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The Art Gallery / Re: i'll be sharing
« Last post by N on June 18, 2017, 01:45:18 PM »
Regardless, that sounds quite interesting. A 54-page single sentence sounds super tricky to write, grammatically. If I recall correctly DFW's short story Incarnations of Burned Children is only a single sentence? That could be wrong, actually I know it's wrong because I just looked it up and there's full stops, but it was about the only fragment of literary expertise I could muster in the attempt to form a purportedly lucid response. If that fails my backup plan is to increase the bandwidth on the bandpass butterworth filter for my vocabulary mid-sentence, and use overly specific and ill-fitting technical analogies to hopefully confuse you into thinking I have any idea about books.

For some reason I can read non-fiction at twice the speed of fiction but that's generally because there's no subtext in computer science. Good non fiction I imagine could be quite poetic and concise, like Nietzsche or something. Or if Nabokov had written The Origin of Species instead of that lunatic.

I've got an exam in an hour, probably should've written this reply after, if I remember when I get back I'll check out those links in detail.
The Art Gallery / Re: i'll be sharing
« Last post by jenkins on June 18, 2017, 11:16:15 AM »
sweetie i believe that what you're forgetting is you never bought Larry Angeles xx

the main text of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is creative nonfiction, except i categorized it as fiction / black humor. because there's not a fucking moment that describes me doing anything i've done. none of it has happened, actually. i had a lot of fun writing it. i don't know of another book like it, kind of. i had already begun writing it when i started reading The Complete Works of Marvin K. Mooney, a selection i made from bookstacks in my room, searching for a book it'd be a good idea for me to read while writing this, and a certain shared spirit between me and that book was one of those marvelous cosmic coincidences. but my tone and narrative intention are quite dissimilar to that book, which is almost like mad at the reader and mad at oneself. i'm pissed at the world, you know, and Ferdydurke helped me realize i can be a bit pissy, if i want to be, and my tone and narrative intention were also a result of Água Viva allowing my sense of self unlimited space, and The Argonauts was the book which made it clear to me that the world of nonfiction was serious business.

the first fragment shared in the book, mentioned within the novelette, is an imitation of a style i learned from Horacio Castellanos Moya. it's straight up a 54-page one-sentence expression of personal anxiety.

the second fragment is the beginning portion of my planned bizarro fiction book. so this part is classified as bizarro, except i didn't write it long enough to fully express that subgenre's loveliest features, which features i do twice describe within OWTPODG, also emulating the genre within the book's overall mechanics, since there's cosmic harmony between me and this idea: "strives not only to be strange, but fascinating, thought-provoking, and, above all, fun to read."

there's also an adult-kids book, which to me just seemed like an obvious good idea for a type of book.
The Art Gallery / Re: i'll be sharing
« Last post by N on June 18, 2017, 07:46:23 AM »
I haven't actually finished Larry Angeles yet :(

I read like a quarter and then I forgot about it (nothing to do with the book's contents, I do that with nearly every book, even my textbooks for university)
Need to have another go at it. It just ended up in a box with the 50 other books I bought with every intention of reading. Would this book be classified as bizarro?

Congrats and best wishes anyway!
Xix & Xax / Re: State of the XIXAX?
« Last post by squints on June 17, 2017, 11:27:31 PM »
To be on this site every day in that magical year for cinema 2007 was such a pleasure. I'm glad it's still around
The Vault / Re: need the movie tite
« Last post by N on June 17, 2017, 10:54:01 PM »
It would be easy to doubt that its a real movie based on that description haha.
The Vault / Re: need the movie tite
« Last post by jenkins on June 17, 2017, 10:27:24 PM »

imdb 4.6/10

Andrzej Sekula's directorial follow up to Cube²: Hypercube

1/2 movie credits for the writer

[imdb photo]

his other movie credit, Midday Games, he co-wrote and directed

Stanley stalks a beautiful woman. At a coffee house she magically turns into another beautiful woman who mistakes Stanley as her blind date. They proceed to have a strange, hot, funny blind date. Just as things start to get serious she turns back into the first woman, who is now extremely upset.

i'll never see it (?) but enjoyed learning about it, N you really made everyone proud
The Vault / Re: need the movie tite
« Last post by polkablues on June 17, 2017, 07:25:32 PM »
My god, you did it.
The Vault / Re: need the movie tite
« Last post by N on June 17, 2017, 06:47:00 PM »
Sounds a lot like The Pleasure Drivers. It's got Billy Zane in it and it bored the shit out of me.
Has all those things you described though.

"The Pleasure Drivers" lays out three separate interconnected stories involving an adulterous therapist, a young sociopath call girl, a vicious lesbian hit woman, a white trash kidnapper, and a brain-damaged ex-cult guru. It's described as funny, sexy, edgy and dangerous. The Pleasure Drivers energetically explores the shadow side of Los Angeles and how it gleefully relates to the gasoline of libido.
Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Other actors/directors/etc. who mention PTA
« Last post by Tictacbk on June 17, 2017, 05:09:11 PM »

Will Ferrell talking about how Anchorman came to be:

“Paul Thomas Anderson came and guest-wrote for a week on SNL,” Ferrell said. “And he sat down with us and he was like, ‘I read that August Blowout.’ He’s like, ‘What if you guys wrote whatever you wanted to write, and I would shepherd it for you and kind of find out how to make it?’ We were like, ‘We’d do it. We’d do it in a heartbeat.’ So that’s when we wrote Anchorman. So he was one of the guardian angels even though I think the first incarnation of that was maybe a little too weird for Paul.”

“The first version of Anchorman is basically the movie Alive, where the year is 1976, and we are flying to Philadelphia, and all the newsmen from around the country are flying in to have some big convention,” he said. “Ron convinces the pilot that he knows how to fly the charter jet, and he immediately crash-lands it in the mountains. And it’s just the story of them surviving and trying to get off the mountainside. They clipped a cargo plane, and the cargo plane crashed as well, close to them, and it was carrying only boxes of orangutans and Chinese throwing stars. So throughout the movie we’re being stalked by orangutans who are killing, one by one, the team off with throwing stars. And Veronica Corningstone keeps saying things like, ‘Guys, I know if we just head down we’ll hit civilization.’ And we keep telling her, ‘Wrong.’ She doesn’t know what we’re talking about. So that was the first version of the movie. In Paul’s defense, that was a little too kooky.”
The Vault / Re: need the movie tite
« Last post by RegularKarate on June 17, 2017, 03:03:53 PM »
I thought the person who posted the question was the one that answered, but they're not.

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