Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture: A Novel-Warren Dunford

  • Title: Soon to Be a Major Motion Picture: A Novel
  • Author: Warren Dunford
  • Released: 2000-11-01
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  • Pages: 255
  • ISBN: 1555835821
  • ISBN13: 978-1555835828
  • ASIN: 1555835821

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From Publishers Weekly Dunford's riotous and rollicking novel is infused with added wit and verve thanks to actor Mitchell Anderson's (Relax... It's Just Sex; Party of Five) virtuoso performance. Mining every comedic possibility from the smart dialogue and delightfully convoluted plot twists, Anderson plays all the characters in the book with lightning-fast agility. The novel unfolds as Mitchell Draper, a gay Toronto office temp and would-be screenwriter, sits at his typewriter chronicling his misadventures as they develop. The book's style adapts perfectly to the audio format. Mitchell's big break comes when Carmen Denver lumbers up his stairs (sounding like Mike Meyer's Linda Richmond/Cawfee Tawk character) and offers him a chance to script her top-secret blockbuster. When Mitchell's pals, coffeehouse manager/painter Ingrid and health food store clerk/actor Ramir, each experience a turn of good fortune, it looks like everyone will enjoy a happy ending. But that's when the complications start, and the laughter builds as Mitchell discovers that the Mafia Princess-like potboiler he's writing to Carmen's specifications is not fiction. Another top production from fledgling Fluid Words. Simultaneous release with the Alyson paperback original (Forecasts, Sept. 18). (Feb.)
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From Dunford's winning, lightweight read is tongue-in-cheek charming. It poses this existential question: Can three Gen-X Canadian friends--Ingrid, a painter who works in a coffee shop; Ramir, an actor who works in a health-food store; and Mitchell, an aspiring screenwriter who temps a lot because he types 97 words a minute--find artistic expression and success without getting killed? No joke. Mitchell has been followed ever since he agreed to write a screenplay for the elusive Carmen Denver, who's producing a crime thriller she claims will upset a lot of people. This wanna-be screenwriter, who also writes gay porn, has been pining for Ramir, who's determined to produce his own one-man multimedia show in Ingrid's coffee shop, which is fast becoming a gathering place for art groupies since her first show of paintings there sold out. Of course, everything that can go wrong does, producing more laughter than thrills and chills in this highly enjoyable comic mystery. Whitney Scott
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