Rediscovering The Wonderful PBS Film Version Of “The Lathe Of Heaven”
Just re-read Ursula K. LeGuin’s book, “The Lathe of Heaven”, so I’m in the mood to share. There are dozens of book reviews, masters and doctoral thesis about this book, so I’ll spare you that.
In 1979, WNET the New York PBS station was experimenting with film and film makers. They produced a wonderful movie version of Lathe. It starred Bruce Davison, now probably best known for his role of Sen. Kelley in the X-Men movie franchise, but is a perennial guest or reoccurring player in many TV shows.
I’m linking you up to all things The Movie Lathe. The 1980 version, forget the horrible 2002 A&E movie.
Fist of all, the movie is online! If you don’t want to watch this version buy or rent the re-mastered DVD with interviews and extra’s.
Re-mastered DVD @ Amazon. Link.
On-line movie. Link.
In 2000 PBS re-released Lathe. The most requested PBS’s movie vault, btw. Bill Moyers interviewed Ursula K. LeGuin about the movie, her participation in it, the book, taoism, and why there are few bad guys in her books.
Interview is here. Link.
The 2000, Thirteen WNET website for the film. Link.
The Wikipedia entry for the film is here. Link.
The IMDb page. Link.
Bruce Davison’s Official Website. Link.
An article from Space.com on the film. Link.