Richard McNally

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location East Coast, United States
Introduction In 2001 I published a collection of short stories, VELOCITY, at Curious Rooms (Norwalk CT; cf. A notice in the Southeast Review commented: "McNally showcases his uncanny ability to describe unique characters uniquely. He has a keen eye for minute, telling details of character, and an ear for language that enables him to succinctly get right at the heart of a character." Tsipi Keller wrote the work is "an absolutely must read .... McNally will be read long after all of us are gone." My poem "Restocking the Time Warehouse," printed in THE ICONOCLAST, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2000. On the basis of my full-length satire DANCE WITHOUT MUSIC, I was selected as a finalist in the playwriting competition of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts. Excerpt from as yet unpublished novel in online journal ELIMAE (ElectronicLiteraryMagazine, 2009:02). Screenplays currently being shopped--Went Too Far, The Murder Portfolio, Cityscape.
Interests Redistribution of wealth throughout the world, YouTube, propagation of joyful spirituality and zen and TM throughout the world, fair trade.
Favorite Movies Memento, Alias Betty, Bonnie & Clyde, Swept Away, Cool Hand Luke, The King of Comedy, L'Année des Meduses, Pay It Forward, Hombre, Diary of a Chambermaid, Pulp Fiction, L'Aventurra, Following, La Femme à Coté, Breaking the Waves, The Exterminating Angel, Dog Day Afternoon, The Departed, Thelma & Louise, Casablanca, Rebecca, Henry & June, Truly Madly Deeply, Suspicion, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Munich, Celeste, Time Regained, The Big Easy, Notorious, Le Bonheur, The Color Purple, Raging Bull, The Player, Apocalypse Now, Romeo & Juliet (Zeffirelli + Luhrman), West Side Story, Rocky, Camille, Seven Beauties, Le Boucher, A Man & a Woman, Schindler's List, Sounder, Broadway Danny Rose, Zelig, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Atonement, State of Play, Training Day, Harsh Times, Brooklyn's Finest ( This last an entertaining portrait of what capitalism's profit motive, and the artificial scarcity it creates, can do to otherwise rational human beings. Highly recommended.)
Favorite Music Chris McNally, Steely Dan, Scott Henderson & Vital Tech Tones, Vivaldi, Corelli, Bach, Hendrix, KC & the Sunshine Band, Mozart, Beethoven, Sleepyhead, Annie Lenox, Laura Nyro, Sly & the Family Stone, Dave Brubeck, Thelonius Monk, Tony Bennet, Tom Waits, Diana Krall, Weather Report, Carlos Santana, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, "Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)", "Foxy Lady", "Tighten Up", "Rikki Don't Lose That Number", "Take Five", "Louie Louie", "Mack the Knife", "Dancin' in the Street", "Twist & Shout", "Kathy's Clown", "Everything Hurts", "In the Still of the Night", "Crying", "Hang on Sloopy", "Baby It's You", "'Cause That's the Way I Like It", "Superfreak", "Get Down Tonight", "Positively Fourth Street", Sarah Jones, Chris Botti, Sade, "Bad Romance"
Favorite Books Bernhard, Proust, Joyce, Tsipi Keller, the Bible, Shakespeare, Naomi Klein, Wilde, Beckett, Faulkner, Flaubert, St. Thomas à Kempis, Galbraith, Sparrow, Baudelaire, Alan Watts, Pynchon, Claude Simon, Robbe-Grillet, Pinter, Ionesco, Sartre, Camus, Proudhon, Marx, M. Harrington, Barthes, Pascal, Raymond Chandler, Jean Rhys, Hemingway, Kafka, Edmund Wilson, T.S. Eliot, Jim Gustafson, Swinburne, Freud, Sorrentino, Woolf, Bukowski, Donleavy, Plato, Durrell, Calvino, Freud, Nietzsche, Samuel Johnson

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