Friday, February 08, 2008

What is Ronald Harwood reading?

Ronald Harwood won an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Pianist and is nominated this year for his script for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

He talked to the Christian Science Monitor about his recent movie viewing and what kind of music he likes.

And what he's been reading:
The Mitford Letters, which are the letters of the five sisters of the Mitford family. They were all wonderful letter writers. They provide a fascinating picture of prewar British society, a subject that greatly interests me. I have a play coming up on the topic. Unity, one of the sisters, had a passionate love of Hitler. I'm so interested in why people abandoned their moral center. That process, the way people make moral decisions, fascinates me.
Read more about Harwood's view of music and movies.

--Marshal Zeringue