Thumbsucker: A homemade 3rd party trailer from the movie of my novel that comprehensively misrepresents it in an orchestrally cyclonic way. When I saw it all sense of authorship of the underlying work vanished in me. It was a wonderful Buddhist moment. It happened just yesterday.
Sadly, this is kind of how I felt when seeing the actual movie after reading the book. It felt familiar in a strange and distant way, but something was so horribly wrong, wrong, wrong.ReplyDelete
Interesting how it shows the author and writer/director credits at the beginning, I presume to gain authenticity (or something) but then trashes what those people created. This is one of the issues I have with "remix" culture, it appropriates other people's work at whim, but it doesn't really add up to anything new. It's an ego boost for the remixer, at the expense of others. Pop eating itself I suppose.ReplyDelete