Here at Fulcrum, we do all our own stunts.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Readers, which books would you like to see adapted to film?


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About fulcrumpublishing
Founded in 1984, Fulcrum Publishing is one of the largest independent publishers in the country, with more than 450 active titles. The company maintains a high standard of quality and pride in its books, with the objective of encouraging readers to live life to the fullest and learn something new each day. Fulcrum Publishing specializes in general-interest nonfiction titles with focuses in public policy, education, Native American culture and history, travel and outdoor recreation, environmentalism, and gardening. Fulcrum is headquartered in Golden, Colorado. The Fulcrum Publishing blog is run and updated by Dani Perea. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, or ideas by e-mailing her at Dani[at]fulcrumbooks[dot com].

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