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March 06 2007

Serenity is Spectacular in Chicago. The Music Box Theatre is including the film as part of the best Sci-Fi movies of all time in a 14 hour marathon.

Other films include Metropolis, The Day the Earth Stood Still, the original 1967 THX 1138 short, and Mad Max. Actress Patricia Neal will be the special guest.

Very cool! Thanks for the heads-up! If I start looking now, I may be able to find a parking space near the Music Box by then....
Be glad it's only the THX 1138 short. If it had been the full movie there would have been snoring.
Glad to see Serenity there. The more I think on it, the better it gets. The mark of a really great film.

But: very surprised Blade Runner isn't here.
Hm, no Alien or 2001: A Space Odyssey? ET? Close Encounters? I guess they had to limit it somehow.

I disagree about the full THX 1138 being boring, though; I liked it a whole lot. I've never seen the student film, though. I imagine that would be pretty interesting.
Excuse me? No Blade Runner, Alien or 2001:A Space Odyssey?? Glad I read the comments before the article, because they just lost all credibility with me.
Yep, i'd put any one of those ahead of 'Mad Max' (and if I had to show a Max movie it'd be 2 anyway, it's just more consistent IMO).

Still, not a bad line-up. I'm sure Joss would be pleased in the extreme to see 'Serenity' alongside undisputed classics like 'Metropolis' and 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'.

(though the last time I went to a sci-fi marathon there was much wailing and aching of bums - it was for the Alien trilogy as it was then so only about 6-7 hours and that was bad enough. 14 ? You could include me out even if it wasn't 4000 miles away ;)
Maybe these were chosen because of their lack of playing time on TV. I think pretty much all the movies mentioned have been shown on TV fairly recently.

Just a thought.

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