Heaven Can Wait

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A fotonovel is a book that adapts a film by arranging stills in a sequential order, overlaid with dialogue from the script – essentially a glossy comic book with pictures. The term comes from Italy, I think.

Heaven Can Wait is a seventies movie about an American athlete who swaps bodies with a millionaire after a near death experience.

I paid twenty cents for this.

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I read Heaven Can Wait a while back, in a month starting with J. For some reason I never got round to reviewing it here, although as you can I see I put together a collection of inexpert scans of the thing. The woman’s hair is memorable, to say the least.

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These are all out of order, by the way. That makes them funnier, though this actually looks like a pretty good film.

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I love the onomatopoeia in all this.

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Best interrogation answer ever.

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She looks more stunned than confused, but whatever.

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Even if you ignore the supernatural angle of the narrative, it’s clear the protagonist is insane.

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The picture on the left is me at every party. Whoever drew the onomatopoeias must’ve known what they were doing to a small extent, that ‘Good Cheer!’ sign is obviously sarcastic. I love it.

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“I hope that God makes you first string.” The fact that I have no idea what that actually means makes it all the more hilarious.

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I really love the white text, that tells us what we should already know.

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I know this is a comedy, but all this sound effects are too much.

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Extraordinary allegations against a former Australian prime minister here. And really, it’d be far from the worse thing he’s ever done.

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A wider version of the previous image. I like their sheets, the pattern is like something you’d expect to see on kitchen curtains.

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Dear god, I just realised Tony Abbott is conspiring with a woman called Julia. She could do so much better. A dead slug could do better.

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Wow is how I’d describe this entire experience. Read it, if you ever get the chance. It actually works a lot better then you’d think.

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