The Game

Robert_Pauley at Robert_Pauley at
Thu May 16 19:07:41 EDT 2002

Movie came out a few years ago, thriller with Michael Douglas about a smug,
heartless billionaire whose life is changed by his brother's birthday gift
of a play-acting game that turns real and apparently deadly. I can see
someone citing Percy about this, as story relates to his themes of rotation,
of unlooked-for thrill when "everydayness" is shattered. Premise of film is
better than film. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Henry P. Mills [mailto:wpercy1 at]
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 3:37 PM
To: Percy-L: Literary and Philosophical Discussion
Subject: [percy-l] The Game


Something coming down the tube. Anyone know of this movie or care to offer a

Henry Mills

> From: Read Mercer Schuchardt <read at>
> Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 00:49:03 -0400
> To: wpercy1 at
> Subject: The Game
> Hi,
> You might want to check out Metaphilm's interpretation of the movie "The
> Game," which references Walker Percy as a key influence on the ideas in
> film.
> The site is at and treats film much the way Percy
> treated culture -- diagnostically.
> Kind regards,
> Read
> Read Mercer Schuchardt
> Founder
> CLEAVE:  The Counter Agency
> Tel:    201-653-7820
> Email: read at
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