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by Eric Martin
Mon May 05, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: May 2003
Replies: 617
Views: 53313

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
>another film that used environment organically<

Oh um yeah. One Hour Photo sucked, and no amount of bullshit is going to hide that fact.

Christ, I thought we sprayed for film bores last week...
by Eric Martin
Tue Apr 29, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

It's cozy, but where's the edge in our voice?

Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20030523.htm As in, this forum is getting kind of...I dunno. A little static? I suppose I can live (barely) with Frank and Harlan's Mutual Admiration Society, but with the exception of Delirium Tremens, people stick to the one post a day rule, which pretty well kills a...
by Eric Martin
Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
>Thanks for clearing up the robots/aliens question I had for AI.<

I didn't catch that either...looks like Spielberg missed a cue there.
by Eric Martin
Fri Apr 25, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
>Jesus, my neighborhood is FULL of crazy people.<

Maybe you should re-evaluation your opposition to the historic district appellation, Brian. Such a designation tends to drive property values up, and usually the crazies don't hold down the kind of jobs that can afford historic district rents.

God, not Kubrick again. Haven't we covered this musty ground enough? We've all film-schooled the 50s vibe of Paths of Glory, gee-gawed over the cute insanities of Dr. Strangelove, sang our stoner hosannas to 2001, suffered the presence of Ryan O'Neal through Barry Lyndon, ignored the come-lately irrelevance of Full Metal Jacket, argued over the quality of Nicholson-heavy The Shining, and jerked off to Kidman's fabulous bod in Eyes Wide Shut.

Indiana, let it go. Sager words were never spoken, and from a Spielberg flick, no less.
by Eric Martin
Thu Apr 24, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
Rumor has it, and as rumors go it's fairly grounded, that Billy Bob has one of the biggest wangs in Hollywood.

Well, that's MY post for the day.
by Eric Martin
Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20030523.htm P.A., no, it's not appropriate for high school seniors. I can think of about a dozen other Ellison works that would work for a high school English class. They may not have films made of them, but they would be more rewarding as literature, and more suitabl...
by Eric Martin
Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:13 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

Graveyards

Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20030523.htm I think we have to keep them around, and I think it does everyon a bit of good to go into one every now and then, either to remember a loved one or just to muse. I don't buy into this "everyone should get cremated and be given a 1-foot slab" in some wall s...
by Eric Martin
Thu Apr 17, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: April 2003
Replies: 333
Views: 38246

Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20030523.htm Rick, keep it shut down. Faceless posting brings out the worst in everybody. I'm sure no exception: I can't believe some of the shit I've posted on there in the past, and re-reading some of it fills me with shame. My wife is married to this guy? Lately I'v...
by Eric Martin
Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:23 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2003
Replies: 82
Views: 19656

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
>What, exactly, should the world be celebrating of this man's working output 100 - 150 years after he's stone cold in the ground? <

Very few writers are celebrated after such a time span. Consider how many writers from the 1850s that you personally are reading or celebrating right now...I'd guess you could count them on one hand, if that. As for canon, it's almost all mainstream fiction and poetry, not the genres. Jules Verne, and then...?

If late 20th century science fiction/fantasy (which Ellison is categorized in, and I've yet to see his publishers market him as general fiction) survives as a readable genre that far into the future, I'd imagine that one or two Ellison stories would be in the anthologies. Nothing stand-alone, however...that far into the future, you might still see Bradbury, and maybe Asimov and Clarke, as writers considered singly.

In a way, the short story is working to Ellison's benefit, for while he stands a good chance to make the anthologies of 2150, I don't, by way of comparison, see any of Heinlein's novels holding interest for a public that far into the future.
by Eric Martin
Tue Jan 28, 2003 5:21 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2003
Replies: 146
Views: 22966

Tea with a character

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
Bill Sikes. The pub crawl would be illuminating.
by Eric Martin
Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:13 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2002
Replies: 95
Views: 20557

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20030523.htm
>The editor of the Voice lit'ry section was a young women who had no idea who I was, and rejected it via one of her interns, with a form rejection note such as I haven't gotten since I was eighteen years old. <

Ouch. And people wonder why American magazines are all going down, literary-wise. Anyone remember when Playboy was a great read? Back in the 70s, when I, um, "read" the magazine, I remember there being an awful lot of good fiction and essays as well. Even remember an Ellison piece, about meeting all your ex-girlfriends. (There was also a quasi sci-fi type story called "Another Cock-Tale," about a four-dimensional birth control device that turned on its user in a nasty way. I've been unable to ever find that again, even the writer's name...anyone know?)

Esquire was another one that was once good..now they try to be Maxim, without a lot of success. Maybe submitting to Maxim is the way to go these days...

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