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Tuesday, August 14, 2021

Considering my affection for remixed (not derivative) efforts off long-standing creative works, I can’t believe Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus” got past me when it was released in 2005.

Especially when it has such an offbeat premise:

It imagines the lives and afterlives of Odysseus’s wife Penelope and her 12 maids, who are hanged by Odysseus upon his return home from war. Atwood gives depth to Penelope’s character, and the maids’ faces, names and rage to last an eternity.

I suppose I’ll have to pick it up. Although maybe I should brush up on “The Odyssey” first.

Then again, I didn’t give myself a refresher on “Hamlet” before taking in “Gertrude and Claudius”, John Updike’s swipe at classical revisionism. And I loved that effort.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 08/14/2007 11:14 PM
Category: Creative, Publishing
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I’m sure we’ve all seen T-Mobile’s “Jimmy’s HotSpot” TV spot:

And I’m sure all of us are glad that “The Jimmy” has prospered since his long-ago “Seinfeld” appearance.

I was skeptical about the prospects of “The Only Phone You Need” campaign resonating with customers. Maybe ripping off old sitcom motifs is a way to ensure success.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 08/14/2007 10:34 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., TV, Wi-Fi
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