Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ellen Ullman's "By Blood," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: By Blood by Ellen Ullman.

The entry begins:
Gabriel García Márquez refused offers for a film based on One Hundred Years of Solitude. He said that a reader, after seeing the movie, would never again be able to see Colonel Aureliano Buendía as anyone but the actor. I have never forgotten that, because it agreed so completely with my experience.

In a novel, there's a private, interior sense of a story and its characters. Once a film is made, everything becomes...[read on]
Read more about By Blood at the Farrar, Straus and Giroux website.

The Page 69 Test: By Blood.

My Book, The Movie: By Blood.

--Marshal Zeringue