Continuing the oenological analogy; Mr. B's product, whether new or vintage, is sometimes light and refreshing, often rich and heady, and goes with everything!
Nancy, dolt that I am I can not retrieve the article interviewing Ray. I put all kinds of things into the prompts, i.e, subject, date range, etc., and nothing came up. Please lead me by the hand and tell the way. Thank you in advance.
I am referring to your post of December 1, 2005.
The play, Fahrenheit 451, makes its NY debut next week. Ray comments in this article, as well:
Thanks for the link. Good story and I hope the play does well. Unfortunately, the director of the play comes close to genuflecting to bashing the Bush administration that seems to be required of the creative community but maybe I'm just overly sensitive. Bradbury sets the article writer straight by pointing out he was thinking of the burning of the library at Alexandria and what had happened in WWII Germany and what was rumored to be happening in Russia during the 50s. (Bradbury also wins my praises when he points out no American president in the last 60 years has waged war for political purposes. Um, but then he loses me when he brings up his idea of setting up an Israel state in South Florida. Moving right along, Ray.)
This article shoud be an eye opener to anyone who thinks Michael Moore had any inkling of what he was doing when he shanghai-ed Bradbury's title for Moore's shabby movie.
Thanks. Great to hear your opinions again. Even though I'm not a Bush fan, I have to agree with your observations. Fortunately, Ray does not allow people to get away with "speaking for him." He tells them straight out what he means.
Michael Moore was an ass by ripping off Ray's title. One of my friends wrote to me not long ago and said that MM's name came immediately to mind but not Ray Bradbury's when Fahrenheit 451 was mentioned. Obviously, serious damage has been done.
And South Florida is not exactly "the place" for an Israli state. Maybe Manhattan, but not FL. I look forward to the reviews of the play in NYC. What a legacy.
I understand your differences with Bush and I certainly respect your view. Interesting story you tell about Michael Moore. Yes, some serious damage done. Well, maybe this play will be the thing needed to bring F-451 back to Bradbury. (Sort of like U-2 taking back "Helter Skelter" from Charles Manson.)
You take care as well,
Another new article with quotes from Ray:
Once again, thanks for the link. For me, a wonderful convergence of my two favorite writers: Hemingway, of course, was born in Oak Park.
Just read this GLOWING review of F-451, the off-broadway play, in The New York Times. Amazing man and amazing legacy:
I wonder how they handled the book-burning scenes on stage...
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! It was a pleasure to read.
You're welcome. I hope to go to see the show in a couple of months. A friend of mine may get to see it in a couple of weeks so I'll report back.
I've seen the play several times in several college venues. This certainly must be a blast. Wish New York wasn't so far.
If it is coming to L. A., please to let us know, and when!
Biplane 1~~There, there, dear, I'm sure no one on this forum would agree that you are a dolt. You are, in fact, one of my fave posters. Sorry it took me so long to notice your question.
Go to MySA.com or mysanantonio.com, and just enter "Ray Bradbury" in the "Search For..." area, and click on "In Stories." I just did it and it worked fine.
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