I found this book at the library I work and I rented it out the same day!
It is so full of detail, the author even puts in the allusions and referenceI found this book at the library I work and I rented it out the same day!
It is so full of detail, the author even puts in the allusions and references that gave this film life! From costume design, to character history, to on set film location to sketches by Ridley Scott himself, this book is a treasure to own. I am seriously considering losing it on purpose just so that I can own it! Okay, so maybe I won't do it but man, it is quite a read. There were so many quotes about the production that stood out to me just as much as the ones used in the film. My favorite part was when the book discussed the use of animals. A must own for any Ridley Scott fan!...more
**spoiler alert** I went to Barnes n Noble today. Nothing special. I just wanted to go visit the plaza. It wasn't until I was inside that I remembered**spoiler alert** I went to Barnes n Noble today. Nothing special. I just wanted to go visit the plaza. It wasn't until I was inside that I remembered some things and decided to take my queries to the sales associate. I asked if they had any current issues of Hustler or if they had any books based on 'Gladiator'. No go, BUT I did find the soundtracks. When the US economy gets its mojo back and the dollar can stretch I will add it to my collection. I know that it's the age of digital downloading but I actually like owning a copy of a book. That's one of the reasons why I don't like reading full comics online. I would rather own the set piece so that I can touch and savor it rather than wait for it to kill kilobytes.
Anywho, the main point of this entry was because I wanted to take out my frustrations a bit. I was looking at Nikki Sixx's book, The Heroin Diaries before I noticed a copy of Pam de Barres latest book, Let's Spend The Night Together. The premise is simple: it is a followup to her 1987 mega best seller I'm With The Band: Confessions of a Groupie. It recounts the the tales of other women and their hookups with the musical apples of their eyes including but limited to: Frank Zappa, Elvis Presley, Keith Moon, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards etc. Okay, fine. Who doesn't like the occassional juicy tale? Who has not been involved is gossip? Those are two separate things. Hey, it's great that you got the drummer to notice you but that was nearly forty years ago! Why are you still riding their coattails? Just because you gave your favorite musician the best orgasm does not make thee a muse! Why must you add meaning to a relatively private exchange and why do you validate your self worth when you were nothing but a dumpster for his bodily fluids? Honestly, if he was that into you, why would he only care about you if he only wanted you to carry his drugs or give him a blowjob? That's like celebrating the fact that you were nothing but kleenex. People can do what they want with their bodies but that does not make them 'artists'. If I was a rock star wife, I wouldn't take it personally if hubby wanted to spend the night with a female fan. Every hotel needs a toilet. Just remember to put the protective layer above the pot. Pam seemed very obsessed with trying to make groupiedom a complex art when it just involves a little makeup, a short skirt and a lack of a logical brain. It's like training a dog. You just follow the pattern and then it's all competition with other groupies. It really felt like a romanticized competition. Hon, if you are such an artist, why does he go to other museums in different cities? I want to be your LA girl, are you shitting me? What really set me off and what made this post possible was that I saw one bit pertaining to my Paulie. Nu uh. I am not having it. Why do people take these harpies seriously when all they are doing is using established musicians to bolster their own fame? ...more
The book is divided into three parts. The first part was obviously written in 1979 and portrays the band at their most raw. It was at the cusp when thThe book is divided into three parts. The first part was obviously written in 1979 and portrays the band at their most raw. It was at the cusp when they were both at the apex of their popularity but also at their most fragile. This os this as 180 AD for the hottest band in the land. Some very interesting anecdotes spread throughout the book. This is the group at their most candid. ...more