It was based on a short story by the Danish writer Karen Blixen more widely known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. With a running time of sixty minutes, it is the shortest feature film directed by Welles. In nineteenth-century Macao , Mr. Clay Orson Welles is a wealthy merchant at the end of his life. His only constant companion is his book-keeper, a Polish-Jewish emigrant named Levinsky Roger Coggio. One evening, Levinsky mentions an apocryphal story of a rich old man who offers a sailor five guineas to impregnate his wife. The destitute sailor, a young Dane named Paul Norman Eshley , is discovered on the street and recruited.
Levinsky goes to inform Clay about what took place, but discovers the old merchant has died. Orson Welles was a self-professed admirer of the writing of Karen Blixen and, at one point, announced plans to create a series of films based on her writing. Originally The Immortal Story was meant to be half of a two-part anthology film , with the second half based on the Blixen story The Deluge at Nordenay. However, the second film was cancelled when Welles raised concerns about the professionalism of his crew in Budapest, Hungary , where production was to have taken place.
The story was very simple and the flows was great! Not only that it also includes some great lessons about the Greek mythology. Not Shakespeare, but a definite guilty pleasure! I have read this book probably 15 times since I got it in middle school. A fun, sexy, Eurocentric plot woven together by R. Stine's only teen horror archnemesis. Mar 02, Kelly rated it it was amazing. This is one of those books from my youth that I read over and over.
I've always had an interest in ancient Greece, and Pike's fun style of writing made it a fantastic read for me. I read it again as an adult.
Sep 20, Kary Ison rated it it was amazing. One of my all-time favorites.
It was one of my first "grown-up" books as a teenager. I had spent my entire youth reading nothing but R. This definitely made me want to branch out. Oh Christopher Pike, my middle school love Still, thanks for the nostalgia! It was pretty good. This Book is about josie going on a vacation to Rome with her friend Helen.
But when she finds a little statue of a goddess is when the goddess wants josies body. When I need a palate cleanser between heavier books, books from my youth are the perfect recipe: The Immortal is no exception. Christopher Pike never fails to spin a clever tale, and this one seems to bridge his earlier stories of twisted teens with horrible tendencies to harm and murder my favorite of his books and his later stories whi When I need a palate cleanser between heavier books, books from my youth are the perfect recipe: Christopher Pike never fails to spin a clever tale, and this one seems to bridge his earlier stories of twisted teens with horrible tendencies to harm and murder my favorite of his books and his later stories which are more expansive, experimental, and mind-bending.
The Immortal has the perfect mixture of both. The two main characters, Josie and Helen, are typical eighteen-year-olds: Yet their story intertwines with Greek mythology as they vacation on Mykonos in a way which requires a pretty significant suspension of belief.
Fortunately I have no qualms as a reader with traveling beyond the boundaries of reality. Why does every plot point need to make perfect sense? This is my first time reading The Immortal and as a teen I might have loved it more. Aug 22, emily rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 10, Rachael rated it it was amazing. Another favorite of mine by Christopher Pike.
I loved how this book mixes modern with Ancient Greek. One of Pike's best in my opinion. Jun 28, Kristy rated it really liked it. I first read this in middle school and have wanted to travel to Greece ever since.
The Immortal by Christopher Pike
I'm afraid to reread it now, in case it won't hold up. Juli Josie is on vacation in Greece with her father, his new girlfriend, and her best friend. While visiting the sacred island of Delos, she accidentally stumbles upon an artifact-a tiny statue of a Goddess. Immediately Josie is enchanted by the statue and she takes it with her when she leaves the island.
Then the trouble starts. A guy takes her for a boat ride and she is almost killed. Then the ima Judul: Then the image of the Goddess begins to haunt her dream. The immortal wants to be mortal. Review Itu blurb -nya kebalik. Yang susun siapa sih? Saat kunjungannya ke Delos, Josie mendapatkan sebuah bayangan tentang Gunung Olympus dan dewa-dewi yang hidup di sana. Bayangan ini semakn parah setelah dia hampir tenggelam di lautan dan kembali terdampar di Delos.
Di saat itulah dia menemukan sebuah patung dewi berukuran mini. Patung yang memberikannya visi tentang dua orang dewi yang bertikai, Sryope dan Phthia. Saya tidak punya ekspektasi apa-apa saat mulai membaca. Buku ini cuma kebetulan kubeli murah dari salah satu perpustakaan yang, tampaknya, lagi menjual koleksi yang jarang dipinjam. Nama pengarangnya somehow familiar , tapi saya juga tidak sepenuhnya yakin. Setelah dicek, Christopher Pike ini ternyata terkenal dan sangat produktif untuk urusan novel remaja: Akhirnya, saya menikmati buku ini. Ceritanya ringan dan mudah dibaca.
Bukunya bisa selesai kubaca dalam sehari. Saya suka bagaimana penulis membuat kisah dua dewi rekaan yang terasa begitu nyata. Awalnya kukira kisah Sryope dan Phthia ini semacam retell , tapi saya tidak berhasil menemukan mitologi Yunani yang berhubungan dengan dua nama ini.
Kisah liburan Josie yang berubah jadi malapetaka juga enak diikuti. Ada jalan-jalannya, ada summer fling -nya, dan juga ada unsur misteri. Akhir ceritanya juga lumayan mengejutkan untukku sih. Penulisnya sukses bikin bertanya-tanya hingga akhir. Ah, jadi tambah pengin ke Yunani XD. Buku ini untuk tantangan baca: Dec 13, Gloria Piper rated it really liked it Shelves: The Immortal, Christopher Pike With all the deep novels out there that demand contemplation, sometimes you want a light read that takes your brain on a mini vacation.
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The Immortal, an aptly titled story for young adults, does just that as we follow two girls who are on their own vacation, one destined to change their lives. There, we taste Greece, the vibrant tourism, the steep The Immortal, Christopher Pike With all the deep novels out there that demand contemplation, sometimes you want a light read that takes your brain on a mini vacation. There, we taste Greece, the vibrant tourism, the steep hills, the nude beaches, the color of the sea, the heat and the sudden storms. The story centers on the two girls, who are probably eighteen or nineteen.
Josie is recovering from a heart condition; Helen has survived a suicide. And both have survived a damaged love affair with the same boy. Perhaps they will find romance in Greece. There are no subplots, only events that serve to round out the characters. The two friends are energetic, apparently shallow and spoiled, typical of many teenagers. Their hormones rage while their sense of responsibility has yet to mature.
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Josie and Helen have been best of friends most of their lives, yet at times Josie feels as if Helen is her enemy. Jealousy over boys plays a role. It did in the past; it does in the present. From the start, Helen has encouraged Josie and her father to vacation in Greece, having visited it previously herself.
The place has power, she says, especially the sacred isle of Delos. It is an isle once inhabited by the gods. When Josie visits the power spot, she must agree. She doesn't know to what extent Helen is touched, but Josie finds herself drawn into the power of a goddess, for good or evil. Right away we notice the boldness with which Josie and Helen use their sexuality. Is this typical of wild teens?
Or have they surrendered to the ancient power of the gods? In fact do the gods still live? The obsession with Delos grows, changing these two friends in unexpected ways. Nov 03, Joanna rated it did not like it Shelves: I read this when I was 11 or 12 and was recently discussing it with some friends. I read plenty of these kind of books as a teen, but weirdly enough this one stood out from the sea of bad teen horror novels.
The burger scene seemed to be particularly etched in my memory. In any case, I decided to read it again to see if it stood the test of time. Wow, this book really sucked. I mean, I'm sure I loved it as a pre-teen, and perhaps other pre-teens would enjoy it just as much. But as an adult readi I read this when I was 11 or 12 and was recently discussing it with some friends. But as an adult reading this critically, it was just terrible. Christopher Pike's "girl" voice is awful, no teenage girl talks like that, but none of the characters are in any way believable so it probably would've been just as bad from a guy's POV.
Most of the book is filler, there's a lot of saying and not a lot of showing. I swear there was 10 pages on just getting through the airport in Athens. Do we really need a descriptive scene of waiting in an airport? Beyond that, the friendship between Josie and Helen was just absurd. Burdened with a master that can shake cities and crush mountains, Fang Lin travels the realm, cleaning up after his master's messes!!! Volume 3 onwards will have dramatically less of those sexy parts.
So if you are not into those jokes, Volume 1 and 3 will be up your alley. The total score 0. Advertisement Pornographic Personal attack Other. Copyright infringement issues please send mail to dmca webnovel. Get the App Forum Library Inbox.