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 Post subject: breakfast of champions
PostPosted: July 21st, 2003, 11:40 am 
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just finished reading this for the umpteenth time...
it makes my brain hurt but i just absolutely love it. am i the only one?
and yes, i've heard the film is completely pants, but i refuse to watch it.
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 Post subject: Re: breakfast of champions
PostPosted: July 22nd, 2003, 7:35 pm 
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Max, you are not alone. I loved it. I'm reading Jailbird, now.


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 Post subject: Re: breakfast of champions
PostPosted: July 25th, 2003, 8:19 pm 
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i love vonnegut, he is definatly my favorite author. i have read that book maybe three times or so and i always love it though for me cats cradle takes the cake. have you guys seen the movie version of breakfast?? with bruce willis, if not, its interesting to watch to compareto the book but unfortunatly its not so good, not so good at all but that could just be me. vonnegut makes a special appearenc in it too. also mother night, slaughter house five, and welcome to teh monkey house are all movies is a movie but i have yet to see any of those have you guys at all??? its now on my to do list :)

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 Post subject: Re: breakfast of champions
PostPosted: July 28th, 2003, 11:29 am 
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Luke Wilson's in the film version of Breakfast, too. I haven't made myself watch it yet. <p><!--EZCODE HR START--><hr /><!--EZCODE HR END-->"I'm losing my fucking mind. Use contractions, goddammit. You sound like an alien." - Dave Eggers</p>


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 Post subject: Re: breakfast of champions
PostPosted: July 30th, 2003, 10:27 am 
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i'm real scared of watching it, i just know that they've made a complete balls-up of it, and they'll have missed the point completely.

but, my god. the unwavering band of light painting section just blows my head off. i love it when stupid people get told.
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 Post subject: breakfast of crapmovie!
PostPosted: October 29th, 2003, 9:29 pm 
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The film version of Breakfast of Champions is an absolute travesty in relation to the amazing book. It makes a mockary of the characters, which, although they are all rather zany, I can't imagine Vonnegut possibly approving of this film, even though he did appear in it. He probably doesn't take as large of a stock in his own work that some of his fans do.

Mother Night, however, does a better job of bringing the book to life. Its a very dark book and film, but leaps and bounds better than BC.

I haven't seen Slaughterhouse 5 because it has been impossible for me to find short of ordering it off of the internet, which I may be forced to do. But I have a friend who was taught by the director of that film, and he told me it is pretty amazing, and a good adaptation.

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 Post subject: Vonnegut dead at 84.
PostPosted: April 12th, 2007, 10:49 am 
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Just heard on my way in, thought of maxie and how he loves his stuff.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN1126991620070412


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Yeah, it's sad. The man had a good run, though.


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