Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Slaughterhouse 90210: The Intersection of Screen and Books.

I am not ashamed to admit that I spend probably far too much time in front of the TV and have gone one too many nights without sleep to finish just one more chapter of a book. It is then no surprise that I was absolutely ecstatic when I came across Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog that pairs television and movie scenes with quotes from literature of every genre. I love the parallels--the pairing of unlikely sources together in a way that somehow works. The intersection of screen and books; a brilliant match.

"We had put almost all of our possessions in storage, which was a metaphor for being twenty, as were so many things.” ― Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs
 
“The thing is, dating jerks—and most of us have experienced at least one—isn’t all bad. Dating jerks can help you learn who the good guys are, as long as you pay attention and stop dating jerks.” — Jen Doll, Save the Date
"Communication is truth; communication is happiness. To share is our duty; to go down boldly and bring to light those hidden thoughts which are the most diseased; to conceal nothing; to pretend nothing; if we are ignorant to say so; if we love our friends to let them know it.”― Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader: First Series
 "The real marriage of true minds is for any two people to possess a sense of humor or irony pitched in exactly the same key, so that their joint glances on any subject cross like interarching searchlights." — Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance
"This was before voice mail, recorded phone messages you can’t escape. Life was easier then. You just didn’t pick up the phone.” ― Joyce Carol Oates, Beasts
 
“I count too heavily on birthdays, though I know I shouldn’t. Inevitably I begin to assess my life by them, figure out how I’m doing by how many people remember; it’s like the old fantasy of attending your own funeral: You get to see who your friends are, get to see who shows up. ” ― Lorrie Moore, Anagrams
 
“There was an inevitability about the road towards each other which encouraged meandering along the route.” ― Zadie Smith, NW
 
"You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better." ― Yann Martel, Life of Pi
"You will always be loved, and you will always be in love with love. A grande passion is the privilege of people who have nothing to do. That is the one use of the idle classes of a country. Don’t be afraid. There are exquisite things in store for you. This is merely the beginning.”― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray


 P.S. There's going to be a book made from the blog. Rad, right?!

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