Page 2 of 2
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:25 am
WOW!!! Thank you ladies for posting all of those book titles. I've read every book I own about 15 times, and I've been searching for a good read. I feel so ignorant that you know so much about what Johnny reads.....I was completely clueless. Thanks to you girls, I've got a general idea now. (I don't know if that made any sense, but oh well.)
Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:51 am
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:33 am
At one stage his name was associated with Erik Larson's ''Devil in the White City'' and D.M.Thomas's The White Hotel',I don't know if he read them,but I have
...I often wonder if he reads the books some of his films are based on like Joanne Haris's ''Chocolat''..so I have read them in case
He has mentioned reading Chekhov's short stories..I don't know which ones,but I have read lots anyway..I find them better than the plays...He was also associated with'' Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'' by Chuck Barris..the list is endless..I had a go at Sin City comics...then there is Richard Rayner's'' Los Angeles without a map'',which was fantastic...Then there is all the Jack the Ripper books,which one of the Hughes brothers,on the FH commentary,said Johnny had a big collection of..I know he spent time with Stewart Evans,the ripperologist,so I read his books too thinking Johnny would have probably read them..i.e.''The Lodger''
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:59 am
On the Blue Peter programme the other day they asked him which other Dahl books he'd read.
He said he'd read The BFG and the Great Glass Elevator.
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:07 am
And The Witches, I think.
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:51 pm
The BFG is such a cute book. Thanks for that little tidbit, Gilbert's Girl.
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:53 pm
Endora wrote:And The Witches, I think.
wasn't sure if he said that ,and I haven't played the tape back yet.
Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:28 pm
I believe he is fond of Antonin Artaud as well.
Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:27 am
lumineuse wrote:I believe he is fond of Antonin Artaud as well.
Yes he considers Artaud a great inpiration. He told Studio magazine:
"He was a force of nature. He had the strength to defy everything in his path. Artaud never accepted compromise. He always stood his ground. Even after enduring 51 elecro-shock treatments for “subversive thoughts,” he stayed true to himself. Some of his writing I find deeply sublime, and some I totally disagree with. ... I think Artaud’s influence is immense, even if people don’t realize it. His influence is felt in rock, literature, poetry, and of course, in acting."