By Michael Turner
American Whiskey Bar is a outstanding pretend memoir in regards to the un-making of a film—a movie which Michael Turner was once commissioned to jot down. although, even if this movie was once ever “made” is controversial. And just one print is expounded to exist. however, American Whiskey Bar, a movie noticeable via just a handful of individuals, is easily on its option to turning into a curious footnote to cinematic history.
American Whiskey Bar, the ebook, is an try to set the checklist straight—a tale of intercourse, violence, lies, ambition, energy, paradox, desires, and remorse. give some thought to your self warned.
First released in Canada in 1997, this new version, which contains a foreword via William Gibson (Neuromancer, trend Recognition), is the 1st version ever on hand within the U.S.
Praise for American Whiskey Bar:
“Tightly packed . . . the ebook weaves its manner out and in of assorted degrees of fact. . . . There’s a vibrant, playful brain at paintings here.”—Toronto Star
“Turner constructs an extreme, clever, and darkly funny satire. . . . Too unique to be nominated for awards.”—Quill & Quire
“Brilliant . . . a blinding, dizzying multilayered mixture of truth and fiction, of the believable and the preposterous, of the true and the hyper-real. it's also screamingly funny.”—Globe & Mail
Globe & Mail striking booklet, 1997
Quill & Quire top publication of 1997
Coolest Canadian booklet of the 12 months, Chapters
Michael Turner lives in Vancouver, the place, as well as books and screenplays, he writes paintings essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual paintings imprint. He has gained a BC booklet Prize for fiction and a Genie Award for unique music. lately, he has collaborated with artist Stan Douglas and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. His novel The Pornographer’s Poem was once released this yr through tender Skull.
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They turn towards each other and kiss. w2 (voice over, to bartender) Yeah, I’ll have another. How ’bout you? (to w1) (to bartender) Make that two. Cut to: int. a dimly lit bar – table four 46 t h e o rig ina l s c re e n p l ay w1 And we just got to fooling around, you know, out back of the botany building, on the green. And he was just really polite about it. He wasn’t at all aggressive. But he had this firmness about him, a real control, you know. And I just put my hand down there and felt this huge bulge.
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She told me that everything had been taken care of. The administrator smiled, then said something about how there are still guardian angels at work in this world, selfless people who do good unto others without so much as leaving a forwarding address. I asked the administrator if the hospital would have taken me in otherwise, even if there was nobody around to pick up the tab. The administrator made a play-shameful face and said no, that she was sorry, that she didn’t think they would have, that when they brought me into the hospital two months ago everybody thought I was just some Black Sea prostitute.