Sunday, April 11, 2010

14th hour

The mini-challenge this hour is to come up with a favorite book that has never been filmed and cast it.   An another outstanding challenge has to do with blogging about a book where a boy and girl are friends and end up realizing they are in love.  Well my book meets both challenges.

One of my favorite tales is an old one, "Parnassus on Wheels" by Christopher Morley.  It is the quaint tale of a book peddlar who roams the New England countryside and a tough-minded independent middle-aged woman who wants to buy his business.  Needless to say love ensues. So who would I pick to play these two middle-aged book-loving compatriots?  Johnny Depp is finally old enough to play Roger Mifflin and he already has on-camera experience as the book scout Dean Corso in "The Ninth Gate" which is very loosely based on a portion of another great read, "The Club Dumas".  I think Renee Zellweger might be right to be cast as Helen McGill.  Of course this was once dramatized for the Philco tv series but it has never received big screen treatment.

SUMMARY: read 45 pages
consumed: homemade rice pudding, 1 cup of tea and another large cookie

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