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    Quote Originally Posted by billy sol hurok
    By gum, there's hope for you yet Sirc.

    Any chance the audio version was read by James Mason?

    Kubrick's version was deeply flawed -- how could it not be? -- but Mason was brilliant. And Sellers as Quilty was darkly hilarious, maybe his most underrated performance. Even the blowsy, baying Shelly Winters was used to perfection.
    No. Even better, the book is read ENTIRELY by Jeremy Irons, I've come to find out.

    The funny thing about it though is that my internal voice has been Jeremy Irons' voice over the last month.5

    I can't get it out of my head and everything that I read in my head is his voice. :\

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    I anxiously await your discovery of Dostoyevsky next. Followed by some Turgenyev, Gogol, Pushkin and Solzhenitsyn. All amazing authors, well except for Solzhenitsyn. He's a bit pedantic in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastro
    No. Even better, the book is read ENTIRELY by Jeremy Irons, I've come to find out.
    Seems like a good choice; he's done the unhealthily obsessed brit prig act before (in a Louis Malle film: there's your pedo connection). Not a great movie, but luscious Juliette Binoche.

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    You're gushing about the elegance and wordplay of a translated novel?

    You need some Ginsberg in your life.

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    Pretty sure he wrote that in English. Yep.

    Like Conrad, he puts us to shame in a secondary language.

    But big up Ginsberg, et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastro
    No. Even better, the book is read ENTIRELY by Jeremy Irons, I've come to find out.

    The funny thing about it though is that my internal voice has been Jeremy Irons' voice over the last month.5

    I can't get it out of my head and everything that I read in my head is his voice. :\
    Quote Originally Posted by billy sol hurok
    Seems like a good choice; he's done the unhealthily obsessed brit prig act before (in a Louis Malle film: there's your pedo connection). Not a great movie, but luscious Juliette Binoche.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    You're gushing about the elegance and wordplay of a translated novel?

    You need some Ginsberg in your life.
    He wrote it in english.

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    Who the hell changed the title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcastro
    Who the hell changed the title?
    A man more modest then you?
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    What Snake Said
    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    Snake is also correct about EVERYTHING.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken
    D'oh!

    I'd completely blocked the fact that Lyne had a run at it. Amazing how the body can reflexively protect itself from pathogens . . .

    Was it watchable, anyone?

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