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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

You're right - talking about 'The Planet of the Apes' to a real cinema critic has got to be worth a night out. smiley - biggrin

I have always thought 'The Ninth Configuration' was a good film. But I liked the original book - 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane' - much better. The movie lacked the Consuelo Endicott School for Girls and the automated guy in the coffin.

I wish Blatty had lived up to his early promise with that novel, and left the horror genre alone. smiley - sigh


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Awix

(I hope 'real' is a spectacular misspelling of 'professional'...smiley - winkeye)

Well, I only really knew of Blatty from The Exorcist (stories circulate that the two films share characters in common) and I was surprised to learn he started off as a comedy writer - though I could see it in the movie. I did enjoy it, difficult movie though it is.

(If you g**gle for 'ninth configuration mark kermode geek chic' my review of it elsewhere online is currently the fifth result on the list, should you be interested.)


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - cool I will enjoy reading your review when I come up for air later today. smiley - smiley

By 'real', I meant 'professional and actually good at it', as opposed to much of the nonsense I run across. smiley - whistle The stuff that's written in postmodernspeak and describes a zombie movie is my idea of nonsense.

Your work is real, even if you don't get paid for it. Being paid for things, while nice, is not a guarantee of quality. (I think the short story I wrote yesterday for a future issue of the Post is much better than what I'm working on now, but the client wants what the client wants...)


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Tell me about it. I've sort of knocked writing-to-order on the head even though the money was nice, partly because it just seemed like a bit of a drudge, and also tended not to be as well-reviewed as my own stuff (I've not had anyone offering a commission in months, which is also a factor, obviously!).


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I know what you mean. smiley - laugh Freelance education writing offers limtied scope for wild speculation...smiley - whistle Oh, and you have to use vocabulary control. smiley - winkeye (Especially as it's for Americans...)


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