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Six novelists on their favourite second artform

  • The Guardian - TV News
Writers often worry about the dangers of outside influence, but what about the non-literary inspirations they are far more comfortable admitting to? Andrew O'Hagan talks to six novelists about their passion for a second artform

The divine counsels decided, once upon a time, that influence is bad and that too much agency is the enemy of invention. Harold Bloom can't be blamed for that: he certainly pointed to the danse macabre of influence and anxiety, but to him the association was perfectly creative. Elsewhere, writers have always been blamed for being too much like other writers, or too much like themselves, and even now, in the crisis of late postmodernism, we find it hard to believe that writers might live happily in a state of influence and cross-reference. Yet anybody who knows anything about writers knows that they love their sweet influences.

What I've noticed, though, is that the influences
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Six novelists on their favourite second artform

  • The Guardian - Film News
Writers often worry about the dangers of outside influence, but what about the non-literary inspirations they are far more comfortable admitting to? Andrew O'Hagan talks to six novelists about their passion for a second artform

The divine counsels decided, once upon a time, that influence is bad and that too much agency is the enemy of invention. Harold Bloom can't be blamed for that: he certainly pointed to the danse macabre of influence and anxiety, but to him the association was perfectly creative. Elsewhere, writers have always been blamed for being too much like other writers, or too much like themselves, and even now, in the crisis of late postmodernism, we find it hard to believe that writers might live happily in a state of influence and cross-reference. Yet anybody who knows anything about writers knows that they love their sweet influences.

What I've noticed, though, is that the influences
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Venice film festival supremo eyes up British talent, while Keira Knightley gets set to play Anna Karenina

Anyone for Venice?

Interesting spot among the celeb crowd at Film4's pre-Cannes drinks last week was Venice film festival supremo Marco Mueller. The bespectacled curator was in town scouting projects for his own late-August festival and confided that he was "very impressed" with what he'd found going on in British film. He was also confident that "two or three" big British films that weren't ready for the Croisette would be gracing his Lido by the end of the summer. The biggest "poach" looks like being Andrea Arnold, whose enigmatic four-shot teaser for Wuthering Heights wowed the assembled crowd during a montage of Film4's upcoming slate. Arnold's career was kickstarted by Cannes and its support and awards for Red Road and Fish Tank, but her youthful take on the Brontë classic seems destined for Venice.
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Palisades Tartan Introduces America to P

Palisades Tartan is poised to release P , the company's first Asia Extreme release since acquiring the Tartan Films library in May 2008. The film streets on October 20th. P is directed by Paul Spurrier, a former child actor who appeared in popular Us television shows Max Headroom and Anna Karenina. While growing up in rural Thailand, a young and beautiful orphan girl is taught the mysterious art of dark magic by her grandmother. When her grandmother falls sick, young Dau travels to Bangkok looking for work in order to earn enough money for medicine. She lands a job as an exotic dancer at a go-go club. Hesitant at first and ridiculed by the other dancers, circumstances force Dau to become an adult before her time and ultimately becomes the most popular and eerily seductive...
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