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|movies||USA||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 170.||-|
|movies||USA||2004||Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 110.||...a Betty Page-style pinup from the 1950s...|
|movies||USA||2004||Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 260.||...posters and cardboard cutouts, Plexiglas kiosks and cartons and cartons of publicity stills--
All, all, were of Laurel Hedare.
"It's like the end of Citizen Kane, Tom said wonderingly. "I always wondered what they did with stuff like this. . . . "
...Seconds later, the door banged open and Laurel and Armando entered, followed by Wesley.
"Looks like the Two Stooges are back, " whispered Catwoman.
|movies||USA||2005||Gibson, William. Virtual Light. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 190.||"...sort of like the special effect at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, that part where those angels or whatever they were came swirling out of that box and got all over those Nazis. "|
|movies||USA||2010||Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 17.||The Sound of Music|
|movies||USA||2010||Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 214.|| "'What was the last moving picture you saw in nineteen thirty-one?'
'Wheeler and Woolsey, in Coco-Nuts.' "
|movies||USA||2015||Dick, Philip K. "Novelty Act " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 193.||"Mr. Stone thought of great old late-late movies with comics such as Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine... "|
|movies||USA||2019||Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 118.||"...during the Native American craze which swept the country in the 1990s. With the release of movies such as Dances with Wolves and Thunderheart, it became popular to collect Indian artifacts... "|
|movies||USA||2020||Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 169-171.||Pg. 169: "We just saw The Mark of Zorro, he would have told the former gunman as Dr. Wayne tucked the little pistol into the lining of his tailored jacket. They re-released it, you know. Don't hardly make movies like that anymore, he would have said... "; Pg. 171: "This afternoon, in the few hours a week he gave himself for leisure--and he did give himself a few hours a week for leisure now--he punched up a disk of Citizen Kane. It was a comedy. At least it was for Bruce Wayne. He laughed raucously all the way through it and could not for the life of him remember how somebody would be that rich and still be that miserable. "; Pg. 217: "World War Two movies "|
|movies||USA||2024||Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 112.||"He ricocheted from one performance to the next . . . song-and-dance man, comic, P.T. Barnum and Cecil B. deMille... "|
|movies||USA||2024||Ellison, Harlan. "A Boy and His Dog " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 17.||Pg. 17: "...the theater burned down and a couple of good Cagney films lost in the fire. "; Pg. 18: "It was a triple feature. 'Raw Deal' with Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Tevor, Raymond Burr and Marsha Hunt was the oldest of the three. It'd been made in 1948, seventy-six years ago... " [More about this film here, also pg. 21.] "The Middle flick was a thing made during the Third War, in '07, two years before I was even born, thing called 'Smell of a Chink'. It was mostly gut-spilling and some nice hand-to-hand. Beautiful scene of skirmisher greyhounds equipped with napalm throwers, jellyburning a Chink town... " [More] "Finally it came on. It was a beauty, a beaver flick made in the late 1970's. It was called 'Big Black Leather Splits'. " [More.]|
|movies||USA||2024||Ellison, Harlan. "A Boy and His Dog " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 19.||Pg. 19: "Myrna Loy and George Brent kind of flicks "; Pg. 53: "You don't f--- around with Jimmy Cagney. "|
|movies||USA||2025||Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 127.||The Winning of the West; The Blue Angel; All Quiet on the Western Front; The Dizzy Man|
|movies||USA||2026||Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 94.||"...Pam and Liam watched the Hubbell film together... 'A documentary made in 1977?'|
|movies||USA||2040||Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 240.|| "'Winesburg, Ohio,' Greg said, almost sneering.
'Oh, no!' Brudnoy answered immediately. 'I read that decadent work when I was first studying your language. No, not like Winesburg. More like Fort Apache--without the Native Americans.'
Greg blinked with surprise. 'Fort Apache? Who's our John Wayne, then?'
'Why, Brennart, of course. And you will be the stiff-necked commandant of the fort, if you pardon a personal reference.' "
|movies||USA||2044||Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 13.||El Mariachi|
|movies||USA - West||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 306.||"That made sense. Now, where would they put her? They tested those things--where? New Mexico. Nevada. And that town in Utah where John Wayne made Westerns. St. George, wasn't it? To protect the population centers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the bombs were always exploded... "|
|movies||Utah||1982||Johnston, Sibyl. "Iris Holmes " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1988); pg. 314.||"'I think when I go visit my mom this summer I'll get a permanent,' Carolyn said. 'You know--curly all over?' She laughed. 'Robert says I'll look like Harpo.' "|
|movies||Utah||1989||Bennion, John. "Dust " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 281.||Pg. 281: "The white blotch shimmers in the heat, dust whirling, as real as the pillar of fire in De Mille's Ten Commandments. "; Pg. 292: "When I was thirty my father imagined that the sighing of the wind through the boulders was Marilyn Monroe and her sirens, who inhabited the butte. He renamed it Whorehouse Rock in her honor. "|
|movies||Utah||2005||Bell, M. Shayne. "The Shining Dream Road Out " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 76.||"...imagined I looked like Indiana Jones with a shovel, not a gun, black stubble on my face and me wearing a fedora... "|
|movies||Utah: Beaver County||2010||Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 336.||"'...Do I have to wear an armband or sing the last chorus of Les Miserables? I can quote Groucho Marx better than Karl, but I hope you won't hold that against me.' "|
|movies||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 117.||"Except we couldn't go on as we are, because Tibor will have either still photos of the Deus of Wrath or movie footage. How about that? A sobering thought. The effect on Charlottesville--impossible to predict. Too many possibilities, and most of them bad. "|
|movies||Utah: Kanab||2000||Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 17.|| "Long before tourists discovered Kanab and the canyon country around it, Hollywood film companies trooped into town every spring and summer to shoot their westerns, and the movies became as much a part of the little town as alfalfa and cattle.
Then, when the westerns died out, the old-timers would sit at Peach's Cafe, now called the Trail's End, and brag about the movies they were in: Drums along the Mohawk, The Lone Ranger, Westward the Women, and dozens more... they joked of those strange summer days of famous actresses swimming... in the bottomless lake outside town... "
|movies||Utah: Kanab||2000||Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 18.|| "...drove past the rooms there. Each had a hand-painted sign above the door with the name of an actor who had once slept there, and he crept slowly through as though he were in a gallery: the Ray Milland Room, the Lloyd Nolan Room, Ava Gardner, Glenn Ford, Coburn, Stanwyck, Wayne. . . .
He finally found a white-lined space between the Randolph Scott Room and the Maureen O'Hara Room. "
|movies||Utah: Kanab||2000||Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 28.||"'You're a real philosopher, Brig, but I like that movie thing the best. You know, we're just making this up as we go along.' " [Reference to Raiders of the Lost Ark.]|
|movies||Utah: Salt Lake City||1991||Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 63.||Pg. 63: "It had not taken him long to fatten the file on 'Indy,' as they had dubbed Mr. Harry Rex Brown. By now the FBI had shared those files with CIA, State... Gary Landis, the bronzed, long-haired young specimen accompanying Hildreth on his morning constitutional through Liberty Park in central Salt Lake City, was a case in point. 'I'm certain this 'Indy' guy is the same one we made in San Diego,' Landis was saying. " [The nickname 'Indy' is from the Indiana Jones character. Brown is a Latter-day Saint archaeologist.]; Pg. 64: "'...And you know what?' He waited for Landis to meet his gaze so that he could do his Jack Webb imitation. 'We just might,' he finished. "; Pg. 66: "...hit it off as if interagency rivalry did not exist; like Butch and Sundance; like Damon and Whoozis. "|
|movies||Vietnam: Saigon||1994||Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 86.||"Sprout put her hands behind her back and tried not to writhe with impatience. Just when she was about to burst, Belew made a Groucho waggle of the eyebrows and stuck a hand into a pocket of his photojournalist's vest. "|
|movies||Virginia||1998||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 301.||"Used to love old Bruce Lee movies... "|
|movies||Virginia||2025||Swanwick, Michael & William Gibson. "Dogfight " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 62.||"Now that the moment was on him, he felt unreal, like he was in a movie or something. "|
|movies||Washington||1999||Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 181.||"'Dear Shirley MacLaine,' he said... 'I'm channeling cavemen who don't live in caves. Any advice?' "|
|movies||Washington||1999||Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 375.|| "'Game of cards in the rec room?' he asked.
'I vant to be alone,' she intoned, Garbo-like. 'alone with you, that is.' "
|movies||Washington||1999||Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 407.||"Her lips were parted, giving her a babyish, pouting Marilyn Monroe aspect, but she was silent. "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1961||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 231.||"'Back in 1961... some Secret Service men had been arranging for physical interludes between Jack Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe...' "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1982||Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 45.||Pg. 45: "'Jesus, Harry, in the morning this is going to sound like an Abbot and Costello movie...' "; Pg. 46: Jimmy Stewart; Wayne Newton; Pg. 48: Charles Bronson|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1982||Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 111.||"Shafts of light pierced the long dark cabin of the 747. Soon Savannah Smiles would be shown, to be followed by a second movie which starred Karl Malden and several Yugoslavians. "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1993||Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 127.||"Appleton took a deep breath and brought his question out in a stammer: 'S-sir? Is it true about you and M-Marilyn Monroe?' "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1993||Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 49.||Pg. 49: Brighton Beach Memoirs; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Judgment at Nuremberg; Burt Lancaster; Pg. 50: Spencer Tracy|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1994||Williams, Walter Jon. "Feeding Frenzy " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 230.||Pg. 230: "'How would you like a date with Katherine Hepburn?' Hughes asked. 'I can get you one. Mr. Connections, that's me.' "; Pg. 243: Howard Hughes, Rita Hayworth|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 28.||Pg. 28: James Dean; Rudolph Valentino; Cary Grant; Pg. 36: The Greatest Story Ever Told; Pg. 61: The Magnificent Ambersons; Pg. "70: "'It's like a set from Les Enfants du Paradis.' "; Pg. 92: Greta Garbo; Pg. Cecil B. deMille; Pg. 97: Peter Lorre; Pg. 202: Three Stooges; Pg. 204: "She looked as out of place on Opal's show as Brooke Astor at McDonald's... big Hollywood types. Like Tom Hanks, that woman with the hair. "; Pg. 205: Shirley MacLaine; "'...Geena Davis was there. Did I tell you I met Geena Davis? That girl could eat apples off the top of my head.' "; Pg. 231: "...by a few bars of the Bernard Herrmann score for Jason and the Argonauts "; Pg. 233: The Portrait of Dorian Gray; Pg. 244: "Everyone looked so bouncy and cheerful, as though they'd all just come out of the same Frank Capra movie. "; Pg. 247: Leni Riefenstahl; Pg. 265: Sundance Film Festival; Pg. 299: Peter Lorre; Pg. 351: The Sorrow and the Pity|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 203.||"Random images flickered across the screen: Bugs Bunny, 'Bonanza,' soaps, 'Reading Rainbow,' vintage PeeWee, Windex, the Stephen King Network, what looked like a live broadcast of an assassination attempt but turned out to be the new Slush video, Pepsi, Astroboy, Hoji Fries. It was impossible to tell what you were supposed to buy and what you were supposed to actually watch--Brando, Datsun, IBM--Jack made another rude sound--Donahue, McDonald's, 'Mormon Matters,' Sally, Oprah, Geraldo, Angelica... "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 287.|| "'...They never recovered the bodies. Some people--friends of my father, who never really liked my mother--they said it was like in Rebecca. That Hitchcock movie . . .'
...dreaming her mad dreams of apocalypse in her million-dollar houses . . .
But killing her own father? One of the Benandanti?
...'Rebecca? I hated Rebecca!' "
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1996||Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 138.||"'Susan? It's Avi. Yeah--yeah. What? Corrina, Corrina, with Whoopi Goldberg. Yeah, it was okay; better than the food anyway...' " [Answering a question about what movie he is watching in his hotel room.]|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1998||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 26.||Pg. 26: "'If I were you, I'd write a screenplay and sell it to Steven Spielberg. Maybe he'd buy it for a few million dollars.' "; Pg. 49: "the digital clock above the entrance to the IMAX theater.. "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 37.||"'Excuse me, sir, but you can't go in there now. The President is asleep now, unless he's up watching an old Jimmy Stewart movie. In any case. I don't think he's expecting you.' "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 87.||"She was woozy from the beer and disgusted by the violence on the screen... He got up and left, but returned later with a box of Junior Mints. She turned to the screen and watched as Harrison Ford was threatened by the aliens he had been sent to kill. "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 105.|| "'Son, since we been printing, that rock formation has been Elvis Presley, George Washington, Richard Nixon, and Curly of the Three Stooges. seems like we claim it's someone different every two years or so...'
...'You know, they show The Ten Commandments on TV every so often. It was on last night, and--' "
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 120.||Pg. 120: 9 1/2 Weeks; Basic Instinct; Lost in the Rain; Pg. 180: Beyond the Green Door; Pg. 200: Richard Pryor; Pg. 265: Sean Penn; Pg. 292: DeNiro; Pg. 305: Clint Eastwood|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 167.||"After a moment of probing, he pulled out a handful of silver fabric. He held it in one hand and cast the bag aside with the other. 'What's this? John Travolta's suit from Saturday Night Fever?' "|
|movies||Washington, D.C.||2000||Robinson, Kim Stanley. "Down and Out in the Year 2000 " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1986); pg. 124.|| "'Hey lookee here, Ghost is bringing out his TV.'
'It's Tuesday night at the movies, y'all!' Ghost called out as he approached and plunked a little hologram TV and a Honda generator on the picnic table...
Johnnie said, 'That be Sam Spade, the greatest computer spy in the world.'
'How come he live in that shack, then?' " [More pg. 125-126 about this.]; Pg. 126: "'What else we got here--man!--what's this?'
'Cyborgs Versus Androids,' Johnnie said... 'Lots of fighting.'
'Yeah!' Steve exclaimed. "
|movies||Washington: Seattle||1993||Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 18.||"Why, my Casablanca disk is the decolorized version. "|
|movies||West Virginia||1940||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 160.||W.C. Fields|
|movies||world||1347 C.E.||Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 313.||Elizabeth Taylor|
|movies||world||1941||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 151.||"He wondered if it would be too risque for Hollywood to touch. Probably. Too bad. He could all but see Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant and somebody else--Robert Young, maybe--to play the guy who didn't get her... " [more]|
|movies||world||1942||Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 125.||Pg. 125: "'Jesus Christ,' I said... One look at the subheadings in the dossier directory showed me that this would be more than twenty minutes' reading: The Southern Cross/Howard Hughes/The Viking Fund/Paul Fejos/Inga Arvard/Award: contacts with Hermann Goering/Adolf Hitler/Axel Wenner-Gren... "; Pg. 127: "Unhappy with Hollywood's way of making films, Fejos had returned to Europe to make movies for MGM there. He had come back to the United States in 1940 and set up the Viking Fund in New York City in 1941. Chartered as a nonprofit organization to finance explorations with the goal of finding lost Inca cities in the Peruvian jungle--said explorations to be recorded on film by Paul Fejos and sold commercially despite the Viking Fund's nonprofit status... " [Many other refs. to the Viking Fund, not in DB. Other refs. to Howard Hughes, not in DB.]|
|movies||world||1942||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 139.||W.C. Fields|
|movies||world||1944||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 131.||"'For that matter, what would a Lizard make of Gone With the Wind?' Embry said. 'He'd need it annotated the way we have to put footnotes to every third word in Chaucer, but even worse.' "|
|movies||world||1947||Waldrop, Howard. "Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 33.||"Before coming home, the last two movies he'd seen... had been a cheesy double bill. That Nazty Nuisance, a United Artists film made in '43, with bobby Watson as Hitler, and one of Jetboy's favorite character actors, Frank Faylen, had been the better of the two. The other was a PRC hunk of junk, Jive Junction, starring Dickie Moore, about a bunch of hepcats jetterbugging at the malt shop. " More: Lost Weekend; Ray Milland; A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; The Thin Man Goes Home; William Powell; Bring on the Girls; It's in the Bag; Fred Allen; Incendiary Blonde; The Story of G.I. Joe. Pg. 34: Isle of the Dead; Boris Karloff; Open City; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Monogram; PRC; Republic; Sonja Henie; Betty Grable; Pg. 39-40: Clark Gable; Pg. 47: The Jolson Story|
|movies||world||1950||Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 235.|| "...gardens and boulevards and this was the noblest Roman of them all, like some Made-in-Hollywood fantasy world, as absurd in its way as Von Harbou's Germaniform Atlantida.
And Fritz Lang, they say, is Hollywood's rising star. "
|movies||world||1968||Gardner, Craig Shaw. Dragon Waking. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 74.||"The vessel reminded Mrs. Smith of some pirate ship from an old Errol Flynn film. "|
|movies||world||1970||Dick, Philip K. "The Days of Perky Pat " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1953); pg. 165.||"'Don't you remember? They were in the back watching The Three Stooges on TV until eight...' "|
|movies||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 123.||Marx brothers: Harpo, Groucho, Chico, and Zepo|
|movies||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 182.||"My friend Arthur C. Clarke had a problem. He was writing a major motion picture with Stanley Kubrick of Dr. Strangelove fame. It was to be called Journey Beyond the Stars, and a small crisis in the story development had arisen... " [More about the development of 2001: A Space Odyssey, pg. 182-185, including more about Kubrick.]|
|movies||world||1973||Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 232.||Orson Welles|
|movies||world||1975||Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 29.||"'They dominate the motion-picture industry too. They took a hand in the making of hundreds of movies, the best known of which are Gunga Din and Citizen Kane. These two movies are especially full of Illuminati references, symbols, code messages, and subliminal propaganda. 'Rosebud,' for instance, is their code name for the oldest Iluminati symbol, the so-called Rosy Cross...' " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|movies||world||1976||Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 78.||"'Oh . . .' I clucked and shook my head. 'Miz Annie, you-is-bad,' I said, doing my Hattie McDaniel from Gone With the Wind. "|