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Steven Hall
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2007 5:26:36 AM

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Thought this might be a fun thread, and maybe even useful to.
Do feel free to add!


If you liked the Raw Shark Texts you might also like:

Books:
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
Christie Malry's Own Double Entry by BS Johnson
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Cobralingus by Jeff Noon
The Dead Father’s Club by Matt Haig
The Helmet of Horror by Victor Pelevin
The End of My Y by Scarlett Thomas
Under The Skin by Michel Faber
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
Double or Nothing by Raymond Federman
If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller by Italo Calvino
Hotel World by Ali Smith
253 by Geoff Ryman
Mobius Dick by Andrew Crumley
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Automated Alice by Jeff Noon


Films:
Casablanca
Vanilla Sky (and Open Your Eyes)
The Fountain
Crank
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Lost Highway
Jaws (and Jaws 2 maybe)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Run Lola Run
They Live
Primer
Donnie Darko
Bubba Ho Tep



Games:
Perplex City
marsjams13
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2007 2:00:49 PM
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Saturday Night Live skits with the Land Shark :wink:
Steven Hall
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2007 2:37:25 PM

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You know, we don't get Saturday Night Live in the UK. They've never shown it here for some reason.

We do get Friends :(


S
heartbreak
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2007 3:03:07 PM
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Steven Hall wrote:
You know, we don't get Saturday Night Live in the UK. They've never shown it here for some reason.

We do get Friends :(


S


That is just sick and wrong.
marsjams13
Posted: Friday, September 7, 2007 5:15:12 PM
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That's a shame.

Look here for some answers on the mysterious and deadly predator. Maybe youtube has some videos?
Unspaceexplorer
Posted: Saturday, September 8, 2007 12:26:02 AM
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Steven Hall wrote:
You know, we don't get Saturday Night Live in the UK. They've never shown it here for some reason.

We do get Friends :(


S


When Sky first started up they had it here in Ireland, They had the old school Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd for a while as repeats but then after Waynes World came ouyt itquickly shifted to Mike Myers and Dana Carvey
marsjams13
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:23:26 AM
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marsjams13 wrote:

Maybe youtube has some videos?


yep.
benedict
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:54:41 AM
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Books:
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
Spares by Michael Marshall Smith
More Tomorrow & Other Stories by Michael Marshall Smith
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
Sophieness
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2007 11:31:58 AM
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Book: The Solitaire Mystery by Joestein Gaarder.

I thought the english translation of Sophie's World made the story appear quite slack (i.e. it wasn't explained very well), but the theory behind it is wonderful.

Film: Waking Life.

Brilliant. The film was shot with the actors, as per usual, but then the director asked animators to draw/outline/colour over the top of every scene. It ends up as this film that doesn't look real, but is just too close to real to be animaton. Richard Linklater directed it. He also did A Scanner Darkly (based on a Philip K Dick novel), which came out not too long ago, and that is filmed in the same style.
MiaVRO
Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2008 3:19:18 PM

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Waking life is such a great film. We watched it in philosophy class. The media was amazing! After watching it, it was hard to see some things the same.
TV Show: LOST! hah! Actually, i don't know, i just started watching it.
Sophieness
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 12:59:49 AM
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Waking Life is magic. ^_^ A Scanner Darkly has a more political agenda, but it's just as mind-bending.

I've just finished reading If on a Winter's Night a Traveller - most disconcerting yet lyrical yet un-put-downable book ever!
MiaVRO
Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2008 9:17:35 PM

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Yeah, i remember seeing a preview for, what i guess is, A Scanner Darkly, and i remember thinking "What in the name of hell is that?!" I've never seen it because it totally slipped my mind. Next time I'm at Blockbuster I'll totally pick it up. And I'm just starting Sophie's World. What's your take on the explanations of the critical philosophers? I'm only on like , the third chapter (because of stupid exam schedules), but I'd like to know how you thought it followed though.
Sophieness
Posted: Monday, January 21, 2008 1:00:04 PM
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Overall, I think that the careful explanation and summary of each philosopher's thoughts and theories is exceptional. The writing is concise, lucid and useful. As the Sunday Times said, Gaarder manages 'to simplify some extremely complicated arguments without trivialising them'. I think Gaarder follows the philosophers through the ages very well.

HOWEVER (and this isn't a bad 'however', just a big one ^_^) I thoroughly encourage you to read, at a steady pace, and over and over again over the years, the original texts. Actually reading David Hume's 'A treatise on Human Nature' or Nietzsche's 'Human, all too Human' or Sartre's 'Nausea', really takes you to the heart of these philosophers.

Sorry it took so long to reply - I had misplaced my copy when rearranging!
Vax Nazz
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 6:45:36 PM
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It would seem from this that I'm missing out on a lot of good stuff.
I have, however, seen A Scanner Darkly and it is amazing!
I love it!

Donnie Darko is another good one, although I'm pretty sure it's already been mentioned on here...but it's great nonetheless.
Sophieness
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:49:50 AM
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There are so many good films out there that push the boundaries of what motion picture can be. Like A Scanner Darkly. Like Waking Life. Like Eternal Sunshine.

I saw The Prestige recently, and even though I love Hugh Jackman, I didn't like the film. But I can recognise that it is a great film - one to add to that list of must-see-films-and-must-read-books ^_^ The same cannot be said however, for Of Mice and Men... *grumbles: in my humble opinion, truly one of the most uninspiring, uninsightful and uninteresting books ever written*
neon_suntan
Posted: Monday, January 28, 2008 11:12:42 PM
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Another animated movie that's worth checking out is Renaissance.

It's a set in a BladeRunnered Paris of the future and is a film noir but the black/white artwork is phenomenal. it even features the voice talents of a Pre-Bond Daniel Craig.

For eliptical fictions look no further than Borges His work is so concise and packed full of meaning and reference and inference. He influenced people like Umberto Eco who created the creepy blind librarian Jorge in 'Name of the Rose' in memory of him as Jorge Luis Borges was completely blind in late life.

His most accessible collection is 'Labyrinths'

Jeff Noon is another startlingly orginal writer. His most accessible novel is arguably Nymphomation, but that's too tame for you then try Falling Out of Cars set in a world where everything is decaying and the signal to noise ratio is affecting reality itself... books contain nothing but gibberish, to look into a mirror is to go mad etc.

And for a book about a book about iself then track down the pamphlet sized novella ScriptGenerator
MiaVRO
Posted: Sunday, June 1, 2008 7:02:36 PM

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Also, watch the movie Memento, and even read the short story by Jonathan Nolan. They too deal with memory loss, and have a real twisted layout. The movie is rrreeeallly great! Highly recommended.
kaaybee
Posted: Saturday, August 9, 2008 9:55:19 PM
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MiaVRO wrote:
Also, watch the movie Memento, and even read the short story by Jonathan Nolan. They too deal with memory loss, and have a real twisted layout. The movie is rrreeeallly great! Highly recommended.


Memento was a great movie. I found I had to really focus on the movie and pay attention to it but it was well worth it. It's sort of funny but when I started to read TRST it reminded me of Memento. I wish more people have heard of/seen this movie.
Broken_Drum
Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:04:43 PM

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benedict wrote:
Books:
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
Spares by Michael Marshall Smith
More Tomorrow & Other Stories by Michael Marshall Smith
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
I love Murakami's work, especially The Wind-up Bird. I'm drawn to the surreality of it all.

"In his dream, which he later forgot, he found himself alone in a room, firing a pistol into a bare white wall."
Infant Tyrone
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2009 9:04:41 PM
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Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is one of my all-time favorites, and as I read TRST it was the book I thought of the most often-- some underground exploration, some getting lost in the more sinister dark corridors of the mind, a nutty professor, uh, cooking...
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