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Pavilion Digest: March 2009

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The following posts contain Art Deco Dining Pavilion messages for the month of March 2009.

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Postby Moderator » Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:47 am

Name: Steve Barber
Source: unca20090314.htm

DIANE - Admissions, I have many to make but will give you two in this forum of public humiliation: I once read and thoroughly enjoyed PRINCESS DAISY by Judith Krantz.

The second is that I once used the word "like" (as in Valley Girl "like") while answering a question from Harlan. There were witnesses. An abrupt silence filled the room. A *gasp*.

I lived to tell about it, but the restraining order prevents further details from being made public.
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I received the properly counted out 11% of the latest RH. (Or, to be more technically accurate, I got 2.8% plus an advertising flyer.)





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To Susan

Postby Midnight » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:08 am

Name: Mary
Source: unca20090314.htm
I have a renewal form to send to you, but it says something about issue 46. Okay if I cross out 46 and issue 47 is sent instead?


Thank you!

Chris Noble

Postby Chris Noble » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:23 am

Name: Chris Noble
Source: unca20090314.htm
Susan- RH arrived safely in the hinterlands of Iowa. Was especially pleased with the hardcover binding and the free alarm clock. The pop-up version of "The Whimper of Whipped Dogs" was quite impressive.
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The phrase, "It's an acquired taste," means, "It's shit but I like it." So as long as we're in confessional mode...
On my DVD shelf sits "V: The Original Mini-Series". There is no drug known to humanity that could make anyone mistake "V" for anything close to "good". I could watch the damn thing a million times. I love the stupid thing... and it is stupid, make no mistake- completely, unbelievably stupid. But there you go.
There is a certain type of criticism that seeks to make the person who enjoys the criticized work feel small. There is a large group of people who react with sneering contempt at the mention of Stephen King. Not just "he's not my cup of tea," or, "I never really got into him," but outright loathing of the author and the reader of same. I never quite got that. This brand of criticism unsurprisingly finds a comfortable home on the internet.
I have enjoyed many things our host does not, "Star Wars" and "The Dark Knight" among them, but I've never felt personally insulted by those criticisms. Besides, I seem to recall our host copping to an admiration of some of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" movies and the "Bill and Ted" films, so I've never felt that his criticisms came from the land of snobbery.
Besides, as my dad used to say, "I've been around for a while. I can take a little shit."

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Postby Josh Olson » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:34 am

Name: Josh Olson
Source: unca20090314.htm
Jan,

I am, indeed, programming the New Beverly the second week of March. The schedule, as it stands now:

March 8/9: Straw Dogs, A History Of Violence (For the record - the whole thing started when, a couple years ago, I mentioned that I'd driven by the theater and saw this double feature, and was knocked out by the honor. They insisted we open with this - believe me, I'm not the guy who programs his own flicks at this sort of thing)


March 11: Ed Wood, Problem Child, with special guests Larry Karaszewski & Scott Alexander (Writers of both)

March 12: A Boy and His Dog, The Day The Earth Caught Fire, with special guest Cordwainer Bird

March 13/14: The Ninth Configuration, Exorcist 3 No guest, unless Blatty's ghost makes it.

As for The Day The Earth Caught Fire, as silly as the premise may be, it is a top notch piece of cinema, with one of the sharpest scripts and tremendous performances (including Leo McKern).

And I would say to anyone who has not seen Exorcist 3, do not give in to the understandable jerking of your knee, and come check out a movie that is somewhat flawed, but undeniably one of the scariest goddam movies ever made.


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Postby Adam-Troy » Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:48 am

Name: Adam-Troy Castro
Source: unca20090314.htm
EXORCIST 3 is also far funnier than you would expect it to be; detective George C. Scott's bantering relationship with a local priest (they insult each other constantly) is memorable in the extreme.

Saw FOURTEEN HOURS this AM. Little-remembered 1951 film of suicidal man on high ledge being talked down by traffic cop. Richard Basehart as the jumper gives a performance very little of his remaining career would lead you to expect. Grace Kelly, Jeffrey Hunter, Agnes Moorhead, Ossie Davis, and Barbara bel Geddes are also in it.

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Exorcist 3

Postby john zeock » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:04 am

Name: john zeock
Source: unca20090314.htm
Josh-it is one of the better horror films,excepting the exorcism at the conclusion. There is a cut there that literally made me jump. But-Bill Blatty is not only still with us but has a new novel coming out.

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Postby Jim Argendeli » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:41 am

Name: Jim Argendeli
Source: unca20090314.htm
Hi John,

On your post on Mr. Blatty for his "new" novel. If you are referring to ELSEWHERE-that is a haunted house novel (which is actually quite good) that is going to be published by Cemetery Dance Publications in a signed limited edition. It is, however, a reprint of his contribution to the anthology 999 published in 1999 edited by Al Sarrantonio.

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Postby Josh Olson » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:16 am

Name: Josh Olson
Source: unca20090314.htm
John,

Re: Blatty

D-oh!



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Day the Earth Caught Fire

Postby Dennis C » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:23 am

Name: Dennis C
Source: unca20090314.htm
Let me second Josh's recommendation for DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE. I was at a screening at the American Cinematheque a few years back and filmmaker Val Guest (who passed away recently) was there.
The whole audience was in awe -- good writing, good acting, good camerawork... and a storyline about the earth heating up that seemed quite prescient in the 'W' presidency days.
We all spontaneously jumped to our feet and gave Guest a standing ovation at the end of the film. He was just about in tears from our enthusiasm.

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You guys didn't get all 36 pages of RH? Then you missed the great photo on page 29 of Harlan belting out his best with Etta James. Too bad.

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Postby shagin » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:13 am

Name: shagin
Source: unca20090314.htm
You guys got all this cool Rabbit Hole stuff and all I got was the bottom half of the two page Newt Gingrich nude spread. It could have been the top half. *shiver*

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I received another personalized rejection for a piece this morning. Quoted a specific line from the story, commented about the strength of the writing, asked to see something else. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...

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EXORCIST 3: Funny and deliciously terrifying by turns.

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TALLY: Congratulations on your convention invite. I caution you to hold these convention survival rules close to your heart:

CONVENTION MATH PER DAY:
3 hours sleep
2 meals
1 shower

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Somebody kick the Zach. It's glitching again.



shagin

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Postby Doug Odell » Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:14 am

Name: Doug Odell
Source: unca20090314.htm
"On another note, the great voice of Paul Harvey has been silenced. Man, I loved to hear him talk. "

I grew up listening to Paul Harvey. A great comentator & narrator. He was a favorite in the house of my youth, in particular my mother loved to listen to him, and because of him, and my father, history & learning about the story behind the story, is a passion of mine. He will be missed.

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Postby FrankChurch » Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:22 am

Name: Frank Church
Source: unca20090314.htm
Once again, Limbaugh opens his fat trap and says that he wants Obama to fail. He said this at the CPAC conference, where Max Blumenthal is getting some great video. Limbaugh compares Obama to a football team he wants to see lose. He, Rush, our country is the same as a sports team. He is fatter than ever, by the way. We can only hope for a coronary.

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Amazing video by Blumenthal about John Hagee and his conference on Christians and Jews:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjMRgT5o-Ig

Full of anti-Jewish bigots. The shock is the speech by Joseph Leiberman, where he compares Hagee to Moses.

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Blatty is alive.

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RESPONSE TO CHRIS NOBLE

Postby Harlan Ellison » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:19 pm

Name: HARLAN ELLISON
Source: unca20090314.htm
You're 50% correct. Yes, I cop to slavering affection for those two ultra-goofy "Bill and Ted" movies; but I have NEVER--because I don't--evinced even a dollop of tolerance for the (in my view) loathesome "Nightmare on Elm Street" (or "Friday the 13th" or "Saw" or any other of that nauseating ilk of bloodbath pornography). You must have me confused with Josh Olson.

Respectfully, Harlan Ellison

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RESPONSE TO CHRIS NOBLE

Postby Harlan Ellison » Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:20 pm

Name: HARLAN ELLISON
Source: unca20090314.htm
You're 50% correct. Yes, I cop to slavering affection for those two ultra-goofy "Bill and Ted" movies; but I have NEVER--because I don't--evinced even a dollop of tolerance for the (in my view) loathesome "Nightmare on Elm Street" (or "Friday the 13th" or "Saw" or any other of that nauseating ilk of bloodbath pornography). You must have me confused with Josh Olson.

Respectfully, Harlan Ellison


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