The Ninth Gate - The Satanic Book Detective

Not necessarily an accurate title, but, regardless, The Ninth Gate is an awesome movie directed by Roman Polanski, while you could somewhat still categorize Johnny Depp as "normal." This week, I do things a little bit differently and delve into the differences between the book and its film adaptation, though I do have issues with calling it that.

Afterward, I look into the characters and how despicable they can be.

Tell me what you think of the analysis. Is there something you want next? Do you like the format? Let me know. Now, onto a movie with a surprising portrayal of a Hunter S. Thompson like figure, played by Ted Levine...


Justin D. Herd

Justin D. Herd is a purveyor of the weird and strange. He occasionally squawks at friends and family, but does so only under the cover of night. Okay, that's not true. He squawks in full daylight. Drinking games have been built around his peculiarities, but the truth of it is this: he is a loving husband, with two wonderful dem--children. One growls at things he likes, including pretty women. The other has started to learn hand-eye coordination. Neither had made it to the tender age of three. From there, things will only get more interesting. He spends most of his writing time either at a coffee shop or sitting at one of his many desks around his house. Any other place makes it nearly impossible for him to write. He uses horror movies and rock music to help get the juices flowing. His favorite authors are Jeremy Robert Johnson, Alan Campbell, Terry Pratchett, Justin Cronin, and Patrick Rothfuss. He consumes most of his books through audiobooks, but still loves his personal library and getting lost in the printed word.