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Lizzie Borden
« on: November 27, 2007, 03:58:20 PM »
In case you don't know about the case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Borden

Here's the deal: I've toyed around with writing a Lizzie Borden script for a couple years now, but the right concept has eluded me. This past week, I had the germ of an idea that I might sit down and try to work with. I might not either. Who knows?

What are the other Lizzie Borden movies out there? Has anyone seen them?

Also, A good, thorough book on the case seems tough to come by. Any suggestions?
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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 04:01:48 PM »
It seems that a trip to the house itself in Massachusetts would be in order. Also, viewing copies of the court records. Source material would be better than any book.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 04:04:50 PM »
Well, Wikipedia covers all of this:

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/borden/index_1.html

Here are all the source books, though:

http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/borden/bibli_7.html

edit:  Ah, after reading the Wikipedia article, looks like that's the most exhaustive resource.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 04:15:53 PM »
Reading her inquest now... Talk about tame prosecution.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 04:20:53 PM »

edit:  Ah, after reading the Wikipedia article, looks like that's the most exhaustive resource.



Wiki is?

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 04:28:44 PM »
Well, it's got all the crime library info, all the books I can find, and links to OTIS and other places, as well as the house itself.  Where you should go stay for a week, as Matt suggests, and soak up the owner's knowledge, which will probably be equivalent to earning a degree on Borden.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 04:35:48 PM »
Getting Mrs. RC to stay there will be something of a chore, but yes, a visit is in order.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 04:41:26 PM »
I'll go with you! 

Road trip!

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 04:49:01 PM »
Just ordered this which a huge collection of newspaper articles documenting the case and Lizzie's life after.

The Lizzie Borden Sourcebook

I also ordered the fictional Lizzie by Evan Hunter.

And the Borden House sounds like an awesome road trip.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 04:55:11 PM »
Let's plan the road trip.  I can chart it by a bunch of weird roadside Americana shit.  Springtime?  Take a week or so off...?

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 04:57:28 PM »
I'm doing a big trip in February, so April would likely be best.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 05:00:58 PM »
It's only 414 miles to her house, and a pretty straight shot on 95.  Which means US 29 could be an option... I'll see what my maps say, and then I'll try and unbox all of my haunted/weird America stuff and see what grisly murder sites are along the way.

The spring is preferred, since it's in Mass.  So, yes, April or May...

See how I just invited myself along in your life?  I'm moving into your basement next week.
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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2007, 05:01:46 PM »
I'm honestly surprised that there isn't a fantastic piece of nonfiction about the case where a reporter went in and dug up everything they could.

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Re: Lizzie Borden
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2007, 05:05:31 PM »
It's a pretty well documented case from a journalist standpoint. However, you're right that there's no definitive nonfiction account of the case.