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Hemingway’s boat reborn: How Pilar was recreated in meticulous detail

The new boat is a faithful recreation of Ernest Hemingway’s original but with modern engines and comforts. Photo: Billy Black

A movie about Ernest Hemingway inspired the team behind his original boat to create a modern classic on the same timeless lines

Motor Boat & Yachting , March 8, 2021

Imagine if you had the chance to recreate a world-famous icon, say the Taj Mahal or the Mona Lisa.

Bill Prince, one of the world’s leading yacht designers, had just that sort of responsibility when he was asked to redesign Ernest Hemingway’s famed game fishing boat, Pilar.

The original Pilar has been languishing on dry land in Cuba for the last 86 years at the Museo Ernest Hemingway, in Hemingway’s former home near Havana.

Source: Hemingway’s boat reborn: How Pilar was recreated in meticulous detail

See what NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover sees in absolutely stunning 4K – CNET

Since landing on Feb. 18, the NASA Perseverance rover has had a chance to look around and scope out the surrounding landscape, which shows off some pretty typical Mars sights of dust, dirt and rocks. NASA/JPL-Caltech
Since landing on Feb. 18, the NASA Perseverance rover has had a chance to look around and scope out the surrounding landscape, which shows off some pretty typical Mars sights of dust, dirt and rocks. NASA/JPL-Caltech
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The robot has barely moved from its landing spot, but it’s sending back a steady stream of visual data that’s freely available for anyone to play with.

The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landed in Jezero Crater on the red planet less than two weeks ago, but the advanced robot has already sent back some of the most memorable motion pictures in history.

Cameras on the rover and the descent module that carried it through the Martian atmosphere documented the last few minutes of the long journey from Earth in a remarkable and spectacular way. With the dramatic landing out of the way, the far more chill but no less intriguing task of exploring the surface begins.

UK filmmaker Sean Doran has taken some of the first images taken by Perseverance from within Jezero Crater and processed them to create This is Mars, a short film that’s one of the most captivating 30-minute panning shots you’ll ever see.

Source: See what NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover sees in absolutely stunning 4K – CNET

How Hollywood Writers Won a War | Vanity Fair

From Capitol Films Collection
From Capitol Films Collection

In April 2019, thousands of Hollywood writers fired their agents en masse. The move convulsed the entertainment industry. It looked like an impossible David and Goliath scenario: The Writers Guild of America had declared war on the immensely powerful talent agencies, several of which had mutated into full-blown media conglomerates over the years, backed by private-equity money.

The WGA argued that these agencies—in producing their own projects and creating package deals that combined writers, actors, and directors—no longer had the best interests of their clients as their first priority. The packages, they believed, were riddled with conflicts of interest and weren’t necessarily the best deal for writers.

“This has the potential to be a really, really big bang,” one veteran TV writer told me in March that year.

Nearly two years later, the bitter struggle concluded with a plot twist: The writers have triumphed. One by one, the agencies signed on to WGA’s terms, agreeing to phase out the widespread practice of packaging. William Morris Endeavor (WME), the last agency holdout, finally came to an agreement earlier this month.

Editor’s Note: Sometimes, it’s true.. the pen is mightier than the sword!

Source: How Hollywood Writers Won a War | Vanity Fair

STARGATE : Re-imagined Opening Titles on Vimeo

Check out “STARGATE Opening Titles” from MISTER on Vimeo…

‘Rebecca’ at Eighty: The Women Behind the Hitchcock Classic ‹ CrimeReads

In 1938, Joan Harrison read a galley of Daphne Du Maurier’s masterpiece. She wouldn’t rest until she had the rights to adapt it.

October 21, 2020 By Christina LaneVIA

Via CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS

Source: ‘Rebecca’ at Eighty: The Women Behind the Hitchcock Classic ‹ CrimeReads