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January 6, 2011 Leave a comment
As I read through Word and Film’s post “The Year in Books on Film,” I thought about my favorite Fulcrum titles that I’d like to see adapted for film (besides, of course, the Emmy-nominated Broken Trail—available on Netflix).
My picks for Fulcrum on Film:
Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection
Wouldn’t this make an amazing children’s series? Each tale could be rendered in a different style—traditional animation, stop-motion, even (dare I imagine) computer animation.
Tattooed Lady: A History
Someday, I hope this book becomes a Deadwood or Boardwalk Empire–esque period drama in all its sepia-toned, traveling-carnival glory, with a thumping, gypsy punk soundtrack à la Gogol Bordello and DeVotchKa.
Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and the Dangerously Funny
This book should be adapted by a documentary filmmaker immediately. The stand-up comics in this book would all make for hilarious and fascinating interviews, not to mention all the stand-up footage that could be included.
Smaldone: The Untold Story of an American Crime Family
Who doesn’t have a weakness for mob movies? This book has so many great elements: fedoras, bootlegging, cigars, and a man named Checkers. I’d like to see this book adapted to stand alongside those other epic mafia flicks, Goodfellas and The Godfather.
Readers, which books would you like to see adapted to film?