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Long Way Down (mock trailer) [22 Oct 2008|04:33pm]


YouTube: A Long Way Down (mock movie trailer)

This is just for laughs. I did my own 'casting' of sorts by picking actors/actresses for the roles and inserting them in. The voices are actually from the audio book, so, they don't match those of the actual actors, but. All the clips are from random movies I have on my computer. It's pretty crap, but I still think it's amusing.
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new book [31 Aug 2007|04:11pm]

Hey all, just thought you'd want to know about Mr Hornby's newest book, due out in October. It's listed for the 9-12 age range, interesting. Thoughts?
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I don't know if anyone's seen this little blurb from Nick Hornby's website... [12 Apr 2006|09:03pm]

Johnny Depp to produce A Long Way Down
Johnny Depp, Graham King and David Heyman (producer of the Harry Potter films) are to produce Nick Hornby's latest novel A Long Way Down for Warner Bros."This books is brimming with some of the finest writing, and some of the most outstanding characters I've ever had the pleasure of reading,' Depp said in a statement. 'The cinematic possibilities are extraordinary. I am thrilled to be involved with such a masterful work'

Warner Bros production chief Jeff Robinov said in a statement, 'A Long Way Down is funny, dramatic and has a really strong story. I think it will make a wonderful movie'

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BBC reports:

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It's not what you are like... [30 Oct 2005|09:04am]

Hey, quick question--could anybody point me to the page in High Fidelity that has the quote about "it's not what you are like, it's what you like"? Even if you could give the chapter number or some events that happened in the book around that time. It'd be really helpful. Thanks!
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No Hi Fi Inside Reference? [12 Jul 2005|05:05pm]

I just finished Hornby's latest, A Long Way Down, which is his typical great work.  What I've noticed in his novels after High Fidelity that he always slips in an obscure reference to High Fidelity somewhere in the book.  In About a Boy, he mentions going to a record store where the employees are surly and stuck up.  In How to be Good, she has a neighbor who's quiet but obsessive about records (Dick).  In this one, I was looking for some scene with JJ running into Barry or something, since he was the musical character.  Did I just miss it or was it not there?
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[11 May 2005|10:06pm]

I got an extra copy of the UK edition of songbook (entitled "31 songs") so I'd like to sell it and thought someone here may be interested.

picture of the cover can be found under the cutCollapse )
new condition. trade paperback. $9 shipped as long as you live in the us & I can accept check, cash, or a money order.

feedback can be seen in visceralviscous
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Fever Pitch [30 Mar 2005|04:26pm]

[ mood | okay ]

What does everyone think of the "Fever Pitch" coming out (w/ Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon)? I haven't read the book, but I do know it's a memoir and mostly about soccer. I've seen the previews and it's obviously about baseball, but evidently it's still based on the book. Any of you guys looking forward to it or planning on seeing it?

I do know there was an earlier version with Colin Firth some years back that didn't do so well...

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[04 Oct 2004|11:31pm]

Does anyone know when Mr. Hornby is going to release another book?
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HELP!! [24 Sep 2004|06:03pm]

I need a quote from About a Boy . . . it's the one where Marcus talks about "backup" I am writing a column similar to that subject, and i need that quote! please let me know if you know it :)
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high fidelity [22 Sep 2004|01:36pm]

[ mood | full ]

What do you guys think of the film version of High Fidelity?

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Fever Pitch-----THE MOVIE *fanfare* [21 Sep 2004|09:32pm]

I personally think that this may turn out to be a really bad idea. I mean come on The Farrelly Brothers? I haven't had a chance to see the original nor have I read the book (but I've been meaning to!!) but I don't think I'll be in line for this one. I was kinda disappointed with High Fidelity as a movie even though I really like John Cusack. I think my expectations were a little too high seeing as I loved the book so much. *shrugs* We'll see I guess.
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[21 Sep 2004|01:34am]

[ mood | tired ]

Just last night, I gave my new housemate my copy of High Fidelity to read. She's a music junkie and a pop culture freak so I knew that she'd love this book. I first heard of it and Nick Hornby when they were mentioned in the liner notes of a Catherine Wheel album. It was one of the first books that while reading I would have to keep my spot while I convulsed into fits of laughter. So much of what happened to Rob mirrored experiences of my own. I swore at times that he followed me around to write this book. I have also read About a Boy which I loved and I have Songbook put aside at work to read eventually.

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First post [20 Sep 2004|02:07pm]

[ mood | determined ]

I felt Mr. Hornby deserved a community of his own so here it is. I'm currently reading "Songbook" and I'm loving it. I read "High Fidelity" last year and it's one of my favorites. I love how Hornby writes. He always makes me laugh somehow.


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