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Posts Tagged ‘Oliver Stone’

‘Less is not-less.’ Joyce Carol Oates Tweets About Twitter

 

The great author Joyce Carol Oates joined Twitter recently, and her feed has been filled with a long-form writer’s meditations on this new kind of online writing. Below, we’ve created a collection of her tweets about Twitter writing.

Tonight, Oates will receive the lifetime achievement award at the PEN Center USA’s Literary Awards Festival in Los Angeles.

Oates’ Twitter career began with the simple post embedded above: “Last night at the Norman Mailer Award Ceremony in NYC, Oliver Stone said beautifully: ‘A serious writer is a rebel.’” She also shared a great writing music recommendation last week: “Is anyone else haunted by Rachmaninoff’s ‘Vespers?’” Click here to listen to those classical choir pieces on Spotify.

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Don Winslow to Write a Prequel for ‘Savages’

Author Don Winslow has a new project; a prequel to his 2010 novel Savages. Above, we’ve embedded the book trailer for the original book.

According to Deadline, screenwriter Shane Salerno conceived of the idea; Salerno adapted Savages into a screenplay for its forthcoming film adaptation. Simon & Schuster has set a publication date for the prequel to coincide with the film’s release in 2012.

Here’s more from the L.A. Times: “The film begins shooting next month with the Oscar-winning director [Oliver Stone] at the helm. With Stone comes a star-heavy cast, including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Emile Hirsch, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson and Benicio Del Toro.”