What Should I Do with My Life?.
Carl wrote the screenplay to St.Elmo's Fire, with lots of help from the producer Joel Schumacher, according to Po Bronson.
You can read the whole chapter at this link if you want -
After a Brief Period of Experimentation
Joel Schumacher is the director who made the film 23.
in the You Tube below
and founding Steelworks Productions
(no pun intended...until now)
My Tale of Two Cities
Carl also writes a blog called
Six Degrees of Pittsburgh
|St. Elmos Fire over Evolution Basin.|
Lisa Dearing Photo Blog
" St. Elmo's fire (also St. Elmo's light) is a weather phenomenon in which luminous plasma is created by a coronal discharge from a sharp or pointed object in a strong electric field in the atmosphere (such as those generated by thunderstorms or
created by a volcanic eruption).
St. Elmo's fire is named after St. Erasmus of Formiae
(also called St. Elmo, the Italian name for St. Erasmus),
the patron saint of sailors.
The phenomenon sometimes appeared on ships at sea during thunderstorms and was regarded by sailors with religious awe for its glowing ball of light, accounting for the name.
Because it is a sign of electricity in the air and interferes with compass readings,some sailors may have regarded it as an omen of bad luck and stormy weather.
Other references indicate that sailors may have actually considered St. Elmo's fire as a good omen
(as in, a sign of the presence of their guardian saint).
Physically, St. Elmo's fire is a bright blue or violet glow, appearing like fire in some circumstances, from tall, sharply pointed structures such as lightning rods, masts, spires and chimneys,
and on aircraft wings.
St. Elmo's fire can also appear on leaves, grass, and even at the tips of cattle horns.
Often accompanying the glow is a distinct hissing or buzzing sound.
It is sometimes confused with ball lightning."
St. Elmo's fire
The electric field around the object in question causes ionization of the air molecules, producing a faint glow easily visible in low-light conditions.
Roughly 1000 volts per centimeter induces St. Elmo's fire;
the number depends greatly on the geometry of the object.
Sharp points lower the required voltage because electric fields are more concentrated in areas of high curvature, so discharges are more intense at the ends of pointed objects.
Conditions that can generate St.Elmo's fire are present during thunderstorms, when high voltage differentials are present between clouds and the ground underneath.
Air molecules glow owing to the effects of such voltage, producing St. Elmo's fire.
Nikola Tesla created St. Elmo's Fire in 1899 while testing out a
Tesla Coil at his laboratory in Colorado Springs.
St. Elmo's fire was seen around the coil and was said to have lit up the wings of butterflies with blue halos as they flew around
St Elmo's fire were also seen during the
1955 Great Plains tornado outbreak in Kansas and Oklahoma (US).
Rio de Janeiro-Galeão (GIG) to
Paris-Roissy (CDG) in 2009 is understood to have experienced
St. Elmo's fire 23 minutes prior to crashing into the Atlantic Ocean.
The tropical storm system that gave rise to the phenomenon
was a key factor in the Airbus A330-200's eventual crash
In Lars von Trier's 2011 film Melancholia, the phenomenon is clearly observed in the opening sequence and later in the film as the
rogue planet Melancholia approaches Earth for an impact event."
Maybe it is St.Elmo's Fire as well?
|7 friends in the movie St.Elmo's Fire?|