Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Jessica Soffer's "Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots by Jessica Soffer.

The entry begins:
In Apricots, I obsessed over characters’ particular, stray details, the weird ones, but I left out more overarching physical attributes. At least, I meant to. I believe in letting the reader fill in the blanks. Something fantastic happens when you’re reading and all of a sudden you realize that you’ve imagined Macbeth as the guy you see every morning at the coffee shop. That probably means that my version of Lorca (one of Apricots’ narrators) is not your Lorca. And my Victoria (another narrator) is not your Victoria. There might be mountains between us, which makes for tricky casting.

That said, I imagine Lorca as a breakthrough star. Remember Thirteen? How Evan Rachel Wood came out of nowhere and knocked our socks off? That idea—a face, a voice, a gesture that no one has seen before and has no expectations about—is what I’d hope for in a Lorca performance. I’d want to have no sense of how it could be done until it was done, and then boom. Spot on.

For Victoria, Lena...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Jessica Soffer's website.

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My Book, The Movie: Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots.

--Marshal Zeringue