Saturday, August 13, 2011

Carson Morton's "Stealing Mona Lisa," the movie

This weekend's feature at My Book, The Movie: Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton.

The entry begins:
Stealing Mona Lisa is set in the colorful and romantic Paris of 1911. I definitely see it as a movie with the wonders of CGI doing the heavy lifting when it comes to depicting the City of Lights during the waning years of La Belle Époque. CGI would be an essential tool in bringing to life the dramatic flooding of Paris by the restless River Seine, the setting of the book’s climax. Indeed, the story began life as a screenplay. So here goes:

There is only one person who can play the mysterious mastermind of the scheme to steal The Mona Lisa and sell six copies to six American robber barons. Johnny Depp is the Marquis de Valfierno. To play the real object of his obsession and the “bird in a gilded cage” wife of industrialist Joshua Hart, I’d pick Rosamund...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Carson Morton's website.

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My Book, The Movie: Stealing Mona Lisa.

--Marshal Zeringue