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I can understand that sentiment about Chuck hahaha

Other than that anyone has an interest in reading screenplays? Started reading a few and i like it. It feels like recreating the movie. Hacking it with the imaginary mod. If anyone has good ones send me links.

Might re-read Dostoievsky the Idiot. Found a cheap used copy. One of my favorite book. My problem with Dostoievsky is of course, that everything else seems tame and shallow in comparison once you go through them haha

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2 minutes ago, thefxbip said:

I can understand that sentiment about Chuck hahaha

Other than that anyone has an interest in reading screenplays? Started reading a few and i like it. It feels like recreating the movie. Hacking it with the imaginary mod. If anyone has good ones send me links.

https://www.beingcharliekaufman.com/index.php/scripts-writing/scripts-writing

Recommended: 

1) How and Why - script for supernatural horror\comedy TV pilot (which was filmed but unreleased, starring Michael Cera and that dude from Deadwood)...i really wanna see how thos would play out...

2) Frank or Francis - Charlie Kaufman wrote a feature-length musical, recruited a bunch of (then)A-listers like Steve Carell, Jack Black and Katherine Keener, and still couldn't get financing...

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25 minutes ago, LimpyLoo said:

 

I must say i agree with him. I think he is talking about the extremely weird aspect of reality than looking for shock. The secret pocket of reality living in people brains and lives that is rarely explored. I think he is looking for catharsis more than shock.

2 minutes ago, LimpyLoo said:

https://www.beingcharliekaufman.com/index.php/scripts-writing/scripts-writing

Recommended: 

1) How and Why - script for supernatural horror\comedy TV pilot (which was filmed but unreleased, starring Michael Cera and that dude from Deadwood)...i really wanna see how thos would play out...

2) Frank or Francis - Charlie Kaufman wrote a feature-length musical, recruited a bunch of (then)A-listers like Steve Carell, Jack Black and Katherine Keener, and still couldn't get financing...

oh fuck yea

(absolutely LOVED I'm thinking about ending things by the way)

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13 minutes ago, thefxbip said:

I must say i agree with him. I think he is talking about the extremely weird aspect of reality than looking for shock. The secret pocket of reality living in people brains and lives that is rarely explored. I think he is looking for catharsis more than shock.

Don't you find it a bit suspicious that all of his stories are like this? Like, the story about the hot tub, bug-chasers, incest and guts, the woman in hell where it's just semen everywhere, the novel about the gangbang and all the gross ways to die from sex...it just starts to look like he can't slow down because he set the gross-out bar too high...

(Btw I still really like Lullaby and Invisible Monsters)

EDIT: THAT GANGBANG NOVEL IS ABOUT A PORNSTAR'S. ANGRY SON WAITING IN LINE TO FUCK HER TO DEATH

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I think artists dont really choose how a particular talent is gonna be expressed. It's a compulsive and obsessive thing. The subject chooses you more than the contrary. I really believe that.

It's in him. He has a talent for it and obsession for it. I don't think he has much of a choice.  Even if he tries to avoid it, it's gonna come back to him.

The same way Monet was obsessed about lilies this guy is obsessed about the weird dark aspect of the human experience. I think he is genuine about it.

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I think what ultimately interests him is the human vulnerability that comes through strange events or extreme experiences. 

The way he speaks about those horrible stories in that interview always underline this imo.

I had similar experiences with Sion Sono movies. The extreme always underline the human element. It is only there to make the contrast with the human vulnerability greater.

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6 minutes ago, thefxbip said:

I think artists dont really choose how a particular talent is gonna be expressed. It's a compulsive and obsessive thing. The subject chooses you more than the contrary. I really believe that.

It's in him. He has a talent for it and obsession for it. I don't think he has much of a choice.  Even if he tries to avoid it, it's gonna come back to him.

The same way Monet was obsessed about lilies this guy is obsessed about the weird dark aspect of the human experience. I think he is genuine about it.

That's a good point, actually.

 

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Once you get to talk in depth with people, you start realizing that nearly everyone has at least one extreme or traumatic story of this kind that has happened to them.

I think there is a need for catharsis in the culture for these kind of experiences, told in that way, to integrate your own extreme stories  into your life and move forward with acceptance, it is why they exists. The middle aged woman telling him the heating pad story after hearing Guts was a good example of that.

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Finally finished Stephenson’s “Fall: or, Dodge in Hell”.

The way he describes the tech in the first part it’s so weird how present it is. Like it should become less obtrusive. 
 

The story is an interesting take on biblical creationism, but the ending lacks a little. 

However, there is so much good material in here, and it combines a lot of Stephenson’s ideas and characters from his previous works. Totally recommend. 

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