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June 29, 2017
Working in The ER – Denis Johnson
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This is just the first part of Denis Johnson's short story Emergency. I prefer the text version (available online at Narrative magazine) and the audio version as a backup (available at The New Yorker Fiction podcast).
Whoever directed this did a terrible job of transforming the scenes from the collection to the big screen. He must not have read or understood Johnson's take on it at all. It's read as very still and surreal, almost like a dream but reality. This is like methy, spazzy, comedic bullshit
Billy Crudup is one of the great actors of his generation. He was outstanding in "Waking the Dead."
A disgrace to the amazing book (gets the voice entirely wrong) but I'll give it a thumbs up.
1) I enjoyed this adaptation, particularly how "Emergency" is brought to life; 2) unsurprisingly, Toby Wolff says Denis is by far the best reader of this story; 3) Terrence Weber, the guy with the knife in this eye here is played by Denis
"What are you doing around here anyway?""I save lives…"
…after hearing Tobias Wolf read this story can't go back to this…and it's not a bad movie by any means…
"I save lives." You sure do, Jack. You sure do.
Where were the hospital scenes filmed. Which hospital. Is it.
this entire movie is one long awkward moment. brilliant.
I think Tobias Wolff did a better job reading all these parts himself haha, solid adaptation though
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This movie makes me feel normal
the most RANDOM scene – must be because Jack Black is out of his mind in it… ;o)
I LOVE jack blacks character in this movie, hhahahaha, what do you do around here? I save lives. Great movie, wierd ending tho
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