Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Next on the Silver Screen?

So apparently Hollywood has, from time to time, made a picture book into a movie. Somehow.

Entertainment Weekly has some suggestions for the next few adaptations, including how to expand a ten-sentence picture book into a 90-minute movie. For instance:
Green Eggs and Ham: The car of a notoriously irascible food critic (Bradley Cooper) breaks down in a small rural burg while he’s on his way to an awards ceremony in his honor. He soon finds that the only place in town to eat is the local diner, where a quirky fun-loving waitress Samantha Iams (Anna Faris) serves up her famous green eggs and ham along with a side of loveable antics. While he initially declines to try anything but coffee and toast, she refuses to take no for an answer and they both soon realize that the quickest way to a man’s heart really is through his stomach.
Sample Dialogue: “I realized something, Sam. Eggs are a lot like people. They’re fragile and if you’re not careful with them, they can break so easily. I think that’s why I acted like I did. I was afraid of breaking. But not anymore”
Hee. I also enjoy the fact that most of the comments on this tongue-in-cheek article are very serious.

Thanks to Bookshelves of Doom for the link.

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