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Around the Web December 11, 2014

The British Film Institute in collaboration with the BBC has restored what is being called the very first science-fiction film ever made.  A Message from Mars is a silent film from 1913 that tells the story of a martian who is visiting earth to show a miser the error of his ways.  Composer Matthew Herbert wrote a new soundtrack for the silent film in fewer than ten days.  It will be available to watch tomorrow online on the BBC Arts website.  The BFI has been compiling British science fiction movies and television shows into a collection called “Days of Fear and Wonder,” which has been running since October.

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