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    Quote Originally Posted by billy sol hurok
    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?
    I recalled it was BANNED for the longest time.
    We watched it but I have no real recollection of it, we watched it the same night as Cronenberg's eXistenZ and all I remember of that one is the "chickenbone gun".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    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.
    Actually just picked up Crime and Punishment again!

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    Never bothered to read Lolita although I saw the film once. Didn't find the subject matter all that interesting, for some reason.

    I like Conrad, though. HoD is a better book than most people think, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken
    I recalled it was BANNED for the longest time.
    As in, couldn't get an R rating?


    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken
    We watched it but I have no real recollection of it, we watched it the same night as Cronenberg's eXistenZ and all I remember of that one is the "chickenbone gun".
    I saw that piffle in the theater. Must have been a slow weekend -- and I'm sure that didn't help, as I can't remember anything about it. Well, apart from a disinclination to paying for Cronenberg films without some prior vetting. "The Fly," it was not. Hell, it wasn't even "Red Dingers."

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    Nabokov is my favorite writer. I'm currently reading Pnin. It's not nearly as good as Lolita or Invitation to a Beheading, but the Nabokov flair is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy sol hurok
    As in, couldn't get an R rating?
    I think it got an NC-17 and it had trouble finding a distributor




    I saw that piffle in the theater. Must have been a slow weekend -- and I'm sure that didn't help, as I can't remember anything about it. Well, apart from a disinclination to paying for Cronenberg films without some prior vetting. "The Fly," it was not. Hell, it wasn't even "Red Dingers."
    We saw Cronenberg's Crash in the theatres. Man, that was heady.
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    I remember the trailer as a wee lad. I think it was the R rated edit.

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    Actually just picked up Crime and Punishment again!
    I'm 44 pages into House of the Dead and I'm pretty damn impressed.

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    Typing of Dostoevsky, if you liked Crime and Punishment read The Idiot. Masterfully written while being less grandiose than The Brothers Karamazov.

    In some ways, Sirc reminds me of Julien Sorel, the protagonist in Stendhal's novel, The Red and the Black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawarma
    Never bothered to read Lolita although I saw the film once. Didn't find the subject matter all that interesting, for some reason.

    I like Conrad, though. HoD is a better book than most people think, IMO.
    I just watched the movie last weekend. The only thing it has in common is the subject, the name and the character's names. I wasn't sure how they planned on making it translate to movie.

    The entire point of the book is language. Read the book and stop trying to god damn hard to be the "outsider with a chip on his shoulder" you're a faggot for doing it but don't realize it because you're stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by RaiNnyX4
    Nabokov is my favorite writer. I'm currently reading Pnin. It's not nearly as good as Lolita or Invitation to a Beheading, but the Nabokov flair is there.
    I have to add that to the list. I'm currently reading Pale Fire, right now. MIND IS FUCKING BLOWN.

    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    Typing of Dostoevsky, if you liked Crime and Punishment read The Idiot. Masterfully written while being less grandiose than The Brothers Karamazov.

    In some ways, Sirc reminds me of Julien Sorel, the protagonist in Stendhal's novel, The Red and the Black.
    I'll add that to the list too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawarma
    I like Conrad, though. HoD is a better book than most people think, IMO.
    QFT. One of my favorites books.

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