Friday, April 10, 2009

Benjamin Obler's "Javascotia," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Benjamin Obler's Javascotia.

The entry starts:
The only actor who comes to mind to play Melvin Podgorski is Jon Heder, of Napoleon Dynamite fame. This is maybe taking the requirements to the extreme. Melvin could not be played by someone devastatingly handsome or possessing any measure of natural bravado and swagger. Melvin is an anxious, uncertain, jittery, unconfident, yearning but timid type. He is described on the book jacket and in virtually all the book’s press as “na├»ve.” Therefore it’s hard to imagine anyone with a known face and long resume playing him.

He’s also in his early twenties, which rules out most actors who have been around long enough that they might spring to mind. In fact, someone entirely unknown would fit the bill very well. A callow and overeager novice might depict Mel perfectly.

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Read an excerpt from Javascotia, and learn more about the novel and its author at Benjamin Obler's website and blog.

Read about Benjamin Obler's top 10 fictional coffee scenes.

My Book, The Movie: Javascotia.

--Marshal Zeringue