the mysteries of pittsburgh

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    i thought michael chabon's novel, "the mysteries of pittsburgh" was great, granted i could relate to it on a couple of levels. hope the film is as good. will see it tomorrow night. it's in limited release now.

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    chabon also wrote "wonder boys" novel, which was made into a film released in 2000.
     
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    I'll have to check it out. I thought 'Wonder Boys' was a great film. Didn't understand why it flopped at the Box Office. Well, might have had something to do with Katie Holmes.
     
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    I never read the book, but the trailer intrigues me greatly: is it possible that they have finally made a well-produced, well-budgeted, all-star vehicle about GLBTs without undue apologizing and where (gasp!) no one dies?
     
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    yeah, in the book, sex just happens, as things sometimes do.
    some poor reviews for the film. but peter saarsgard, my favorite character from the book, is supposed to be very good. still going to see it 'cause i liked the book. (maybe that would be a reason to stay away?) not michael chabon's fault, he remains a good writer, in my opinion.
     
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    hey, it's good. sure i would have cut a few minutes off toward the end. but i liked it.
    worth seeing in my opinion. don't want to spoil it for anyone, so i'll just leave it at that,
    except to say, that the sexual tension between the characters of art (jon foster) and cleveland (peter saarsgard) seemed authentic.

    liked the book and the film. the film was shot in pittsburgh, so the locations are all authentic
    to the book, for those familiar w/ pittsburgh.
     
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    I like Chabon's works. See it. Man has talent.
     
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