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Toronto readings? posted 25 Sep 2004, 01:09 by eowyn1983, Peralogue

Will you be doing any readings in the Toronto area anytime soon? I recently read that you did a reading at Hart House at the University of Toronto a while back....but I didn't know about the reading and I hadn't read your book at that point so I didn't go....Needless to say I'm kicking myself over it but I'm hoping there'll be another reading in this area sometime? Yes....No? :D view post


posted 25 Sep 2004, 13:09 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I'm not sure. I'll ask my publicist to see if anything's cooking. view post


posted 27 Sep 2004, 06:09 by legatus, Auditor

I ended up kicking myself after the fact for being too lazy to drag my butt out to the last Toronto reading (although I could've swore it was at some bookstore rather than at U of T), since I figured already having my copy of TWP signed, I could live without making the trek out to it. Little did I remember that I still had my old copy of TDTCB kicking around that could use a little bit of author scribbling to give it that special personalised flair. So here's hoping your publicist has something planned on the horizon, so I can actually make it out this time around. I imagine Toronto will be a stop on the TTT publicity tour when it comes out in any case, but something sooner would certainly be nice. view post


posted 28 Sep 2004, 03:09 by eowyn1983, Peralogue

The reading was in 2003 at Hart House so it wasn't the last Toronto reading (probably why you don't remember it being at U of T :) ). And apparently Robert Sawyer was there too.... :cry: And I didn't pick up any of Robert Sawyer's books or Scott Bakker's books until AFTER 1st year so I would have probably remained unelightened. There's so much going on though that it's hard to keep up with anything unless you methodically go digging for the information and even then it can be hard to find. I was hoping that they would have some or even one or two science fiction/ fantasy writers at the Harbourfront Reading Series or the International Festival of Authors but I didn't recognize anyone...they had William Gibson and Margaret Atwood reading on the same night last year though. But here's to hoping that there'll be a Toronto reading sometime in the next year :D . view post


posted 28 Sep 2004, 15:09 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Actual SF&F genre writers at Harbourfront? You'd have to either become a cultural icon [i:2yk8ctq6]first[/i:2yk8ctq6], or start off writing extended meditations of the quotidian minutae of contemporary/historical Canadian urban/prairie/immigrant life... Can you tell I'm still miffed at having been snubbed (twice now) by the Globe & Mail? :roll: Oh well. The cultural margins are where it's at, aren't they? That's what the mainstream likes to say, anyway... I'm pretty fickle when it comes to movies - my favourites come and go. The one's with the most longevity (for me) would have to be [i:2yk8ctq6]The Lion in Winter[/i:2yk8ctq6], [i:2yk8ctq6]Heavenly Creatures[/i:2yk8ctq6], and [i:2yk8ctq6]Starship Troopers[/i:2yk8ctq6]. view post


posted 28 Sep 2004, 16:09 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

[i:1q5lwwvt]The Lion in Winter[/i:1q5lwwvt] is a great movie - I remember seeing that my sophomore year in college for a history class. I really need to get that on DVD sometime. Have you seen the Thomas More play/movie, [i:1q5lwwvt]A Man for All Seasons[/i:1q5lwwvt]? If you haven't, I highly recommend that one. One of my favorite movies to watch. If only more movies these days would just take the time to develop dialogue and characterization in such a fashion... view post


posted 28 Sep 2004, 17:09 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

Is that the one with Richard Burton? view post


posted 28 Sep 2004, 17:09 by Aldarion, Sorcerer-of-Rank

No, this one stars Paul Scofield as More and has as supporting cast Orson Welles, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller, John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, and Susannah York. Movie won 6 Oscars in 1966. It's based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name, and Bolt wrote the screenplay as well. I highly, highly recommend this. view post


posted 29 Sep 2004, 11:09 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I thought Johnny Depp was actually pretty flat in that flick. Benicio del Toro, on the other hand, was sheer genius. He stole the show. I can't believe I forgot to mention [i:612cp9rg]The Big Lebowski[/i:612cp9rg] on my list... A total lapse of dudeness on my part. view post


posted 01 Oct 2004, 22:10 by Voland, Candidate

[quote="Cu'jara Cinmoi":1d2cqkxr]I thought Johnny Depp was actually pretty flat in that flick. Benicio del Toro, on the other hand, was sheer genius. He stole the show. I can't believe I forgot to mention [i:1d2cqkxr]The Big Lebowski[/i:1d2cqkxr] on my list... A total lapse of dudeness on my part.[/quote:1d2cqkxr] Personally I find it even hard to believe that it actually is Benicio Del Toro playing that part. I mean, it looks nothing like him, granted, iirc, the only movie that I saw with him before that (where he played a part that I remembered that is) was Usual Suspects (one of my favorite movies...partly because of the Mephistopheles-ish Keyser Söze). The contrast between those two parts is staggering (and only 3 years apart). Amazing actor. view post


posted 11 Oct 2004, 00:10 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Have any of you seen My Dinner With Andre? It is very... different. And now, please, lets try and stay on topic shall we? view post


posted 09 Jan 2005, 14:01 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

I think it's a little bit of both, actually. There's at least three prejudices at work: the prejudice against fantasy as an 'infantile' form of narrative wish-fulfillment, and therefore not 'serious'; the prejudice against fantasy as a commercial, and therefore 'coopted,' genre; and the prejudice against fantasy writers as somehow being 'sub-par.' And it's not just confined to the literary mainstream. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... view post


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