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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #75 on: November 06, 2012, 06:04:36 pm »
Dude, with the amount of time you put into your drawings, this would be the ideal way to knock out some of the audio books.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #76 on: November 06, 2012, 06:46:35 pm »
I actually haven't drawn in what feels like ages (I have drawn since the fairy-on-the-nose doodle on Deviantart, though).  I actually wind up drawing a lot of what I read, especially when it comes to sci-fi and fantasy.  The thing is I kinda go into a trance with my drawing and it's so easy for me to phase out on what I'm listening to anyways since I'm hearing-impaired.  I like my audiobooks when I'm driving or doing chores about the house or anything like that.  I USED to listen to them as I drew, maybe I should give that another crack.

I usually listen to TV shows or old movies when I draw.  I consume TV and movies.  I CHERISH books and reading.  It's a different interaction for me (and nothing beats reading out on the porch in summer).

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #77 on: December 17, 2012, 12:49:41 pm »
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #78 on: March 30, 2013, 09:43:18 am »
William Gibson wrote a draft for the 3rd Alien movie in the series. It was not picked.
It is no where close to the Fincher version.

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« Reply #79 on: March 30, 2013, 10:56:51 am »
I will definitely check this out.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #80 on: April 26, 2013, 09:22:27 pm »
I never finished the William Gibson script... but I liked the ideas and some of the interesting locales.

Well, right now I'm reading "Ringworld," I said to myself I would try to read or listen to the SF classics but at the rate I'm going it'll be a long time before I get through them all.

I switched to SF since the last thing I read was non-fiction, Sean Howe's "Marvel Comics: The Untold Story" which as interesting though really sobering at the end, where the last two decades are big corporate mergers and buyouts and backruptcy issues, the CONTENT of the books is never really a big thing in the book, but it really reached the "doesn't matter" point when it gets to the present, which I always felt but you hate to read it in print.  But it was interesting, I could have read a LOT more from multiple sections, there are interesting little paths to follow down (especially in the 70s where artists were dropping acid and wandering around Death Wish-era New York in the middle of the night.  That's GOTTA be worth a read).  But there's just so little space to go into any detail, so the book is basically informational, a detailed time line.

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« Reply #81 on: April 26, 2013, 09:27:27 pm »
So, is it worth checking out Marvel Comics: The Untold Story from the Library? I'm a sucker for 'behind the scenes' stuff, be it DVD extras or in print.
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« Reply #82 on: April 26, 2013, 10:21:30 pm »
It's a LONG book.  I don't know if a book can get any bigger, I finished it in a couple days but you'll have to really power through to get through the whole thing in a rental window.  But yeah, definitely worth a read.  I can totally imagine this being the basis for a Mad Men-type series.

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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #83 on: July 02, 2013, 12:34:28 am »
You know, it's not a big deal to anyone else, but when I was a real little kid (like, 11 or 12) I had the novelization of Back To The Future Parts II and III and left it at someone's house.  In Rome.  And I never forgot that.  Well, last week I was at the used book store and I found them, like 75 cents each so of course I picked 'em up.  I don't know if I'm actually gonna read 'em but I feel this stupid little sense of completion now that I have them again.

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« Reply #84 on: July 02, 2013, 05:48:41 am »
Similar story with Bugsy Malone. Took me about 16 years to hunt it down. The last place you saw your items was in Rome, for me it was on Catalina Island. Congrats on finding your books. I absolutely know what it feels like to finally get a sense of completion in trying to retrieve something from your youth.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #85 on: July 02, 2013, 07:19:07 am »
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So, is it worth checking out Marvel Comics: The Untold Story from the Library? I'm a sucker for 'behind the scenes' stuff, be it DVD extras or in print.

Ah dayum, if I'd known. I just read the other day all this behind the scenes stuff of John Carpenter's The Thing. Primarily it dealt with Carpenter having all this time between productions and the luxury to massage the movie to what it was. Great details about rewriting some material, editing, getting input from the cast. The one I was surprised most about was Kurt Russell's character MacCready was not originally written to take the lead. Once Carpenter watched his draft product he changed some things including the brand new direction of MacCready.

I thought it was pretty cool. I'll see if I can find it. You guys might be interested in it.

Note: Well, this wasn't hard to find


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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #86 on: July 08, 2013, 12:51:28 pm »
Comedy Writing Step by Step: How to Write and Sell Your Sense of Humor (1990)
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #87 on: July 08, 2013, 01:10:22 pm »
1990?

Hasn't the playing field completely changed from 23 years ago? I'm asking... has comedy evolved or stayed the same?

Without trying to make a sweeping comment, I would think most comedy has evolved in many ways. The type of humor, how presented, how written, how performed.

Of course some are classic, but to me that means, it was good then and is good today. But people don't write much like that any more.

I could be wrong.
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« Reply #88 on: July 08, 2013, 01:13:32 pm »
1990?

Hasn't the playing field completely changed from 23 years ago? I'm asking... has comedy evolved or stayed the same?

Most definitely it has changed. It's a book that I picked up years ago. Haven't read since then. But since I'm going to put it up on eBay, I figured that I read through it again one last time. I'll comment on any changes I notice in the book compared to today's standard when I do my review.
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Re: What Are You Reading?
« Reply #89 on: July 31, 2013, 10:50:45 pm »
I'm halfway through "Adventures In The Screen Trade" By William Goldman (which I'm willing to bet has a thread on here) but it's so good I want to make it last, so I'm also into "The Twilight Zone: 19 Original Stories On The 50th Anniversary" (which are good so far) and "The Mammoth Book Of  Extreme Science Fiction" edited by Mike Ashley... both books of short stories that I can peck at when I feel the need.

And reading those two books, I keep thinking a couple of the stories so far (and I'm still early in both books) COULD be good Twilight Zone episodes.  And I realized also that the Netflix release-at-once model is perfect for a show like this (I mean, it's ALWAYS marathonning on SyFy on big holidays).  I might have mentioned before that I thought "Gattaca," "In Time," and "The Host" would be great stylistic models for what a new show should look like, cool and conservative like a sharp suit... if they did it this way the producers would be spoiled for choice, so many great stories to adapt, so many actors to get parts, fantastic voice actors for the narration and alien voices... it's such low-hanging fruit you gotta think someone who can actually do something with the property will think of it sooner or later.

 

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