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There was no one quite like Crispin Glover when he broke out onto the scene in 1986's award-winning "River's Edge" -- and the same rings true today. Glover has over the years played a list of characters almost as odd as the public persona he's cultivated since first appearing on "The David Letterman Show" in 1987 wearing platform shoes and a wig. He played a geeky dad in "Back to the Future," a silent and perverted assassin the "Charlie's Angels" movies, a loathsome monster in "Beowulf," a mouse-loving social misfit in "Willard," and in this month's "The Bag Man," Glover steals scenes from John Cusack as Ned, a mysterious wheel-chair bound motel receptionist. When he's not acting, Glover makes and tours his own films, and publishes his own books through his publishing company, Volcanic Eruptions. Indiewire spoke with Glover about "Bag Man" (out in select theaters this Friday), cultivating his public persona, »
- Nigel M Smith
In this fictional world built upon novels and series of novels, I may be considered obtuse for stating that what raises Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things (and indeed its predecessor, Smoke And Mirrors) above so much other contemporary fiction lies in its format: the short story collection. It is my favorite artistic medium, and there is no better form for Neil Gaiman. I would go so far as to say that it is suited to him even better than the graphic novel, for which he is so often revered. Some of these stories, when adapted into comics, are still enjoyable that way, but lose something when taken out of the context of their counterparts.
And what of the long form? Gaiman is a consummate storyteller, to be sure. So his novels, carried away on a single idea, feel stretched thin, like using the standard amount of salt for a doubled recipe. »
- Holly Interlandi
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