cut the napalm scenes out of the next-to-final version, and he had not been mollified much to see them slipped under the credits in the final cut. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1981||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 876.|| "Jesus, kid, I've been meaning to call you,' Harod said quickly. 'To explain and apologize about that terrible mix-up last winter.'...
'That's all right,' said Shayla. Her voice had always been soft and dreamy, but now it seemed even more somnolent. Harod wondered if the poor Mormon kid had discovered drugs in the months she hadn't been working. 'I'm not mad anymore,' Shayla said distractedly. 'The Lord got me through all that.'
'Hey, great,' said Harod, brushing cigarette ash his chest. 'And you were dead right about Slaver not being the vehicle for you. It's real schlock, light-years below you in class, kid, but I was just talking to Schu Williams this morning and he's been kicking around a project for Orion that you and I are perfect for. Schu says that Bob Redford and some kind named Tom Cruise have agreed to do a remake of the old . . .' "
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1984||Bear, Greg. "Book One: The Infinity Concerto " (c. 1984, substantially rewritten for this edition) in Songs of Earth & Power. New York: Tor (1996; 1st ed. 1994); pg. 9.||Pg. 9: "...poked through the TV channels until he found an old Humphrey Bogart movie. He'd seen it before; Bogart was having woman through with Barbara Stanwyck. " (more pg. 10); Pg. 10: "...and the soundtrack albums for the original King Kong, Star Wars and Citizen Kane. "; Pg. 11: Max Steiner; Gloria Swanson; Sunset Boulevard; Call it Sleep; Bogart in The Man Who Would Be King; John Huston; Pg. 12: Clark Gable; Max Steiner; Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Pg. 13: Trevor Howard in Ashenden; Pg. 14: Warner Brothers; Pg. 159: "In Orphe, a film he had first seen at age thirteen... "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1985||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 29: "Meanwhile, Back at the Mansion... ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1985); pg. 20.||Illyana: "You realize, boss, they're not going to let us simply walk out of here with 'Berto and Amara. We need a plan. "; Sam: "Ah figured ah'd be like Indiana Jones an' make one up as we went along. "; Illyana: "We're doomed. "|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1986||Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 17.||Pg. 17: Errol Flynn; Pg. 22: "Again and again one day Michael played John Huston's 1958 film, The Man Who Would Be King, reveling the first time in Bogart's Peachey Carnehan and Jack Hawkins's Daniel Dravot, the next in the fine black and white photography and the beautifully integrated matte paintings, and finally in Waltiri's subtle score... " [More about this film here, and pg. 28, 71, 96.]; Pg. 28: Paramount; Ashenden, The Man Who Would Be King; Warbirds of Mindano; Call It Sleep; Pg. 64: Clark Gable; Pg. 67: Three Stooges; Pg. 91: Woody Allen|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1986||Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 80.||"Michael automatically glanced at the movie posters on the side of the fourplex--a Blake Edwards romantic comedy called Tempting Fate, two theaters showing David Lynch's Black Easter, and a reissue of The Black Cauldron. The poster for Black Easter showed U. S. Army troops fighting demons around a city whose walls were made of red-hot iron. " (Black Easter also pg. 105)|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1986||Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 118.||"The unofficially-named Noguchi wing of the Los Angeles County Morgue had been added three years ago... " [Noguchi is the coroner who performed the autopsy on Marilyn Monroe.]|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1993||Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 53.||Pg. 53: It's a Wonderful Life; Pg. 67: Enter the Dragon|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1996||Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 10.||Pg. 10: "Sidney Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon "; Pg. 35: Clara Blandick; Pg. 47: "...a Gigi movie poster to hang in a shop window... "; Pg. 48: Bull Durham (also pg. 71); Pg. 87: Loretta deLarava (fictional character?); Robert Mitchum; Pg. 101: Cecil B. DeMille (also pg. 165, 313); Jesse Lasky; Samuel Goldfish... who changed his name to Goldwyn; 20th Century Fox; Tyrone Power; Don Ameche; Alice Faye; Griffith; Pg. 102: Danny Kaye; George Jessel; Kelley Keith; We're Not Married; Vampires Over London; Shirley Temple; Lori Black; Andy Devine; Pg. 107: Phantom of the Opera (also, pg. 112); Pg. 111: "...the sight of the Ahmanson Theater and the Mark Taper Forum and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.. "; Pg. 119: "...like some kind of surreal fascist physical-fitness temple in an old Leni Riefenstal documentary. "; Pg. 166-167: Haunted House Party (maybe fictional)|
|movies||California: Los Angeles||1996||Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 10.|| "...later he'd had a shock when he learned in school that there really had been a guy named Mahatma Gandhi, but a friend of his who saw the movie Gandhi told him that Gandhi was just a regular person, a politician in India who as skinny and bald and wore diapers all the time.
Kootie wasn't allowed to see movies . . . or watch TV, or even eat meat, though he often sneaked off to McDonald's for a Big Mac, and then had to chew gum afterward to get rid of the smell. "