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Funding for screen version of Jake Chapman's 2008 novel, written and directed by the artist brothers, to be secured from the art world
The Chapman brothers, Jake and Dinos, are to become the latest British artists to transfer their work to the world of film with a planned feature-length adaptation of Jake's debut novel, The Marriage of Reason and Squalor.
Published in 2008, Chapman's book is a typically jagged satire of the paperback romance novel. The story centres on bride-to-be Chlamydia Love and her dalliance with the "devilishly unattractive" writer Helmut Mandragorass. The Chapmans plan to co-direct the film adaptation, for which they are currently writing a screenplay.
The Marriage of Reason and Squalor opens with Love gifted a desert island by her fiancee. Matters soon turn awry when the young woman develops a fascination with Mandragorass, the property's rightful owner. A battle begins over the island and, ultimately, Chlamydia's love. »
- Ben Child
Today in history... March 1st, 1981, Ira (Irish Republican Army) member Bobby Sands begins a hunger strike at Northern Ireland's Maze prison. He died 2 months later behind bars, on the 66th day of his hunger strike. Fast-forward to 2008... Black British filmmaker Steve McQueen’s debut feature film, Hunger, laconically, dramatically and harrowingly reconstructs the imprisonment of Bobby Sands and his multi-week long hunger strike. Michael Fassbender stars in the film, which, by the way, is now available in Netflix's Instant Watch streaming library. So you can watch the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning film this very minute (with a basic Netflix account), within 2 or 3 clicks of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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