BUCKY FUCKING DENT THE MOVIE and a Little Duchovniac Secret

BUCKY FUCKING DENT THE MOVIE and a Little Duchovniac Secret

Tuesday October 17, 2017 10am Vancouver time. 1pm New York time.

One hour into my flight, listening to Bucky Fucking Dent via audible books. The sound of David Duchovny’s voice enhances the story.

I struggle to stay focused. Every few seconds a beverage cart or passenger in full pee pee walk bumps the elbow.

I hear the chapter when Marty is trying to suck the demons out of young Ted. In my mind I am casting the movie. Danny Boyle and Alex Karas? Odd pairing but I see/hear them in the characters.

My mind wanders to a truth I have shared with few. We have gathered a subset of diehard X-Files fans, with a few diehard Californication fans, with a few that love all the name sake of this blog kicks out. I like the movie DIEHARD.  Now a few of us are jet setting the world to hear this guy sing?

What I really want, more than anything, is BUCKY FUCKING DENT The Movie.

I have known this project to be in the works for weeks but I was told a little birdie (or puppy, was it not Brick) that the cat is out of the bag.

My wife keeps telling me I could play Ted. He’s over weight. I’m a bit beyond Hollywood fat right now and into second banana range so I would never even ask for an audition. Perhaps for the avant garde live action of Holy Cow, I could play the pig. I am losing weight for the 50 hours of air travel round trip to Australia in February, so maybe…

My mind wanders further.

Is David Duchovny the first to have ACTOR as his day job while pursuing his art?

While music is his passion project, to me, becoming a writer director seems to be his true calling.

We only have a few gems to base this statement, but how many out there consider UNNATURAL one of the best X-Files ever? (Not just for the Mulder / Gillian shippy moments at the end.)

To top that here is my little secret. HOUSE OF D is one of my favorite movies of all time. HOUSE OF D is when I became a Duchovniac. (Holy crap I am tearing up editing this blog now – through consciousness side bar notes as editor a first? WTF)

In truth a diehard X-Files fan, I was never a Phile. As a diehard Star Wars and Star Trek fan I was never truly a fanboy or trekkie. I mean I never gave a crap about fandom activities, stars outside of their projects, comic cons, meet & greets, etc.

I respect the craft and finished product and have no desire to know artists as anything but real people should I be so lucky to meet and befriend. I certainly had no desire to create false realities or fantasies about what artists might really be like. Perhaps as an artist I respect the veil of reality and performance more than most. I DETEST online gossip about artists, other fans etc. Most of you have heard or read my thoughts on these abhorrent activities.

That whole world to me destroys movie magic. I can still enjoy a Tom Cruise movie by not thinking about his nutty links to Scientology. (Travolta affected reality acting makes it harder outside of musical projects.) I can still palate Mel Gibson and others. I can even sit through an old episode of Cosby until the first commercial. And if we were to boycott every project Harvey Weinstein or a certain Trump cabinet member, my video library would be near empty.

THAT BEING SAID….

HOUSE OF D is the first time I met David. My wife had attended a few screenings of the movie at Sony Lincoln Center in hope. Laurice was there for a Q&A I believe. I happened to tag along one of the times David was allowing photos and signatures after. I offered David a couple tickets to our Comedy Show. They have yet to be redeemed, but I don’t take it personal. They expired years ago but we would still honor them this weekend. Or next… Or…. I digress…

Meeting David was special. He was incredibly humbled that folks came to see his movie. As with the music now, most were there as X-Files fans first.

This was the day I became a Duchovniac, even though the term was not coined until 2015, and in many ways, I just recently realize this fact fully.

HOUSE OF D is very stirring in a very simplistic way. If you know anything about acting, directing and producing, apparent simple qualities take a huge amount of thought and preparation. Minimalistic theater requires far more from the performing artist to tell the story. Broad stokes paint a clearer picture but subtle complexities take craft. There is nothing simple about appearing simple on stage or screen.

Narrating the opening sequence brings X-Files fans into a familiar world of hearing David’s voice launch a story.

Telling the story through the eyes of two children –a young teen (Anton Chechin) and the child-like mentally challenged friend (Robin Williams)– allows us to enter the world of downtown Manhattan the way we enter the underwater world of Little Mermaid. We relax our minds. Seeing preteens giggle and playing stick ball and making fun of their French teacher and fearing the priest’s wrath and various forms of interaction with girls all lower our guards.

HOUSE OF D has the sweetest on camera scene between a convicted woman and a teen learning to dance. All the scenes between Erica and Anton are riveting. Levels of slowly fading nuanced sweetness with growing despair as each scene progresses. These scenes pit a boy who is relatively naïve – despite dealing with the loss of a father and the failing health of his mother –  against a woman who perhaps has seen more than any human should have to endure at any age. Is she a hooker, drug addict and murderer? There is so much going on that is not said or shown. If you have ever studied circumstances as an actor (Stanislovsky and most of the NY schools in realism) you can only imagine all the back story not in the script. SUBTEXT!!!

As the story reveals more of the darkness these children’s lives the walls are down.  Consequently, the tears flow. When the mother, so amazing underplayed (as brash New Yorkers go) by Tea Leoni, drops her hand limp, the heart fully drops from the chest.

As the flip book story suggests the movie comes full circle, with David playing the grown-up Anton, now with wife and child of his own. All worked out. We can survive tragedy. We can find hope in the worst loss. We can find love out of the darkest places.

Of course, now, thinking of this movie brings additional tears thinking of Anton and Robin PAP ASSS!!!

That is the best part of any quality artistic creation. Time and Circumstance change how we approach the work. Ah, Circumstance (Is my pseudo-method-actor-self sneaking into this blog too much?)

I know many of you have as well. I hope that someone besides Philes that have already seen HOUSE OD D reads this blog and gives the movie a shot. If for nothing else you are missing a very special Robin Williams performance.

I have been waiting for another “written and directed by David Duchovny” film or TV project for 10 years now. Ever since I was told – and sworn to secrecy – about this next big project, I have been a kid on Christmas morning.

We are beyond hope now and into eager anticipation mode. You read my blog about your music in 2015. I hope you get a chance to read this.

HOUSE OF D was the spiritual beginning of the Duchovniacs. Please give us more. Your style is so sweet and endearing without pulling punches on the drama. A modern Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller in one with less a tad less ire. Your characters’ spines have less hate for this world but they are no less real. Perhaps more so.

Two hours into our flight home to New York. Just passed Leech Lake (19km SW of us now) according to map. Back to BUCKING FUCKING DENT on tape.

BUCKY FUCKING DENT THE MOVIE and a Little Duchovniac Secret

Update on David’s next Novel: Miss Subways

Looks like David’s next novel –Miss Subways is set to release in May of 2018.

05/01/2018

MISS SUBWAYS

A Novel
David Duchovny
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Inspired by W.B. Yeats’s play, The Only Jealousy of EmerNew York Times bestselling author David Duchovny reimagines the Irish mythological figure of Emer in Miss Subways, a darkly comic fantasy love story set in New York City.

Emer is just a girl living in New York City who takes the subway, buys ice cream from the bodega on the corner, has writerly aspirations, and lives with her boyfriend, Con. But is this life she lives the only path she’s on? Taking inspiration from the myth of Emer and Cuchulain, loosely based on W. B. Yeats’s play The Only Jealousy of Emer, and featuring an all-star cast of mythical figures from all over the world, David Duchovny’s darkly funny fantasy novel Miss Subways is one woman’s trippy, mystical journey down parallel tracks of time and love. On the way, Emer will battle natural and supernatural forces to find her true voice, power, and destiny. A fairy tale of love lost and regained, Miss Subways is also a love letter to the city that enchants us all: New York.

Source: Macmillan

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David reads a chapter from his novel”Bucky F*cking Dent” at Candle Cafe in NYC

In Their Lives Hits Shelves Today (May 23)

The Beatles’ iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, turns fifty on June 1, and, to celebrate, the book In Their Lives hits shelves today (May 23).

Edited by Andrew Blauner, the book features essays by the likes of Roz Chast on “She Loves You,” Jane Smiley on “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Rosanne Cash on “No Reply,” Gerald Early on “I’m a Loser,” Rick Moody on “The End,” Maria Popova on “Yellow Submarine,” David Duchovny on “Dear Prudence,” Chuck Klosterman on “Helter Skelter,” David Hadju on “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)” and more.

Click HERE to read an excerpt on David’s piece about “Dear Prudence”

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NEW: David Duchovny talks BFD w/Jeremy Schaap

David Duchovny, Actor & Novelist

Jeremy chats with the actor and novelist about his book, “Bucky [Bleeping] Dent.” Plus, Jeremy shares his story of attending the “Bucky Dent Game.”

Source: http://www.espn.com/espnradio/play?id=19314654

 

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May 24th Book Launch- David Duchovny Joins Guest Speakers on The Beatles Legacy

Source:
http://rubinmuseum.org/events/event/jai-guru-dev-great-writers-on-great-beatles-songs-05-24-2017

JAI GURU DEV: GREAT WRITERS ON GREAT BEATLES SONGS
BOOK LAUNCH: IN THEIR LIVES

WEDNESDAY, 5.24.17
7:00 – 8:30 PM

In December 1969, The Beatles released their song “Across the Universe,” with the phrase of thanks “Jai Guru Dev, Om” concluding each verse. For many listeners, it was their first exposure to the sacred syllable OM. That song, along with other Beatles classics, helped introduce Eastern spirituality to mainstream Western culture and encouraged countless listeners to transform their consciousness.

To mark the publication of Andrew Blauner’s In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs, Shawn Colvin, David Duchovny, Rick Moody, Jon Pareles, Francine Prose, and others share their thoughts on The Beatles’ legacy and why their songs continue to impact our culture.

A book signing of In Their Lives: Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs will follow the program.

In Their Lives is published by Blue Rider Press, edited by Andrew Blauner, and features a note from Paul McCartney.

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About the Speakers

David Duchovny is an actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He has published two books, Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale (2015) and Bucky F*cking Dent (2016).

Rick Moody is the author most recently of Hotels of North America, a novel, and On Celestial Music, a book of essays. He writes about music regularly for The Rumpus.

Shawn Colvin won her first Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album with her debut, Steady On, in 1989. She has been a mainstay of the contemporary folk music scene ever since, releasing eleven acclaimed albums and establishing herself as one of America’s great live performers. She triumphed at the 1998 Grammy Awards, winning both Record and Song of the Year for the top ten hit “Sunny Came Home.” Her candid memoir, Diamond in the Rough, was published to critical acclaim in 2012. In 2016 she received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Trailblazer Award.

Jon Pareles is the Chief Popular Music Critic of The New York Times and the consulting editor of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll.

Francine Prose is the author of more than twenty books, most recently the novel Mister Monkey. She is currently a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard.

Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. His other anthologies are Coach, Brothers, Central Park, Our Boston, The Good Book, and as coeditor For the Love of Baseball. A graduate of Brown University and Columbia University School of Business, Blauner is a member of PEN American Center and the National Book Critics Circle. He started his career as an intern at Rolling Stone.

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David Duchovny – MORE (From Today) Sports Radio Interviews about BFD

Wow! Another busy day for David sports radio interviews. We’ve done our best to find all of them from today and them post below. We also have some from yesterday here and here.  David is promoting the release of Bucky F*cking Dent on paperback. Please let us know if we missed any! @duchovniacs

 

Dan Le Batard Show
https://twitter.com/LeBatardShow

Imus in the Morning


The DA Show
David Duchovny: I Know A Fraud Sports Fan When I See One

Will there be more interviews tomorrow? Probably!

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Listen to more New David Duchovny radio Interviews

David’s been busy doing radio interviews for the paperback release of Bucky F*cking Dent. We’ve posted all that are available for replayonline. Probably more to come..

Source: http://reiter.radio.cbssports.com/2017/04/26/david-duchovny-i-identified-as-a-writer-before-i-ever-thought-about-acting/

With Bill Reiter: David Duchovny: I Identified As A Writer Before I Ever Thought About Acting

From the Petros and Money Show

David Duchovny on Clay Travis (It cuts off right before the host wraps the interview but all of David’s commentary is on here)

 

New – David Duchovny talks about Bucky F*cking Dent

David Duchovny on The Chris Mannix Show

David on The Newy Scruggs Show

David Duchovny on Live With Kelly – Bucky F*cking Dent Paperback Release

David stopped by Live with Kelly today to talk about the paperback of his book Bucky F*cking Dent. 

David also talked about his many talents as actor, director, musician, author, college point guard and… um “male model”

We were able to attend the taping. Here are some photos we took from our seats.

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David Duchovny’s “Male underwear model audition pose”

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BUCKY F*CKING DENT by @davidduchovny named a Finalist for the 2016 Casey Award

Congrats David!

capture-20160223-133535From: http://www.spitballmag.com/

November 17, 2016
2016 CASEY Award Finalists Announced
 
Spitball is pleased to announce that the following books have been named as Finalists for the 2016 CASEY Award:
 
The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports (Harper) by Jeff Passan
 
The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Michael Tackett
 
Bucky F*cking Dent (novel) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) by David Duchovny
 
Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game’s Greatest Heroes and Moments(Smithsonian Books) by Stephen Wong & Dave Grob
 
The Last Innocents: The Collision of the Turbulent Sixties and the Los Angeles Dodgers(Harper) by Michael Leahy
 
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team(Henry Holt) by Ben Lindbergh & Sam Miller
 
Playing with Tigers: A Minor league Chronicle of the Sixties (University of Nebraska Press) by George Gmelch
 
The Selling of the Babe: The Deal that Changed Baseball and Created a Legend (Thomas Dunne Books) by Glenn Stout
 
Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-Era Detroit (Lyons Press) by Tom Stanton
 
Wild in the Strike Zone: Baseball Poems (Rank Stranger Press) by Tim Peeler
 
Spitball congratulates the authors and publishers of these fine books and wishes them all the best of luck in the competition for the 34th CASEY Award. Please check back for information on the date and place of the 34th CASEY Awards Banquet.