James Gunn
James Gunn
James Edwin Gunn is an American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He has been named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
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HYB Goes International With Super - Horror Yearkbook
Google News - over 5 years
James Gunn's rich script and skilful direction, and the dead-on performances by just about every actor in the entire film, certainly are the key ingredients that turn Super into a wild 'n freaky indy masterpiece you won't soon forget
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Cult film-makers are turning their talents to video games, writes JOE GRIFFIN - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
It shouldn't be surprising, so, that James Gunn is one of the creative forces behind the game. An alumnus of the schlock studio Troma Entertainment (for which he wrote the comedy Tromeo & Juliet ), Gunn went on to write the superior remake of Dawn of
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Review | Super - Good Comic Books
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We all had bets on it being Thor, it turned out we were all wrong; James Gunn's Super had blind-sided us. Rainn Wilson stars as Frank, a diner cook who's wife falls in with and leaves him for Kevin Bacon's evil drug lord, in response to this and with a
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Horror Movies Rattle Their Makers
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ONE of the great things about childhood is how easy it is to access the distinct delight of being scared out of your mind. Adults just have more trouble getting goosebumps. That’s because experience is the enemy of true terror. You may shriek the first time you see “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” but the second or third time you
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James Gunn Wants You to Play with His 'Lollipop Chainsaw' - FEARnet.com
Google News - over 5 years
15, 2011 4:15 PM PDT Wild man director James Gunn (Slither, Super, PG Porn) has just risen to a new height. Or sunk to a new low -- in the case of Gunn, the two are usually one and the same. Partnering with WB Games, Kadokawa Games and Grasshopper ... - -
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Interview: James Gunn Takes the Superheroes Out of 'Super' - Film School Rejects
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Writer/director James Gunn didn't make a satire or a spoof; instead Super is its own extremist beast. The Taxi Driver-inspired religious tale is a gritty, dirty, and dark comedy that just so happens to have the leads sporting superhero costumes
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SUPER (James Gunn) Review - Twitch
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First there were films like Defendor, Zebraman, Kick-Ass and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, now director James Gunn takes a swing at the newly established genre. Beware though, Gunn's lo-fi approach packs a bit more punch than I had anticipated,
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This Week On DVD/BD: James Gunn and Rainn Wilson Get Super - The Morton Report
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James Gunn's Super (DVD/BD from IFC) casts Rainn Wilson as a lowly short-order cook who adopts the identity of the Crimson Bolt after his wife (Liv Tyler) falls into the clutches of drug lord Kevin Bacon. Ellen Page has one of her best roles to date as ... -
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DVD; Desert Tales, Centuries Apart
NYTimes - over 5 years
The Egyptian It must have seemed to Michael Curtiz that he was returning to Square 1 when he was assigned to direct ''The Egyptian,'' the 1954 historical spectacular that 20th Century Fox intended as a showcase for the studio's new and improved CinemaScope process. This Hungarian director, born Mano Kertesz Kaminer, was beckoned to Hollywood by
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Super Directed by James Gunn - Exclaim!
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Whether you're delighted, horrified, shocked, disgusted, titillated, invigorated or, more appropriately, an uncomfortable combination of all these feelings, writer/director James Gunn's follow-up to horror comedy gem Slither will illicit a strong
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James Gunn - Super - FEARnet.com
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Genre bad boy James Gunn discusses his latest bit of cinematic subversion, the dark superhero saga Super, with FEARnet's Angie Greenup. Available on DVD from IFC Films on August 9, 2011. When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife
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MOVIE REVIEW: Super *** - News Shopper
Google News - over 5 years
Anyone familiar with writer and director James Gunn's excellent online series PG Rated Porn will appreciate the humour here, which is darkly subversive. There are welcome digs at common superhero tropes (lampooning even the likes of Kickass,
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Early Oscar Contenders: Best Movies of 2011 So Far - Opposing Views
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The Beaver (d: Jodie Foster); Water for Elephants (d: Francis Lawrence); The Help (d: Tate Taylor); Hobo With A Shotgun (d: Jason Eisener): Red Riding Hood (d: Catherine Hardwicke); Source Code (d: Duncan Jones); Super (d: James Gunn); Super 8 (d: JJ
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Super: It's not much fun, and at times, it's downright repulsive - Daily Mail
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James Gunn's indie comedy is like a low-budget, more realistic version of Kick-Ass. Fast-food cook Frank (Rainn Wilson) loses his glamorous, but emotionally vulnerable wife (Liv Tyler), a recovering drug-addict and alcoholic,
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James Gunn's Super out July 8 - The Strangest Screen Super-heroes - The Fan Carpet
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This summer sees the release of Captain America, Thor, Green Lantern and another X-Men movie, with Batman, Spiderman, Superman and The Avengers all to follow next year. Starting to feel a bit sick of super-heroes? Well conveniently July sees the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Gunn
    THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 36
    SFWA honored him as a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Gunn began his career as a science fiction author in 1948. He has had almost 100 stories published in magazines and anthologies and has authored 26 books and edited 10. Many of his stories and books have been reprinted around the world. In 1996, Gunn wrote a novelization of the unproduced Star Trek episode "The Joy Machine" by Theodore Sturgeon. His stories also have been adapted into radioplays and teleplays: Anthologies include The Road to Science Fiction (now a total of 6 volumes, from 1977 to 1998). James E. Gunn (2004) The Listeners, BenBella Books, ISBN 1-932100-12-1 (Carl Sagan stated about The Listeners: "One of the very best fictional portrayals of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence ever written.")
    He has been named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
    More Details Hide Details James Gunn is a professor emeritus of English, and the Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, both at the University of Kansas.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 0
    He served as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America from 1971–1972 and was President of the Science Fiction Research Association from 1980–1982.
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  • OTHER
  • 1947
    Age -24
    Gunn served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which he attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1947 and a Masters of Arts in English in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details Gunn went on to become a faculty member of the University of Kansas, where he served as the university's director of public relations and as a professor of English, specializing in science fiction and fiction writing. He is now a professor emeritus and director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which awards the annual John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award at the Campbell Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, every July.
  • 1923
    Age -48
    Born in 1923.
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