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  • Question: I've been reading your short stories from 20th Century Ghosts as of late, and I honestly think that just about every one could be translated into movies~particularly Pop Art. Where did you come around to the idea of the story of the man with button eyes (it was very Coraline). - candyrotten
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    As it happens, director Amanda Boyle made a very lovely short out of POP ART several years ago. It’s here on iTunes.

    I think the button eyes were ordinary coat buttons in the original “Buttonboy” and I changed them to smiley faces after reading CORALINE.

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'[HORNS] is deliciously twisted, and the role undoubtedly [Radcliffe's] darkest yet.”

Great Independent interview with Daniel Radcliffe about HORNS and the craft.

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Surprise!

As of this evening, #HORNS is available to watch on-demand. You can find it on iTunes, Amazon, XBox, Comcast, Playstation, TimeWarner, DirecTV, VuDu, GooglePlay, and I’m probably missing a couple other platforms. If you were looking forward to seeing HORNS on the big screen… don’t sweat it, we got you covered. Our film is still very much headed for a Halloween theatrical release.

At some point I’ll write an inside baseball column, explaining the logic behind a pre-theatrical on-demand release, but if you want it in shorthand: SNOWPIERCER changed everything (in a good way I think).

Hope you like our movie. Daniel Radcliffe is heart-breaking and perfect and director Alexandre Aja poured heart and soul (and sweat, and tears) into getting this story on screen. And if you do have fun with it, y’know, er, um, them 5-star reviews sure do go over nice. But only if you feel it in your heart.

Our strange, dark love story has caught some affection out in criticland. Here’s a recent nice review from Culture Crypt.

If you look at the above screen grab, you’ll see another picture advertising “Someone Someone’s A Good Marriage” (I know, it’s hard to read the tiny print in a small jpeg, I can’t make it out either). I have it on good word that you should see that one as well. Apparently the up-and-comer who wrote the screenplay is considered a real rising talent.

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Horns - in UK cinemas nationwide October 29

Fuckin’ A that’s a nice little spot.

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The best thriller of the fall, right here. I read it in a giddy rush: so will you.
A certain online retailer is in a nasty tiff with Ms. Beukes publisher and doesn’t want to sell this to you, but fortunately you can find it at your local indie, or from Barnes & Noble, or Books-a-Million, or Hudson Booksellers, or any of a mess of other booksellers.
And I do hope you’ll spread the word the book is out, pick up a copy, and reblog this. It’s a great book, and one bullying corporation shouldn’t be allowed to bury it. They’re doing the same to great reads like LIFE AFTER LIFE and THE THREE, all stories worth your time. Don’t miss out.

The best thriller of the fall, right here. I read it in a giddy rush: so will you.

A certain online retailer is in a nasty tiff with Ms. Beukes publisher and doesn’t want to sell this to you, but fortunately you can find it at your local indie, or from Barnes & Noble, or Books-a-Million, or Hudson Booksellers, or any of a mess of other booksellers.

And I do hope you’ll spread the word the book is out, pick up a copy, and reblog this. It’s a great book, and one bullying corporation shouldn’t be allowed to bury it. They’re doing the same to great reads like LIFE AFTER LIFE and THE THREE, all stories worth your time. Don’t miss out.

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10 Essential Essays for Writers

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On Keeping a Notebook by Joan Didion - A great essay about making notes that gets to the very core of the writing process

Write Like a Motherfucker by Cheryl Strayed - Raw, emotional advice on the role of humility and surrender in the often tortured world of the writer

Thoughts on Writing by Elizabeth Gilbert  - On disicpline, hard work, rejection and why it’s never too late to start

Write Till You Drop by Annie Dillard - “Do you think I could be a writer?” “I don’t know… . Do you like sentences?”

Why I Write by George Orwell - On egoism, a love of beauty, the quest for truth and the desire to change the world — Orwell’s ‘four great motive for writing’.

Despite Tough Guys, Life Is Not the Only School for Real Novelists by Kurt Vonnegut - A beautifully argued defence of the role of teaching in developing writers.

That Crafty Feeling by Zadie Smith - A lecture by a great essayist and novelist on the craft of writing.

A Place You All Know Well by Michael Chabon - On the central role of exporation in writing.

The Nature of Fun by David Foster Wallace (excerpt) - DFW on what drives writers to write

Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husks by Joy Williams - “Who cares if the writer is not whole? Of course the writer is not whole, or even particularly well…”

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topatoco:

Happy Birthday kateordie, we love you!

It is Kate Leth’s 256th birthday on this planet, and to celebrate this, we have THREE NEW KATEORDIE ITEMS IN THE TOPATOCO STORE! Three! It’s bananas!

Speaking of bananas, we have the "NSFW Shirt", which you might have seen before on the "Adults Only" stickers.

We also have announce the existence of the “Geek Girl Illuminati” shirt and patch! Beware, geek girls are everywhere! And we will get you.

I will be needing the Illuminati shirt. 

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A lovely review of HORNS. I’m aglow.

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arcaneimages:

Max Schreck on set Nosferatu 

Thinkin his thoughts.

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gr-comics:

My pitch for the first Marvel-Pixar movie…

Dear Marvel, please contact Gabriel Rodriguez about getting this artwork on a mug so I can buy it pleeeeeeeeeease….

Am also reminded all over again that Gabe has an imagination that can leap tall buildings in a single bound. He’s a real-life Superman of the arts.

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