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Postby Duke » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:00 pm

Galapagosian wrote:
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Auntie Dee Dee wrote:"Do Androids Dream..." was the base story for Blade Runner.


Yeah! I want to see the movie so much it hurts, but I have been unable to. I heard the flim was good.


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Make sure you see the director's cut (without Harrison Ford's voiceover).


Is that on the DVD? I will get it when I go back to Marin for holidays.


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Postby Galapagosian » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:40 pm

Duke wrote:
Galapagosian wrote:
Duke wrote:
Auntie Dee Dee wrote:"Do Androids Dream..." was the base story for Blade Runner.


Yeah! I want to see the movie so much it hurts, but I have been unable to. I heard the flim was good.


Duke


Make sure you see the director's cut (without Harrison Ford's voiceover).


Is that on the DVD? I will get it when I go back to Marin for holidays.


Duke


I would think it would be, although I've heard of some surprising older movies that aren't. You can always check Amazon.
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Postby Duke » Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm

Ok, thanks!


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--Mark Twain




He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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Postby TheArchitect » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:14 am

I just finished The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman and was very impressed. I finished it in under five hours of reading, mostly straight. I love it, I love it, I love it. :D

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Postby Duke » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:20 pm

TheArchitect wrote:I just finished The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman and was very impressed. I finished it in under five hours of reading, mostly straight. I love it, I love it, I love it. :D


You must have had time to kill.


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--Mark Twain




He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

--Woody Allen

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Postby vallerand » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:38 am

TheArchitect wrote:I just finished The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman and was very impressed. I finished it in under five hours of reading, mostly straight. I love it, I love it, I love it. :D


I finally found a copy of The Ambe Spyglass. I'm afraid I'm going to have to reread the first two though, it's been a couple years.

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Postby Rebeckle » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:52 pm

Anyone read "Foucault's Pendulum"? Errrr.... *reconsiders tendency to read shite no one else cares about*

Hmmm... I avoided all that Davinci Code hype... and Harry Potter... and John Grisham... and basically everything I ever heard was popular.

I suffer from chronic "Pop literature aversion" and apparently, it is making me miss quite a few good books.

I liked "The Picture of Dorian Grey".... *twiddles thumbs*

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Postby vallerand » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:16 pm

Rebeckle wrote:Anyone read "Foucault's Pendulum"? Errrr.... *reconsiders tendency to read shite no one else cares about*

Hmmm... I avoided all that Davinci Code hype... and Harry Potter... and John Grisham... and basically everything I ever heard was popular.

I suffer from chronic "Pop literature aversion" and apparently, it is making me miss quite a few good books.

I liked "The Picture of Dorian Grey".... *twiddles thumbs*


I read Foucalt's Pendulum when it first came out. I preferred Name of the Rose.

Dorian Grey was good, have you read The Importance of Being Earnest?

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Postby Rebeckle » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:08 am

No, but I saw it performed at a local theatre. Absolutely hilarious. Oscar Wilde was a genius... sardonic, smart, irreverent... I could go on and on.

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Postby Capellini » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:52 pm

The recent movie version was great, too. I love Colin Firth.
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Postby Duke » Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:13 pm

I am reading The Street Lawyer, by John Grisham.


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--Mark Twain




He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

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Postby LeftLogic1 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:18 pm

I have just read Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry. Star Wars fans, or anyone looking for a really good book, this is very good.

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Postby Duke » Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:02 pm

LeftLogic1 wrote:I have just read Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire by Steve Perry. Star Wars fans, or anyone looking for a really good book, this is very good.


I love that book, and it's author is most awesome.


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"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."

--Mark Twain




He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

--Woody Allen

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Postby shillAT » Sun Dec 25, 2005 9:15 pm

l'Assomoir, by Emile Zola (one of the greatest writers of all time)
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Postby Duke » Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:59 am

I am now reading Heart of Darkness. Just started, on the first page. :fsm_crazy:


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"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."

--Mark Twain




He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

--Friedrich Nietzsche




"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever."

--Woody Allen


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