2014 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

The annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference is coming up next weekend (April 5 & 6), and I have to tell you, I am getting very excited for it. Last year was the first time Sue Maynard and I had been to the event, and were intent on covering as much of it as we could, and…

Twelve Monkeys (1995) – Terry Gilliam

  Terry Gilliam returns to the 101 Sci-Fi Movies with this fantastic temporal thriller that nods to both La Jetee and Slaughterhouse Five. It also, for my money, has Brad Pitt’s finest performance. Bruce Willis is James Cole, a ‘volunteer’ recruited by the scientists who run the world of 2035. Humanity has been forced from…

La Jetee (1962)

The basis for Terry Gilliam’s time travel tale Twelve Monkeys, La Jetee is an intriguing French short film that defies genre, though with undeniable elements of science fiction, which of course explains its presence on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies. Eschewing the idea of a motion picture, director Chris Marker, has crafted a photo story using still photography (with the exception…