Friday, September 18, 2015

D. E. Ireland's "Move Your Blooming Corpse," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Move Your Blooming Corpse: An Eliza Doolittle & Henry Higgins Mystery (Volume 2) by D. E. Ireland.

The entry begins:
Lights! Camera! Action! It’s time to cast Move Your Blooming Corpse, the second book in our Edwardian mystery series. We are quite lucky because our books are based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, which later inspired the musical My Fair Lady. Since a number of people have taken on the roles of our main characters both onstage and onscreen, we already have a pool of actors to choose from. Photos of those we decide to cast as our characters are pinned onto our secret Pinterest board. This helps us “see” them while we’re writing a scene.

When it comes to our continuing troupe of characters – drawn from Shaw’s play and the musical – we can’t do better than the stars of the 1964 film My Fair Lady: Rex Harrison’s incomparable Henry Higgins and Audrey Hepburn’s charming Eliza Doolittle. We also wanted that movie’s Wilfred Hyde White to play our Colonel Pickering and Stanley Holloway to portray Eliza’s irrepressible father Alfred.

Unlike the 1964 film, our love-struck Freddy Eynsford Hill is played by Dan Stevens, otherwise known as Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey. The lovely star of The Princess Bride, Robin Wright, has been cast as his teenaged sister Clara, with Miranda...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at D. E. Ireland's website.

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