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One Top Sekret Projekt Declassified: Turn of the Screw [Aug. 8th, 2011|12:25 pm]
kyle cassidy
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Peter Straub is a great guy, he's written some of the best American horror novels ever, he's humble and charming: to know him is to love him, (though to read him is to suspect he spends a lot of time in the basement covered in blood or dragging moaning carpets down to the lake.) Last summer Trilian Stars and I were trying to think of an appropriate gift for Peter for being such a darling fellow. Peter has a marvelous obsession with Henry James and I have an obsession with movies that I'll never be able to make for lack of funds so it crossed our minds that we should make him some move stills from a version of The Turn of the Screw (read it here on Gutenberg) that we would have made had we the time and bags of cash.

You may remember that last summer I put out a casting call for kids to play Flora and Miles (that's Andi and Archer there) and Curse as Peter Quint. We did three scenes, including the climactic face-off between the never-named governess and the ghost of Peter Quint and sent the best two to Peter, who's got them hanging in his living room.

This is kind of what goes on around here.

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[User Picture]From: bloodofareptile
2011-08-08 04:40 pm (UTC)
Your HTML is broken. :)
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[User Picture]From: tsarina
2011-08-08 04:49 pm (UTC)
That is so cool. What an amazing gift.
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From: ex_maehymn
2011-08-08 05:26 pm (UTC)
SUCH an awesome gift! Love it.
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From: cainle_bean
2011-08-08 05:26 pm (UTC)
I love reading Peter Straub. Lol he is on my list of authors I would love to have conversations with. And many many nights have I stayed awake reading his books.

That is a great gift! Wonderful take on the story.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2011-08-09 10:12 pm (UTC)
you should totally talk to him if you have the chance. he's wonderful. he's also not impossible to find at conventions.
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From: cainle_bean
2011-08-11 02:28 pm (UTC)
I would. I love going to cons mostly to talk to people. I tend to hang out in the book or dealer rooms just to talk to other book and art nuts.

I have been unable to hit cons for the last few years. Looks like DragonCon is going to be our first since moving back to the south east. Constellation, and a few more are possibilities. Drive time is low. DC is almost too big for us now. My husband is a disabled vet and the walking from hotel to hotel is a bit much for him. So mostly we tend to hit smaller cons.
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[User Picture]From: pingback_bot
2011-08-08 05:56 pm (UTC)

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User ms_violet referenced to your post from No title saying: [...] out the wazoo. I am very cranky and hermity today. BUT, this warmed my heart. The Turn Of The Screw [...]
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[User Picture]From: p_straub55
2011-08-08 07:26 pm (UTC)
I agree! A completely marvelous gift, made with great artistry, and absolutely unexpected. Thanks again, Kyle. You're an amazing guy.
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[User Picture]From: katbcoll
2011-08-08 10:50 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh Duuuuuuuude! That picture ROCKS!!
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[User Picture]From: ladycelia
2011-08-09 01:11 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kambriel
2011-08-09 10:27 am (UTC)
That was such a glorious idea (and such a glorious house!). Thanks for having us help bring it to life a bit for you. I remember each of these moments from the three images you posted (via the link) as if they were yesterday... not to mention those precariously tilted candles.
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[User Picture]From: pretendpeterpan
2011-08-10 07:15 pm (UTC)
WHAT that gift is simply fantastic.
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