Dennis Potter Karaoke and Cold Lazarus

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Karaoke and Cold Lazarus

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Karaoke is set in the present day. Daniel Feeld, a successful screenwriter, is in physical crisis: he is dying. His latest screenplay is being butchered by a patrician director who favours his mistress-star in every scene. But, worse than this, Feeld more than half-imagines that he hears people everywhere speaking his dialogue. Fact and fiction collide. Daniel starts drinking heavily and his real life begins to mirror that of his own screenplay character.
Cold Lazarus is set 400 years in the future. Feeld's cryogenically preserved head is being commercially exploited. An American media tycoon realizes the astronomical ratings potential of a TV show in which the 'real' twentieth-century story of Daniel Feeld's life, via his chemically induced memories, can be fed to millions of viewers. Whilst Daniel's 'memories' ebb and flow and the moguls fight over him, a dissident organization of Luddites, RON (Reality or Nothing), seeks to return to what it believes to have been a gentler age - the twentieth century.

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Dennis Potter was born in 1935 in Gloucestershire. After National Service he won a place at New College, Oxford where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He became one of Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed dramatists. His plays for television include Blue Remembered Hills (1979), Brimstone and Treacle (commissioned in 1975 but banned until 1987), the series Pennies from Heaven (1978), The Singing Detective (1986), Blackeyes (1989) and Lipstick on Your Collar (1993). He also wrote novels, stage plays and screenplays. Seeing the Blossom, his final television interview, was published in 1994. He died in June 1994.

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Book Description FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. Karaoke and Cold Lazarus are as fitting a summation as they are a testament both to my character and to my career as I should ever want. Dennis PotterIn the first part, Karaoke, Daniel Feeld, a writer, is in a physical crisis: he is dying. He more than half-imagines that something he has recently written has escaped into the world outside. Or is he imagining it? Fact and fiction collide. In this extremity, he has to struggle back towards the relationships and understandings he thought he had managed to do without. In the meantime, the screenplay he s written is being arranged by the director who is blinded by his lust for the leading lady - who has her own secret life and a desire for revenge on the sadistic karaoke club owner who glassed her mother s face.The second part, Cold Lazarus, is set 400 years in the future, where Feeld s cryogenically preserved head is used for historical and social research purposes until an American media tycoon realizes the astronomical ratings potential of a TV show where the real twentieth century history of Daniel Feeld s life, via his chemically induced memories, can be fed to millions of viewers. Whilst Daniel s memories ebb and flow and the TV moguls fight over him, a dissident organization of Luddites, R.O.N. (Reality or Nothing), seeks to return to what they believe to have been a gentler age - the twentieth century. Seller Inventory # AA99780571174782

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Book Description FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Main. Language: English . Brand New Book. Karaoke and Cold Lazarus are as fitting a summation as they are a testament both to my character and to my career as I should ever want. Dennis PotterIn the first part, Karaoke, Daniel Feeld, a writer, is in a physical crisis: he is dying. He more than half-imagines that something he has recently written has escaped into the world outside. Or is he imagining it? Fact and fiction collide. In this extremity, he has to struggle back towards the relationships and understandings he thought he had managed to do without. In the meantime, the screenplay he s written is being arranged by the director who is blinded by his lust for the leading lady - who has her own secret life and a desire for revenge on the sadistic karaoke club owner who glassed her mother s face.The second part, Cold Lazarus, is set 400 years in the future, where Feeld s cryogenically preserved head is used for historical and social research purposes until an American media tycoon realizes the astronomical ratings potential of a TV show where the real twentieth century history of Daniel Feeld s life, via his chemically induced memories, can be fed to millions of viewers. Whilst Daniel s memories ebb and flow and the TV moguls fight over him, a dissident organization of Luddites, R.O.N. (Reality or Nothing), seeks to return to what they believe to have been a gentler age - the twentieth century. Seller Inventory # AA99780571174782

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