I've been trouble keeping up with my voluntary reading with school in full bloom yet again. I still haven't finished "Sick Puppy" (by Carl Hiaasen) which I'm pretty sure I mentioned earlier in this thread. I neglected it over the summer cause of two big assignments for an AP class and an Honors class. I try to get a page or two in every once in awhile.
I just finished "Quentin Tarantino Interviews"...probably the fastest reading I've ever done. It was all in the hype of Kill Bill.
I'm about to finish "Scorsese on Scorsese", I'm looking to pick up "Stanley Kubrick Interviews" and "Burton on Burton" sometime soon.
I want to buy "Geek Love" and "Truck" by Katherine Dunn (I think that's her name) ASAP...those sound like fucking great books that I would really enjoy and I really don't want to mess around looking for them at a library. I heard Tim Burton is interested in adapting the former someday...that would be cool. I'm also looking for a book on directing actors. Not directing in general but specifically the work down with the actors. Also, I might look for a new screenwriting book. The last one I picked up is the one Mac's reading which I fucking hated with a passion. I almost set the book down when he was bitching about montages. I hate that guy. Before that I had "The Screewriter's Bible" which had some good stuff on it but it was too McKee-esque for me...lots of formulaic approaches, lots of formats. But it wasn't all bad...I got some good stuff out of it. But I haven't had the best luck with film writing books, I wanna get a really great one. That "character driven approach" one sounds kinda cool, I'll have to look into that.