Friday, January 28, 2011

Eileen Cook's "The Education of Hailey Kendrick," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook.

The entry begins:
If they make my book, The Education of Hailey Kendrick, into a movie, deciding who I would want to play the lead roles is difficult. First I have to eliminate all the actors I want to meet (Johnny Depp, Colin Firth, Helen Mirren) just because I would find them interesting, versus because there was actually a role for them.

Then there is the challenge that unlike some authors, I don’t write my books with an actor in mind. In my mind the characters are real people, it’s like asking who you would want to play your parents if they made a movie of your life. There might be an actor that reminds you of your parents, but it isn’t the same as the real thing. I suspect this is why authors aren’t always invited onto movie sets. We’re constantly confusing our imaginary world with reality.

Despite all the problems of confusing imagination with reality, I had fun searching IMDB for the perfect cast. Emma...[read on]
Learn more about the author and her books at Eileen Cook’s website and blog.

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My Book, The Movie: The Education of Hailey Kendrick.

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