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Brain Movies

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
Like Odysseus to the sirens' song, Harlan Ellison-that hero of many a myth-was pulled time and again to television, that femme fatale of storytelling mediums that offered up a chance for the writer to get a hunger for Sally Field that led to a lust-inspired romp with The Flying Nun, strip Anne Francis down to a bearskin in an unproduced Honey West and to bump off a fashion mogul in noir style for his Burke's Law swansong. Add a long-lost Twilight Zone short-based on Ellison's story "Gnomebody"-and the treatment for Two from Nowhere-another Ellison creation that failed to find a spot on the airwaves-and this beauty is worth being broken on the rocks. BID FAREWELL TO AMOS BURKE: Ellison's tenure at Burke's Law came to a fashionable close with a murder set in Los Angeles's garment district and a silent guest spot by Hollywood legend Buster Keaton. READ WHAT ABC'S CENSOR NEVER WANTED YOU TO SEE: The shadow of Adrian Samish eclipsed a number of Ellison scenarios destined for ABC's airwaves. "Honey Goes Ape!" is another casualty, one that would have seen Anne Francis's eponymous Honey West donning a bearskin to protect a wealthy heiress from assassination by one or another member of her Charles Addams-inspired family. SEE HOW FAR ELLISON WILL GO FOR A DATE: As has been well documented, Ellison wrote an episode of The Flying Nun expressly to get to Sally Field. While he never realized his carnal designs, his auctorial intent can at last be appreciated with the publication of both his treatment and teleplay for "You Can't Get There from Here," a story that hit the airwaves with the dreaded Cordwainer Bird credited as its author. JOIN ELLISON IN EXILE AS HE ATTEMPTS TO UPLIFT MANKIND: Two from Nowhere, an unproduced network television treatment from the late 1970s, follows Kert-an extradimensional prince endowed with extraordinary abilities-to our Earth, where-in a dramatic series with a conscience-he would have helped guide humanity toward a better way while eluding forces

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brain Movies: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison (Volume 6)
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-9895257-6-7 / 978-0-9895257-6-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgeworks Abbey
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brain Movies: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison (Volume 1)
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-9836223-1-0 / 978-0-9836223-1-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgeworks Abbey
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December 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brain Movies: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison (Volume 2)
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-9836223-2-9 / 978-0-9836223-2-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgeworks Abbey
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brain Movies: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison, Volume Three (Standard Edition) (Volume 3)
Author(s): Harlan Ellison
ISBN: 0-9895257-0-8 / 978-0-9895257-0-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgeworks Abbey
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November 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Brain Movies: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison, Volume Four (Standard Edition) (Volume 4)
Author(s): Harlan Ellison, Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-9895257-1-6 / 978-0-9895257-1-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Edgeworks Abbey
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