Denise Sawicki | November 30, 2005
I picked up a pretty interesting (fictional!) book at the library called "Torture the Artist" by Joey Goebel, about a company that has decided to replace the crummy mainstream music, TV, and movies of today with quality art, and to make this art popular. Their method for doing this includes selecting children who are talented at the arts and assigning them managers whose job is to do everything possible behind the scenes to keep the artist miserable so that he/she will continue being inspired to make good art. It's a really twisted concept but it's an interesting read. I'm not quite done yet. It made me think of Scott's page because there was discussion here lately about remakes of classic movies including The Wizard of Oz. This is touched upon in the book.

Jackie Mason | December 1, 2005
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