Thursday, 7 April 2011
A new species of reader
brilliant sunshine, temps 4
Cooler than normal, but at least it's sunny!
this is a fun photo, sent yesterday by a reader named Annie. It's of her cat Phoebe reading Bury Your Dead. Belongs in a TS Eliot poem!
Got up early to drive Michael and his son Vic to the airport. They're off to Chicago for a guys weekend. Meeting oldest son, Mike, there. Mike is celebrating his 50th birthday, and Michael is celebrating his 77th. They staying on the Magnificent Mile, and going to a Second City show, and doing a Frank Lloyd Wright tour tomorrow - and going to another show Friday night.
They do this every year on the birthday weekend. last year the three of them did New York.
I have to say that Chicago is one of my favorite cities. don't get there nearly often enough. Last time we were there, a couple of years ago, Michael and I went on a fascinating river tour. Amazing stories from the history of that city.
Then, once I dropped them at the airport, I scooted home and then off to Nick's, on Greene Ave, for coffee with the head of the film studio. We talked about the films of the first two Gamache books.
It is such a different process - and while I'm an Exec on the project I thank God it's not my job to try to put the deal together. Money, production partners, other countries. all very intricate.
Anyway, right now it looks good. So interesting, though, to get some insight into how the film business works. I can't tell you much right now (it seems to involve farm animals, photoshop, and a few studio execs) but will fill you in as soon as I can.
A day away from writing today. have a newspaper interview in a few minutes. Watching Anatomy of a Murder - old Jimmy Stewart film. We own it, so this isn't the first time I've seen it. wonderful.
thanks for the casting suggestions, by the way. I'm making notes!