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  • Ben Staad
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    Random thought/comment. I really like Suntup Editions however at the price point I don't think I will continue purchasing their A/E's. I have been thinking on this awhile and I value an authors signature. I'm sure there will be some exceptions to this for me however living authors A/E editions, unsigned, will likely be a pass for me going forward.

    SK would be the exception.

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  • CyberGhostface
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The rumors were that the author was not happy that he had been forced to write Hannibal. The production company forced his hand in stating that they would have someone else write the story if he would not as they had the rights to the characters. He purposely wrote it with an ending they would not be willing to use. Sure enough the movie completely ignores to ending from the book, it simply did not happen. The primary complaint is that events occur that are too out of character. While I understand that, I also think the author set it up well enough to explain the dramatic shift. I finished this book on a flight home from Salt Lake City and I think I actually laughed out loud when the twist was revealed.
    This was the case for Hannibal Rising (Dino de Laurentiis even admitted to it) but not the case with Hannibal. With Hannibal they were constantly asking for a sequel but he wasn't forced into doing it and he was able to do it at his own pace (which is why it took so long).

    As for the ending, they would have used it had Jodie Foster not complained. Then when they did change it for her she decided not to do it anyways.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just received my AGE copy of The Collector. Another top-notch production by Suntup! I truly dig the slipcase color/material. It really matches the cream colored book-cover well. Read this book years ago and can't wait to give it another go now that I have this wonderful edition!

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    Thanks for those ideas! Really appreciate it.
    You're welcome!!

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I have more prints than I have frames and wall space for. Most of my frames are an inexpensive version from Michaels with the intention of swapping prints out, but let's be honest, that has never happened. I have some professionally framed stuff, but it's only original art work.

    However, I did pick up these frames (get them a little wider than your prints) which we have a variety of prints on the wall hung with AND we've actually swapped them out since they're fairly simple to do. One thing that has made life easier, and I think it takes up less space, is that I started storing as many of my prints flat as I could. I bought a portfolio which works really well. I have three of them for all of our prints of varying sizes.

    I do own three of the CD Doubleday Years prints that in all honesty, I should have never bought. I have no idea what to do with them. Also own Suntup's Eyes of the Dragon prints, which I also don't know what to do with, BUT they did allow me to get Misery so they definitely earned their price.
    Thanks for those ideas! Really appreciate it.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I have more prints than I have frames and wall space for. Most of my frames are an inexpensive version from Michaels with the intention of swapping prints out, but let's be honest, that has never happened. I have some professionally framed stuff, but it's only original art work.

    However, I did pick up these frames (get them a little wider than your prints) which we have a variety of prints on the wall hung with AND we've actually swapped them out since they're fairly simple to do. One thing that has made life easier, and I think it takes up less space, is that I started storing as many of my prints flat as I could. I bought a portfolio which works really well. I have three of them for all of our prints of varying sizes.

    I do own three of the CD Doubleday Years prints that in all honesty, I should have never bought. I have no idea what to do with them. Also own Suntup's Eyes of the Dragon prints, which I also don't know what to do with, BUT they did allow me to get Misery so they definitely earned their price.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just received my 2021-2022 Holiday gift from Suntup. Looks amazing. Love the art prints that were chosen. Not exactly sure what I'm going to do with them or where I am going to put them yet as I normally don't order/collect this sort of thing; however, I'm sure I will figure something out. Worst case, I guess I can always tuck them behind my current Suntup section on my bookcase. Random question, but, do any of you do anything with your art prints other than frame them? I'm not the most creative person when it come to decorating or that sort of thing; so, perhaps others might be able to provide me some ideas that might not normally occur to me.

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  • brlesh
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The rumors were that the author was not happy that he had been forced to write Hannibal. The production company forced his hand in stating that they would have someone else write the story if he would not as they had the rights to the characters. He purposely wrote it with an ending they would not be willing to use. Sure enough the movie completely ignores to ending from the book, it simply did not happen. The primary complaint is that events occur that are too out of character. While I understand that, I also think the author set it up well enough to explain the dramatic shift. I finished this book on a flight home from Salt Lake City and I think I actually laughed out loud when the twist was revealed.
    I’d heard the same thing, but I heard it associated with Hannibal Rising, the prequel that Harris wrote a few years after Hannibal.

    What I heard was that Dino DeLaurentis owned the movie rights to the character and was going to do a prequel & wanted a novel written along with the movie, either by Harris or someone else.

    In the end, Harris conceded, & wrote the novel Hannibal Rising, which he never really wanted to write in the first place.

    B

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  • Dave1442397
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    The June title is definitely Slaughterhouse Five. The clue was actually supposed to be NOMINATED for the Nebula and Hugo. And the author's daughter painted the cover illustration.

    Well, that title was nominated for both and Vonnegut's daughter is an artist, so it checks out on all fronts.
    If so, I'll go for the Artist Edition. It's time I read this one again. I know I read it back in the '80s, but I don't remember it at all.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    The June title is definitely Slaughterhouse Five. The clue was actually supposed to be NOMINATED for the Nebula and Hugo. And the author's daughter painted the cover illustration.

    Well, that title was nominated for both and Vonnegut's daughter is an artist, so it checks out on all fronts.
    I definitely wouldn't mind if it is Slaughterhouse Five. It's one of those books that I've always meant to get around to but still haven't read. This would give me a good reason to finally pick-up a copy.

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  • Splync
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    The June title is definitely Slaughterhouse Five. The clue was actually supposed to be NOMINATED for the Nebula and Hugo. And the author's daughter painted the cover illustration.

    Well, that title was nominated for both and Vonnegut's daughter is an artist, so it checks out on all fronts.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    The rumors were that the author was not happy that he had been forced to write Hannibal. The production company forced his hand in stating that they would have someone else write the story if he would not as they had the rights to the characters. He purposely wrote it with an ending they would not be willing to use. Sure enough the movie completely ignores to ending from the book, it simply did not happen. The primary complaint is that events occur that are too out of character. While I understand that, I also think the author set it up well enough to explain the dramatic shift. I finished this book on a flight home from Salt Lake City and I think I actually laughed out loud when the twist was revealed.
    Wow, I had never heard that before. That really sucks for Harris. I guess he/his agent never expected Silence to become the hit movie that it was which is why I'm sure that the characters were optioned. Wonder if that production company would get away with that today as people right now seem to be a bit more sensitive to that type of thing at the moment.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    I actually never got around to reading Hannibal. I had always planned to read it; however, I made the mistake of watching the movie beforehand which completely stunk IMO. Because of that, I never went back and actually read the book. For that reason, I would be excited if Hannibal ends up being the announcement as it would finally give me a reason to read it. I also love the idea of having a complete Suntup "Lecter" set.
    The rumors were that the author was not happy that he had been forced to write Hannibal. The production company forced his hand in stating that they would have someone else write the story if he would not as they had the rights to the characters. He purposely wrote it with an ending they would not be willing to use. Sure enough the movie completely ignores to ending from the book, it simply did not happen. The primary complaint is that events occur that are too out of character. While I understand that, I also think the author set it up well enough to explain the dramatic shift. I finished this book on a flight home from Salt Lake City and I think I actually laughed out loud when the twist was revealed.
    Last edited by Martin; 03-14-2022, 09:47 PM.

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  • RonClinton
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    Everything I have ever read about HANNIBAL suggests to me that I would not at all enjoy it, so I’ve never bought it. I don’t think this Suntup edition will change that, but we’ll see.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Most of Hannibal was good, but the very very end..maybe it was an epilogue, just killed it for me.
    I actually never got around to reading Hannibal. I had always planned to read it; however, I made the mistake of watching the movie beforehand which completely stunk IMO. Because of that, I never went back and actually read the book. For that reason, I would be excited if Hannibal ends up being the announcement as it would finally give me a reason to read it. I also love the idea of having a complete Suntup "Lecter" set.

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