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by Brad Stevens
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15984

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20100401.htm "She should have destroyed the Nabokov thing, as instructed. If she absolutely couldn't bring herself to do that, it should have been tucked into whatever unpublished papers he left, available only to legitimate scholars." There are clearly strong argumen...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15984

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20100219.htm "She should have destroyed the Nabokov thing, as instructed. If she absolutely couldn't bring herself to do that, it should have been tucked into whatever unpublished papers he left, available only to legitimate scholars." There are clearly strong argumen...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15984

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20100401.htm
"But, can anyone come up with an example of a uncompleted work ADDING to an authors reputation?"

Roberto Bolano's '2666' is the most obvious recent example that comes to mind.
by Brad Stevens
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 15984

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20100219.htm
"But, can anyone come up with an example of a uncompleted work ADDING to an authors reputation?"

Roberto Bolano's '2666' is the most obvious recent example that comes to mind.
by Brad Stevens
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2009
Replies: 1224
Views: 38207

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20091009.htm
Bob - Robert Wise cut THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, but certainly didn't burn the footage (which would have been the property of RKO).

FEAR AND DESIRE can be watched on YouTube at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZhzpBl5g4
by Brad Stevens
Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2009
Replies: 1224
Views: 38207

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20091007.htm
Bob - Robert Wise cut THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, but certainly didn't burn the footage (which would have been the property of RKO).

FEAR AND DESIRE can be watched on YouTube at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZhzpBl5g4
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2009
Replies: 668
Views: 24428

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20090603.htm
JG Ballard's last short story, "The Dying Fall", has just been published in the UK newspaper THE GUARDIAN, and can be read online here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/ap ... jg-ballard
by Brad Stevens
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2009
Replies: 668
Views: 24428

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20090603.htm
"I have found that the "little mousy beds" (a fur lined piss pot to the person that names the source of THAT little gem!"

Curiously, the IMDB don't list this as one of the film's 'memorable quotes':

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073008/
by Brad Stevens
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2009
Replies: 668
Views: 24428

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20090603.htm
ATC - I guess you could add Orson Welles' TOUCH OF EVIL to that list of films in which the villain is right and the hero is wrong, since it turns out that the person Inspector Quinlan (Welles) has been attempting to frame for murder actually is guilty.
by Brad Stevens
Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2009
Replies: 780
Views: 24993

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20090603.htm ATC. Though I also found MR BROOKS to be a half good/half bad film, my reasons for feeling this way are quite different from yours. The main problem is that Earl Brooks (Kevin Costner) starts out as psychologically plausible character, but gradually mutat...
by Brad Stevens
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2009
Replies: 780
Views: 24993

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20090314.htm Frank - My favorite John Milius quote appeared in the British newspaper THE GUARDIAN after Miramax fired him from TEXAS RANGERS: "They don't have any sense of responsibility. They'd make a film about anything if they thought it would make some money for t...
by Brad Stevens
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 8494

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20090314.htm
Adam-Troy Castro: "Compare this with a movie I saw once and cannot recall to mind, about a compulsive gambler"

I believe the film you are describing is FEVER PITCH, by Richard Brooks.
by Brad Stevens
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 8144

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20090104.htm "I am talking about Little Black Sambo, overt stuff." Haven't read LITTLE BLACK SAMBO myself, but Robin Wood offers the following defence of it (in an article on race in Hollywood cinema that appeared in CINEACTION): "A few decades ago I used to read LITT...
by Brad Stevens
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 7920

Name: Brad Stevens Source: unca20090104.htm "He apparently has a facebook site that has been variously described to me (though I have not glommed it) as "bloody" and "particularly nasty."" I think you mean a 'My Space' page, which can be found at: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=use...
by Brad Stevens
Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 7920

Name: Brad Stevens
Source: unca20090104.htm
"Billy's last film...is titled FEDORA"

Actually, Billy Wilder's last film was BUDDY BUDDY. I'm a Wilder fan, but even I find that one difficult to defend.

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