Friday, March 16, 2012

Being Flynn Giveaway

An interesting movie hits theaters today and the folks at Focus Features have asked me to sponsor a giveaway here on Book Chase in support of the new film.

The movie, Being Flynn, is based upon Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir entitled Another Bulls-t Night in Suck City, the story of Nick's non-exsistant relationship with his father, Jonathan - a man he has not seen for 18 years.  Then his father suddenly reappears in Nick's world.

What will make this one especially interesting to avid readers like you guys is, I think, that both of the Flynn's are writers.  The movie's trailer gives a good feel for the movie's content and quality:

This looks like one of those ever-rarer literary films, something for grownups - the kind of thing that might actually get me back inside an actual movie theater despite my aversion to the noise and rudeness that represents the typical behavior of today's movie audience.  De Niro is, of course, a draw in himself and, although I am less familiar with Paul Dano's work, what I see of it in this trailer is impressive.

So, for a chance to win a paperback copy of the movie-tie-in novel and $25 worth of Fandango bucks, reply to this post with your choice of a number between 1 and 30.  I'll dust off my handy dandy random number generator to choose a winner some time in the next 10 days, depending on how many entries I get.

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  1. Lucky #13. Thanks for the chance!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. 19! I'm really excited for this movie too. Fingers crossed!

  3. I read the book some time ago, and thought highly of it. If the clip is any indication, the father character will come across much more sympathetically in the film than in the book.


  4. I'm not entering, but I am looking forward to the movie. I read Another BS Night...last year.

  5. TLK, I know nothing about the book or film going into this post, but my impression is that both the Flynns appear emotionally unstable in the clip. If the father is getting off easy in the movie, the book must have really been rough on him.

  6. Susan, did you review it? I have a copy headed my way but it hasn't arrived yet.


    I did a brief review.

  8. Thanks for that link, Susan. I missed your review the first time around, looks like. My copy of the book arrived today and it looks interesting.

  9. how could i have missed your first post? i love de niro! the movie looks amazing ... well, here i am .. number 23 please!

    btw, i've got an e-book giveaway happening:

  10. 20. I loved this book and am looking forward to seeing the movie.