NABOKV-L post 0008610, Sat, 20 Sep 2003 19:33:36 -0700

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Fw: Fw: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
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EDNOTE. Does anyone out there know how to get in touch with screenwriter
Charles Kauffman as Diane Gill suggests below?



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From: "Dane Gill" <pennyparkerpark@hotmail.com>
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> It's funny this was brought up. I just watched Confessions for the first
> time two nights ago (the book is also a real charmer) and was sooooooo
> excited that VN was mentioned by mainstream Hollywood that I didn't get a
> chance to really think about the quote. Then it hit me: where the hell did
> VN ever say this? I can't find it. Like someone said, it does sound
> Nabokovian....but at what point in his life did he actually carry large
> amounts of forged documents (assuming VN is referring to himself). Or, did
> one of his characters need forged documents? (Kinbote? Krug?). Someone
> should really do some homework and find this (not me, I've failed) or
> contact Charles Kauffman, the screenwriter.
> Dane Gill
>
>
> >From: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@cox.net>
> >Reply-To: Vladimir Nabokov Forum <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> >To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
> >Subject: Fw: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
> >Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 19:52:14 -0700
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Kenny, Glenn" <gkenny@hfmus.com>
> >To: "'D. Barton Johnson '" <chtodel@cox.net>
> >Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 6:37 PM
> >Subject: RE: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Yup, that is the film, and scads of critics have delighted in quoting
> >that
> > > line, which I can't find either. Incidentally, in my professional
> >capacity
> > > as a motion picture critic, I found "Confessions" a terribly
irritating
> > > "movie stars are TOO smart" exercise-it seemed to exist solely as a
> >pretext
> > > for demonstrating that Julia Roberts can almost pronounce Nabokov's
name
> > > correctly.
> > >
> > > GK
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: D. Barton Johnson
> > > To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
> > > Sent: 9/19/03 12:48 PM
> > > Subject: Fw: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
> > >
> > > EDNOTE. I assume that the "Confessions.." refers to the film based on
> > > gameshow host's Chuck Baris'(pseudo?)-memoir about his secret life as
a
> > > goverment-hired assassin. By the way, check out Juan's VN site
> > > http://www.fulmerford.com.
> > > -----------------
> > > From: "Juan Martinez" <jmmartin@mail.ucf.edu>
> > > >
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> > > > In "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," this quote is attributed to
> > > > Nabokov: "All the information I have about myself is from forged
> > > > documents." Does anyone know if it, or something like it, was
written
> > > by
> > > > him? If so, where? _Speak, Memory_, _Strong Opinions_? It sounds
> > > > Nabokovian, but I can't find it anywhere.
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Juan
> > > >
> > > > - - http://www.fulmerford.com
> > > >
> > > >
>
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