adapted from Andy Weir’s best-selling book “Alone on Mars” is the first published novel by author Andy Weir. After a contract with publishers that brought him no profit, the writer decided to put his book online in 2011. In view of its success, it has attracted the attention of other publishers, such as the Crown Publishing Group. In March 2013, the rights to adapt his work to the cinema were purchased by the 20th Century Fox franchise. Inspiration To create Mark Watney’s character, Andy Weir was inspired by his own personality. The author explains:”Even if he’s smarter and braver than me, and he doesn’t have my faults! It’s basically who I’d like to be.” The choice Ridley Scott For Alone on Mars, screenwriter Drew Goddard was immediately hired to write and direct the film. In March 2014, Ridley Scott entered into negotiations with the production company for the position of director when he was already scheduled to work on the suites of Blade Runner and Prometheus. However, he did not abandon these projects. The advanced release date Only on Mars was initially planned for November 25 in the United States and December 2 in France. But, surprise,

Expanding streaming, its ecological footprint too

Watching your favorite series at home on your computer or in the transport on your laptop is less polluting than a DVD made on the other side of the world and delivered by courier as Netflix did at the beginning? Not so simple, experts say in the face of the streaming explosion. The situation Video streaming now accounts for 60.6% of global Internet traffic, according to the latest report (September 2019) from the Canadian company Sandvine, a network equipment specialist. Of this total, Google (with YouTube) represents 12%, Netflix 11.44%. But if digital broadcasting seems dematerialized, it is not immaterial: terminals, storage and distribution networks, all consume energy. Or, according to calculations by the Shift Project, a French research group that published a report in July on “the unsustainable use of online video”, the annual equivalent for the sole streaming of CO2 emissions from a country like Spain, or 1% of global emissions. Video on demand – with its giants Netflix or Amazon and soon Apple or Disney – dominates, accounting for 34% of the total (Shift Project). In equivalent tons of CO2: 102 million, roughly the annual emissions of Chile, the country that hosts the major