May 05, 2003

the stone reader

stone reader one sheetthe stone reader
dir. by mark moskowitz

I'll never get those two hours back!


My friend David DRAGGED me to this lame documentary. Here's the story, in a nutshell: a guy, named Mark Moskowitz, buys a book back in 1972 when he was a teenager, doesn't really read it, forgets about it, and twenty-five years go by before he rediscovers the book. He reads it as a middle-aged man and thinks it is the BEST THING EVER. He decides he wants to read everything else this guy has written - but alas, finds that the guy hasn't written anything else since. So he decides to make a documentary about his search for what happened to this author.

First off, this guy, Moskowitz was very annoying, and it was impossible for me to sympathise or connect with him in any way. He kept asking the same stupid, boring question of all of his subjects: "So, why do you think an author would write such a good book and then just disappear?" - Like that never happens. (Sigh). At least I got to eat a good lunch at California Pizza Kitchen afterwards, otherwise it would have been such a wasteful day...
posted by julie at May 5, 2003 10:54 AM


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