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Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by geordiegirl on 3 October 2008 8:02pm
 
No, Heather, you are far too nice & I am far too polite to use the term OBSESSIVE....which of us isn't, etc. etc. and how's this for Obsessive:

I see from the latest message that the 1980s Diaries only go to end of 1988. WE WANT 1989!!
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by fairygirl48 on 3 October 2008 11:35pm
 
Hahaha, that's awfully kind of you. I can't wait to read about the filming of Brazil as I believe it was Terry Gilliam who said Michael often brought coffee to the set.
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by geordiegirl on 5 October 2008 2:22pm
 
Oh, yes,, Brazil should be there: I believe it released c.1985 - interestingly (but I bet you've noticed) Gilliam was wrestling with the germ of it almost as soon as he finished 'Life of Brian'.

I wonder if he doesn't want to cover 1989 at the end of a book because G.C.died then, and also his sister - must have been a rotten year for him, come to think. Maybe he'd want to start the 3rd volume with these awful events to get them out of the way. Or maybe I'm just talking b***ocks.I suppose finishing at the end of '88 would conclude with 'Round the World...' & that might round it off quite nicely?
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by fairygirl48 on 5 October 2008 10:45pm
 
His sister passed in 1987 according to the dates in the first volume and Brazil was released in 1985. I think that might be the intention, to end with 80 Days. If only we didn't have to wait a year to find out!
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by geordiegirl on 7 October 2008 3:15pm
 
You are correct as always, Heather - my paperback edition of 'Life of Michael' gives 1989 for Angela's death. Sources are not always correct, but MP is the horse's mouth, and diary entries incontrovertible.

Yes, I too have been counting the days since the release of Vol. 1 - 2 years ago - prettty impatiently!

(When it comes to the Travel years of the '90s, it'll be interesting. So much of those experiences went into the books. What do you think?)
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by fairygirl48 on 8 October 2008 2:22am
 
I'm looking forward to finding out about what wasn't in the books but was on film like the farewell party and the phone call from the BBC offering 80 Days to him(what was Helen's initial reaction, I wonder?)

I remember having my copy of the first volume with me at a restaurant to read while waiting for food to arrive. An older woman I had been in class with came by to say hello and asked what I was reading. Grinning, I held up the book. "Oh!" she said with a laugh. "Reading your man again, huh?"

I turned an interesting shade of pink. I've been a fan of Michael's travels for over two years and I still blush at least once every time I talk about him.
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by suzulu on 8 October 2008 11:46am
 
Awww, Heather!

I am still reading Vol. 1 - on year 1977 at the moment. The book is too heavy to carry with me to read on the train so I make sure I read a day or two before going to bed.

 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by geordiegirl on 9 October 2008 8:29pm
 
Here's a question for the nerds: when I am insomniac, (often) I lie awake making lists. One favourite is to list Michael's films which will be in Diaries Vol. 2.

Any advance on...?
The Missionary, A Private Function, East of Ipswich, Fish Called Wanda, Brazil, Time Bandits, Meaning of Life (these are all from 1908s)
 
Re: A release date for the next Diaries volume! Yay! by fairygirl48 on 9 October 2008 10:54pm
 
There will also be(I hope!)information relating to the 1985 short film he was in called The Dress. It's weird but a pretty good watch.

Also to look forward to are details about his 1983 Comic Roots special that involved a trip back to Oxford and Shrewsbury. It's on the Ripping Yarns DVD set and very funny, especially when he acts a little like Eric's overly talkative sociologist character from Python.
 
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