A couple of days ago I posted a brief excerpt from Jules Siegel’s March 1977 Playboy profile “Who is Thomas Pynchon… And Why Did He Take Off With My Wife?” The excerpt came from an excerpt posted on the Pynchon-L forum, but most of the article had been removed at the (apparent) request by Siegel. Several folks sent me the whole article though (thanks!) and I read it.
Some of these feet may or may not belong to Thomas Pynchon
Siegel was briefly a Cornell classmate of Pynchon’s in 1954, and they remained friends (in Siegel’s recollection) for at least two decades after. During this time, Siegel claims that Pynchon wrote him dozens of letters, which were ultimately sold at auction (along with much of Siegel’s property) to help pay for a hip replacement. Material from the letters soak into Siegel’s sketch of Pynchon’s progress, along with several stoned/drunken adventures that would not be out of place…
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By: Adrienne Vaught
Join the Revolution! It’s NEVER too late!
Using Earth Day to jumpstart a global conservation fundraising effort, director Rob Stewart has following up on his hit documentary “SHARKWATER” with the multiple award-winning “REVOLUTION”. The film was released on Earth Day, April 22, 2015. As part of a unique distribution strategy, Filmmaker Rob Stewart offered the film to the conservation community as a fundraising tool for their own campaigns. “REVOLUTION” will also be released digitally through the innovative streaming service Yekra and will be available on DVD/Blu-ray in May
Director Rob Stewart (Sharkwater 2007) takes us to the depths to swim with the oceans top predators sharks. Through his love of these magnificent creatures and their plight a film that is more terrifying than any horror film ever imagined, because it is REAL. Uncovers how from the bottom of the muck in our oceans and every step up the…
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“With the kind of experience Sandeep Marwah has gathered in all these years out of his international exposure, he is going to be an asset to International Roma Cultural University for sure,” said Padamshri Dr Shyam Singh Shashi the Chancellor of the University.
“It is a great pleasure to serve the International Roma cultural University, based in Serbia. I will put my best to promote culture internationally and would love to share my experience with the large number of people of the World” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studio.
Sandeep Marwah is five times international record holder in film, television and media. He is associated with more than 3000 cultural events including painting and sculpture exhibitions, dance recitals, music recitals, theatre, book releases, workshops, seminars, festivals on national and international level. Sandeep Marwah has been honored all over the World for more…
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The premise of the film, for anyone that has not read the Hardy novel is set in Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Mulligan) attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer; Frank Troy (Sturridge), a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor.
Whilst there have been many television and film adaptations of Hardy’s novel, this particular adaptation is…
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In this week’s edition of Film Fridays, we are taking a look at how copyright law and the idea of intellectual property might be undergoing some pretty major changes in the UK. The Green Party has proposed a new standard of copyright- a person’s intellectual property will become public domain after 14 years. This is a significant change, as the current law entitles the person to owning his or her work for 70 years AFTER death. While there are strong opinions on both sides of the spectrum about the consequences of this proposal for artists, everyone seems to be interested in how to balance monetary interests and creative integrity. For example, the first “Harry Potter” film, which was made 14 years ago, would now be a part of public domain under the new law, and thus, people could take ideas from the film or make copies of the film, sell these products and…
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