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The best fictional versions of Mars

Ever since W.S. Lach-Szyrma first introduced the term ‘Martian’ to science fiction in his 1883 novel Aleriel, the Red Planet and its inhabitants have exerted an enduring appeal for writers and filmmakers. It would be impossible to list every single fictional version of Mars but here, in chronological order, are just a few of our […]

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Friday Favourites: Bond Films

  Thunderball (1965) What the early Bond films feature (and which only really came back with Casino Royale) is brutality: the Bond of the 60s is an elegant monster. Thunderball, which Fleming wrote for the screen and then turned into a novel, features man-eating sharks, nuclear bombs and a pretty tremendous villain. Many might find […]

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The balancing act of shadows and noise

Ideally, an exposure should capture detail in the brightest highlights and in the deepest shadows, and give the viewer a full range of tones. But digital sensors do not yet match the dynamic range of film, let alone of black-and-white film, and scenes frequently exceed the range of brightness that sensors can capture. Until recently, […]

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Need a title sequence on a budget? Try the milk effect!

If you need a great title sequence for your film, but have zero budget, then try this, which uses nothing more exotic than milk. You can create the entire effect for pennies and it can be combined with text in your video-editing programme of choice, ready to be used as a title animation. The beauty […]

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Our new Marketing Assistant Harriet went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past over the weekend. A long time fan of the X-Men films (she called her first pet Storm), here’s what she thought. So this weekend I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. The premise of the film is that Wolverine is […]

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Guest blog: Adam Whitehead on films of 2014

Today we have a guest blog post from Adam Whitehead, who blogs over on The Wertzone on all things SF and fantasy. You can follow Adam on Twitter and be sure to check his blog out for more on SF and fantasy films and culture. Films in 2014 In the cinema 2014 looks set to be […]

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Top 20 Films of 2013

It’s officially film season and we here at Gollancz could not be more pleased. Last night’s Golden Globes saw some of the biggest films of the year being recognized, and in honour of that and our building excitement for the Oscars in March, our resident film spokesperson, Charlie, rounds up the best films of 2013 […]

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Gollancz goes to the movies: Gravity review

The Gollancz team went to see Gravity and this is what they thought… Gillian I’ve been looking forward to Gravity since I saw the very first trailer, and it didn’t disappoint. If it’s not come to your attention as yet: Gravity is a gripping what-if story set in space. What if a shuttle was destroyed […]

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Exclusive interview with A J Dalton

Here at Gollancz we are very excited to bring you an exclusive interview with A J Dalton, author of Empire of the Saviours. Enjoy!

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Why the world should be watching

I read a lot of YA. Perhaps too much YA. But, for me, The Hunger Games was a book ‘I’ll get around to eventually’. Until I saw this: That trailer had me hooked from the first scene to the creepy ending music. But, I had a hard time getting into The Hunger Games. Something about […]

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