London would create a lively sensation at the West End. The news of the bet spread through the Reform Club, and afforded an exciting topic of conversation to its members. From the club it soon got into the papers throughout England. The boasted “tour of the world” was talked about, disputed, argued with as much warmth as if the subject were another Alabama claim. Some took sides with Phileas Fogg, but the large majority shook their heads and declared against him; it was absurd, impossible, they declared, that the tour of the world could be made, except theoretically and on paper, in this minimum of time, and with the existing means of travelling. The Times, Standard, Morning Post, and Daily News, and twenty other highly respectable newspapers scouted Mr. Fogg’s project as madness; the Daily Telegraph alone hesitatingly supported him. People in general thought him a lunatic, and blamed his Reform Club friends for having accepted a wager which betrayed the mental aberration of its proposer.
Articles no less passionate than logical appeared on the question, for geography is one of the pet subjects of the English; and the columns devoted to Phileas Fogg’s venture were eagerly devoured by all classes of readers. At first some rash individuals, principally of the gentler sex, espoused his cause, which became still more popular when the Illustrated London News came out with his portrait, copied from a photograph in the Reform Club. A few readers of the Daily Telegraph even dared to say, “Why not, after all? Stranger things have come to pass.”
At last a long article appeared, on the 7th of October, in the bulletin of the Royal Geographical Society, which treated the question from every point of view, and demonstrated the utter folly of the enterprise. Everything, it said, was against the travellers, every obstacle imposed alike by man and by nature.
A miraculous agreement of the times of departure and arrival, which was impossible, was absolutely necessary to his success. He might, perhaps, reckon on the arrival of trains at the designated hours, in Europe, where the distances were relatively moderate; but when he calculated upon crossing India in three days, and the United States in seven, could he rely beyond misgiving upon accomplishing his task? There were accidents to machinery, the liability of trains to run off the line, collisions, bad weather, the blocking up by snow—were not all these against Phileas Fogg? Would he not find himself, when travelling by steamer in winter, at the mercy of the winds and fogs? Is it uncommon for the best ocean steamers to be two or three days behind time? But a single delay would suffice to fatally break the chain of communication; should Phileas Fogg once miss, even by an hour; a steamer, he would have to wait for the next, and that would irrevocably render his attempt vain.
Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers; to bet is in the English temperament. Not only the members of the Reform, but the general public, made heavy wagers for or against Phileas Fogg, who was set down in the betting books as if he were a race-horse. Bonds were issued, and made their appearance on ‘Change; “Phileas Fogg bonds” were offered at par or at a premium, and a great business was done in them. But five days after the article in the bulletin of the Geographical Society appeared, the demand began to subside: “Phileas Fogg” declined.
They were offered by packages, at first of five, then of ten, until at last nobody would take less than twenty, fifty, a hundred! This article made a great deal of noise, and, being copied into all the papers, seriously depressed the advocates of the rash tourist.
Top Reasons Why
- Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers;
- Once miss, even by an hour; a steamer, he would have to wait for the next, and that would irrevocably render his attempt vain.
- They were offered by packages, at first of five, then of ten, until at last nobody would take less than twenty, fifty, a hundred!
The more I pondered over this harpooneer, the more I abominated the thought of sleeping with him. It was fair to presume that being a harpooneer, his linen or woollen, as the case might be, would not be of the tidiest, certainly none of the finest. I began to twitch all over. Besides, it was getting late, and my decent harpooneer ought to be home and going bedwards. Suppose now, he should tumble in upon me at midnight—how could I tell from what vile hole he had been coming?
A sequel to A Quiet Place is in the works
The sequel is set to hit theaters in the summer of 2020.
A Quiet Place, one of the most original films of this year, is getting sequel. This should come as no surprise since the Paramount Pictures product was as box office success as well as critically acclaimed film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), writers Bryan Woods and Scott Beck were developing a story for the sequel. But now it appears that John Krasinski, the star and director of the film, has come with with the story and is currently writing the script.
“I had this small idea for a sequel, but I didn’t think it would go anywhere. And then I thought, ‘This might really work.’ So, I’m currently writing the sequel.”, said Krasinski in the THR report.
He did not go into details about what could the sequel be about but it has to do with other humans that might live in the same area where the movie took place. Also, he never thought of making a sequel to the hit film, since his mindset was just for one film.
“The thing that I loved in the movie. Where my mind kept wandering as we were making it, was the question of who was on the other end of those fires, when the father lights the fire and in the distance, those other fires light up. How did those people survive? How did that old man survive? In the extreme, these characters are going through, there’s no room to think about that”, The Office star mentioned in the interview.
He then continued saying that “They’re there, there’s an old man who’s about to scream, they just have to deal with that. I think it would be interesting to see what’s going on elsewhere at this same time. To be perfectly honest, it was never really on my mind while we were making it. I never really thought of it as an expanded world; I always thought of it as a one-off.”, the director and comedian detailed.
A Quiet Place tells the story of a family facing struggles in a post-apocalyptic world. The family faces monsters which are blind and have an acute sense of hearing. That is why they must remain silent at (or try to) at all times.
A Quiet Place 2 is set to hit theaters May 15, 2020.
Jon Favreau trabajará con la saga de Star Wars
Esta no será la primera vez que el director de Iron Man labore con la saga de Star Wars.
El anuncio vino par parte del portal starwars.com. Favreau fungirá como productor ejecutivo y guionista de la serie aun sin título. Favreau no es primerizo como empleado de Lucasfilm. En el pasado el integrante de la cinta de Iron Man trabajó en Star Wars: The Clone Wars. En adición este aparecerá en la futura cinta Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“No puedo estar más emocionada de que Jon se una a nosotros. Sus labores serán de productor ejecutivo y que escriba para esta nueva plataforma. Él trae una perfecta mezcla de talento para escribir y producir combinado con el universo de Star Wars. Esta serie permitirá a Jon a trabajar con un diverso grupo de escritores y directores. Esto le dará una oportunidad a Lucasfilm a construir una base con un talento robusto”, confirmó Kathleen Kennedy, presidenta de Lucasfilm.
De igual manera, Favreau se encuentra igual de entusiasmando. Esto a que ahora va a volver a trabajar con la franquicia de la Guerra de las Galaxias.
“Si me dijeras a los 11 años que estaría contando historias del universo de Star Wars, no lo te hubiese creído. No puedo esperar a emprender esta nueva aventura”, acotó Favreau sobre su regreso al mundo de Star Wars.
De momento los detalles de la serie no han sido divulgados. Tampoco se indicó cuando la serie estaría debutando.
Secuela de The Incredibles obtiene un nuevo tráiler
El éxito del filme generó una serie de videojuegos basados en el largometraje animado.
En esta ocasión la familia Incredible se divide ya que Mr. Incredible se queda como amo de casa mientras que su esposa, Elastgirl, se va salvar el mundo. Según presenta el corte promocional, en esta ocasión Mr. Incredible tendrá su batalla en su hogar. Esto se debe a que la tarea de ser padre puede ser igual o más ardua que la de un superhéroe.
Personajes de la primera se presentarán en el filme como lo son Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) y Edna ‘E’ Mode. Ambos estarán asistiendo a Mr. Incredible a la hora de éste cuidar a su familia.
La primera entrega de The Incredibles contó la historia de una familia de superhéroes que debe vivir una vida normal luego que el gobierno vetara el uso de superpoderes. Pero con el regreso de un viejo enemigo la familia Incredible regresa a la acción con el fin de proteger al mundo entero.
The Increibles fue un éxito rotundo ya que el filme contó con un presupuesto de $92 millones y pudo recaudar sobre $630 millones a nivel mundial.
El éxito del filme generó un videojuego basado en el largometraje. El primer juego estuvo disponible en las consolas Playstation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, PC y Macintosh. Un segundo juego se pudo concretar, el cual llevo como título The Incredibles: Rise Of The Underminer. Éste llegó a las consolas antes mencionadas, al Nintendo DS y OS X.
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