Thursday, July 10, 2014

A.M. Dellamonica's "Child of a Hidden Sea," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica.

The entry begins:
Imagining a lavish big-budget multi-episode production of my latest novel is, of course, incredibly gratifying, and casting it in my imagination is just plain fun. I think it's a rare writer who doesn't occasionally imagine getting a full-scale Hollywood treatment of their work, who doesn't wonder which actors might be the right ones to bring their characters alive.

I will start with Clydon Banning, because he's easiest. Cly is Paul Gross. Not Paul Gross as he was in his twenties when he was playing the buttoned-down and thoroughly virtuous RCMP Constable Benton Fraser on Due South. No, Cly was inspired by the garrulous, naughty, fun-loving and possibly evil Paul Gross we see as Darryl Van Horne in Eastwick.

The book owes two debts to Gross. One of the things that fascinated me about the aforementioned Mountie show, Due South, was the way it objectified its lead, both as a jaw-droppingly beautiful young man and an unattainable icon in uniform. This is something we more frequently see with female characters in media: the camera lingers over their every plane and curve, and they're portrayed as untouchable, possibly even...[read on]
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