By Michael Turner
American Whiskey Bar is a amazing fake memoir concerning the un-making of a film—a movie which Michael Turner used to be commissioned to jot down. even if, even if this movie was once ever “made” is controversial. And just one print is expounded to exist. however, American Whiskey Bar, a movie noticeable via just a handful of individuals, is easily on its technique to turning into a curious footnote to cinematic history.
American Whiskey Bar, the ebook, is an try to set the list straight—a tale of intercourse, violence, lies, ambition, strength, paradox, goals, and remorse. give some thought to your self warned.
First released in Canada in 1997, this new version, which contains a foreword by means of 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 manner out and in of assorted degrees of truth. . . . There’s a shiny, playful brain at paintings here.”—Toronto Star
“Turner constructs an extreme, clever, and darkly funny satire. . . . Too unique to be nominated for awards.”—Quill & Quire
“Brilliant . . . a blinding, dizzying multilayered mix of truth and fiction, of the believable and the preposterous, of the genuine and the hyper-real. it's also screamingly funny.”—Globe & Mail
Globe & Mail impressive e-book, 1997
Quill & Quire top e-book of 1997
Coolest Canadian ebook of the 12 months, Chapters
Michael Turner lives in Vancouver, the place, as well as books and screenplays, he writes paintings essays and edits ArsenalAdvance, a literary/visual paintings imprint. He has received a BC publication 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 used to be released this 12 months by means of delicate Skull.
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They both laugh. They both take sips from their drink. w1 (looking off) Gosh, I remember reaching into a black guy’s pants once. w2 Yeah?! w1 Oh yeah. This was years ago. 45 a m e ric a n w h isk e y bar w2 And? w1 Well, this was back when I was going to college . . Cut to: ext. college campus. 1967 – night A young w1 and a young african exchange student slowly walking hand-in-hand. w1 is wearing a pseudo-psychedelic < peasant > dress. The exchange student is wearing tan slacks and a V-neck short-sleeve.
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.
W2 (voice over) Why? w1 (voice over) I don’t know. I mean – forget what you’ve heard about the sixties: things were still pretty conservative back then. And once I got married I certainly didn’t want my husband to know. And I certainly didn’t tell any of our married friends. w2 (voice over) But did you go down on him? Cut to: int. a dimly lit bar – table four A beat. w1 begins a grin. w1 I did – yes. w2 What was it like? 49 a m e ric a n w h isk e y bar w1 Well, I couldn’t get very much in. w2’s eyes light up.