DannyL

Wild Horses
At least that way I guess we avoid everyone dividing themselves into Harry Potter houses I guess.

"I'm a slithertransphobareen" or whatever.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I used to read Stephen king as a teenager. I feel like I'd find those books quite shit now, though.
 

version

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i'm more into King's work as a director these days, he's a much better filmmaker than writer.
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DLaurent

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The Black Dahlia - Ellroy
Island of the Blue Dolphins - O’Dell
Conquest of the Useless - Herzog
Andrews Brain - Doctorow
Portnoy’s Complaint - Roth
The Long Goodbye - Chandler
Post Office - Bukowski
The Fall - Camus
The Box Man - Abe
Rabbit Run - Updike
 

jenks

thread death
Andrews Brain is the one on there that stands out and makes me want to know why cos I didn’t enjoy it and I really like a lot of his stuff.
 

catalog

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I've never read conquest of the useless, but I loved walking in ice when I read it 15 years or so ago. Not got time for herzog these days but might give it a go.
 

DLaurent

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Andrews Brain is the one on there that stands out and makes me want to know why cos I didn’t enjoy it and I really like a lot of his stuff.

Andrew's Brain is the most recent Doctorow I've read and the most humorous read I've had from him. There's a few quotes from there I remember about the left and right side of the brain that had me chuckling. Which are your favourites?

I've never read conquest of the useless, but I loved walking in ice when I read it 15 years or so ago. Not got time for herzog these days but might give it a go.

If you've followed Herzog interviews over the years I think a lot of it is the same stuff he's been saying for years.
 

entertainment

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Andrew's Brain is the most recent Doctorow I've read and the most humorous read I've had from him. There's a few quotes from there I remember about the left and right side of the brain that had me chuckling. Which are your favourites?



If you've followed Herzog interviews over the years I think a lot of it is the same stuff he's been saying for years.

Have you (or anyone else) read A Guide For The Perplexed by Paul Cronin? I asked my friend who is a documentarist if film school was worth it and he said he had learned more from just reading this.

That and David Mamet's 'On Directing Film' which I read the other day and would warmly recommend to anyone interested in a short path the core of visual storytelling. He's endearingly full of shit and I think we might could spawn an interesting thread from his notion of 'the juxtaposition of uninflected shots' being the golden marrow of filmmaking.

Funnily there's a bit in it where he slags off Herzog.
 
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DLaurent

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Have you (or anyone else) read A Guide For The Perplexed by Paul Cronin? I asked my friend who is a documentarist if film school was worth it and he said he had learned more from just reading this.

That and David Mamet's 'On Directing Film' which I read the other day and would warmly recommend to anyone interested in a short path the core of visual storytelling. He's endearingly full of shit and I think we might could spawn an interesting thread from his notion of 'the juxtaposition of unflected shots' being the golden marrow of filmmaking.

Funnily there's a bit in it where he slags off Herzog.

No I'd not heard of that Cronin book, and I thought I'd read pretty much everything there was when it comes to Herzog. I'll keep an eye out for it.

Not read the other one either.
 

catalog

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is Cronin the guy who edited herzog on herzog? i first got into herzog when they did a retrospective at the edinburgh film festival. i think cronin was doing all the intros. i watched loads of the rare docs. it was a nice thing to do in the rainy afternoons.
 
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