Posts Tagged ‘ Quote for the Day ’

Quote for the Day: Joel Edgerton

April 27, 2010
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Two choice quotes from Joel Edgerton “My theory is that noir films became less popular because they always represented the central female as a black widow,” he said. “With modern feminist ideas you can’t just keep painting females as bad, evil, manipulative, money-grubbing people.” “No one is bad unless you’re talking about serial killers...

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Quote for the Day

April 6, 2010
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The beauty and freedom of writing a stand alone is you can do anything you want. Blow up the world, go ahead. Have mutant alligators crawl out of the sewers…sweet. Your main character loses their mind midway in the book and runs around in his birthday suit shouting ‘I am the Master of the...

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Quote for the Day

April 4, 2010
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Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.More Posts - Website - Twitter

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Quote for the Day

March 26, 2010
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And then should readers be taking genre fiction seriously at all? Well, in my more serious moments I like to think of crime fiction (some, certainly not all, crime fiction) as satire. An opportunity to take potshots at the maniacs running government and commerce. –Mike Nicol Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler...

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Quote for the Day

March 25, 2010
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HERE ARE THE DANGER SIGNALS. ANY TIME TWO CHARACTERS ARE TALKING ABOUT A THIRD, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT. ANY TIME ANY CHARACTER IS SAYING TO ANOTHER “AS YOU KNOW”, THAT IS, TELLING ANOTHER CHARACTER WHAT YOU, THE WRITER, NEED THE AUDIENCE TO KNOW, THE SCENE IS A CROCK OF SHIT. DO...

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Quote for the Day

March 23, 2010
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Ever wonder how NBC keeps churning out fresh, new “Law & Order” episodes after 20 years? Well, now you can write one yourself! Just follow these 10 easy steps! STEP 1) Start with the voiceover introduction: “In the Criminal Justice System the people are …yadda yadda yadda”. Then, insert that weird “chung chung” noise....

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Quote for the Day

March 19, 2010
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‘I don’t see this as a reminder to be careful when talking about our past at all. I see it as a challenge to be MORE irreverent, MORE outspoken, MORE critical,...

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Quote for the Day II

March 18, 2010
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Chandler was a maestro of hard-boiled detective literature – and Carver brought suburban noir-realism to the American short story. Both writers mastered American lingo, character and the backwater emotional landscapes of the Promised Land. Both men pretty much drank themselves into the graves. Writers. Sagas of two Americans who traversed the nether land of...

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Quote for the Day

March 18, 2010
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Because truth is stranger then fiction and you can’t make stuff like this up. You’ll probably want to read this one twice. “One night in the summer of 2001, after he’d slathered her in Vaseline (“He liked you all greased up,” she says. “Like a porkchop”) and wore her out trying to come, he...

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Quote for the Day II

March 17, 2010
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Okay, I get it, in crime fiction readers want cops to solve the crimes and catch the bad guys. And then usually they want the cops to shoot the bad guys because we really don’t like all those lawyers getting involved insisting that rules be followed and that standards be upheld. We like lone...

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Quote for the Day

March 17, 2010
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It has been said that the reader generates just as much meaning from a text as a writer does, and as such no matter how fair and nuanced writers become in their depictions of Natives, the possibility of someone (over)reading a subversive racist subtext into everything will always remain. I believe Scalped to be...

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Quote for the Day

March 10, 2010
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“Writing from deep in the blood and bone is the best kind of fiction, so far as I’m concerned, even if I have to pay the price. Drama is conflict. Conflict is, to whatever end or purpose, naturally dark and painful, otherwise it wouldn’t be dramatic. All of art is about love or the...

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Quote for the Day

March 9, 2010
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Let’s be honest, down there in the gutter is where most of us live better than half the time anyhow, probably a lot more than half. And if we are talking about those states of consciousness kept on back-burner low-simmer, we have to jack the figure up to maybe ninety per cent of the...

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