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Directors Writers Draft

Discussion in 'Movies' started by ChuckDeLa, Mar 11, 2003.

  1. Brian Lawrence

    Brian Lawrence Well-Known Member

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    My first choice without any doubt is Joyce Carol Oates, with Because it is Bitter and Because it is My Heart , Them, & Wonderland being my favorites.
     
  2. george kaplan

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    John is the first to steal one of my picks with Verne. [​IMG]
     
  3. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    albert camus

    the first author whose work profoundly changed the way I look at the world

    favorites: the stranger
    the plague
    the myth of sisyphus
    (essay)
     
  4. SteveGon

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    Damn you, Angelo! Camus was my first pick! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Arrggghhhhh!!!!!!


    Okay, I feel better. :p)

    I'll take Haruki Murakami.

    "I am not so sure," I say. "Nor can you be. A little by little, I will recall things. People and places from our former world, different qualities of light, different songs. And as I remember, I may find the key to my own creation, and to its undoing."

    - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
     
  5. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Some very interesting first round choices!

    Next up:
    Justin Doring
    Vickie_M
    Walter Kittel
     
  6. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Well-Known Member

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    SteveGon:

    Sorry, man. :wink:

    Always good to meet a fellow existentialist, though.
     
  7. Justin Doring

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    Well since Shakespeare was taken, I'll go with:

    James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    Dubliners
    Ulysses
    Finnegans Wake
     
  8. ChuckDeLa

    ChuckDeLa Well-Known Member

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    Vickie is away for a while, but she told me she picks Douglas Adams (damn her!)

    And she wanted me to use these quotes:

    "In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."

    "There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."

    "The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair."

    "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."


    Walter's up.
     
  9. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite authors, for his works within Science and Science Fiction -

    Isaac Asimov

    I particularly admired the clarity of his writing.

    - Walter.
     
  10. george kaplan

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    Damn you Walter. Asimov was my next pick. [​IMG]
     
  11. Walter Kittel

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    George - Glad to see we agree on some things. [​IMG]

    Asimov was a great science writer who had an amazing ability to make complex things seem remarkably easy. His versatility, in terms of the scope of topics he covered was also extremely impressive.

    - Walter.
     
  12. ChuckDeLa

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    He was one of my top picks too... and Vickie's 2nd choice.

    Gabe tells me his first pick is Ira Levin.

    Next up:
    George_W_K

    On deck:
    Elizabeth S
    Chris_Richard (gets 2 picks)
    Elizabeth S
     
  13. Jan H

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    Good pick, Justin. I admire that you got through Finnegan's Wake. That is one tough read.
     
  14. Justin Doring

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    Thanks, Jan. Your pick was good too. [​IMG]

    I've read Finnegans Wake twice, but I've done very little critical research on it, and I don't feel that I know well at all. I understand and like Ulysses better, even though I've only read it once, but Dubliners, which I've spent A LOT of time with, is currently my favorite work by Joyce.
     
  15. Jan H

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    I've read Dubliners and Portrait, with smidgens of Ulysses here and there. Finnegans might as well be freakin' Sanskrit to me, though.
     
  16. George_W_K

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    My pick is J. Michael Strazcynski.
     
  17. Elizabeth S

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    My pick is Ed McBain (aka Evan Hunter).

    Master of the police procedural, his 87th precinct novels have been going strong for over 50 years.
    Tackles other genres under Evan Hunter and other aliases.
     
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    Out-freaking-standing choice Elizabeth!!!

    Dang you!!!
     
  19. ChuckDeLa

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    Chris_Richard gets 2 picks, then back to Elizabeth.
     
  20. Chris_Richard

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    Well, for my first ever draft pick, I'll take:
    John Steinbeck and
    Ayn Rand
     

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