Sunday, June 1, 2008

Odds and Ends

Farewell Harvey
Comedic actor Harvey Korman, best known for his performances on The Carol Burnett Show as well as appearing in movies such as Blazing Saddles and High Anxiety, died this past Thursday at the age of 81 in Los Angeles.



Road
to the Silver Screen
Following up the Oscar-winning adaptation to Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, another one of McCarthy's novels is headed for the big screen. This time around, it will be The Road, a post apocalyptic tale of an unnamed man and his son traveling down through desolate lands, is scheduled to open on November 28 of this year. The film stars Viggo Mortenson and Kodi Smit-McPhee as the father and son.

Published Author and Creative Writing Teacher Offers Free Novella
Mike Heppner, a creative writing teacher at Emerson College in Boston and author of The Egg Code and Pike's Folly, is offering his latest work, a novella called Man Talking free on his Website. He describes it as a "hybrid novel and writing manual."

2 comments:

davethemysteryguy said...

I raise my glass to Heddy...oops I mean Hedley Lamar! R.I.P. Harvey.

Anonymous said...

I thought The Road was just too dark and depressing. And I have such a hard time reading McCarthy's style. It can get to be a headache.