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by DVG
Wed May 24, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring many points with Harlan by invoking Mr. E. Martin
Replies: 97
Views: 15112

Never underestimate the power of Nephelidian criticism to dispell hostilities.
by DVG
Tue May 23, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring many points with Harlan by invoking Mr. E. Martin
Replies: 97
Views: 15112

A quality mini-series version of Moby Dick would be fantastic. Re: The House of Mirth--my biggest problem with it was the director's decision (a conscious one) not to show the lavish lifestyle that seduces Lily. The film version has a bleak--may I say very British--look wholly at odds with the Beaux...
by DVG
Tue May 23, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring many points with Harlan by invoking Mr. E. Martin
Replies: 97
Views: 15112

Chloral Hydrate was the first modern "sleeping dose" but other than that I don't know much about it. Rudiger, did you really like the film version of the "House of Mirth?" I thought it was a series of missteps, myself (I love the book passionately--I used to lead tours at the Mil...
by DVG
Mon May 22, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring many points with Harlan by invoking Mr. E. Martin
Replies: 97
Views: 15112

I believe it was Elizabeth Sliddell, no? Jane Morris being one of the models who posed for many of the painters.

You want a cheap laugh, try looking up Rossetti's portrait of Swinburne. No, I don't bloody think so, mate.
by DVG
Mon May 22, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring many points with Harlan by invoking Mr. E. Martin
Replies: 97
Views: 15112

Try Swinburne. As I recall, the term refers to the idea that the best critique of something is a self-satire of it.
by DVG
Sun May 21, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Scoring many points with Harlan by invoking Mr. E. Martin
Replies: 97
Views: 15112

Nephelidian theory must be on the way out.
by DVG
Thu May 18, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: How to Over-Analyze a Film
Replies: 24
Views: 3232

While I appreciate your thesis, I doubt its details. Remember that there were numerous sitcom-like plays popular during the height of the Roman Empire that were wildly popular and quite vulgar, often amusingly so. Few have survived as texts and fewer have survived as even curiosities on the live sta...
by DVG
Thu May 18, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ranking Harlan as a short story writer
Replies: 31
Views: 5535

Jorge Luis Borges Edgar Allen Poe Franz Kafka—The Hunger Artist Italo Calvino—Invisible Cities Shirley Jackson—The Demon Lover Truman Capote--Miriam H.P. Lovecraft—The Shadow Over Innsmouth Harlan Ellison—The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World Angela Carter—The Company of Wolves Thomas Lig...
by DVG
Mon May 15, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: According to Brian and Frank...
Replies: 32
Views: 5714

Well, if I may say so, Mr. Ellison has already produced an impressive collection of novellas, short fiction and essays, many of which are certainly keepers. While he may continue to produce Ellisonia of high caliber, wouldn't you agree that, really, if he doesn't, he still has a crack at posterity? ...
by DVG
Mon May 15, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: According to Brian and Frank...
Replies: 32
Views: 5714

I'm still trying to adjust to the fact that Eric's wife bought him a Mustang.

When I would have thought the classic GTO would have been more his bag.

Still, what else is there to do in the country.
by DVG
Thu May 04, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 131767

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm Double post time-- Yes. Yes there is. Zemmicks obviously sympathizes with Fox's character, who is the epitome of the discretion-is-the-better-part-of-valor temperment in the face of the bully's brute stupidity and obnoxiousness. Fox outwits and/or outruns his oppo...
by DVG
Thu May 04, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 131767

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm I fail to see BTTF as an anti-feminist screed. Fox's dad was portrayed a wuss back in the macho 50s. Obviously the intervening decades had no impact on the family, who appear not to have changed their hairstyles since at least 1962. Fox's rather sweet persona is n...
by DVG
Tue May 02, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2006
Replies: 617
Views: 131767

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm Not only is phone harassment a crime, group harassment is, I believe, criminal conspiracy. That said, what on earth do you expect us threaten the target with? "Move out or I'll rent a car, drive X miles to your place and hit you over the head with a bottle of dece...
by DVG
Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Story Time for Grownups
Replies: 197
Views: 34094

I was surprised, when I first encountered Allen's books, to find out how funny they were. "Without Feathers" is a particular favorite of mine, right up there with the film I consider his best work, "Love and Death."
by DVG
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2006
Replies: 514
Views: 121688

Name: DVG Source: unca20060606.htm Regarding the necessity of film versions of books-- Film was a way in to an author--Bret Easton Ellis--that I previously despised as a mere pornographer. If not for the film versions of "American Psycho" and "The Rules of Attraction," I might never have given Elli...

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