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by fireflydances
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit #10 - Cavafy's Poem
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit #10 - Cavafy's Poem

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48580742507_6a99b1d453_z.jpg Constantine Cavafy Coetzee and Constantine Cavafy's "Waiting for the Barbarians" In 1898 a Greek poet living in Alexandria, Egypt wrote a poem entitled Waiting for the Barbarians . The poet was Constantine Cavafy. He worked ...
by fireflydances
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates
Replies: 38
Views: 4821

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates

justintime, This is an informed guess. This is an independent film and we are unlikely to see a big multi-city release. My hope is that it will have a good debut at the Festival and that will result in a limited release, say to the independent cinema houses. Ciro Guerra and his movie were invited, s...
by fireflydances
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 9: The Struggle to Get This Film Made
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 9: The Struggle to Get This Film Made

Saw a Spanish-language interview this morning where Director Ciro Guerra credits Michael Fitzgerald with bringing Coetzee's novel and screenplay to his attention. I will try to find and translate it. UPDATE: I read and translated the interview, much longer than I had anticipated and Guerra went into...
by fireflydances
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 9: The Struggle to Get This Film Made
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 9: The Struggle to Get This Film Made

Thank you guys! Glad you are enjoying this one. I didn't know that it would be a tidbit until I found myself submerged in the story. At a certain point I just decided to go with it. Most fun to write, most fun to research! And snoopy, I almost fell off the chair when I read that they planned to use ...
by fireflydances
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 9: The Struggle to Get This Film Made
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 9: The Struggle to Get This Film Made

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48547626376_bc1668c309_b.jpg First photo -- Johnny Depp as Colonel Joll Michael Fitzgerald and the 30 Year Struggle to This Film Made Some time this spring I learned that Coetzee had written screenplays based on two novels: In The Heart of the Country and Waiting...
by fireflydances
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 8: The Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 8: The Characters

Thank you for your comment nebraska! I agree -- small or large role, its Johnny's ability to plumb the depths of a character that counts most of all. I truly don't believe he would have been chosen unless it was his peculiar skills that Guerra and Coetzee were looking for.
by fireflydances
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 8: The Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 8: The Characters

Thank you again for your comment. Really appreciate it!

More than anything I did this comment to give people more depth into the book. Yes, we do not know the details of what is planned. But am currently working on a tidbit that may change that substantially.

Keep tuned!
by fireflydances
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 7: Torture
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 7: Torture

Thank you for your comment Snoopy! Yes indeed Coetzee strove quite consciously strove to keep torture 'off screen.' In the article I attached Coetzee demonstrates via example what works in terms of using torture effectively as a writer and what misses the point. I am wondering how Guerra will handle...
by fireflydances
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 8: The Characters
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 8: The Characters

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48490456596_babe08c2c6_c.jpg Ait Benhaddou, Morocco http://www.fikratravel.com/desert-excursions/ The Characters Because not everyone has read the book, I thought it might be interesting to devote a tidbit to characters from the story, and several of their more t...
by fireflydances
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 7: Torture
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 7: Torture

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48466779467_bdc3131fb2_z.jpg Richard Sater, center, in Philip Glass’s 2007 opera - Waiting for the Barbarians NY Times, photo credit Ken Howard TORTURE “I was saying,” he says, “now we will show you another form of flying.” “He can’t hear you,” someone says. “He ...
by fireflydances
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 6: The Karoo
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 6: The Karoo

Glad you liked them! I think there is a certain purity to the barren landscape, all stripped away except the essentials. Maybe someday I will get to South Africa.
by fireflydances
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 6: The Karoo
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 6: The Karoo

Thank you! I think it does also. Strictly speaking Coetzee's intent was for a landscape that would not be easily translatable to any specific location. In fact he stated that the milieu of the novel did not exist. The deliberate intent was to produce a sense of remoteness, placelessness. That said, ...
by fireflydances
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 6: The Karoo
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Waiting for the Barbarians - Tidbit 6: The Karoo

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48400941467_69d7a4cb6a_c.jpg Karoo National Park near Beaufort West https://www.sanparks.org/parks/karoo/ The Karoo There is something about a barren landscape, one that stretches out over long distances, that draws me. I live in a region where plants define the ...
by fireflydances
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: News & Views
Topic: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates
Replies: 38
Views: 4821

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Updates

Wow! That is absolutely thrilling! Keeping my fingers crossed that the film is awarded a prize. Thank you for the information Ruby Begonia!

:thankyou:
by fireflydances
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: ONBC
Topic: Waiting for the Barbarians -- Tidbit #5: JM Coetzee
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Waiting for the Barbarians -- Tidbit #5: JM Coetzee

:thankyou: fireflydances . J.M Coretzee, what a biography. You can only be impressed. We need more of these wonderful people like him, so brave. I admire people like him, but he and his family did not have an easy life either. He has definitely had an interesting life! I think the early childhood t...

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