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|movies||world||1981||Knight, Damon. "Forever " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1981); pg. 224.||"...new contraceptive... As a consequence, a number of famous people were never born. These included Yogi Berra, George Gershwin, Aldous Huxley, Leonid Brezhnev, and Marilyn Monroe. "|
|movies||world||1982||Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 176.||Pg. 176: Sean Connery; Ollivier; Greg Peck; Dick Widmark; Paul Newman; Robert Redford; Pg. 177: James Woods; Pg. 178: "He understood why George Romero had filed Dawn of the Dead in a shopping mall. "; Pg. 184: Roddy McDowall [Other movie refs., not in DB.]|
|movies||world||1982||Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 425.||"No--it had reminded him of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Grace Kelly. A blonde . . . Tippi Hedren, the actress who had been in The Birds. Then he remembered the name as easily as if the name tag was still in front of him: Marnie... "|
|movies||world||1984||Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 27.||Pg. 27: "Duncraggon (n.) The name of Charles Bronson's retirement cottage. ";
Pg. 30: "Epworth (n.) The precise value of the usefulness of epping (q.v.). It is a little-known fact that an earlier draft of the final line of the film Gone With the Wind had Clark Gable saying, 'Frankly, my dear. I don't give an epworth,' the line being eventually changed on the ground that it might not be understood in Cleveland. ";
Pg. 37: "Goadby Marwood (n.) Someone who stops John Cleese on the street and demands that he do a funny walk. "
|movies||world||1984||Willis, Connie. "Blued Moon " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1984); pg. 235.||[Author's introduction.] "Fred Astaire is my hero. He used to report to his movies six weeks before filming started and practice his dance routines, wearing out a couple of pairs of tap shoes (and Hermes Pan, who claimed he could only dance backwards the rest of his life), all so he could stand there and look like he had just made it up. In the words of almost everyone who ever saw him dance, 'He makes it look easy.' "|
|movies||world||1985||Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 33.||[Reference to ''The Ten Commandments', or perhaps 'The Raiders of the Lost Ark.'] "'...It was supposed to have the tablets of the Law in it, you know, the ones that God gave to Moses.'
'You saw the movie, right?..' "
|movies||world||1987||Willis, Connie. "Schwarzschild Radius " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1987); pg. 89.||[Author's introduction.] "Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen... "|
|movies||world||1990||Knight, Damon. "I See You " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1976); pg. 65.||"You are watching an old movie, Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. The humor seems infantile and unimaginative to you, you are not interested in the actresses' occasional seminudity... " [More]|
|movies||world||1991||Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 211.||Pg. 211: Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee; Pg. 283: ...the speakers were blaring the theme from Rocky. "|
|movies||world||1992||Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 64.||"So far, he had not done badly for one who considered himself to be an artist, not a man of action, ten thousand miles from being an Indiana Jones. but that had been on the ground... "|
|movies||world||1992||Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 7.||[Frontispiece] "'Well, there's certainly something screwy going on around here.'
-- The Marx Brothers, Room Service "
|movies||world||1992||Tepper, Sheri S. Sideshow. New York: Bantam (1993; c. 1992); pg. 48.||"Dwarfs and midgets were merely little people who could take the roles of Munchkins or Time Bandits or small furry spear-carrying Ewoks in Star Wars epics. "|
|movies||world||1993||DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 190.||"'What worries me is that glop. It looks like the green smoke that comes out of the sky to kill the Egyptians in The Ten Commandments. "|
|movies||world||1994||Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 2.||Pg. 1: 1935 film She; Pg. 2: "Very calmly, in the fashion of Conrad Veidt in Casablanca, or Erich Von Stroheim, the manservant in Sunset Boulevard... "; Pg. 12: Shirley MacLaine|
|movies||world||1994||Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 15.||Pg. 15: Jean Renoir; Steven Spielberg; Pg. 56: Screen Actors Guild; George Murphy; Pg. 94: James Cagney; Bette Davis; Errol Flynn; Olivia de Havilland; Humphrey Bogart; Jack Warner; Angels with Dirty Faces; Pg. 100: Errol Flynn; Olivia de Havilland; Basil Rathbone; Claude Rains; Eugene Pallette; Edward G. Robinson; Claire Trevor; Donald Crisp; Bette Davis; George Brent; Spring Byington; Pg. 128: Madeleine Carroll; Hitchcock's The 39 Steps; Cary Grant; Mae West; Darryl Zanuck; Samuel Goldwyn; Marion Davies; Pg. 129: Warner Brothers; Pg. 212: Errol Flynn; Ann Sheridan; Wayne Morris; Lloyd Bridges; Pg. 213: Michael Curtiz; Bernard Wiseman; Pg. 241: Cagney; Flynn (extensive other Errol Flynn refs.) [Many actors mentioned in these page are also mentioned elsewhere in novel.]|
|movies||world||1995||Bradbury, Ray. "Another Fine Mess " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 40.||Pg. 40: "'Go ahead, be crazy.'
'Zelda, in the old days when they made films around L.A., they used lots of places, right? Like Venice, Ocean Park . . .'
'Chaplin did, Langdom did, Harold Lloyd, sure.'
'Laurel and Hardy?'
'Laurel and Hardy, did they use lots of locations?' "; Pg. 41: Cecil B. DeMille; Silver Screen [The title of the story is a catchphrase from Laurel and Hardy movies. Other movie refs. to these movie icons, not in DB.]
|movies||world||1995||Bradbury, Ray. "One More, Legato " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 197.|| "' 'The Birds'?'
|movies||world||1995||Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 8.||Pg. 8: "Even a giant wraparound screen that filled the field of vision could give your sense of balance a run for its money. Cinerama, IMAX, those kind of things had been designed on exactly that principle. Then there were virtual-reality helmets and gloves... "; Pg. 38: "In fact, if you ever went to one of those supersized IMAX theaters where the screen fills your whole field of vision and you felt a little dizzy or a sense of movement when you watched, you have had a virtual reality experience. "; Pg. 62: "Standard VR tried to fool those senses in the same way that IMAX-size screens or sixty-frame-per-second films gave roller-coaster-type sensations... "|
|movies||world||1996||Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 91.||"' 'I'm a victim of coicumstance,' ' Edward quoted Curly, the plump and shave-pated member of the Three Stooges. He punched the intercom button for Minelli's room. When Minelli answered, Edward imitated Curly again, and Minelli did a perfect 'Whoop hoop ooop.' Reslaw joined in, and Stella laughed, until they sounded like a laboratory full of chimpanzees.' "|
|movies||world||1996||Bradbury, Ray. "Remember Sascha? " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 29.||"It must be explained that Maggie and Douglas Spaulding were best described as crazed romantics. Long before the interior christening of Sascha, they, loving Laurel and Hardy, had called each other Stan and Ollie. "|
|movies||world||1996||Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. DB.].||Pg. 6: "Even movies, which I love more than anything, more than life itself, they even do it with movies these days. You can talk about movies now without a methodology. Once they start offering courses, you know the field is dead... I saw a play the other week (plays are nothing to films, nothing. Theater is dead but sometimes I like to go and watch the corpse decompose)... "; Pg. 8: "Paul Newman in Harper... "; Pg. 10: "Roger Rabbit "; Pg. 22: "Denholm Elliot in Trading Places... Judith Anderson in Rebecca... "; Pg. 51: "West Side Story "; Pg. 63: "Trainspotting "; Pg. 95: "The Ring... Toy Story... The Piano. Schindler's List... "; Pg. 158: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969 "; Pg. 201: "Total Recall "; Pg. 206: "Johnny Mnemonic . . . Keanu Reeves... "; Pg. 226: "Strangelove, The Longest day... Casablanca... Stalag 17, The Great Escape, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold... " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|movies||world||1996||McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 14.||Pg. 14: Hedy Lamarr; Madeleine Carroll; Pg. 198: The Man in the White Suit; Alec Guinness; Pg. 345: "A signed photo of John Wayne guarded the top of the credenza. "|
|movies||world||1997||Anthony, Patricia. "Two-Bag Goddess " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997); pg. 327.||"The pratfall was of the Laurel and Hardy variety, a real train-wreck topple with a lot of noise to it. "|
|movies||world||1997||Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 174.||Pg. 174: "...Busby Berkeley musicals and Marx Brothers comedies. "; Paramount; Pg. 177: A Night at the Opera|
|movies||world||1997||Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 4.||"...he evidently hadn't expected to get an impromptu Siskel and Ebert of science. "|
|movies||world||1998||DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 154.|| "'There's something I want to know about you guys!' Iceman yelled... 'I mean, are you all fans of old-time spy movies or what?'
Bulldozer, who was gaining, yelled back, 'Whaddaya mean?'
'Well, Thunderball was James Bond, and The Wrecking Crew was Matt Helm. Did you plan your names deliberately, or was it just a coincidence?'
...Iceman shouted one last piece of advice. 'Hey, Bulldozer--Get Smart!' "
|movies||world||1998||DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 185.||"Thanks to that and the miracle of cable television, he [Taskmaster] was now a true Renaissance man: he could... fight like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan... "|
|movies||world||1998||Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 36.||Pg. 36: "...of Hitchcock, de Mille, Fellini, and Bergman. "; Pg. 49: Slim Pickens; Dr. Strangelove; Pg. 66: Chaplin; Pg. 74: Apollo 13; Pg. 81: Jurassic Park; Pg. 151: Ace Ventura; Pg. 162: Ed Wood; Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Richard Dreyfuss; Pg. 201: D. W. Griffith; Pg. 204: David Lynch; Pg. 210: Toy Story [Many other movie refs. throughout book, NOT in DB.]|
|movies||world||2000||Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 362.||[Afterword by author.] "When I saw Anna and the King, I became impatient with my own ignorance of real Thai history, and so... "|
|movies||world||2000||Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 245.|| "One of my favorite movies is Inherit the Wind--the original version, with Spencer Tracy, Frederic March, and Gene Kelly in the roles modeled after Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan, and H. L. Mencken. There's also been a couple of made-for-TV remakes; I'll never understand why they remake good movies. Why doesn't somebody go back and remake bad ones, correcting the mistakes? I'd love to see a decent version of Dune or V. I. Warshawski--or The Phantom Menace... But they did remake Inherit the Wind, first with Jason Robards, Kirk Douglas, and good old Darren McGavin, The Night Stalker's Carl Kolchak himself--in fact, come to think of it, Mencken and Kolchak are pretty... similar... except for the vampires.
When I first saw Inherit the Wind, I'd laughed smugly at the way Spencer Tracy demolished Fredric March, reducing the fundamentalist to a gibbering idiot on the witness stand. Take that, I thought. "
|movies||world||2002||Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 147.||Pg. 147: "'Fritz Lang made a movie about an evil criminal mastermind named Mabuse. Supposed to be a symbol for Adolf Hitler.' "; Pg. 303: Marilyn Monroe|
|movies||world||2002||McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 9.||Pg. 9: Rudolph Valentino; Pg. 18: Monty Python's Life of Brian; PG. 34: Industrial Light and Magic; Pg. 39: "'...from an old blaxploitation movie... They take Shaft as role model...' "; Pg. 59: Thelma Louise; Pg. 74: "I get the animations back from the Manga Twins... "; Pg. 79: "They sealed Dostoinsuvo behind and went back to the Elephant Bar. The Siberians were singing songs from the shows: 'Thumbelina' in astonishingly close harmony. "; Pg. 87: "There were still posters for the last picture show, a double bill of The Ten Commandments and Jackie Chan in Streetfight in Old Shanghai. "; Charlton Heston; Pg. 88: Jimmy Stewart (also pg. 110); Pg. 89: Paul Newman; Pg. 104, 106, 109: Gone With the Wind; Pg. 109: Out of Africa; Pg. 110: The Philadelphia Story; James Bond; Sean Connery; Pg. 111: "Scarlet O'Hara on the lawns of Tara "; Pg. 129: Jackie Chan; Jean-Claude Van Damme|
|movies||world||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 1.||Pg. 1: Tony Stark/Iron Man: "Sorry, Larry. Could you repeat the question? Shannon Elizabeth just made me laught and I think some of this Bollinger '69 went up my nose. "; Pg. 2: "Well, first of al, this shuttle thing for Shannon's birthday was booked ages ago and despite what they say in the papers, I don't like disappointing beautiful actresses. " [Actress Shannon Elizabeth is pictured her on a large splash page, and shown throughout page 2, which shows Larry King interviewing Tony Stark, who has taken Elizabeth to the international space station for her birthday.]|
|movies||world||2003||Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 119.||Marilyn Monroe; Clark Gable; Shirley Temple Groucho Marx; Ginger Rogers; Myrna Loy; Carole Lombard|
|movies||world||2005||Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 198.||"Sometimes he was the Beast in Cocteau's film, sometimes Darth Vader, sometimes Byron or Oscar Wilde sniffing a lily. "|
|movies||world||2006||Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 22.||"Although some critics considered her Scarlett O'Hara to be her finest role, to the general public Yva Merlin (nee Evelyn Miles, when she was born in Cardiff, South Wales) was still identified with Josephine. Almost half a century ago, David Griffin's controversial epic had delighted the French and infuriated the British... "|
|movies||world||2009||England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 267.||Pg. 267: "'... And our popular culture, comics, movies, television, books, theater, the sports culture, the art culture, music, the whole enchilada...' "; Pg. 269: "'...And look at the stuff today, the ads, the TV shows, the movies, contemporary books, all glorifying the physical ideal of youth...' "|
|movies||world||2009||Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 182.||"Why couldn't he just go ahead and commit to this woman. He did love her. Why couldn't he just ignore what he'd seen? Millions of people were doing just that, after all--for most of the world, the idea of a fixed future was ridiculous. They'd seen it a hundred times in TV shows and movies: Jimmy Stewart realizes that it's a wonderful life after watching the world unfold without him. Superman, incensed at the death of Lois Lane, flies around the Earth so quickly that it spins backwards, letting him return to a time before her demise, saving her. Caesar, son of the chimpanzee scientists Zira and Cornelius, sets the world on a path of interspecies brotherhood, hoping to avoid Earth's destruction by nuclear holocaust. " [More about It's A Wonderful Life, pg. 182-183.]|
|movies||world||2009||Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 202.||"Years ago, he'd seen an old Mickey Rooney film called The Human Comedy, but it wasn't funny at all... " [More.]|
|movies||world||2010||Sheffield, Charles. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. New York: Bantam (1998; c. 1997); pg. 34.|| "'That's by Danny Elfman. It's film music.'
'It is. Are you saying you are above such things?'
'Not at all. It's first rate. But I can't walk into a film studio and say, let me score a movie. They'd throw me right out.' "
|movies||world||2012||Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 29.||Pg. 29: "a James Bond thriller, a Neil Simon comedy... "; Pg. 30: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?; Casablanca; Pg. 28-33: Extended scene about future film workers editing out scenes from classic movies, to eliminate, for example, scenes of people smoking.|
|movies||world||2015||Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 292.||Marilyn Monroe|
|movies||world||2015||Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 83.|| "'I looked just like Orson Welles.'
'Who's Orson Welles?' Twidge asked. "
|movies||world||2017||Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 433.||"'--this virtual reality Bates motel...' "|
|movies||world||2020||Dick, Philip K. Clans of the Alphane Moon. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall (1979; c. 1964); pg. 81.||Pg. 81: "'You forget the famous old funny thrillers, combinations of terror and humor. Like the Cat and the Canary, that movie with Paulette Goddard and Bob Hope. And the famous Arsenic and Old Lace--not to mention classic British comedies in which someone was murdered . . . there were dozens of them in the past.'
'Like the marvelous Kind Hearts and Coronets,' Thursday Jones said. "
|movies||world||2022||Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 255.||"And carton after strapped carton of old Hollywood movie films, the thick mechanical kind that ran through projectors. They were neatly labeled with hand-printed tape: MONROE #1, MONROE #2, GRABLE, HAYWORTH CICCONE. "|
|movies||world||2025||Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 141.||"She also wanted adventure. It had driven her all through her life, from the first comic book she opened, the first space documentary she had watched as a wide-eyed child, the first old black and white flat-screen swashbucklers and full-color westerns she saw. The thirst to do something outrageous and heroic had never left her. It had pushed her away from the singing career her mother wanted, and the housewife role everyone else thrust at her. She wanted to swoop down on the base of the space pirates, lasers blazing, to slink through the jungle with a band of fierce revolutionaries for a night raid on an enemy stronghold, to search for the Holy Grail or destroy the Death Star. "|
|movies||world||2025||Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 275.|| "'If somebody said right now that Ringmaster had never left Earth orbit, that this whole thing had been staged in a Hollywood backlot, I don't think I'd bat an eye.'
...Cirocco tried to place the face, giving her mind something to do while she studiously avoided making theories. W. C. Fields? No, only the nose qualified for the role. Then she had it. Gaea looked a lot like Charles Laughton in The Private Life of Henry VIII. "
|movies||world||2025||Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 283.|| "'--we don't like war. I don't, and I don't think any sane person does. Surely you've seen the anti-war movies, too.'
...'Of course I have. But they were in the minority, and even then, they were popular They contained more bloodshed than most of the pro-war movies. You say you don't like war, but why are you so fascinated by it?' "
|movies||world||2030||Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 167.||"She was off duty, but her high-collared dress still made her look medical, like a military nurse from some war known only from old movies. "|
|movies||world||2030||Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 193.||"gleaming refrigerators with insane names: Crosley-Shelvador, Ben-Hur, Supremacy. "|
|movies||world||2030||McAuley, Paul J. "How We Lost the Moon, a True Story by Frank W. Allen " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 372.||"...and a hundred schlocky movies (and I do include James Cameron's seven-hour blockbuster)... "|
|movies||world||2030||McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 269.||"The editor, Barry Fugikawa, wears the traditional white shirt with rolled-up sleeves, a green eyeshade, and a smoldering stogey drooping from his pendulous lower lip. He has a crumpled bulldog face borrowed from Walter Matthau in The Front Page. It is one of the viroment's default morphs. All the experienced hands use default morphs rather than uncool commercial or customized ones--Todd is morphed as a young, fresh-faced Robert Redford, circa All the President's Men. "|
|movies||world||2030||McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 275.|| "For a moment, he isn't Walter Matthau any more, but a fat bald Buddha naked but for a loincloth, with a golden skin and pendulous ears...
Buddha says, 'Wait for the story to come to you,' and then he's Walter Matthau again. He taps his bulbous nose. "
|movies||world||2030||McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 327.||"That gets the man's attention. He smiles and says, 'If he's John F. Kennedy, she's Marilyn Monroe.' "|
|movies||world||2030||Miller, Jr., Walter M. "The Darfsteller " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1955); pg. 5.||Pg. 5: "'Judas, Judas' was playing at the Universal on Fifth Street, and the cast was entirely human. Ryan Thornier had been saving up for it for several weeks, and now he could afford the price of a matinee ticket. " [More.]; Pg. 6: "'Works at the Paramount...' "; Pg. 8: "...or one of the many old Thorniers of earlier days. Which one? Which one'll it be? Adolfo? Or Hamlet? Justin, or J. J. Jones, from 'The Electrocutioner'?... Ryan Thornier, star, in the old days. "; Pg. 9: "Ryan Thornier, star of 'Walkaway' "; Pg. 14: Macbeth; Anarch; King of the Moon [Other refs. to movies, not in DB, but all films mentioned by name thought to be mentioned in DB. Some film titles mentioned here may be fictional, made up for this story.]|
|movies||world||2030||Miller, Jr., Walter M. "The Darfsteller " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1955); pg. 37.||"There was an ancient movie--one of the classics--in which a man named Chaplin had been strapped into a seat on a production line where he performed a perfectly mechanical task in a perfectly mechanical fashion, a task that could obviously have been done by a few cams and a linkage or two, and it was one of the funniest comedies of all times--yet tragic. A task that made him a part in an overall machine. "|
|movies||world||2030||Willis, Connie. "Spice Pogrom " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1986); pg. 128.||Pg.128: "'I've got two little girls living on my stairs who're here because they think Spielberg's bound to make a movie about the aliens so they came up here to try to get a part in it, which is ridiculous. I'm not even sure Spielberg's still alive, but if he is, he's got to be at least eighty...' " [more on Spielberg: pg. 159-160, 194, 212, 217, 222]; Pg. 149: Shirley Temple; Pg. 154: DeMille; Pg. 183: Annie Two; Pg. 200: "a remake of The Bad Seed "|
|movies||world||2038||Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 35.||Pg. 35: "'Catch-22.'
'It's from an old drama-movie. A shorthand term for your situation.' "; Pg. 101: Fred Astaire; Pg. 123: "Atha had assisted at the more conventional religious services in Kaoru's character shrine. He had attended Tampopo, Diamonds Are Forever, the NBC serial of Genji Monogatari. He accepted that most of his companions didn't believe in magic. But Atha wasn't one to scoff. "; Pg. 170: "This was the world that had abandoned movie-drama and stayed away in droves from the holo-films. Animation, cartoon emotion, was the favored artistic expression. Dramatic realism was too slow, too ordered: completely unlike nature. "; Pg. 172: "Classic Animation, with its armies of slave labor, was revered here. The intelligentsia missed n chance to rip into digitized realism. Even the auteur of the famous, award-laden Red Chrysanthemums was no hero in Europe. " [more about animation]
|movies||world||2040||Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 267.||"A few of the photos were not family, although each of them had Cardenas in them, together with a former president of the United States, a six-time Oscar-winning actress... "|
|movies||world||2075||Anderson, Glenn L. The Millennium File. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers (1986); pg. 33.||Pg. 33: "The old man smiled congenially. Up close, there was something oddly familiar about him. It took only a second for Roth to put his finger on it. The old man's face looked like a wizened version of an old 2-D movie star: Omar Sharif. "; Pg. 64: "He was smiling. It was the most unpleasant smile she had ever seen. All at once it reminded her of the hungry smile of Bela Lugosi, leering from the dark corridors of an ancient 2-D video she had viewed once. " ['Movies' is a new category in the literature DB, first used 16 July 2000. There are likely un-indexed refs. in previously indexed books, if they were to non-sf/f movies.]|
|movies||world||2075||Herbert, Frank & Brian Herbert. Man of Two Worlds. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1986); pg. 342.||"Definitely human in appearance, rugged features . . . a big on the John Wayne side. " [Also, pg. 344: A character speaks in a John Wayne voice.]|
|movies||world||2109||Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 12.||"YOU HAVE ONLY FRAGMENTARY MEMORIES OF YOUR FORMER LIFE AS JAMES NOREN, NOR DO YOU RECALL MUCH OF YOUR FORMER LIVES AS JASON TESTOR, BRANDON SMITH, ULYSSES GRANT, FRED ENGELS, EURIPIDES FREDERICKSON, ELISHA TESTOR, OR KINDNESS O'HART. A NEW IDENTITY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR YOU AS 'REAGAN FOSTER HINCKLEY,' A JOKE WHICH YOU AND MAYBE A DOZEN HISTORIANS WILL GET. "|
|movies||world||2109||Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 42.||"The face that popped up on the vid was the first surprise: One True, for some strange reason, had decided to look like Dan Rather, or like Harrison Ford--then I realized it was probably an intermediate morph of the two. Kind of what everyone wanted an American president to look like back when there had been American presidents. "|
|movies||world||2179||Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 71.||"'...The cities of Earth are rough places. We've brought up street-proofed, told never to talk to strangers, never to get involved, to hurry, heads down, avoiding eye contact, from one safe haven to the next. We watch centuries-old movies, black and white and grainy and two-dimensional, of people greeting strangers on the street and lending a helping hand, and we wonder how they possibly made it back to their homes or offices alive.' "|