Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Enid Shomer's "The Twelve Rooms of the Nile," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer.

The entry begins:
Since the protagonists of The Twelve Rooms of the Nile —Florence Nightingale and Gustave Flaubert—are well-known historical figures, I’m sure every reader will have his or her own idea about which actors could ideally tackle these roles. But in my mind, Emily Blunt would make a perfect Nightingale. She has the right kind of face and coloring and, more importantly, a great gift for intensity as well as comedy. Nightingale had a killer wit, a mischievous streak that surfaced regularly as part of her rebelliousness. She was also incredibly passionate and probably the best-educated Englishwoman of her day. Blunt has the glamour and the grit for this role.

It is more difficult to imagine who might portray Gustave Flaubert. My current fantasy is that the role should go to a sexy unknown with a great deal of animal magnetism. Since there are only two...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Enid Shomer's website and Facebook page.

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My Book, The Movie: The Twelve Rooms of the Nile.

--Marshal Zeringue