Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Yeah, But The Book Is Way More Thrilling!

SANTA FE, N.M. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Suspense authors are putting pen to page to debunk common movie myths.

From July 9-12, nearly 600 people will convene at New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel for the 3rd Annual ThrillerFest, presented by the International Thriller Writers’s association.

More than 50 acclaimed authors – including James Patterson, Sandra Brown, and Goosebumps author R.L. Stine – will teach wannabe writers the ins and outs of being a suspenseful scribe.

David Morrell, who co-founded the event and wrote First Blood – the novel that introduced Rambo to the world – says Thrillerfest isn’t out to scare people, but to teach them how Tinseltown is tricking everyone.

Common thriller movie mistakes include scenes where a single bullet shot into a gas tank makes the whole car explode, or when villains use silencers on revolvers – which is inaccurate, as only semi-automatic pistols can be silenced.

He says, “Movies so often get it wrong, it’s embarrassing to use them as a model.”

To shoot down the big-screen bloopers, there will be a special panel on firearms, which is sure to get thrill-seeking fans all fired up.

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