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Have you pulled the blanket down from over your head? Yes, that presidential debate last night was real and wasn’t an SNL sketch…yet.

The always entertaining and insightful author and essayist Christopher Buckley’s rationale for relieving himself the responsibility of satirizing high-stakes political circumstances was, once again, effortlessly reaffirmed during yesterday’s presidential debate. His imaginatively shrewd writing that amusingly paints the politically powerful with shades of absurdity and twinkling nonsense now needs no outside author, as the starring characters from both sides have willingly taken on his role as penman and penwoman.

Mr. Buckley can’t believe he used to make this stuff up.

On a completely alternative, and therefore happy note, the only spectacle being promoted on television more than the presidential debate is the new Dan Brown book adapted for the silver screen. Skipping the slightly underwhelming 2009 “The Lost Symbol,” Mr. Brown’s 2013 thriller “Inferno” was chosen for grand cinematic treatment. Having read “Inferno,” the excited anticipation for the movie is warranted. Get ready for a fun, thought-provoking ride! Incredibly, from the little shown in the trailer, every one of the scenes look precisely as I pictured them with my imagination from just words on a page.

A testament to the brilliant vision of both Dan Brown and Ron Howard.

Favoring suspense over information, the engrossing plot and pulse-racing sequences won’t be disclosed. The spectacular reveals and intellectual twists-and-turns deserve genuine shock and awe, coupled with unnerving curiosity and reality.

And who better to preview and hype Robert Langdon’s adventures than, well, Robert Langdon himself.

October 28th cannot arrive soon enough. As surprising as this will read, readers and audiences will learn more and feel better equipped to confront the complexities of the world (past, present and future) from a Dan Brown novel and/or film than from a modern presidential debate.

And Dan Brown’s “Inferno” deals with hell…

Happy Monday!

Nelly was right: It’s getting hot in here.

Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are back in front and behind the camera with the latest European thrill ride for everyone’s favorite symbology professor. Robert Langdon, as portrayed for the third time by Mr. Hanks in the cinematic adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno, finds himself at the center of yet another plot by a brilliantly villainous mind that threatens the world and its global population. Inspired by Dante, the fiery problem (and answer) takes the viewer through an esoteric labyrinth.

Lucky for Mr. Langdon, a sharp blazer and a Harvard faculty ID appear to be assets in this global mission with no less than the fate of the human race at stake.

Looks like one hell of a good movie.

Have an Adventurous Week! 

Mr. Langdon’s Fiery Cinematic Return

(The Telegraph)

(The Telegraph)

Dan Brown’s literary thrill ride “Inferno” has officially announced the key members of its cast for the big screen adaptation set for release during October in 2016. According to Columbia Pictures, Tom Hanks (Robert Langdon), director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer will be working with the following actors and actresses:
  • Felicity Jones (Dr. Sienna Brooks)
  • Irrfan Khan (The Provost)
  • Omar Sy (Christoph Bruder)
  • Sidse Babett (Dr. Elizabeth Sinskey)

Fans of Dan Brown (and “Inferno” in particular) are no doubt excited that details have and are being finalized for this amazing story’s Hollywood treatment. Along with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, next year is lining up to be well worth the wait.

2016 Fashion Prediction: Tweed jackets and Mickey Mouse watches will be in.