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#159363 - 06/01/07 06:47 PM Mysterious Skin
buzz_key Offline

Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 635
Loc: USA
While on vacation, I read the fiction novel "Mysterious Skin" - that has been or is being made into a movie.

VERY interesting book. If you take the characters and look at them through a somewhat foggy glass you can really realte to these two guys...
Awesome illustration of how CSA can have differing and sometimes diametrically (sp?) opposed effects on two seperate people.

I would recommend this book - TRIGGERS!!! though.

#159364 - 06/01/07 06:52 PM Re: Mysterious Skin [Re: buzz_key]
FormerTexan Offline

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 12162
Loc: Denver, CO
I saw the movie, Buzz. Triggers - galore! I found myself backing away from my tv at one point.

Money talks, but all it tells me is goodbye.

If I could meet myself as a boy...

#159365 - 06/01/07 07:01 PM Re: Mysterious Skin [Re: FormerTexan]
buzz_key Offline

Registered: 03/31/07
Posts: 635
Loc: USA
Hey Andy,

Yeah, I think seeing the movie might be harder to do than reading the a movie the images are someone elses and they are right in front of you...
in a book, the reader maintains control over the images and how long one continues with it, or not.

#159527 - 06/03/07 12:14 AM Re: Mysterious Skin [Re: buzz_key]
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Buzz and others,

The film is generally faithful to the book but Gregg Araki does divert from it here and there. But the BIG difference is that the screen gives Araki the opportunity to turn the book into an absolutely searing account of how abuse affects two boys very differently. Andy is right about the triggers. It's graphic visually and in the>
Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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