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The W - Print - RIP David Foster Wallace
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080914/ap_en_ce/obit_wallace_7

I picked up Brief Interviews With Hideous Men at my local library based on the title alone, and thus began a long appreciation of Wallace's work. Sad news.



“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
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After reading the previous posts, I think that I'll need to give Mason & Dixon another try. The last couple of times I've made it about 50 pgs in, enjoyed it well enough, and been distracted by other things. (Fun, brief, story:
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