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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 14 July 2018 at 12:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

The August 2018 issue of film magazine SIGHT & SOUND came through my letterbox recently:




I don't think I've read many novels about cinema. In fact, I don't think I've read any.

The list is fascinating. THE FACE ON THE CUTTING-ROOM FLOOR (1937) by Cameron McCabe and FLICKER (1991) by Theodore Roszak sound like intriguing films. If they are in print, I will have a look for them. 

INFINITE JEST (1996) by David Foster Wallace is another one that sounds intriguing.

SIGHT & SOUND is more of an esoteric film magazine. It does review all new films that month, but shys away from mainstream coverage, instead focusing on more obscure films. I can certainly recommend picking up the latest issue. I am going to look for many of the books on the list.

So, has anyone read the ones I mentioned above? Or maybe you have read other novels about cinema. Any general thoughts on novels about cinema and the film industry?


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Mario Ribeiro
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Haven't read those.

I liked WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART, years ago. And HOLLYWOOD is good for fans of Bukowski. Then there is MYRA BRECKINRIDGE, of course.
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Robbie Parry
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MYRA BRECKINRIDGE made the list, Mario. :-)
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Jozef Brandt
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Uhhh, don't read Infinite Jest.  Just don't.
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Robbie Parry
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Really, Jozef? It sounds intriguing.
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DAY OF THE LOCUST
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Michael Tolkin's THE PLAYER will help give you a sense of how much of the Robert Altman film was reconceived, improvised, and made up on the fly.

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