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writingasgjjensen from Don't Ask is reading A lot. I try to read as much as I can. October 27, 2011 - 8:33pm

Pick a director and a composer for your soundtrack.

Don't tell about your book.  Let us all infer what we can from your two decisions.  Are what people inferring what you expected?

 

My book?  The Movie directed by Darren Aronofsky, original soundtrack by Daniel Licht.

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 27, 2011 - 8:41pm

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Soundtrack by: Joe Hisaishi

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs October 27, 2011 - 8:47pm

I'm pretty sure the only composers for movies are Clint Mansell, John Williams, and Danny Elfman. But ok: Shane Black and Kid Rock (no wait...Mike Patton--because his music for Crank 2 was really great). Or alternates for directors: John McTiernan or Michael Bay (but only if an awesome screenwriter adapts the book and Michael Bay isn't allowed to make changes to the script).

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works October 27, 2011 - 8:59pm

 

Director: David Fincher

Original Score by: Danny Elfman

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 27, 2011 - 9:34pm

Director:Bill Forsyth (but John Huston if he were alive)

Composer: Fabio Frizzi (but Giancarlo Toniutti if he did film scores)

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 28, 2011 - 4:41am

Director: Sean Ellis

Composer: Royksopp

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound October 28, 2011 - 5:00am

David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Aticus Ross.

Well that's just The Social Network - but I'm ok with that.

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Ben from Australia is reading My Booky Wook by Russell Brand October 28, 2011 - 5:13am

I'm pretty sure the only composers for movies are Clint Mansell, John Williams, and Danny Elfman.

You forgot Hans Zimmer; he's done some fantastic scores.

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Waterhouse from Columbus is reading Bullet Park, John Cheever October 28, 2011 - 6:37am

I would hate for something I wrote to be a movie. Unless you are a huge name, they will fuck your shit up, as the kids say.

That said, if I had to choose,

Director: Martin Scorcese

Soundtrack: Michael Gira/SWANS

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 28, 2011 - 8:07am

Director: Michael Mann or Clint Eastwood

Composer: Sigur Ros

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. October 28, 2011 - 8:39am

Michael Bay and Marilyn Manson.

 

It's about giant gothic robots with no talent.

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The Coen Brothers and Hans Zimmer

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray October 28, 2011 - 10:19am

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Composer: Carter Burwell

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 28, 2011 - 11:50am

Teamup between David Fincher and Will Gluck for director

Soundtrack of Yann Teirsan and assorted rock, metal and emo groups (Muse, BVB, Avenged Sevenfold,etc.)

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like October 28, 2011 - 12:34pm

Southern Gothic

Director - Guillermo Del Toro or Lars Von Trier

Composer - Gavin Bryars or Brian Eno (or both)

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind October 28, 2011 - 2:46pm

I want Chris Sanders to be the director. Despite How to Train Your Dragon having little similarity to the books, I  felt the feeling of the books was the same, so it was fine to me. I'll add another thing: I'd like Dreamworks to animate it. Yes. It shall be animated!
For composer? Hmm... Daft Punk and Anamanaguchi. Let's see what those guys can come up with together.

 

 

 

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Andrew Moore from Belfast Northern Ireland is reading The Dark Tower by Stephen King October 29, 2011 - 9:49am

Director :: Guillermo del Toro 

Composer :: John Williams 

I'd happily settle for Disney to do a traditional hand drawn animated adventure though...

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Danny grant November 8, 2011 - 6:31pm
Directed by- Alejandro González Iñárritu
Music by- David Julyan and Explosions In The Sky
 
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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter November 8, 2011 - 6:40pm

Director: David Fincher

Composer: Amanda Palmer

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian November 10, 2011 - 2:53am

I'd pick Fincher but want to be different so I guess Guy Richie could do an okay job.

Music by the Chemical Brothers.

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Nicholas C. from Canada is reading The Corrections, by Jonathan Franzen December 1, 2011 - 6:55pm

Christopher Nolan directing+

Daft Punk creating the score 

= visual and sonic mindfuckery

 

 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest December 1, 2011 - 7:01pm

Tarantino directing and no one composing. All music from the 1950's. Mainly Doo-Wop.

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Appendy Shitehouse December 1, 2011 - 9:43pm

Director David Lynch - Music by Angelo Badalamenti

That would be just dreamy.

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Brian Ingham from Stillwater Oklahoma is reading There is No Year by. Blake Butler December 6, 2011 - 3:49am

Director: David Fincher or Christopher Nolan

Composer: Trent Reznor or Hans Zimmer

 

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 7, 2011 - 1:01am

I could never let somebody do either of those things for my book. I'd have to do it all myself so I could adapt my story to movie form however I saw fit. I'm to selfish with my work.

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jack05282 December 7, 2011 - 3:38am

danny boyle and clint mansell

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Brian Ingham from Stillwater Oklahoma is reading There is No Year by. Blake Butler December 7, 2011 - 5:20pm

@David- If I had the chance to be able to direct and compose for my novels movie I would definetlydo it all myself, but I doubt that could happen. That's something I've always wondered...say you sell the rights of your story to a company, can you retain the right to have a say in what goes on or are you basically just collecting a paycheck and hoping for the best? and are there examples of authors who have had direct say in the film version?

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Clayton Blue from Arizona is reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides December 7, 2011 - 5:27pm

The zombie Kubric. Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood original soundtrack.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 7, 2011 - 6:00pm

I know Stephen king used to make his own films but id rather he didn't, he was just awful at movies. Maximum overdrive was just wrong on so many levels for him. Personally I would never sell a story to anybody unless we had an understanding that nothing would be done with the story with out me approving then overseeing the project. My one hope is that acting will take off for me or I'll be able to write a story famous enough I'll be able to strong arm who ever wants it into letting me make the movie but that's unlikely.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 18, 2011 - 5:50pm

Directed by: Kevin Smith

Soundtrack by: Clint Black & Pete Yorn

 

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mutterhals from Pittsburgh December 19, 2011 - 10:32am

Gaspar Noe & Josh Homme, just the idea makes me wet my pants.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry December 19, 2011 - 1:49pm

Ridley Scott and Trent Reznor

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 19, 2011 - 2:21pm

Josh Homme is a hot ginger.

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mutterhals from Pittsburgh December 19, 2011 - 5:00pm

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amazingrobots from Savannah, GA is reading When You Are Engulfed In Flames December 20, 2011 - 1:10pm

Charlie Kaufman and I don't know anything about composers, so let's just go with a band I like.

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor December 20, 2011 - 9:01pm

Director: Takishi Mike.

Score: Angelo Badalamenti

Now that would be a fucking trip.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry December 22, 2011 - 7:47am

David Fincher and that guy who wrote the songs for Lady and the Tramp.