Will Gibson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (5 of 5)
Location: Eugene, OR United States
Birthday: July 30
In My Own Words:
San Francisco expatriate: resident of Eugene, Oregon. Reader of catholic tastes (Homer, Petrarch, Rilke, Neruda, short stories from every place and time, contemporary novels, literary nonfiction, flash fiction, etc., etc.) Compulsive editor and critic. Daily journal writer, lazy writer's group member.


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Singing Detective Set <b>VHS</b> ~ Michael Gambon
Singing Detective Set VHS ~ Michael Gambon
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5.0 out of 5 stars Potter and Lynch?, March 16 2004
I often see Dennis Potter's work compared to David Lynch's, so I'll weigh in: Dennis Potter was the artist that David Lynch wants to be when he grows up. Potter knew how to bring bizarre and even grotesque elements into the service of his story in a way that Lynch tried to do in "Twin Peaks," with uneven results. In Potter's work, every jarring image and odd tangent has a job to do. When you see, for example, an entire hospital ward break into a minstrel version of "Dem Bones," you can assume it reflects the protagonist's view of the British health care system. (Plus, it's hilarious.) If Lynch meant for us to learn something from the backwards-talking midget in… Read more