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Kage Baker —
born on June 10, 1952,
died on January 31, 2010
Kage Baker was an American science fiction and fantasy writer... (wikipedia)
In 1913, the noted German actor and director Paul Wegener was making a film in Prague when he heard the legend of Rabbi Loew, who created a golem to protect the inhabitants of the Prague ghetto from persecution.
For those of you who thought F. W. Murnau's 'Nosferatu' was his greatest film, I have news for you: his 'Faust' blows it out of the water.
So vast is the shadow cast by the MGM production of 'The Wizard of Oz,' so indelible are its characterizations, so perfect its music, and so assured is its cinematic immortality, that most people think of it as 'The Original.' In fact, it isn't.
I'm still learning my craft, and I've been writing since I was nine.
In 1921, Harry Houdini started his own film company called - wait for it - the Houdini Picture Corporation.