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Why is Joss Whedon in The Book of Lies?

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 10:45 PM

HAKEN

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I was working on Shiny Universe and looking for some stuff to test embeded video and by chance came across Joss Whedon in The Book of Lies trailer. Anyone knows what this is about?

Here's the link the vid on Shiny Universe.

http://www.shinyuniverse.net/blog.aspx?bid=83


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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:34 PM

SIMONWHO


Well, he's worked with the author Brad Meltzer on the Buffy comics:

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

But more worryingly, what's up with Joss's earing?

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:02 AM

CHARLIEBZ


I'm trying to figure out why Christopher Hitchens participated in this.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:14 AM

DEADLOCKVICTIM



that is an interesting clip - and Whedon sells it well...

so, my answer would be that this is simply an effort to make money with this film.... it's all about the promotion - there are no real truths here....

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 7:36 AM

SIMONWHO


It's not a film, it's a book.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:18 AM

PHYRELIGHT


I'm still trying to decide whether or not this is about a fiction or non-fiction work. That, and what it has to do with Jerry Siegel.
Quote:

Originally posted by CharlieBZ:
I'm trying to figure out why Christopher Hitchens participated in this.

Yeah, he annoys me about his atheism as much as those fire-and-brimstone Bible-thumpers.




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Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:09 PM

REGINAROADIE


I can say the same thing about Joss, but that's a whole other thread and can of worms.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:00 PM

JFANJ


That is quite interesting,seems to be a younger version of Joss and i dont recall ever hearing about this one.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 2:12 PM

SIMONWHO


Just to be clear, this is a video designed to promote the following book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Lies-Brad-Meltzer/dp/044657788X

It's another fictional novel following in the trail of The Da Vinci Code, with bits of historical trivia thrown in.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:49 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Quote:

Originally posted by PhyreLight:
Yeah, he annoys me about his atheism as much as those fire-and-brimstone Bible-thumpers.




There are fire-and-brimstone Bible-thumpin' atheists ?

Hunh ! Didn't know about that !

Okay , so I know you heard the one about the dyslexic , agnostic insomniac...

He lies awake at night , wondering if there's a d-o-g...

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 6:56 PM

TRAVELER


When you open a discussion about the Bible you are opening a can of worms. The Bible has been edited and translated far beyond its origin. It wasn't even a written book for centuries. It was passed down verbally. Even after it was written it went through changes as the Hebrews went through drastic upheavals. So there are stories missing from the original and the stories that do exist have been edited several times.

There is a book I found helpful in understanding the origin of the first written Bible. It is called "The Book of J" translated by David Rosenburg. If you can locate this book it may give anyone, who wishes, a better understanding of the evolution the Bible has gone through. It is an interesting read. Scholars have been struggling to extract the original text and this book trys to reveal not only the original text of the Bible but the author who wrote it.




http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Friday, August 22, 2008 5:53 AM

DEADLOCKVICTIM



on further examination I would have to say that the reason Joss is plugging this Book (thanks for the correction Simon - i typed film instead of book), is that it appears that Meltzer needs all the help he can get to sell this turkey... not rushing out to buy this one...

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Friday, August 22, 2008 10:16 AM

BROWNCOATDAVE


Here is a good site that explains why he is in the "trailer":
http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/08/the-brad-meltze.html

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