Thursday, June 04, 2015

Christopher Brookmyre's "Dead Girl Walking," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Dead Girl Walking by Christopher Brookmyre.

The entry begins:
The first thing to remark about the movie of Dead Girl Walking is that it would be a feast for the eyes due to the richness of its locations. From the picturesque wilds of remote Scottish islands to the glamour and majesty of several European capitals, not to mention chase sequences and acrobatic escapes inside Berlin’s Hauptbanhof and the Reichstag itself, it would be a cinematographer’s playground.

It is about the sudden disappearance of singer Heike Gunn on the last night of her band Savage Earth Heart’s European tour, just as global stardom appears to be within her grasp. The story is told partly through the tour blog of fiddler Monica Halcrow, the band’s talented but na├»ve new recruit; and partly via journalist Jack Parlabane, who has been asked to investigate by Savage Earth Heart’s manager when her own inquiries run up against the rock-band omerta of “what happens on tour, stays on tour”.

My ideal director for the movie would be Stephen Herek, principally because he directed my favourite music movie, the inexplicably underrated Rock Star. It featured Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston in the story of what happens when a tribute-act singer replaces his hero and starts living the dream as...[read on]
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