Impossible Dreams

In This Hugo Award Winning Story, Movie Buff Pete Discovers A Video Store Stocked With DVDs Of Films That Were Never Made A Director S Cut Of The Magnificent Ambersons Harlan Ellison S Version Of I, Robot The Death Of Superman Directed By Tim Burton And Even Impossible Visions But There S Something Even Interesting Than The Remarkable Movies The Woman Working Behind The Counter.Impossible Dreams

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  • Nook
  • 13 pages
  • Impossible Dreams
  • Tim Pratt
  • English
  • 21 January 2018

10 thoughts on “Impossible Dreams

  1. says:

    WELCOME TO DECEMBER PROJECT boilerplate mission statement intro for the past two years, i ve set december s project aside to do my own version of a short story advent calendar it s not a true advent calendar since i choose all the stories myself, but what it lacks in the element of surprise department it than makes up for in hassle, as i try to cram even MORE reading into a life already overcrammed with impossible personal goals live up to your potential find meaningful work learn to knit merry merry wheee since i am already well behind in my regular reviewing, when it comes to these stories, whatever i poop out as far as reflections or impressions are going to be superficial and perfunctory at best please do not weep for the great big hole my absented, much vaunted critical insights are gonna leave in these daily review spaces and your hearts i ll try to drop shiny insights elsewhere in other reviews, and here, i will at least drop links to where you can read the stories yourselves for free, which let s be honest is gonna serve you better anyway HAPPY READING, BOOKNERDS links to all stories read in previous years calendars can be found at the end of these reviews, in case you are a person who likes to read stories for free 2016 down for links to this year s stories which i will update as we go, and if you have any suggestions, send em my way the only rules are it must be available free online links greatly appreciated , and it must be here on gr as its own thing so i can review it thank you in advance DECEMBER 10The shelves yielded miracle after miracle Here was The Death of Superman, directed by Tim Burton, starring Nicolas Cage in Pete s universe, Burton and Cage had both dropped the project early on Here was Total Recall, but directed and written by David Cronenberg, not Paul Verhoeven Here was The Terminator, but starring O.J Simpson rather than Arnold Schwarzenegger though Schwarzenegger was still in the film, as Kyle Reese Here was Raiders of the Lost Ark, but starring Tom Selleck instead of Harrison Ford and there was no sign of any later Indiana Jones films, which was sad Pete s hands were already full of DVDs, and he juggled them awkwardly while pulling movies from the shelves Here was Casablanca starring George Raft instead of Bogart, and maybe it had one of the alternate endings, too Here a John Wayne World War II movie he d never heard of, but the box copy said it was about the ground invasion of the Japanese islands, and called it a riveting historical drama A quick scan of the shelves revealed no sign of Stanley Kubrick s Dr Strangelove, and those two things together suggested that in this world, the atomic bomb was never dropped on Japan The implications of that were potentially vast but Pete dismissed broader speculations from his mind as another film caught his eye In this world, Kubrick had lived long enough to complete Artificial Intelligence on his own, and Pete had to see that, without Steven Spielberg s sentimental touch turning the movie into Pinocchio.this is a sweet, if predictable, story about a maaaagical parallel world video store full of films that were never made and missing films that were in our world, anyway it s also a film geek romance it s cute, it s light, it s schmaltzy enough to give you cavities just a little fantasy puff piece, whose unchallenging content is absolutely appreciated by me after a long tiring day, but it s not going to stay with me long super film geeks may appreciate this than me, for the references and the what if daydreams it is likely to inspire me, i d rather have byron s burned up memoir over A Streetcar Named Desire starring jessica tandy replacing vivien leigh, not marlon brando i d totally watch it if it was jessica tandy AND vivien leigh, no matter which of those ladies stepped into the stanley kowalski role AND THAT WAS DAY TEN read it for yourself here DECEMBER 1 DECEMBER 2 DECEMBER 3 DECEMBER 4 DECEMBER 5 DECEMBER 6 DECEMBER 7 DECEMBER 8 DECEMBER 9 DECEMBER 10 DECEMBER 11 DECEMBER 12 DECEMBER 13 DECEMBER 14 DECEMBER 15 DECEMBER 16 DECEMBER 17 DECEMBER 18 DECEMBER 19 DECEMBER 20 DECEMBER 21 DECEMBER 22 DECEMBER 23 DECEMBER 24 DECEMBER 25 DECEMBER 26 DECEMBER 27 DECEMBER 28 DECEMBER 29 DECEMBER 30 DECEMBER 31 come to my blog

  2. says:

    Sure, movies can be a way to hide from life, but shit, sometimes you NEED to hide from life, to see a better life on the screen, to know life can be better than it is, or to see a worse life and realize how good you have it Movies taught me not to settle for less This Hugo winner is the story of a cinephile Pete, who stumbles upon a dubious looking, out of this world video rental place by chance, and discovers that there is to it than meets the eye.This was a FANTASTIC short read filled with wonder In fact, it would practically be a dream come true for any movie buff or even a fantasy lover.I don t want to give any of the plot away, so go read it for yourself I absolutely LOVED this story, so much so that it was such a bummer to come back to real life after finishing it It was also reminiscent of one of my favourite movies, Midnight in Paris.

  3. says:

    Pete felt a fist of panic clench in his chest This isn t a movie, he said No, Ally said It s better than that It s my life Now here s a story for all the movie lovers out there.Imagine a parallel universe were to interact with ours in the form of a little video store filled with movies that were never made in our world A parallel universe where history developed differently and Clark Gable never played in Gone with the Wind.And now go read this short story Read this for our May Short Story Month Marathon, a personal challenge during which Sandra and I will be going through our short story collection.

  4. says:

    Impossible Dreams is a book that will appeal to any film fan out there as it follows the main character who discovers many bizarre, surreal and unlikely mashups of various recent, trendy and popular titles directors But the films themselves aren t the only mystery that this book holds The worker at the video store is also a complete surprise Funny, strange and original, this is a short but rewarding story and I really liked it.

  5. says:

    The 2007 Hugo Award winner for best short story.This is such a wonderful story, that appeals to me on so many levels.4.5 starsYou can read it

  6. says:

    Buen simo Me ha encantado Ojal encontrara un videoclub as Un gran homenaje a los que amamos el cine.

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  8. says:

    I admit I am biased than usual when rate this story My pa is a movie lover, and I watched some classics that mentioned in this story, so I can imagine the protagonist s feeling at the beginning when visited the shop at the first time This story quickly grasps my sympathy.

  9. says:

    Cute short story, highly recommended for a movie buff, being one myself i really enjoyed reading it.

  10. says:

    This little gem gives all the good reasons to be a movie freak Great comparisons are made by author between movies and one s life.

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