Title: Clive Cussler the Character
Description: Clive Cussler in his own books.
gamay - March 31, 2004 08:27 PM (GMT)
Why does Clive Cussler appear in some but not all of the Dirk Pitt books and why doesn't Dirk recognise him when they bump into each other again?
DirkPitt - March 31, 2004 09:25 PM (GMT)
Thats a point! Does Cussler wear disguises ?
Foss Gly - March 31, 2004 09:36 PM (GMT)
Usually, Clive usually appears the same, at least description-wise, to Pitt each time they meet. I think that is part of the Cussler "in-joke", Pitt not being able to place where they'd met before.
buzzardluck - April 1, 2004 02:12 AM (GMT)
i think that it's a little tongue in cheek CC just likes to have fun too. :rolleyes:
mr periwinkle - April 1, 2004 09:55 AM (GMT)
I agree with Foss Gly.I think Clive Cussler did it this way as a bit of a joke as well.Its a new approach for authors to do this.But as i remember Alfred Hitchcock always appeared in his movies in a cameo role.Maybe Clive took a leaf our of his book.
gamay - April 1, 2004 08:47 PM (GMT)
I wonder who would play Clive Cussler in the film? A cameo by the man himself?
Cusslermen - April 1, 2004 09:03 PM (GMT)
With Clive suing the studio to attempt to stop production, I don't think there's a chance in hell that he would appear in the movie.
Butch 179 - April 2, 2004 03:49 AM (GMT)
maybe to "moon" the director ;) ;)
Helene Noelle - April 3, 2004 05:55 AM (GMT)
Clive Cussler introduced himself as a character in his Dirk Pitt avdenture series for fun the first time in Dragon. Due to the popluar reponses from his fans (I read this tidbit in Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt Revealed), Cussler kept the tradition going. :rolleyes:
Inca Gold (35)
Shock Wave (23)
Flood Tide (32)
Atlantis Found (37)
Valhalla Rising (16)
Trojan Odyssey (49)
robpgreer - April 7, 2004 10:04 PM (GMT)
I asked Clive about this point during his TO tour. He said that the first time he wrote himself into a novel he did it as a joke and fully expected to be edited out. Instead, the editor liked the idea and left his cameo in place. Thus a tradition was born.