Thursday, April 12, 2007
B-sides: Denis Leary & Kurt Vonnegut
For a true appreciation of Vonnegut, go here. As for me, I like the crap he wrote for women's journals. My aunt turned me on to the short story "Long Walk to Forever," which I read every now and then because it's an arm wrestling match between Vonnegut's writerly sensibilities and his deference to the target audience. (The match is an electric stalemate -- here's a shoddy transcription of the story.) The heart of the matter: I always wanted to make a short film of it, but just found out that has already been done. Denis Leary made his acting debut in the 1987 film version. I want to see this. Has anyone seen it? Heard anything about it? Being a short film from 20 years ago, I'd imagine it's simply unviewable today. Not on DVD. Not on eBay. And so on. Next post: I got a look at 20 minutes of Hairspray footage today. Reactions tomorrow.