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Re: "Earthsea"

From:Elyse M. Grasso <emgrasso@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 14, 2004, 3:14
On Monday 13 December 2004 01:23 pm, John Cowan wrote:
> Roger Mills scripsit: > > > Ooooh. "Legend of Earthsea", based on Le Guin's books, airing tonight and > > tomorrow on the Sci-Fi Channel, 9 PM EST. However, Tom Shales in today's > > Wash. Post gives it a rather ho-hum review. > > *Very* loosely based on the first two books (of the current six: _A Wizard
> Earthsea_, _The Tombs of Atuan_, _The Farthest Shore_, _Tehanu_, _Tales from > Earthsea_, _The Other Wind_). > > The full airing schedule (Eastern time, at least) is: > > Part 1: Mon 9p-11p, 11p-1a, Tue 1a-3a, 7p-9p > Part 2: Tue 9p-11p, 11p-1a, Wed 1a-3a, Thu 7p-9p > > > Will anyone, ever, film Left Hand of Darkness???? Please!!!! > > Let's hope. In the meantime, there's the PBS version of _The Lathe of
> available at, and by no
> to be confused with the recent abortion on A&E. Sure, the FX are cheesy. > > -- > John Cowan > Female celebrity stalker, on a hot morning in Cairo: > "Imagine, Colonel Lawrence, ninety-two already!" > El Auruns's reply: "Many happy returns of the day!" >
I just (re-)watched the PBS Lathe of Heaven yesterday. It's a little fuzzy (the original film was lost, so they had to restore it from later generation materials) but it holds up quite well. There is an interview/conversation with Bill Moyers and Ursula K. LeGuin included on the DVD. The special effects held up fairly well, actually. They took advantage of the fact that almost everything important happens in dreams. (I also watched "Donnie Darko" (which I had not previously seen) yesterday. That made a very strange double feature. -- Elyse Grasso The World of Cherani Station Cherani Tradespeech