January 31, 2008

On "The Road"


I'm currently reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road, which is going to be a damn depressing film. I do think Viggo Mortensen is inspired casting as the taciturn father struggling to keep his son alive in a post-apocalyptic hell. Am also just seeing that Charlize Theron is slated to appear as Mortensen's late wife in flashback scenes.

Meanwhile, I also just started reading Gore Vidal's Myra Breckinridge (love it!!). There's a 1970s adaptation starring Raquel Welch that promises to be fabulously campy indeed, but maybe it's time for a new version?

2 comments:

  1. Have you watched the Raquel Welch adaptation yet? It was too much for me, especially compared to some of the sophisticated tranny stuff that has been done since then, like Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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  2. I can definitely see Viggo as the father--but you're right, it's going to be seriously depressing. I just watched him in Eastern Promises the other day. He's sooo good at playing dark.

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