Friday, May 22, 2009
Link TV has put the entire episode of Open Book's pilot online. please click here to watch.
Here are some nice things people are saying about the show... Hope you get a chance to see it. and if you are wondering, yes, i did write all of these myself ;)
"In addition to being gorgeously filmed, this has got to be the hippest TV show on literature out there. Love it and can't wait to see more!"
"Amazing direction---the way the stories are told, layered with the music, the light, the colors, the setting is just gorgeously rich. Gives the concept the depth it deserves."
"It’s great to see new programs that transcend today’s unfortunate standard of mediocrity."
"wonderful show I am already addicted"
"may well be the first TV show to focus on Story, storytelling, and books–and not be “for readers only” or dull."
From Washington Post
"Eschewing the usual talking heads approach (Zzzzzz), Open Book packages author interviews in beautifully filmed segments, directed by Diane Paragas, that show writers reading from their work against mood music and artsy clips. Jeffrey Wright delivers a passage from Walt Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," and in a particularly lovely segment, a Whitman impersonator talks about his decades of devotion to the the author of "Song of Myself.""
Chicago Literary Examiner,
"The scope and precision of Open Book is awesome; this is not just about a book or a place, but about the humanity we all share. It's a work of art in itself, and a testament to the enduring power of the written word."
"might make any bookworm switch off the flashlights, emerge from beneath the covers, and turn on the TV.
Please let us know what you think.