March 3, 2002 03:14 PM

In the movie (and book) Hearts in Atlantis, the word slutty gets used in proper 1940s-50s fashion. To mean "sloppy", not "promiscuous".

And I'm positive this is Stephen King's nod to Barbara Kingsolver, who spends fully a paragraph of one of her High Tide in Tucson essays on the subject. It's subtle, but seemed so obvious to me after just finishing Kingsolver's book. Which makes me wonder how many of these little references I might find, if only I were more well-read.

Know any good referential bits like that? I'm sure I've missed plenty.

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didn't barbara and stephen hang out as traveling writer/rock stars? do you think they chatted about wordy things, or just drank absurd beers and laughed at the other authors?

these are the thoughts of missmeridian on March 4, 2002 12:19 AM

they must have talked about, at least mentioned, it. i can't imagine that would be a coincidence.

these are the thoughts of kerykes on March 4, 2002 01:15 PM

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