Re: [DML] New DeLorean Book...Maybe a Movie! Wow!!
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Re: [DML] New DeLorean Book...Maybe a Movie! Wow!!

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, melogranaa@... wrote:
> It is the author who is the lowly investment banker in the book. 
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Josh Haldeman" <jhaldeman@...>
> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 01:11:41 
> To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: [DML] New DeLorean Book...Maybe a Movie!  Wow!!
> Robert,
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but it doesn't sound like you've read the book.
> This is NOT what the author is portraying in the least.  Not even close.
> John is portrayed as something of a mild folk hero, not a "lowly
> banker".  You don't want people to make assumptions about your car
and it's
> maker, so why are you turning right around and making them about
this author
> and his work?  Shouldn't you at least give the book a chance?
> [moderator snip]

No, I have not read the book. However what I am basing this assumption
off of is the fact that the author states that events have been
fictionalized in the first link I posted that now appears to have been
removed. Even in your post you stated the same, that the book is a
work of fiction, based off of actual events. Going on that, how
exactly would a reader be able to interpret what is fact, and what is

This of course is compounded with a movie. At that point you're not
witnessing the actual book itself, but rather the director's vision of
how he/she feels the story should be told. Both the story and the
viewer's experience are subject to the director's interpretations
and/or personal viewpoints. Screenplays and film editing filter down
to us what someone wants us to see, rather than what actually was
written, let alone happened as even the author of the book itself has
admittedly fictionalized things. Bottom line: if the director and
others don't like, or are plainly uninformed about JZD, this may not
turn out to be a positive movie at all. Especially now in the
political climate of the world, with such heavy emphasis on financial
affairs. If you release a film depicting John DeLorean being a caring
business man who tried valiantly to save his company, it will be
October 1982 all over again with people wishing their bosses and
employers had gone to such efforts to save their jobs, winning huge
amounts of sympathy from the masses. However, if you portray the same
man as a deal-maker who was trying to simply put together profitable
business and financial deals with little regard to tangible, material
products, let alone any accountability to investors, the man will
forever be scarred. His reputation will be forever sealed. Rather than
being compared to Preston Tucker, he'll be thrown in with people like
Bernie Ebbers and Kenneth Lay who actually did set out to defraud
people. Especially when they realize that all 3 companies (DMC,
WorldCom, & Enron) used Arthur Andersen as their accountants.

We're dealing with a serious issue here, and need to make sure that
these people are being responsible with the material they're dealing
with. This is my concern.

vin 6585 "X"


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