Monday, July 03, 2017

Patrick Dacey's "The Outer Cape," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: The Outer Cape: A Novel by Patrick Dacey.

The entry begins:
It’s been awesome and intimidating and somewhat embarrassing to have this book talked about as a contemporary version of Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road, but it’s also an honor, and though I’ve read the novel a number of times, I didn’t necessarily think of this as a similar book. I mention Revolutionary Road because here was a movie where the two actors—Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet—just didn’t seem to fit the way I read the Wheelers on the page. Ironically, Kathy Bates seemed to play the realtor exactly as I imagined her. I think it’s dangerous to imagine a novel on screen. A novel explores something much deeper than a screenplay ever can, and an actor can’t translate the source material without a talented screenwriter, director, producer, crew, etc. With that said, I’d love to see this novel be made into a film. I’d love Carey...[read on]
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