Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lorna Landvik's "Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes)," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes): A Novel by Lorna Landvik.

The entry begins:
My terms during contract negotiations: I write the screenplay (I want Screenwriters Guild dental insurance!) and act in a minor comic role (maybe as Caroline’s evangelical Christian mother), and the film be directed by a woman (Mimi Leder or Greta Gerwig or Patty Jenkins). Other than that, I’m easy.

I never picture a real person or actor while I’m writing and in fact, while I feel I intimately know my characters, I see more their essence than their physicality but as a fan of old movies, I’d make suggestions like these to the casting director:

For Haze Evans, who appears in the book as a vibrant woman in her thirties — how about a young Rosalind Russell. For Haze Evans, who also appears as a comatose (!) octogenarian — how about an old...[read on]
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My Book, The Movie: Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes).

--Marshal Zeringue