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Friday, December 19th, 2008
11:09 am
Choke DVD Details

CHOKE is coming to DVD on February 17th, 2009.

Our friends over at JoBlo.com just posted a helluva story.  CHOKE is coming to DVD on February 17th, 2009, and here are all the details:
  • Featurettes:
  • My Name is Victor and I’m a Sex Addict
  • A Mother’s Love, From the Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Fox Movie Channel Presents: Casting Session
  • Audio commentary with Writer/Director/Actor Clark Gregg and Actor Sam Rockwell
  • 5 deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell
  • A conversation with Clark Gregg and Chuck Palahniuk
  • Gag reel.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008
8:47 am
I realize that its a fox search light film and they don't get as much play as some other movies, but I was not expecting this. Choke isn't playing anywhere near me. Is it that it's barely in theatre or did it just flop right out of the gate?
Sunday, October 5th, 2008
11:11 am
Choke was
fantastic. i had to drive all the way to Annapolis to see it but it was well worth it. VERY accurate to the book. FANTASTIC humor. Go see it if you havent already.

Current Mood: cold
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
11:31 pm
Anger at the Box office
I am sooo pissed. I have been looking forward to watching Choke in theaters this weekend but it seems as if it is only being played in quite a few number of theaters. Why isn't this a huge release? I live in Atlanta and the only theater near me that has it you can't even get tickets online for it. The movie will either be empty or packed beyond belief. Sorry just had to vent.

Current Mood: angry
Saturday, September 6th, 2008
9:21 pm
Copied from the Chuck myspace.
Chuck​ is doing​ an event​ at Borde​rs in Los Angel​es on Septe​mber 13th! Not to menti​on,​ he'​ll have Clark​ Gregg​ and Sam Rockw​ell with him!

Satur​day,​ Septe​mber 13 – Los Angel​es
NOTE:​ This event​ will NOT inclu​de an autog​raphi​ng.​ No memor​abili​a pleas​e.​ There​ will be pre-​signe​d,​ movie​-​tie-​in-​versi​ons of CHOKE​ (​signe​d by Chuck​ only)​ as well as
pre-​signe​d,​ selec​ted backl​ist avail​able for sale at the event​.​
Borde​rs event​ with Chuck​ Palah​niuk,​ Clark​ Gregg​ and Sam Rockw​ell – CHOKE​ panel​
Discu​ssion​ and Q&A
Borde​rs Books​ & Music​
1360 Westw​ood Blvd.​
Los Angel​es,​ CA 90024​

Ticke​ts are not requi​red for this event​.​ It's first​ come first​ serve​!​
Friday, September 5th, 2008
1:49 am
tv emulating literature? kinda.
Has one of your loved ones committed suicide while taking epilepsy medication?

If so, call 1-800-LAW-FIRM

I literally busted out laughing when I saw this commercial. I just read "Lullaby", you see.

Current Mood: amused
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
3:08 pm
Newest Choke soundtrack info!

Choke soundtrack to include Radiohead, MMJ, DCFC, more

Chelsea Hicks
on August 15, 2008 4:26 PM
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Despite the quotes coming from Chuck Palahniuk himself, Radiohead won't be contributing a previously unreleased song to the Choke soundtrack.

Big sigh.

Now, with that out of the way, we can tell you that the soundtrack, due out on Sept. 23, will feature an orgasmic selection of tracks, including seven that appear in the film along with eight others notable to the vision of actor, director and screenwriter Clark Gregg.
With the inclusion of some rarities from the Buzzcocks, Shout Out Louds and The Natural History, the album will still contain a few unreleased specials and even something from Thom and the gang, just nothing you haven't heard yet.

Here's what you can expect to find on the soundtrack (WARNING: Do not read while in the process of consuming food and/or beverage. we'd hate for you to choke):

Ben Kweller - "The Rules"
The Natural History - "Don't You Ever" (rare)
Fiery Furnaces - "Navy Nurse"
Radiohead - "Reckoner"
Alap Momin - "Sin Terror"
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Satan Said Dance"
Buzzcocks - "Orgasm Addict" (rare)
Death Cab For Cutie - "No Sunlight"
Blitzen Trapper - "Wicked" (unreleased)
Ms. Tyree Sugar Jones - "If You Feel It"
My Morning Jacket - "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 1"
Shout Out Louds - "Bicycle" (rare)
Twilight Singers - "There's Been An Accident"
Nicole Atkins - "Crystal Ship" (unreleased)

Impressive. Could definitely have used some Ryan Adams, though...
Sunday, July 6th, 2008
7:47 pm
So I just bought SNuff, IS it the type of book I shouldn't be able to put down? Or the one ill forget about after a few chapters?
4:36 pm
Long time Chuck lover first time signer upper :D

Just wanted to say hi to all the Palahniuk fans out there! I love that he has so many fans! He deserves it. Can't wait for Choke.

That's all I have to say. 

Current Mood: working
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
6:37 pm
Chuck's Books Available to Download!!

Hey guys!!

Chuck's Invisible Monsters was just picked by LOGO as a Best Summer Listen.  The list has a bunch of other cool books and we can download best-selling gay & lesbian audiobooks straight to our iPod from this site. Check it out!

Current Mood: good
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
9:41 pm
Just a question, has anyone ever had problems with ordering from The Cult website? I ordered a shirt like a month ago, emailed them about it a couple times and never got an answer. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had issues, I mean, it could be that they're just really swamped right now with the new book having just came out and whatnot, but I'm still getting a little antsy.
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
7:10 pm
Choke: The Trailer

Current Mood: excited
Monday, May 26th, 2008
12:38 am
Maybe I'm just reading too much into it, but has anyone noticed how almost every one of Chuck's books has a strong tie to parents? It seems like a general subject to link every book to until you think about it...

Fight Club- The obvious by-product of a dysfuntional childhood and lack of a parental influence. "Our fathers were our models for God. If our fathers bailed..."
Lullaby- Oyster literally calling them 'Mom and Dad' and the narrator liking the idea of it.
Diary- The in-law angle. That ever so stereotypical yet painful interaction between her and the mother-in-law magnified by the guilt of her husband being in the coma leaving her to deal with Grace, alone.
Choke- Largely revolving around him visiting and taking care of his mother. And the convoluted storyline of his conception relating to Jesus.
Survivor- The cult. Like Fight Club, shows the complete lack of parental influence. Although throwing in the ongoing involvement of the brother makes the appearance of a 'family situation' plausible.
Invisible Monsters- The parents are tied in here and there and, as with Survivor, it ties in the family feel with the constant involvement of a sibling.
Rant- Won't say much about this. But if you've read it: you already know.
Haunted- Not a strong pull in the parental direction but very much of a lineage. I felt Mr. Whittier was the grandfather figure to everyone and the group, as time went on, formed somewhat of an extended family.
Snuff- Well, you know. And if you don't, go read it.

It's been a while since I've read some of these so forgive me if some of the details are skewed or missing but it's as I remember it.
Friday, May 23rd, 2008
10:04 am
what! [x-posted]
Snuff has been out for 3 days now, and no one here has said a word about it?! Did anyone else get (or pre-order it like this nerd did) ??????

I am not even halfway thru it yet, because between work, school, the gym, and stuff like eating and toileting myself I have a schedule more packed than a soccer mom's... but I am trying.

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller??

PS Choke's movie release date = 9/26/08.
Friday, January 11th, 2008
10:47 pm
Snuff information!
Book Description:

"Six hundred dudes. One porn queen. A world record for the ages. A must-have movie for every discerning collector of things erotic."

"Didn't one of us on purpose set out to make a snuff movie."

Cassie Wright, porn priestess, intends to cap her legendary career by breaking the world record for serial fornication. On camera. With six hundred men. SNUFF unfolds from the perspectives of Mr. 72, Mr. 137, and Mr. 600, who await their turn on camera in a very crowded green room. This wild, lethally funny, and thoroughly researched novel brings the huge yet underacknowledged presence of pornography in contemporary life into the realm of literary fiction at last. Who else but Chuck Palahniuk would dare do such a thing? Who else could do it so well, so unflinchingly, and with such an incendiary (you might say) climax?

More information here.


Does any one know anything about the supposed Rant trilogy? I've found nothing confirming that the next two book releases will be directly related to Rant, but that they could possibly be of the same genre. Any information to set the record straight would be greatly appreciated!

Current Mood: enthralled
Sunday, January 6th, 2008
9:08 pm
Slightly random-
i work at Things Remembered and recently bought a crazy looking clock and i want to engrave the front with a quote about time.
is there any chuck line that references anything about time?
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
2:13 pm
Here are a few pictures of the bald Chuck at his reading in Hamburg (see my entry below).

4 pictures, most of them are blurry but hey: it's CHUCK PALAHNIUK!Collapse )
Thursday, September 13th, 2007
9:24 pm
The Wedding Present.
So, as everyone knows, Chuck had said he was going to be sending out some surprises to people who dressed up for his "RANT" readings. I got my package and letter from him today & have been endlessly amused by the great, weird stuff he put in it. And more jewelry! I'm getting quite the collection of Chucky P jewelry. The man needs to go into business.

He's just...amazing. Unbelievably thoughtful and generous. And the stuff he manages to remember from one letter to the next is astounding! My new necklace now has my birthstone in it, for example!

Just wondering if anyone else has gotten theirs yet, and if so, what's in 'em. (I didn't want to say too much in this entry in case it spoils some surprises, even though no two packages ever seem to be the same!)

(x-posted to palahniuk)

Current Mood: grateful
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
12:24 pm
So, Chuck has been here in Hamburg, Germany yesterday and it was a blast to see him live and in action. Unfortunatly there weren't any inflatable moose heads because the german customs didn't allow them...instead he gave away adressed envelopes with cards, in which everybody who asked questions at the Q&A could write his mailing adress, so he can surprise them with a package.

Of course I asked him something (which I was planning to do anyway). I asked how he choses a title for his stories and if it bothers him, when he hears that they get a total different title when translated in another language. He already pointed out earlier during the reading that he has learned to let lose of his stories because once they are published or eventually turned into a movie he hgas no control over them anymore and if he was trying to keep control of everything he ever published he would be pretty fucked up very soon.

He didn't answered the first part of my question, but I got a chance to ask some more questions when he was signing my copies of Invisible Monsters and Choke.

he was signing my books and repeated the first part of my question how he choses titles and he said that he prefers it to be one word verbs, like Choke or Rant and that Survivor was chosen by his editor. When I mentioned that I actually like the title he replied that hates it..oops, haha.

I also asked him how many drafts there are per book until a) he is satisfied with the result and b) his editor is satisfied as well, which he answered with about 5 times by him and 3 times by the editor.

He wrote that dedication because I asked him if he is still sending out rubber ducks because I read in here that he used to do that, he grinned ands said that he just picks random stuff and that I should be patient.

When I gave him the second book he wanted to know if it's mine as well or my girlfriends who was standing next to me. I told him that it was mine and Lisa said that she didn't really knew him (she knows the Fight Club-movie, which she really likes and that I am pretty fond of Chuck) but was dragged along by me to come and see him, when I read that he was coming to Hamburg. So he wrote the above dedication. She lauged and told him that it wasn't torture at all because she liked what she had heard. We both wished him a safe trip/flight home, shook hands and went home.

btw: Montag is german for monday in case you haven't figured out ;)

I haven't read Rant yet because I was a bit disappointed after Haunted, which only had 3 or 4 good stories, imo, but I really liked what I heard at the reading, so I will make sure to get a copy as soon as I have some money and time for books again.

He also read a new unpublished short-story called Cold calling, which was pretty funny.

There are also some pictures from the reading, including Chuck with a bald head, which looks very weird, but they are on my girlfriends cam and I have to wait until she sends them to me...

PS: Sorry for spelling/grammar mistakes, I wrote this in a haste because I need to get back to my work.

Current Mood: geeky
Sunday, August 12th, 2007
8:23 am
On The 'Choke' Set With Chuck Palahniuk
CEDAR GROVE, New JerseyIt's just starting to rain as Chuck Palahniuk guides me through an abandoned mental hospital late on a Friday night. And he couldn't be more excited. Now to be fair, perhaps the euphoria is warranted. We are, after all, on location for the filming of "Choke", Palahniuk's best selling subversive novel about a man who takes to forcing food down his gullet so as to become the beneficiary of clueless good Samaritans.

Palahniuk is an odd duck. Put it this way, about 30 minutes earlier when I first met the unassuming, 45-year-old "Fight Club" author, he opened our conversation by excitedly telling me how three crew members of the production have recently been victims of biting accidents (two involving dogs, one a disgruntled girlfriend). He says all this through a grin and with such soft-spoken gentleness I easily could have thought he was telling me a bedtime story.

That incongruity between the sweet outside and the sinister interior shouldn't be surprising given the subjects the author traffics in: sex, obsession, violence — and did I mention sex? Sam Rockwell stars in this latest book-to-film translation (due in 2008) as Victor Mancini, a colonial theme-park worker with "a lot of mommy issues" (Rockwell's words, not mine). Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston plays the formidable mother Ida Mancini, who is dying in a hospital bed throughout much of the story (the former Essex County Hospital subbing for Palahniuk's St. Anthony's).

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