Thursday, March 12, 2009
What book do you think should be made into a movie? And do you have any suggestions for the producers?
Or, What book do you think should NEVER be made into a movie?
Some of the best movies come from short stories--Breakfast at Tiffany's, Brokeback Mountain--but of course my mind went totally blank when I tried to think of other stories that would work well on the screen. Maybe I'll think of a few later in the day.
Novels that I would like to see on the screen:
James Meek's The People's Act of Love (I just checked and there is going to be a movie made of this. Hurray!)
James Howard Kunstler's World Made By Hand
Rebecca West's The Fountain Overflows
Julia Leigh's Disquiet needs to be made by someone who can channel Hitchcock
Gerard Donovan's Julius Winsome
And hands down, I would most like the people that made a miniseries out of David McCullough's John Adams to give the same treatment to Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton.
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