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Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Robyn on Yesterday at 05:55:11 PM »
No like really, Bruno K. Öijer has been my favorite author for the last 6 years... I borrowed my old teacher's  copy of Öijer's collected poems, and   carried it in my bag like a bible for three years, before he got really anxious about it and wanted it back, just so he could give me my own copy of it as a graduation present. Now I feel like I will carry Bolanos poems as a bible for at least the next three years.
Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Robyn on Yesterday at 05:41:16 PM »
Wait, what is this thread about? I was trying to found a book thread. I have written about 30 pages in my notebook tonight. Bolano inspires me.
Other Media / Re: misc book thread
« Last post by Robyn on Yesterday at 05:37:52 PM »
I am reading two different books by Roberto Bolano atm. Whores who kill (don't know the english title`?) and The Unknown University. I have cried several times during the last couple of days, he's my new favorite author, like he reminds me so much of other authors I enjoy, I have seen several things straight out lifted from this,  it's crazy that I haven't discovered this until now... i have read The Savage Detectives before btw.
Have we paid any notice to the "Punch-Drunk Love as a Retelling of the Superman origin story" notions?   A twitter thread I became aware of today:


[edit]  A fan theory that's apparently at least 5 years old:   https://www.reddit.com/r/FanTheories/comments/1ws7g6/pt_andersons_punch_drunk_love_is_about_superman/

[edit]  I guess the original expression of this fan theory was about 7 years ago: 
The Small Screen / Re: What shows are you watching?
« Last post by Sleepless on Yesterday at 02:09:22 PM »

I'm not familiar with the novel or previous adaptation(s) so went into this completely fresh and unknowing. It was good. A very modern period piece and plenty of questions left unanswered. Would recommend.
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: any ryan adams fans?
« Last post by Reelist on Yesterday at 12:53:44 PM »
Mandy Moore is on WTF today, where she talks about her marriage to Ryan Adams
Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: Now Playing
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on February 17, 2019, 04:30:33 PM »

This is definitely one of my favorite múm songs. From a massively underrated album (Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know).
The Small Screen / Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
« Last post by wilberfan on February 17, 2019, 03:58:46 PM »
I have to say I enjoy the show enough to have watched both seasons in their entirety, but I find it interesting that Mrs. Maisel's standup material is by far the weakest part of each episode.  There's also an underlying vibe that the show thinks it's funnier than it actually is.   That being said, I agree the characters are more interesting in the second season. 
The Small Screen / Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
« Last post by WorldForgot on February 17, 2019, 03:54:12 PM »
Really good comfort-watch, despite its one-track mind. Agree that the show's characters aren't given proper texture until Season 2. By then, if you're still watching, you're already down the rabbit hole. With each work she develops, Amy Sherman-Palladino evolves her brand of hypnosis. Alex Borstein has sorta been typecast her entire career, and here she's been given a three-dimensional variation of that same archetype.
The Small Screen / Re: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
« Last post by polkablues on February 17, 2019, 03:08:32 PM »
I was surprised by how much I liked this show, given how much I hated what I've seen of Gilmore Girls. But it really is great. Rachel Brosnahan is a star, Tony Shalhoub continues to be the best thing about everything he's ever been in, and the show is just immensely likable overall. And hey, while people have Amazon Prime open to watch this show, maybe give Patriot a try?