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trustno1
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posted 01-14-2001 08:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trustno1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Cusack is set to star in an adaptation of the book "Cosmic Banditos." This is the place to talk about the film, the book, and the enigmatic author.

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mickmc
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posted 02-23-2001 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mickmc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey... Just wanted to weigh in with my opinio. This book is the greatest. It is the funniest book ever....
And for years it would cost you like $100 to get a copy on ebay.
But they are republishing this March, you can even get the author AC Weisbecker to sign it (if you act fast). Check out his web site www.aweisbecker.com to order. It'll be worth your while.
I just hope Hollywood doesn't fuck up this great book.

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sonofcohen
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posted 07-19-2001 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sonofcohen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This book is one of the great literary finds of my life. It's totally dumb, but at the same time has an odd sagacity to it. For years the only people I knew who had read it had all read the exact same copy as me - it floated around for years, occasionally landing back in my paws. I actually half believed that it might be the ONLY copy - which would have somehow been fitting. When I found out it had been republished I bought a copy immediately and soon found that many of the other people I knew who had read it had done the same. Cusack IS perfect. I read the description of the film version on hsx.com (not a great resource admittedly) and their interpretation sounds askew enough that they had better be wrong! It sounds as though Cusack is narrarating the film from the point of view of "Tina's Father." Makes no sense to me. He MUST be the unnamed hero.

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trustno1
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posted 07-19-2001 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trustno1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've heard a couple of theories on how the story will be adapted for film and all of them have problems (some more than others). I really hope they spend the time to get it right because "Banditos" has an energy and quirkiness to it that, if brought to the screen correctly, could turn into a great film.

Also, you should check out Weisbecker's most recent novel, "In Search of Captain Zero." It's nothing like Banditos, but it has a refreshing degree of honest introspection. Weisbecker's site is also worth a look.

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