Sunday, November 08, 2009

Lawrence Watt-Evans' "Dragon Weather," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Dragon Weather by Lawrence Watt-Evans.

The entry begins:
The fact is, I try not to cast my novels -- I prefer to let the reader do it. I don't usually give much physical description of the protagonist, either, so that the reader can imagine himself in the role. (I know not every reader does that, but some do.)

But since you ask, let me consider one of my own favorites, Dragon Weather. I absolutely did not cast it when I was writing it, but I had a pretty good idea of what the characters were like, so looking back now, I can see who would fit. Alas, some of the ages aren't right, but allow me some impossibly good make-up, or maybe a little CGI, to fix that.

The book has a cast of hundreds, and I'm not going to try to find someone for every role; let's restrict it to the four most important characters.

I'm tired of the cliche of casting British actors for the villains and Americans for the heroes, but I can't help myself -- the chief villain, Lord Enziet, needs to be played by...[read on]
Learn more about the author and his work at Lawrence Watt-Evans' website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: Dragon Weather.

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