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Octavia Butler's "favorite" movie!

Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:49 am

Here it is, Devil Girl from Mars, the movie Butler says got her started writing, because it was SO bad that anyone could write a better story. Now you can watch this cinematic gem too! :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:35 am

Thanks for posting this. Butler is one of my favorite writers ever. I have an Octavia Bulter bibliography around here. Ill have to add this when I get home today.
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Postby Rakis » Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:26 pm

It was one of those old 1950s movies in which the beautiful Martian woman arrives on earth to announce that all the Martian men have died off and there are a bunch of man-hungry women up there. And the earth-men don't want to go.


Man-hungry women from Mars and earth-men don't want to go ?! :shock:

Fucking unreal movies... :x
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Postby Robspierre » Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:01 am

I just saw this two weeks ago and boy is it awful!!!!!! Ed Wood's movies are far more fun!

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Postby Himachil » Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:49 pm

Awful?! This film is a defining example of one of the most ubiquitous motifs used in British science fiction films of a certain vintage - it's set in a pub.

(IIRC there is actually quite a good essay about British science fiction films set in pubs in one of the books I read for my dissertation :))

I've got a soft spot for this film.. but yeah, it is bloody awful :P Great linkage though thanks.
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Postby Omphalos » Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:15 pm

What was your dissertation on?
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Postby Himachil » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:05 am

Omphalos wrote:What was your dissertation on?

Some bollocks about the scientist-hero motif in SF. It were shit :(
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Postby Omphalos » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:08 pm

Himachil wrote:
Omphalos wrote:What was your dissertation on?

Some bollocks about the scientist-hero motif in SF. It were shit :(


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