Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Davison’

PODCAST:

S3E7M – Lathe of Heaven (movie)*

SHOW NOTES:

This was a vintage NDIOS episode, complete with accusations, stone denials and diatribes most likely ending in demonic night sweats with at least one host. We all agreed the old movie was great but none of us really cared to extrapolate on it. It was a late night recording that tested our stamina and sober concentration on the task at hand but we all pulled through.

Bravo boys.

-Rick

WRITTEN FILM REVIEWS:

PBS: “The Lathe of Heaven (1980)” by David Loxton and Fred Barzyk (Bruce Davison)

Ryan: 3 1/2 Stars “…I would recommend people [sic] search it out and watch it…”

Wilk: 3 1/2 Stars “…It’s better than the sum of its part…”

Rick: 4 Stars “…Great production…”

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A&E: “Lathe of Heaven (2002)” by Philip Haas (James Caan)

Ryan: 2 Stars “…Not worth it..”

Wilk: 2 Stars “…It wasn’t personally offensive, I guess…”

Rick: 2 Stars “…I wonder why they took the trouble to do it …”

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FUN FACTOIDS:

On the show we mentioned that when the original film version by PBS was remastered and re-released for DVD it was accompanied by an interview of the author by Bill Moyers titled “A Conversation with Bill Moyers and Ursula K. Le Guin.” During the interview the author discussed the acclaimed PBS version of the film. The interview can be found on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1bZe7bdXMw&feature=youtu.be.

If you want to know more about some of the directors talked about on this episode you can check out these articles:

 

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.

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PODCAST:

S3E7P – Preview Episode (Lathe of Heaven)*

SUBJECT MATTER:

Book: “The Lathe of Heaven (1971)” by Ursula K. Le Guin

“A classic science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the greatest writers of the genre, set in a future world where one man’s dreams control the fate of humanity.

In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George’s dreams for his own purposes.

The Lathe of Heaven is an eerily prescient novel from award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin that masterfully addresses the dangers of power and humanity’s self-destructiveness, questioning the nature of reality itself. It is a classic of the science fiction genre.” (from Amazon.com)

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PBS: “The Lathe of Heaven (1980)” by David Loxton and Fred Barzyk (Bruce Davison)

“For George Orr, sleep is not a respite. For Dr. William Haber, dreams are tools. For sci-fi fans, the wait is over. Praised as “rare and powerful” by The New York Times, Ursula K. Le Guin’s THE LATHE OF HEAVEN is one of the most celebrated science fiction novels ever written. This innovative adaptation–never before released on video–brings the towering vision of Le Guin’s masterpiece to life.” (from Amazon.com)

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A&E: “Lathe of Heaven (2002)” by Philip Haas (James Caan)

“James Caan, Lukas Haas, Lisa Bonet. A man whose dreams become reality undertakes extensive measures to stay awake, until a doctor realizes he can manipulate this power for his own good. 2002/color/104 min/NR/widescreen.” (from Amazon.com)

* DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the views and opinions of the hosts and guests of NDIOS are completely their own and do not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of the other hosts and guests or that of NDIOS.