Author Topic: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)  (Read 14197 times)

sdedalus

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16571
  • I have a prestigious blog, sir!
    • The End of Cinema
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2012, 01:15:21 AM »
This book has been in my Amazon wishlist forever, but I haven't bought it yet.  You will have to let me know if it is worth getting.

It's pretty good so far, but I don't know how big a fan you are of review collections.  The review of Days of Heaven itself was worth the purchase price for me.
The End of Cinema

Seattle Screen Scene

"He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"

sdedalus

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16571
  • I have a prestigious blog, sir!
    • The End of Cinema
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2012, 01:16:08 AM »
Should I sit down to read Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, or start the year off by starting to catch up with Skakespeare? And if Shakespeare, which one? (All are fair game)

Team of Rivals is great.  Shakespeare is Shakespeare.  You can't make a wrong choice here.
The End of Cinema

Seattle Screen Scene

"He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"

verbALs

  • Godfather
  • ******
  • Posts: 9452
  • Snort Life-DOR
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2012, 04:59:45 AM »
Should I sit down to read Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, or start the year off by starting to catch up with Skakespeare? And if Shakespeare, which one? (All are fair game)

Team of Rivals is great.  Shakespeare is Shakespeare.  You can't make a wrong choice here.

Ralph Feinnes' version of Coriolannus is just coming out so pairing reading the text and watching the film might be an interesting experience. However it's supposed to be brutal in lots of ways.
I used to encourage everyone I knew to make art; I don't do that so much anymore. - Banksy

Corndog

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16292
  • Oo-da-lolly, Oo-da-lolly, golly what a day!
    • Corndog Chats
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2012, 05:48:46 AM »
That. Solved. Nothing.

K thx bye!
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

oneaprilday

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 13742
  • "What we see and what we seem are but a dream."
    • A Journal of Film
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2012, 10:40:57 AM »
Should I sit down to read Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, or start the year off by starting to catch up with Skakespeare? And if Shakespeare, which one? (All are fair game)
For Shakespeare, you might start with one you've seen a decent version of on film (something like Olivier or Branagh's Hamlet, Branagh's Much Ado, or Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet maybe you've seen? Plenty of others out there, too.).  It can be tricky to get into the language at first, but if you know the basic story and characters and have a sense of how the language sounds, it'll be much easier - and more fun! - right off. 

sdedalus

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16571
  • I have a prestigious blog, sir!
    • The End of Cinema
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 11:05:26 AM »
The girls today in society
Go for classical poetry,
So to win their hearts one must quote with ease
Aeschylus and Euripides.
But the poet of them all
Who will start 'em simply ravin'
Is the poet people call
The bard of Stratford-on-Avon.

Brush up your Shakespeare,
Start quoting him now.
Brush up your Shakespeare
And the women you will wow.
Just declaim a few lines from "Othella"
And they think you're a heckuva fella.
If your blonde won't respond when you flatter 'er
Tell her what Tony told Cleopaterer,
And if still, to be shocked, she pretends well,
Just remind her that "All's Well That Ends Well."
Brush up your Shakespeare
And they'll all kowtow.

Brush up your Shakespeare,
Start quoting him now.
Brush up your Shakespeare
And the women you will wow.
If your goil is a Washington Heights dream
Treat the kid to "A Midsummer Night Dream."
If she fights when her clothes you are mussing,
What are clothes? "Much Ado About Nussing."
If she says your behavior is heinous
Kick her right in the "Coriolanus."
Brush up your Shakespeare
And they'll all kowtow.
The End of Cinema

Seattle Screen Scene

"He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"

oneaprilday

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 13742
  • "What we see and what we seem are but a dream."
    • A Journal of Film
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2012, 11:12:54 AM »
 ;D

1SO

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 29950
  • Marathon Man
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2012, 02:20:34 AM »
The Screenplay to The Muppets.

This isn't an early draft so most of the film is in there, but there's a lot more as well. Some wise decisions about what to cut out, (Kermit has a tiny bladder) though there are a few good bits that also got deleted. At least now I know what happened to Rizzo and Pepe. (Short answer: their stories weren't funny.)

KERMIT: Wait. The dial here says slow, slower and perfect pasta? Why the perfect pasta setting?
DR. BUNSEN HONEYDEW: You never know when you might need perfect pasta!


TEX RICHMAN: Lookie what we got here. We got a frog, a pig, a dog. Looks like a good old fashioned Korean BBQ to me.


MARY: This was supposed to be our anniversary vacation and I feel like Iíve just disappeared for the last thirty minutes of the movie.
(Gary looks a bit guilty.)
GARY: I understand. But, I mean...itís not like I wrote it.

Junior

  • Bert Macklin, FBI
  • Global Moderator
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 27809
  • What's the rumpus?
    • Benefits of a Classical Education
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2012, 09:32:56 AM »
That last one shouldn't have been cut. It's funny cuz it's true!
Check out my blog of many topics

ďIím not a quitter, Kimmy! I watched Interstellar all the way to the end!Ē

Corndog

  • FAB
  • Objectively Awesome
  • *****
  • Posts: 16292
  • Oo-da-lolly, Oo-da-lolly, golly what a day!
    • Corndog Chats
Re: Currently Reading (2012 Edition)
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2012, 09:41:02 AM »
I decided on Shakespeare for now. Taking oad's advice and starting with Romeo & Juliet.
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."