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    Default Lost Books/Unrealised Projects

    Someone says in another thread: "Monte Hellman was penciled in to make so many films he didn't make, its a shame to think what could have happened."

    I'd like to start a thread about the great lost books and unrealized projects.

    I can think of the following:

    The second volume of Gogol's Dead Souls (supposedly destroyed by him shortly before his death).

    The Jodorowsky version of Dune (with Salvador Dali penciled in to play The Emperor of the Universe)

    Benjamin's Arcades Project, allegedly lost somewhere on the road to Spain.

    Aristotle's Second Book of Poetics (which burns down the library in the book by Umberto Eco which I can't remember the title of).

    A proposed collaboration between Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis (broke down because Hendrix couldn't read the music Davis had written for him)
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    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post
    the jodorowsky version of dune (with salvador dali penciled in to play the emperor of the universe)
    omg!

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post
    A proposed collaboration between Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis (broke down because Hendrix couldn't read the music Davis had written for him)
    That could have been a dream...Gil Evans partly realised it by recording Hendrix tunes with negligable success. Then again, Miles did alright in the 'Jazz-Rock' arena without Jimmy.

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    There is this (possibly apocryphal) recording of Karlheinz Stockhausen playing three Kraftwerk tunes, and Kraftwerk playing three Stockhausen tunes, at some festival in the early 1970s.

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    The Jodorowsky version of Dune (with Salvador Dali penciled in to play The Emperor of the Universe)
    I'm hoping that the Jodorowsky-Lynch collaboration sees the light of day soon:

    King Shot is a film by Alejandro Jodorowsky scheduled for release in 2009. The film is co-produced by David Lynch, and the cast includes Nick Nolte, Asia Argento, Mickey Rourke, Marilyn Manson, Udo Kier, and Santiago Segura.
    Jodorowsky describes the film, his first since the 1990 film The Rainbow Thief, as a "metaphysical spaghetti western."
    How can it fail to be the best thing ever?

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post

    The Jodorowsky version of Dune (with Salvador Dali penciled in to play The Emperor of the Universe)
    With Moebius doing the concept art! That film could have been so good.

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    i was googling info on Hemingway's lost briefcase and found a whole site devoted to lost, burned, eaten manuscripts

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    I'm hoping that the Jodorowsky-Lynch collaboration sees the light of day soon:


    How can it fail to be the best thing ever?
    is this for real?

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    There is also a Lynch-Herzog co-production presently in the works.

    See here: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/absu...og-jodorowski/

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post
    There is also a Lynch-Herzog co-production presently in the works.

    See here: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/absu...og-jodorowski/
    this is all too much, how will i ever rest. i'm suffering from fantasy collabs consumer paralysis.

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    Merleau-Ponty's last book The Visible and the Invisible, which may have been better because he died before he could finish it. the last third or so is all fragments and outlines.

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    Of course, Mount Analogue was left unfinished because of the author's death. Same goes for Denton Welch's incredible novel "A Voice Through the Clouds".

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    Quote Originally Posted by josef k. View Post
    Benjamin's Arcades Project, allegedly lost somewhere on the road to Spain.
    didn't this come out recently

    http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/BENARC.html

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    Default Poodle Springs/Raymond Chandler

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poodle_Springs

    Not sure if this counts as it was started by Chandler and finished by some other guy almost 40 years later (well it should).
    I read it when it came out, but have forgotten all about what I think/thought about it.
    Probably not very good then.
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