833 – The Wicker Man (1973)

timespace coordinates: 1973  remote Hebridean island SummerisleTHE WICKER MAN - Australian Poster 1The Wicker Man is a 1973 British mystery horror film directed by Robin Hardy. It stars Edward WoodwardBritt EklandDiane CilentoIngrid Pitt, and Christopher Lee. The screenplay by Anthony Shaffer, inspired by David Pinner‘s 1967 novel Ritual, centres on the visit of Police Sergeant Neil Howie to the isolated island of Summerisle, in search of a missing girl. Howie, a devout Christian, is appalled to find that the inhabitants of the island have abandoned Christianity and now practise a form of Celtic paganism.

In 2011, a spiritual sequel entitled The Wicker Tree was released to mixed reviews. This film was also directed by Hardy, and featured Lee in a cameo appearance. (wiki)

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831 – Hurricane (2018)

timespace coordinates: 1940 – 1946 EnglandMV5BMjVlY2ZhZDItYjZiOC00NDBiLTk0M2YtYWM1ZDA4ZDUzYTZiXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNzMzMjU5NDY@._V1_SY1000_SX697_AL_“This powerful and gripping WWII RAF story is directed by David Blair and includes an impressive ensemble cast including Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Krystof Hadek and Marcin Dorocinski. HURRICANE tells the relatively unknown story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of Jan Zumbach (Rheon), fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles, driven across Europe by the German war machine, finally made their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive. In the lethal melee above England in that summer of 1940, they fought with a tenacity and skill that earned them the admiration of the whole British nation. The dogfights against superior planes cost some of the men their lives. The constant strain of gladiatorial combat took away the sanity of others. But, as Zumbach discovers as the war stutters to a close, becoming the best in the RAF is a hollow victory for the Poles. This astonishing story is brought to life on screen in HURRICANE, using one of the last operating Hurricanes in existence during filming and is a true must-watch for all fans of war films and action thrillers.” (rottentomatoes)

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830

“The Magellan and Pioneer space probes near Venus have reported through radar imagery (or radio-based imaging) that “snow” on the surface of Venus contains large quantities of lead sulphide. It is not hard to imagine a situation that certain geological tracts of this metallic snow act as a coherer in the presence of radio waves from outer space, clumping together to mark forever the arrival of a message from distant stars, like an interstellar telegraph in Morse Code. Two years before Karl Jansky’s discovery of the cosmic radiophony, Hart Crane wrote in the poem Cape Hatteras:

“And from above, thin squeaks of radio static,

The captured fume of space foams in our ears —

What whisperings of far watches on the main

Relapsing into silence, while time clears

Our lenses, lifts a focus, resurrects

A periscope –””

The kohl-makers of Venus

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