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Writer's Block: Next stop: Hollywood

Which book that you've read would make a great movie, and why? Who would you pick to play the main characters?

Catcher in the Rye, of course. Because it reads like a script, a marvelous one. It has been beggging for decades now to be made into a film. Holden Caulfield should be played by any 16-year-old newcomer who is as close as possible to the kind of talent Leonardo DiCaprio and Anton Yelchin had already displayed so plentifully at the same age. Among the several characters he meets on his journey, I would pick up Frances McDormand and Amy Adams to play the two nuns he meets on the train, although I suspect Miss Adams wouldn't be exactly happy about the typecasting.


ooh, i'd love to see a good film of that! if they cast it really well, it could be amazing.
LiveJournal has taken to behaving so erratically that I don't even try to understand it anymore. I have no idea why my (belated) reply to your comment came out "anonymous" when I was logged in while posting it ...
i've noticed that happening to people lately. LJ, get yourself together!

you're right about needing an unknown for the part, i think, and how crucial it would be to find exactly the right actor. imagine some fluffy hollywood pretty boy cast as holden to bring in box office! it'd be a travesty. i'm glad they haven't done that. oh, by the way, i don't know if you'll find this funny, but i was looking at it just last night and smiling, not at salinger's passing, but at the onion's cleverness:
bunch of phonies

yes, you'd definitely have to have the right actor for holden!

November 2012

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