Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'll expect a finder's fee if you pitch this idea...

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Tami inspired this week’s question:

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?

Having been a director, I used to play this game all the time. Two of my favorite candidates for novels to turn into a play or film were Charles Baxter's Shadow Play, and John Gardner's October Light. Interesting to look at my pencil scribbles of cast lists on the inside cover now. Interesting too that they are both about idiosyncratic families and how 'the way things should be' crash into 'the way things are.' Beautiful books, both of them, for their themes as well as their writing.

6 comments:

SFP said...

I love Charles Baxter. I would definitely want to see the movie of Shadow Play>

Smilingsal said...

I'd buy a ticket to see either one. I selected yet another title. Here's my response:

http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/booking-through-thursday-movie.html

Beth F said...

Wow! October Light is one of my husband's favorite books. Good choice.

Mary said...

I haven't read this Baxter title. On the list it goes.

C. B. James said...

Why hasn't John Gardner's work been made into more movies? I think Freddy's book would be very good on screen, too.

verbivore said...

I've never read October Light, but I love John Gardner...will have to try this one.