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 Post subject: The opening poem
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:29 am 
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I was wondering if Rian could perhaps shed some light on which and/or whose works influenced the style of writing and approach with the opening Bloom poem[with similar interest with regards to The Man In The Herringbone Hat], and just how he went about constructing such work [technique etc].


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 Post subject: Re: The opening poem
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:56 pm 
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Hi Jack. Always love narrative poems, but the one in Bloom was probably most directly influenced by hearing Ricky Jay recite songs and poems in his shows about con men and grifters. It was a huge amazing thrill to have had him read it.

Shel Silverstein is a big favorite too. He actually wrote a poem for Ricky to perform that centered around throwing cards which my Herringbone poem owes quite a bit to.


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 Post subject: Re: The opening poem
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:31 am 
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I am such a dork, it took me my 10th or 11th viewing to realize it was rhyming; I knew there was something unlocking or unlatching there, I just couldn't figure it out. Sometimes I think Mamet is doing that but its just something else.
I really like Ricky Jay, that gave it pedigree... I live out in the sticks right now, so I have to wait 'til something's on cable (can't count on seeing anything on a trip, and Netflix is mad at me, long story), so I have to wait for a while to see Looper.


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 Post subject: Re: The opening poem
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:33 am 
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p.s. janeykins, janie thalken on facebook


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 Post subject: Re: The opening poem
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:08 pm 
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I really wish Ricky would put one of his live shows out on DVD so more folks could see it. HBO did a decent filming of his 52 Assistants show years ago, but I don't think it's available outside of bootleg land.


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