you are just now discovering Viggo Mortensen, and yes, this is
possible, as emailed by one of his new fans (see below), you may
have found that he has the following books:
viggo mortensen at Amazon:
Horse Is Good
In The Sun
list of books by Viggo Mortensen and other artists at Perceval Press.
can get Hidaldo movie here!
Also, Amazon has a page on A
History of Violence, Viggo's next
movie. Hopefully, the
book will be back in print.
"I've just discovered Viggo last month, sitting down watching
"Lord of the Rings" Trilogy (which I always thought was a
kids movie), with my husband and daughter....and I was
hooked!! The movie(s), too, are my absolute all-time
favorite..thanks again, and anything else on him you can pass along."
--Diane Farquhar, DianeFarquhar@msn.com
We fans have read about someone smashing open Mr. Mortensen's car
window to get his poems and short stories.
emailed EBH to express her feelings about the subject.
Possibly, what she says will give a voice to our own similar
"You would think that someone knowing how much that poetry
meant to him, that they would return it in a heart beat - but, I
have found after doing years of rescue work, that humans are stupid, cruel and
inhumane. They are the only creature that purposely sets out
to hurt another. I am not talking about feeding upon, We
humans will sit and think out how to kill, how to maim in the worst
manner available and then even when we know it will hurt another, we
do it. First to have the audacity to break into someone's car
in the first place!!! Sometimes I am ashamed to admit that I
am human. My heart sank so low when I read about it - I
actually cried for those lost words found deep from someone's heart
and soul... It isn't because he was a star - he could of been a
homeless man from NY city - I would feel the same way!!!"
"I have lost a few poems over the years and every time I
think about them, it hurts my soul, my mind says 'Oh well, you can write another one'
my soul aches beyond anything else. It feels like someone you
for your whole life has died - I cannot imagine losing 3 yrs worth
and stories, if I cry over just a few it must be torture for him....
soul aches for him."
" I thank God that I have back up copies of "We the
Battered" and "I wish I
could of Known" Oh, to loose them - I'd be in a ball on the
months crying...... I would never get over the loss of those
ones. I do
miss "Yukon" tho, I wish I could find that one - Funny - I
can remember the
place in which it was born - vividly, and when I wrote it, on the
wrote it on - but I cannot remember the words..... I hope it is just
away in some drawer of mine and I find it again..... Weird, I met
horse, was a part of his life and death for all of maybe 1 1/2 hours
inspired such a moving poem...... sigh......"
"I wish there was someway I could help. Heck, I don't
even know what city he lost it in - I am assuming that it was LA or
in CA someplace. God, It just breaks my heart thinking about
it!! I will keep looking on your page to see if it is found
and returned to the rightful owner. And I will continue to
pray for its safe return."
Wanda shares her poem below:
WE THE BATTERED
We the battered need to form unity for ourselves, regain control
over our lives, the lives of our children, and the basic rights as a wife,
lover and human being.
We the battered do not need to accept the blame for our partners
actions, it is not us who is out of control, it is them. Let them take the
responsibility for their own actions.
We the battered need to start taking care of ourselves, believe in
our own abilities, and take back our spirits so that we can heal them and be
stewards of our own Hearts, Minds, Bodies and Souls.
We the battered are not being selfish, we are taking care of
ourselves. We need to start Loving Ourselves with the same passion we reserve for
others, Our lives will love us for it!
We the battered are battered out of "control", not out of
We can express our emotions, laugh and cry, without handing them our
We can share with them our thoughts, without giving up our minds.
We can share with them our fears, secrets, dreams and fantasies
giving up our souls.
And the wholeness that you crave Heart, Mind, Body and Soul - Mine
in Mine and Yours in You, take care of them and be their first love. They
mortal, but you are constant.
They will make you whole, and your wholeness will give them great
Together, two whole people, Hearts dancing, Spirits making love, I
Love feels safe now.
- Wanda Chapman 1989
If you were asked by the
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to join them in voting
for what you consider is the best of the year in the various
categories, what would you do? Viggo was asked this question:
Crowe pictures at murphsplace!
Kristofferson and TOFOG.
two music talents together? That in itself is enough to see
how it went.
Check your public television schedules here to find out when TOFOG will be on Soundstage. It has been
advertised that it debuts in September 2004.
I really look forward to receiving this.
Russell's performance and character in "Gladiator" is my
favorite. --Rebecca Stager, firstname.lastname@example.org
you agree with Rebecca, check out Russell's music. Even my
"music critic" husband praises their work. He says he stacks up their third CD, Other
Ways Of Speaking, with all the albums he's listened to. It
helps that he heard them play live, which when a band sounds great
live, he feels is the mark of a great band. If you open
yourself to Russell's voice when he sings, you will understand what
my objective husband means about how the personality in Russell's
voice gives the music that extra edge. For example, in Gaslight,
listen to his voice in "Circus was just like home" (first
track) and "Who was I building that castle for? (track 13).