By Michael Turner
American Whiskey Bar is a notable pretend memoir in regards to the un-making of a film—a movie which Michael Turner was once commissioned to write down. notwithstanding, even if this movie was once ever “made” is controversial. And just one print is related to exist. however, American Whiskey Bar, a movie obvious by way of just a handful of individuals, is easily on its option to changing 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, strength, paradox, goals, and remorse. think about your self warned.
First released in Canada in 1997, this new version, which contains a foreword via William Gibson (Neuromancer, development Recognition), is the 1st variation ever on hand within the U.S.
Praise for American Whiskey Bar:
“Tightly packed . . . the e-book weaves its approach out and in of assorted degrees of fact. . . . There’s a brilliant, playful brain at paintings here.”—Toronto Star
“Turner constructs an excessive, clever, and darkly funny satire. . . . Too unique to be nominated for awards.”—Quill & Quire
“Brilliant . . . a stunning, dizzying multilayered combination 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 remarkable booklet, 1997
Quill & Quire top e-book of 1997
Coolest Canadian e-book of the yr, Chapters
Michael Turner lives in Vancouver, the place, as well as books and screenplays, he writes artwork essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual paintings imprint. He has gained a BC ebook Prize for fiction and a Genie Award for unique tune. lately, he has collaborated with artist Stan Douglas and filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. His novel The Pornographer’s Poem was once released this 12 months via delicate Skull.
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W2 Wow! (opening her eyes) Was he uncircumcised? Cut to: ext. college campus – night w1 and the exchange student break from their embrace. He takes a step back. She does the same. They wave goodbye to each other, smiling, awkward. He backs out of the frame. She lingers, her smile slowly fading. w1 (voice over) Oh yeah. He was. I’d never been with a guy with a foreskin before. w2 (voice over) Did you go down on him? 48 t h e o rig ina l s c re e n p l ay w1 (voice over) Oh God. I can’t believe I’m talking about this.
In the meantime, I look forward to finally reading the screenplay to the film I am said to have made – and that you most certainly wrote. Monika Herendy budapest, june 1997 ps I have sent along some rather blurred images that I downloaded off the Web – photographs that were allegedly taken (covertly) by a C. Rossi, a make-up artist on the American Whiskey Bar set. I would have included the Web address, but the site came and went within a couple of weeks. 26 American Whiskey Bar the original screenplay dramatis personæ a sanitation worker b sanitation worker c sanitation worker p film guy q film guy he law clerk she law clerk her brother salesman ramòn boxer woman 1 legal secretary woman 2 legal secretary african exchange student / liberian / sao bosa policeman 1 policeman 2 the bartender 28 int.
51 a m e ric a n w h isk e y bar w1 Oh yeah. A bunch of ’em. Little ones. One after another. But what I remember best was what I saw in my head. Lying there on my back, looking up at the stars. It was like I was floating in space. And then, all of a sudden, the stars began to grow together until finally it was just this intense, surging white light. And then I looked down at my body, because, for some reason, it felt like it was, you know, melting away. And sure enough it was. It was gone. It was all just light.