702 – Ben-Hur (2016)

timespace coordinates: 25 – 33 ancient Rome / Jerusalem / Ionian Seaben_hur_ver14_xlgBen-Hur is a 2016 American epic historical period drama film directed by Timur Bekmambetov and written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. It is the fifth film adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace following the 1907 silent short film, the 1925 silent film, the Academy Award-winning 1959 film and the 2003 animated film of the same name. It has been termed a “re-adaptation”, “reimagining”, and “new interpretation” of the novel.  (wiki)

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627 – The Running Man (1987)

spacetime coordinates: 2017 – 2019 Los Angeles

The Running Man is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold SchwarzeneggerMaría Conchita AlonsoYaphet Kotto, and Richard Dawson. It is very loosely based on the 1982 novel of the same name written by Stephen King and published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. The film’s story, set in a dystopian United States between 2017 and 2019, is about a television show called The Running Man, where convicted criminal “runners” must escape death at the hands of professional killers.

Original director Andrew Davis was fired one week into filming and replaced by Glaser. Schwarzenegger has stated this was a “terrible decision”, as Glaser “shot the movie like it was a television show, losing all the deeper themes”.  (wiki)

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616 – Django Unchained (2012)

spacetime coordinates: 1858 – 1859 Texas – Tennessee – Mississippi (Candyland plantation)

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Jamie FoxxChristoph WaltzLeonardo DiCaprioKerry Washington, and Samuel L. Jackson, with Walton GogginsDennis ChristopherJames Remar, and Don Johnson in supporting roles. Set in the Old West and Antebellum South, it is a highly stylized tribute to Spaghetti Westerns, in particular the 1966 Italian film Django by Sergio Corbucci, whose star Franco Nero has a cameo appearance.

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