May 05, 2006

Cannes Kills Book Buzz


(a) Matt Berman of Common Sense Media turns in this nice "family friendly" review of KD.

(b) Yesterday's USA Today had a piece on me and my quirky self, by Pop Candy's Whitney Matheson. And here's a Pop Candy addendum to it. Thanks, Whit!

(c) King Dork is on Entertainment Weekly's "A List" in the new issue (the one with the scary Tom Cruise face - I know that doesn't narrow it down too much, but you'll probably see those multiple eyes on newstands, sending out beams of what's-it and trying to mesmerize you into doing only God knows what.) I guess the A List is like a kind of honor roll for EW, in that you get on it if you get an "A." Hence the name.

(d) I understand little of such matters, but there is apparently all kinds of King Dork movie action happening right now. That doesn't necessarily mean anything will come of it. But you never know. The "buzz" is by all accounts still very strong and loud and maybe even slightly irritating (though not to me - of course, I love it when my own things make noise.) By all accounts the deluge (if indeed you can have a deluge of "buzz") is swamping my agents (sorry about that) though one film-y person I know said the word on the street is that now is the time since soon all residents of Hollywood will leave for Cannes and have their minds on other things - hence the catchphrase in the title of this post.

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 5, 2006 09:16 PM | TrackBack

wow frank, congrats on all the publicity! i've been trying to convince people of your greatness for about 8 years now. oh well, please don't ever forget your ORIGINAL fans.
luke black.

Posted by: luke black at May 5, 2006 09:33 PM

Good luck with that, but know that I'll only watch the film if you stipulate in the contract that you get to make a Steven King-esque random unnecessary cameo.

Posted by: Wesley at May 6, 2006 12:03 AM

Avec votre francaise ... votre "Advanced French" ... c'est une "no brainer" que vous meme allez a Cannes pour maintenir le Buzz vivant"!

Posted by: paul at May 6, 2006 03:01 PM

Which song is in "My Date with the President's Daughter"?

Posted by: josh at May 8, 2006 01:17 PM

What are you doing bashing Tom Cruise publicly? Are you completely mad dude? Don't you know the Scientologists run everything now, they're the 21st century Free Masons. You've really done it this time. Your only hope is to try and convince them that the Dr. Frank that runs this blog isn't the same guy as the Frank Portman that wrote the book.

Posted by: matt at May 8, 2006 01:33 PM