Tiffany, thanks for the invite and for the kind words about "People Die". It's particularly gratifying when someone compliments you and then you discover they have great taste in books, music, films, etc.
Thanks for accepting my invite. I don't watch much TV either-it's too time consuming and disruptive to more creative pursuits. (plus the fact is, in this country, unless you pay for Foxtel to watch the things you used to get for free, there is nothing worth watching anyway).
Hi Tiffany- saw somewhere (don't ask me to pinpoint the source) that you were contemplating jumping into the canon of William Faulkner. All I can say, beyond, "Wow," is if you're going to bother, I recommend you start with "The Sound and the Fury." The rotating POVs (especially Benjy's) are interesting examples of stream-of-consciousness stuff that actually works.
I remember it being very difficult, but equally worth it (and how often can one honestly say that in connection with "lit-ra-chuh"?).
Oh, and I love Wilder and Sturges, Capra and Hitchcock (Lubitsch, too, come to think of it). Lastly, it's nice to see that someone else still remembers "Newsradio" fondly.