NABOKV-L post 0008608, Fri, 19 Sep 2003 19:52:14 -0700

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Fw: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Kenny, Glenn" <gkenny@hfmus.com>
To: "'D. Barton Johnson '" <chtodel@cox.net>
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2003 6:37 PM
Subject: RE: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"


>
> Yup, that is the film, and scads of critics have delighted in quoting that
> line, which I can't find either. Incidentally, in my professional capacity
> as a motion picture critic, I found "Confessions" a terribly irritating
> "movie stars are TOO smart" exercise-it seemed to exist solely as a
pretext
> for demonstrating that Julia Roberts can almost pronounce Nabokov's name
> correctly.
>
> GK
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D. Barton Johnson
> To: NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU
> Sent: 9/19/03 12:48 PM
> Subject: Fw: Query: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
>
> EDNOTE. I assume that the "Confessions.." refers to the film based on
> gameshow host's Chuck Baris'(pseudo?)-memoir about his secret life as a
> goverment-hired assassin. By the way, check out Juan's VN site
> http://www.fulmerford.com.
> -----------------
> From: "Juan Martinez" <jmmartin@mail.ucf.edu>
> >
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> > In "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," this quote is attributed to
> > Nabokov: "All the information I have about myself is from forged
> > documents." Does anyone know if it, or something like it, was written
> by
> > him? If so, where? _Speak, Memory_, _Strong Opinions_? It sounds
> > Nabokovian, but I can't find it anywhere.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Juan
> >
> > - - http://www.fulmerford.com
> >
> >