Stealing Fire: In Praise of PROMETHEUS It’s my hope that some of what follows will at the least continue the interesting discussions that Prometheus has ignited. …Now let’s get pretentious. Lovecraft’s mythos posited a world of gods-as-monsters and the inevitable tragedy that befell any ... 07/13/2012 - 4:57 am | View Link
Decoding the Cultural Influences in 'Prometheus,' From Lovecraft to 'Halo' Set in the year 2093, the film depicts the crewmembers of the spaceship Prometheus as they journey to a distant moon to search for the origins of humanity. The team is led by scientist Dr. Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace), a Christian believer who has ... 06/12/2012 - 9:07 am | View Link
Has Prometheus Actually Killed At The Mountains of Madness? Now, I must clarify right away that I am not part of Guillermo del Toro’s production company or anyone who has read his recent drafts of the “At The Mountains of Madness” script. I have read the Lovecraft novella as well as an early draft of the ... 06/7/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
'Prometheus' Cancels Out Lovecraft Adaptation, Says Guillermo Del Toro Hope you really enjoy "Prometheus" because, according to Guillermo Del Toro, it's the reason we won't be getting that adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness anytime in the foreseeable future -- he claims that the new Ridley Scott sci ... 05/7/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Del Toro Says 'Prometheus' May Have Killed 'Mountains of Madness' Not only was he unable to follow through as director of The Hobbit (though his work will surely still be seen in some form of Peter Jackson's take on the adaptation), but Universal killed his passion project of an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's At the ... 05/6/2012 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008) Directed by Frank H. Woodward. With Robin Atkin Downes, Neil Gaiman, Peter Straub, Guillermo del Toro. A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu ... 11/27/2015 - 5:36 pm | View Website
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Clarinetist discusses Paris attacks ahead of Bay Area concerts
David Krakauer, the blazing clarinetist whose klezmer-based music is suffused with the sounds of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet while naturally flavored with funk, classical minimalism and hip-hop, was sitting in his Paris hotel room Nov. 20 — a week after the terrorist attacks — telling his Facebook readers that his show the next night at La Cigale, the famed concert hall in the Pigalle district, was being canceled because of security concerns.
The clarinetist wanted deeply to play for French audiences last month because “I feel there’s a way that we as artists need to react.”
The quote was posted online the day after the Paris attacks by Selmer, the storied instrument maker whose Parisian clarinet shop is a block from restaurants where people were slaughtered.
A jazzer at New York’s High School for the Performing Arts, Krakauer went to Juilliard and performed in the classical realm for a decade.
In certain pieces I’ve instructed the string players not to play all the notes on the page, to choose their own and improvise.
Marijuana in California, opening in April at the Oakland Museum of California, is apparently the first museum exhibition to “explore the complex issues” surrounding the ancient and controversial weed.
The show looks at pot from multiple vantage points in sections like Cannabis Science, Profitable Pot, Politically Loaded and Recreational Reefer.
“The Sacred Ganga section looks at religions that believe the use of marijuana helps them connect with the divine,” says Kelly McKinley, who oversees the museum’s curatorial departments and exhibition development.
Jesse Hamlin is a Bay Area journalist and former San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Unlike prizes from the actors or directors guilds, Monday night’s Gotham Awards aren’t a significant tea leaf for the Oscars, since the former focus on independent film, and there’s almost no overlap with the Oscar voting body anyway. And without major television exposure, the Gothams are unlikely