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    "A fast, complex, exhilarating roadster ride through history and time.... Kino is an intoxicating Euro-brew, written with enormous skill and dedication." — Frederick Barthelme

    "Jürgen Fauth's deft mashup of genre and historical period is both a full-throttle literary thriller of ideas and a contemplative examination of film and fascism. Kino is a debut of great intellectual  force."– Teddy Wayne

    "A surprising alternative history. Kino brings the golden age of German cinema to light with loving, sometimes gritty, detail and great precision." – Neal Pollack, author of Jewball.

    "A delirious melange of conspiracy, magic, sex, history, bad behavior, and cinema, Kino is a stellar entertainment, and Jürgen Fauth is a writer of rare, sinister imagination." – Owen King, author of Reenactment

    "A light-hearted romp that leads straight into darkness and back through the shadows on the wall."– Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

    "Movie nuts arise! A happy and felicitous debut."– Terese Svoboda

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Gentian Violet!

“Mr. McEwan… surely merits not our scolding, but our gratitude.” — Thomas Pynchon on plagiarism, primate behavior, and open-sourcing historical fiction. [tags]ian mcewan, thomas pynchon, books, writing, plagiarism, copyright, open source, historical, fiction, ringworms[/tags]

Curse of the Golden Flower

Liked this much better than the previous two by Zhang Yimou, Hero and House of Flying Daggers. Perhaps seeing it on the huge screen at Alice Tully Hall helped. This was the New York premiere with Gong Li and Zhang Yimou in attendance. They said a few words via an interpreter who botched Gong Li’s […]

The Illusionist

“Make me disappear!” Ed Norton plays a stage magician in love, Paul Giamatti tries to learn his tricks, and Jessica Biel is about to get married to the wrong guy! Pretty pictures, good acting, predictable story. The Illusionist. Neil Burger, 2006. ** Official Site The Illusionist at Rotten Tomatoes [tags]film, 2 stars, magic, ed norton, […]

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